Enlisting Professional Bodyguards

Article Published:Nov 18

The roles of modern-day bodyguards are quite simple to grasp, but in practice they are certainly not as simple to execute. The main responsibilities in a nutshell basically revolve around creating and maintaining a "safe zone" around the client, and ensuring there is no damage to their property.

However, making the right choice, when choosing personal protection, is naturally of key importance. So, what are some of the main attributes that should be evidenced in "well trained" bodyguards? This article will take a look at a few of the traits that make for good bodyguards.

  • Vigilance

    "Vigilance" is a critical trait that leading bodyguards possess and successfully apply. This goes beyond 'watching’ and involves scrutinising surroundings and detecting any and all suspicious, questionable movements or changes in the immediate and neighbouring environment.

    Diligently surveying surroundings can often prevent a number of undesirable situations from occurring at all. This can include everything from planned or even 'pedestrian’ attacks, assassination attempts, hijackings, robberies and heists to name a few. So, vigilance features strongly as a "pre-emptive" tool even though it is as essential in the day-to-day activities of protection agents.

  • A fit body and mind

    Being physically strong is as important as being mentally sharp and vice versa in the bodyguard profession. Being physically strong coupled with tactical training allows experienced bodyguards to respond accordingly when the use of force is required. At the same time agility and the ability to move swiftly with excellent response-time are paramount skills and can make the difference between life and death in emergency situations.

  • Professionalism

    With clients often being those who spend a lot of time in the public eye, a bodyguard should remain professional in terms of their attire, conduct and interaction whenever applicable. Of-course "professionalism" should never interfere with the individual’s ability to perform their core functions effectively. A good bodyguard will be able to act diplomatically when dealing with 'milder’ situations, and still be able to respond to more severe situations appropriately.

For trained bodyguards you can depend on when it comes to entrusting the safety of yourself, your family and even your property - you need not look further than D&K Investigators. Contact us today for a professional needs assessment and a competitive quotation.

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