The New Jersey Firearms Academy is an educational institution dedicated to the promotion of firearm safety, basic, intermediate, defensive and advanced marksmanship and tactical education. We train civilians, law enforcement students and officers, private investigators and security professionals. The New Jersey Firearms Academy is the best place for beginner-level shooters.
Founded by Lateif Dickerson in 1999, the New Jersey Firearms Academy has trained thousands of people from New Jersey, New York and several neighboring states. Together with its instructors of their chosen professional expertise, the New Jersey Firearms Academy does its best to uphold its core values which is “Loyalty, Integrity, Excellence”. The New Jersey Firearms Academy has hosted countless occasions, sought after by many major mainstream media companies – such as ABC and CBS- and produced students with high quality shooting standards.
The New Jersey Firearms Academy is set in the foundations of “Loyalty, Integrity, Excellence“. It firmly believes that those are the perfect philosophical foundations for the perfect marksman who aims to shoot perfect qualifications. Loyalty stands to the freedoms and principles bestowed by the American Constitution, our duty to our deity, self, family, country and fellow man. As for the soundness of moral principles and character, that would make for the institution’s views to Integrity and, importantly, Excellence is an endless journey and means to never aim in settling with mediocrity. Excellence is the driving force that makes the best at what they do be and stay to be the best at what they do. These principles are the values integrated to the students of the New Jersey Firearms Academy.
Lateif Dickerson, the director and chief instructor of the New Jersey Firearms Academy, has almost thirty years of experience regarding firearms. Being a certified firearms instructor for almost 30 years, Lateif Dickerson has trained people from several walks of life and has accumulated a lifetime of expertise and experience. Aside from being a firearms instructor, Lateif Dickerson is also a registered Emergency Medical Technician, certified firearms expert, security expert and consultant, weapons specialist, expert witness on firearms, weapons and self-defense, licensed Private Investigator and Master Class competitor. Armed with an impressive display of qualifications and curricula set to aim excellence, any individual can be a perfect marksman being a student of the New Jersey Firearms Academy.