Pinkerton launches executive protection training program

Pinkerton, a global provider of corporate risk management services and solutions, is offering individuals interested in pursuing a career in executive protection with the unique opportunity to gain knowledge of how to successfully plan, implement and execute executive protection details during its Executive Protection Training Program this fall.

This program is perfect for individuals with current or former experience in law enforcement, armed services and/or security who are looking for a new challenge, new career opportunities, or to build on their existing skill set. The training program will take place at the Homeland Security Training Institute at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, from November 1 – 5. This first-class facility offers features not available anywhere else in the world, including a 50-yard indoor range to conduct tactical exercises, a street scene complete with storefronts and obstacles to practice formations, and simulated restaurants, emergency rooms, and even a hotel on campus utilized to provide realistic training.

“Pinkerton’s Executive Protection Training Program will provide an immersive experience that will challenge participants, test their skills and hone their abilities to think critically in fast-paced, constantly changing environments,” said Jack Zahran, president of Pinkerton. “In a world where threats can take a number of different shapes, it’s increasingly important that we have people with street smarts who are dependable, driven and can think on their feet to provide protection to Fortune 500 executive, celebrities and high net-worth individuals in an executive protection capacity.”

Attendees of the five-day program will receive more than 50 hours of classroom instruction and practical hands-on experience, with courses of study, including:
• Human Rights/Use of Force
• Walking Formation/Attack on Protectee Responses
• Emergency Casualty Care Fundamentals
• Protectee Recovery Extraction
• Motorcade Operations/Attack on Protectee Responses