I was recently asked if Select-International provides Lapel Pins to our Graduates, and of course my immediate response was "Of Course". I think it was so natural, because when I think about working a Protective Detail, during the planning phase you have "Rings of Security". Rings of Security are easily identified by the Detail Members wearing the Lapel Pins. Our Lapel Pins are simply Ceremonial and apart of our graduation but any large company you work for will most likely have their own lapel pins. Lapel pins are often safeguarded if they are used on details and can be designed in a multitude of colors allowing the detail to switch up colors as they see fit.
On a large detail, where you have various rings of security, you may have the same lapel pin but in different colors, in which you as a detail member need to be able to identify each color and know what each color means. As an example, the Close Protection Detail may be wearing a Lapel Pin with a Red background. If someone were to approach wearing the same Lapel Pin with a Blue Background you can easily identify them as NOT part of the close-protection team and address them as to why they are moving in to a ring of security they are not apart of.
I have not seen too many private details in which multiple Lapel Pins are put into play, but it is an additional tool in your bag to ensure the safety of your Principal and gives your Principal an easy way to identify those assigned to protect him.