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Close Protection (Bodyguard) - popular line of work in Poland?


andus 1 | 5    
10 Jul 2011  #1
Seems as there is no section for the "hellos and hi's i would say it here. Hi everyone!

Is anyone in this line of work in Poland? The Girlfriend is Polish, and we are thinking of moving to poland. I am looking at Close Protection companys in Poland, But it sure is hard as none of the contacts I have have ever worked there!

On the off set chance, could anyone put me into the right direction!?

Thanks for any advice or help!

Keep Safe all
OP andus 1 | 5    
10 Jul 2011  #3
Im the Close Protection Operative (CPO) or Bodyguard as its still known as!
pip 11 | 1,660    
10 Jul 2011  #4
so you don't speak Polish?
OP andus 1 | 5    
10 Jul 2011  #5
Well Pip, I can walk into a polski Sklep and buy bread etc. But walking into a bank, i may have a bit of a problem...... But im getting there! :)
delphiandomine 87 | 16,888    
10 Jul 2011  #6
Is anyone in this line of work in Poland?

Forget it - unless you're a well known international expert, there's no work here for you - you'll need to speak Polish as a bare minimum.

There's also the fact that in such an industry, Poles are unlikely to welcome outsiders - partially for fear of being shown up.
OP andus 1 | 5    
10 Jul 2011  #7
Thank-you for a honest reply D. I would of also thought it would be a good help to know Polish CPO's through networking etc. Finding contacts knowing the right people. But going by what you just, that might be pretty hard to do!
convex 20 | 3,984    
10 Jul 2011  #8
Are there any international organizations that you could contact? I'm guessing like with just about anything else in Poland, it would be best to start your own company. I've used APC in Wroclaw, it's run by a guy name Piotr. He speaks English.

Good luck!
pip 11 | 1,660    
10 Jul 2011  #9
so your best bet would be to start the company and not work for it. and of course pick up the language as much as possible.
OP andus 1 | 5    
10 Jul 2011  #10
Are there any international organizations that you could contact?

I have heard of VIP Shadow Protection, Komandos and Gorski which work in High Environment 'HE' like Afghan.
Thanks for informing about APC, I shall look into the company!

Also thanks for the luck, it sounds like i'll be needing it

**Pip's quote... so your best bet would be to start the company and not work for it. and of course pick up the language as much as possible.**

That is another option however, the paperwork, "red tape", different laws are so much different that for a non local to go into self-employment would be a mountain to climb. It would be easier (for now) to find a company that has years of experience in the field already. Then after a few years, start up by myself. But of course what you have said would be ideal for a place where you know the know-how.

regards
1jola 14 | 1,883    
10 Jul 2011  #11
so your best bet would be to start the company and not work for it. and of course pick up the language as much as possible.

This industry is controled by ex-SB; you won't be able just to start your own firm just like that.
OP andus 1 | 5    
10 Jul 2011  #12
Thanks for the input 1jola,
As I said, it would be a mountain to climb to start your own CP business.
delphiandomine 87 | 16,888    
10 Jul 2011  #13
This industry is controled by ex-SB; you won't be able just to start your own firm just like that.

Plenty of security companies around that aren't run by ex-SB types. The big ones might be, but the smaller local ones certainly aren't.

I know one guy who used to be in the business - no SB links, but had a habit of beating up drug dealers in his younger days.

Then after a few years, start up by myself

In all honesty - if you have the money to start - then it won't be impossible. You might actually find that there's a demand for a reliable, non-Polish business which provides such services, especially for foreigners who might be loathe to trust Poles. I know that if I was dealing with something like this, I'd prefer to work with a British guy with experience than a Polish company.

The real difficulty will be attracting good clients - but if you target non-Polish clients, then you might just have a niche in the market.
kayo2007    
25 Jun 2012  #14
Hi mate.
It looks like this ian't yet popular in Poland.
Where it counts, political officials and high profile guests are provided with security from BOR-Beaurau of Government Protection.
It's a set of very well trained and skilled individuals in government duty.
There is few COPs I have heard about , but they r all ex-GROM( SEAL type of unit, but polish).
As for now,the market for COPs is still not in there. Unless u want to do it by urself and open up company and as a part of the business try to sell ur skills to.highly ranked CEOs of international companies...

I am doing CP in UK and it's much easier market, with all those Arabs around..
If you want to network, email me, we can have a chat.
I am also thinking about CPO business in pl .bit not just now yet.
kajo2007atgooglemail.com
Grzegorz_ 52 | 6,181    
26 Jun 2012  #15
You might actually find that there's a demand for a reliable, non-Polish business which provides such services

LOL !

I am looking at Close Protection companys in Poland,

Did you check If you can offer such services in Poland without getting Polish certificates in this field, which are impossible to get without being fluent in Polish as it's not only shooting and such but also a lot of theory, law etc. ? I don't have time to verify it now but I have serious doubts.

Anyway, demand for such services is much smaller in Poland then potential supply.
delphiandomine 87 | 16,888    
26 Jun 2012  #16
LOL !

Given that "security" in Poland tends to consist of "who can hire the guys with the biggest muscles"...

Did you check If you can offer such services in Poland without getting Polish certificates in this field,

The industry is being deregulated as part of Gowin's reforms.

Anyway, demand for such services is much smaller in Poland then potential supply.

Plenty of demand from people who need professional security. I could introduce him to several clients in Poznan tomorrow if he wanted.
Grzegorz_ 52 | 6,181    
26 Jun 2012  #17
The industry is being deregulated as part of Gowin's reforms.

Not in the way that will make it easier for him. Please prove it If you don't agree. Thank you in advance.

Given that "security" in Poland tends to consist of "who can hire the guys with the biggest muscles"...

Security in Poland looks as it does becaue simply such is demand on the market.

Plenty of demand from people who need professional security.

:))))

I could introduce him to several clients in Poznan tomorrow if he wanted.

Fascinating, please do, security expert you :))))))))))))))
RajaTheGreat - | 2    
3 Dec 2018  #18
Merged:

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I work as a bouncer at a club in Norway, whats the procedure of becoming a bouncer in Poland
Lyzko 18 | 5,325    
3 Dec 2018  #19
As I'm almost sure there are in Norway, I'd imagine if you'd like to work as a "bouncer" in Poland, you'll require much the same

qualifications, e.g. size, experience, temperament along with the requisite training in order to become a bouncer.

Is there a certificate program for bouncing in Oslo? We'd be interested:-)


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