At Paladin, we take great pride in teaching others who may not have had previous experience in security, to be able to know how to help others, care for themselves, and create a safe environment. We're helping people who want to start a career in security understand the tools and techniques needed to manage critical situations. Moreover, we further improve Officer's skills focused on their specific roles which lead to personal growth, and even careers in protection services or Law enforcement. Our security professionals can take full advantage of the training and its application in order to sharpen their skills, knowledge, and abilities to meet a career goal.
Paladin has earned a national reputation as the leading training organization within the security industry, and it is because of our training experts that we have earned such a prestigious title.
Meet Paladin’s Senior/Facilitator Trainer, Norm Bettencourt. With 25 years of experience teaching in total, he is also the creator and president of Tactical Self Defense. He is a certified black belt in the All-Japan Karate Federation and has studied numerous combat systems for the past few decades. He is a published author of self-defence books, articles, and videos. Norm has been consulted on television and radio talk shows regarding personal safety. He is a member of the Modern Combat & Survival Group. His work experience ranges from body-guarding, bouncing, restraint work, and before entering the security industry, he worked at a drug rehabilitation centre & halfway house. Norm’s first passion is being a single dad of two amazing kids.
Currently binging on Netflix: Shameless.
Favourite Foods: Spicy salmon sushi and medium-rare steak.
Drink of Choice: Cappuccino
Norm is a shining example of our outstanding trainers at Paladin. We really take the time and dedication when it comes to training our staff. At the end of the day, they are the ones representing The Paladin Difference out in the field. It is through Paladin’s training and mentorships that our Officers build the confidence and skill set that prepares them to take the next step in their security careers.
Be sure to listen to The Difference Makers podcast episode 5 where National Training and Development Manager, Jason Magallanes, talks about everything training, from what makes Paladin’s training unique to why continuous education is so vital.
If you are interested in starting a meaningful career in security and making a difference in your community, check out our careers page for all our opportunities within Paladin. We would love to see you grow and take your security career to the next level with The Paladin Family.