Mark is a Certified Protection Professional (C.P.P.), the highest professional designation one can earn in the Security Industry. He is passionate in helping people avoid being victimized and who wish to assume responsibility for their own safety and security, both for themselves and their loved ones, rather than depend upon others for protection.

  • Over 40 years Concealed Carry/ Defensive Handgun experience
  • Teaching individuals how to shoot handguns since 1996
  • Louisiana State Police Certified Concealed Handgun
    Permit Instructor # 628 since March 2012
  • USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association)
    Certified Instructor # 300476
  • USCCA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor # 167712126
  • NRA Certified ‘Refuse To Be A Victim’ Seminar Instructor
  • Completed Special Training Course in Israeli Pistol Selective Point Shooting
  • Former New Orleans Police Officer; twice awarded the department’s Medal of Commendation and The ‘Excellent Arrest’ award from the Fraternal Order of Police
  • Former Security Director for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  • Former Security Director for the ESSENCE Music Festival
  • Served on Corporate Executive Protection Team in 2008-2009


Certified Protection Professional (CPPⓇ)

The Certified Protection Professional (CPP) is considered the “Gold Standard” for security management professionals.

This certification validates your knowledge in seven key areas of security management. Eligibility requirements include 15 years of security experience and at least 8 years in security management; in responsible charge of a security function.

Back in February 2008, I achieved this professional designation after taking a tough, five hour exam which required at least four months of study.

ASIS is the largest professional security organization in the world with 34,000+ members across all five continents.

CPP Certified Mark Shreve