ABOUT US

GS1Group, Inc., founded and operated by Ernie Garcia and Michael Severo,is a well-known and highly respected Security Firm. GS1Group specializes in premier security services. Clients range from multi-national corporations to private individuals.

GS1Group provides security consulting, threat assessment, and security protection to some of the most powerful entities in the world. The range of security options includes; uniformed security, executive, estate and corporate protection.

Ernie Garcia - President of GS1Group, Inc.

Ernie Garcia is a retired Police Sergeant. During his 30-year career with the Glendale Police Department, he oversaw several of the Department's most critical assignments. Ernie has extensive experience, conducting complex criminal investigations, having spent 6 years as "Detective Sergeant" in charge of the Department's "Burglary Suppression Unit". His tour involved undercover surveillance, which focused on identifying, tracking and apprehending residential and commercial burglars. His team was responsible for the arrests of hundreds of career criminals and the recovery of millions of dollars in stolen property. Ernie worked assignments in "Auto Theft Detail" and "Gang Unit" and served as a "Patrol Sergeant", responsible for overseeing and coordinating major tactical incidents such as shootings, bank robberies, barricaded suspects and hostage situations. As President and Co-Founder of GS1group, Ernie Garica has applied his many years of police experience to the successful growth of the firm. He has developed comprehensive security programs for corporations, private entities and individuals.



Michael Severo - Chief Executive Officer of GS1Group, Inc.

Michael Severo has been a police officer since 1996 and is currently assigned to the elite "Special Weapons and Tactics" team "S.W.A.T". Mike is a recognized expert and trainer in tactical operations and logistics. He is a veteran detective, having worked a variety of specialized assignments involving the apprehension of sexual predators, rapist and other violent suspects. Michael has extensive experience as an investigator, having spent many years assigned to a fast paced "Burglary Suppression Unit". He has many years of experience conducting aggressive "Street Enforcement Operations" in areas plagued with violent crimes.


Enrique Garcia - Managing Partner, GS1Group, Inc.

Enrique Garcia became a reserve police officer with a large northern California police department in 1986 while working as a Manager in the High Tech industry. He joined the department full-time  in 1992. Enrique has worked assignments in Patrol, Media Relations, Field Training, Sex Crimes and Homicide. He is currently a Detective in the Robbery Unit. In 2005, Enrique received an "Investigative Excellence Award" from the State of California, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training- Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation, for solving a high profile murder investigation. Enrique became a state certified instructor in 1997 and teaches Interview & Interrogation courses to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, and security personnel.