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PDS-Protective Detail Specialist


The Protective Detail Specialist Course is an intense 5 day program where you will be immersed in all aspects of what it is like to evaluate a threat on a Principal and then formulate a strategy to protect them.


We concentrate on the specifics of what you need to know for working on a Protective Detail and being successful. This course is catered to the entry level professional looking to break into the Executive-Protection Industry, as well as the Practitioner looking to expand their Vocational training.


Course Syllabus/Break Down


Day 1- (0800 -Until Completion)
Introduction to the Course/Class Introductions
Key Terms, Positions and Responsibilities 

Types of Protection (High-Pro/Low-Pro/No-Pro)

State Laws, Legal Issues & Liability
Dealing with the Principal

Protocols & Etiquette

Dining Etiquette-Dining 101

Ethics & Professional Conduct
Movement Formations
Arrivals & Departures (Strong Side/Weak Side) And (Hard versus Soft)
Practical Exercise on Vehicles

Day 2- (0800 — Until Completion)
Practical Exercise on Vehicles 

Protective Intelligence/Surveillance Detection
Assassinations & Methodologies
State Sponsored Terrorism

Mail Screening
Threat Assessments

Driving & Vehicle Security

Vehicle Searches
Public Relations

Professional Communications

Deescalation Techniques & Conflict Resolution

Day 3- (0800- Until Completion)
Practical Exercise on Vehicles

Site Surveys

Route Planning

Practical Exercise on Route Planning (Laptop Needed)

AIC Briefs

Mission Briefs/Compositions

Motorcade Operations Lecture

Actions on Contact Lecture
Practical Exercise on Advances

Mission Planning

Day 4- (0800 Until Completion)
Practical Exercise on Vehicles 

Working Internationally Lecture
Lessons Learned Lecture
Tools of the Trade

Practical Exercise-Mission Brief
Practical Exercise-Mock Detail
After Action Review of Mock Detail

Personal Security Vulnerability Assessments

Day 5- (0800 Until Completion)

Practical Exercise on Vehicles 

Scenario Drills (Round Table Discussion)

Strategies for Success
The Select Few (Our Alumni)

Practical Exercise-Mission Brief
Practical Exercise-Mock Detail
After Action Review of Mock Detail
Recap of the week with a final review
Final Exam


2023  Course Dates
Class 23-01/January 9th-13th/Tampa, Florida
Class 23-02/January 22nd-26th/Arizona(Private)
Class 23-03/March 6th-10th/Tampa, Florida
Class 23-04/April 4th-8th/Tampa, Florida
Class 23-05/June 5th-9th/Tampa, Florida
Class 23-06/July 10th-14th/Tampa, Florida
Class 23-07/August 7th-11th/Tampa, Florida
Class 23-08/September 18th-22nd/Tampa, Florida
Class 23-09/October 23rd-27th/Tampa, Florida
Class 23-10/November 18th-17th/Tampa, Florida

Course Cost is $1200.00
Veterans/LEO: $1000.00

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