International Peace Information ServiceNL | EN

Private security services in the Colombian context
An Vranckx, 2001

Companies that operate in Colombia tend to complement state-ensured security services in hiring private security contractors. The services which these private security providers offer on the Colombian market are geared at 'preventive' action to minimize risks (risk assessments, surveillance of installations and of other assets, deterrence, protection of employees), as well as at 'curative' measures, such as crisis management (including kidnap response). Such kidnap response service is often part of special insurance packages which cover all costs to resolve extortive kidnapping crises.

PDF ( 248.3KB )



©2018 IPIS vzw - Italiëlei 98a - Antwerpen