Training packages will include combinations of the following:

  • Counter-Terrorism
  • Close Protection
  • Surveillance
  • Counter-Insurgency Operations
  • Special Weapons and Tactics Training
  • Kidnap and Ransom Training
  • Public Order Training
  • Sky Marshal Training
  • Electronic Countermeasures
  • Advanced Evasive and Defensive Driving Techniques
  • VIP Driver/Security Advisor
  • Use of Force - Self-Defense/Unarmed Combat
  • Tactical communications
  • Police Training

All students attending training courses will receive a course certificate upon successful completion and a copy of the instructor's assessment and grading report.


3.1       Counter-Terrorism Training

Counter-terrorism is a highly specialized skill which should only be undertaken by a professional, well-motivated team of the highest caliber.  All Globe Risk International training is based on the requirements needed to counter threats on national and international levels.  This eight week course is intensive and high standards are maintained throughout.  Alternatively, this training can be broken into modules to accommodate schedules with time constraints.  Students selected for counter-terrorism training should have a military/police background with a sound knowledge of the terrorist's modus operandi.

Training will cover the following subjects:

  • Close quarter battle shooting
  • Short- and long-range sniping
  • Use of helicopters
  • Communications
  • Specialized equipment

Options for additional training to include: 

  • Buildings
  • Aircraft
  • Trains
  • Ships
  • Open-air options:
    • Strongholds to vehicles
    • Vehicles to strongholds
    • Covert assaults
    • Multi-option procedures
  • Ambush options
  • Use of explosives: Methods of entry techniques (all options)
  • Climbing techniques:
    • Repelling techniques
    • High-rise building assault procedures
  • Command and control


3.2      Close Protection Training

When conducted effectively, close protection is a highly complex and time-consuming discipline. Personnel selected for protection assignments must be in excellent mental and physical condition. 

A VIP's protection team is his or her primary point of contact with the general public and is frequently visible in the media.  Operatives must maintain the highest standards in the performance of duty, appearance, alertness, sensitivity, courtesy, and intelligence.  Qualities only achieved through good training.

This three week course covers all the skills required to counter a terrorist or criminal threat against a VIP/executive.  Additionally, this course can be broken down into modules of seven days for the student under time constraints who wants to build his or her skills.  These modules will allow for more intensive instruction over a longer period of time.

Training will cover the following subjects:

  • Duties of a close protection specialist
  • Threat evaluation and appreciation
  • Personal security
  • VIP briefings
  • Vehicle selection and security
  • Hotel security
  • Office and residence security
  • Security advance party tasks
  • Medical training
  • Protection on-foot
  • Vehicle drills
  • Evasive driving techniques
  • Anti-ambush drills
  • Use of deceptive tactics
  • Unarmed combat
  • Anti-counter surveillance
  • Travel by air, sea, and rail
  • Electronic counter measures
  • Planning-orders/briefings
  • Bomb recognition and awareness
  • Protocol
  • Route selection and security


3.3       Surveillance Training

Surveillance is both an art and a science which can only be mastered from practical experience.  The definition of surveillance is the observation of people, places, or objects.  It can be overt or covert and cover a time span of one day to several weeks.

This three week course covers all the skills required by a student to operate as a surveillance operative.  These skills are assimilated and practiced in a realistic and constantly changing environment; thereby, producing competent surveillance operatives who can work as an individual or team member in any scenario.

Training will cover the following subjects:

  • Advanced driving techniques
  • Medical training
  • Firearms training
  • Unarmed combat
  • Observation post training (rural and urban)
  • Photography: Overt and covert, day and night
  • Navigation: rural and urban
  • Covert communications
  • Recognition: people, vehicles, and weapons
  • Foot surveillance
  • Mobile surveillance
  • Helicopter surveillance
  • Report writing
  • Surveillance in hostile environments


3.4       Counter - Insurgency Operations

Although the training required for counter-insurgency operations varies with operational and geographical circumstances, course work will address the following areas:

  1. Education - Understanding the affected country, its people and politics - both past and present)
  2. Skills and Drills - Designed to fulfill operational requirements under existing government policy)
  3. Type of Manpower Used - Law enforcement, military, Special Forces, etc.
  4. Counter-revolutionary training requires approximately eight weeks with the stipulation that all enrolled students have a military/police background.

