VVIP: Very Very Important Person
VIP: Very Important Person
CIP: Commercial Important Person
IP: Important Person
Terrorism around the world has skyrocketed since 2011, with well over 10,000 terrorist incidents occurring annually since then. People who are especially likely to be targets of terrorist acts frequently look for extra protection, and they turn to bodyguard businesses.
Bodyguard businesses may provide an array of close protection services. Some offer protection only during special events, while others offer around-the-clock protection anywhere in the world. For many that work with celebrity clients, dealing with paparazzi can also be part of the job.
Many people who get into the close protection industry have prior experience in security, law enforcement, or armed forces. Prior experience in these areas provides a lot of the firearm and self-defense training that’s needed, and it impresses potential clients.
Knowing how to use a firearm and fight aren’t all that bodyguards must be able to do, however. They also must have strong situational awareness and excellent interpersonal communication skills, for avoiding incident is the best way to keep clients from being harmed.