Bodyguard / Executive Protection

Bodyguard / Executive Protection

Personal Protection Specialist

60 Hours

Administration & Personal Protection Orientation 4 hours

1. Introduction

  1. Job Description

    1. Overview

    2. Requirements

    3. Duties and responsibilities

  2. Protective responsibility

  3. Proactive versus Reactive Operation


Applicable Sections of the Code of Virginia and DCJS Regulations 1 hour


a. Code of Virginia and Private Security Regulations

    1. Laws relating to the regulation of Private Security Services

    2. Regulations relating to Private Security Services

    3. Limits of Authority

    4. Weapons issues and the Law

    5. Review of other laws pertinent to the Personal Security Specialist


b. Conduct and Ethics

      1. Professionalism and integrity

      2. Confidentiality

      3. Client selection and conduct

      4. Public image

      5. Cost factors


  1. Physical and Mental preparation

    1. Nutrition, exercise, rest

    2. Career Challenges

    3. New reactive priorities

    4. Preparing mentally for protective assignments


Assessment of Threat and Protectee Vulnerability 8 hours

Specific threat analysis

Target selection methodology

Types of threats

Motivation for attack

Target Pinpointing through Surveillance

Effect of attack

Accessibility

Vulnerability

Critical need

Risk to attacker

          Intelligence gathering by attackers

Abduction and assassination studies

Specific public and private cases

Methods of surveillance and target study

Methods of attack and ambush

Failure analysis

Surveillance detection

Value of detection

How to spot surveillance

Observation and awareness

Collecting and reporting information developed

Predictability avoidance

Route planning

Schedule variance

Daily routine

Travel and movement

Destructive techniques and ambush scenarios

Introduction to explosives

Typical Bomb Attacks

Threat and Assault realities

Bomb Incident management

Intelligence gathering

Law enforcement liaison

Federal Agency liaison

Corporate Information Sources

Public information


Legal Authority and Civil Law 8 hours

Personal Protection Specialist actions relating to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights

First Amendment

Dealing with the press

Dealing with the public

Fourth Amendment

Fifth Amendment

Sixth Amendment

Eighth Amendment

Civil law

Criminal law

Use of force guidelines

Level of force

Deadly force

Ability

Opportunity

Jeopardy

Self defense

Practical alternatives and diversions

Defensive scenarios

Cover and evacuate

Primary response to Protectee

Statutory law

Review of Criminal statutes

How these laws relate to the Personal Protective Specialist

Cooperation with local law enforcement

Labor law issues

Employment law

Labor situations

Importance to the Personal Protective Specialist


Protective Detail Operations 28 hours

Security advances

Pre-departure preparations

Lodging accommodations

Transportation coordination

Specific site surveys

Coordination of emergency services and local intelligence

Law enforcement

Fire and rescue

Hospital

       International travel preparations

Border issues

Health issues

Cultural issues

Protocol issues

Terrorist issues

       Detail briefing

Major contact names and numbers

Facility floor plans

Itineraries and schedules

Post assignments and positioning

Emergency plans

       Practical advance survey exercises

Protective detail organization

Personal selection

Special training

Protective equipment

Policy and protective procedures

Personal Protective Specialists Daily Operations

Understanding overall objectives

Intentional injury

Unintentional injury

Embarrassment

       Formations, positioning, motorcades

High profile

Low profile

       Types of post assignments

Interior

Perimeter

Checkpoint

Surveillance

       Emergency reaction guidelines

Cover and evacuate

Individual tasking

       Command post procedures

Vehicle coordination

Manpower coordination

Equipment coordination

       Vehicular movement

Limousine and follow car

Larger motorcades

Air travel

Commercial flight

Private and charter

       Varying environments and social settings

Business

Recreational

Family

Media attention

Crowds and special events

        Protective courtesies

Familiarity with protectee and family

Spacing and interaction

Professional demeanor and image

Practical Exercises – Five Practical Exercises Required

Emergency Procedures 12 hours

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 8 hours

Emergency first aid

Emergency situations

Emergency evacuation/reaction planning

Prior reconnaissance of travel routes, places and facilities to be visited

Primary evacuation route for each location

Alternate evacuation routes

       Identification of alternate/emergency travel routes and travel modes

Responses to emergency situations

Continuous situation analysis

Emergency relocation

Advance site selection

Location options

Information security

Security procedures

Evacuation

Performance Evaluations – Five Practical Exercises

Written examination

(This Completes the Course Outline for DCJS 60 hr course)*****************************************************
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This Course Outline is for the Basic & Advanced Program

Personal Protection Specialist Bodyguard

Subjects and Overview of Basic and other Advanced Programs

Total hours of classroom instruction not including firearms familiarization or final written examination: 112 to 120

1. THE PROFESSIONAL BODYGUARD INTRODUCTION

An Overview of the profession of personal protection as presented by the All American Bodyguard Training Center. Emphasis on ideas and formations as practiced throughout the world.

2. THE PROFESSIONAL BODYGUARD AND THE LAW

In-depth examination of the critical legal and moral responsibilities of the professional bodyguard including concealed weapons laws and deadly force issues. A look at client contracts and fee schedules. CRITICAL INFORMATION.

3. THE TERRORIST THREAT TO BODYGUARD OPERATIONS

A thorough examination of the terrorist phenomenon as it affects the professional bodyguard. Covers terrorist organization, capabilities, origination, and tactics.