Training will cover the following subjects:     

  • Intelligence gathering
  • Location and neutralization of enemy operations
  • Patrolling and navigation
  • Convoy drills
  • Search and clear operations
  • Immediate action drills
  • Civil aid assistance (Hearts and Minds)
  • Medical assistance
  • Patrolling techniques (urban/rural; vehicle/foot)
  • Ambush techniques, planning, preparation, and execution
  • Helicopter operations
  • Riot and crowd control
  • Arrest procedures
  • Vehicle searching and securing
  • Building searching and securing
  • Search and destroy operations
  • Use of canines
  • Cordon and search operations
  • Terrorist tactics
  • Sniper deployment
  • Use of gas


3.5     Special Weapons and Tactics Training

Incidents involving hostage or barricaded suspects are occurring with increasing regularity.  Not only do these incidents receive considerable media attention, but they can result in criticism and be quite damaging if perceived as being mishandled.  The old adage, "damned if you do, and damned if you don't," has never been more applicable.  In the majority of situations, the response made by local law enforcement officials will become the topic of court proceedings and the officers involved will be placed in the uncomfortable position of defending their actions.

In order to avoid this scenario, it is essential that all responding tactical team police officers have undergone intensive training and have a thorough understanding of the dynamics of hostage and barricade incidents.  Without ongoing and progressive training, tactical team police officers can never hope to carry out their jobs in the most professional and efficient manner possible.

Training will cover the following subjects:

  • Shooting techniques (all weapon types)
  • CQB Coordination training
  • Room combat 1-4 man
  • Multi-room combat
  • Multi-floor combat
  • Multi room/floor combat
  • Sniping techniques
  • Multi-target techniques
  • Fire and movement 2-4 man
  • Situation awareness training
  • Close combat training
  • Gas environment training


3.6      Kidnap & Ransom Training

Many "at risk" senior executives know very little about the subject of kidnap and, more importantly, what actually happens before, during, and after a kidnapping takes place.  Globe Risk International has prepared four separate seminars to address this corporate weakness.


3.6.1   Kidnap & Ransom, "The Process"

This seminar explains what happens to the kidnap victim before the kidnap, during the kidnap attempt, and what concurrent activities are taking place while the kidnap victim is being held incommunicado.

Topics covered include:

  • Phases of a kidnap
  • Participants involved in kidnap hostage situations
  • The media
  • Legal issues
  • Methods of communication
  • Stages of negotiation
  • Ransom collection
  • Hostage release
  • Resolution
  • Post-trauma recovery


3.6.2    Kidnap & Ransom Survival

  • The kidnap process target selection
  • Confinement
  • Interrogation methods


3.6.3    Kidnap Prevention

  • Personal security
  • Residence
  • Office
  • Routine journeys
  • Risk assessments


3.6.4    Other Kidnap and Ransom Workshops

  1. Module –  Kidnap & Ransom Process
  2. Module –  Negotiation Philosophy
  3. Module –  Negotiation Process
  4. Module –  Negotiations
  5. Module –  Activating the Kidnap Response Mechanism
  6. Module –  Kidnap & Ransom Payments
  7. Module –  Kidnap & Ransom Planning
  8. Module –  Kidnap Threat, Risk, Vulnerability Assessments
  9. Module –  Responsibilities of the Kidnap Consultant
  10. Module –  Kidnap & Ransom Insurance
  11. Module –  Handling the Media
  12. Module –  Kidnap Security Awareness Training
  13. Module –  Development of a Kidnap Response Unit
  14. Module –  Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)


3.7       Public Order Training

In this age of downsizing and mass terminations, labor disputes and civil disturbances have become more prevalent.  Spontaneous outbursts of dissatisfaction are manifested in a variety of forms including unlawful assemblies, strikes, picketing, civil disobedience, riots, arson, and looting.  If handled correctly, such disturbances can be quickly diffused.  Conversely, if the law enforcement community lacks proper training and planning expertise, overreaction may result, and violence could ensue.

