4 Basic Protection Detail Positions – Executive Protection – Bodyguard – Security – Certification – Course 5-17-2013

When you’re fortunate enough to have a client that can afford a 5 agent team, you can assign each agent a specific position.  Now, depending on what formation the environment calls for… some shifting will occur.  We’ll cover formations in a future training blog.

For now, lets review the basic positions:

(1) The Proximity Agent or Detail Leader

The Proximity Agent or ‘Detail Leader’ walks to the right of the principal. The Detail Leader should be within arms reach of the principal.  He/she is responsible for covering and removing the principal in the event of an attack.

(2) The Point Agent

The Point Agent guides the team, blocks and defends against potential threats from the front of the protective formation.

(3) The Flank Agent ( 2 agents… one on each side)

The Flank Agent blocks and defends against potential threats from the sides of the protective formation.

(4) The Rear Agent

The Rear Agent blocks and defends against potential threats from the rear of the protective formation.

 

That’s all for this lesson… stay safe and have a great week!

 

Brian K. Allen, Director

International Security Training, LLC

 


Comments

4 Basic Protection Detail Positions – Executive Protection – Bodyguard – Security – Certification – Course 5-17-2013 — 13 Comments

  1. Great info. Basic but simple and straight forward. Especially the response to Masudi’s question. How do we get additional info that goes a bit further re. the duties and actions/functions of the various positions etc.

    • Hi Dwayne, there are several books that you should be able to find at a local library under the topic “Executive Protection”. That would be the best free option. If funds permit, you can enroll in our online course.

      Take care,
      Brian

    • No sir. For a home, we’d want to have agents posted at each entrance, the driveway entrance and a roving agent as well.

      For a convoy, obviously $$$ will be a factor. A standard 3 vehicle convoy would have a Lead, Main, and Tail vehicle. All drivers should be trained in how to keep intervals, change lanes, etc.

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