PSD PROTECTIVE OPERATIONS
The PSD Protective Operations course is focused on the basic concepts and building blocks of Protective Operations in a Combat Zone. The emphasis of training is live-action exercises and team operations.
The course covers the following:
- Protective Operations
- Low Profile Protective Details in High-Risk Zones
- Threat Assessment
- Personal Security Detail Operations
- Protective Intelligence
- Protective Shooting
- Special Protective Issues
- Performance Evaluation
The course begins with an overview of the requirements, duties, and responsibilities of a Protection Agent in High-Risk environments, including a summary of State Department Protocols for (PSD). From the understanding of the operational procedures of enemy tactics, the principles of protection simultaneously evolve and remain constant. Universal protective principles of Cover and Evacuate, Advances, Threat Assessment, and Surveillance Detection are taught as constants, but adapting to the tactics of terrorists and the changing needs of the principal.
Students learn the importance of route selection, accurate intelligence, and analysis. Emphasis is placed is on methods and strategies to prevent attacks on the Principal or the Team. However, the student becomes proficient in the skills necessary to defend against organized assaults, Attacks on Principal (AOP) Drills, Cover and Evacuation and apply AOP Drills in simulated urban ranges.
- The Threat, Types, and Case Studies
- Principal Vulnerability Assessment
- The Protective Operational Plan
- Principal Briefing
ADVANCED SITE SURVEYS
This component of the training addresses the art of conducting Protective Advances for single-agent and multi-agent details. Pre-Departure Preparations, Site Surveys, Reports, and Presentations are discussed and demonstrated. Students perform Advances in a live urban environment, and learn how the entire protective mission relies on the thoroughness of the Advance, accurate intelligence, and proactive measures.
Beginning with the Principles of Protection, the course covers a wide range of activities and operational skills required on a Protection Detail. Students learn via lecture and discussion, then reinforced learning via a series of practical exercises.
- Formations/Working the Principal
- Assault on Principal (AOP)
- Security Posts
- Control Tactics
- Protective Equipment
SURVEILLANCE DETECTION & COUNTERMEASURES