packages, and containers. In a study of assassination techniques, there are a large number of
attempts in this type of location. When possible, the area should be closed to the general public or the
protected person should board at an isolated side. A private car may be assigned the party. It should
be attached to the rear of the train. The security detail should be in control of all entrances of the car.
When the train is stopped, they assume positions covering all avenues of approach to the car.
The protected person may leave the train for a temporary period. Constant security should be
maintained on the train until he returns and the train departs. Prior coordination should be made with
railway officials for exact scheduling of stops enroute. Railroad police and local police at scheduled
stops can be contacted for standby assistance.
If needed, more security personnel may be placed in other cars of the train, seated among passengers,
as an additional safeguard.
Figure 1-2. Motorcade Arrangement.
13. Travel by Air. Normally, a special plane is assigned to the dignitary and his official party.
Technical safety factors such as clearance of operating personnel and control in flight are
responsibilities of the operating agency when performed by the military forces. The most dangerous
periods, as on trail movements, are boarding and departure times.