Introduction to Protective Services (IPS)

Category: Law Enforcement and Security Training
Price: $ 300.00

Duration: 30 hours

Description:This course builds on the Level IV (Personal Protection Officer) training and certification required by the State of Texas.

Many law enforcement and security personnel are tasked with providing Executive/Dignitary/VIP/Witness Protection, but few have the necessary training to do so properly. The purpose of this course is to introduce the participant to the necessary elements of the protective services field. This course is approximately 30 hours in length, and will be taught in two consecutive days of 15 hours each (similar to a real protective assignment). The training days are long and demanding, both physically and mentally, however, the participant will receive much more extensive training than other introductory courses. The graduate will also be much better prepared to actually provide personal protection services.

The general topics, subject to change, is as follows:

Basic Principles of Protective Services, Threat Profiles, Protocol/Etiquette, Command Post Operations, Protective Intelligence, Threat Assessments, Personal Security Vulnerability Assessments, Site Surveys, Advance Procedures, Introduction to Terrorism, Terrorist Operations, Detecting Terrorist Surveillance, Hostage/Kidnap Survival, Basic Anti-Terrorism/Evasive Driving, Weapons and Equipment, Improvised Explosive Devices/Searches, Defensive Tactics, Legal Considerations, Walking Formations, Mounted/Dismounted Formations, Motorcade Operations, Protection Drills.

As you can see, this course will be covering a wide range of topics. As stated earlier, the purpose is introductory, therefore, participants who will be providing Executive/Dignitary/VIP/Witness Protection will be strongly encouraged to seek further training and qualifications specifically related to providing professional protection services.  

There is no pre-requisite to this course, however, you must have a current Security Officer Commission and be a graduate of the Texas Level IV Personal protection Officer Course (15 hours) to apply for the Personal Protection Officer endorsement.

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