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Executive Protection: Private Executive and Corporate Protective Operations

Overview

Executive and corporate security professionals are required to have a specific knowledge and skill set to ensure the safety of individuals they protect. These foundational concepts include various methodologies which can be applied to domestic and foreign protective matrices.

Students will learn about the laws governing use of force and liability by corporate security practitioners. They will learn the elements involved in securing locations including residences, hotels, aircraft, boats, and other venues. Students will learn how to secure vehicle and aircraft assets within the protective matrix, leverage technological and cyber based resources used in security operations, and apply physical protection strategies and deployment formations all within the business operational environment.

This series of three (3) courses will prepare individuals for careers in a variety of security settings including:

  • Security Guard
  • Current law enforcement personnel who provide specialized protective details for mayors, chiefs of police, sheriffs, and governors
  • Executive and corporate security for high profile individuals and their families

Who Should Enroll

  • Prior private security employees
  • Executive protection providers
  • Law enforcement, military personnel or veterans assigned to or supporting security of individuals

Program Benefits

  • Learn and employ the tactics and strategic planning methodology employed in Executive Protective Operations
  • Understand the laws applicable to the corporate and business protective environment
  • Coordinate with law enforcement and other public/private sector partners
  • Understand security paradigms and operations for security operations of executives and individuals
  • Plan for site security, technical and cyber considerations
  • Demonstrate proficiency in employing various protective methodologies in real world protective scenarios

Course Schedule

Required Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
SOCECOL X416.24
Executive Protection - Level 1 (4.00 Units)
SOCECOL X416.24
Campus      
SOCECOL X416.34
Executive Protection - Level 2 (4.00 Units)
SOCECOL X416.34
       
SOCECOL X416.44
Executive Protection - Level 3 (4.00 Units)
SOCECOL X416.44
       

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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Academic Calendar

Event Winter 2024 Spring 2024 Summer 2024 Fall 2024
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Oct 19 Jan 18 Apr 18 Jul 11
Courses Begin* (week of) Jan 8 Apr 1 Jun 24 Sep 23
Courses End* (week of) Mar 18 Jun 10 Sep 9 Dec 9
Administrative Holidays Jan 15, Feb 19 Mar 29, May 27 Jun 19, Jul 4, Sep 2 Nov 11, Nov 28-29, Dec 24-25, Dec 31, Jan 1

*Actual dates may vary by program.

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Prerequisites

  • Certain professional knowledge/experience aspects and skill sets are required before taking this course.
  • Students may be current or prior private security employees, Executive Protection providers, and/ or law enforcement/military personnel assigned to or supporting security of individuals.
  • Courses must be taken in sequence (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

Hotel Informaton

Registered learners may book a hotel room at their own expense near UCI using a special negotiated rate. Hotel costs are not included in the course fees. When making the reservation be sure to let the hotel know that you are visiting UCI and that you chose the hotel from our listing. Please note that all rates are based upon availability at the time of booking. Rates are not available for group bookings of five rooms or more per night. If you would like a quote for a group room block (5 to 10 rooms per night or more), please contact the hotel directly.

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Course Director

Lorenzo Robert Savage III

Lorenzo Robert Savage III

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Lorenzo Robert Savage III
Course Director

Lorenzo Robert Savage III, a native of Herndon, Virginia, has been the Chief Executive Officer of a private security company in Beverly Hills, California, since his retirement from the United States Secret Service in April 2018.

Mr. Savage was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as the Special Agent in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office in July 2015. His leadership responsibilities included the overall protective and investigative missions of the United States Secret Service within the Los Angeles area. This district including three Resident Offices in Santa Ana, Riverside, and Ventura, is the 3rd largest of the 42 U.S. Secret Service Field Offices.

During his career, Mr. Savage rose through the ranks, having begun his Secret Service career in 1993 as a special agent assigned to the Washington Field Office. He has since served in numerous managerial assignments which include: Assistant Special Agent in Charge — Los Angeles Field Office 2012-2014; Assistant Special Agent in Charge — Dignitary Protective Division 2010-2012; Assistant Special Agent in Charge — Las Vegas Field Office 2007-2010; Assistant Inspector — Inspection Division 2006-2007; and Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division 2004-2006. Mr. Savage’s law enforcement career began in 1988 where he was employed as an honors intern for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Subsequently, while employed by the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Department for three years, Mr. Savage held the position of uniformed patrol officer in the Mason District and West Springfield District Stations. He has received numerous citations of merit as well as public service and law enforcement awards.

In October 2012, Mr. Savage was nominated to receive the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary’s Award of Excellence for his work as the Event Coordinator for the 38th designated National Special Security Event, the 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders’ Meeting held in Honolulu, Hawaii. This award recognizes achievement or innovation by an individual engaged in work to advance the DHS mission and has resulted in superior performance, significant operational improvement or notable innovation.

Mr. Savage holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, with a major in accounting from the University of Virginia.

Instructors

William J. Cameron

William J. Cameron

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William J. Cameron
Instructor

William J. Cameron served as a Special Agent in the US Secret Service for 22 years in a variety of roles and posts including the Presidential Protection Division. He provided protection to Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton, serving as the Lead Advance Agent and Site Coordinator during the 1993 Presidential Inauguration, the 1992 Republican National Convention and the 1990 G-7 Economic Summit. In addition, Cameron supervised a 12-member task force investigating financial organized crime, working with federal, state, and local police officials. Participated in the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and the National Threat Assessment Center.

After retiring as an Agent, Cameron spent seven years as the Director of Corporate Security at two international corporations before returning to the US Secret Service as the Division Chief & Emergency Management Coordinator, where he served for an additional ten years.

Jason Warren

Jason Warren

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Jason Warren
Instructor

Jason Warren is currently the CEO of Warren Investigations, Inc. He specializes in threat investigations and security assessments. He is a retired United States Secret Service agent with more than 20 years of experience working with staff and corporate executives, political figures, and royalty. He has also worked as liaison with law enforcement, fire departments, and international law enforcement agency personnel. He is well versed in all aspects of protection and has provided physical protection throughout the United States and internationally for presidents and vice presidents, their families, and visiting senior dignitaries.

Julio C. Barrera

Julio C. Barrera

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Julio C. Barrera
Instructor

Julio C. Barrera is a former US Secret Service Special Agent with more than 20 years of operational and managerial experience. During his career, Special Agent Barrera handled several assignments in the protection of US Presidents and foreign world leaders and venues.

While assigned to the Presidential Protective Division, Special Agent Barrera planned and directed security operations for the POTUS and other Cabinet officials domestically and internationally. During the latter part of his career, Special Agent Barrera was an instructor at the International Law Enforcement Academy based in Latin America where he taught among other subjects, “Executive Protection Principles.” Special Agent Barrera was also selected to teach on behalf of the Department of Justice a course in basic crime scene principles in Mexico.

Richard Podkowski

Richard Podkowski

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Richard Podkowski
Instructor

Richard Podkowski gained over twenty years of federal law enforcement experience as a career Supervisory Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service. His domestic assignments included the protection and coordination of advance security plans for U.S. Presidents, senior government officials, foreign heads of state, and major events designated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). His domestic duty station assignments included Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

He also had numerous assignments protecting U.S. and foreign officials in various international venues. Richard is a fluent Polish speaker and traveled throughout Poland and Eastern Europe on both investigative and protective missions. Additionally, Richard has extensive experience with the investigation and suppression of foreign and domestic organized criminal enterprise, protection of the U.S. financial critical infrastructure, and support of DHS protective intelligence initiatives.


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