About Us

Meaway Security Training Academy (MSTA) is a California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS) licensed Firearms Training Facility.

MSTA was founded August 2011 by Mr. Paul I. Meaway, with the business objective to provide California required Security Guard (G) Training, Firearm Qualification (FQ) Training, Proprietary Private Security Officer (PSO) Training and other Private Security related Skills Training Courses to the following individuals:


  • BSIS License Applicants.

  • Meaway Security Services Job Applicants and Employees.

  • Employees and/or Job Applicants of other Private Security Employers.

  • Customers of the City and County of Los Angeles.

  • Customers of all other For-profit and Non-profit Organizations.


We provide hands-on training per California Assembly Bill 2880, Sinate Bill 194 and B&PC 7585, etc., in compliance with BSIS Laws, Rules and Regulations.


Our Trainers and Instructors are licensed by BSIS and consists of Former Peace Officers with extensive experience in both Private and Public Law Enforcement Operations.


Training is conducted, utilizing BSIS issued updated Training Manuals, DVDs and other Approved Training Manuals and DVDs.


All students are trained and treated equally, regardless of gender, national origin, race, sexual preference, religious preference, or passed criminal history.


Each graduate is issued Certificate of Training.  Upon receiving a License (Guard Card), each graduate is provided with viable employment leads.


If seeking a Guard Card ‘ONLY’ Training, please be prepared to complete the required initial 8-hour of Security Guard (G) Skills Training, with a passing score of 100 percent.


If seeking PSO Card ‘ONLY’ Training, please be prepared to complete the required initial 8-hour of Proprietary Private Security Officer (PSO) Skills Training, with a passing score of 100 percent.


If seeking BSIS Permit for Exposed Firearm, please be prepared to complete the required initial 14-hour of Firearms Qualification (FQ) Training, with a minimum passing scores as follow:  8-hour Classroom Training Session, 80 percent and 6-hour Firearm Range Training Session, 85 percent.


To participate in our Firearm Training Program, you must be a minimum of twenty (21) years old. To register for Firearm Training, please bring your:


  • Active BSIS Guard Card
  • US Birth Certificate or Passport or Mil. DD214
  • State Active Driver License or Photo ID Card
  • Legal Permanent Resident Card, if not a US Citizen
  • Forty (40) Training Certificate
  • US Social Security Card

Applicants without forty (40) hours Power to Arrest Training Certificate must also be prepared to register for the remaining thirty two (32) hours of the Power to Arrest Training.


Training Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Days: Monday thru Saturday.

Closed: Sunday and Federal Holiday.

Phone: (323) 389-8778
Fax: (323) 389-8797
Cell: (213) 909-2701