VIP Protection

IKMF VIP Protection

As crime and criminals get more and more sophisticated they, more often than ever, go after business-men, political figures, movie stars, companies & firms; executives and other Very Important People. The criminals’ objective can be to get ransom, change political balance, rob, make a name for themselves, get revenge or other reasons that can result in the injury or death of the VIP.

Today, more than ever before, the professional VIP Protector is needed to ensure the safety of those under threat anywhere on the globe. The Israeli Defense Forces have the reputation & the experience of training special units, from Commando to SWAT, from Anti Terrorists to VIP Protection.

VIP INTRODUCTION

Attack on VIP and political assassinations are effective and highly prestigious, Death of an opponent practically ends the competition between enemies or rivals by the victory of the assassinators or by those who sent him. The ability to attack a political person means that the political way his supports come to its end. The death of the political leader means change and victory to his enemies. The cheapest and most effective protection is to take the VIP out of reach but as it is not realistic we need to compromise. As in many cases VIP wants maximum exposure and the VIP protection need minimum exposure. The purpose of this document is to present the training program of the security personal and the VIP bodyguard. In this document we cover also aspect of securing any kind of facility as pub and aspect of teaching method.

MOTIVES

POLITICAL MOTIVE

In Principle the opposition group that wants to be in power or rule the country is politically motivated. From Mr. Gandhi (1869 – 1948) till Mr. Rafik Haariri (1956-2007) we have series of assassination which will be never stop probably.

PERSONAL MOTIVE

Due to illness circumstances ego problems or just hate we see violence incidents accrue in Club Street in everybody’s personal life In every place we live.

PROTECTION CIRCLES

The common VIP security system is usually based on the idea of Protection Circles. What the Head of Security usually does is he places three “Protection Circles” around the VIP – Distant, Median and Close. The Distant Circle is usually the easiest to penetrate and its purpose is mostly for deterring. This circle usually consists of law enforcement personnel that scan the crowd, looking for known suspects. The Median Circle’s purpose is to reject unauthorized persons from reaching the Close Circle. The outcome of utilizing the Median Circle is that it creates a “Sterile Zone” between itself and the Close Circle.

The Close Circle is the last line of defense, and it is considered a system failure if a hostile person reaches the Close Circle. This Circle is constructed from the VIP’s Bodyguards, whose job is to protect the VIP at any cost (as opposed to Political VIP protection, Private VIP protection usually consists of only this circle). While the Distant and Median Circles are used for deterrence and will repel the hostile person from the VIP, usually by use of technology (Security cameras, metal detectors etc) – the Close Circle is used to protect the VIP by first protecting him physically and then removing him from harm’s way.

This is done using the Human Factor and less by technological means. The main problem with VIP protection is that a Person becomes a Very Important Person because of his public exposure, and he would like to keep that exposure to the fullest. For VIP protection, this is a nightmare, because Maximum Exposure is a definite contradiction to Maximum Security. The easiest way to protect a VIP is to lock him up in a safe house, with no-one coming in – For a person who thrives on public exposure, this idea does not serve his needs.

How do we resolve this contradiction? By allowing more people to come through the Distant and Median Circles and tightening the Close Circle, and relying on the Bodyguards to stop any intrusion. Because of the close range and the short reaction time allowed, the main tool of protection in this situation is Krav Maga.