GRI’s public order training curriculum includes the following subjects:

  • Riot shield training
  • Formations and team tactics
  • Public order equipment
  • Riot weapons deployment
  • Rescue teams, snatch squads, arrest teams
  • Use of weapons: baton, rubber bullets, water (pressurized), gas, lethal weapons
  • Command and control
  • Scenario training
  • Correctional training


3.8       Sky Marshal Training

A Sky Marshall's job is extremely stressful. Sky Marshals spend most of their working hours looking, listening, and waiting.  Always on the alert, Sky Marshals try to identify signs that will help them prevent a disaster or give them an edge in an emergency.  It is imperative that personnel selected for this role be in excellent physical and mental condition.

Sky Marshall training requires a minimum of three weeks and will cover all relevant aspects of terrorism and counter-terrorism applicable to the task.

Subjects to be covered include the following:

  • Weapons training (personal weapons)
  • Foreign weapons training (identification and working knowledge terrorist weapons)
  • Close quarter battle shooting (to include ammunition types)
  • Unarmed combat (defense, attack, and restraint)
  • Dress and mannerisms (during work hours)
  • First aid (breathing, bleeding, wounds and shock)
  • Response to hijack situation (passive and aggressive)
  • Aircrew briefings and cooperation     
  • International counter-terrorist team organization and tactics
  • Physical and mental response of hostages
  • Physical and electronic searching and protection of vulnerable areas
  • Standing operational procedures for airports and aircraft
  • Basic handling and identification of explosives
  • Methods of passing information to security services


3.9       Technical Surveillance Counter- Measures Training

Electronic eavesdropping (bugging) is the use of modern electronic devices to gain private or governmental intelligence about the past, present, and future intentions of individuals and organizations.  Countermeasures personnel must be dedicated and strive to keep up-to-date with the advancing world of electronics and associated technologies.

Students entering this field must have a sound, practical, and inquisitive mind with a working knowledge of electrical engineering, radio communications, and physics. 

This is a two-week course which covers all aspects of electronic information gathering.

Training will cover the following subjects:

  • Introduction to electronic information gathering operations
  • Examples of useful information
  • Target areas
  • Information sources
  • Target area information paths
  • Microphone types
  • Eavesdropping techniques
  • Eavesdropping equipment
  • Countermeasures equipment
  • Site survey
  • Security aide memoir


3.10     Advanced Evasive and Defensive Driving

Although vehicles are used in most VIP scenarios, most drivers never test their level of driving skill until they are faced with a life or death situation.  When confronted with an emergency, the average driver only uses 40 percent of a vehicle's capabilities.  In an emergency situation, whether it be an ambush or avoiding a potential accident, the driver must have the confidence and ability to react correctly within seconds.

GRI offers the following evasive/defensive driver training programs:

3.10.1Level I

The Level I driver training course is broken into the following areas:

  • Correct vehicle utilization
  • Vertical/lateral forces
  • Time and distance
  • Visual perception/awareness
  • Principle of lane selection/spacing
  • Vehicle check lists
  • Confidence course


3.10.2Level II

The Level II driver training course is broken into the following areas:

  • Vehicle bomb search
  • Maneuverability at controlled speeds
  • Controlled high-speed braking
  • Executive transportation
  • Route selection
  • Evasive action assessment
  • Confidence course


3.10.3Level III

The Level III driver training course is a special skills course combining Levels I and II.  Course contents include:

  • Practical execution of defensive hand brake turns
  • Practical execution of "J" turns
  • Correct evasive/ramming techniques
  • Anti-ambush drills
  • Situation/awareness training


3.10.4The Corporate/VIP Driver Course

This is a comprehensive course designed to train corporate executive drivers responsible for high profile VIPs.  Course contents include:

  • Level II/III course
  • Vehicle security
  • Vehicle recommendations/improvements
  • Surveillance and anti-surveillance techniques
  • Vehicle attack
  • Chase situations
  • Situation/awareness training
  • Route selection
  • Vehicle maintenance


3.10.5The Advance Skills Course

This course will encompass all the skills required to prepare an individual for special duties and includes:

  • Level III course
  • Close protection team driving techniques
  • Transportation security
  • Surveillance team driving techniques
  • Pursuit tactics
  • Situation/awareness training
  • Route selection and security
  • Firearms training (as required)
  • Advanced bomb detection techniques

*  All courses can be custom built upon request.


