Meet The Team

APF International, LLC was established in 2005 and licensed as a limited liability company (LLC) with the North Carolina Secretary of State in May 2006.  All instructors are insured with APF International, LLC.  They are certified instructors through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards.  Instructors are CPR / AED certified through the American Heart Association. 

Leon Peele

Founder & Manager

2006 - Current


The founder, owner, and manager of APF International LLC.  "Being an entrepreneur has been my passion and for the most part, my hobby.  I am dedicated to providing our law-abiding citizens and public service personnel (Police, Fire & EMS) with the tools and knowledge needed to protect them from harm's way when seconds count".  


Leon served 20 + years as a North Carolina paramedic and ended his service after serving in Iraq in 2006 and 2007 as a remote medic.  He has 20 + years of law enforcement service. He is a certified Advanced Law Enforcement (ALE) officer and is currently active in street engagement.  He served seven years as a SWAT medic and field training officer.  He is a certified General instructor, Specialized Firearms instructor, and a specialized First Responder instructor through the North Carolina Department of Justice (DOJ).  He is a CPR, AED and First Aid instructor through the America Heart Association (AHA) and a defensive tactics trainer/manager.  He has instructed hundreds of police cadets and DOC workers in North Carolina.  His primary gold is protection through knowledge, training, and proper mindset.


Leon is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the North Carolina Law Enforcement Training Officer Association (NCLETO).  He has served on the North Carolina Department of Justice (DOJ) Training and Standards First Responder’s revision committee, twice. He also has served on several committees to enhance the quality of life, including project Lazarus, Boys Scout of America explorer adviser of the year and recognized by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) as an active supporter.  


His education includes but not limited to Health Management, Supervisor Liability Training,

FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association,  and West Point Leadership Program through Methodist University.


NEW added addition (01-12-2019):  We are excited to announce the opening of our new sports facility. Yes! We have opened an indoor shooting, archery and axe throwing facility in Eastern North Carolina.  The center is now open to the public with free membership.


Message From Leon:


Training Is Our Top Service!  I only specialize in specific areas.  They are Conceal Carry Handgun, Combat Courses, Self Defense and Pre-Hospital Care.  My training classes are intense, realistic and exciting.  We are licensed as a manufacturer of explosives by the Federal ATF so that training will never get boring.  Yes! we use real explosives to demonstrate blast injuries and combat incidents.  Our mock bleeding wounds will fool some of the best paramedics and they match up to some of Hollywood's scariest movie scene.   


Self Defense and Medical Products! 

My sales reps and I only endorse and provide products that work in real life incidents.  Self Defense technology and products that could save your life when seconds count!  Our Vest Trauma Kits are law enforcement preferred and our All-In-One First Responder bags are in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.151 and 29 CFR 1910.1030.  


Consultant!  I offer real protection with dedicated independent contractors.  I will consult and coordinate your specific needs and fulfill your Ambulance, Police and Fire needs for special events, day to day activities or annual functions. 


I must first give credit to having parents with integrity, positive attitude and gave me a Christian way of life.  My success in life goes to leaders who pushed me beyond my perception. I would like each of them that have come across my life’s journey to know your hard work and friendship did not go unnoticed.  I recognize my colleagues' contributions and accomplishments. 


Beverly Ramsey

Administrator Advisor

Bevery Ramsey (pictured left) is the administrator of the company.  When an issue arises she fixes it.  Beverly will take any obstacle and make it positive for the company.  She has several years of administrator experience and currently provides the same assistance for a major law firm.

West Seabreeze

Public Relations

West Seabreeze (pictured left) is the public relations strategist and writer with professional management experience and promotions.  He is a volunteer with the communication skills needed for America's Police Fire/EMS training.  He draws the kind of attention we are looking for in this controversial society.  He keeps the staff up-to-date on current events and law changes.  

Reuben Crumpton

Master Firearms Instructor​


Reuben Crumpton (pictured left) is a North Carolina Department of Justice (DOJ) and NRA Instructor.  He is a Concealed Carry Handgun (CCH) Instructor, Combat Handgun Trainer, Certified in Restraint Defensive Tactics, Safari Land baton, OC Spray Instructor and "Coopers" Health Certified Tainer.

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Self Defense Instructors

Firearms Instructors, ax throwing coordinator