A bodyguard (or close protection officer) is a type of officer who protects a person or people from danger - generally theft, assault, kidnapping, assassination, harassment, loss of confidential information, threats, or other criminal offences.
Role of a Bodyguard
A bodyguard can be a driver-bodyguard or a close-protection officer (who escorts the client).
Normally, it is not sufficient for a client to be protected by a single driver-bodyguard.
Generally, the role of a bodyguard depends on the level of risk that the client faces.
The Bodyguards are trained in firearms tactics, physical combat, emergency driving and first aid.
The Bodyguards are also trained to work with other security personnel to analyse the threat or risk factors and the loopholes in security.
The Bodyguards have knowledge on examining the venue before their clients arrive, to find the lapses in security and also check on the staff at the venue. (so that a would-be attacker cannot pose as a staff member).