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 NRA Basics Of Pistol Shooting:  Instructor-Led Training
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$125 Per Student


Home Security Assessment

Home Security Assessment

Home Security Assessment:

One of the most valuable services that we can provide is the home security assessment. Homeowners invest a great deal when purchasing a home.

One of the most often overlooked items when buying a home is security. This process runs as a parallel to the home inspection and provides insight to the home and neighborhood. Upgrading security can be expensive and many upgrades can be completed for little cost and having a better understanding of how criminals operate. As a 30 plus year law enforcement officer Rod has learned a few things about how criminals function and what they look for.

We will come to your home and conduct a security analysis, provide you with a statistical report of crimes in your neighborhood and make recommendations for the level of security you may need for your home. The report basically works on the system of Vulnerability + Threat = Risk. In order to determine your home threat vulnerability, many factors need to be taken into consideration. Your residential location can make you vulnerable to home related crimes. While there is no such thing as 100% security, we can provide you with the most logical recommendations based on crime statistics, experience, area crime trends and what we observe during a home assessment. Implementing a security plan that includes a complete Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) analysis can minimize the attraction of your home to the criminal element and provide the necessary deterrence  for much less than adding all of the security gismos on the market.

Invite us to take a look and we will conduct the assessment and provide you with the best recommended course of action with improvements etc.  To schedule an appointment please follow this link. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NRA Basics OF Pistol Shooting: Instructor-Led Training <br>$125 Per Student

NRA Basics OF Pistol Shooting: Instructor-Led Training
$125 Per Student

 NRA Basics Of Pistol Shooting:  Instructor-Led Training

Short Description: This course teaches the knowledge, skills, and attitude to carry and use a pistol ethically, responsibly and with confidence.

More Details: http://www.nrainstructors.org/Search.aspx
Instructor Led Only Training: The Instructor Led Only takes place in a traditional classroom and range environment. This course may be completed in a single day format or over several days with smaller blocks of instruction. To sign up for the Instructor Led Only click on the “Find A Course” icon. This opens the Course Listing page where you will select the Basics of Pistol Shooting-Instructor Led and scroll to the bottom of the page to enter details that refine the search criteria to generate a list of available courses. After selecting a course you will enter your information in the registration fields. The course Instructor will contact you shortly thereafter. Blended Training: The Blended training format provides students the flexibility to complete a significant portion of the course in an eLearning environment, prior to arriving for the classroom and range session with an NRA Certified Instructor. You can find the NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Blended course in the same manner as above. When you register for the blended course, you’ll create a unique username and password. The instructor will provide you with a Course Control Code and directions to complete the self-study portion of the course prior to class date. More Details: Course topics include: gun safety rules, proper operation of revolvers and semi-automatic pistols, ammunition knowledge and selection, pistol selection and storage, shooting fundamentals, pistol inspection and maintenance, marksmanship, and shooting range safety. Additionally, students will complete live fire training and a nationally standardized shooting qualification while on the range with an NRA Certified Instructor. Students will receive the NRA Guide: Basics of Pistol Shooting handbook, take a Basics of Pistol Shooting Student Examination and receive a course completion certificate bearing the signature of the NRA Secretary and your NRA Certified Instructor.

 

$125 Per Student



NRA Personal Protection<br> Outside The Home<br> $150 Per Student

NRA Personal Protection
Outside The Home
$150 Per Student

NRA Basics Of Person Protection Outside The Home Course

Short Description: This course teaches students the knowledge, skills and attitude essential for avoiding dangerous confrontations and for the safe, effective and responsible use of a concealed pistol for self-defense outside the home.

Prerequisite: This course is for adult individuals who are not disqualified from possessing a firearm as defined by applicable federal, state or local law and are of good repute and possess defensive pistol skills presented in the NRA Basics Of Personal Protection In The Home Course. Participants must also understand the basic legal concepts relating to the use of firearms in self-defense, and must know and observe not only general gun safety rules but also those safety principles that are specific to defensive situations. Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course Certificate, or by passing the pre-course evaluation.

Description: The course is divided into two levels. Level one is nine hours and offers the essential knowledge and skills that must be mastered in order to carry, store, and use a firearm safely and effectively for personal protection outside the home. Students spend several hours on the range and shoot approximately 150 rounds of ammunition during level one. Upon completion, students may choose to attend level two, which is an additional five hours on the range and approximately 135 rounds of ammunition learning advanced shooting skills. Time and ammunition requirements are minimum, and may be exceeded. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics Of Personal Protection Outside The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure and appropriate (level one/level two) course completion certificates(s).

