Individual Protection Training

Corporate Security and Executive Protection Specialist Training Courses

Constellis’ Individual Protection courses focuses on protecting a principal from harm or embarrassment. We emphasize collecting accurate information and building correct reports and briefings as well as being able to communicate appropriately with a principal and their staff.

Students will learn basic and advanced skills necessary to conduct Protective Services, conducting practical training in separate Protective Security Detail (PSD) roles. Students will learn to work as individuals as well as members of a team. This style of training will ensure every graduate has a full understanding of each aspect of protecting an individual.

Course curriculum emphasizes several Protective Services skill sets, including:

  • Collecting information for site and route surveys
  • Mission and contingency planning and briefings
  • Interviewing a principal
  • Protocol, attire, and etiquette for protection personnel
  • Foot formations
  • Arrivals and departures
  • Codes and regulations for protective services
  • First Aid, CPR and emergency medicine

Constellis advocates setting and maintaining standards within the Protective Services profession. Each student that completes one of our Individual Protection courses will receive a certificate of attendance.

Constellis is a certified Virginia DCJS Training School.

License number 88-1815

RCO Ref WO 17225

Individual Protection Capabilities

We offer a full range of training modules at our facilities across the United States and internationally via our mobile training program. Our capabilities include developing customized training curriculum to cover your unique needs. 

Training days for Individual Protection courses last beyond eight hours and can extend into late evening hours. 

Constellis Individual Protection training programs include: 

Instructors

Constellis instructors are chosen for their expertise, professional attitude and passion for the industry. Their re-world experience brings unique qualifications to our tactical training curriculum. Our trainers come from a variety of military and law enforcement agencies.

Plan Ahead

All course participants are required to provide identification. Additional credentials and permits may also be necessary. Please see the Legal Requirements for a full list.

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Executive Protection Courses 

Executive Protection

This foundational course covers the full range of the basic principles of executive protection. Prospective protective agents are taught a solid operational foundation of executive protection techniques, theory and practical application.

Topics

  • Principles of executive protection
  • Site surveys
  • Route surveys
  • Risk, threat and vulnerability assessments
  • Residential and travel security
  • Use of Force
  • Defensive tactics
  • Foot formations
  • Arrivals and departures
  • Motorcade procedures
  • Radio communications
  • Protocol, attire and etiquette
  • Emergency procedures and contingency planning
  • Written and practical evaluations including an in-town exercise

Gear

  • Business casual clothing each day (no jeans) 
  • Rain/weather gear for season 
  • Clothing appropriate for defensive tactics training 
  • Business clothing for final training exercise (suit or slacks, jacket, tie and appropriate shoes) 
  • A laptop computer or tablet is strongly recommended, along with thumb drive and camera or camera-phone that can download directly to the laptop

Prerequisites

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must provide a no-felony Criminal Background Check

Advanced Executive Protection 

Our Advanced Executive Protection course is designed for participants who have existing executive protection skills and desire advanced training in the executive and dignitary protection field. This course builds on the basic foundation of executive protection, focusing on the hard skills that must be maintained to develop advanced tactics in this profession.

Participants must be well-trained with a handgun in order to keep up with the shot progression and counterattack scenarios.   

Topics

  • Principles of executive protection
  • Site surveys
  • Route surveys
  • Risk, threat and vulnerability assessments
  • Residential and travel security
  • Use of Force
  • Defensive tactics
  • Foot formations
  • Arrivals and departures
  • Motorcade procedures
  • Radio communications
  • Protocol, attire and etiquette
  • Emergency procedures and contingency planning
  • Written and practical evaluations including an in-town exercise

Gear

  • Business casual clothing each day (no jeans)
  • Rain/weather gear for season
  • Clothing appropriate for defensive tactics training
  • Business clothing for final training exercise (suit or slacks, jacket, tie and appropriate shoes)
  • A laptop computer or tablet is strongly recommended, along with thumb drive and camera or camera-phone that can download directly to the laptop

Prerequisites

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must provide a no-felony Criminal Background Check

Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

Personal Security Detail

This foundational DCJS course covers the full range of the basic principles of executive protection. Students will learn executive protection techniques, theory and practical application. At the end of the course, students will have completed the necessary material to receive their Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services PPE (32E) certification.

Topics

  • Principles of executive protection
  • Site surveys
  • Route surveys
  • Risk, threat and vulnerability assessments
  • Residential and travel security
  • VA DCJS Code and regulations
  • Use of Force
  • Defensive tactics
  • Foot formations
  • Arrivals and departures
  • Motorcade procedures
  • Radio communications
  • Protocol, attire and etiquette
  • Emergency procedures and contingency planning
  • Written and practical evaluations including an in-town exercise

Gear

  • Business casual clothing each day (no jeans) 
  • Rain/weather gear for season 
  • Clothing appropriate for defensive tactics training 
  • Business clothing for final training exercise (suit or slacks, jacket, tie and appropriate shoes) 
  • A laptop computer or tablet is strongly recommended, along with thumb drive and camera or camera-phone that can download directly to the laptop 

Prerequisites

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must provide a no-felony Criminal Background Check

Assessment

At the end of the course, students will have completed the necessary material to receive their Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services PPE (32E) certification.

High-Risk Security Operations  

High-Risk Security Operations is an intensive seven-day course designed to prepare individuals to provide these protection services in NON-permissive environments like Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, Pakistan, and other austere environments. The procedures and tactics in training follow the same methods used by Constellis personnel when providing security in today’s most demanding locations. Our training teams provides real-world scenarios based on documented events and their own experiences during overseas operations.

Topics

  • Coming soon.

Gear

  • Business casual clothing each day (no jeans) 
  • Rain/weather gear for season 
  • Clothing appropriate for defensive tactics training 
  • Business clothing for final training exercise (suit or slacks, jacket, tie and appropriate shoes) 
  • A laptop computer or tablet is strongly recommended, along with thumb drive and camera or camera-phone that can download directly to the laptop 

Prerequisites

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must provide a no-felony Criminal Background Check

Assessment

Coming soon.

Individual Protection Specialist 

This protection course meets and exceeds training requirements specified under Virginia’s Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) to apply for registration as a Personal Protection Specialist (PPS).

For those requiring an armed PPS course, our Virginia DCJS Entry-Level Handgun (07E), Advanced Handgun (09E), Shotgun (08E) or Patrol Rifle (10E) course may be added directly after the PPS course.

Topics

  • Coming soon.

Gear

  • Business casual clothing each day (no jeans) 
  • Rain/weather gear for season 
  • Clothing appropriate for defensive tactics training 
  • Business clothing for final training exercise (suit or slacks, jacket, tie and appropriate shoes) 
  • A laptop computer or tablet is strongly recommended, along with thumb drive and camera or camera-phone that can download directly to the laptop 

Prerequisites

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must provide a no-felony Criminal Background Check

Assessment

Coming soon.