Advisory and Consultancy
"I have known Philip since October 2016 when he contacted me having identified media activity which revealed personal details and photographs of my home, increasing my security vulnerability. Throughout my interactions with Philip, I have found him to the consummate professional. He is an expert in respect of threats to public and high-profile figures and managing risk through practical solutions, and perhaps because of his long and distinguished policing career, understands the need to be compassionate, calm and the respect for privacy and confidentiality. Philip has helped to make me feel safer and am very happy to recommend his services to others in public life." Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE, PC (Shadow Attorney General)
"I have worked with Philip Grindell for over two years. He first became active in my protection following a series of newspaper stories which led to extensive hostility and threats including on social media and internationally. When something like this happens, you feel vulnerable at every level. I could not have asked for a better person than Philip to look after me. You are emotionally exhausted and scared, plus being in a high state of anxiety leaves you physically drained. Whilst he’ll hate me for saying this; Philip is steady, and that is what you want. He realistically assesses the threat, applies practical precautions and – of key importance – explains it all to you. There is no fuss, no drama and no false expectations. Philip tells it to you straight and does what he says he will do. Because he didn’t flap, I didn’t flap. Because he delivers what he promises, I could trust him. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t always like what he told me, but I knew he was telling me the truth based on his extensive experience in the field" Sarah Champion MP & Chair of the International Development Committee
Defuse® can carry out a full review of your existing security arrangements, led by specialists with unrivalled experience of protecting senior politicians and the UK’s Royal Family at high-profile events
Bespoke Training Programmes
At Defuse®, we passionately believe that sharing our knowledge and expertise is key to achieving our mission to offer effective risk management for high-profile individuals and businesses. We draw exclusively on methods and philosophies that are researched and operationally proven.
It was this methodology that enabled Philip to identify and assess the threat to Rosie Cooper MP from National Action as credible, and articulate why to the head of the National Domestic Counter Terrorism Unit.
Our workshops will share:
- Identify the different violence risk and threat assessment approaches
- Understand the Pathway to Predicted or Targeted Violence
- Describe the differences between affective and predatory violence
- Describe the dynamics and risk management implications concerning stalking
- Assess direct threats, leakage and warning behaviours
- Understand the difference between those who make a threat from those who actually pose one.
- Communicate risk findings to other professionals in a scientific, legal and ethical manner.
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