VIP and Close Protection Services


The Ryder Team of Executive Protection Specialists meets the highest standards of professional expertise, integrity, character, and physical and mental fitness. Our team comprises fully qualified and highly experienced former law enforcement officers and military professionals with distinguished service records who practise the most up-to-date concepts and methodologies in the field and maintain the professional skills required for superior client protection. Our professionals are fully trained in executive protection, protection of property and cash transfers, hotel security and corporate security.

Our approach to the provision of close protection is to apply appropriate levels of support which meet specific client requirements, their profiles and the associated environmental risks. We provide sensible, discreet and practical solutions to the protection of our clients, enabling them to focus upon their priorities, confident in the knowledge they are protected by seasoned professionals with real time experience. We provide close protection to clients all over Zimbabwe.

Ryder Protection Services holistic approach to service ensures that we underpin every task with appropriate planning, transportation, meet and greet, survey, logistics and management. All of our close protection operatives male and female, are expertly trained, experienced in delivery and duly licenced to provide protective services to you or the people in your organisation. Our Close Protection officers are well trained in firearm handling and they all speak fluent English.

Our global network of vetted, strategic partners work with us to provide the highest standards of delivery wherever clients require our support.

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VIP Protection Services

Close protection is known by a myriad of names such as body guarding, VIP protection, personal protection, personal security detail, executive protection or dignitary protection. Clients in high risk close protection theatres such as Iraq, South Sudan, Somalia and Afghanistan, rely on Close Protection Teams referred to Protective Security Details (PSD) or for their personal security. PSD teams tend to be high profile / high risk.

Tourism Close Protection

Travel with our personnel will give not just security, but peace of mind” The tourism industry is growing at a respectable rate of 7.2% in Africa. This number has the potential to be much higher, but developing tourism requires a whole host of factors besides building a lovely lodge or having a wealth of beauty and wildlife on your doorstep. A successful tourism sector relies on good safety and security, health and hygiene, infrastructure, education for the betterment of the tourist and the Country

Vacation Close Protection

Our Close Protection Details are trained in-house to ensure consistency and reliability of service, since recruitment is made from different disciplines with different training methodologies. Our preferred style of operation is to work in a discreet, low profile or covert manner – blending in with the Client. Selective recruitment policies, together with the signing of a Confidentiality / Non-disclosure Agreement, ensure that our Clients’ confidential and propriety information, remains intact.

Using our close protection Officers, we offer our clients the capability to have someone on hand to assess the on-going security situations and to offer help & advice not only on the security situation, but also on political, language, cultural and religious issues that may affect your stay in a country or geographical area. Our modus operandi is to treat every client differently, offering a dynamic security service that is able to bend & change if and when the situation dictates. We prefer the covert approach to offer security to the traveller, fitting into the group and not drawing attention. Prior to any deployment, a full travel plan is made and as with all our close protection services, we provide the client with a detailed country report outlining any obvious security or political risks.