Celebrity Protection in the Spotlight
November/December 2021 | COVER STORY
Celebrities are constantly surrounded by cameras—from paparazzi to fans to livestreams on their own smartphones. This constant attention puts new pressure on personal protection professionals to manage public perception while mitigating escalating threats.
Celebrity protection is complex, but not entirely unmanageable. A good threat assessment—coupled with protective intelligence, strong operational plans, and diligent protection officers—can effectively guard most celebrities and keep them from harm’s way. While this type of work is not everyone’s cup of tea, it is an exciting environment for the right protectors to showcase their professional skills and training.