Executive Protection

104105Protective measures may include home security systems, "bodyguards", armored vehicles and vehicle scramble plans, mail screenings, private jet travel, background checks for employees, and other precautions.

Executive protection (EP) may also provide security for immediate and/or extended family members to prevent kidnapping and extortion.

Executive protection is its own highly specialized field within the private security industry. Elite executive protection professionals have specialized training in executive protection, driving, first aid, and marksmanship.

In the United States, executive protection services are regulated at the state level and in most cases require licensing, insurance, training and a separate concealed carry permit. The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (HR-218) does not serve as a license for off-duty law enforcement officers to provide executive protective services. Hiring unlicensed, uninsured protection services, including those offered by off-duty law enforcement officers, creates direct liability for the client.

A bona fide executive protection firm should be able to provide you with their:

  • State-issued Corporate Business License (HR-218 or status as a retired law enforcement officer does not replace this document)
    State-issued registration to provide protective services (HR-218 or status as a retired law enforcement officer does not replace this document)
  • Copy of current liability insurance
  • Personal certificates of initial and ongoing executive protection training for each agent
  • State-issued registrations to provide protective services for each agent
  • State-issued registrations allowing the agent to carry weapons for professional use. (HR-218 or status as a retired law enforcement officer does not replace this document)
  • State-issued concealed carry permits for each agent (HR-218 may replace this document)

An executive protection team may have agents performing in a variety of roles to better protect the client, including:

  • Detail Leader
  • Assistant Detail Leader (Detail Manager)
  • Tactical Commander
  • Motorcade Lead
  • Advance Lead
  • Mobile Agent
  • Static Agent
  • Protective Intelligence Agent

Executive protection occasionally becomes an item of general public interest, usually when it fails. For example:

  • On July 19, 2011, Rupert Murdoch was pied in London during a Parliamentary hearing.
  • In 1998, Microsoft founder Bill Gates was pied in Belgium.

Plain clothes agents can also work in conjunction with Uniformed Security Officers in situations such as crowd control, undercover operations and retail security.

These types of operations require discretion and expertise to accomplish the goals of management or other operational needs.

MPS Security has an extensive portfolio managing these types of operations and can provide experienced officers for undercover and plain clothes operations.

  • Uniformed Security Officers
  • Undercover Officers
  • Courtesy Desk Officers
  • Loss Prevention
  • Security Surveillance Cameras
  • Access Control
  • Security Patrols
  • 24-Hour Coverage
  • Lock / Unlock Responsibilities
  • Liability Awareness
  • Reporting
  • Specialized Services
  • Temporary Security

Private Investigations

MPS Security offers private investigation services through its parent company, National Business Investigations, Inc (NBI).  MPS Security is licensed division of National Business Investigations, Inc.

For private, corporate and legal investigation inquires, please call 866-624-8050


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