Director of Operations, Resorts & Hospitality
Steve has over 24 years in the Security and Law Enforcement arenas. He provides organizational, logistical, event support, field, personnel and operations management for Bower.
Steve has served in the security industry in private, commercial, state and federal contract levels. This has afforded him the expertise to facilitate a variety of client needs with professionalism, integrity and confidence.
His broad experience includes uniformed security service, personal and executive protection services. He has provided security services for numerous athletes, celebrities and government officials both foreign and domestic. This experience includes serving as security supervisor in patrol and alarm response services, physical security at international border crossings and GSA controlled properties.
Steve’s background also includes tours of duty at two municipal police departments in the Imperial County which included a specialized detail assigned to the US Marshals Fugitive Recovery Unit.
Director of Operations, Major Events
David Sawler is a security expert with over 25 years of experience creating and implementing physical and cyber security solutions in the US and abroad. As a leader with proven successes merging security, emergency management, and risk mitigation best practices, David has been recognized for safeguarding people, property, and information in some of the world’s most challenging environments.
In law enforcement, David has held positions from Patrolman to Officer in Charge of Investigations for a community of over 40,000. While serving in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army David earned accolades from senior leaders in the State Department and Department of Defense for his security management, planning, and force protection designs. His work included protecting government, military facilities, and personnel abroad, along with conducting investigations of illegal and terrorist activities. David’s first experience with event security was with Bower Security during the 1993 Newsweek Champions Cup and Matrix Essentials Evert Cup in Indian Wells, California.
David holds many certifications in physical security, cybersecurity, and emergency management, including several Department of Homeland Security Emergency Management certifications. David is board certified in Security Management (Certified Protection Professional) by ASIS International and a CPI certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Trainer. David’s formal education includes undergraduate degrees in management and criminal justice and a Master’s degree in cybersecurity with a concentration in intelligence. David’s professional memberships include the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) and the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).
Founder / President
Richard comes from a background of Southern California law enforcement and private investigations throughout California as well as event security management nationwide. Richard started his professional law enforcement and security career in 1984 with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and has maintained a position in law enforcement, private investigation and executive management positions in the security industry for the last 28 years.
Richard is an expert in risk analysis and management and serves as security director for the second largest tennis tournament in the country, the BNP Paribas Open among numerous other professional ATP/WTA Tennis, PGA Golf, and special events throughout the country.
Richard has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management from the University of Redlands and an Associates of Science in Administration of Justice. He is also a member of the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS). Richard serves on several boards and participates in community services with a focus on youth and families.
You know your business and are an expert in your field, but physical security is not your area of expertise. You know you need to plan for security risks, but where do you go for help?
Bower Events Consultants are qualified and board-certified security managers and consultants who will conduct a thorough assessment of your building, perimeter, and property and identify any security vulnerabilities that need addressing. A Bower Events consultant will ask you about your security fears and along with your concerns develop a security plan customized to your specific needs. Our knowledgeable security consultants can save you money in the long run by helping you select systems and equipment that suit your requirements and budget and will scale as your company grows.
Bower Events Consultants provide a valued perspective on existing security policies and procedures and will help you establish policies if required. We can also assist in developing and delivering security training for your employees, making them an invested partner in protecting your organization.
Critical asset identification: Prioritizing the deployment of security measures based on the assets that are most critical to the business’s operations.
Threat and vulnerability assessments: Business owners and managers are responsible for limiting and managing risks from identifiable threats to the extent possible.
Risk mitigation strategies: Risk mitigation strategies link assets to threats. Action plans to diminish or reduce the adverse influences of known or perceived risks inherent to the business are developed this way.
Crime Prevention through environmental design: Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) maximizes landscape and building design techniques to reduce vulnerability to crime. Bower has a verifiable track record as an expert in providing security industry best practices. We represent your company and not a specific builder or product, so you can trust that our solutions are the top choice per industry best practices and are in your best interest. We take the time to understand your business and develop cost-effective solutions unique to your security needs.
Failure to sufficiently plan and respond to potential security threats can cost a business owner dearly in increased insurance premiums, liability, business recovery and reconstruction costs, and even injury or loss of life. In today’s litigious world more and more businesses are being sued for negligent or inadequate security. Working with a security consultant to recognize security vulnerabilities and develop policies, procedures, and protocols to address security issues is an effective way to reduce liability and improve the overall security and safety of your business.
David Sawler, CPP
Director of Operations