Inquiring News


Local News

February 10, 2013
 

The Only African American Guard Card Instructor in CT

More articles by »
Written by: marvin

Allen MoodyDid you know at the present time, it is believed that the State of Connecticut only has 1 Certified and Approved African American Security Guard Card Training Instructor out of 48, which are all male and all Caucasian.

Becoming a Security Guard Card Instructor requires at least 5 years of teaching experience or experience in the respective field.  The program is regulated by the State Police, Department of Public Safety and Protection.  The Guard Card course is an 8 hour class that covers several subjects which includes but is not limited to Basic First Aid, Search and Seizure and Public Safety Issues.  Upon successful completion of a 25 question multiple choice exam, the student is then certified.  Becoming certified is a prerequisite to obtaining a Guard Card from the CT Department of Public Safety and Protection.

I have been teaching this course both in the States of NY & CT.  However, mostly in the State of CT.  My courses are very interactive, energetic, lively and to the point.  The course provides the harsh realities of life and provides scenarios of life or death situations.  The course prepares every student to “think outside the box” and is delivered with a dose of swagger.    Although I have trained thousands upon thousands of students, in late 2008, is when I began having students provide a testimonial of their thoughts on my training course.  The reasoning behind the testimonials were simple.  I felt that my training was pretty unique, special and different from any other instructors providing the course.  This information was based upon verbal feedback I received after each and every class.  The feedback was not just from a high school graduate or college student looking for a job.  The feedback came from retired police officers and detectives, individuals who served in the military, correction officers and other law enforcement in were taken aback by the training, under the impression or assumption that the course would be a “fluke”.

What made me more aware that I brought something different is that  I would have the same students who would come back to me for a refresher course, would signing up for other courses I offered or would refer their friends or family members to my school.  It was then that I decided to have their words put  in print to help others looking for an honest and reputable place to become certified.  To view some of our testimonials, go to: http://thealmgroup.com/Guestbook.php

Since the Security industry is dominated by mostly minorities, I would like to draw more attention to my facility since I am new CT instructor, becoming certified in August, 2012.  Not only am I the only African American providing this training in CT, I am the cheapest and offer the training weekly, where most other facilities may only provide the training on Fridays or Tuesday.

I get gratification of knowing I was able to transition someone from the though of becoming a security guard to actually becoming supervisor, regional supervisor or even a police officer.



About the Author

marvin




Advertisement
 
 

 

Mizzou Researchers To Study Bullying

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE GRANT TO TRAIN PRINCIPALS ABOUT BULLYING By Susan E. Sagarra, Urban News Service With a $4.1 million grant to research bullying, researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) may be b...
by Reggie Hales
 

 
 

Rep. Gonzalez Appointed Deputy Majority Leader

REP. GONZALEZ SWORN IN AS STATE REPRESENTATIVE State Representative Minnie Gonzalez (D-Hartford) received her committee and leadership assignments by Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) and was sworn in...
by Reggie Hales
 

 
 

Supporting Second Chances State Rep. Brandon McGee

Supporting Second Chances: The Need for Prisoner Re-entry Efforts Most of us believe in second chances. In theory, when someone convicted of a crime has completed their sentence, they get a second chance to become a productive,...
by Reggie Hales
 

 

 

Hartford Rep. Arce Welcomes Downtown Hartford Book Store

State Representative Angel Arce (D-Hartford) welcomed the news that Barnes & Noble will open a bookstore at the new University of Connecticut campus in downtown Hartford. “The bookstore will be an asset for students who ...
by Reggie Hales
 

 
Advertisement
 

CONGRESSMAN CEDRIC RICHMOND BRINGS BOLD NEW LEADERSHIP TO CBC

CONGRESSMAN CEDRIC RICHMOND BRINGS BOLD NEW LEADERSHIP TO CBC Newly Elected Chair Vows To Make Inclusion of The Black Press and Key Component in Preserving the Rights of African Americans By: Danny J. Bakewell During his tenure...
by Reggie Hales
 

 




Advertisement