At Security Training Centers, we offer the highest quality training available for both professional and personal advancement. We work diligently to provide students with the confidence and know-how to potentially stop disasters and save lives.
The result? Our students are successful in fulfilling their safety roles, they return to train with us and further expand their safety credentials.
George L. (Student)/in Testimonials /by Security Training Centers
Tom, I would like to say “Thank You” for the EXCELLENT classes you put on.
I recently took all my training ( Unarmed Security Officer, Armed Security Officer, Baton, Handcuff, OC, ECD-Taser, First aid/CPR/AED, Concealed Carry) with Tom Manos on a highly professional, yet easy going and fun training sessions. Tom presented the information in a clear, easy to understand manner with the intensity needed to make all crucial skill sets known. Firearms skills are not a subject to take light hearted or as a game, and Tom made that point clear. What is unique about Tom is that he can present very serious information in a manner that nails the important points across yet doesn’t make you uncomfortable. It was a great learning experience. Not only did we cover all of the Laws and ethical responsibility of carrying a firearm concealed, we spent a lot of time on the range learning proper techniques. It has been something I’ve been considering and the classes definitely helped me feel more confident in myself to where, if I would decide to carry, I would know how to properly use my firearm and make it a tool of protection and not harm. Wanted to let you know I thought it was amazing. No one should carry until properly trained with a course like yours!!! Tom has incredible sense of humor which made the courses great, but he was strict, safe, serious and professional all at the same time. I will recommend your courses to others. These courses were worth EVERY penny spent. Feel free to use my testimonial in your ads!
I highly recommend all of his classes for anyone person who carries, is considering carrying or is just interested in getting into shooting. Thanks again Tom, this class helped build my self confidence and my shooting skills! I truly enjoyed myself and learned A LOT! You did an EXCELLENT job of instructing the class, You were professional, safety driven and strived for excellence in all who attended. I could not have asked for more.
I would definitely drive the 64 miles again to train with you with no reservations whatsoever. I hope to see you again at the range.
I want to thank you for allowing me the opportunity of taking and gaining my 20 Hour-Armed Security Certificate. The course I took was given through Secureone Security Training in Crestwood, Illinois. The course was taught by, Thomas Manos, who is Secureone’s Training Coordinator.
I have been in the security industry for over four years. During that time I have been awarded with the Security Professionals Association of Illinois Life Saving Award, American Society for Industrial Security Private Security Officer of the Year, and Allied Barton Security Services Merit and Heroism Award. I have taken my own steps to graduate Columbia College of Missouri with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration Degree. I have done countless papers and research on the subject of defense principles, weapons platforms, and legal perspectives on use of force; in addition, I have over 200 hours of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ground Combative training through Team Curran, a Pedro Saure affiliate. I have experience as a Law Enforcement Officer for a short time with the South Holland Police Department, as well as becoming a recipient of a Challenge Coin for handgun marksmanship and proficiency from Navy Seal Master Chief Hersel Davis.
After taking this course I learned way more than I expected to walk away with.
In fact, I wish Mr. Manos was my class instructor for my firearms week while I attended the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at the College of DuPage. He went much more in depth than many of their instructors. Mr. Manos gave information and instructions that far exceeded the minimum requirements of this state. He gave sound principles for rules of safety, demonstrated them, as well as established state and federal laws with regards to the security industry in easy to understand language. He provided ample amounts of hands on training prior to live fire training. The learning never let up and my perspectives have been changed in many positive ways.
He demonstrated techniques with revolvers that I never learned despite being trained on them at Dunbar Armored. His demonstrations increased my proficiency and speed with revolvers. He showed us videos which have enlightened me to the threats I face and how to properly address them. Some of these threats I was unaware of. He showed us ways we can practice firearms safety and proficiency at home with laser adaptors and dry fire drills. These drills allow students to learn his techniques in a cost effective way. He was friendly with each student, never demeaned any of us, and answered each question we had professionally. I personally witnessed students who were fearful and hesitant about their ability to handle firearms gain confidence and handle them with skill. He is one of those instructors who will bring the best in his students out.
In my opinion, this instructor should be held to the same pedigree as Travis Haley, Master Chief Hersel Davis, and many of the best firearms instructors nationwide. I strongly recommend that Allied Barton continue their relationship with Mr.Manos and Secureone into the foreseeable future. I will personally be recommending this instructor to friends, family, and my peers who seek training in firearms proficiency or the security industry.
I felt at ease the entire time! I appreciated being well-informed about what, how, and when to do things. Great paced class! Mr. Manos was fantastic!
Mr. Manos is very knowledgeable, passionate, and informative on this subject. He demonstrated patience and interest in our class and their experiences. His background and experience were very valuable to me. Thank you Mr. Manos!
This class gave me helpful hands-on training to become more comfortable with weapons. Very thorough explanations of concealed-carry laws.
This was one of the best classes I’ve taken on armed training, and I have trained for security since 1986! Very informative instructor; Thomas’ knowledge of various methods was extremely helpful.
Tom is a great resource of information. His explanation of laws and the use of firearms was the best part of this course!
The amount of information covered in just 16 hours and all of the repetitious drilling was the most valuable part of this training. Tom did an excellent job! I thoroughly enjoyed this course — it was awesome!