Limited seating is still available for Independent Security Advisors' March dignitary and executive protection training program, scheduled to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina.
With 2020 being an election year, this particular course is critical if you are planning a career in dignitary and executive protection, as ISA CEO Matt Parker notes that pat of the course's objective is to "prepare agents with real accredited training to support our clients needs during the Republican National Convention."
"We have not yet finished staffing guest speakers, but it is looking like a diverse group of subject matter experts," Parker wrote.
Endorsed by the IFPO
The course is a fully accredited training program for law enforcement and private security endorsed by the International Foundation for Protection Officers. This program provides specialized training to students who will conduct or support dignitary/executive protective service operations as a single 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.
Stressing the basic methodology of “protection in-depth” and covering the latest practices of agencies such as the US Secret Service and the unique methods of the military and corporate executive protection teams, ISA course designers placed a strong emphasis on the threat assessment and mitigation process, the use of technology, resource management and the legal considerations involved with providing close protection services.
Students who attend this 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.
Graduates will be able to take part in, and complete, the required threat assessment and mission planning process.
Course based on US Secret Service concepts
The Dignitary and Executive Protection Specialist Course (ISA DPP 101) provides specialized training to students who will conduct or support dignitary/executive protective service operations 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 the US State Departments Diplomatic Security Service, and the US Military Protective Service Training Center.
This course is an advanced version of the basic introduction to dignitary protection program. Originally intended for federal, state, local and campus law enforcement, this course also includes an introduction to the unique operational methods of the military and corporate security organizations. Designed to specifically address the skills, procedures, and hands-on training needs of protective service personnel assigned to permanent or long-term security details.
This course also provides additional training on terrorism awareness, workplace violence, and active shooter situations to further prepare local law enforcement and corporate security specialists, as well as to meet the required training of the Virginia Dept. of Criminal Justice Personal Protection Specialist program.
This course prepares the student to provide close protective services at all levels of threat and in accordance with all applicable international, federal, state and local laws and regulations.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is dedicated to providing meaningful and cost effective security training for security guards and protection officers.
We believe that education is a necessary and essential part of professional security training and the security officer’s background. IFPO serves individuals, security companies, and organizations that have their own private security staff. Our students and members benefit from the recognition and standing that the prestigious IFPO certification conveys.
International Foundation for Protection Officers Mission Statement
Mission Statement Part I.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.
Purpose: to make a positive difference in the quality of the participant’s job performance and elevate the professional status of students who partake of our learning opportunities.
Business: to supply committed security practitioners with a quality education to help achieve their highest potential and provide recognized accreditation for successful completion of educational goals.
Values: commitment, integrity, responsibility, and standards of excellence, provide the platform that supports our journey as we pursue our mission.
Commitment to Excellence: To be the recognized center of excellence and primary provider of education and training products and services to the security industry.
Mission Statement Part II.
“The International Foundation for Protection Officers is committed to the support and professional development of protection officers and supervisors. Through advocacy, promoting training standards, and providing accessible training, education and certification opportunities, we seek to enhance their professional standing as well as increase and diversify the value of the vital services they provide.”