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What Does the Job of a Bodyguard Entail?

by Executive Protection Institute EPI was founded in 1978

A bodyguard’s duty is to keep their client(s) safe and protected. These clients are often public figures or have received threats for assault or kidnapping and thus need bodyguard protection.

A bodyguard’s job is not easy. It requires them to be ever vigilant to ensure the client’s safety at all times. They should be able to react quickly and calmly to threatening situations. Actions implemented to achieve goals such as examining premises where the client is about to arrive, checking the entrances, identifying loopholes in security and working around them, and knowing the staff in and out. Some bodyguards also double as drivers capable of practicing security driving techniques to evade suspicious-looking vehicles.

A good bodyguard should gauge the emergency of a situation quickly, make quick decisions, act on it, convey the same to others clearly and promptly, and always be in control of affairs. The ability to communicate well is vital to being a bodyguard because otherwise, the client itself might tense in the event of an attack.

Many incidents have come up in recent times where the bodyguards or employees have revealed confidential information concerning their clients to the media or other individuals. Such practices should be avoided since the client has rights to privacy of its private life and does not need to compromise with it for the sake of threat to its protection. Your agency may ask you to sign documents to ensure that while protecting the client, you will maintain the confidentiality of the client’s affairs and not disclose it except under some unavoidable circumstances.

From being vigilant to practicing protection driving to keeping the client’s personal life confidential, these were some of the roles and responsibilities of a bodyguard. If you are interested in going down this career path, make sure you know everything there is to know about your job.


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