Welcome to Professional Security Training Institute,
We are dedicated to training the Citizens of Louisiana,
as well as Police and Security Officers.
All staff members are registered, licensed, and experienced instructors having many years of teaching experience. Each instructor must attend an Intern Program before licensed.
Our President is Mr. Paul Graffeo. He is retired from the New Orleans Police Department having served more than 29 years. During his tenure he taught at the New Orleans Police Academy, Loyola University, Tulane University, Nicholls State University, throughout the United States for the International Association of Chiefs of Police and has been teaching security officers since 1984.
Mr. John Pennino retired from the New Orleans Police Department after serving 30 years. During his tenure he taught firearms and was a member of the N.O.P.D. Shooting Team for many years. He has taught numerous police departments and has been associated with Professional Security Training Institute since 1986 teaching Firearms, Classroom Training, Baton, and Criminal Justice.
Mr. Frank Saboe, a former police officer, has many years of teaching experience. He taught at the American College Institute, Lawton College, Orleans Regional Security Institute, and has been a staff member of Professional Security Training since 1988. He is one of the Leading Senior Baton Instructors in Louisiana and is registered with the Louisiana Board of Private Security Examiners as a classroom and baton instructor.
Mr. James Graffeo retired from the New Orleans Police Department after serving 32 years. He is a P.O.S.T. Firearms Instructor, a State Police Concealed Weapons Instructor, State of Louisiana Board of Private Security Examiners Instructor and registered to teach classroom and firearms. He has been a staff member of Professional Security Training Institute since 2000 and has taught deputies for the Civil Sheriff's Office Orleans Parish, the New Orleans Police Department, and the East Bank Sheriff's Office. He also conducts classes and P.O.S.T. Certification for Retired Police Officers throughout the state.
Mrs. Bettie Minor Antonio is a retired member of the New Orleans Police Department after serving 35 years. She has been teaching since 1984. She has taught at Jefferson Parish Vo-Tech School, Orleans Regional Security Institute, and has been a member of the staff of Professional Security Training Institute since 2005. Mrs. Antonio is best known for serving in the Special Officers Division of the New Orleans Police Department from 1986 to 2007.
Mrs. Raquel Garay Williams, the Office Manager of Professional Security Training, Inc., conducts our clerical and state board obligations and is the Liaison Officer for P.S.T. and our many dedicated clients.