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CRS launches a new business centre in the heart of Baghdad
Consilium Risk Strategies [CRS] has become the first Private Security Company to open a fully equipped business centre in the heart of Baghdad - Iraq.
Do you want to do business securely in Iraq?
Following the successful launch of its business centre in central Baghdad, CRS-Iraq now intend to open a second state of the art business and conference centre, complete with deluxe accommodation, in the same residential district of the city.
CTS announce strategic partnership with TUCOES s.a.l. For Consultancy & Training, the Lebanese based security provider
Consilium Training Services [CTS] - sister company to Consilium Risk Strategies [CRS], has just announced it has become a share holder of TUCOES s.a.l.For Consultancy & Training, the specialist security provider based in Beirut, Lebanon.
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Welcome to CRS
CRS are specialists in business development within high-risk environments. Our fully-integrated, pro-active services include security, safety, training, logistics, in-fact a comprehensive range of integrated security and business solutions.
CRS clients range from individuals to multi-national corporations, independent firms, media operations, governments and non-governmental organisations.
We currently operate in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Far East, with extensive operations throughout the Middle East.
Each contract receives meticulous research and in-depth planning. We establish a detailed understanding of your needs, expectations and objectives and draw on our local networks and experience to ensure safe, effective operations from start to finish.
CRS has a specific area of expertise within Iraq. We have well-established security and business networks, enhanced and geographically relevant services and a focus of experience in the particular challenges inherent in that region.
CTS: world class security training
Risk Assessment and Consultation
CRS draws upon the combined operational experience of expert consultants to give you personalised threat assessments for each and every task we undertake. Every team member is a source of priceless information and advice gleaned from many years of hands-on experience in the field.
The successful management of risk is always an ongoing process - situations change constantly as operations develop. Only through continuous, detailed analysis of your specific circumstances and the associated risks, can we offer a comprehensive security solution.
CRS is ready to deal with all crisis situations - from minor traffic accidents to major terrorist attack. We support your entire operation from pre-deployment, on-the-ground reconnaissance, emergency responses and contingency planning up to and including complete evacuation from a country.
CRS has a unique and extensive understanding of hazardous trouble-spots around the globe. We have strategic alliances with a network of resources and security experts in many territories, giving us detailed local and international intelligence.
As the world's disasters shift from being primarily those of the natural variety to those brought about by human-caused violence, Non-Governmental Organisations [NGO’s] have had to reassess their methods of providing aid to victims.
We fully understand that the use of Private Security Companies [PSC’s], especially by humanitarian non-governmental organisations, not only poses management and control issues for NGO’s, but can also have a serious impact upon the execution of humanitarian policy. However, given the increasingly violent nature of the situations in which relief agencies find themselves, what steps should be taken to ensure the safety of their workers? To what extent should armed guards be employed to protect staff, and how ethical is it to do this if agencies profess non-violence?
CRS are a specialist consultancy and security services provider to many Non-governmental organisations [NGO’s] operating in moderate-to-high risk areas across the world and, have been instrumental in helping to change the emphasis from protection, to prevention through a series of specially designed training programmes aimed specifically at NGO’s.
Hostile Environment Training courses for NGO’s
Our specialist Hostile Environment Training courses for NGO’s cover the following:
• Security management
• Risk assessment
• Personal security awareness
• Security incident briefings & reporting
• Communications networking
• Contingency & evacuation planning
• First Aid & Trauma life support
To learn more about the complete range of specialist training programmes, please click here...
There will always be exceptional situations that dictate when NGO’s should only operate under the protection of a Private Security Company. In these circumstances CRS can provide a full range of services to mitigate risk, such as:
• Full risk assessment & area reconnaissance
• Project management
• Transit & Convoy security
• Manned Guarding (including armed guards)
• Close personal protection
• Specialist medical cover
• Electronic security
CRS also recognise that whilst our interaction can facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance, NGO’s face complex political and operational challenges vis-à-vis the culture, norms and practices of PSC’s, which is why our experience of dealing with NGO’s over many years is of vital importance.
Close Personal Protection
CRS gives you access to a full-service risk management and security consultancy, so you can get on with doing business, secure in the knowledge that your safety is assured, even in the world's most hostile environments.
You'll get the benefit of our seamless integration of knowledge, experience and services, so you can do business within a more efficient, cost-effective security context. Our experts develop specific, appropriate and proactive approaches to security concerns so we can respond quickly to impending threats and help ensure operational continuity in the wake of a crisis.
