032E Personal Protection Specialist Entry Level Course

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DCJS  60 hour entry level course for Personal Protection Specialist.
Course as required for registration approval in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Personal Protection Specialist

60 Hours

Administration & Personal Protection Orientation 4hrs

  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



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




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


       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


Formations, positioning, motorcades

High profile

Low profile

Types of post assignments





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




Media attention

Crowds and special events

Protective courtesies

Familiarity with protectee and family

Spacing and interaction

Professional demeanor and image

Practical exercises – Five 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


Performance Evaluations – Five Practical Exercises

Written Examination

This Completes the Course Outline for DCJS 60hr PPS Course