How Well Do You Know Your Bodyguard?

Bodyguards also known as close personal protection (CPP) officers play a crucial role in protecting people and businesses from critical threats and potential harm from unknown sources.

With so many professional security agencies providing reliable bodyguard hire services, it is not difficult to hire a bodyguard for personal protection and security.

But employing a CPP officer is only the first step in protecting your property and assets. What comes next is your first encounter with the bodyguard. Effective communication is crucial to better understand your security agent and maintain a working relationship with them.

What to ask your CPP agency?

A long, thorough one-on-one interaction session with your potential bodyguard may not seem as necessary if you are planning to hire a bodyguard for a single event or an international business trip, but if it’s a long-term investment, you will want to know your agent better to get best possible level of service.

Here are a few questions you can ask your personal protection agency or bodyguard:

  1. How long have you been working in this field?
  2. What is your (company’s) legal status?
  3. How do you describe your professional presence?
  4. Do you want me to learn certain code words or call signs?
  5. What type of emergencies have you encountered in the past? How did you handle them?
  6. Have you committed any mistakes in your personal protection career or have memories that you regret?
  7. Do you use an executive driver or an armoured vehicle?

All these questions will help you to understand your agent’s personality and level of professionalism while building a strong bond of trust and integrity.

TRUST Your Bodyguard with Your Life

Developing trust with your personal protection officer is paramount to their performance as a security professional and your client-bodyguard relationship.

A bodyguard is required to ensure a high level of security around their client. Distrusting your bodyguard with your life and their security moves will only make it difficult for them to meet their responsibilities and do their job.

Lack of trust and miscommunication can put your bodyguard in an unformattable setting and hinders their flexibility to take prompt yet effective actions.

Constant Communication is the Key

Getting to know your bodyguard or security agency should be a continual process.

After you have hired the security professional, you must maintain daily contact with your them. Not only will effective communication help you to learn more about them but it will also allow your bodyguard to get accustomed to your habits and personal cues.

Besides habitual contact, allow you bodyguard to review your daily routine to understand your everyday schedule better and identify what protection strategy will work best for you.

The Takeaway

No matter how experienced and competent your close personal protection officer or agency, they will always need and expect consistent communication and support from your end to perform their duties efficiently.

Moreover, make sure to hire a trained and licensed bodyguard in Sydney in the first place, to keep communication and performance issues to a minimum.


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