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What People Are Saying About Us

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking

We are passionate in the training we provide and pride ourselves in staying at the forefront of the industry. Training is only the first step in a lifelong relationship with our students. All SAFTA graduates will benefit from our commitment to their career by providing job placement assistance and ongoing professional growth.

I highly recommend SAFTA for all your training and safety needs. You will learn more than you ever imagined, and have the confidence and empowerment you need to stay safe in your personal and work endeavors.

Matt (Yelp)

I just wanted to take this opportunity to personally tell you how great the CCW course was. I referred a friend of mine who failed to qualify at a different course due to poor instruction. I plan to continue using your course to requalify and I recommend it to everybody I know seeking a CCW. Thank you.

Adam S. (Elk Grove)

It was very refreshing to see Pat and Steve raise the bar and set the example of what weapon safety and training should look like. I’ve learned tons from my 16-hour class, and am proud to say these two individuals live up to and merit every ounce of praise they receive. Also, a big thanks and congrats to the SAFTA team for being the tip of the spear!

Brian D. (Sacramento)

I am very grateful for the personal support shown by every member of the SAFTA team. As a military spouse who is very new to the area, I can tell you what a rare experience it is to be so warmly welcomed. I highly recommend the SAFTA courses, not only to military members after they retire, but to military spouses looking for a rewarding career that will move with them. I am so impressed by the teaching method and the tireless assistance in helping place students with the right job.

April R. (Sacramento)

Just wanted to thank you for your time on this. I feel very highly of my training from your school and would not change a thing. The way the class was ran and the instructor was the best I have been to.

Bryon B. (Citrus Heights)

Thank you very much sir, I always endeavor to uphold the high standards of the instructor, and I always brag and recommended SAFTA to everyone.

Rolando U. (Sacramento)

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About Us

Security & Firearms Training Academy

SAFTA was created by Marine Corps Veterans, retired law enforcement agents, and private security veterans who felt the need to enhance Northern California’s security officer training requirements as well as civilian training in the carrying of concealed firearms.

SAFTA’s current faculty members have worked with the State of California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services for over 70 years, and have been instrumental in writing numerous training manuals which are still in use today.

SAFTA’s promise to its clients is to train each individual with respect and to give special attention to those who require it. Each student is considered special to us and we will always be available to current and former students as a resource, whether the need is for training, information, or professional guidance.

SAFTA was conceived to provide our students with the necessary skill sets, qualifications, and certifications to complete the tasks which they were assigned in civilian defense and protection industry. In doing so, we take pride in knowing that we are helping those who actively make our community a safer place to live.

Meet Our Instructors

Steve Caballero

Steve Caballero


  • Sacramento Office of Education Chief Instructor Law Enforcement
  • Governor appointed BSIS disciplinary Review committee.
  • Sgt. El Dorado County
  • TIF 652, TIB 651

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Patrick L. Alexander

Patrick L. Alexander


  • Expert Witness in Firearms, Use
    of Force and Private Security
  • BSIS Firearm Training Committee
  • Owner, Alexander Investigations
  • TIF 1617, TIB 1567

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Jessie Meeker

Jessie Meeker


  • NRA Law Enforcement Firearm Instructor #212552778
  • Eight years Law Enforcement experience in Arizona
  • Twice deployed Military Police Officer (OIF)
  • Field Training Officer
  • TIF 2479, TIB 1928

Two convenient locations off Interstate 80 in North Highlands and South Sacramento.

North Location
3355 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 200.
North Highlands, CA 95660
(916) 500-1442

South Location
6130 Freeport Blvd, Suite 202.
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 399-2010

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Security & Firearms Training Academy

North Location
3355 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 200.
North Highlands, CA 95660
(916) 500-1442

South Location
6130 Freeport Blvd, Suite 202.
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 399-2010

  • Steve Caballero, ED.D.

    • Retired United States Marine, Infantry, Military police
    • Classified operations Southeast Asia 1963
    • Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Sheriff 1968
    • Fifth degree black belt Kodokan Judo
    • S. competitor Judo 1964 Olympics Tokyo Japan 1964
    • Governor Reagan and Lt. Gov. Reineke protection details 1973
    • Expert Witness in the Escalation Of Force, Use Of Force, and Firearms
    • Grand Master California Police pistol Combat association
    • Lake County Pistol champion 1969
    • Captain, El Dorado County pistol combat team
    • Bachelors Degree Criminal Justice 1973
    • Masters Degree, Vocational Education 1980
    • Program Developer In Administration Of Justice, Post 832pc Instructor
    • Published “Police Psychological Stress” (1978)
    • Powers Of Arrest Manual Advisory Member
    • Baton Course- Advisory Member
  • Patrick L. Alexander
    • Subject Matter Expert on Firearms and Use of Force
    • Participated in developing licensing exams for Private Investigator and Private Patrol Operator for the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services
    • Reserve Police Officer for the City of Sacramento 1987-1993
    • California State Teaching Credentials in the Administration of Justice
    • Instructor / Program Director, Advanced Security Institute, West Sacramento, CA 1985-2006
    • Licenses held:
    • Private Investigation License (Alexander Investigations, PI 26460)
    • Licensed Private Investigator # PI 7866
    • Private Patrol Operator (PPO 15349)
    • Private Investigation License (PI 25197)
    • Private Patrol Operator (PPO 15637)