Executive Protection Assessments

Be sure your executive protection plan is protecting you and your assets.

What is the Purpose of an Executive Protection (EP) Program?

An EP program is designed to establish guidelines for minimizing the risk of and, if necessary, reaction to criminal, terrorist, and those wishing to smear the image of specific individuals and their immediate families; in their offices, residences, commuting and while traveling domestically and internationally. An EP program and risk assessment process should ensure appropriate security protection commensurate with any identified terrorist, criminal or other threat in any environment – including the internet.


Why is an Assessment Necessary?

Besides the obvious reasons behind wanting to make sure the EP program is appropriate, there is always a consideration of cost, as an EP program can become very costly, very quickly. Often times a Corporations Board of Directors will order such a review for similar reasons and to comply with its mandate of due diligence. And lastly, individuals feel the need for such a program and they want to ensure they are getting the most qualified personnel that can actually do the job effectively as well as efficiently.


What does an assessment consist of?

If an EP program already exists:
TWG will review all policies, processes and protocols currently in place and compare it to the current level of risk, industry standards, and realistic EP procedures as developed by the United States Secret Service in order to develop the standard for your EP program.
The review will examine the level of service currently provided and determine if it is appropriate to meet the existing or perceived threat and potential vulnerabilities to the Chief Executive Officer or any other protectee you designate in any environment. This by the very nature of EP incorporates the review of, but is not limited to:

  • All SOP’s dealing with EP, safety and security for all personnel
  • All operational plans dealing with EP, safety and security for all personnel
  • All intelligence, risk and threat assessment processes and procedures
  • All safety, security and EP training programs
  • All emergency and crisis response plans and the incident management procedures
  • Specific strategies for recognized high-risk situations
  • The team environment and the use of different levels of protection and of external experts
  • Additional prevention and intervention strategies and protocols
  • Review of current safety/security technological implementation for all personnel
  • Review of current costs

TWG’s developed standard will also determine if, given the perceived threat level and profile, a 24-hour security program is necessary for the designated protectee(s). If requested and agreed upon, a secondary assessment of the potential threats and vulnerabilities of other senior executives and members of the Board of Directors can be accomplished. Finally, TWG will assess the security program as it relates to the requirements of the 1984 Tax Reform Act, Section 132 for proper tax deductions.


If an EP program does not exist:
There is always a need to balance security response to the actual or perceived threat. TWG will look at what is really needed to increase security coverage as required by the potential threat. This may mean a phased security threat response rather than impose expensive, restrictive executive protection requirements on an ongoing basis. Once that is determined, recommendations can be made to put into place appropriate:

  • SOP’s for the EP program
  • Operational plans for the EP program
  • Intelligence, risk and threat assessment processes and procedures
  • Safety, security and EP training programs
  • Emergency and crisis response plans and incident management procedures
  • Specific strategies for recognized high-risk situations
  • What an EP team environment consists of, the use of different levels of protection and of external experts
  • Additional necessary prevention and intervention strategies and protocols
  • Appropriate safety/security technological implementation for all environments of the protectee (home, office, auto, etc.)
  • Appropriate salaries and expenses for the EP program

Why Should TWG Develop or Assess Your EP Program?

Our primary staff consists of former United States Secret Service Agents who worked Presidential and/or Vice-Presidential details and/or Protective Intelligence Units.
We do an actual needs assessment, often referred to as a threat analysis. A true threat analysis not only deals with the safety and security of a specific person, but the procedures necessary for handling potentially dangerous or embarrassing situations that may threaten the safety of the individual, the company and/or their families.
We will identify those situations most likely to present a threat; the methods most likely to be utilized to create a threat, harassment or embarrassment; and the potential vulnerability to the identified threat(s).
We substantiate our recommendations by benchmarking several companies and/or individuals similar in size and potential risk to confirm industry standards.