If you have a high-value target to protect from stalking situations, the process can be complicated, but it doesn’t need to be if you follow our simple process. Most threats begin as a result of verbal communication, whether in person or some electronic means. No matter if your client or executive is just moving around town, attending a convention, or visiting family, it is important to know who is lurking in the shadows.
Some who turn out not to be immediate physical stalking threats are people whom we consider to be ‘proximity seekers’. These are folks who may not have a violent history, but still seem to be persistent when it comes to making physical contact with said celebrity or executive. The problem is, some of them escalate their efforts to physical levels when not dealt with properly. We have been quelling these threats for decades and here is our secret…
The MI:33 stalking solution comes down to a few basic principles. The first is that you must pay attention to the smallest, and sometimes apparently insignificant threats. Most mean nothing, but one of them will percolate to the top and survive to make problems for your client.
Once you have identified this individual, you need to enter the “getting to know you” phase. Even though a background check can be important to help determine a criminal/violent history, most major threats have no official record of such history. This is why we pride ourselves in getting to the root of the stalking subject’s personal issues. This means doing a deep dive into their social presence, looking at every image posted on Social Media, comments they make online, and who their friends are. More times than not, this reconnaissance phase will assist you in your approach when you make initial contact and beyond. Yes. You need to make contact. And yes. If you handle this wrong, things will get worse.
A successful threat mitigation means no violence, no press, and no hard feelings. This means your local investigator needs to be very “parental” in their approach. More times than not, the subject’s goal was to create a dialogue with the target of their affection/anger. If handled properly, your field operative can lay the foundation for an amicable relationship, albeit through a proxy. The bottom line is that people want to be heard.
For more than twenty years, we have been evaluating threats and assisting our clients in managing threats to optimal outcomes. From a physical-threat-from-the-Web standpoint, our company was the first and remains the most effective and efficient.