Safety Systems Group is a licensed Private Detective Agency.

We believe in techniques and tactics that transition from the shooting range to real life with no changes and can be accomplished in a safe manner. Fundamentals, repetition and consistency are key principles in our teaching process.

Discrimination and the student’s thought process is developed to always be actively seeking information. For shooting techniques, we teach a realistic, efficient and measureable standard to meet or exceed.

Our instructors and consultants come from military, law enforcement, private security and professional backgrounds.

Whether it is executive protection or training, our goal is to employ proactive methods that help us avoid problems before they start. We want to do everything possible to “avoid the fight.”


Cody – Owner and Lead Instructor

  • Executive Protection (10 years)
    • US, Africa
  • Executive Security International
    • Certified Protection Specialist
    • Firearms Instructor Staff
  • Nebraska State Patrol
    • Certified Concealed Carry Instructor
  • Licensed Private Investigator
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • 20+ year background in Brazilian and Japanese martial arts
  • MMA, Jiu-Jitsu and boxing competitor



  • Executive Protection (25+ years)
    • US, Africa, Central America, London, Serbia and Greece
    • High and low-profile details, international witness protection, corporate and celebrity clients, working with the US Marshals Service, US Secret Service, FBI, several overseas agencies and local law enforcement agencies
  • Executive Security International
    • Certified Protection Specialist
    • Senior Instructor specializing in Counter Surveillance, Protective Detail Movement and Tactical and Defensive Firearms Training (15 years)
  • Special Deputy by the Josephine County Sheriff Department to proctor HR218 exams for retired police officers
  • Certified by the Department of Public Safety, Standards, and Training (DPSST) for instruction of Oregon SWAT teams whose mission is to provide dignitary protection
  • Certified NRA Law Enforcement Shotgun and Handgun Instructor
  • 25+ years of experience as an instructor and practitioner of various weaponized and empty hand martial arts



  • US Army Veteran
  • Practicing Physician’s Assistant (10 yrs)
  • Church Security Operations and Executive Protection
    • Lead Medic
    • Concealed Carry Team
    • Asst. Team Leader
  • 32 documented hours of Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • BA in Physician’s Assistant Studies
  • Martial Arts practitioner



  • Owner and Lead Instructor at LHGK www.lhgk.us
  • Lifelong student with 1000+ hours of firearms/defensive course work from a variety of nationally known instructors
  • Certified CSAT Pistol/Rifle Instructor, Surefire Low Light Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor
  • 22+ years of military service primarily as a Medic
  • 15+ years of service as Firefighter/Paramedic and Tactical Medic


Gary P.

  • Nebraska State Patrol (retired)
    • 28 years of service
    • 24 years in criminal investigations
    • 17 years of service as the State’s only behavior profiler
  • One of only 34 worldwide graduates of the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime Police Fellowship Program
  • Developed Nebraska’s threat assessment response for high-ranking government officials and celebrities
  • Implemented the Nebraska’s Sex Offender Registry and Cold Case Squad
  • Earned appointments from two Nebraska governors on the Governor’s Work Group on the Management of Sex Offenders
  • Graduate of the Advanced Threat Management Academy developed by the Gavin de Becker Agency
  • Published in nationally-recognized peer review journals and presented at national threat assessment conferences
  • BA in Criminal Justice, MA in Mental Health Counseling
  • Owner of Plank Forensic Services. plankforensics@yahoo.com


Gary Y.

  • Partner at Keating, O’Gara law firm
  • Represents a wide range of law enforcement officers across Nebraska and is on-call 24/7 to respond to use of force matters
  • Represented more than 100 law enforcement officers in dozens of grand jury investigations of officer involved shootings, and other use of force investigations
  • Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law, and has been a speaker at national, state and local conferences on the use of force and other law enforcement matters
  • Owner of  www.ccwlegalsurvivalnebraska.com


  • Executive Protection Certified
  • Church Security Operations and Executive Protection
    • Medic
    • Concealed Carry Team
    • Team Leader
  • 36 documented hours of Tactical Combat Casualty Care
  • Volunteer Fire fighter
  • Certified NRA Range Safety Officer