Presence and situation-specific deployment
We are continuing to steadily increase the presence of our own security officers. The two-person and on-call teams, which are now formed from about 4,300 DB security personnel members, are being supported in all regions by Mobile Support Groups (MSGs), a form of deployment introduced in 2016, which are specially qualified for challenging deployments. The MSGs are there to support colleagues on patrol in encounters with violent individuals, and their special expertise comes into play in cases that are assessed as likely to result in conflict situations requiring robust deployment. The special qualifications focus on providing particularly efficient support to police forces. In addition to the requirements stipulated in transport contracts, this also helps to fulfill safety requirements on trains and in stations.