VIP Dignitary Protection Class
Full time Aurora SWAT officers, with years of cumulative experience in SWAT and/or military special operations. They bring training and field experience in dignitary protection operations in the Denver metro area and overseas. Because Buckley Air Force Base receives the bulk of elected political leaders, lends to the instructor’s experience base and relationships with our federal partners.
Participants will be exposed to 20 hours of classroom and field training concerning motorcade travel. Vehicle based and static counter assault tactics. Disabled motorcade vehicle extractions while maneuvering on threats. Delivering dignitaries or other protected persons from the motorcade to a structure and back to the motorcade. Expectations and responsibilities of SWAT counter assault teams (CAT) working in protection details initiated by the US Secret Service or other federal entity.
Principles of this training are applicable to state or local officials needing security escorts due to intelligence driven concerns or credible threats to their safety. For example: Judges, prosecutors, congresspersons, senators or high-profile personalities.
Participants will receive a basic understanding of CAT, dignitary (protectee) and motorcade operations and how best to integrate it into their own team.
Vehicles (Actual agency vehicles allows for students to work out exfil/well gunner position challenges of their own fleet)
- SUV’s without prisoner cages are best
- SUV’s without equipment boxes or removable boxes are best
- SUV’s without computer mounts in/on/near the center console are best
SWAT kit (whatever is normally worn by each agency)
- Plate carrier/vest
- Eye protection
- Rifle (made safe at training site-or blue rifle)
- Gun belt
- Red/blue pistol if possible
- Utility uniform
- Water/fluids and snacks