COP Security Services Company History

The unique structure of our company provides several advantages over our competitors. COP Security was formed in 1993 due to the fact that no other security company in Las Vegas dealt exclusively with trade shows and conventions. Our experience with other security companies was that their full time contracts took precedence and special events were given the left over officers and management time.

Our company provides security officers with trade show and convention experience and security management dedicated to your show. We are still the only company in Las Vegas that deals exclusively in trade shows and conventions.

Occasionally during an event there is a need for security to have a background in law enforcement. As a retired Police Department Assistant Chief of Police, Bob Gatewood, President, maintains his association with law enforcement and is an active member of the Nevada Department of Homeland Security.

All COP Security officers are employees of COP Security, Inc., each is a security professional with experience in convention and tradeshow security. All of our security officers have full background checks completed by the Nevada Sheriff’s Department, which also includes a FBI fingerprint check.


Executive Management

Bob Gatewood, President

Scott Gatewood, Vice President

Gary Green, General Manager