Close protection - Executive Protection and Celebrity protection
Gothia Protection Group [GPG] has national authorisation from the Swedish County Administrative Board for security operations. In addition GPG belongs to a group of only seven companies in the country which have special authorisation and approval from the Swedish National Police Board (RPS) to provide Close Protection Officers which could include armed security personnel.
This special authorisation “demands education and competence” and stipulates that; “the company must be of such size and be of an organisational structure so that security activities have the order and focus that is required”. GPG is also authorised by the British Security Industry Authority to conduct international security and personal protection operations and is an approved supplier to the UN.
GPG plans, designs and performs for individuals who, due to their profession or situation can be threatened or attacked. From a security risk assessment, mitigating measures are designed and implemented to protect the threatened party and those closest to them. GPG support the threatened party by taking the measures deemed necessary.
Life continues as usual
The ambition of the security program is to reach the required level of security with minimal interference to the targets life. This is achieved by taking measures such as minimal exposure of personal details, report routines, restraining orders, checks of any visitors, travel planning, education, threat analysis, the installation of technical aids such as surveillance cameras, alarms, residential protection, etc…
GPG works independently and discreetly with the objective of prevention. In the case where continuous need for Close Protection Officers are required or requested, the protection details will be tailored after consultation with the threatened party. All activities are seen through with complete discretion by specially trained personal protection personnel.
Prestigious International Security Assignments
GPG conducts security and protection operations on an international basis and places great value on its customer relationships, which range from artists and the business elite, to royalty and state representatives. For example, GPG has been the obvious choice to provide personal protection during the World Economic Forum held annually in Davos, Switzerland. Because of strict confidentiality requirements, GPG cannot name them on this website but references will be made available on request.
Protection of celebrities and artists often require a tailored approach and a different tactic than that which is used for executives and other principals. GPG has significant experience within this field of operations and therefore often responsible of the management of the security of celebrities and dignitaries, from visiting mega stars to local artists.
Security arrangements are designed to every unique situation with the objective to satisfy both the safety and the wellbeing of the VIP, producers and other of interests in connection with:
- Concerts and appearances
- Book and records signings
- At recording locations
- Social situations
- Other times of exposure to the public
GPG’s personnel have an important understanding of this exposed industry and understand the different situations that can arise, and know how to manage press, fans, stalkers and other situations. The Protection Officers use tact and diplomacy in confrontations and are professional in their work.
GPG clients include leading concert promoters, record and film companies, publishers and other producers of celebrity related events as well as a number of well known artists that use GPG for security within their private lives.
GPG performs security operations throughout the world and has great operative experience of working in, and adapting to, different environments and cultures.