About us

We have been in the business of keeping ourselves, our teams, and our clients safe in hostile environments for almost 30 years. We have launched our online Route Mapping course. Sign up to be notified of our future course launches

Experience Counts

We just returned from a conflict zone (November 2020) and will be putting out a debrief to all subscribers and existing customers regarding how our training held up. We will explain the difference between traditional PSD details and supporting NGOs  journalists working in zones of conflict. Subscribe below to be notified when the free debrief is released.
 Our consultants have been working high threat regions for years, and continue to lead protective details in these environments. We come off of detail and into the virtual & in-person classrooms.


"I just completed my WPS II training for Iraq. Rick, I must say your program is way superior at every level"
Jaime N - DOS/PSS
Best training I have ever received. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and experienced and it shows
Robert M - USMC
"The course was excellent. I have been through many training courses, but this one was by far the best. Amazing course!
Raul C - U.S. Army

Route Mapping for Executive Protection Professionals

After traveling to high risk areas for most of my career, I can say that route mapping skills has been a live-saver. Online now!

Kidnap & Ransom Intro for Security Professionals

If you are planning on working in, or managing those who work in high kidnap areas, you need this course. Coming soon!
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Protective Security Certificate 1 - Online Modules

A complete protective course based on years of experience. The testing portion of the course will utilize 360 video. Coming Soon!
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Protective Advance Types and PDF download

Advance types are decided by a variety of factors. See what 4 advances SECFOR uses, and how we decide what type to use. Coming Soon!
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Contact Us


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3231-C Business Park Dr
Vista, California  92081


Can you explain what training programs you offer?

We have 3 types of training programs.
  • Online Courses
  • In-Person Training
  • Hybrid Courses
Online Training
These programs are completed entirely on your own laptop, tablet, PC, Mac, or in some cases, smartphone. You may attend these online courses from anywhere in the world. All you will need is an internet connection.

We are also building our platform to provide training containing scenarios and testing with 360 video and virtual reality technology to put students in the right front seat of a security detail in Beirut, in the follow vehicle in Juarez, Mexico, or checking out the atmospherics in a Colombian marketplace
In-Person Training
This one is pretty self explanatory. You come to our training facilities in the US for all of your classroom theory and/or just hands-on training if you already completed your theory online.
Hybrid Courses
This type of training combines Online Theory and In-person skills training. By completing your theory portion of the training online, we greatly minimize, and in most cases eliminate, any classroom time when you come to our training facility. This will not only save you time but cuts way down on tuition cost as well. 

What courses do you have coming up?

Individual Online Courses
We will have 30 online programs, some grouped together for our certificate programs. Our Route Mapping for Protection Professionals online course is part of all of our certificate programs and is available now! Click here

Hybrid Programs (Online plus Hands-on)
We will be releasing our new programs and the schedule for the following year shortly. Our immediate goal is the following:
Protective Security Certificate 1 (Hybrid)
This course gets you to work fast and covers all of the skills our recruiters are looking for. Because the theory is completed online, there is no classroom time during the training at our facility. 
  • 10 online modules
  • 10 days Hard Skills at our training facility
  • Recruiter Introduction
Achievements Earned
  • Protective Security 1 Certificate
  • CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers (ARC) Certificate
  • Protective Driving Certificate
  • TCCC (NAEMT) Certificate
  • Firearms Achievement
  • Immediate Actions
* This program includes the Route Mapping online program, so start today. Click here

Protective Security Certificate 2 (Hybrid)
This course ads an additional 10 online modules which can be completed after the Protective Security 1 course. We will upgrade your medical certificates earned in PSC-1 to the next highest level. The additional information focuses on surveillance detection, soft skills, medical cert upgrades, and other subjects not covered at length in the PSC-1 course. 
  • Emergency Medical Response Certificate
  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals
  • TCCC/Combat Life Saver
  • TSCM (Bug sweeps)
  • Surveillance Detection Routes
  • 2 full Protective Details
  • Covert Protection Strategies
  • Recruitment clinic
We will bring your skills to the next level!
International Conflict Management (Hybrid)
This program will cover emergency language, regional security studies, travel security, kidnap & ransom response, and conflict management. Each course will be focused on one of the areas below. We will 
  • 7 Online Modules
  • 7 days OCONUS
    • Lebanon
    • Colombia
    • Haiti
    • Mexico
    • Philippines
    • Bosnia
* This course also includes the online Route Mapping module online now. Click here

Specialty Courses (Hybrid & Conventional)
These programs will be designed for professionals that desire training in a specific subject without dedicating too much time or financial resources. Some of these 2-day courses will include. Most of these stand alone subjects are already included in the PSC-1 & 2 detailed above
  • High Risk Driving
  • Off Road Driving for security professionals
  • Emergency Evacuation - Vertical Escape & Unlawful Detention
  • Remote First Aid
  • On Detail (2 days of graded details)
  • Surveillance Detection
  • In-air Threat Mitigation
When we have our training calendar complete (before end October), we will send it our to all who have signed up. Get skills now by attending our Route Mapping program online!

