Close Protection Operative
Sig Sauer P229
B&T APC & MP5 conversion kits
This course will be taught using theoretical and practical exercises. Lectures will be presented in the classroom, in an urban area, and in the shooting range. The course will be given in the ESA Training Center with the use of ESA equipment.
None. A candidate does not have to possess prior experience in Close Protection.
Casual clothing (no jeans), Rain/ weather gear and business clothing (slacks, jacket, tie, and appropriate shoes), Tactical cargo pants, Tactical belt (sturdy), Sports shoes, Sports uniform.
- Principles of close protection
- Introduction to threat assessment and risk analysis
- Protection formations
- Hello Arrivals / Departures
- Dress code and etiquette
- Low profile security and tactics
- Unarmed combat
- Tactical Firearms (Pistol and Submachine guns – live fire)
- Case studies
- Elements of Close Protection Team
- Cover and evacuation drills, live fire (FX Simunition)
- Advance work
- Advance work; surveys, preparation, and planning – exercise
- Team Leader; roles & responsibilities
- Radio communication procedures
- Motorcade procedures
- Final training exercise: IN TOWN EXERCISE – training in a realistic everyday situation
- Briefing the Principal
Course prices includes accommodation and food for a complete training
The course’s main goal is to provide a student with all the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work as a Close Protection agent – as soon as s/he completes our 14 days intensive program.
The course uses a minimum of classroom lectures with a maximum of realistic and practical field training exercises. It provides a full understanding of close protection operations worldwide. The CPO Course teaches general knowledge within the ‘Business’ and ‘Dignitary’ areas of Close Protection, and its training program is based on proven training methods.
The Course is approved by the AoFA (Association of First Aiders) and allows graduates to apply for the SIA license from the Security Industry Authority. The full name of this qualification: Level 3 Certificate for Working as a Close Protection Operative within the Private Security Industry.
However, in order to apply for the SIA license, there is a need to complete the FPOS (First Person on Scene) Paramedical Response course as well.