Derecho Investigations and EPSOP Group combined into Dignitary Protection & Security Group, LLC in 2019. EPSOP Group, USA was formed in 1998 by former U.S. Military and Law Enforcement to meet the growing need for Professional Protective Operations Services Domestically and Abroad.
This program provides specialized training to students who will conduct or support dignitary/executive protective service operations as a single officer/agent or as part of a larger protective detail for elected officials, political appointees, members of the court, corporate executive-level leaders and private individuals of wealth or other risk factors who are potential targets of terrorism and/or criminal acts.
Emphasis is placed on introducing the student to the critical, basic and advanced foundations of protection. The methodology is based on the US Secret Service concept of security in-depth and further refined using the unique techniques and procedures of successful private and corporate executive protection programs.
Students who attend the full seven-day course will be faced with real-world scenarios based on events such as the June 26th, 2018 breach of security of Senator McConnell and Transportation Secretary Chao and the earlier shooting of House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
All students at the completion of this training course will fully understand the basic philosophy, mission, and objectives for a protective service agent and the protective detail. And graduates will be able to take part in, and complete, the required threat assessment and mission planning process, understand the threats and risks to their Protectee, and have demonstrated the proper procedures and skills needed to provide a safe and secure environment around the client in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws or regulations.
70+ hours, 30 learning objectives, live scenario-based capstone.
Maryland Police & Corrections Training Commission
Virginia Department of Criminal Justice
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
And accepted as part of an officer’s permanent record by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety
Endorsed by the International Foundation for Protection Officers
Approved for the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Personal Protective Specialist Program 32 E & 32 I
Approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board for 12 CEUs
Approved by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division
Although this program is open enrollment restrictions do apply and seating is limited, Law Enforcement has first priority for seats. Please review the syllabus on the requirements to attend https://www.eptraining.us/courses-master-list/dignitary-and-executive-protection-specialist-course/ and contact us with any questions at 315-486-7854, Mom-Fri 9 am -7 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm
Registration must be made by Dec 30th, 2019 to be eligible for all special tuition rates.
Seven-day program special veteran and law enforcement tuition rate $950.00
Scholarships are available, for more information visit https://www.eptraining.us/tuition-plan/ call or email for details 315-486-7854 firstname.lastname@example.org
All others cost: $2250.00
Group rate savings:
Group of 4: $1250.00 per student a $1000.00 savings
Group of 3: $1500.00 per student a $750.00 savings (IFPO alumni/members rate)
A team of 2: $1800.00 per student a $450.00 savings
ASIS chapters may request a special rate for their members.