What do you actually know about the role of an Executive Protection Officer?
What have you seen on YouTube, the Internet or in the Movies?
This 21-day course will dispel the myths and reinforce the realities of being an Executive Protection Officer in the 21st century, despite what you might have seen on instagoogletweetbook.
This course will not only prepare you for the realities of being an Executive Protection Officer, it will also change your mindset and completely alter your perception of what clients’ REALLY require of their Executive Protection Officers.
The Executive Protection industry is a “people” industry and, people can do the strangest things, lead the strangest of lives, have the strangest of habits, the weirdest of idiosyncrasies and behave in ways that make you think “…how do I deal with that..?” Well…we’ll show you how.
We will teach you protocol, soft-skills and how to solve your clients “problems”. We will shine a light on your inter-personal skills; even if you didn’t even know you had them in the first place, so that you can use them to your advantage. Through a carefully designed process, we will show you where your moral compass really points. We will emphasise the importance of understanding body language, of understanding “soft-skill” management, whilst still teaching you “hard-skill” response options.
We will put you through cringingly awkward conflict management, “judgement” scenarios, with role playing “characters”. We will put you through challenging scenario-based “judgement” training and take you on the range to conduct Executive Protection, Live Firing contact Drills.
You will also conduct both medical and integrated combatives training, delivered by some amazing organizations.
We place a lot of emphasis on your ability to think for yourself and deal with a situation, based both on what you’ve been taught and in the way that YOU believe it should be dealt with.
You will be taught our self-developed and unique “Surveillance Survey” procedure, which will teach you how to identify surveillance triggers and box locations, in order to identify where a surveillance team may set up on you and your client.
Your course will consist of theoretical classroom lessons, practical exercises and a “Live” Executive Protection exercise, with a real client over a 24-hour period. You will also be expected to pass a theoretical written exam at the end of every week and will have written assignments to submit, prior to the end of the course.
Be in no doubt, this is an intensive course, with long hours, a lot of laughs and injected realisms that you possibly wouldn’t have considered, when you think about Executive Protection.
Being an Executive Protection Officer is NOT sexy – do not fall for the sexy advertising on the internet – it’s just NOT like that. Being an Executive Protection Officer is 95% boredom, 4% chaos and 1% childlike hilarity and if anyone tells you differently? They probably haven’t been doing it properly.
The course is designed for individuals who have the right attitude, dogged commitment, perseverance and a passion for protecting people. We particularly would like to encourage female candidates to attend the course, as female executive protection officers are in high demand within the industry.
You do NOT need to come from a military or law enforcement background, to attend this course. However, you DO require to be experienced in the safe handling, manipulation and use of a handgun in a Live Firing environment.
Although there are no “formal” age restrictions for attending this course, please be aware that it is extremely unlikely that clients will hire Executive Protection Officers under the age of 21 years old. Please think about that before considering attending this course.
Please also note the following:
> This is a physically demanding course, and a good level of fitness is required.
> A minimum of 8 participants are required for the course to run effectively.
> The course is capped at 12 participants.
> You MUST hold a valid and In-date Driver’s License.
> Be over the age of 25 years old.
As part of Go Noisy’s due diligence and personal liability process, you must be able to produce at least one of the following, in order to attend the course:
> Criminal Background Check (no older than 1 month)
> A valid & in-date Firearms license
> Hold US/UK/NATO/FVEY security clearance
> A valid & in-date US military ID
> A valid & in-date US police ID
> A valid & in-date US government department ID
DISCLAIMER: Go Noisy reserve the right to refuse entry on the course to anyone who, we believe, is not acting in an honest and transparent manner. Furthermore, Go Noisy do not accept liability for what any individual may do with the training they have received, once the course has ended and all course participants will be required to sign a physical and mental health disclaimer, during the course booking process.
> All ammunition is supplied
No military/camouflage clothing is required during the course. This is an Executive Protection course and we encourage course participants to adhere to the dress suggestions listed below:
> A light jacket/blazer
> Shirts/t-shirts/polo shirts
> Formal & informal shoes/sneakers (no military type boots please)
> Formal Suit
> Shirts/t-shirts/polo shirts
> Formal & informal footwear
> Trouser Suit
> Sports Bra
Please bring comfortable trousers and soft footwear for the integrated combatives training.
Please avoid wearing expensive clothing on the range as there is a risk of them being ripped/torn/damaged.
Absolutely no short-shorts / boob tubes or flip-flops on the course please.
On the last evening of the course, we organise a BBQ/Beers at the range facility and you can absolutely wear what you want…we promise!
As a guide, we suggest that you bring the following equipment suggestions:
> Robust leather belt
> Pistol holster (no drop-leg/thigh holsters please)
> Magazine holder
> Eye & Ear protection
> Memory stick/external hard drive
> External charger for cell phone
> Small notebook/pens
> A4 size notepad
> Small torch