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The Active Threat Response for the Executive Protection Agent training program was developed to deliver the critical skills required for executive protection agents to competently and confidently conduct full-spectrum tactical response operations during an active threat crisis with the primary mission remaining - Keeping our clients Safe, Happy, and Productive.

The training program was designed and developed utilizing the best practices, tactics, techniques, and procedures of our internal subject matter experts (SMEs), federal, state, and municipal-level public safety organizations, military special operations, and private sector security organizations


This training program is designed to deliver a comprehensive blend of armed and unarmed response skills to agents for the purpose of safeguarding Principals and the public during an active threat crisis under various environmental conditions.

This unique, modular training program is delivered via a hybrid combination of live, instructor-led instruction and challenging field exercises. The program culminates with a capstone full-mission-profile Situational Training Exercise (STX) in which students will be evaluated on the entire spectrum of skills encompassed by the curriculum.

Participants receive dynamic instruction from real-world, operationally experienced instructors with decades of combined operational and training experience in law enforcement patrol and tactical operations, military special operations, firearms, tactics, and breaching skills, improvised explosive device response, tactical medicine, executive protection, and related skills in both domestic and international environments.

Who Should Attend?

For security professionals desiring the skills to provide protection for principals, clients, and corporations during an active shooter or threat. For acceptance to attend this course, the student must have a legal right to be employed in the United States and be a minimum of 18 years of age. Students must provide a valid government identification (i.e. driver license, passport, military identification, public safety credentials, etc.) that displays the student’s date of birth and a photograph. Students should be competent and confident in the use of their primary firearm.

Learning Goals

Given organizational best practices and mission essential equipment, properly provide armed and unarmed response to an active shooter/threat attack while providing executive protection services for principals, clients, and corporations.

1. Explain the historical case studies that led to the need for active shooter/threat response training.

2. Demonstrate the executive protection agent’s role during an active shooter/threat attack.

3. Explain the law enforcement response to an active shooter/threat attack.

4. Demonstrate approach tactics to the active shooter/threat attack site.

5. Demonstrate interior movement and setup for room entry.

6. Demonstrate single-agent and multiple-agent room entry tactics.

7. Demonstrate procedures for identifying and responding to an improvised explosive device (IED).

8. Demonstrate barricade breaching with the use of mechanical devices.

9. Explain the importance of “stop the bleed” concept during an active threat attack.


· Lecture/Demonstration – A training situation in which an instructor presents students with material and generates class discussions.

· Practical Laboratory – A non-graded training situation, in which students practice skills under the guidance of an instructor.

· Practical Examination – A graded training situation, in which students are evaluated by an instructor(s), through practical application, to determine their mastery of performance objectives.

· Written Examination – A graded training situation, in which students are evaluated by an instructor(s), through a written evaluation, to determine their mastery of performance objectives.


Participants will receive dynamic instruction from real-world, operationally experienced instructors with decades of combined executive protection service in both domestic and international environments. Instructor cadre includes Sam Hovenden, Duke Speed, Gary Drake, and John Lower.


Students will be evaluated through a series of practical examinations in which they will receive a grade of satisfactory (pass) or unsatisfactory (fail). If a student fails any graded event, he/she will have one additional opportunity to complete the graded event. The student will receive additional remedial instruction from the instructor staff.

If successful in obtaining a passing grade, the student will receive the minimum passing grade for the remediated event. If unsuccessful, the student will not receive a graduation diploma, but will receive a certificate of attendance.

Training Hours

16-hours, 8-hour training days.

Registration and Confirmation

A student bulletin will be sent to your email address after registration with additional course information. If you have any questions, please email or


  • Standard Open-Enrollment: $1,053.00 USD
  • Employees: Tuition Waived
  • Open-enrollment participants are responsible for their own travel, accommodations, and personal insurance (if desired). Accepted applicants will be notified as early as possible to allow ample time for arrangements and reservations.


  • Open-Enrollment Students
  • Your seat will not be reserved until tuition is received. Tuition is refundable up to 30 days prior to training. All applications are subject to review and vetting. Should any concerns arise in reference to your application you will be contacted by our training management team.
  • Employee Registration: Employees of Allied Universal Executive Protection and Intelligence Services who have been approved to attend this training through their chain of command may do so free of charge.

Guidelines and Required Equipment

Required Attire and Equipment

· Note-taking materials

· Durable clothing, including pants with belt loops

· Gun belt

· Water and lunch

· Eye protection

· Ear protection

Prohibited Items

The following items must be secured outside the training area:

· All weapons (including firearms, knives, OC spray, impact weapons, etc.)

· Jewelry (including watches, necklaces, and earrings)

General Health and Safety

· Attendees must be in good physical condition and should consult a doctor with any questions regarding their ability to safely participate in defensive tactics training.

· Pre-existing injuries should be disclosed prior to participation to reduce likelihood of reinjury.

· Attendees who are not employed by Allied Universal must sign a liability release prior to participating in this training.

COVID-19 Protocols

· Regardless of symptoms, participants should not attend if they are feeling unwell, or if they have been exposed to anyone who has tested positive or exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 within the previous 5 days.

· Please direct any questions or concerns regarding these safety measures to the lead instructor.

Points of Contact

Should you have any questions regarding this training please feel free to contact us at any time.

JOHN LOWER- Training Manager, Mobile: +1 717.357.2035 | Email:

Requests for enrollment from employees and users will be received and addressed no later than three business days. If you have questions or concerns about the enrollment process please contact John Lower, Training Manager, | Email:

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