About Us


Shane Higgins, founder and lead instructor of The Nox Group, began his law enforcement career with one of California's most prestigious departments at the age of 22.  Shane served as a police officer for 11 years serving in numerous positions including traffic officer, patrol supervisor, dignitary protection, auto and gang task force, and training before separating and venturing out into the private sector of self-defense and training.  Shane was a California POST certified instructor for law enforcement officers for five years in handcuffing, baton, ASP, O.C. spray, and hand-to-hand combat.  Shane also holds certificates from the NRA as a Basic Pistol Instructor, Basic Rifle Instructor, Range Safety Officer and Refuse To Be A Victim Instructor.  He is a California DOJ Firearms Instructor, and is BLS certified from the American Heart Association.

When we first envisioned this company, we wanted to provide training of the highest quality, bringing knowledge from law enforcement into the civilian world.  If the training is good enough for our first responders, why not our friends and family?

Our mission at The Nox Group is simple: to provide high-quality training to a growing number of professionals and citizens alike. Our team caters to each person’s specific needs to ensure excellence. We hope you’ll find what you’re looking for. For more information or general inquiries, feel free to get in touch today.