Where the Region’s Top Protective Service Organizations and Professionals Train The PSTA offers individuals the opportunity to get trained and certified in the ever-growing Protective Services industry at minimal cost to you. We even provide placement assistance, with a very high success rate, to our graduates. No other facility in the National Capitol Region matches what the PSTA has to offer. Period. In addition to the area's largest selection of 5.11 Tactical apparel and gear, we offer a wide variety of guns, ammunition, and shooting-related accessories at very competitive prices.

PSO

FOR PSO COMPANIES

No other training facility offers the breadth of offerings and world-class operations that the PSTA offers commercial security organizations.

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Candidate

BECOME A PSO

The PSTA can provide you all of the training you need to help you launch your new career as a Protective Services Officer (PSO).

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Member

BECOME A MEMBER

The PSTA is the premier professional training facility in the Mid-Atlantic region for law enforcement, security professionals, and military personnel.

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PROTECTIVE SERVICES LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS

Management

SECURITY MANAGEMENT

Protective services companies are facing many challenges that threaten profitability, performance, and compliance. Steve Morris is an industry-renowned expert on protective services operational excellence, best practices, officer training and company development. Read and listen to his insights on the protective services industry here.

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PSO

PSO CANDIDATES

Military veterans returning from active duty overseas and law enforcement officers nearing retirement see protective services as a natural second career. Amy Skyles, PSTA Director of Admissions, and Chris Perez, PSTA Director of Training, have helped hundreds make a successful career switch to protective services. Enter here to read their insights on what makes an exceptional PSO and how to plan your career move.

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Retail

PRODUCTS AND GEAR

With the wealth of new security and protective services products entering the market on a daily basis, PSOs need insight into products they should consider purchasing. PSTA Director of Retail Sales Jerry Immler has reviewed thousands of weapons, supplies, clothing and other gear. Check out his thoughts on which products to consider to ensure you perform your job
optimally.

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