Critical Awareness was founded by two long-term private security experts with active full-time employment within the industry since 1984 and 1993. We were founded for the specific purpose of educating both licensed and unlicensed security professionals and civilians alike, in the area of security, self-awareness and the proper use of firearms.
Frank L. Piper Began in 1987, after his honorable discharge from the USMC and has remained actively employed since. He has worked the capacities of Officer, Patrol, Supervisor, Instructor Operations Management, Human Resources, Branch/District Management, Vice President and Ownership. Frank is a NRA Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor as well as a NRA "Refuse To Be A Victim" Faculty Member, certifying new instructors.
Mark D. Walters entered the industry in 1993 and has been actively employed as well. Having served as an Officer, Field Supervisor, Operations Manager, Staff Trainer, Instructor and Director of Operations, he is considered and "Operations Expert" by most who know him.
Having worked as a team since 1993 with companies such as Allied Security Inc., The Wackenhut Corporation and Intercept Investigative Agency, both Frank and Mark are focused on exceptionally professional Security Officer instruction.
Critical Awareness offers both the basic Class "D" and "G" License training as well as a multitude of enhanced certificates along with private awareness and firearm training.
We are trusted to provide exactly what you need in training. At Critical Awareness & Protection Education, we understand that if you wear the "CAPE" in the family, you have a great responsibility in today's times. We'll educate you in both firearm and non-firearm courses to ensure you have what it takes to "Face The Wolf" if the time should ever come. If you are not training now for the worst, you are doing a disservice to those who rely upon you!
This is where your career in contract security begins in Florida. This 42-hour course exceeds the Florida mandate for certification as a Class D Security officer. It is offered in the following schedules though, sometimes we do offer "special" classes for specific companies or goups. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com if you have a team that needs this training.
The Security Officer Armed training curriculum is directed by the State of Florida's Statute 493. Your Critical Awareness instructor, (Frank Piper) utilizes this curriculum and also enhances it with over 45 years of shooting experience along with his over 35 years of working directly in the Private Security industry. You have the opportunity to bring your "duty firearm" or utilize on of our at NO additional cost to you. Ammunition is also available for purchase if necessary.
Young or old, it is never to early or late to begin learning to "Face The Wolf" in today's world. Bring the family together for a session that will work for every age. Whether we come to your home with a Refute To Be A Victim course or you come to us for some shooting education, there is something for everyone. We have small rifles for the youth and larger guns for the more mature.
We'll train you team! Large or small, public or private, we will get your team in sync. Let us create a team-building safety and awareness course for your company or group. Get everyone together for a fun filled and educational meeting.
Security Professionals who learn each other's strengths and weaknesses can operate far more efficiently.
The world today is comprised of very unique diversity and divide. Whether by nature or nurture, negativity is on the rise. While so many people simply want to move onward and upward, there are wolves that do not have the mindset of the normal person. Learn to know what to look for and how to respond to the potentialities we face. Critical Awareness is what you need! Get it here!
Critical Awareness is comprised of experts in the Private Security industry. The combined knowledge base of the two primary owners is well over 50 years! While we'll never say that we've "seen it all" you can rest assured that whether you are just entering the industry or are looking for training that targets individual promotion and upward mobility, you'll find exactly what you need here.
We are dedicated to enhancing the shooting skills of our Law Enforcement, Correctional and Critical Infrastructure Officers. To this end, Frank Piper can spend time with you individually in order to assist in your shooting qualifications. Additionally, you can bring your team together for advanced shotgun/rifle skill qualification or enhancement.