How to become a Close protection officer

June 19, 2020 10:29 am

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Close protection officers protect individuals or groups from the risk of violence, kidnapping and other dangerous situations.

You can get into this career by attending a college course or applying directly to a security firm.

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College

You can do a course of study, which will teach you some of the skills and knowledge you need in this job. Relevant courses will award a Level 3 Certificate which is often needed to work as a Close Protection Operative.

You can apply directly for an organization to work as a bodyguard or go through a recruitment agency specializing in security work. You will need a license for Close Protection issued by the Security Industry Authority.

Many people enter this career after working in the police or armed forces.

It may be useful if you can speak more than one language for a specific type of security job, such as diplomatic work, for example. For more details on Close Protection London, visit a site like https://www.valorousgroup.co.uk/close-protection-london/

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Qualities you will need:

knowledge of safety and public security

patience and ability to remain calm in stressful situations

ability to work well with others

must be careful and pay attention to detail

the ability to think and reason

concentration skills

customer service skills

verbal communication skills are excellent

to be able to perform basic tasks on a computer or handheld device

You must:

have a good fitness level

Be qualified in first aid

Pass an enhanced security check

Be older than 18 years of age

hold a SIA certificate

hold a full driving license.