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

State Laws, Legal Issues & Liability

Key Terms, Positions and Responsibilities
Protocols & Etiquette

Dealing with the Principal
Movement Formations
Arrivals & Departures (Strong Side/Weak Side) And (Hard versus Soft)
Solo-Practitioner positioning and movement
Practical Exercise on Vehicles

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

Sure Surveys
Route Planning

Practical Exercise on Route Planning (Laptop Needed)
Practical Exercise on Advances
Mission Briefs/Compositions

Motorcade Operations Lecture

Actions on Contact Lecture/Practical Exercise
AIC Briefs

Day 3- (0800- until completion)
Professional Communications

Protective Intelligence/Surveillance Detection
Practical Exercise-Mission Brief
Practical Exercise-Mock Detail
After Action Review of Mock Detail
Threat Assessments

Vehicle Searches
Public Relations

Day 4- (0800 until completion)
Working Internationally Lecture
Lessons Learned Lecture
Practical Exercise-Mission Brief
Practical Exercise-Mock Detail
After Action Review of Mock Detail
Interpersonal Communications
Ethics & Conduct
Tools of the Trade

Personal Security Vulnerability Assessments

Day 5- (0800 until completion)
Assassinations & Methodologies
State Sponsored Terrorism

Chem/Bio Threats

Mail Screening

Scenario Drills (Round Table Discussion)

Technology Based Tools
Success as a Contractor/How to market yourself
The Select Few (Our Alumni)
Recap of the week with a final review
Final Exam

2020  Course Dates

Class 20-01/January 13-17/Los Angeles, California

Class 20-02/January 20-24/Tampa, Florida

Class 20-03/July 13-15/Tampa, Florida

Class 20-04/July 27-31/Tampa, Florida

Class 20-06/September 21-25/Tampa, Florida

Class 20-07/November 9-13/Tampa, Florida


Course Cost is $1200.00

Active Duty Military/Veterans/LEO: $960 (20% Off)

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