Ballpark Estimate: $200 to over $900 per day plus expenses.
You may think that hiring a bodyguard is a privilege restricted for the very rich and very famous. But in fact, today a variety of people of different means and backgrounds are contracting with such trained professionals to receive personal protection from a wide range of potential dangers.
Bodyguards, the ultimate status symbol for celebrities, CEO’s and the uber wealthy, aren’t just for A-listers and the elite anymore. An army of off-duty and retired Law Enforcement Officers, working as freelancers, are now offering professional protection services starting at just $25 per hour.
There’s an unusual veil of secrecy around hiring professional security personnel. People talk in whispers, try to find “insiders” to the industry who can tell you who has the most experience, or which officer is really worth the big bucks. At OfficerList, we find that cloak-and-dagger approach a little stifling, so we’ve changed things up a bit.