Elite Protective Services LLC 

 Security Services & Training Academy

269 Sheffield Street, Suite 6
Mountainside, NJ 07092
(908) 389-1400 or  (732) 684-2750
Fax:(908) 389-1407

"Enhancing professionalism in the security industry"
Please check the class calendar page, call or email for current class schedules and dates for the following courses:
- Basic Firearms Safety and Range Certification - Pistol
- Security Officer Advanced Training Course 
- Security Officer Registration Act (Sora Initial)
- Security Officer Registration Act (Refresher)
- Active Shooter Training
- Oleoresin Capsicum (Pepper Spray) Certification
- Basic Handcuffing Certification
- Monadnock Expandable Baton (M.E.B.) Certification                                     
- American Safety and Health Institute (A.S.H.I.)
- First Aid and CPR/AED Professional Rescuer Certification
- Home Defense Firearm Safety
- Senior & Student OC Self Defense
- Women's OC Self Defense
- NIMS - National Incident Management System
- Personal Safety & Awareness
- Tactical Intuition
- Terrorism Awareness
-  Ink Fingerprinting services available



We offer a wide range of Armed/Unarmed Security Services

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Check out our Security Officer Advanced training course.

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S.O.R.A Inital               S.O.R.A Refresher

Please check the class schedule page, call or email us to confirm classes and dates before proceeding with payment.

*All classes are subject to seat availability*

-Thank You- E.P.S. Family & Staff


Ink Fingerprinting services for firearms, employment, background, etc.

Two locations: Toms River & Mountainside NJ

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Nationally Accredited through

U.S. Association of Accredited Business

Please see our academy policies on our Policies and Procedures and Class Calendar page.


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"Our EPS instructors take pride in teaching the core tools needed for our students to excel in the security industry. It's not just watching DVDs and thats it, No it's hands on training backed by 30 years of on the job experience" - Senior Training Specialist Mark Hingston


Proud Sponsors:

Cobra Security & Investigations

GreenLee Security

American Uniform & Supply

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Proud Member:

PBA Local 240 -Past member

PBA Local 600 -Present member

Member since 1994



 Elite Protective Services has expanded!

We offer armed/unarmed Security Services for a wide range of events, retail and commerical security services, 24 hour a day/7 day a week services as well as many other options are available as well.

Please see our security section for further details or Call Us at 908-389-1400 

- Call us for more information about our Terrorism Awareness class: In this 4-hour class, students will learn their role in identifying threats with the 7 signs of terrorist activity. Please contact EPS at 908-389-1400 for times and details. You don't want to miss this one!

Receive high-quality professional Protective and Security services from Elite Protective Services LLC, a training academy based in Mountainside, NJ and Toms River, NJ. Our team of Security Specialists and Trainers can provide the resources and security necessary to get the job done. Our thirty-years of field experience and track record for consistency, timely service, safety, security, training, and subject matter expertise make insurmountable tasks possible to overcome. This Family-owned and operated business would like to train and have you become a part of the E.P.S. Security Team.

Our multifaceted company is here to assist by providing a wide range of services at affordable prices. We offer Private Security, Professional Security, Security Officer Training (S.O.R.A. Initial and S.O.R.A. Renewal), Basic Training and Certifications Courses in Monadnock (M.E.B.), Handcuffing, and O.C. Spray. To speak with an experienced member of staff, simply contact us at your earliest convenience.

Elite Protective Services Staff Includes:

E.P.S. Senior Training Specialist

(Retired) - Officer Mark Hingston

Officer Hingston is a qualified, 30 year veteran of Law Enforcement. Recently retired as a Monmouth County Sheriffs Officer with many accomplishments and service decorations. His philosophy of "My experiences can train the future" attitude has a profound impact on his past and future students. He holds many certifications in the training environment. His expertise includes Instructor for the following courses; Active Shooter, Rapid Deployment, Ballistic Shield, MP-5 Semi-automatic weapons, NRA certified Firearms instructor as well as International instructorship in Monadnock Expandable Baton, O.C. Spray, Handcuffing and ICS. Officer Hingston is also a NJ State certified S.O.R.A. Instructor.


E.P.S. Training Specialist

Christopher Hingston

Chris is a 9 year veteran of the United States Coast Guard. He has been stationed in Virginia, Maryland, and Cape May, NJ. He has 9 years of Law Enforcement experience. He has 7 years of Instructional experience for the United States Coast Guard as a Training Specialist. He is a certified Instructor Evaluator to evaluate and mentor prospective Coast Guard Active, Reserve and Civilian Instructors. He is also the Subject Matter Expert and Lead Instructor for the Recruit Basic Training Remedial Fitness Program. Certified Lifeguard, American Safety and Health Institute CPR, AED, First Aid Instructor, International Monadnock Expandable Baton, O.C. Spray, Handcuffing and NRA certified Firearms instructor. He has many decorations and medals from the U.S.C.G. and is currently in the Reserves, stationed in Virginia. His philosophy of "A positive, professional, and educational training environment makes excellence" is an integral part of the E.P.S. infrastructure.

E.P.S. Training Specialist

(Retired) - Captain Joseph Hefferon

Joseph is a 25 year veteran Captain of the Essex County Sherriff's Office. He has held many assignments from Detective in the Narcotics Bureau, to Commander of the Fugitive Unit’s Detective division. Joseph was also an Instructor at the Essex County Police Academy, as well as a trainer/instructor of many other courses. He is also corporate trainer for St Barnabas Medical Center, as well as Prudential Global Security. Joseph is an author of “The Seventh Level” a personal growth system based on the architectural development process, and author of the Texas Crime Trilogy “Scattergun” and “Alice”. He has a great passion for passing on his knowledge to the private sector, and professional industry.

E.P.S Training Specialist

(Retired) - Officer NYPD - John Cassidy

John is a veteran of the New York Police Department's Property and Evidence division as well as Patrol from the midtown-south precinct. He has also worked on the World Trade Center's Special Duty detail at Ground Zero immediately after 9/11. John has also trained in NY's Auto Crime course on how to identify and track alleged stolen vehicles. He also has in-depth training in Police Lab procedures on collecting forensic evidence from a crime scene. John is also affiliated with the "Educate the Block" program, New Jersey City University, as well as Director of Operations for the Phalanx Alliance, LLC. 


Elite Protective Services is now providing training for the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Click the NJ Training Opportunities banner below.

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