Nicholas “Nick” Cottone

Owner // Instructor

Nick began his law enforcement career in 1998 with a large Metropolitan Sheriff’s Office. His law enforcement career has spanned a wide variety of aspects of law enforcement: including Patrol, Training Officer, Undercover Narcotics Agent, K-9 Handler, and Detective.

Nick’s experience in the Personal Violence Unit has given him the unique knowledge and expertise to specialize in the practical application of Personal Protection Strategies and Personal Preparations. He has been widely sought out for his knowledge and experience in the various fields of personal security.

Nick has also worked as a Personal Security Specialist for the protection of VIPs throughout the Greater New Orleans area. Nick is a highly experienced competitive shooter.

He instructs personnel in Defensive Tactics, firearms (multiple platforms), and Personal Preparation for Violent and Traumatic Encounters. Nick is also a certified armorer for multiple different firearms.


Professional certification

• NRA © L/E Handgun/Shotgun Instructor

• NRA © L/E Patrol Rifle Instructor

• Monadnock © Advanced Instructor (Expandable Baton MEB)

•Monadnock © Advanced Instructor (Defensive Tactics MDTS)

•Fourkiller © Consulting Specialty Impact Munitions Instructor

•Louisiana Peace Officer Standards and Training Council
(P.O.S.T.) Certified Firearms Instructor

•Louisiana Concealed Handgun Permit Instructor

S.P.E.A.R. Law Enforcement Instructor

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Phone: (504) 655-1711
Louisiana | Mississippi
Serving the Greater New Orleans Area