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Security detail

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United States Secret Service Special Agents protecting the President of the United States

A security detail, often known as a PSD (protective services detail, personal security detachment, personal security detail) or PPD (personal protection detail), is a protective team assigned to protect the personal security of an individual or group. PSDs can be made up of multiple federal and state government organisations, military personnel, law enforcement agents and/or private security contractors or private military contractors.

U.S. Marine Corps[edit]

In the U.S. Marine Corps, an individual's security team is called a "personal security detachment" and is assigned to the Personal Security Company.[1][2]

Private security[edit]

PSD teams are often made up of private security personnel. Organizations such as Constellis, DynCorp and Triple Canopy, Inc. and their internal and external security departments offer armed security teams to clients traveling to war zones and areas deemed dangerous by the State Department.[3][4][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ "1/1 PSD Protects Commander, Views Change". US Marine Corps. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  2. ^ Marine Corps News - Security detail escorts battlefield leader through dangerous missions Archived October 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-02-26. Retrieved 2008-02-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Riding Shotgun in Baghdad with Blackwater's Security Detail - Popular Mechanics Archived January 13, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "PSD, Private Security In Iraq". Bravocompanyusa.com. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  6. ^ Taxi driver shot dead by private guard in Baghdad | Iraq Updates Archived October 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Highly-Trained Prior Military and Experienced PSD Wanted for Various Assignments". Defense Review. 2011-03-15. Archived from the original on August 7, 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-12.

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