Dignitary / Executive Protection
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The Dignitary / Executive Protection Course is designed to explore the specialized skills required of officers tasked with conducting or augmenting the protective security function for a public figure, with the ultimate goal of minimizing or eliminating the risk of harm to the protectee. Instructors will discuss the history of attacks; theory of protection and planning; and protective formations and motorcade formations. Students will learn about sites, advances and threat hardening as well as operational security, attire and equipment. This course will consist of classroom lecture, practical exercises, reality-based scenarios and a final exam are used to ensure that each student acquires the critical knowledge, skill and abilities required of an executive protection professional. Each course is limited to 16 students.
This course is presented by the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. Instructors are Pennsylvania State Police Academy instructors and members of the Pennsylvania State Police Executive Services Section.
INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS: 5 Days / 40 Hours
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES: To expose students to the essential elements of the protective security function in accordance with established best practices. After completion, students will have been exposed to and have explored:
- Basic distinctions between law enforcement and executive protection.
- Role of the Executive Protection Agent.
- Protective security terminology.
- Defining a "Protectee."
- Concept of concentric circles.
- Route Analysis.
- Site and venue advance analysis.
- Recognizing threat cues and precursors to violent attack.
- Weapon disarming.
- Time, space and mobility.
- The attacker.
- Equipment, attire and etiquette.
COURSE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS: Attendance and successful completion of all practical exercises, along with a 25-question final exam.
AUDIENCE: PSP Enlisted, MP, LEO
MPOETC CLEE Hours: 40 - CLEE ID # CLE01029
Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130. All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.
Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.
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