4. BODYGUARD FIREARMS & WEAPONRY

A review of the characteristics of revolvers, pistols, assault rifles, and automatic weapons that are available to - and may oppose - the professional bodyguard.

Handguns

Assault rifles and automatic weapons

5. COMBAT PISTOL CRAFT

Tips, tactics and combat pointers for maximizing your potential for survival in a gun fight. Professional bodyguard instructors walk one through exercises that provide the edge in any deadly encounter.

6. COMBAT SHOTGUN

A dynamic class on the employment of the fighting shotgun in bodyguard roles. Provides a complete training regimen for the bodyguard trainee.

7. WEAPONS CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Instruction on the proper techniques for care, cleaning and field maintenance of all classes of weapons from revolvers to machine guns.

8. BODYGUARD SURVIVAL

Important tips for staying alive in the profession. Emphasis on bodyguard tactics, including the use of and necessity of cover. Psychological and philosophical aspects of survival are covered in detail.

9. CLIENT PROTECTION TECHNIQUES (FORMATIONS)

Insight into the special tactics and skills the professional bodyguard employs in the defense of the client.

Bodyguard protective formations: Establishing security post(s) and using different working formations with a Principal.

10. CLIENT PROTECTION TECHNIQUES (ADVANCE TEAM)

Insight into the special tactics and skills the professional bodyguard employs to insure client safety: "Route recons", site surveys, estate security and the safe house.

11. BODYGUARD SPECIAL PURPOSE NON-LETHAL WEAPONS

Covers the implementation of/and the strength/weaknesses of chemical defense and electronic Stun weapons.

12. BODYGUARD SPECIAL PURPOSE NON-LETHAL IMPACT WEAPONS

Instruction on defensive flashlight, yawara, kubotan, taser, various batons, as well as the tonfa, PR-24, Nunchaku, and other weapons.

13. BODYGUARD DETENTION, CONTROL AND SEARCH TECHNIQUES

Instruction on the special techniques used to control, search and restrain. Examination of the legal right to detain, use of force, search and cuff etc...

14. BODYGUARD COMBATIVES AND SELF DEFENSE

Street proven hand to hand combat techniques and martial arts as used by the personal protection specialist.

15. BODYGUARD WEAPON RETENTION AND TAKE AWAY TECHNIQUES

Instruction on how to keep your own weapons while taking away the opposition's and at the same time defending the Principal.

16. WOMEN IN BODYGUARDING

A look at the ever expanding role in what once was a exclusive male domain.

17. AMBUSH COUNTERMEASURES

The dynamics of client protection and moving the client out of the kill zone; combat from vehicles; target recognition; acquisition and techniques. Also covered is: immediate threat assessment; and the "Bootleg" and "J" turns as implemented in high speed vehicles. Additionally drills to use against various types of ambushes.

-Vehicle use as a defensive shield

-Target acquisition, recognition and sequencing

-Roadblocks

-Driving skills

-Client transfer in kill zones

-Individual and team duties

-Ambush supervision

-Terrorists tactics in the urban ambush

18. BODYGUARDING - BEYOND TECHNIQUES

Mental and physical training techniques for necessary conditioning, and mental awareness.

19. THE BOMB THREAT TO VEHICLES AND PERSONNEL

Examination of the Terrorist penchant for killing impersonally with bombs. Instruction on dealing effectively and peremptorily with vehicle bombs and package explosives. Emphasis on recognition and avoidance, no disarming techniques!

20. TRAUMA MANAGEMENT

Combat medical aid procedures to be used prior to getting to the paramedics. Emergency field first aid procedures designed to save your clients or your life. Techniques covered range from treatment for minor/major gunshot and stab wounds to the Heimlich maneuver and CPR.

21. BODYGUARD OPERATIONS

Practical exercises covering the decision to provide a bodyguard operation; picking up and transporting the principal to and from various locations; all designed to apply the skills developed in the course.

22. BODYGUARDING - OVERVIEW OF ALL ASPECTS OF BODYGUARDING

23. WRITTEN EXAMINATION

24. SPECIALIZED FIREARMS TRAINING Additional - 60 HRS

- Training comprised of judgmental shooting skills

-- Shoot don't shoot scenarios

-- Turn and fire drills

-- Failure to stop drills

-- Multiple target drills

- Combat familiarity with the weapons systems listed below:

-- Weapons

Night Handgun Combat

High Standard M 18-7 12 gauge

Mossberg M 500 Riot Gun

Heckler & Koch M 91/93/94

HK G-3; MP-5; P9S; VP-70Z; P7

Glock 17,19,21,26

Beretta

Uzi Sub Machine Gun (carbine)

Remington M 700 USMC (Sniper)

Rem. 870 & 1100 shotguns

Smith & Wesson Handguns (revolvers & semi-autos)

Colt M 1911 series

Benelli M 121-M1 & M3 Super 90

U.S. .30 M1 Carbine

Armalite AR-180

Shotgun

Ruger Mini-14

Star .38 Super Auto

.44 Magnum revolvers

Counter Sniper Rifles

Ithica Mag 10 "Roadblocker"

AK-47 & SKS Carbine

MAC 10 Sterling SMG (carbine)

M-14 (M1-A) & M-16 (AR-15)

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