A bodyguard (or close protection officer) is a type of security guard who protects a client when home or in public, and helps maintain their privacy—usually a famous, wealthy, or politically important figure— assuring safety from assault, kidnapping, assassination, stalking, loss of confidential information, terrorist attack or other threats. A bodyguard may be the driver or possibly work as part of a team. A bodyguard may be required to carry a firearm, should be trained in personal protection techniques, and past experience in law-enforcement may be beneficial.
Bodyguard duties will consist mainly of planning routes, pre-searching rooms and buildings where the client will be visiting, researching the background of people that will have contact with the client, searching vehicles, and attentively escorting the client on their day-to-day activities. A bodyguard is indispensable because you can readily depend on his/her protection even in the privacy of your own home. You can never tell when a threat is apparent. Danger may just be lurking even within the premises you are familiar with. A skilled and efficient bodyguard is vital in preventing danger. People with special skills fit for this kind of work are very important to powerful and influential people who are willing to spend the money to make sure that they and their family are protected.