Revised and Expanded Second Edition by Burt Rapp and Tony Lesce

 Bodyguarding: A Complete Manual, Revised and Expanded Second Edition is an essential how-to-do-it manual that covers every aspect of protecting the life of a client that a bodyguard needs to be aware of, including:

• Protective theory
• Threat assessment
• Defending against kidnappers and terrorists
• Protection from assassination
• Guarding the client in crowds
• Security and access control systems
• Dealing with bombs and bomb threats
• Selecting appropriate weapons
• Special-purpose weapons and where to get them
• Body armor and bullet-proof vehicles
• Legal aspects, licensing and liability of bodyguards
• Expanded information on bodyguard training schools
• New material on chemical weapons and their impact
• And much, much more!

Bodyguarding: A Complete Manual was used by the Detroit Police Department to train members of the Mayor's personal bodyguarding unit.

S.W.A.T. magazine states that Bodyguarding: A Complete Manual offers "a very complete view of what really goes into bodyguarding."

Police Marksman magazine says that Bodyguarding: A Complete Manual is "a timely informative work which examines both the need and the means of dignitary protection... both a good introduction for the novice or a review for the professional dignitary protection officer."

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Protective Theory
  • Threat Assessment
  • Setting Up The Hit
  • Training The Bodyguard
  • How Government Bodyguards Work
  • The Police Bodyguard
  • The Human Factor
  • Briefing The Client
  • Security And Access Control Systems
  • A Choice Of Firearms
  • Carrying Weapons
  • Learning To Fire Accurately
  • Special Purpose Weapons
  • Body Armor
  • Administration
  • Bodyguarding-The Nuts And Bolts
  • The Automobile
  • Countering Ambushes
  • Coping With Bombs
  • Kidnapping-A Special Case
  • Legal Problems
  • Special Problems- Things We Don't Normally Discuss
  • How To Bodyguard Yourself
  • For Further Reading

Forms And Worksheets

  • Threat Assessment Worksheet
  • Building Security Checklist
  • Advance Survey Checklist
  • Airport Security Checklist
  • Protectee Personal File
  • Bomb Threat Checklist


 If you are interested in learning what every bodyguard needs to know, read Bodyguarding: A Complete Manual. It's the book the pros use.


Revised and Expanded Second Edition by Burt Rapp and Tony Lesce
81⁄2 x 11, 202 pp., illustrated, photos, indexed, soft cover. $35.00


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