Instructor Larry Coates (OR USA)

Instructor Larry Coates (OR USA)

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Larry Coates
Beverton Oregon


Full Name Lawrence “Larry” Coates
Title Independent Security Contractor
Company Multiple
Larry arrives to ranks of other Certified Defender Instructor with a wealth of private, protective services experience and skills.

Larry comes to Certified Defender Instructor Alumni after gaining experience from a privately-managed, correctional facility environment. He assisted in the care, custody, and control of approximately 1200 medium-security inmates. Larry’s professionalism was rewarded via numerous Letters of Appreciation from that employer. Prior to Larry’s penal institution experience, he was the Director of Internal Affairs for a large, private, prisoner transportation service. Larry was responsible for risk management, incident review and trend analysis. Larry’s skill in managing difficult prisoner transportation efforts afforded him the opportunity to deliver an ex-patriot back to Ghana, Africa without event in 1998; the organization’s first, successfully international transport. His attention to detail and ability to provide competent testimony reduced the company’s exposure to litigation and financial harm. NOTE: Larry is a competent prisoner, transportation Subject Matter Expert and is available for guidance and/or testimony as an expert witness. Larry was the organization’s Employee of the Year, 2001; Employee of the Month, April 2006; and Exemplary Leadership May 2007.

Larry completed his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Cum Laude with an impressive 3.67 GPA. He was recognized by Kaplan University Dean via his Dean and President list quarterly. Larry continues to stay informed and trained in the private, protective services industry by attending seminars, participating in distance learning and by continuing to volunteer his time via a small, rural fire department as a volunteer fire fighter.

Presently, Larry is employed as a private, security contractor for labor strike security deployments and disaster assistance/security deployments (via FEMA sponsored events.) Essentially, he provides security efforts and guidance for varied clients to protect their assigned resources-personnel, equipment, and inventory.
Although, Larry is not a martial arts instructor, he is both a proponent and practitioner of Pressure Points Tactics & Control (PPTC) and also an unarmed private security officer instructor for the States of TN, FL, OR, and WA. He is a law enforcement and private security officer instructor for less lethal options as OC/OC Blends, collapsible and straight batons (old school riot sticks), Kubaton basics, Tactical Flashlight and of course the DEFENDER.

Larry’s training emphasis is on practical and efficient training methods for law enforcement officers, private security officers, correctional officers, as well as military personnel. 


He can be contacted at This is the best method to contact Larry as he stays relatively busy and emails are the less intrusive method of contacting anybody.
For my most recent, numerous certifications and skill set[s], visit my LINKEDIN profile. Thanx.

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