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Protective Measures Course

PMC PER-336 7 Contact Hours
Target Audience/Disciplines

Public- and Private-Sector Security Personnel working at the executive, management, and operations level. Public Safety personnel, Emergency Managers, Law Enforcement Officers, and Special Event Security may also benefit from this course.


The Protective Measures Course is a one-day course that provides an overview of identifying risk and the development of appropriate protective measures for different facility characteristics. The course provides activities that allow students to apply a modified vulnerability assessment to identify risks and determine appropriate protective measures for a given environmental venue.

Below are some, but not all, of the critical skill sets learned during this training program:

  • Describe the consequences of an explosion.
  • Describe the Department of Homeland Security risk management process.
  • Discuss how the different types of physical and procedural protective measures can be leveraged to interrupt terrorist/criminal activity.
  • Identify appropriate protective measures.
  • Plan the security for a special event/public gathering.