James Bowen

Jim Bowen


Mr. Bowen has a long and distinguished career in private security. He first began his work in the field in 1986. He has hundreds of hours standing post in both physical asset protection and executive protection. In 1988 he became a partner in a private patrol company (PPO). His experiences as both a security officer and PPO underscored the need for substantial, comprehensive and practical training for all security officers. In 2004 he made the switch and began teaching security officers full-time.

Mr. Bowen is also one of the most respected NRA Firearms Counselors in the United States with thousands of firearms instructors and students trained under his practiced eye. He is also a certified concealed firearms permit instructor for three states: California, Utah and Florida.

Mr. Bowen owns and operates multiple physical security officer training facilities in the Los Angeles area and the premier online California security officer system. It is rare for him to enter a secured facility and not recognize one of his students on patrol.



Academic A.A., Criminal Justice
Certified Firearms Training Counselor:
  • Pistol
  • Shotgun
  • Rifle
  • Muzzle Loading Pistol
  • Muzzle Loading Rifle
  • Muzzle Loading Shotgun
  • Personal Protection In The Home
  • Personal Protection Outside The Home
  • Chief Range Safety Officer
  • Refuse to be a Victim
  • Metallic Cartridges Reloading
  • Shot Shell Reloading
National Rifle Association


Training Instructor - Firearm
TIF 1646

Training Instructor - Baton
TIB 1662

Certified Security Professional with firearm, baton and pepper spray.
G 1512576, 284898, 52347

California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.

CCW Instructor, California CCW
  Instructor, Utah CCW
  Instructor, Florida CCW


Firearms Competition

  • Competed in Rifle Metallic Silhouette Shooting Sports
  • Invited as a Guest Of the Government in Mexico
  • Shot both State and National Matches
  • Slow Fire Pistol Matches (State)