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41magluva  [Member]
1/7/2010 4:40:20 AM EDT
Can anyone recommend a training program that focuses on a one man protection operation?
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1IV  [Team Member]
1/7/2010 5:38:01 AM EDT
Can you still joint the mil?

Or be a police officer?

Go do that.

Then look for security work.

I can turn you on to a armed gig at fed buildings if you have any of these.
dunndw  [Member]
1/7/2010 5:54:10 AM EDT
My barber (yes barber) is exec pritection detal trained /worked with Blackwater, but he was a ex LEO when he went. I'm not sure if they'd take civilians but it would only take a phone call to find out.
41magluva  [Member]
1/7/2010 3:27:19 PM EDT
I am a police officer, and I do have a little experience with this. But I was hoping there was a course out there that could enhance my skills and knowledge of exec. protection.
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soowah  [Team Member]
1/8/2010 6:32:47 PM EDT
Just one man detail? No I don't recall ever seeing anybody offer that type, most are team oriented.
Instructor  [Member]
1/9/2010 8:02:41 PM EDT
Commonwealth Criminal Justice Academy, LLC.
Executive Protection / Personal Protection Specialist Course
Virginia Registration for PPS

Prerequisite: Be a minimum of 18 years of age and a United States citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Course Length: (7) days (90) hours

Class Size: 10-15

Cost: $1,800.00

Date: March 2010 TBD

CCJA’s training course is designed for the experienced protection specialist and the novice alike. This unique training course covers a wide range of high level protection specialist security skills in permissive and semi-permissive environments. The course will be taught at a fast pace with classroom and hands on training based on updated and relevant protection techniques.

Some of the techniques:

Introduction to the Protection Specialist
Organization of a Protective Detail
Command post procedures
Ethics & Professionalism and Contracts
Protocol & dress
Virginia Codes & Regulations
Law (Constitutional, Criminal, Civil).
Advance surveys—preparation and planning
Protective Detail Operations
Briefings – detail or principle
Foot Formations & Tactics
Crowd Control
Arrivals & Departures
Motorcade Operations
Surveillance Detection
Defensive Tactics
TEMS Medical Training to include American Red Cross First Aid & CPR
Assessment of Threat and Protectee Vulnerability risk analysis
Bomb Threats and how to respond and sweep for IED’s & WMD
Use of Force
Residential Security
High & Low profile protection
1 & 2 Agent protective details
6 & 8 Agent Protective details
Assault on Principal Drills
5 practical exercises as well as final FTX

This seven day training course is very intensive; it is not just a classroom training course. From the first day you will be challenged with practical training exercises that will progressively build and culminate in Final Training Exercise (FTX). This course is a unique opportunity to experience the intensity of real protective detail operations, to meet industry representatives and to learn basic and advanced techniques in executive protection.

Commonwealth Security’s personal protection specialists training combines real world experience from CCJA’s instructor staff coupled with the knowledge and skill from our guest speakers including US Secret Service and US Marshal Service as well as other industry professionals.

Additional training for those who want to become Armed PPS Agent’s:

Entry Level Handgun Training for the Protection Specialist (07E)
Course Dates: TBD
Course Length: 14 Hours Course Cost: $200 + ammo

Advanced Handgun for the Protection Specialist (09E)
Course Dates: TBD
Course Length: 24 Hours Course Cost: $400 + ammo

Topics Covered: Proper Care and Maintenance, Civil/Criminal Liability, Weapon Retention, Deadly Force, Range Safety, Practical Firearms Handling, Principles of Marksmanship, Decision-Making for the Personal Protection Specialist.

Recommended Hotel:
Fredericksburg Hospitality House
2801 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 786-8321
CCJA Training Rate: $70.00 per night single occupant.
Within walking distance from the classroom

To register or for more information contact: (complete schedule and gear list) or call Nancy or Cindy @ (540) 322-3000
DCJS # 88-1499 & 11-5046
Wojo  [Team Member]
1/9/2010 8:08:17 PM EDT
I went to the Executive Protection Institute in Winchester / Berryville VA. They are now looking to do classes in the NJ/NY area in the spring and I will be one of the instructors. If you want more info, contact me off line. Having military / LEO experience certainly helps. But in some cases, a lot of guys can't turn off the LE mindset and want to engage, when your sole responsibility is to get the principal out of harms way.

Next week they are offering some introductory courses in NYC for people interested in making the jump into EP work. I will be at the meet and greet social after the classes.
Shake-N-BakeInEffect  [Member]
1/21/2010 1:16:33 PM EDT
If you really want to learn about Executive Protection, you need to go to Executive Security International, in Colorado. The instructors are all active Certified Protection Specialists. Take the 28 day course and you will be better for it. You can find them at
infantryman  [Member]
1/22/2010 5:03:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 1IV:
Can you still joint the mil?

Or be a police officer?

Go do that.

Then look for security work.

I can turn you on to a $25 an hour armed gig at fed buildings if you have any of these.

tell me more please. or IM me.

RonLauinger  [Team Member]
2/10/2010 5:45:02 PM EDT
+2 for ESI in Aspen,, been there, done that, best $$ ever spent.

It allowed me to get inside doors that would have never presented them
selves otherwise
Jarhead_22  [Life Member]
5/7/2010 11:09:28 PM EDT
There are a few great EP programs offered in the US, some of which have been named in this thread, but I'm not a believer in the ability of one man to provide much protection ––having been that one man for a year in 2007.

A one man detail rarely if ever gets any advance work done, and the advance is the difference between having real protection and just having a guy with you. When it comes time to move the client, you can drive or you can PSO but you can't really do both at the same time. There are just too many compromises involved in it and it's almost never a client with a qualified and experienced head of security or security adviser who hires one man and thinks he's protected.
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