We have recently have been privileged in meeting and hearing the President of the United States of America speak at our school. Before his arrival we, and the secret service would had to have perform risk management approach ensuring the safety of the president and everyone in the vicinity of the president. It is important that before his arrival we are able to identify all the potential risks when he comes to Hartford. Secondly after identifying the risks we given the task of dealing, and prevention of these risks.
Do to the high profile and importance the president is to our nation we need make sure and guarantee his safety from the airport to the University of Hartford and back again on to Air Force One. There are many risks when transporting such an important person. Risks include terrorist attack where someone plants bombs or IED on campus. There is also the threat of potential a gunman/gunmen while the president is speaking or when they are transporting him to his desired destination. It is a lot more difficult to protect Obama when he is not in the white house. Other risks may include trespassers or unwanted people entering the campus while the president is speaking. The president is very vulnerable when he steps out of his plane and when he is outside getting out of armored limo.
He is also very vulnerable when he standing alone giving his speech on the stage. All of these risks are possible and its important we realize that they are there. After identifying the risks associated with the Presidents visit we now have to deal with them. As protocol we normally transport the president in the Beast a heavily armored limo that can deflect any attacks. We also have two identical limos so that if attacked the chance of someone picking the right car is minimized. Incase the limo is unprintable or there is something that prevents the President from driving to the school we have helicopters that can transport him by air to the campus. With the many roads leading to the campus we map the quickest way to get there and all emergency roads routes that can be used in emergency.
In the invitation we sent out to the school, we kindly ask people to not bring any bottles and as few possessions as possible to ensure nothing dangerous enters the gym. To prevent a complete loss in leadership if the President was to be left incapable of leading the nation we normally never bring both the President and Vice President to the same place and we are always able to have someone left in charge. To take preventive actions against all risks, we are only allowing students, teachers of the University of Hartford to attend, and those who are personally invited by the White House. Secondly either police or secret service teams will guard all entrances and exits. We are thus able to limit the number of outsiders from entering the premises of the school and gym. We are also going to have all roads that the motorcade is going to be traveling on so that there is no obstruction and the president can get to his destination. To prevent any potential risks like gunmen from entering the gymnasium that may be a threat to the president all secret service members are armed to protect the perimeter and eliminate the threat. Along with armed security we are having airport like security, which metal detectors so that anything like guns or other lethal weapons will be detected.
With the threat of possible terrorist attacks, bomb-sniffing dogs are going to be deployed to sniff out any explosives all throughout the sports center and campus. Lastly incase the roads are blocked while driving and there is a potential threat within the area, Marine 1 will be on standby to airlift the president immediately to the airport where he board Air force 1. With all these risks identified we were able to take the appropriate actions necessary to prevent them. With well planning a guarantee that the president will have safe passage to and from the school. On the campus we make sure that there is no possible points of entry for a dangerous person to enter, and to make sure no weapons which may make its way into the build or on the campus.