PSD Training

HECPO Course

The 28-day Hostile Environment Close Protection Ops Training Course is designed to make you ready for working in private close protection and private military industries within high-risk and austere terrains worldwide.

PSD Course


Above and Beyond

Unrivaled Syllabus

Obtaining a specialist skill set

You will take your professional competence to the next level by acquiring practical, theoretical, technical, and tactical skills and knowledge.

Qualified Instructors

Learning from the best

You will be taught by capable instructors with current international experience in Executive Protection and PSD/PPD Protection Ops.

Hands-On Learning

No time-wasting

You will grasp and train proven, tested, and readily applicable techniques over the demanding 28-day period.

High Threat Protection Training

Why Taking The HECPO Course

Our 28-day course will provide you with professional know-how, enabling you to take on any tasks as a well-trained personal security specialist in hostile territories.

If you intend to upgrade your skill sets and to gain some new ones in the domain of modern close protection, then our 28-day Hostile Environment Close Protection Ops Training Course is for you. The course will provide you with the required level of proficiency for high threat protective operations in the commercial close protection industry and the private military sector nowadays.

The upsurge of terrorism, extremism, and violent crimes has produced an increased demand for private security/military contractors (PSC/PMC) worldwide. Whether you are on an executive protection team looking after a businessman in a terrorism-prone country or you're on a security detail (Protective Security Detail—PSD, Personal Protection Detachment—PPD) securing a convoy in a conflict-affected region—protective missions in complex environments require the specialist knowledge and the use of specific operational procedures. Your assignment starts as soon as you put your feet on the ground and cross a border—leaving you with no time to train with foreign weapon systems or to practice tactics with your team or to adapt to unfamiliar terrain. It is paramount to pull yourself together as soon as possible and start strongly since day one. For achieving this professional level of readiness, you must undertake an optimized training program; however, the vast majority of today's training courses in the private sector are unfit (e.g., short duration, incomplete syllabus, outdated approach, and unskilled instructors). Nemesis Protection Global LLC completely understands these shortcomings and has created this unique training program as an answer.

Our company has accepted a training philosophy: train as you will operate, underpinning our training principles to deliver a practical, current, and effective course for all candidates. You won't sit all day in the classroom or fire rounds into a static paper-target or practice out-fashioned and never-tested techniques; you will be challenged in different ways—physically and mentally—enabling you to plan properly your response to adverse developments.

The course is open to the private and government sectors and civilians. The syllabus can be customized to your organization's needs and delivered to your personnel at your location worldwide. The pricing of the tailored training program depends on curriculum, duration, and location. For more info, contact us at



The course consists of the following:

  • Contemporary close protection and private military industries;

  • Roles and responsibilities of a modern protective specialist;

  • Mission planning; threat assessment; risk analysis;

  • High-Risk Close Protection foot/vehicle drills;

  • Vehicle and buildings embus/debus;

  • Low-Profile Close Protection in high threat zones; 

  • Attack cycle and recognition; immediate reaction to armed attacks en-route: applying controlled violent actions;

  • Anti-Ambush, defensive, evasive, and low-key driving;

  • Counter-Ambush and vehicle close-quarters combat tactics;

  • Tactical weapon handling (pistols/rifles); small-team and lone-operator tactics;

  • Reconnaissance; threat intelligence; protective intelligence;

  • Buildings close-quarters battle tactics;

  • Hostile environment preparedness training; survival in urban/rural areas;

  • Contingency planning; emergency response planning;

  • Anti-Kidnapping measures; anti-hijacking techniques;

  • IED/VBIED awareness; anti-sniper; cultural awareness;

  • Unconventional threats: terrorism, riots, insurgency, active shooters, CBRN, diseases, non-state actors, and environmental threats;

  • Hostile surveillance detection; surveillance countermeasures; counter-surveillance techniques; 

  • Counter-Intelligence in security; security equipment;

  • Emergency communication; navigation;

  • Improvised weapons; hand-to-hand and tactical knife combat;

  • Tactical emergency casualty care; oilfields security;

  • Force-On-Force Training;

  • The final exercise in real-world conditions.


Upon completion of the course, you will have knowledge of and ability to:

  • Understand the modern security/military industry (job hunting, CV writing, job interviews, ops planning, and dos & don'ts); develop business-like mindset (communicate with employers/clients, and administration/invoicing, etc.);

  • Protect a Principal/VIP at a venue/event, en route in moderate-, high-, and extreme-risk zones;

  • Conduct low-profile, tactical driving, vehicle escort drills, convoy procedures, contact drills, and vehicle navigation;

  • Detect hostile surveillance; apply anti-surveillance measures and counter-surveillance tactics;

  • Collect and analyze intelligence on threats (all-source intelligence);

  • Plan, organize, and execute protection of the Principal/VIP and assets in hostile terrain;

  • Demonstrate high-risk close protection foot/vehicle drills;

  • Handle firearms safely and tactically; use small-team and lone-operator tactics;

  • Provide tactical emergency medical care;

  • Respond to attacks, ambushes, and emergencies; evacuate/extract the Principal/VIP;

  • Recognize IED/VBIED threats; make a vehicle/site search;

  • Use unarmed combat techniques; protect themselves and the Principal/VIP against nontraditional threats;

  • Carry out route/venue recce; employ counter-ambush tactics; clear buildings in a careful hurry mode.


The following certificates are awarded:

  1. 280-hour Close Protection specialization: Hostile Environment Close Protection Ops (in-house certifications)

  2. Lifetime Access to our N-Protect forum

Q & A

How much does the course cost?

The 28-day HECPO training course costs €3.999; the price is all-inclusive—covering accommodation, food, training facilities, learning material, equipment, airport pick-up/drop-off, and in-house course certificates.

What are the entry requirements?

The course is open to everyone who meets the following prerequisites.

  • Have military/police/close protection/security-related experience;

  • Have a good fitness level and command of English;

  • Are minimum 18 years old;

  • Have a clean criminal record and driver's license;

  • Are in good medical, physical, and mental condition.

How to book the course?

If you are interested in attending the course, click on the Register Now; it will redirect you to the event page; fill in your details and pay a non-refundable deposit of €1000 required to secure your place.

Is there a guaranteed job placement after the course?

In short, no, there is not; it is not ethical nor professional to guarantee you a job after the course because of many reasons; for example, whether a candidate is fit for a position, it's impossible to know in advance. Besides, market demand and client preferences are constantly changing and are hard to predict; however, we are an operational company, and when an opportunity arises, we prefer our graduates above all others. We can only promise a high level of training and ongoing post-course support.

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Registered Offices:

Nemesis Protection Global LLC

8 The Green


Delaware 19901



Nemesis Protection Global LTD
20-22 Wenlock Road


N1 7GU

United Kingdom


Nemesis Protection

National Capital District

Port Moresby

Po Box 7165

Papua New Guinea


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