Executive Protection

Train to be an executive protection specialist

Hosted by Homeland Security Training Institute at College of DuPage
Presented by Pinkerton

Course Description

The Pinkerton Executive Protection Training Program is more than just a traditional training course. It is an immersive five-day experience that prepares individuals for the unique challenges of executive protection around the world. Attendees will be able to train alongside Pinkerton experts in a world-class training facility to obtain an executive protection specialist certification that will help enhance their skill set and future career opportunities.  

Key Course Learning Objectives

  • Explain the principles of executive protection security operations to include the duties of an executive protection specialist and the structure and responsibilities of a protective security detail.
  • Determine appropriate applications of the use of force with regard to law and organizational policy.
  • Explain risk and vulnerability assessment methodology.
  • Demonstrate proper site advance procedures.
  • Demonstrate proper communication procedures.
  • Demonstrate the tactical responsibilities for individual executive protection specialists and protective security detail team members during walking formations.
  • Demonstrate procedures for conducting vehicle arrivals and departures.
  • Demonstrate tactics for responding to attacks on the protectee and the protectee’s vehicle(s).
  • Explain the mission planning processes and considerations.
  • Demonstrate basic and advanced pistol marksmanship and manipulation techniques on the live-fire range.
  • Demonstrate protective driving fundamentals while employing vehicle safety procedures.





“The course instruction is great. The instructors are very knowledgeable, have a lot of experience and are very enthusiastic about the knowledge they are sharing. They are able to replicate a lot of real-life events.”

– Wesley Herring, Physical Security Manager at Sidley Austin 

“[The course] condenses a lot of years of experience and training into a small package that is easy to digest for individuals looking to get into the field.”

– Paul Ohm, Director Security for Allied Barton at University of Chicago and former Army Ranger  

“The facilities are fantastic. The Homeland Security Training Institute was incredible with the different capacities and capabilities. The range was incredible. I’m ex-military. I was at Ft. Bragg and I don’t know that they have any better facilities than what is right here at College of DuPage.”

– Josh Adler, Executive Team Leader of Asset Protection at Target Corporation and former Army Ranger 

“It’s probably one of the best, if not the best, facilities I’ve ever trained in. With the hospital, restaurant and street scene, everything is here … it’s just phenomenal.”

– Bryan Ferguson, Retired Police Officer, Hampshire PD and U.S. Army National Guard 

“I don’t think I’ve ever been in a more modern, clean and easy-to-access facility.”

– Dan Soto, Director of Security for Whelan Security at 600 West Chicago

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Executive Protection Operations


Executive Protection Operations

The Executive Protection I course prepares graduates to plan, direct and carry out executive protection operations.

Homeland Security Training Institute at College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd.

Glen Ellyn IL 60137

(630) 942-2183

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