In the following pages are samples of forms that can be used by protec-
tive teams for a whole host of different needs during a threat situation.
The goal is for teams not having to reinvent the wheel when dealing with
these situations. Feel free to copy and modify them, and make your own.
These are provided only as suggestions.
Personal Security Tips—A handout that has been modied from a
variety of other forms and handouts. Its purpose is to be given to
a person upon the initial receipt of a threat whether determined
to be legitimate or not.
Personal Medical Information—This is to be lled out by all pro-
tectees and team members prior to any protective operation. The
sheets should be sealed in an envelope, signed on the seal, and pro-
vided to the team leader who holds them until the operation is com-
pleted. At that time they should be returned to the individual.
Risk Model Worksheet—A sample form that can be used in assess-
ing the threat/risk faced by an individual.
OPSEC Spreadsheet—This sheet is designed to allow for a protec-
tive team to monitor what teams, safe houses, equipment, vehi-
cles, etc., were used during operations in an effort to preserve
PERSONAL SECURITY TIPS
At the Residence
• Install solid wood, berglass, or steel doors and front entrance
• Install and/or rekey all deadbolt locks on all exterior doors includ-
ing between main home and garage (use only quality brands,
such as Schlage).
• If new residence, perform change prior to moving in.
• A door chain is not secure and can easily be forced open; consider
installation of oor-mounted door bar.
• Install locks on all windows and consider the placement of dowel
rods into the window tracks to prevent easy opening.
• Install a wide-angle viewer in all exterior doors.
• Remove or thin vegetation around doors and windows (prevent-
ing someone hiding prior to attack, and allowing someone brak-
ing in to be seen by neighbors and friends.
• Install motion sensor lights on exterior of home to discourage
prowling and loitering.
• On all entrances and walkways, install lights bright enough to
• Install timer switches on lights in living rooms, guest rooms, etc.,
to feign that the home is occupied.
• Use “no solicitors” signs at front doorways to discourage strang-
ers from coming to the door.
• If you are going to be away from the home, have the mail stopped,
or have a neighbor or friend pick it up along with the newspaper.
• Provide a duplicate house key to relative, trusted friend, or neigh-
bor in case of lock out.
• NEVER hide house keys in mailboxes, planters, doormats, or
other locations where they can be easily discovered.
• Do not have personal identication attached to keys.
• Be able to separate vehicle key from house keys (provide valets,
mechanics, etc., only with the car key)
• If keys are lost, have all locks rekeyed.
If a Stranger Is at Your Door
• Never indicate you are home alone.
• When home, try not to open the door to a stranger.
• Use wide-angle door viewers to see who is there.
• Ask to see identication of individuals at your door whom you
are not familiar with (including police ofcers, repairmen, etc).
• Do not open the door to a stranger requesting help or the use of
your telephone. Offer to make the telephone call yourself while
the stranger waits outside.
• Never allow a stranger into a security entrance.
• Children should not answer the door.