EXECUTIVE AND VIP PROTECTION
Executive Protection, Personal Protection or Close Protection involves protecting a person in a covert manner by highly skilled and trained professionals. These professionals stay in close proximity to the person in question, which allows them to take immediate action if the need arises. At the same time, executive protection specialists must allow the individual to move freely and maintain a normal life. Threats facing an executive or VIP today can vary widely depending on the individual’s profile, including the size of the company and the industry the person is in. As such, protecting an individual is a very different discipline from securing a facility, and every executive protection specialist knows that.
At American Eagle Investigations, we provide executive protection and VIP security to a wide range of clients across the New York area. We understand that executive protection involves a great deal of planning in order for both the individual and our team to remain inconspicuous. An executive cannot be locked down like an entrance to a building: There are numerous ways for an attacker to get to him/her, including through family members.
Before we begin a job, we take the time to conduct a thorough risk analysis to answer questions such as:
- Why does this person need protection?
- Is there a history of threats against the individual?
- Do they travel frequently to dangerous places?
- Does their family also need protection?
- Do they normally keep a high or low profile?
Once we have determined the needs of the individual, we move on to finding out the details of their public and private life to ensure security from every angle. This is called a “principle profile,” and it requires the individual’s full cooperation.
The term “executive protection professional” should tell you all you need to know about the individual you are hiring. At American Eagle, you are hiring a highly trained individual who has experience in defensive driving, medical training, defense against a sudden attack, physical fitness, and excellent judgment to assess threats and employ the appropriate countermeasures. Not only that, but every one of our NYC private investigators has the ability to become a mirror image of the person under protection in professional dress and demeanor.
If you believe that you may be in need of executive or VIP protection, please call American Eagle Investigations at 212-344-8997 and we will be happy to discuss you individual needs. We will then conduct a threat assessment and provide our recommendations.