Suppose you are a businessman, foreign dignitary, or ambassador traveling to a place that poses potentially dangerous situations. Imagine you are a politician who is receiving anonymous phone calls or threatening letters, or you are being followed. Perhaps most unnerving, pretend for a moment you are a member of the clergy whose church is being spray-painted and broken into.
These scenarios, and countless others like them, are expertly handled by an elite, highly trained, and experienced group of security professionals called Detroit Executive Group. Mike Bunk, the chief operations officer, is the point man who assigns personal security details locally, nationally, and globally. He speaks with a command of language and the voice of authority ingrained from many years as a law enforcement officer and armed forces veteran. He is the embodiment of a leader with true confidence.
"Our company has existed for five years, but our personnel have been doing this kind of work individually for 15 to 20 years," Bunk says. "What separates us is the quality of our people. We hire the best, train them the best, expect the best, and always get the best from them."
This elite group provides executive protection services for a broad spectrum of clientele, from high-level executives to celebrities, political figures, and foreign dignitaries and security services. They even provide specialized training to corporate-level clients and private individuals.
"Another big benefit," Bunk says, "is our role in the DASSP," — which refers to the federal security program put in place after 9/11, during which time the Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C., was closed to business and private aviation. Since then, the Federal Air Marshall's Service has trained certified law enforcement officers as armed security officers. "We are the largest provider of this service in the country, which allows many clients to fly into and out of Reagan Airport, saving busy executives the time and money associated with using other airports."
Bunk continues, "Our clients and their privacy are our greatest concern. We're not the 400-pound guy with a black suit, gold chains, and a bad attitude. We are highly professional, low-key, and discreet, trained to detect and deter problems before they even begin to pose a danger."
The Detroit Executive Group believes wholeheartedly in giving back to the community, as well. A perfect example is the instance in which DEG was contacted by a church located in an economically depressed and high-crime area. After talking to the pastor and the staff, they did a threat assessment, took photos inside and out, prepared a plan, executed the plan, put surveillance among the church staff and volunteers, and kept the church safe. Bunk says, "We didn't step in and take charge, but rather helped church clergy execute their choice of plan. The congregation was involved, the neighborhood was helped, and a lot of good was done."
One particularly dramatic situation arose when a Detroit-area client protected by DEG was threatened by an armed subject who entered the premises outside of their home. "Our operative de-escalated the situation and brought it to a safe conclusion without harm to any properties or, more importantly, the client and the client's family," Bunk says. When asked what happened, Bunk says simply, "A weapon was presented, and we intercepted the guy and made sure everyone was safe. We also made sure that it never made the news, which is exactly what we want for our clients."
It's no wonder that Detroit Executive Group is an amazing group of professionals who are expert in making your world a more secure place — and for them, it's all in a day's work.
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