John Allen


John is certified to teach Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Home Firearm Safety and is a Chief Range Safety Officer.  While teaching shooting classes since 2017 John has had hundreds of students both youth and adults. He is the former shooting sports director for the local Boy Scout Camp and the Scout council shooting sports committee chairman.  With a firm belief of Safety-first and foremost, John works with each student individually to develop their knowledge of firearm safety and use.
George Valentine - Instructor

George Valentine


George is a certified NRA Pistol instructor who has extensive experience in competitive pistol shooting and is active in local IDPA and USPSA matches. He has been a member of a local church's Safety Team for the last eight years. George has spent his professional life working for a major energy supply company as an Engineering Technical Consultant for the last 36 years.
Jeff Coiner - Instructor

Jeff Coiner


Jeff is a lifelong recreational shooter and USMC veteran who has spent the last 5+ years on a Church Safety Team. As an experienced instructor and coach for firearm safety, marksmanship, and shooting sports Jeff brings a great skill level to the team. Jeff is currently teaching NRA courses in Basic Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun marksmanship and focuses on the necessary fundamentals with his students.
Todd Long - Instructor

Todd Long


Todd is an NRA Range Safety Officer, NRA Pistol Instructor, and has had Crisis Intervention Team training. Todd currently serves as a full-time Professional Firefighter EMT and instructs at the fire academy as well as teaching fire and life safety education for ages five to adult. He earned his Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and continues to enhance his credentials by furthering his training with many recognized leaders in firearms instruction.

John Kochensparger

John Kochensparger

Education Director

John Kochensparger has spent his entire career in law enforcement and security since 1973 with more than 21 contiguous years as a school director and trainer in private security services (VA DCJS 88-1190). The other highlights include, in chronological order: 

  • U. S. Army Military Police, 
  • Sergeant, 
  • Investigator and Physical Security Inspector; 
  • Armed security officer as a college student; 
  • Police Officer, City of Alexandria, VA; 
  • National trainer; 
  • Corporate security director Washington, DC; 
  • Electronic security; 
  • Administrator at the VA Department of Criminal Justice Services.

                    PC Hecker - Instructor

                    Philip C. Hecker


                    Phillip C Hecker has 20 plus years’ experience in the government and security arena. He is certified as a Pistol, Rifle and Shotgun expert. Is a NRA Certified Instructor, he brings safety to the table while educating you on all levels of defense and situational awareness. As one of the leaders in Situational Awareness development, he brings a level of skill to the table that is rarely experienced in the Self- Protection and Defense arena.

                    HPi Certified Training Academy Blog

                    Holiday Safety and Crime Prevention Tips

                    Holiday Safety At Home

                    o Make sure all doors and windows have secondary locks (window pins, deadbolts, dowels, etc.) and use them!

                    o Don't hide spare keys in mailboxes or planters, or under doormats.

                    o Ensure that dark areas and entrances have outdoor lights that are turned on after dark or are activated by sensors.

                    o Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed so they do not conceal doors and windows. Remember, overgrown foliage can provide a hiding place for criminals which jeopardizes your safety.

                    o Place gifts where they can't be seen from the outside to facilitate crime prevention.

                    o Consider safe deposit boxes for coin and stamp collections, seldom-worn jewelry, stock bonds, etc. for the safety of those items.

                    o Be sure to mail cards, checks or gift certificates from the Post Office or at a blue U.S. Postal Service collection box.

                    Strangers at your Door

                    o Use caution anytime there is a stranger at your door, not just when it comes to holiday safety.

                    o Be suspicious of unexpected sales calls or deliveries. Ask for identification.

                    o Be aware of scams that criminals commit to take advantage of people's generosity during the holidays.

                    o Investigate charities before making donations. Ask how the funds will be used.

                    Leaving for the Holidays

                    o Ask a trusted friend, neighbor, or Neighborhood Watch member to watch your home.

                    o Use timers for lights and radios while you're away.

                    o Remember to make arrangements for mail and newspapers.

                    Holiday Safety After the Holidays

                    o Don't advertise expensive toys, electronics, or other gifts received by the boxes left for garbage collections. Compress large boxes and place them in black garbage bags for pick-up. o Add new items to your home inventory. Take photos or video of all items of value in your home and list each item's make, model, serial number and other information.

                    o Engrave new items to help identify them in the event they are stolen.

                    Avoid Porch Theft: 5 Tips to Protect Your Packages

                    1. Network with Neighbors

                    2. Have Packages Delivered to Work

                    3. Leave Specific Drop-off Instructions

                    4. Use a Smart Lock

                    5. Install Security Cameras

                    Tips to Avoid Package Theft

                    1. Get a P.O. Box as Your Local Post Office

                    2. Use Lockers

                    3. Set Up Notifications to Track Your Packages

                    4. Install a Security Camera

                    5. Get Your Packages Delivered to Your Office

                    6. Require a Signature on Delivery

                    7. Reschedule Delivery or Ask for a Package Hold When on Vacation

                    8. Try Smart Locks

                    9. Get a Package Guard

                    10. Insure Your Packages

                    11. Ask Your Neighbors to Grab Your Packages

                    6 Ways to Grinch-Proof Your Holiday Light Displays

                    1. Shut down at night

                    2. Set up surveillance

                    3. Crime-proof your yard

                    4. Consider bringing in valuable items at night

                    5. Stay connected

                    6. Report, report, report

                    What to do if you've become a victim of a porch pirate

                    1. Check with your delivery company to make sure your package was actually delivered.

                    2. Know exactly what’s in the missing box.

                    3. If you see the thief, pay attention to what his or her vehicle looks like and its license plate number. Second to that, get the thief’s physical description – gender, approximate height, and weight and what they’re wearing – so you can tell an officer.

                    4. Call 911 and ask for an officer to come to your home.

                    5. If you have a security camera on your home, get a copy of the video to police. Ask your neighbors if their cameras captured the thief in action.  

                    By: Philip C. Hecker

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