Wednesday May 9th – Sunday 13th 2012
Hosted at the Target Center in Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota
Cost; $995.00 (includes EPG Polo shirt, Certification)
A quick internet search using the words, “Executive Protection Training” reveals a number of courses that are available for about $500 dollars a day. Add this to the air fare, meals and lodging and you have easily spent thousands of dollars to attend this type of training. The websites that offer this training look slick, with professional rotating pictures of limousines, private jets, yachts, limos and guys with guns. It is testosterone heaven.
As you click through the tabs you see all the services that are offered: Personal Protection, Witness Protection, Dignitary Protection, Investigations of all types, and a multitude of courses that are offered; from VIP/Celebrity Protection to Handling Hostage Rescues. And, if you register for a course now, you get a 10% discount on your next outrageously priced course!
With all of these great pictures and all these services that are offered, they must be legitimate and professional, right? Many of these websites are more like the Wizard of Oz than the Fantastic Four; because what lies behind the curtain is often a big disappointment.
EPG Security Group’s “Small Team Operators Program” or “S.T.O.P” is specifically designed to meet the needs of the security professional that work alone or as part of a small team (2-3 agents). As a solo or small team operator, 95% of your role will be planning and preparation.
You will be engaged in providing logistical planning, advance site visits, route preparations, threat mitigation as well as interacting with vendors and 3rd party associates while at the same time trying to accomplish your main objective; KEEPING
YOUR CLIENT SAFE.
Executive Protection is much different in reality than what you have seen in the media or in the movies. This type of work is an art form that requires specialized training and incredible awareness. We designed “S.T.O.P” with several goals in mind.
• Held at the prestigious Target Center in Downtown Minneapolis. You will have full access to one of the premier venues in professional sports, giving you real world experience.
• The course is certified and affordable to those men and women who have an interest in Executive Protection.
• The course will provide the basic principles of Executive Protection; all grounded in a legal framework. Yet, the course goes well-beyond basic techniques to provide a unique learning experience for veteran protection agents as well. S.T.O.P puts the student into the position of the protection/security administrator for a major event. As such, the student will learn all aspects of the protection function.
• The course will provide a high degree of real-life application and experience in the field for the student, along with related testing and accountability; raising the credibility and value of certification upon successful completion.
S.T.O.P is a highly-interactive course, written by professionals who have real-life experience in working, planning and coordinating protection details throughout the world.
Register for the course; www.epgsecuritygroup.com