Earl 'Duke' Filskov

Earl ‘Duke’ Filskov

Founded in 2015 by Earl ‘Duke’ Filskov, a retired Northlake, IL police officer with over 30 years experience in law enforcement and private security.

Shield Safety Associates, Inc is a conceptually evolving organization based on the daily changes in personal and corporate protection needs.

Shield Safety is an industry leader in defensive firearms training due the belief that this is NOT just about teaching someone to carry a gun. We are educating citizens in being safe and responsible gun owners with the knowledge to properly protect themselves and their loved ones.

Shield Safety Associates, Inc is a multi-faceted corporation consisting of several subsidiary organizations:

  • Shield Training Associates, Inc (Civilian & Law Enforcement Firearms Training)
  • Shield Security Associates, Inc (Full service security consultants)
  • Shield Firearms (Federal Firearms Licensee & Gunsmith)

These are just a few of the certifications that Shield founder, Earl ‘Duke’ Filskov holds:

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF):

  • Federal Firearms License

Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board:

  • Certified Law Enforcement Officer
  • Certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor
  • Certified Emergency Response Officer (SWAT)
  • Certified in Urban Rifle
  • Certified K-9 Handler
  • Reid Institute of Interview & Interrogation
  • Crime Scene Technologies 1,2 & 3 (Northwestern University)
  • Crime Scene Photography & Reconstruction (Northwestern University)
  • Crime Scene Photography (University of Indiana)

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation:

  • Licensed Instructor for 20 Hour Armed Security Officer Course (License #263.000325)
  • Permanent Employee Registration (License #129.039537)
  • Firearms Training Certificate (#230.132696)

Illinois State Police:

  • Certified Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor ID# CCT13B587
  • Certified Concealed Carry Curriculum ID# CCC14A0426

National Rifle Association:

  • Certified Basic Pistol Instructor

Beretta USA Firearms:

  • Certified Armorer (Gunsmith)

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