In today’s fast-paced, demanding, and increasingly volatile environment, more and more people are turning to personal close protection services to ensure that they are able to go about their daily routines safely and securely. Here at Westminster Security, we’re proud to be the leading provider of close protection services in Liverpool. Whether you’re looking for close protection services in Liverpool, Wirral, Cheshire or anywhere in the North West, we’re fully equipped to meet and exceed your needs and expectations.
Liverpool once had a tainted image around the World and was renowned for its criminal underworld and organised crime. Thankfully due to investment and Police intervention, people’s general opinion of Liverpool is vastly improving. The city of Liverpool winning the Capital of Culture 2008 helped boost the city’s economy and profile throughout the World. Liverpool Arena was built to attract artists and celebrities from all over the World. In turn, this attracts thousands of fans, creating hundreds if not thousands of jobs in the city.
However, as much as the city has improved tenfold, most of the investment has been in the city centre and the waterfront. The surrounding outskirts have deteriorated after decades of neglect. A lack of opportunity, investment and direction for today’s youth could be all the ingredients needed to create a generation of jobless, career criminals. Ruining the excellent reputation Liverpool has rightfully earned. We have already seen signs of frustration in the riots of 2011, not quite as bad as the London riots but enough to make you sit up and think!
As much as we would all love to live in a crime-free area, there will always be elements of criminal activity. There will always be a threat to security, no matter where you are and who you are. The key is controlling that threat and being prepared for any criminal attack on you or your property. The danger will always be individual to a person. Joe Bloggs, who works the 9 – 5 for minimum wage, does not need an entire close protection team to escort him to and from work. His security requirements may simply be a burglar alarm and double glazing.
A celebrity doing an arena tour and is on at the Liverpool Arena will need vast amounts of security. They are constantly in the public eye. Some people adore them, and others may hate them for their actions or beliefs. Both types of people pose risks to security. The crazed fan obsessed with the celebrity might try and steal something that belongs to the star. The other might want to hurt or injure the celebrity.
Therefore, when any VIPs, famous singers, or entertainers visit the Arena in Liverpool, they employ close protection teams to safeguard their personal security. Working alongside the arena security staff, they are controlling the threat posed to themselves.
Close Protection is the protection of a person (or principal), a bodyguard (or close protection officer) is a type of security operative or government agent (Police/Army) who protects a person or persons – usually a public, wealthy, or politically important figure(s) – from danger: generally theft, assault, kidnapping, murder, harassment, loss of confidential information, threats, or other criminal offences.
A famous person (principal) visiting Liverpool may have a whole close protection team. The team will include specialist security chauffeurs trained in close protection, advanced driving, defensive driving, anti-ambush, escape and evasion techniques, and high-speed manoeuvres. The drivers will generally be former police or military specialist drivers with significant experience in close protection and high-risk CP driving.
The principal may be staying at a local hotel in Liverpool; therefore, they will have a residential security team (RST). The RST will deal with the security of the principal’s accommodation 24hrs a day. They will also be close protection trained and licensed. Generally, they will have less operational experience as a close protection team member (bodyguard).
In the past, many footballers from Liverpool, Everton, and Manchester have fallen victim to attacks and robbery at their residence, some whilst they were away, others not so lucky. Family members have been threatened or physically attacked in their own homes. Thieves have stolen valuable property and vehicles. Victims have been left emotionally and sometimes physically scarred.
Football clubs like Liverpool, Everton, Manchester United, and Manchester City have all now recognised the threat posed to their sports stars. Managers have taken significant steps to prevent any such attacks from happening again. Risk is controlled and threat reduced by:
Yes, for the average person probably not, but certainly for the fortunate (or unfortunate?) few.
We are the chosen personal security provider to many international brands, celebrities, and sports personalities visiting and residing in Liverpool. Our close protection services in Liverpool are second to none. We utilise former military and police protection specialists with vast experience in corporate and private security in Liverpool and throughout the UK. We can provide a full spectrum of protection for you, your family, and your business.
We provide bodyguards in Liverpool for:
We are happy to offer our close protection services throughout the UK, Europe, and the World. But we are especially experienced in the North West of England: Merseyside – Liverpool and Wirral, Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
Contact us to see how we can vastly improve your safety and security; we look forward to hearing from you!
Westminster Security provides professional bodyguard services in Liverpool.