Bodyguard

related topics
{war, force, army}
{film, series, show}
{law, state, case}
{service, military, aircraft}
{car, race, vehicle}
{government, party, election}
{ship, engine, design}
{day, year, event}
{woman, child, man}

A bodyguard (or close protection officer)[1] is a type of security operative or government agent who protects a person—usually a famous, wealthy, or politically important figure—from assault, kidnapping, assassination, stalking, loss of confidential information, terrorist attack or other threats.

Most important public figures such as heads of state or governors are protected by several bodyguards or by a team of bodyguards from an agency, security forces, or police forces (e.g., in the US, the United States Secret Service or the State Department's Diplomatic Security Service). In countries where the head of state is a military leader or dictator, the leader's bodyguards may also be part of an elite military unit. Less-important public figures, or those with lower risk profiles, may be accompanied by a single bodyguard who doubles as a driver. A number of high-profile celebrities and CEOs also use bodyguards.

Contents

Roles

Full article ▸

related documents
Paths of Glory
A Bridge Too Far (film)
Threads
Battle of the Coral Sea
Winfield Scott
Grenadier
Godzilla vs. Mothra
Second Opium War
Atlantic Wall
Western Front
Wang Jingwei
Buenaventura Durruti
The Rock (film)
Hormizd IV
Battle of Manzikert
Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor
Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis
Rumors about the September 11 attacks
Four Days Battle
Homage to Catalonia
Abd al-Malik
Irish National Liberation Army
Clear and Present Danger
Bergen-Belsen concentration camp
John Monash
2002 Mombasa attacks
William Westmoreland
Mining (military)
Alexander Nevsky
Denazification