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United States Secret Service Special Agents protecting the President of the United States.

A security detail more often known as a PSD, standing for Protective Services Detail, Personal Security Detachment, or Personal Security Detail is a protective team assigned to protect the personal security of an individual or group. PSDs can be made up of military personnel, private security contractors, or law enforcement agents.

U.S. Marine Corps[edit | edit source]

In the U.S. Marine Corps, an individual's security team is called a Personal Security Detachment and are assigned to Personal Security Company.[1][2]

Private security[edit | edit source]

PSD teams are often made up of private security personnel. Organizations such as Academi's security department, Obelisk, International LLC, DynCorp, EOD Technology, inc., Triple Canopy, Inc., Laconia Consulting Group,[3] MVM, Saber Teams LLC.[4] and Praetorian International Consultancy Ltd[5] offer armed security teams to clients traveling in war zones.[6][7][8][9][10]

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