You are the agent in charge of a four person security detail protecting a music industry celebrity. This evening you are en route to the Grammy Awards. In the limousine’s front seat is the driver and you as agent in charge. In the rear seat is the celebrity and his/her companion.
One other agent of your detail is driving behind you in the chase car, and the fourth agent is awaiting your arrival at the Grammy’s having conducted a security advance. As you arrive at the Grammy’s, you visually locate your advance agent and as planned, your driver/agent pulls the vehicle curbside directed by the advance agent.
Upon arrival, you open the rear limo door for your celebrity client and he/she exits and begins to walk slowly toward the front door to the convention center hosting the ceremony. You position yourself to the rear of the celebrity and the advance agent walks ahead of the client.
At this point, you observe a man with a gun at his side break through the ropes that are securing the press and run towards the celebrity. You can see that the conference center has security agents stationed nearby, and local law enforcement is on scene.
How do you handle this situation? Choose one of the below responses:
a.) You pull your client down to the sidewalk and assume your advance agent will neutralize the threat.
b.) You grab your client, turn him/her around, simultaneously pushing their head down, and as fast as possible move back toward the limousine. When you get back to the limo you push your client back into the car, keeping their head down and covering their body, the vehicle evacuates the scene, chase car providing additional
c.) Both you and the advance agent draw your weapons and engage the potential assassin.
d.) You continue walking assuming this potential threat will be neutralized by the local police.
What is your answer?