Introduction: This course will introduce class participants to an extensive range of physical security and personal protection principles required by personal protection professionals to work in an effective personal protection team. Most training days will resemble realistic PPS work schedules, lasting beyond twelve hours with some days with field exercises that will extend the day beyond 15 hours.
Course Objectives: Students will learn the fundamental skills necessary to conduct a customized client risk profile and overall risk and threat assessments to assess, plan, organize and execute a comprehensive personal protection program.
• Chapter 493, 776, 790 Florida statutes; Civil/Criminal liability
• Historical perspective
• Case studies (strategies, past errors, liability, tactics)
• Personnel selection and training
• Dress and etiquette
• Client interview and questioner
• Information security practices
• Introduction to risk analysis, threat assessment and mitigation techniques & technology
• Command Post – structure and procedures
• Personal Protection principles
• Personal safety considerations
• Physical Security Principles for home, office, travel, hotels, restaurant & banquet functions
• Search and identification of improvised explosive devices
• Search and identification of covert electronic surveillance equipment
• Pre-deployment preparation, planning and exercises
• Motorcade vehicle selection
• Motorcade planning & operations
• Advances and risk surveys
• Protective formations
• Response to threats
• Open hand defensive measures
• Gun and knife disarms
• Radio communications
• Ballistics, armoring and trauma care fundamentals
Requirements: You must be at least 21 years old to attend this course, and have or be legally eligible for licensure as a security officer. Training candidates must provide an official, state certified (NCIC based) Criminal Records Checks indicating that candidate does not have any prior criminal convictions or pending cases. Failure to provide evidence of a clean record will disqualify applicant from participating in this class. Additional records include a copy of your valid driver’s license and a cleared driving record with no moving violations cited within 5 years preceding course application. Training candidates must also provide a medical clearance letter indicating that candidate has no medical restrictions and is allowed to participate in mid to high intensity physical activities without restrictions. Failure to provide a full medical clearance will also disqualify applicants from participating in this class.
Law enforcement officers and military personnel: LEO and active military personnel may provide a letter from their commanders or authorized representative in-lieu of criminal records checks. However, the letter must be in official organization letterhead with organization contact information for their respective command. For those providing organizational letters, LEO and active duty military IDs must be presented on the first day of class. Please ensure that organizational leaders will be available for contact, as SSG will contact organization to verify credentials and current employment and/or duty status.
Gear: Business casual clothing (no jeans). Clothing, shoes and sturdy belt appropriate for defensive tactics training. Please, also bring business clothing (slacks, jacket, tie and appropriate shoes) for field training exercises.
Method: This course will be taught using extensive classroom lectures and extensive practical exercises with moderate to vigorous physical activity.
Skill Prerequisites: None
Number of attendees: Minimum 10
Duration: 6 days
A variety of meal options can be purchased from a number of local restaurants. Lodging is also available near our training facilities.