What Does It Take to Become a Bodyguard?by Executive Protection Institute EPI was founded in 1978
Have you ever seen an entourage surrounding a political figure or athlete and wondered what it takes to become a professional bodyguard? The position of a bodyguard, also known as close protection specialist or executive protection specialist, for a VIP may seem like an impossible job to land for your average Joe. However, if you have perseverance and dedication, the job of a professional close protection specialist may not be as far from your grasp as it may look to be.
In this article, we will look at what it takes to become a professional personal protection officer and how to land your dream job as a bodyguard.
What does it take to become a bodyguard?
Most people are under the impression that you must be well-versed in hand-to-hand combat and have experience in the military or handling weapons to become a close protection specialist. While this may be true in some cases and will make landing a particular job easier, a private protection specialist simply needs to be someone willing to put their safety on the line for the safety of others.
If you think about it, the work of a close protection officer is kind of similar to the work of a secret service agent in a lot of ways; good executive protection specialists and true professional close protection specialists are always willing to take a bullet for the person they protect. This is one of the biggest reasons executive protection specialists get paid quite handsomely to do their jobs (apart from the thrill, excitement, and freedom, the high salary is what is attracting youth towards this industry.) Their presence means that for any given person with malevolent intentions to get to the person being guarded, they will have to go through a close protection specialist first who may be armed and is probably prepared to maim or kill.
What does it take to get a bodyguard job?
To get a job as a close protection officer, you need to enroll yourself in a bodyguard school and get certified after your training ends. Next, you need to get in touch with the people who need the services of an executive protection specialist or people who deal with private protection services. You may be surprised to find out there is quite a big business built around private protection, and a simple search on the net will give you many places to leave your name and resume.
Keep in mind that typically higher profile jobs will demand a higher profile list of experience and weapons and tactics skills. Most of the close protection specialists who protect high profile individuals have years of military or paramilitary experience, as well as experience serving other people of a lower profile.
In any case, if you are serious about becoming a bodyguard, you can begin your private security training and search via the internet as soon as possible. There are many opportunities out there, and one may be just the one to open the door to this exciting career for you.
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