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Bodyguard Security Guards must complete a state licensed training program before they can be assigned to their post. Each state will have their own training program to complete before they receive their certification. All our employees have gone through a stringent background check, drug and alcohol screening, and are required to attend intensive training . This training ensures a quality services to our clients and reduces liability by instilling confidence in our officers to handle situations appropriately.
A bodyguard (or close protection officer) is a type of security guard or government law enforcement officer or soldier who protects a person or people — usually high-ranking public officials or officers, wealthy people, and celebrities — from danger: generally theft, assault, kidnapping, assassination, harassment, loss of confidential information, threats, or other criminal offences. The group of personnel who protect a VIP are often referred to as the VIP’s security detail.Most important public figures such as heads of state, heads of government, and governors are protected by several bodyguards or by a team of bodyguards from an agency, security forces, or police forces (e.g., in the U.S., the United States Secret Service or the State Department‘s Diplomatic Security Service). In most countries where the head of state is also their military leader, the leader’s bodyguards have traditionally been Royal Guards, Republican Guards and other elite military units. Less-important public figures, or those with lower risk profiles, may be accompanied by a single bodyguard who doubles as a driver. A number of high-profile celebrities and CEOs also use bodyguards. In some countries or regions (e.g., in Latin America), wealthy people may have a bodyguard when they travel. In some cases, the security personnel use an armoured vehicle, which protects them and the VIP.
A bodyguard is someone who looks out for the personal security of individuals such as political figures, famous celebrities, business executives, or other individuals who may be in danger of personal attacks.
Bodyguards travel with their clients to public events and escort them on their day-to-day activities. They research the background of the people that will have contact with their client, plan out travel routes, pre-search rooms/buildings/vehicles, look for any potential danger, and carry out security checks.
What does a Bodyguard do?
Bodyguards work either alone or as part of a security team, and are trained to jump to action and defend their clients in any situation where there is a threat of harassment or attack. They protect public officials, wealthy people, and celebrities from kidnapping, assassination, harassment, theft, assault, loss of confidential information, threats, and other criminal offences.
A bodyguard can:
– be a close-protection officer (who escorts the client)
– be a driver-bodyguard
– be part of a unit that provides IED (Intelligent Electronic Device) detection
– specialize in protecting the children of VIP’s from kidnapping and/or assassination
Bodyguards are trained to react quickly in emergency situations and are able to make immediate decisions and changes on the fly. They stay close to their clients at all times, keep an eye on their surroundings, and keep strangers at a safe distance. Before entering a building or a public meeting place, the bodyguard will carefully access the situation and will know the best way to exit should there be a problem. Bodyguards are sometimes responsible for driving their clients to and from events, and must plan travel routes carefully to make sure that their clients arrive and leave destinations safely.
This career can vary greatly depending on who the client is. Bodyguards protecting clients at high risk will be focusing on checking cars for IED devices, bombs, watching for potential shooters, etc. By contrast, a bodyguard escorting a celebrity who is being stalked by photographers and fans will focus on maintaining a safe distance and block the path of anyone becoming too aggressive towards their client.
What is the workplace of a Bodyguard like?