US Army Military Police School
by the U.S. Army
The President of the United States is one of
the most heavily-guarded persons on the planet. An army of protection
professionals are assigned to him, including advance men, site
security professionals and personal bodyguards, all backed by
emergency response teams and local law enforcement. Yet President
Reagan was shot by a wacked-out kid with a revolver.
This proves that no matter what precautions
are taken or how many people are assigned to the task, the safety
of any client is not guaranteed. The only thing a professional
bodyguard can do is be as prepared as possible.
Protective Services is not some fictional account
of the glamorous life of a bodyguard. This manual was prepared
by the U.S. Army Military Police School as part of the training
for police escorts. It contains information and techniques used
by the Secret Service, State Department and U.S. Marshall Service
in the protection of diplomats and other high-ranking officials.
The information presented here is designed to
be used by one-person or small protective teams as well as large-scale,
multi-unit efforts. Bodyguarding isn't the easy or glamorous job
you see on television. Your life and the life of your client are
always on the line. Yet 99 out of 100 times everything goes smoothly.
The best you can do is be prepared. One of the best manuals ever
written on protective services is available to you.
8 1/2 x 11 140 pages