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Protective Detail Refresher

5 Training Days
Locations Offered: 



The Protective Detail Refresher (PDR), formerly the Protective Service Operations In-Service Training Program (PSOITP), is 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.


Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws having protective service operations responsibilities or serving in a training position where knowledge of the subject matter is required.

Required Training Materials

  • Duty handgun
  • Magazines
  • Holster
  • Magazine pouch
  • Concealment garment (i.e., coat, jacket). 

Cheltenham Students: In addition to the above, you must bring appropriate training attire. Training uniforms are not provided.

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • PSO Formations
  • Motorcade Formations, Arrivals & Departures
  • PSO Advances
  • Fundamentals of Reactive Shooting
  • Multiple Threat & Counter Ambush Engagement Techniques
  • Skid Control
  • Motorcade Tactics
  • Advanced Vehicle Handling Skills
  • High Center of Gravity Vehicles
  • Vehicle Ambush Countermeasures
  • Tactical Medical
  • Tactics for Flying Armed Training Program
  • TSA Regulations: Flying Armed
  • Firearms Safety Briefing

Program Registration

  • Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training.  If you do not know your agency representative you may contact: for assistance.
  • State, local and tribal officers requesting training should apply online. If organizational support is required or you have additional needs, please email
  • International (non-US) personnel should email or telephone 912-261-4023.

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 554-4738
Cheltenham: (301) 877-8452