Various States to Prevent Kidnapping essay
It's, a subject no one wants to talk about. Crimes committed against executives in North America are unreported; no one keeps statistics, not even the FBI. As a rule, when companies are queried about their executive protection policies, mum's the word--the boardroom doors are firmly shut.
"There's no research base in this field, no data on types or frequency of threats," says William Cunningham, CPP, coauthor of The Hallcrest Report II: Private Security Trends (1970) to 2000), a research study underwritten by the US Department of Justice profiling the growth and changed in the private security industry. "Those [executive protection policies] are carefully guarded crown jewels in a company because [the concept] is negative and embarrassing. It's not the kind of thing companies like to promote."