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PSB Level IV - Personal Protection Officer (2 Days)

This is the 15 hour (two consecutive days) Texas Department of Public Safety – Private Security Board’s (PSB) Level IV Personal Protection Officer (PPO) course. It fulfills the State of Texas training requirements of the PSB for a Personal Protection Officer license. Items covered include how to protect the principle when alone or as a team. Threat avoidance techniques are shown, and how to plan and scout escape routes. Some defensive tactics are taught as well as transportation tips, and the importance of proper planning.

Note: We do not administer the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) Test which is required before submitting a PPO registration to PSB.

Subjects Covered:

  • Options in Personal Protection
  • Comprehensive Protection Planning
  • Coordination with local Authorities
  • Building a Client Profile
  • Rings of Protection
  • The Force Continuum
  • Unarmed Defensive Tactics
  • Oleoresin Capsicum Training
  • Private Security Act & Commission Rules
  • Texas Penal Code
  • Conflict Resolution & Avoidance
  • Public Perception
  • Arrest Authority
  • Use of Force & Deadly Force

Required Equipment:

None. All equipment is provided. There is no gun range work required in this class.


The PSB Commission Rule 430.1 states that an applicant for a Personal Protection authorization must have already been issued a Commission.


There are currently no scheduled classes for this course. Please check back soon.