In brief, I am now retired from the Department of Correction after a wonderful 20  plus year career. I worked for the State of Connecticut, Department of Correction for 20 plus years. During that time I worked as a Correctional Officer, a Treatment Officer, and a Counselor. Additionally, I was a member the DOC’s Hostage Negotiation Unit as a Hostage Negotiator and an Instructor for 15 years. In 2008, I assisted the DOC as an instructor run a negotiator basic training for the Windsor, South Windsor, and Manchester Police Departments. I have also worked in Private Security and have a solid educational background. I have trained many different organizations in Connecticut including the New Haven Board of Education, many private schools, a large number of businesses, and I have even performed executive protection on a local Hoarders show.

Louis BonitoHi! My name is Lou Bonito and I welcome you to the CT Guard Cards HQ web site! I want to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting.

The fact that you are here indicates to me that you are interested in becoming a security officer/guard and attending our state mandated 8 hour certification course. Upon successful completion of our course you will receive a certificate evidencing satisfactory completion of the course. The certificate is the only one authorized for documenting successful completion of the course and MAY NOT BE MODIFIED IN ANY WAY. I look forward to seeing you and providing you with a fun, rewarding and successful training experience!

My Professional Accomplishments

  • 20 plus year retired veteran of the Connecticut Department of Correction
  • Correctional Counselor
  • Correctional Hostage Negotiator
  • Correctional Hostage Negotiation Instructor
  • Adjunct Instructor for the University of New Haven
  • Private Security Oficer

My Education

  • BS Marketing, University of New Haven, 1987
  • MS Sociology, Southern Connecticut State University, 1997
  • Masters in Business Administration, Southern Connecticut State University, 2007
  • CPR/First Aid Instructor for the American Heart Association (BLS/Heartsaver)