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Third Party Protection

Third Party Protection

Focus:  Certified security personnel.

Length: 24 hours.  Optional 16 additional hours for live-fire training.

This is the only training of its kind, presented to create a realistic program of protection.  This course provides the professional security agent with methods of protection, control, and defense that are unmatched in any training course.

We present not only realistic strategies and tactics involving teams of one and two protective agents, but also training in the most simple to apply, advanced combatives extant.  This is NOT the Secret Service five agent protective team model--it is realistic training for the single protective agent and two-agent protective team commonly found in executive protection.

  • Whether you are a retired peace officer or a private security officer, the laws governing your actions during any protective incident are much different than those guiding the actions of on-duty sworn officers.  By understanding the exact legal parameters of the duties of the protective agent, you can instantly react to any threat with the appropriate tactics and levels of force without fear of legal repercussions.
  • The majority of the protective agent's intervention duties require not physical intervention, but oral deflection and de-escalation skills.  These skills are introduced and reviewed to increase the protective agent's ability to avoid and prevent unneeded violence that may lead to criminal and legal consequences.
  • Five steps to comprehensively deal with each event or assignment are examined:  Evaluating, planning, implementing, documenting, and reviewing the actions of all involved.
  • Almost all assassins are opportunistic in their approach.  They are patient, waiting for an opening that appears likely to succeed.  It is the Protective Agent's actions, placement, and situational awareness that provides the impetus for the Threat to either hesitate or decide to "go."
  • Understanding the suicidal threat presented by the person who disregards his survival, or even plans his death to coincide with an attempt on the Principal, is of vital importance to the protective agent.  The suicidal threat is a very difficult protection problem and must be prepared for.
  • Small team movement involving one or two protective agents is a core skill of this course.  Since it is often only the President and other high government officials employing a large protective team, it is not practical to train in large team tactics.  Therefore, the protective agent must be trained in tactics and techniques that are effective in the real world protection assignment in which they will likely find themselves.
  • Because the protective agent may find him/herself involved in the physical defense of the Principal, a physical defense system emphasizing simplicity and effectiveness is vital.  This course details personal defense, Principal defense, weapon takeaway, and Universal Takedowns, as well as simple personal defense strategies the Principal should be taught as a precautionary measure.  Additional methods of physically controlling the Principal in the event of assault will be introduced.



While it is unusual for a protective detail to be forced to use their firearms in the U.S., the deadly force response is critical in its employment.  Protective agents must quickly hit the Threat with no chance of innocent bystanders being injured.  This optional day of training offers the most realistic scenarios and training possible with handguns.  Hitting theory with individual and team firing drills, graduating to live-fire Principal defense is the goal.