ADVANCED BODYGUARD / PRIVATE SECURITY DETAIL OPERATIVEAdvanced Bodyguard/Private Security Detail Operative: 136 instructional hours over a 15 day period. This course of study will equip the student to serve in high level security positions. Candidates for this program should be aware of the high risks associated with this career field.
GI Bill® Benefits Accepted
We accept VA benefits, such as the GI Bill®, for the following course.
Prerequisites for this program
minimum three years experience in military, law enforcement and/or security
136 Instructional Hrs (3 weeks) Completion of all topics required for graduation.
The modules listed below are identified by a 3-digit number to identify the topic being covered in training. This allows a student and an instructor to identify specific areas of training where additional tutoring may be needed or where prior learning can be accessed. Program enrollment constitutes enrollment into all modules.
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101 - Introduction to Bodyguard/PSD Operative
Objective: Prepares the student to seek and secure employment and be properly prepared for initial deployment. Introduces students to the basic requirements of the BG/PSD position with information on getting hired, pay scale, work schedule requirements, benefits, travel, job offers and acceptance, preparations for deployment, personal equipment needs, daily living conditions and other specifics of what the student can expect when becoming operational.
102 - SERE (Survival Execution, Recon, Escape)
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate how to survive a worst case scenario should he/she be captured by hostile elements. Provides information and techniques to facilitate operator’s survival and escape in the event of capture by enemy forces.
103 - Tactical Medicine
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate combat triage and battlefield first aid as it applies to common combat wounds and injuries.
104 - Protective Security Formations
Objective: The student will have a working knowledge of the protective formations and tactical responsibilities of each position on the protective detail such as walking formations and when working special situations. Students will also acquire a working knowledge of how to organize protective details.
105 - Arrivals and Departures
Objective: The student will have a working knowledge of how to conduct motorcade radio communications and protective support of the VIP Principal during standard side arrivals and departures for all positions within the security detail.
106 - VIP Protective Techniques
Objective: The student will have a working knowledge of how to identify and neutralize a threat to the VIP Principal, conduct site surveys and perform advance intelligence functions.
107 - Tactical Shooting, Pistol & Rifle
Objective: The student will know and understand the proper way to safely and proficiently perform tactical shooting with pistols and rifles. This module Includes instruction on stance, grip, sighting, draw techniques, reloading, maintenance, clearing jams and other combat shooting techniques.
108 - Defensive Tactics
Objective: The student will have a working knowledge of unarmed defensive tactics. The student will be able to effectively implement techniques against armed and unarmed single or multiple attackers.
109 - Radio Procedures
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate a working knowledge of tactical radio procedures and security including frequency codes, communications security and terminology.
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate a working knowledge of terrorist surveillance techniques and effective counter surveillance procedures and tactics against surveillance. This module Includes instruction on scanning, surveillance platforms, covers/disguises, surveillance detection, cover and concealment, technical surveillance tools, passive and aggressive counter surveillance maneuvers.
111- Counter-Ambush Techniques
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate a working knowledge of how to effectively detect and neutralize hostile ambush situations against VIP Principal and his security detail. This module Includes instruction on types of ambushes, ambush-kidnap scenarios, ambush-assassination scenarios, ambush robber scenarios and responses.
112 - Anti-Active Shooter
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate a working knowledge of the unique characteristics of an active shooter and how to effectively respond. The student will know and understand the psychology of the active shooter and the most effective tactics for escaping or neutralizing the active shooter threat.
113 - Kidnapped Client Rescue and Recovery
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate the tactics and techniques required for successful recovery of a VIP client kidnapped and held hostage by hostile forces. Instruction will include Israeli Close Quarter Battle (CQB) and Force on Force hostage rescue techniques.
114 - Tactical Driving
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate the elements of tactical driving as it pertains to neutralizing threats & escape from vehicular attacks. Classroom & practical training in driving techniques such as high speed cornering, reverse driving, braking and sliding techniques, frontal impact avoidance, anti-roadblock techniques, take-out techniques, weight transfer and cornering, over/under-steer, high speed collisions, spin control, hydroplaning, driving on snow/ice, off road driving and bulletproofing.
115 - Convoy Operations
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate a working knowledge of convoy operations for protective security details in high threat environments/situations. Instruction will cover the primary objectives & components of a PSD convoy for low/high profile missions, responsibilities of each person’s position in a vehicle, threat recognition, counter surveillance/counter ambush protocols, attack methodology of hostiles, shielding, screening & blocking procedures.
116 - Aquatic Risk Mitigation
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate how to lessen the risks to the VIP Principal that are inherent in aquatic environments. The course will include instruction on lifesaving techniques, how, where & why people drown, aquatic predators & risks, beach tide risks & other current hazards.
117 - Sniper Counter Sniper Tactics
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate how to recognize, mitigate/neutralize threats posed by hostile snipers to VIP Principal & the security detail. Instruction includes lecture on known sniper & bait tactics, sniper concealment & camouflaged placement/platforms, multiple sniper configurations, preferred weapons, sniper escape tactics, sniper detection, preventive pro-active/ reactive tactics.
118 - Improvised Explosive Devices/Suicide
Objective: The student will know, understand and have a working knowledge of terrorist tactics for use of IEDs against the VIP Principal and security detail as well as detection and mitigation of same. Instructional topics will include, IED types and methodology, car bombs, search for and detection of IEDs, letter and parcel bomb recognition, basic principles of booby traps, protection from ballistic threats, operational wear and degradation. Student will also know and understand how to deal with the threat posed by suicide bombers. Instructional topics will include: the unique characteristics of the suicide threat, structure of devices, types of explosives, detection of suicide bombers, physiological signs, behavioral signs, appearance signs, reactions if detection occurs and phases of disarmament.
119 - Personal Protection of Home, Office, Vehicle & Aircraft
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate the measures and procedures necessary to protect the VIP Principal’s home, office, vehicle and aircraft. Topics of instruction will include supplemental security checklists for home, office, vehicles and aircraft.
120 - Terrorism
Objective: The student will know, understand and demonstrate a working knowledge of terrorist intelligence gathering techniques and the historical context of the terrorist threat.