How To Become A Close Protection Officer

How to Become a Close Protection Officer

The day to day work (or activity) of a close protection officer involves protecting the clients from different forms of danger. The clients in this case can be political leaders, celebrities or sports personalities. The work of a CPO involves being alert all the time so that no danger faces the client being protected. Sometimes they work up to 24 hours, weekdays and weekends. So what does it take to become a close protection officer? There are different skills and qualities that will determine if one will become a close protection officer or not. At Close Protection UK, we take these qualities very seriously so that the safety of our clients is never compromised at any point.

Be Physically Fit, With Good Hearing And Eyesight

This is one of the major, if not the major, qualities we look for in our close protection officers. The work of a bodyguard sometimes involves dealing with large groups of fans (in the case of a celebrity) who want to be in contact with the client and so if you are not physically fit, it will be very hard to get rid of them. Our close protection officers spend quality time in the gym so that they can get fit. A good eyesight and hearing is also very vital. Close monitoring of the surrounding is part of the job for a close protection officer and that is why it has to be perfect. Our officers are always hawk-eyed when they are on duty. Especially for tasks such as close protection London.

Decision Making And Panning Skills

Part of the job requires the close protection officer to make quick decision as part of a response to overcome a danger. He or she may not have the time to consult others and thus they need to make the best decision on how to curb the pending danger within the shortest time possible. This is why the close protection officers must have quick reflexes and also be of sound mind before they take up any duties.

Good Interpersonal Skills

Knowing how to relate well with people will play an important role in ensuring the success of a close protection officer. Sometimes they may need to interact with people so that they can get crucial information that will help keep the client safe. At Close Protection UK, one of the essential ways that we employ when one wants to know how to become a close protection officer is that they have to know how to quickly build friendships and trust with strangers. This will, in the long run, help to curb any dangers from happening.


The close protection officer must know how to keep all the information regarding the client as confidential as possible. Confidentiality is what makes clients from all over UK come back for our protection services at Close Protection UK. Our officers sign a non-disclosure form before they start taking protection duties for the clients.

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