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

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.

Testimonials

"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 - 20 Lessons

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

Email

We will get back to you immediately! info@secfor360.com

Phone

USA or International
+1 (619) 273-3934
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Address

3231-C Business Park Dr
Vista, California  92081
USA

FAQs

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. Some examples of our online programs are Individual Courses. These courses are typically specialty subjects that the student can benefit professionally by just taking that 1 course. Examples of individual courses would be Route Mapping for Protection Professionals and Kidnap & Ransom Introduction.

We are also launching Full Programs. An example of this type is our 20-lesson online Protective Security Certificate program which will include all of the individual courses. These full programs cover all of the theory we deliver in our in-person training academies. After the 20 instructional lessons, students will complete 5 additional modules containing scenarios and testing with 360 video and virtual reality technology.

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 hands-on training. An example of one of our in-person training courses is our 7-week Protective Security training school. The 5 modules that make up this program are
  • Corporate & Celebrity Protection - 8 days
  • Surveillance Detection/TSCM - 10 days
  • High Risk First Responder - 6 days
  • Protective Security Driving - 7 days
  • High threat Protection -19 days
SECFOR has been running this course for years and it is the most complete protection program available.

Hybrid Courses
This type of training combines Online Theory and In-person skills training. For example, our hybrid Protective Security program begins with the 20-lesson online program, and once the online coursework is complete, the student may choose from one of our 12-day (140 hr) in-person hard skill sessions. This is the most economical way to complete all of the required training to begin, or enhance your executive protection career.

Other hybrid training programs SECFOR360 will be launching this year are:

International Conflict Management
This course begins with online emergency language, culture, regional security and conflict management training and once completed, there is a 7 day in-person training session in an overseas location. Some of the locations we will conduct the in-person training are:
  • Lebanon
  • Haiti
  • Mexico
  • Colombia
This course is designed to familiarize protection agents with the realities and nuances of a variety of international locations. 

Emergency & Tactical Medical Hybrid courses
All of our medical training programs have theory portions that we can accomplish online before students come to one of our training centers to practice and test on the skills portions. Some of our hybrid medical training courses include
  • TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care)
  • Emergency Medical response
  • CPR/AED
By conducting all of the theory portion of this training online it greatly reduces to overall cost to the students and allows them to learn the theory at a pace that is comfortable to them before coming to our facility to practice and test your skills.

When will your courses begin?

We will start to launch our individual online courses July 25, 2020. 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. 

Our 25-module Protective Security Online course we have priced at US$1535. This is an US$840 discount. Since we are launching some of our individual modules prior to the full course, any costs of the individual modules you take now will be deducted from the US$1535 should you purchase that option later. 

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, and many other countries. 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
  • 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.