Executive Protection Training Course

Executive protection (EP), also known as close protection, refers to security measures taken to ensure the safety of VIPs. K Street’s comprehensive executive protection training course prepares you to take on all aspects of security for principals with a raised profile such as celebrities, executives, and dignitaries. Learn to mitigate risk while providing your VIP client with a sense of freedom and security.

You’ll come away from this course with the physical and mental skills necessary to not only provide world-class security and protection, but also to advance your career. This class is especially appropriate for corporate global security executives, armed security professionals, law enforcement, and others seeking employment in the executive protection field.

What is Executive Protection Training For?

Celebrities, executives, or other individuals may be exposed to elevated personal risk because of their employment, celebrity status, wealth, associations, or geographical location. Due to this elevated level of risk, it is crucial that VIP’s bodyguards or security teams are trained and prepared to handle any situation. In this advanced close protection training course, participants learn to optimize their security situational awareness, develop operational plans, conduct route, and site surveys, run motorcade operations, perform foot formations and execute emergency immediate action procedures. 

K Street’s in-depth course focuses especially on teamwork as the essential key to success. Our executive protection training emphasizes teamwork by culminating in a realistic street evade recovery scenario mission. After completion of this rigorous course, you will be confident as you enter the real world as an executive protection security professional.

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Executive Protection Training Course by K Street

What Will You Learn?

1. Introduction to executive protection
2. Case study review
3. Proving the value of EP: Winning over your principal
4. Threat, risk and vulnerability assessment
5. Planning and logistics
6. Emergency response
7. Counter surveillance and surveillance detection techniques
8. Use of force in the protective environment
9. Recognize, prevent, and defend against common street attacks
10. Utilization of cover and concealment with the principal
11. Protective driving
12. Protective emergency medical—Stop the bleed/CPR/AED
13. Firearms and less than lethal options

EXECUTIVE PROTECTION TRAINING SCHEDULE

Class is five (5) days, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

This is a physically and mentally demanding course requiring long days and maximum student participation. Students should prepare accordingly.

We have multiple course dates available.

Cost: $2,775.00 per person, corporate discounts available for multiple attendees

Prerequisite Requirements: NRA Basic Pistol Safety Certificate, CCW Permit/Firearm ID Card, and Firearms Qualification Certificate (Dated within 60 days of course)

Housing Accommodations: Available within 5 miles of the training academy.

EQUIPMENT LIST

  • Handgun with portable lockbox/safe
  • Holster (draw and secure)
  • Three magazines (10 round maximum capacity)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement
  • BDU attire with K Street Group issued polo shirt

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What Will You Learn at Executive Protection Training?

1. Introduction to executive protection

In this introduction, you will discuss what executive protection is, what it entails, and why it is important. Additionally, you will learn the broad strokes of what our in-depth course covers.

2. Case study review

Assessing real-world scenarios is a crucial aspect of our executive protection training course. Case study review allows course participants to respond more confidently and effectively in a true security emergency.

3. Proving the value of EP: Winning over your principal

Executive protection (EP) is an invaluable service to any VIP or celebrity, as their safety may be at risk. This course will discuss the value of executive protection as it relates to your principal, including a renewed sense of freedom and security for the principal.

4. Threat, risk, and vulnerability assessment

Threat and risk assessment allow you to act preemptively, and recognize potentially threatening situations before they occur. This training will teach techniques to ensure awareness of your surroundings in order to minimize risk and vulnerability.

5. Planning and logistics

A solid plan helps minimize risk. Planning and logistics are a crucial part of security. Learn to develop operational plans, to conduct route and site surveys, and to run motorcade operations. 

6. Emergency response

In the event of an emergency, it is an executive protection professional’s job to respond quickly and effectively. No matter what kind of emergency, this course teaches you to execute immediate emergency action procedures in order to protect your principal, yourself, and those around you.

7. Counter surveillance and surveillance detection techniques

Counter surveillance and surveillance detection is necessary to recognize, identify, and gather information on potentially hostile individuals or groups. This course prepares you to conduct counter surveillance in order to recognize potential threats and avoid possible attacks.

8. Use of force in the protective environment

While no use of force is considered the ideal method for resolving a situation, executive security professionals must learn when use of force is justified. This training covers when to use force in the protective environment, and what kind of force may be appropriate in varying situations.

9. Recognize, prevent, and defend against common street attacks

Common street attacks may occur, and can be emotional and/or physically damaging to your principal. K Street’s training will teach you to recognize, preemptively prevent, and defend against common street attacks.

10. Utilization of cover and concealment with the principal

Keeping a low profile may be crucial to risk assessment and mitigation. In this course, you will learn when utilization of cover and concealment with the principal may be necessary to maintain security, and how to execute this effectively.

11. Protective driving

Travel presents risks and dangers that may not be present in other environments. Learn to master the creation and/or execution of safety itineraries, including security searches of vehicles, defensive driving against collision or observation, and maintaining security while driving alone or in a convoy.

12. Protective emergency medical: Stop the bleed, CPR, & AED

First aid can and does save lives. Part of maintaining your principal’s security is knowing how to respond in a medical emergency. K Street’s thorough executive protection course includes instruction on how to stop bleeding, how to properly administer CPR, and how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator).

13. Firearms and less than lethal options

Less than lethal uses of force are always preferred to firearms, but there are some situations in which the use of a firearm may be appropriate. Learn when use of a firearm is justified, and learn other, less than lethal options for executive protection.

FAQs About Executive Protection Training

1. What are the required prerequisites for this course?

To take this course, you need to hold the following permits and certificates:

  • NRA Basic Pistol Safety Certificate
  • CCW Permit/Firearm ID Card
  • Firearms Qualification Certificate (Dated within 60 days of course)

2. What equipment do I need to bring to class?

On the first day of class, you will need to bring:

  • Handgun with portable lockbox/safe
  • Holster (draw and secure)
  • Three magazines (10 round maximum capacity)
  • Eye and ear protection
  • Footwear suitable for rapid movement
  • BDU attire with K Street Group issued polo shirt

3. Does this course offer a certificate?

Yes. Participants receive a certificate upon completion of the course.

4. How long does the certificate last?

The certificate is good for 3 years.

5. Are housing accommodations available at this training facility?

Yes, accommodations are available within 5 miles of the training academy. Special hotel rates are available for course participants.