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Meet The Team

Richard Allen

School Director & Instructor


Mr. Allen is the Founder & President of American Protect Bureau (Formerly Forte Security Group, Inc.) A licensed, bonded, and insured private security company. He is a well-respected industry expert with extensive knowledge and over 25 years of experience in all aspects of security and protection. Having personally provided security for some of the hottest nightclubs and highest-profile people he understands first-hand what it takes to ensure venues are protected and people are kept safe. Richard conveys this point to every single security guard employed by his company.

  • NYS Certified Security Guard Instructor

  • Licensed NYS Watch Guard

  • TIPS Certified Instructor

  • Associates Degree in Security Mgmnt

  • Certified Protection Officer

Joseph Saglimbene

School Instructor


Joe is a highly decorated retired New York City Correction Captain with over 20 years of experience in both law enforcement and the Security Sector. Mr. Saglimbene served our Country in the United States Air Force where he developed a vast in-depth knowledge of all aspects of security. In the 30 years in the security sector, Mr. Saglimbene has extensive experience in all aspects of the security sector including but not limited to Investigations, Assessments, Security Guard Services, Accident Investigations, and Drivers Safety. 

  • NYS Certified Defensive Driving Instructor

  • Retired Captain - NYCD

  • NYS Certified Security Guard Instructor

  • NJ Certified Security Guard Instructor

  • CT Certified Security Guard Instructor

  • Licensed Private Investigator

Raymond Scotto

School Instructor


Ray is a decorated retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer with over 20 years of experience.  After proudly serving our country in the United States Air Force, Instructor Scotto began his career as an Officer/Firearms Instructor with the United States Department of Justice, training and developing curriculum in numerous courses including “Munitions”, “Chemical Agents”,  “Use of Force” (Lethal/Less Lethal) and the use and handling of short and long range weaponry. In addition to Mr. Scotto’s extensive law enforcement training and “Master of Instructor” designation, Instructor Scotto is also a certified/licensed locksmith with expertise in entry and disengagement practices.

  • CPR/AED/First Aide Instructor

  • Retired M.O.S Federal Bureau of Prisons

  • NYS Certified Security Guard Instructor

  • NJ Certified Security Guard Instructor

  • CT Certified Security Guard Instructor

  • Licensed Private Investigator

James Lawrence

School Instructor


An active Federal Law Enforcement Officer with over 20 years of Law Enforcement experience with the United States Department of Justice/Bureau of Prisons. In addition to being a firearms instructor and Certified Armorer, James is also certified in Less than Lethal and Chemical Munitions and Executive Protection/Escort including air transportation. James served as Assistant Squad Leader for the Disturbance Control Team, which includes numerous aspects of tactical training.
James continues to be a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the National Rifle Association.

  • LITC Firearms Instructor

  • LITC - LEOSA Instructor

  • Munitions Instructor

  • Firearms Safety

  • Less Than Lethal & Chemical

  • M.O.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons

Bob Loveridge

School Instructor


Bob has had an extensive career in law enforcement over many years in many capacities including Police, Corrections, Training Instructor and graduate of Marist College in Public Administration.

  • Certified DCJS Master Police Instructor/Evaluator

  • Certified DCJS Security Guard Instructor

  • Senior Training Technician - Corrections

  • Law Enforcement - Police Chief, Jail Superintendent, Investigator

  • Master's Degree in Public Administration

Tom Flynn

School Instructor


Tom has been awarded Exceptional Meritorious Service in the US Military, performed his duties as Light Weapons Specialist. Tom is also a Martial Arts Instructor and spent part of his career in Law Enforcement as Deputy Sheriff, Patrol & Airport Security

DCJS Senior Training Technician and carries a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Marist College

  • Certified DCJS Master Security Guard Instructor

  • DCJS Senior Training Technician (Police) - Security Guard Training Unit

  • US Army - Light Weapons Specialist, Martial Arts Instructor

  • Law Enforcement - Deputy Sheriff: Patrol & Airport Security

  • Master's Degree in Public Administration

Tim Waldron

US Navy Veteran 

  • NYS Security Guard Licence

  • NYS Certified General

  • Topics Security Guard

  • Instructor

Enrique Cruz

Supervisor & Instructor


My name is Enrique Cruz and I am an instructor for B.S.I. I have been working with American Protection Bureau for the past 4 years. I am a supervisor with the company, I've worked small private functions to big major events. I feel that with my experience as a supervisor and my past experience with my prior jobs combined, help me to instruct in a more hands-on and authentic way

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