Personal Protection Specialist (60 Hours)

Administration & Personal Protection Orientation 4 hours

a. Introduction
    a. Job Description
        i. Overview
        ii. Requirements
        iii. Duties and responsibilities
    b. Protective responsibility
    c. Proactive versus Reactive Operation


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

a. Code of Virginia and Private Security Regulations
    a. Laws relating to the regulation of Private Security Services
    b. Regulations relating to Private Security Services
    c. Limits of Authority
    d. Weapons issues and the Law
    e. Review of other laws pertinent to the Personal Security Specialist

b. Conduct and Ethics
        i. Professionalism and integrity
        ii. Confidentiality
        iii. Client selection and conduct
        iv. Public image
        v. Cost factors

c. Physical and Mental preparation
    a. Nutrition, exercise, rest
    b. Career Challenges
    c. New reactive priorities
    d. 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 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

032E Personal Protection Specialist Entry Level Course
DCJS 60 hour entry level course for Personal Protection Specialist.
Course as required for registration approval in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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