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Protective Detail Refresher (PDR)

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The Protective Detail Refresher (PDR), formerly the Protective Service Operations In-Service Training Program (PSOITP), is a 5-day course designed to refresh those specialized skills for personnel who conduct Protective Service Operations.

Emphasis is placed on attendees performing hands-on practical training to include motorcade tactics, evasive driving, formations, survival shooting and cover and evacuation drills. This is not an entry level PSO course and attendees should possess a basic understanding of Protective Service Operations and/or actively work within a protective detail.

Type: Advanced

Length: 5 class days and consists of forty (40) course hours.


  • PSO Mobile & Foot Formations/Movements

  • Attack Recognitions & Response

  • PSO Advances

  • Motorcade Tactics

  • Reactive Shooting

  • Tactical Medicine

  • Flying Armed Update


Instructors assigned to coordinate and instruct this program have a significant background in law enforcement/military, special operations and Protective Service Operations.  The instructional staff includes personnel from federal law enforcement, military, state and municipal law enforcement agencies.  All instructors assigned to teach in FLETC programs attend special instructor training certification courses.

Prerequisites for Attendance

This program is open to current Federal, state, local and military law enforcement personnel having Protective Service Operations responsibilities or serving in a training position where knowledge of the subject matter is required.

Additional Information

Students must bring their duty handgun, magazines, holster, magazine pouch, and concealment garment.

Student Evaluation

This course is evaluated; training culminates with a comprehensive final practical exercise demonstrating knowledge of the curriculum.

Training Dates

There are currently no training dates or other items within this program.