Proteus Training Institute

About Us

Proteus Training Institute, LLC.

179 College Drive, Suite 18, Orange Park 32065 is centrally located in Clay County allowing for easy access to surrounding counties.

Contact us at 904-299-3534 option 3,

Providing instruction in advanced law enforcement tactics, Florida Department of Agriculture Security Guard (D) and Statewide Firearms (G) courses, Security advanced tactics and for the private citizen, a wide range of personal protection including concealed weapons instruction and certification, personal defense, woman’s personal protection tactics and more.  Our courses are instructed by highly regarded professionals with real world experience applying and perfecting the skills you will be instructed in.  Our instructors have a wide range of experience from active Military careers, Law Enforcement Careers, Emergency Medical & Fire Service.

Our primary instructors are retired U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers and contractors with over 50 years combined combat and contracting experience. Their military careers included working in Special Force intelligence, medical and weapons sergeant positions as well as conventional Military Law Enforcement and Infantry experience.

About our primary instructors

  • William Deen, Division Chief of Training / Chief Instructor – eMail

Bill spent 5 years as a Military Policeman both in the Air Force and Army before attending Special Forces selection and qualification courses, becoming a Weapons SGT, then Operations Sergeant. After 16 years and multiple combat and counter narco-terrorism deployments in the Middle East, Central America and South America with the U.S. Army Special Forces, Bill retired and began working as a contractor for a governmental agency to identify, mitigate, deter, and defeat emerging threats throughout the Middle East’s conflict zones.

  • John Brose, Major, Training Manager / Deputy Instructor – eMail

John spent 8 years in the U.S. Army Infantry then attended, was selected and became qualified as a U.S. Army Special Forces Medical Sergeant and then Operations Sergeant. John is Ranger Qualified and has an intelligence background. After 15 years and multiple combat and counter narco-terrorism deployments in the Middle East, Central America, South America and Africa with the U.S. Army Special Forces, John retired and began a contracting career that included work as a PSS/EMT-I on the US Embassy’s Emergency Response Team and onsite Medical/TCCC instructor.

Adjunct Instructors

Our adjunct instructors come from all walks of life including current or former Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, Military, Para-medical, Fire Service and Self-defense backgrounds.  Each instructor brings a unique perspective to the tactical, medical and security realms drawing on real life experiences to help further educate the students.

Interested in becoming an instructor?

Are you a professional, passionate about advancing the knowledge and skill set of others and interested in becoming an adjunct instructor?  Please submit your interest and course summary to Chief Instructor, William Deen for consideration.

Are you representing a Law Enforcement Agency, Security Agency, Federal Government Entity?

If you are the representative for your agency and looking for specialized training for your officers, please contact us to discuss your current needs and allow us an opportunity to discuss how we may exceed your training needs.  We travel and will conduct classes at your facility if this is more convenient for your candidates.  We also travel out of state.  Let us know what you need.  We special in SWAT tactical training.  We provide Active Shooter training for both the agency side and the school / retail side.  Do you need to update your training for your patrol officers?  We have specialized classes to help your officer situational awareness and tactics for responding to the unknown.  Our instructors have conducted training for many Law Enforcement, Security & Government agencies.  Need references?  Give us a call or email us!