Globe Risk International has conducted driver training for:

  • Private security companies
  • Police agencies
  • Military police
  • Corporate drivers, both nationally and internationally
  • Executives


3.10.6Driver/Security Advisor Training

The VIP driver/chauffeur is a critical person in any protective strategy.  He must be trained to react to any situation that confronts him while transporting his VIP.

If working alone, the driver/chauffeur is responsible for advising the VIP on security matters relating to the VIP's family's safety.  If working with a protection team, the reaction of the VIP's driver will dictate the reactive response of the team.

For the above reasons, it is imperative that the driver/chauffeur be highly trained in the practical and theoretical skills required to advise his VIP in all security matters.

This one-week course covers the following subjects:

  • Risk assessments
  • Personal security
  • Explosives: recognition and effects
  • Vehicle searching procedures
  • Anti-surveillance
  • Advanced driver training
  • Office/residence security
  • School security
  • Principles of unarmed combat
  • First response medical training
  • Mobile anti-ambush drills
  • Evasive driver training
  • Security-on-foot
  • Security advance procedures
  • Communications


3.11     Use of Force - Unarmed Combat

Any police, military, para-military, or security persons involved in maintaining peace and safety in unstable and hostile environments must be able to defend themselves in aggressive situations.

This one-week course covers the following subjects:

  • Defense against physical attack
  • Defense against encumbering holds
  • Defense against knife/blunt instruments
  • Pistol/rifle disarming
  • Offensive tactics: feet, hands, weaponry
  • Control techniques
  • Defensive counter-strikes
  • Edged weapons
  • Impact weapons
  • Weapons of opportunity
  • Subject control
  • Tactical handcuffing
  • Handgun retention


3.12     Corporate Intelligence Services

Utilizing a network of associates located in North America, Europe, Middle and Far East, GRI is able to research and provide comprehensive, confidential data in a discreet manner.


Our services include:

  • Corporate research/due diligence inquiries
  • Legal resources
  • Insurance and fraud investigations
  • Preservation of proprietary information
  • Theft and employee integrity investigations
  • Pre-employment investigations and verification
  • Surveillance - Undercover
  • Industrial espionage countermeasures
  • Corporate threat analysis
  • Country profiles and regional analysis
  • Corporate assessment and project management
  • Protection of property and information
  • Corporate security audits
  • Management education
  • Intellectual property infringement
  • Asset tracing
  • Forensic accounting
  • Process review
  • Insurance claims
  • Industry studies
  • Intelligence gathering
  • Independent review
  • Ethics enhancement
  • Police re-constructing


3.13     Private Security Training  

This training program will consist of twenty (20) lecture periods, three (3) practical sessions and a multiple-choice checkout. The purpose of the course will be to provide the security staff with theoretical understanding of security requirements and practical skills.


The security course syllabus will provide training with the following subject matter:

  • Duties and Responsibilities of a Security Officer
  • Professionalism, Deportment, Patrol Procedures
  • Physical Security
  • Searching Persons and Vehicles
  • Emergency and Safety Procedures
  • Threat, Risk, Vulnerability Assessments Theory
  • Traffic and Crowd Control
  • Legal Authority (if required)
  • Report Writing and Note Taking
  • Public Relations
  • Powers of Arrest (if required)
  • Fire Prevention
  • Strikes and Labour Disputes
  • Fire Arms Training (if required)
  • Effective Communications
  • Bomb Threat Training including: Recognition of Improvised Explosive Devices
  • Introduction to Terrorism