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Chief Barry Pendergraft

Security Training Courses


North Alabama Security Training Academy

◾Basic Certification/Recertification

◾Notary Service


◾Firearms Certification/Recertification


NASTA instructors are certified as Level 2 trainers by the ASRB. Whether you need armed certification or unarmed certification, we stand ready to provide some of the best quality training in the State of Alabama.

Chief Barry Pendergraft – Director of Training

Chief Pendergraft is the current Chief of Police of Gurley Alabama. He retired from the Huntsville Police Department in 2009 where he served as a Lieutenant, a member of the F.B.I. Joint Terrorism Task Force and Homeland Security Liaison. He holds numerous training certifications and has instructed hundreds of police and security personnel.

Patrick Rhyan – Training Coordinator

Mr. Rhyan is retired from the U.S. Air Force. He served as a Deputy Sheriff at the Hillsboro County Sheriff’s Office, a police officer in Walden Tennessee and a Sergeant for the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Nuclear Aggressor Team. He hold numerous training certifications and has trained security officers to repel attacks at nuclear facilities.