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Executive Protection: Private Executive and Corporate Protective Operations

Course Description

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.

  • Details
  • $3,000
  • July 25, 2022 to July 29, 2022
  • Delivery Mode: UC Irvine Campus
  • Reg#: 00253
  • ID/Units: MGMT 825.91  (4.00 CEU)
    ( Section A )
  • Quarter: SUMMER 2022


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 Protective 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 on 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.

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 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.

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. He is well versed in all aspects of protection. He has provided physical protection throughout the United States and internationally for presidents and vice presidents of the United States, their families, and senior dignitaries visiting the United States. Mr. Warren has over two decades of experience working with staff and executives of multi-national corporations, political figures, royalty as well as liaison with law enforcement, fire departments, and international law enforcement agency personnel. He has lectured corporations, law enforcement agencies, schools, and municipalities regarding the mission of the United States Secret Service.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
Lecture07/25/2022Monday8:00 AM5:00 PMContinuing Education 1 (Bldg 8)2070
Lecture07/26/2022Tuesday8:00 AM5:00 PMContinuing Education 1 (Bldg 8)2070
Lecture07/27/2022Wednesday8:00 AM5:00 PMContinuing Education 1 (Bldg 8)2070
Lecture07/28/2022Thursday8:00 AM5:00 PMContinuing Education 1 (Bldg 8)2070
Lecture07/29/2022Friday8:00 AM5:00 PMContinuing Education 1 (Bldg 8)2070