Note: Lesson III—Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense—of the Personal Protection In And Outside The Home courses is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law; a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state’ or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented. NRA certified instructors may conduct this lesson only if they meet the requirements stated above, and then only in their capacity as an attorney or other state certified individual, not in their capacity as an NRA certified instructor.

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$150 Per Student


NRA Personal Protection <br> Inside The Home <br> $125 Per Student

NRA Personal Protection
Inside The Home
$125 Per Student

NRA Basic Personal Protection In The Home Course

Short Description: This course teaches the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to the safe and efficient use of a handgun for protection of self and family, and provides information on the law-abiding individual’s right to self-defense.

Prerequisite: This course is for law-abiding adult citizens, as defined by applicable federal, state or local law, and experienced shooters (shooters able to show mastery of the basic skills of safe gun handling, shooting a group, zeroing the firearm, and cleaning the firearm). Prospective participants can demonstrate that they have the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes by producing an NRA Basic Pistol Course Certificate, NRA FIRST Steps Course Certificate, NRA pistol competitive shooting qualification card, military DD 214 with pistol qualification, or passing the Pre-Course Assessment.

Description: This is an eight-hour course. Students should expect to shoot approximately 100 rounds of ammunition. Students will learn basic defensive shooting skills; strategies for home safety and responding to a violent confrontation; firearms and the law; how to choose a handgun for self-defense; and continued opportunities for skill development. Students will receive the NRA Guide to the Basics of Personal Protection In The Home handbook, NRA Gun Safety Rules brochure, the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification booklet, and course completion certificate.

Note: Lesson III of this course—Firearms and the Law, and Legal Aspects of Self-Defense—is conducted by an attorney licensed to practice law within the state in which this course is given and who is familiar with this area of the law; a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) who possesses an intermediate or higher Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate granted within the state; or an individual currently certified to instruct in this area of the law by the state in which this course is presented. NRA certified instructors may conduct this lesson only if they meet the requirements stated above, and then only in their capacity as an attorney or other state certified individual, not in their capacity as an NRA certified instructor.

$125 Per Student
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UTAH & ARIZONA CCW <br>$175 Per Student

UTAH & ARIZONA CCW
$175 Per Student

UTAH & ARIZONA Concealed Carry Permit Training and Application Process

Over 30 other states acknowledge the Utah Concealed Carry Permit. We are proud to be approved to provide the ability to obtain this valuable permit. The class is approximately five hours. Once completed, along with you Washington State Concealed Pistol License you are able to legally carry in 35 States. You will also have completed the training requirement to apply for your Arizona, Oregon and Florida permits. 

The course includes:

  1. Required Application form for UTAH BCI
  2. Passport Photo required for permit application
  3. Fingerprinting and required card for application
  4. Arizona application packet (Subject to availability)

The combination of your Washington and Utah permits allow you will be able to carry in the following states:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. By obtaining you Arizona permit you are also allowed to carry in New Mexico.

*This course does not require live fire exercise!

$175 Per Student if paid online
$200 Per Student at the door.



Private Firearm Instruction<br> $200 Per Student

Private Firearm Instruction
$200 Per Student

Private Fire Arms Instruction 

Basic Pistol – 4 Hours                   Intermediate Pistol – 6-8 hours                
By Appointment                            By Appointment (Prerequisite, Prior Basic Pistol Training)
$200 Per Student                 $300.00 Per Student 
 

Advanced Pistol – 8 hours
By Appointment (Prerequisite, Prior intermediate Training)
$500 Per Student

Contact us for more specifics regarding course objectives.
To set up an appointment and for more information:
PHONE: 253 -655-5517

Your Lead Instructor and Senior Security Consultant

Your Lead Instructor and Senior Security Consultant

Rod Baker

Law Enforcement and Security Professional

Education:                   Columbia Southern University

Bachelors of Science

Major: Criminal Justice Administration

Certificate in Management and Organizational Leadership

Military Experience:  United States Marine Corps (1982-1993)

MOS- 0231/0241 (Military Intelligence and Counter Intelligence)

Desert Storm Veteran

Rod’s law enforcement career began in 1979 with his first assignment as an Animal Control Officer for the Golden Police Department. After receiving his first letter of commendation at the age of 19, he decided that law enforcement would be his chosen career. The next semester he enrolled at Mesa State College to play football and to major in Criminal Justice. When funding became a blockade from continuing, he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1982. As a Marine he was assigned and trained as an Intelligence Specialist.  Part of the work he performed was to conduct evacuation plans and threat, vulnerability and risk assessments for US Embassies abroad.  At that time the Middle East was of major importance. One of the evacuation plans that he and his team developed for the embassy in Bahrain, was fully executed during Operation Desert Storm, 1991. The success of this plan allowed for all personnel and classified information to be removed with no losses.

