In order to become a close protection services London cop, the candidates need to undergo training. CPOs in London are expected to have a high level of physical fitness. The fitness tests are designed to test the physical and mental abilities of the candidates while helping them improve their discipline and leadership skills. After the training, candidates are deployed for specified jobs by the London Police to begin building a professional profile that will help them secure jobs in the future.
Close protection officers (CPO) is a crucial element of most operational security teams. Their primary role is to shield and detain an individual considered to be high risk. Close protection officers serve in high crime areas such as CCTV operations, police forces, armed forces, prisons and immigration removal points. Some close protection officers also work for private companies providing escort services for VIPs. Close protection officers must have an understanding of all operational procedures and work in strict accordance with security guidelines.
As a specialized unit, close protection units in London are not subjected to regular refresher courses, due to the exorbitant cost. It is therefore imperative that the selected candidates undergo refresher training at least once annually. This will help them to learn new tactics and methods of protecting life and property and to stay ahead of the curve. The selected candidates can also undergo advanced close protection training from time to time in order to hone their skills and become more proficient.