Bodyguard

 

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What is a Bodyguard?

A Bodyguard (Close Protection Officer) is a specialised security man or woman who protects a person/s. 

People who need protection – usually include celebrities, wealthy or politically important figures. 

They need protection from kidnapping, homicide/assassination, harassment (eg paparazzi and stalkers), assault, danger, loss of confidential information, various threats, etc.

What does a Bodyguard do?

  • meets with clients to discuss client’s requirements
  • studies client’s daily and work schedules
  • detects any possible threats
  • creates and plans solutions for possible threats
  • makes sure client is safe at all times
  • learns the country’s laws and bylaws

Are you . . . ?

  • alert?
  • observant?
  • responsive?
  • fit?
  • trustworthy?
  • cool under extreme emergencies?
  • a good communicator/negotiator?
  • mature?
  • patient?
  • neat and tidy?
  • hard worker?
  • assertive and confident?

How do I become a Bodyguard?

Bodyguards can either be trained through the South African Police (SAP) or through private companies.
Here are a few private companies that offer training courses:

  • BODYGUARD PROTECTION SERVICES(Primrose)
  • DELTA ONE INTERNATIONAL(Johannesburg)
  • SNG SECURITY: (Branches countrywide) 
  • TSU TRAINING SERVICES:  (Pretoria and Cape Town)
  • RONIN SOUTH AFRICA
  • EXPRO PROTECTION SERVICES

 

OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: 2nd Engineering Officer or Ambulance Worker

Is becoming a Bodyguard the right career choice for me?

 


Qualification Required