But protecting your people, property and reputation is just the start. Our global network of consultants have expertise in all disciplines of law enforcement, customs and excise, forensic accounting and a wide range of research backgrounds.
Our multi-disciplinary approach and exceptional expertise means we can meet all your corporate security requirements with efficiency and professionalism, from initial planning and assessment to crisis response management.
Vessels - whether at sea, alongside, or at anchor - are vulnerable. The inherent isolation, lack of mobility and relative ease of access expose any vessel to potential threats. There may be threat to the ship, its crew, passengers or high value cargo. Maintaining security and safety within the maritime environment requires specialist skills and knowledge.
CRS maritime security draws from a wide variety of professional backgrounds including the diplomatic services, US and UK Special Forces, US and Royal Navy and British Army anti-terrorist specialists. Our consultants have vast experience and knowledge of maritime counter-terrorism, and most have spent many years training various foreign military units on a global basis.
Our teams contain specialist units trained in a range of skills from covert diving operations to overt boarding techniques. Most of the team is qualified as Ships Security Officers, Ships Company Security Officers and Port Facilities Security Officers in compliance with the ISPS code of practice.
CRS has exceptional depth of experience in completing critical projects in some of the world's most hazardous hot spots. We believe that security must never be seen as an after-thought - the protection of your people, property and interests are essential aspects of a successful business mission.
We deliver the people, the equipment and the crucial training you need to meet your objectives within your timeframe. We help you safeguard your commercial interests, while operating in a manner acceptable to the host country's local culture, people and institutions.
In addition to risk-reduction and containment strategies for your overall security, we provide comprehensive logistical and managerial support for the staff working on your behalf. We're on the ground, dealing with problems, finding solutions, advancing your interests along the way.
Covert Security and Survelliance Operations
Surveillance is a powerful investigative tool for maintaining security and obtaining evidence to secure successful prosecutions. CRS people have extensive surveillance experience, gaining substantial high grade intelligence expertise from a variety of covert passive operations.
This is a highly specialised area. CRS provides a covert means of identifying any unwanted attention directed toward you or your interests.
Following a comprehensive assessment of the risks that you could conceivably face, we provide a report highlighting our recommendations for countering any surveillance threat.
Used in conjunction with any Executive Protection package, this service gives warning of any potential developing threat so that it can be effectively countered before directly involving you.
Counter electronic surveillance
We use the very latest digital technology that detects any hostile electronic devices that threaten your interests and vital information. As part of a full security audit, we design measures that counter both electronic devices and any other means of deception or exploitation effectively.
Investigation and Due Diligence
CRS uses a combination of investigative techniques including Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) and forensics to investigate a wide range of issues, including suspicions of fraud, theft of sensitive information, asset tracing and covert surveillance.
Safeguarding your intellectual property has become increasingly important - and difficult - in a global, digital world. We offer a range of highly specialised services, including assistance in cases of violations of patent, copyright and trademark law, as well as the theft of trade secrets and market intelligence.
With the increasing strength of the ‘grey market' economy has come a rise in anti-competitive activities and product diversion - we can effectively investigate such activities.
The process of due diligence is becoming more complex and more important. Companies, banks and private equity/venture firms rely on CRS to allay concerns and run down hard-to-find information when conducting their due diligence. We also help to ensure that a company's operations comply with the laws and regulations of local jurisdictions as well as with its own compliance rules and code of ethics.
As well as procuring vehicles and security products, we can facilitate vetting for all candidates - drivers, guards and employees - who we hire in-country to ensure they meet our rigorously high standards.
Hostile Environment and Awareness Training
Our dedicated training division is a major force in risk management education and instruction, and a reflection of our international reputation for excellence in the security sector.
Third party Training and Development
Our Hostile Environment and Awareness Training program is conducted by ex-UK Special Forces members, all of whom have firsthand operational knowledge in all aspects of security and risk management.
Our training team includes some of the finest instructors in the industry, each possessing extensive, battle-hardened experience in hostile and hazardous environments around the world.
- Counter terrorism
- Counter intelligence and surveillance
- Special operations
- Risk Assessment and Consultation
- Crisis Management
- Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO's)
- Close Personal Protection
- Maritime Security
- Project Management
- Covert Security and Survelliance Operations
- Investigation and Due Diligence
- Hostile Environment and Awareness Training
- Third party Training and Development
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