About Us
Protect and Secure (PAS) is a State Approved Training Agency and a leader in specialized remote-learning and online courses for law enforcement, first responders and security professionals. Our training and development prepare our students for the challenges of 21st century policing and security. We are an advocate for public safety, mental health awareness and reduced crime in our communities and on our streets.

Gary Goines, Director of Training
Gary Goines, is one of the few world experts with extensive experience in law enforcement, dignitary/executive protection, domestic/international terrorism, victimology and criminal profiling. He specializes in domestic/international law enforcement and security professional training and research and is the co-founder of Protect and Secure LLC.

He has over 35 years of criminology, criminal justice and Forensic psychology. Currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP). At TCSPP he specializes in police psychology and serves as the Lead Law Enforcement consulting Professor in the Forensic Psychology Department and currently teaches “The Psychology of Law Enforcement”, “Hostage Negotiation”, “Violence and Risk Assessment”, “Social Psychology and Aggression” and “Psychology of Terrorism” courses. He has done extensive research on the profile and behavior pattern of an Active Shooter, and studying violent offenders.

Mr. Goines, is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with over 37 years experience in Law Enforcement with the United States Capitol Police. He was assigned to Speaker of the House Details and other Congressional leaders.

He has provided Active Shooter Training and Certification for Federal Government Agencies and Special Police Officers. Conducted active shooter training/workshops for State and local government agencies, College and Universities, Nurses, Psychologist, Mental Health Providers and Social Workers. He has provided numerous Continuing Education webinars and workshops for Psychologists and other professions under the American Psychology Association for Workplace Violence (Active Shooter/Active Threat) Presentations. All PAS courses provide psychology principles and tools to enhance job performance and safety.

Mr. Goines’s law enforcement career consists of being assigned to the Containment Emergency Response Team (CERT) as a Hostage Negotiator and Team Assaulter.  He is a Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Certified Instructor.  He is a former Supervisor lead instructor at the U. S. Capitol Police (USCP) Training Academy.  He is Certified Instructor for The Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission (MPCTC) and International Association of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IALEST). Former USCP Trustee of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Washington, DC Lodge #1, an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP), The American Psychological Association (APA), and The Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.

Martin Petty, Program Coordinator 

Our Mission
The mission of Protect and Secure is to face head on the challenges of policing, security, and public safety. PAS continuous learning development and training courses focus on a commitment to excellence and strives to empower those in law enforcement, security, and emergency professionals. Provide Psychological tools that will help build and develop SKA’s (Skills, Knowledge, and Ability) which can improve decision-making and problem-solving capabilities in the workplace environment and community.

The Goals of Protect and Secure
Our Goal is to build stronger, more proficient and better equipped law enforcement and security agencies throughout the USA and around the world. Help improve the job performance of those in law enforcement and build better community relationships between police officers and the citizens they have sworn to protect and serve. Develop diversity and cultural tools that will unit communities and bring about a more tolerant and safer environment in which to live and work.