The Intelligence Official: Security Advisor acts as an aid to
the Commander: Risk Management. The Intelligence Official
liaises with the intelligence community (South African Police
Service, South African National Defence Force, South African
Secret Services, National Intelligence Agency) regarding threats
against the lives of VIPís. He/she liaises with Interpol, South
African Secret Service and a guest country when the president,
deputy president or ministers plan to undertake foreign visits
to do planning of personnel and protection detail. He/she
communicates intelligence regarding threat analysis to Units of
the VIP-Protection Service. Other functions include research on
risk studies, establishment and maintenance of a database of
threats against VIPís and setting standards for VIP-Protection
What are the minimum requirements to
become an Intelligence Official?
The individual must have completed Basic Police Training,
have one year experience as a close protector and one year
experience as a static protector.
Individuals undergo Advanced VIP Protection and Protective
Where can you be stationed?
Intelligence Officials are stationed in the South African
Police Service: Protection and Security Services.
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