Also known as Bodyguards, Close Protection Officers are not only for the rich and famous. Minerva provides protection and and personalised security services to a variety of individuals and their families. Minerva has an extensive database of qualified, experienced and capable Close Protection Officers who can be deployed at short notice on both a permanent and ad-hoc basis.

Minerva’s Close Protection Officers have all been assessed and certified by our Protector Assessment programme, which evaluates an officer’s “real” ability across each field of expertise, within the Close Protection industry. This programme enables us to identify each Protectors strengths and specialised skills, allowing us to assign the right protector for each project to ensure that all requirements / tasks will be performed to the highest standard.

Close Protection Officers are available for the following services:

  • Personal Security detail
  • VIP & Celebrity Escort
  • Close Protection Teams
  • Families
  • Corporates & Executives

“Each protectors specialised strengths and skills are identified and continuously improved, allowing us to assign the right protector for each job and ensure that all requirements or tasks will be performed at the highest standard.”


Advance Route Planning & Logistics

While Minerva’s Route Planning is a standard requirement for any Close Protection detail, Minerva also provides this as a stand-alone service for clients or security organisations not requiring a complete Close Protection service. The objective of security route planning is to research and propose the safest and most effective way of getting a client from Point A to Point B.

Combining modern technology with up-to-date security intelligence on a specific area, our management team and Close Protection officers take into account a variety of factors when planning your travel. This includes client goals, environmental factors, forms of transport and human behaviour. Together, these factors present multiple challenges and risks that need to be effectively avoided or minimised.

Secure transportation and effective route planning is something that needs to be taken seriously, and if it is done poorly it can compromise your safety, security and efficiency, potentially jeopardising your trip and your life.

We pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach to mitigating your travel risk and providing a reliable, efficient, secure travel route planning service to all of our clients.


“Effective route planning is something that needs to be taken seriously. If done poorly, it can compromise your safety, security and efficiency, potentially jeopardising your trip and your life.”