What CAT Can do
- Analyze threat potential
- Organize and implement appropriate defensive responses
- Protect lives of client’s employees
- Protect client’s assets from damage or destruction
- Maintain mission readiness with less than 24 hours notice
CAT Mission Statement
- Deny opposing force ability to damage, destroy or adversely affect the protected area.
- Repel and oppose any attempt to board, enter or infiltrate protected area by unauthorized personnel.
- Protect client’s employees and important assets.
Counter Assault Team (CAT) is Security Services Northwest, Inc.’s high security innovation. The CAT is composed of team members in military gear, (e.g., vest, helmet, special weapons, K-9 teams, organic communications, night vision, and the latest in thermal imaging technology). CAT is not merely armed guards stationed to act as a “trip wire.” Team members are able to function in a variety of tactical environments, and are skilled in threat analysis and counter assault strategies to ensure security of the protected area. CAT is capable of meeting and defeating a credible threat against the protected area.
The number of CAT members and weapons employed are task-organized to meet mission requirements. CAT is a private sector source to supplement security of government agencies, private corporations and their security forces. Missions are negotiated with the client to provide a specific level of security with the appropriate weapons and numbers to meet the agreed upon mission requirements. A high Force Protection Condition (FP Con) is met with a correspondingly strong response from CAT to harden targets and make certain any potential enemy is deterred from attacking.
Should counter assault be necessary, CAT is ready to defend and win. Mission parameters are mutually agreed upon, (e.g., the appropriate application of weapons and sufficient team members), among the SSNW clients, the company president, CAT team leaders, and the customer to ensure mission success. The customer has the final say in matters regarding the mission aboard and around the vessel. Heightened security concerns and credible threats, or actionable intelligence, are treated as extremely dangerous duty requiring threat analysis to ensure successful execution of the mission.
Security Services Northwest, Inc. has been serving the Department of Defense (DoD), performing dozens of successful missions since September 2001 and has worked with DoD and other clients, as far back as 1990.
Security Services Northwest, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of Marine Patrol to our formidable Counter Assault Team capabilities. Armed CAT members are positioned in the vessel protection zone with a fast boat capable of confronting unauthorized watercraft approaching the vessel. The fast boat can reach speeds over 40 mph and is equipped with PA sound equipment and warning lights to ward off unauthorized watercraft from the area. This new capability allows CAT to monitor and protect the hull and surrounding area from the type of waterborne attacks that devastated the USS Cole and more recently severely damaged a French flagged oil tanker in Yemen.
Additionally, we provide all the security services required under the new USCG regulations (33 CFR Parts 104 and 105). Their implementation into your security plans will be mandatory as of July 1, 2004. Please review our section concerning the new maritime security laws.
How can SSNW help you?
Please don't hesitate to contact us so we can discuss your needs, and how Security Services NW can help!