Elite Protective Services Academy Staff


Mark Hingston

Chief Executive Officer / Founder / Academy Director


"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"


Justin R. Hoffer

Director of Academics / Chief of Staff

Justin Hoffer started his EMS career in 2001 and his Security career in 2003. In 2014 he was runner up for  the New Jersey State EMT of the year Award.. The following year in 2015 Justin Hoffer won the New Jersey State EMT of the Year Award. By  June 2018 Mr. Hoffer was the recipient of Major Police Supply's Responder of the Month Award, which lead him to earn Major Police Supply's 2018 Responder of the Year Award. Mr. Hoffer donated the $5,000 award money to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention. Mr. Hoffer is a avid supporter of Mental Health Programs and an advocate to help people that are suffering from depression, PTSD, and suicidal tendencies. 

As a Former EMS Captain of Madison Park First Aid Squad in Old Bridge, Hoffer oversaw the day to day operations of the organization. He currently still is a member of Madison Park First Aid, but also serves as Sayreville Emergency Squads Emergency Services Unit Lieutenant.


Joseph Duna

Chief Operating Officer / Director of Sales