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PURPOSE and GOALS

This course provides theory, basic practice, and extensive simulation practice in all aspects of executive protection. (See Testing and Certification below.)

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be certified as Executive Protection Specialists.

Graduates will be able to provide a secure environment for a protectee, by identifying, planning, preventing and controlling potential safety problems and risks while the protectee is positioned on foot, in a vehicle, within a structure of any type, in all geographical locations, under normal and emergency conditions.

Graduates will also be able to execute procedures to mitigate the effects of unusual incidents.  These objectives will be accomplished according to attributes of professionalism in such a manner as to maintain and enhance the legality, credibility, and legitimacy of the agency providing security; enhance the routine and emergency protective efficiency; and maintain sustained proper working relations with the protectee, protectee's family, and staff.

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ENABLING OBJECTIVES (Individual Training and Operational Components)

  • Security Objectives, Concepts, and Organization
  • Protective Team Functions and Supervision
  • Small Detail Operations
  • Micro Detail Operations
  • Professional Attributes and Behavior
  • Executive Relations
  • Emergency Response Priorities
  • Emergency Communications / Communication Dynamics

SECURITY PLANNING

  • Route / Travel Planning
  • Arrival / Departure Planning
  • Site Planning
  • Planning for public functions
  • Technical security overview
    • Locks, Alarms, and Video
    • Munitions Countermeasures
    • Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

PROTECTIVE CONTROLS (Routine and emergency protective behavior in all environments)

Positioning (posting) and Response While:

  • Working in and around Groups of People
  • 3rd Party Releases (causing persons to release holds on the Executive)
  • Controlling the Executive's Body in Emergencies
  • Shielding the Executive from Attack
  • Walking with the Executive
  • Providing Security at Arrivals and Departures
  • Providing Security at Temporary and Permanent Residences
  • Providing Security at Public Places and Gatherings
  • Use of Portable Shielding

TRANSPORTING THE EXECUTIVE

  • Route Planning
  • Tactical Driving Practice,
    • Vehicle Dynamics,
    • Anti-criminal / terrorist Driving and Evasive Maneuvering and
    • "Limo" Driving
    • Security Car Operation
  • Providing Aircraft Security (on the ground and in-flight)

PROTECTING THE PROTECTEE WHILE IN BUILDINGS

  • Defending the executive located in
    • Office
    • Residence

PROTECTION TACTICS

  • Securing Areas
  • Levels of Security
  • Interior Area Sweep Procedure
  • External Area Sweep Procedure
  • Patrolling / pushing posts
  • Establishing and Maintaining Access Control Points
  • Tactics and Procedures for Specific Security Environments

PRINCIPLES OF CONTROL

  • Legal Basis of Executive Protection / Protection Law
  • Liability
  • Justified Use of Force
  • Mental Conditioning for Executive Protection
  • Effects of Body Mechanics
  • Theory of Attack Management
  • Team Control
  • Use of Structural Shielding
  • Use of Verbal Control
  • Stages of Aggression
  • Physiology of the Fight-or-Flight Syndrome
  • Tactical Positioning

WEAPON CONTROL

  • Protective Handgun Disarming
  • Protective Knife Disarming
  • Protective Lever Disarming / Defense

REALISTIC SIMULATIONS

  • Realistic purposes
  • Realistic situations
  • Realistic environments
  • Realistic conditions

COURSE LENGTH

The course is currently 8 (eight) days in length.  Classes begin at 8:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break and evening work toward the end of the course.

The "short course" is 4 (four) days in length and is agency specific, although open to registrants, but without certification.

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COURSE TUITION

OPEN COURSES

The cost of the course is:

  • $2120 (U.S.) On Site Payment
  • $2020 (U.S.) Prepaid

A purchase order or $200.00 deposit is required at the time of advance registration.  The deposit is applied to the course fee.

The cost of the short course is $1000.

 

CONTRACT TRAINING

PSS contracts to provide complete or modularized training to form or enhance protective teams and protective operations for individual corporations.  We design training specific to the protective conditions and environment with which the security team must work.  We conduct training at the company designated site.  PSS also conducts training outside of the United States.

We are pleased to submit proposals.

Please call us at 703.754.0682, or e-mail us.
 

TESTING AND CERTIFICATION

Trainees' performance is tested by:

  • simulation testing (making decisions and executing procedures)
  • written testing, and
  • Elementary Performance Testing.

Upon successful completion, the trainee is awarded certification as Executive Protection Specialist.
 

COURSE LOCATION and OTHER INFORMATION

E-mail PSS for course dates.  Upon registration, we either e-mail or fax complete logistical information. 

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