Dignitary Protection Certifications

Basic Personal Protection Specialist

(5 day - 60hrs)
Certifies The Basic P.P.S. in the basic techniques of
"Advance Work", “Threat Evaluation”, “Team Construction / Duties” , “Moving Formations” , “Driving Formations”, “Emergency Medical Aid”, “Emergency Action Drills”, “24 hour Live detail”
Two-year re-certification is required with 100 hrs documented work history.

E.V.O.C. Specialist

(2 day - 16hrs)
Certifies The Basic P.P.S. in the basic techniques of
"Defensive & Offensive Driving”
Two-year re-certification is required with 100 hrs documented work history.

Basic Firearms Specialist

(2 day - 16hrs)
Certifies The Basic P.P.S. in the basic techniques of
"Basic Shooting, CCW Requirements”
Two-year re-certification is required.

Advanced Firearms Specialist

(4 day - 32hrs)
Certifies The Basic P.P.S. in the techniques of
"Combat Shooting, Dignitary Rescue”
Two-year re-certification is required.

IED Specialist

(2 day - 16hrs)
Certifies The Basic P.P.S. in the basic techniques of
"Searching and handling of explosive devices”
Two-year re-certification is required.

Surveillance Specialist

(3 day - 24hrs)
Certifies The Basic P.P.S. in the basic techniques of
"Surveillance / Counter Surveillance and Equipment”
Two-year re-certification is required.



Law Enforcement Certifications

Basic Non-Impact Subject Control

(1 day - 8hrs user / 3 day – 24hrs instructor)
Basic Non-Impact Subject Control
This course is Tactically, Legally and Medically certified by the Michigan State Police Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and focuses on the principles involved in successfully dealing with a violent encounter that ends up on the ground. Officers will learn easy gross motor principles on how to control and manipulate an aggressive subject (vs. beating them into submission) and escape and escalate or engage to handcuffing while maintaining a position of advantage.

Two-year instructor re-certification is required.

Intermediate Subject Control

(1 day - 8hrs user / 3 day – 24hrs instructor)
Basic Non-Impact Subject Control
This course is Tactically, Legally and Medically certified by the Michigan State Police Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and will focus on the principles involved in escaping from the basic controls of a trained grappler (which is now taught in most every martial arts school) and either escape and escalate or close and control to handcuff. This course will have officers fighting in a 4’ x 4’ confined space yet will be shown how to successfully gain a position of advantage and regain control of a fight. Also covered will be Weapon Retention issues (standing and ground) and Weapon Recovery.

Two-year instructor re-certification is required.

Advanced Subject Control

(1 day - 8hrs user / 3 day – 24hrs instructor)
This course is Tactically, Legally and Medically certified by the Michigan State Police Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and will build on the same powerful principles utilized in the Basic and Intermediate courses.
Officers will learn how to deal with sudden violent standing attacks regardless of location or confined space (i.e. Car, Bus, Plane, Train). Like all A.L.E.A. subject control courses, officers will be shown how to easily clear and escalate or close the gap and control an aggressive subject. This course will also certify officers in the most in-depth expandable baton program available covering mechanics of striking, blocking, weapon retention and grappling.

Two-year instructor re-certification is required.

Corrections Inmate Subject Control

(1 day - 8hrs user / 3 day – 24hrs instructor)
This course was designed to offer the corrections officer the first Task Oriented inmate control that takes the correction officer from the sally port (vehicle extraction), to intake, fingerprinting, escorting and housing. This program handles daily core tasks and follow-ups to violence. Officers will also be shown how to extract an inmate from their cell and strap them into a restraint chair. Immediate action drills and multiple assailants are also covered.

Two-year instructor re-certification is required.

Basic S.W.A.T. Operator

(7day – 84 hour course)
This course is designed as a TACTICAL SWAT course not a P.T. SWAT course. Though it will be physically challenging, our focus is not on getting you in shape. That should have been done before you arrive. This course will certify officers with the skills necessary to join any S.W.A.T. team as an entry-level operator. Because of the limited hours officers attending this course will need prior weapons systems certifications (ie. pistol, subgun). There will be shooting proficiencies that all operators must pass to graduate including, Static combat shooting, moving shooting and team-moving shooting with both weapons systems including failure drills. Tactical proficiency evaluations will be done during the Operational Training Phase of the course where operators will raid a commercial establishment, residential building, and take down a vehicle. Operators will be taught the basics of Emergency Medic Training and downed officer rescue.

Advanced S.W.A.T. – Hostage Rescue

(4 day - 40hrs)
This course was designed to expose the S.W.A.T. officer to the tasks involved in Hostage Rescue. Training (simunitions) weapons are utilized for this training evolution for safety. Officers will be evaluated through the Operation Training Phase of this course where they will participate in building, vehicle and open-air rescues.

Narcotics Raid

(3 day - 30hrs)
This course was designed to expose the narcotics officer to the realities and dangers of raids. The officer will learn to buffer the need to preserve evidence with the tactical needs to make sure they go home safe at the end of the day. This course will walk the narcotics officer through advancing, planning and raiding a residential building. Officers will be critiqued during the Operation Training Phase of this course when they will face actual combatants in a mock scenario.