Rod was appointed as a Police Officer for the Town of Vail Colorado in late 1984, where in addition to his regular role as a police officer, his collateral assignments included DUI Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Radar Instructor and Field Training Officer. During this time, he continued his service as a US Marine Reserve in addition to his police service.  He was then appointed to Police Officer for the City of Grand Junction Colorado in 1988. During his tenure at GJPD, he was assigned to the SWAT team and became the Department Rangemaster which lead to him receiving a Master Level Firearms Instructor Certification. He was also appointed as an Academy Instructor in numerous fields and received a teaching credential from Colorado Vocational Schools in Criminal Justice. Later as a Detective assigned to the DEA task force/ Special Investigations Unit, he focused on high level investigations ranging from street crimes to sophisticated organized crime. He became an expert witness in numerous levels of expertise and was trained in the latest security and surveillance technology. Rod became the first Drug Recognition Expert at GJPD and his expertise as a DRE and Master Firearms Instructor led to his involvement of creating an entirely new DUI and Firearms program including the insight to development of new agency policy and procedures.

His thirty plus years of professional service includes numerous large scale major events such as the 1986 Winter Olympics in Vail Colorado, VIP visits from President’s Ford, Bush Sr. and Clinton and the annual Junior College World Series Baseball tournament. As a Senior Patrol Officer and SWAT operator he was heavily involved in security planning for these events. His experience includes working with the US Secret Service and other private event security providers.

In 2000, Rod moved to Washington State where he enjoyed the starting of his private drug testing business. He was also hired by Pierce Transit in June of 2000 as the Security Manager. During his tenure at Pierce Transit he created the first System Security Emergency Preparedness Plan for them and conducted the first Threat and Vulnerability Assessment as part of that production.  The first review was conducted just a month before the terrorist attacks in 2001. This significant event propelled transit security to an unprecedented level. In his capacity, he collaborated with transit organizations across the country to help define the latest approach to Transit Security.  He became an instructor for the Transportation Safety Institute, (TSI) and specialized in Transit System Security, Bus Hijackings, Transit Explosives, Workplace Violence and Transit Terrorism. Security Plan Development and Threat and Vulnerability Assessments.

In 2006 he became the first Transit employed, Police Chief in Washington history. Washington’s Attorney General, Rob McKenna spoke at his swearing in ceremony. During his tenure at Pierce Transit he created the first non-contracted Transit Police Department, In house Security Department with (Special Commissioned Transit Security Officers, Security Technology Division and Emergency Management).  In his capacity as Transit Police Chief, he provided oversight, direction and leadership to all security and police activity within the transit system and is responsible for developing collaborative working relationships with over 44 different law enforcement jurisdictions, transit organizations, Department of Homeland Security, numerous other federal agencies and private sector partners to assist with securing the Pierce Transit system. He was the founder of the Transit Security Counsel, sponsored by Washington State Transit Association and was part of a collaborative team that changed the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) on Unlawful Transit Conduct.  This gave him a unique knowledge of the vulnerabilities of the Puget Sound Region. During his tenure at Pierce Transit he propelled the development of a three-tier system to serve as counter-measures to the results of previous years; Threat and Vulnerability Assessments and fill gaps identified in those assessments, while working collaboratively with other regional transit systems and local, state and federal law enforcement organizations. He holds a current Washington State Law Enforcement Commission and has completed First level, Middle Management and Executive Level Training from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. Under his leadership, the Pierce Transit Department of Public Safety was born and was awarded the Gold Award from the Department of Homeland Security in 2012 and the American Public Transportation Association’s Gold Standard Award in 2011 and again in 2012 along with the New York City Transit Police.

Rod led his Agency is Operation Top Off II which was a national Emergency Management full scale exercise and conducted numerous other local exercises to test the procedures and preparedness of an all hazards approach to terrorism and natural disasters that could impact mass transit in the Puget Sound region. He is certified to design and develop emergency preparedness training exercises and has retained contacts at the local and state level for such exercises.

Rod is a well-respected leader in the fields of Police, Security and Emergency Management. He has been a resource for many other organizations within the Puget Sound region and was a member of the Governor’s sub-committee on the protection of critical infrastructure through the State of Washington Department of Emergency Management.

Investigative Services

Investigative Services

 

Northwest Protections Strategies offers additional professional investigative services for:

Internal Investigations– These types of investigation services are conducted at the request of the client and involve third party interviews and follow up that provides the client with a thorough, unbiased fact finding, investigation.

Employee Background Investigations– This service includes the following:

  1. Criminal Background Check
  2. Fingerprint Services
  3. Previous employment history interviews
  4. Reference Interviews
  5. Final Report of Findings