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Bower Distinction

For three decades Bower has provided security consulting, event management and hospitality security services to the Coachella Valley with the utmost integrity and professionalism unmatched in the industry.

Providing Security Solutions Since 1990

The team at Bower, with over 150 years of combined leadership experience, are experts in all areas of security planning and management. Bower’s influence goes far beyond the local services it provides to major events and companies in the Coachella Valley. Bower has successfully provided security, management and consulting services throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. We are a local company with an international reach.

Our Security Services

Security Management
Event Security
Security Consulting
Asset & Site Protection
Executive Protection
Hospitality Security

Why Choose Us

  • Over 100 years of combined experience
  • Board-Certified in Security Management
  • Providing Security Services to over 2 Million patrons a year.
  • Trusted by the ATP, WTA, PGA. LPGA
  • Certified Sports Security Professionals
  • Locally focused with a national presence 

We set the highest standards of service in our practice, demanding integrity in all endeavors, inspiring our team members to provide superior service. All with the one goal in mind, providing unsurpassed services to our clients who deserve nothing less.

Request a Free Security Quote

Please use the form below to request a free quote for your security needs. Our experienced Security Consultants will provide you with an honest evaluation of your current security situation and suggest the best options to meet your needs. We will have a security consultant reach out to you during business hours. Thank you for your interest.

Management Team

Bower operates as a professional, tightly connected, and proficient unit from hiring and assignment to deployment and completion. As a collaborative security team, we reinforce excellence in the employees and services we provide for our clients. We look forward to building a relationship with you and your team in order to secure your venue, your people and your quality of life during your special event.
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Richard Bower

Richard Bower

Founder | Owner

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.

David Sawler, CPP©, CSSP

David Sawler, CPP©, CSSP

Chief Security Officer

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.

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 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 (CPP) by ASIS International and a Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security. 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), National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security (NCS4) and the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

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