About Us

Michael A. Tew
Managing Director

Certified BSIS instructor for Baton, Firearms, Guard Card as well as CPR, First Aid and AED which is certified by American Heart Association. Mr. Tew is a former Instructor at the National Training Foundation, LLC (NTF) instructing under the late Ralph H. Scully. You can be assured he will certify students in the proper use and carry of the baton, as well as all security related subjects. He is presently Lead Instructor for the Security Academy Program offered by Grossmont College and San Diego Regional Occupational Program (ROP) and a member of the Advisory Board for Grossmont College’s ROP Program.

Michael has a distinguished fifteen-year career with the Chula Vista Police Department where his exceptional performance as a Peace Officer won him recognition and numerous awards. Those awards included the Outstanding Officer of the Year Award in 1991; Life Saving Award in 1996 and the Auto Theft and Recovery Award in 1997 for repeated success in solving auto theft crimes. Mike also runs MT Security and Investigations and is a licensed private investigator.

Security Officer Training Center is proud to partnered with MT Security & Investigations. If you’re looking for private security (both armed and unarmed) please contact us for more information.

The Security Officer Training Center, located in San Diego is a fully licensed facility.

SOTC operates under the following license numbers:

TFB (Training Facility: Baton) – #1122 | TIF (Training Instructor: Firearms) – #1865

TIB (Training Instructor: Baton) – #1591 | TFF (Training Firearms Facility) – #1220

SOTC complies with all local, state, and federal regulations involved in the training offered.