A security detail more often known as a PSD, standing for Protective Services Detail, Personal Security Detachment, or Personal Security Detail is a protective team assigned to protect the personal security of an individual or group. PSDs can be made up of military personnel, private security contractors, or law enforcement agents.
U.S. Marine Corps
PSD teams are often made up of private security personnel. Organizations such as Academi's security department, Obelisk, International LLC, DynCorp, EOD Technology, inc., Triple Canopy, Inc., Laconia Consulting Group, MVM, Saber Teams LLC. and Praetorian International Consultancy Ltd offer armed security teams to clients traveling in war zones.
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- Marine Corps News - Security detail escorts battlefield leader through dangerous missions[dead link]
- Riding Shotgun in Baghdad with Blackwater's Security Detail - Popular Mechanics[dead link]
- "PSD, Private Security In Iraq". Bravocompanyusa.com. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
- Taxi driver shot dead by private guard in Baghdad | Iraq Updates[dead link]
- "Highly-Trained Prior Military and Experienced PSD Wanted for Various Assignments". Defense Review. 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2013-07-12.[dead link]
- Human Rights First; Private Security Contractors at War: Ending the Culture of Impunity (2008)