Gray Kennels & Security

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Comprehensive Security Officer Training

Due to the vast nature of our clients' security needs, Gray Kennels & Security offers a variety of classes as part of our security officer training in Tennessee. Headed by Lester Riddle, a state-licensed trainer, and member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), we offer:

  • Armed & Unarmed Security Training
  • Handcuff Training


Armed & Unarmed Security State Licensing (16 Hours):

  • Armed Security Guard Training: $150 for a 2-Day Course (Required Armed & Unarmed Class)
  • Armed Security Guard License Renewal: $75


Each person needs to bring their own handgun (.38 and up), 100 rounds of ammunition (50+ for practice and 50+ to qualify), a holster, safety glasses, and protection.

Marked Security Guard

Unarmed Security State Licensing (4 Hours):

  • Unarmed Security Guard Training: $75 for a 1-Day Course


Please note: Schedules may vary according to the number of registrations we have. Classes are typically held once a month on the last Thursday and Friday of each month. To register for either class, please fill out the class registration form.

Dog Training

We also have obedience, guard dog, and personal protection classes for your dog. Obedience classes are every held every Saturday, starting at 10:00 a.m. For more information, refer to our Personal Dog Classes and Dog Obedience Training pages.

Cancellation & Fees Policy

Gray Kennels & Security reserves the right to cancel if less than five people are signed up for a class. All fees will be transferred to the next class unless other arrangements are made in the office.

Fees to the Department of Commerce need to be attached with your application to the State of Tennessee. See the Security Officer Application from the Department of Commerce for details.