Threats today can come those intent on doing a client harm or from those who are well-meaning, but aggressive. The climate and attitude change over the last several years surrounding celebrities, executives and dignitaries, and how people interact with them has changed greatly. Situations that were not perceived as threats just a few short years ago can now provide the perfect opportunity for an attack. Understanding the dynamics of these situations and recognizing how they can change in an instant is key to providing a balanced level of protection that allows the client to interact with fans or others in the public realm in a manner that is consistent with their preferences. Not only is training for the agent important, but the agent's ability to quickly educate their client on specific protection measures is even more crucial to prevent the possibility of embarrassing the client in an emergency situation.
The Solo Protection Agent- Part 1
Part 1 focuses on building a solid operational understanding for all students, whether they new to executive protection or seasoned professionals who are continuing their education. Five key areas are studied in detail, each laying the groundwork to help students provide competent, secure and refined services for their clients. This first part of the series is a 2-day, 16-hour course with both classroom and hands-on practical exercises.
Solo Protection Agent- Part 1 Course Information
Upcoming Course Dates:
To Be Announced
Other areas of instruction and practical exercises that are covered in Part 1 include the six escort positions for the solo agent. Time is spent teaching students how to protect and move their clients in various crowded venues and environments. In addition, a special section details working in and around elevators. Time is also spent working in and around vehicles in a solo role and with a limousine driver, with both exit and entry of the client. There is an extensive review of professional standards and etiquette are covered to make sure students have the refined ability to work in exclusive environments. Hand-to-hand combat skills and basic firearms handling skills are also covered. Students are required to complete a homework assignment for presentation to the class on the second day of the course.
(PLEASE NOTE- If you are unable to pay the course fee online, complete and submit your online registration. Then call Fenix at 704-935-4433 to make arrangements to pay the course fee on the first day of class.)
EQUIPMENT: Students should bring with them the following items-
DRESS: On Day One, students are encouraged to wear clothing that will allow them to participate in hands-on training exercises. We recommend tac pants and polo, along with sturdy uniform-type boots or shoes. Comfortable jeans are acceptable on Thursday. Some type of a cover garment should be brought to class on Thursday. This can be a suit jacket, field vest or field shirt, or other type of cover garment, which will be worn OVER the shirt during hands-on practical exercises. The cover garment should be capable of zipping or buttoning from the bottom up. On Day Two, students will need to wear PROFESSIONAL business attire. Male students will need to wear a suit and tie with white dress shirt, and female students should wear a professional pant/suit ensemble. All students are encourages to wear flat, comfortable shoes that will allow for quick movements.
CERTIFICATE: Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a certificate for completion for the course. Upon completion of all three segments of the course, students will receive a certificate and be certified as a Solo Protection Agent.
CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: The Solo Protection Agent- Part 1 has been approved by the North Carolina Private Protective Services Board for 12-hours of Continuing Education under the course number PPSB-16-161. Upon successful completion of this course, students needing documentation for continuing education hours will receive the proper paperwork to submit to the PPSB.
LOCATION: Charlotte, NC at the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Education Center (LEPSEC) located in The Range at Ballantyne, 9883 Harrisburg Road, Indian Land, SC 29707. Please Note- This training facility sits on the NC/SC state line in south Charlotte. It has a South Carolina address.
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Taught by active protection agents with current domestic and international experience, students learn firsthand many of the skills that work through the study of actual protective details. They are also shown many of the "cookie-cutter" techniques that are taught in other schools that are hold-overs from years past that no longer work in today's environment. Videos are used to show actual footage of successful protection details and those that failed due to lack of training and awareness. Each category of protective security is discussed in detail to make sure students understand each element that must be in place to have a successful operation.
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Solo Protection Agent- Part 1