CIPP – Executive Protection (Independent Contractors)

CIPP – Executive Protection (Independent Contractors):  This course is geared toward those specialists that hire themselves out to the entire list of individuals as well as organizations that require protection services.  Typical attendees either work for him or herself and or works with protection service providers.  Our emphasis is on “Mindset is Key”, a specialist that truly embraces the appropriate mindset now possesses the rubric to solve and mitigate all problems, risks and threats proactively as well as real time.  Like our propretary team version this course contains the core subjects we feel are critical to any protection specialist yet include subjects and tools related to business management and business development for the independent protection specialist.  In addition, The MTMS shares its twenty plus years of experience in a global 500 million dollar global risk management firm thus a multitude of client types.  The attendees are also explained the critical skill of being able to identify the protective culture of a client and then how to “round the edges” of their service to better fit and support a client’s goal.  Attendees are explained the answer to the question “What is Executive Protection?”.  This period of instruction will specifically discuss the sacred mindset and protective conduct expected of the specialist in a particular environment.  Here the individual tools and formulas are placed into the specialists tool box for immediate and future logical development.  This period of instruction has been referred to as the why before the how.

What is Executive Protection?

  • Job description of the EP specialist
  • Executive protection philosophy
  • Protection terminology
  • Protection platforms and mission applications
  • The MTMS “Sacred Mindset”

Business Management

  • The close-in / personnel protection service agreement
  • Responding to requests for proposals (RFPs)
  • Client relationship management
  • The role of the operations manager / engagement lead
  • Administrative procedures

Assessment of the Threat and Protective Intelligence 

  • Assessment of the principal’s protective culture
  • Threat and vulnerability assessments
  • The protective operation plan
  • Reason, method, motivation of attackers

Protective Advance Work

  • Protective advances
  • Site specialist
  • Route planning
  • Reports / presentations

Protective Detail Operations 

  • Principles of protection
  • Formations / Walking the principal
  • Mercury system – responsibilities of 1 to as many as 6 on a shift
  • Immediate action plans
  • Assault on Principal drills (AOP)
  • Designing and establishing the protective sphere
  • Choreography
  • Communications
  • Principal briefing

Tactical Support and Special Skills

  • Route Surveys
  • Motorcade protocols
  • Designing and managing the “secure  package” and the motorcade
  • Crisis management pathways
  • Special event protection process
  • Target surveillance procedures
  • Various surveillance platforms
  • Countermeasures and concepts in combating surveillance
  • Surveillance vulnerabilities and evaluation table
  • Preparations and considerations for force reductions and violence in the workplace

Performance Evaluation

  • Protective Advance Exercises
  • Protective Formations Exercise
  • Attack on Principal (AOP) Exercises
  • Immediate Action Drills (IAD’s) 
  • Field Training Exercise (FTX) 
  • Hot Wash of FTX and Course review