Mission Statement: To promote a superior level of education and professionalism for the security industry, by providing online training, licensed by the State of California; made for the industry – by the industry, to encourage security training to the maximum. Our BSIS Licenses: Proprietary, P – 00021 Instructor, I – 2732
Mr. Bayer enjoys a 38-plus year career in the Contract Security Industry. Since 1995, Mr. Bayer has been the President of Bayer Protective Services, Inc., a company that provides contract security officer and patrol services for the commercial property management industry in Northern California. On April 1, 2014, Mr. Bayer sold Bayer Protective Services, Inc. to First Security Services (FSS) and is currently the FSS Branch Manager for Sacramento and assumed the position of Branch Manager for Stockton in July of 2014.
In 1994, Mr. Bayer earned his certificate for the ASIS curriculum, Asset Protection Courses I, II, and II. In 2005, Mr. Bayer earned the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School, certificate for the development of the Chief Security Officer.
In 1986, Mr. Bayer joined the Sacramento Chapter of ASIS International. During this tenure with ASIS, he has held the offices of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. He is currently the Subject Matter Expert as a member of the Private Security Services Council of ASIS International. He is currently the President of CALSAGA and a member of the Sacramento Citizen’s Crime Alert.
G. Albert Howenstein, Jr.
Director of Training
Al began his career with the Private Security Industry in 1993 after a 34 years in public service that included 20 years as a police officer, 4+ years as the elected Sheriff of Marin County and 9 years as the Executive Director of Governor George Deukmejian’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning (OCJP). He is a graduate of the College of Marin, with an AA degree in Criminal Justice and San Francisco State University with a B.A. degree in Contemporary Management. He is also a Graduate of the 100th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy.
Al spent 8 years as a credentialed Community College Instructor for the College of Marin and is a Licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS), as a private security trainer.
As the founder and first Executive Director of the California Association of Licensed Security Officers, Guards and Associates (CALSAGA) he has worked tirelessly to improve the standards of the private security industry. Al has worked closely with the California Legislature and BSIS to strengthen the regulations that govern the private security industry. He has also served as the CALSAGA legislative advocate for nearly 10 years and was also the certified Auditor for the CALSAGA Certification Program.
He has served as President and on the Board of Directors for numerous Countywide, Statewide and National Criminal Justice Associations. Al remains active with several law enforcement associations.
Currently, in addition to his work with eduGuard, Al is a consultant to private security companies on management and organizational matters and has been recognized in several California Superior Courts in as an Expert Witness on the Private Security Industry in civil court litigation.
Director of Curriculum
Mr. Olmsted’s career in law enforcement began while in college as a campus police officer, a security guard, a police reserve, and a state investigator. Mr. Olmsted was hired by the City of San Jose as a Police Officer where he served as a field-training officer among many other positions.
Following five years with the police department, Mr. Olmsted served as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he excelled in his role training new agents. Mr. Olmsted was a counselor, teacher and graduate of the 114th session of the FBI National Academy.
Mr. Olmsted received a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) from the University of Utah in Educational Systems and Learning Resource, with honors. His emphasis was law enforcement training, and his thesis consisted of a curriculum study for the Division of Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) for the state of Utah. In the last several years of his FBI career Mr. Olmsted spent roughly one-third of his time training law enforcement personnel at all levels throughout the state of Utah, as well as conducting training seminars for bank personnel, business and industrial leaders
For the last 30 years Mr. Olmsted has been a self-employed licensed Private Investigator and Security Consultant in Sacramento.