According to Wikipedia:
“A bodyguard (or close protection officer or Executive Protection Agent) is a type of security operative or government agent who protects a person or persons — usually a public, wealthy, or politically important figure(s) — from danger: generally theft, assault, kidnapping, homicide, harassment, loss of confidential information, threats, or other criminal offences.
Most important public figures such as heads of state or 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 and have always been also their military leader, the leader’s bodyguards have traditionally been done by Royal Guards, Republican Guards and other elite military unit. 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. “
Unlike the thought of the unaware public, a bodyguard is not the “gorilla” shown in movies with a sinister face, the black suit and the sun glasses. In fact, in the reality, a close protection team will, most of the time, work on a low profile situation not to attract the eye of the general public.
A bodyguard must also be very educated and autodidact. He will need to know and learn continually to be up to date about the geopolitic, the different and actual threats. He will likewise have to follow courses about surveillance, counter surveillance, medic, weapons, …
In our case, as a private organisation, our role is almost the same as a government bodies but with less means and operatives as the logistic and the manpower have a cost and private clients don’t have always the buget allowed for a team of 20 bodyguards fully equiped.
At our organisation, we pride ourselves to offer one of the best protective service thanks to our highly trained and experienced partners.