National Law
Enforcement Academy

(NLEA) is the recognized leader in education & training
for U.S. Law Enforcement and Private Security

About Us

The National Law Enforcement Academy (NLEA) is the recognized leader in education & training for U.S. Special Police Officers, Private Security Officers, School Resource Officers, Special Conservators of the Peace, and Private Detectives. Prospective student-trainees can expect high-quality, rigorous, and comprehensive programs of study for each career field. Upon successful completion from one of our NLEA academies, the graduate will be well-prepared for a career in both public safety and the private sector.

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Law Enforcement & Security Courses

Special Police Courses

A rigorous multi-state Special Police Officer training program that adheres to state & federal training and regulatory requirements. Successful completion of this program qualifies the graduate to become Commissioned as a Special Police Officer.

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Private Investigator Courses

A rigorous multi-state Private Detective training program that adheres to state & federal licensing and regulatory requirements. Successful completion of this program qualifies the graduate to become licensed as a Private Detective.

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Security Officer Courses

A rigorous multi-state Private Security Officer training program that adheres to state & federal licensing and regulatory requirements. Successful completion of this program qualifies the graduate to become licensed as a Private Security Officer.

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D.C. Concealed Carry Pistol Permit

The D.C. Concealed Carry Permit is required to carry a concealed handgun in the District of Columbia. The course of study includes; Federal law, D.C. law, firearms safety, pistol nomenclature, and basic marksmanship. This course satisfies the training requirement to apply for the permit and upon completion, the student will obtain a D.C. Pistol Permit.

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Maryland Permit to Carry a Handgun

The Maryland Practical Police Course is required to be completed by law prior to applying for a Permit to Carry a Handgun in the State of Maryland. The course of study includes; Federal law, Maryland law, firearms safety, pistol nomenclature, and basic marksmanship. This course satisfies the 16-hour training requirement to apply for a Permit to Carry a Handgun.

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Maryland Handgun Qualification License

The H.Q.L. is required to purchase a handgun in the State of Maryland. The course of study includes; Federal law, Maryland law, firearms safety, pistol nomenclature, and basic marksmanship. The H.Q.L. is good for ten (10) years once obtained. This course satisfies the Maryland state training requirement to obtain an H.Q.L.

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Our Testimonials

I have been working as a Private Detective for just a little over five months and could not be more pleased with the professional development and training I obtained from the National Law Enforcement Academy. The instructors provided us with up to date detailed information with a thorough explanation of the details ensuring that every trainee had an understanding of the material and a working knowledge prior to the exam and licensing. The instructors further ensured that every person present participated in the practical application of all lessons learned and were able to take the knowledge and application procedures with them into the field.

Robert Parsley,Private Detective

I am a Special Police Sergeant for a rapidly growing security agency and I can say that the training I received from the Instructors at the National Law Enforcement Academy has been top-notch. The Maryland Special Police Officer Academy left me with the knowledge and skills set to not only be successful as an officer, but also to lead and set the example for the officers I supervise and mentor. I highly recommend the National Law Enforcement Academy to anyone interested in a career in Law Enforcement or Private Security.

Sgt. Chadley ParsonsSpecial Police Officer

There are many reasons to educate yourself, mine was that I was retiring after a forty plus year career in Logistics. I wanted to stay occupied, add a little spending money to my retirement fund. By happenstance I met Mr. Spalding who has trained and mentored me in the fields of Private Security and Investigations. Today, I have been involved in the investigation of a murder for hire, an international child abuse case and the suspicious death of a college student which has led to my writing of a book. I highly recommend the courses offered by National Law Enforcement Academy, whether it be your destined career or for the expanding of your mind.

Mr. William J. Nutter, Sr.Private Detective