When will your courses begin?

Our online Route Mapping program is out now. The rest of or program will be launched shortly. You can find the course that is interesting to you, and submit your email to be notified the minute we release the program. This is not the first time we have conducted online training. Back in 2009 SECFOR conducted its first program online, the Mexico Protective Operations seminar. This program was a success and we discussed the tactics, techniques and procedures our teams utilized while working in Mexico.  After the Mex ops online course, SECFOR ended up focusing on our in-person training ...until now.

I have attended other executive protection training, online and hands-on, what would I get out of taking your courses?

There are many good training programs out there, each with their own experience-based curriculum. You will get something out of every training program you attend. With that said, many of us that have been in the business for quite some time had to develop certain methods and protocols that we never learned at the training programs that we had attended. For example, very few Executive Protection/Close Protection schools teach route mapping. Since our teams work almost exclusively high risk details, this is an imperative skills that our team members must have. If we can add this to your existing skill set, then you will become a more valuable team member regardless of where your initial training was received. We are here to augment your training and experience, not replace it.

What do your Online courses cost?

Our individual online course modules cost US$95. We accept, Credit Card, Paypal, Stripe, and there will be payment options for all of our courses. 
Discounts will be available for students attending full programs. 

Who are SECFOR's instructors?

The Protective Security programs were developed by SECFOR International's founder Rick Sweeney over a 30-year career in high threat, corporate & celebrity protection. Our Protection Instructors currently work in the executive protection industry all over the US and on international details in places like Colombia, Lebanon, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, Iraq, Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) and other high risk areas. Having instructors that are right off of detail and then into the classroom keeps information current and relevant. SECFOR Instructors specialize in a variety of protection details including:

  • Corporate – Domestic & International
  • Conflict Zone Security - NGOs & Journalists
  • Infrastructure Projects OCONUS
  • Entertainment Industry – Production & Tour Security
  • Government – WPS – OGA – GRS
Our Medic Instructors are currently practicing medicine when not in the classroom teaching, and come from military special operations and civilians para-medicine backgrounds. All medic instructors have actually performed the interventions they will be teaching. 

  • SARC Medics (MARSOC & Recon)
  • NSW/SEAL Medics
  • US Army Special Forces/18D
  • Flight Paramedics
  • SWAT Medics
  • Ranger Medics
  • Air Force PJs
Our Driving instructors started their careers racing. They were former NASCAR, Baja 1000, and other notable racing circuit professionals prior to transitioning into Military Mobility training, Department of State WPS driving instruction and training high threat protection personnel. Taking the dynamics of on and off-road racing and combining it with security driving.

  • Former NASCAR Drivers
  • Baja 1000 Drivers
  • Department of State High Risk Driving Instructors
  • WPS Instructor staff
  • Other professional driving instructors
SECFOR’s Other Subject Matter Experts regarding protection, combatives, firearms, SERE, a variety of related skills comes from the ranks of experienced former military, security and law enforcement backgrounds including:

  • US Army Special Forces Marksmanship instructors
  • MARSOC Operators & Instructors
  • SEAL Team Instructors
  • French Foreign Legion
  • Military AT/FP Instructors
  • Federal Law Enforcement Instructor Staff
  • Kidnap & Ransom Consultants
Other subject matters are brought in to provide specialty instruction subjects in a variety of subjects

What is the point of giving online training?

Quite simply, online training provides similar benefit to any other type of theory training. Our online programs provide foundational knowledge that you did not have previously, from instructors you quite likely did not have access to until now.

Experienced security practitioners may want to see a different way to map a protective route, or newcomers in the protection industry be looking for some base knowledge before attending an in-person course. 

Online training is a convenient way to gain knowledge from experienced instructors you may not have otherwise had access to. SECFOR has been delivering 7-week in person Protective Security academies for years, and is now offering an option to conduct much of the theory for this academy prior to arriving and validating their knowledge and moving onto the hard skills. 

Online education is an efficient and effective way of delivering knowledge.