CLOSE PROTECTION

Providing security and protection solutions worldwide.

Close Protection, Executive Protection, Bodyguard

Bahrain 2013

Whether you are travelling short-term on vacation or a business trip to regions or locations of risk, or require a more permanent security solution to more easily and safely facilitate everyday activities, now in my 50s and specialising in the client who requires someone a bit older in their business / social environment, I provide an exclusive, professional and discreet client-based (not security company contracted) civilian close protection service and consultancy directly to individuals worldwide.

Securing environments, minimising risks, and providing emergency contingency planning

I employ a holistic approach to maximizing security by liaising appropriately with local authorities, police and other security services, incorporating real-time intelligence, and continually updating local, regional and national threat and risk assessments resulting in the implemention of security strategies and detailed plans that can help increase security, and deter and reduce threats. With my huge database of protection specialists in 56 countries, I can also quickly source other additional male and female professional protection specialists worldwide if needed.

Maturity, professionalism and expertise

A little about me...

I started in the industry in the early '90s and formed the WFB, an international bodyguard membership organisation that eventually became the biggest in the world. The WFB also formed one of the very first commercial civilian Close Protection training courses in the UK, back in the time when training was rigorous and challenging, and only the very best passed – with many going onto long international careers in the industry. As well as having a regular training base in Wales, I became Head of International Training for the WFB and travelled to Russia, Sweden and Iceland many, many times teaching Close Protection. I have also spend four years living in the Middle East and a year permanently based in Moscow. In the year 2001, the WFB was sold to a subsidiary of a multi-national security company (and subsequently dismantled a few years later), and I semi-retired from full-time CP operations and training to concentrate on short-term contract only operations, and to write; I am now the author of 24 titles on a range of diverse subjects, from true crime to poetry, including Finding Work as a Close Protection Specialist - the most widely read industry manual of its kind. I also formed the British Bodyguard Association, founded The Circuit magazine - the industry's leading magazine for Close Protection Officers - and originally published The International Directory of Security & Close Protection.

Peace of mind, security and safety

Contact...

Based between Juffair, Bahrain, and Norfolk, UK.

T: + 44 (0) 7508 833 433

E: Robin@RobinBarrattCloseProtection.com

E: RobinBarratt@yahoo.com

 

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UK THREAT LEVEL...

The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is SEVERE (an attack is highly likely).

TRAINING CONSULTANCY...

As well as close protection services, I also provide a civilian  protection based training and security consultancy service to both security companies and their staff, and individuals worldwide.

TRAVEL ADVICE...

Western countries and their interests overseas remain prime targets for international terrorist groups like ISIS and Al Qaida. Terrorists often try to attack places frequented by Westerners. These could include locations where crowds gather such as social and retail venues, tourist sites and transport networks (rail, road and airports) , and have orchestrated a number of shootings and close quarter attacks targeting Westerners, in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe.

*Source: MI5, 2017.

TRAVEL ALERTS...

14/12/17

Bangladesh
While the last terrorist attacks to take place occurred in March 2017, targeting security forces, there is a risk that future attacks could target public gatherings. There’s also the risk that foreign nationals could be directly targeted in future attacks.

 

12/12/17

USA

On 11 December there was an explosion at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, 42nd Street and 8th Ave, Manhattan, New York. The suspect has been arrested. As a result of this incident you may see additional police across the city including at transport hubs. You should remain vigilant at all times.

 

10/12/17

USA
Large wildfires continue to affect the Southern California region. Thousands are still under mandatory evacuation orders in Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Diego Counties.

 

09/12/17

Democratic Republic of the Congo

At least 15 peacekeepers have been killed in an attack by Islamists.

 

08/12/17

Middle East
There may be protests and demonstrations in some Middle Eastern and North African countries as a result of the US announcement on the status of Jerusalem; you should avoid any demonstrations and follow instructions of the local police authorities.

 

07/12/17

Ethiopia
a German tourist was shot and killed and an Ethiopian guide shot and wounded while sightseeing at Erta Ale, north-east Ethiopia. Travel to this area should only bewith a recognised tour company supported by an armed police or military escort.

 

06/12/17

Georgia
The United National Movement are planning a major demonstration in the centre of Tblisi on 6 December 2017.

 

Source: Gov.uk

STATS...

The 25 most dangerous countries in the world: 1. Syria, 2. Afghanistan, 3. Iraq, 4. South Sudan, 5. Yemen, 6. Somalia, 7. Libya, 8. Central African Republic, 9. Sudan, 10. Ukraine, 11. Democratic Republic of the Congo, 12. Pakistan, 13. Russia, 14. North Korea, 15. Nigeria, 16. Lebanon, 17. Colombia, 18. Turkey, 19. Palestine, 20. Israel, 21. Venezuela, 22. Mexico, 23. Burundi, 24. Mali, and 25. Egypt. The UK is ranked 122nd between Ghana and Zambia. The USA is ranked 50th, between El Salvador and Rwanda. The safest country in the world is Iceland.

*Source: Global Peace Index 2017.

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