When we decided to write a series of articles about the @ISA seven day program we started with the executive protection training classes on day one. We knew each article may have the secondary effect of our team receiving some positive or negative feedback, comments or questions about the program. @independentsecurityadvisors, #isa, #independentsecurityadvisors, @executiveprotectiontraining, #executiveprotectiontraining
And as expected that has happened, we have received some questions with the first three articles which focused on an the introduction to executive protection. Questions about why we would waste time on ethics or protocol, and what does interpersonal communication have to do with executive protection.
Read those articles here
EPO 100 Essentials of Executive Protection ; IPC 100 Communication Theory; SOC 100 Demographics and the Evolution of the Detail; IPC 101 Etiquette and Protocol; PHIL 100 Ethics in Protective Services; HIST 100 Dignitary & Executive Protection: Historical Overview and we assign homework with the HIST 100 Dignitary & Executive Protection: Case Study class.
EPO 100 Essentials of Executive Protection covers an agents training, licensing, insurance & liability, physical fitness & behavioral health requirements, daily duties & responsibilities, and the types and organization of various details.
IPC 100 Communication Theory, HIST 100 Dignitary & Executive Protection: Historical Overview & SOC 100 Demographics and the Evolution of the Detail talk about working well with others, how to establish a good working relationship and communication with the detail, staff, client and others. And finally how over time changes in society have changed the detail, agent demographics and selection, equipment, mission, objectives, communication means, team building etc.
IPC 101 Etiquette and Protocol covers an agent’s attire, manners, and interpersonal communication skills, how an agent presents him/herself and how they appear to the client and general public. We also cover the situations and scenarios agents may find themselves in, such as such as public events, red carpet events and international travel or diplomatic situations.
PHIL 100 Ethics in Protective Services is self-explanatory you would think, but many agents are surprised by the ethical dilemmas they may experience on both private and law enforcement assignments.
The HIST 100 Dignitary & Executive Protection: Case Study assignment requires a student to research a historical event involving an agent or detail and write an evaluation of the event as an after action review. Case studies have included the assassination of Pres Lincoln, Caesar, Pres Clinton breaking his ankle and EP events like clients being attacked with pies.
Executive Protection Training Classes on day one did not include gun play, high speed driving, or close combat training. But the terminal learning objectives of each class are seen in every class going forward. It’s probably why these classes are mandated by the federal law enforcement academies and by state EP training regulatory agencies.
So watch out for the next few articles and keep the comments and questions coming. You may e-mail or PM us at mparker@eptraining, on LinkedIn or visit our Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DPspecialist/ with any questions about the curriculum and to request a copy of the syllabus.