Over the past 20 years, the imperative of keeping people, assets, resources, and commodities safe in high threat environments has taken on new meaning. The terrorist bombings of U.S. embassies and installations, the 9/11 attacks, and the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Ukraine have significantly increased the challenges of securing infrastructure and protecting diplomats and government officials.
For example, when the US officials visit high threat locations such as embassies or airbases, they must be protected from the moment they wake up, travel to the facility, perform their duties, and return safely at the end of the day. Whether mobile or static, any threats must be detected, mitigated, and deterred – without impinging on that person’s ability to operate freely, no matter how high the threat level.
High threat security and protection in action
Acuity’s Global Missions Solutions team understands the need to balance security with mission objectives. We are a trusted partner for risk management solutions that detect and deter a full spectrum of threats, including active shooters, explosives, kidnapping, facility breaches, and other incidents.
Our strategic leadership team has more than 250 years of experience in various risk management and mitigation fields in dangerous and austere environments, including defense operations, law enforcement, logistics and base operations, and more.
Furthermore, our high-threat protective services personnel are the best in the world. Before any assignment, they must meet stringent mental, physical, and moral qualifications, have proper security clearances, and undertake extensive standards-driven training.
Together, we integrate operation and mission planning, risk assessment, security services, and state-of-the-art technology and cyber operations to enhance situational awareness, manage client movement, secure critical infrastructure, and deploy quick-reaction personnel.
Wherever the mission takes a client, we are one step ahead with a full-scope analysis. In addition to conducting a threat intelligence assessment of the destination, we pinpoint enroute egress points, nearby medical facilities, safe place locations, and friendly allies in the vicinity. Our security teams know the blood types and medical conditions of the individuals under their protection and are accompanied by highly trained rapid response medical teams. They are also well-equipped to quickly remove our at-risk individuals, no matter how mobility-challenged they may be.
Navigating new realities
One of our strengths services is our ability to adapt to changing realities. For example, during the pandemic, when commercial air travel was halted, we chartered private aircraft so that we could quickly deploy our teams at limited notice to support and secure the ongoing missions of our clients.
The results speak for themselves. We can report no significant incidents since the inception of our protective services.
Making, and exceeding, the grade
We also consistently exceed Program Management Review (PMR) and Contractor Performance Assessment Review (CPAR) requirements and are credited for the best practices that we implement.
Furthermore, we are the first U.S. company to meet worldwide ANSI/ASIS PSC.1-2012 standards, which ensure the quality of private security operations in support of international defense and diplomatic security missions.
Making the grade is a vital part of our commitment to our clients and why we’re consistently recognized as one of the world’s preeminent high threat security solutions providers to a broad array of government agencies.
Mike Reynolds is Acuity’s Sector President of Global Missions and has more than 36 years of experience of executing and aligning law enforcement and protective services with business objectives. Mike joined Acuity in 2020 as a program manager for risk management, supporting U.S. Department of State task orders in Erbil, Iraq, and Mogadishu, Somalia. Prior to joining Acuity, his roles included Law Enforcement Police Commander (Retired), Department of Defense Operations, and Program Manager for U.S. Department of State Security Forces at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. He also served as the Deputy Program Manager for U.S. Security Forces at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq.
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