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City Wide Protection Services

Hi! My name is Tom Tamar, and I’m the President & CEO of City Wide Protection Services, Inc. We are a fully licensed security company in the State of California, offering a full range of Security Services/ Courtesy Patrol, Camera & Alarm Monitoring, Consultation, and Security Training. Our firm was founded in August of 2012 with a singular focus on professionalism and accountability beyond what is often found in the security industry.

A little about me. I arrived in the US as a teenage refugee from Iran. Having worked several odd jobs, I took up work as a Security Guard at the age of 18, overseeing an empty parking lot. What began as just another job to cover bills evolved into a career in the private security field spanning over 2 decades. As the years progressed, I found work at multiple security firms ranging from small local companies to nationwide corporations, giving me the opportunity to experience the industry at every level: guard, mobile patrol, field training supervisor, dispatcher, scheduler, accounts receivable, and eventually to sales and business development. This culminated in the founding of my own Company, City Wide. I assembled a team of the best and brightest I had worked with over the years, determined to be better than the competition in every way with an insider’s perspective. The recipe seems to have worked; today, it gives me great pride to state that we are one of the largest privately-owned security firms in San Diego County, with plans in place to expand to other Counties and States. At City Wide, I oversee all departments while focusing on business development and growth at a bird’s eye level. On a personal note, I try to give back to the community that made it possible for me to achieve the American Dream. I am actively involved in various associations, committees and boards that promote legislation for small businesses and support many non-profits and their causes, including job placement for homeless veterans and disenfranchised youth. My hobbies include cooking, with a particular interest in Persian-American fusion cuisine, and I love spending time with my family and friends.

Lukas, our other co-founder, took on the role of Vice President since inception. He emigrated from Poland and completed his high school in San Diego. He brings with him years of experience in the industry, having successfully owned and operated his own private security firm for several years shortly after completing his high school education. His background in law enforcement has proven invaluable in creating the policies and procedures that have helped us train the best Security Officers in the County while delineating their roles as prescribed by the regulatory body of our industry, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS). Lukas is also a certified trainer for lethal and non-lethal weapons, de-escalation of force tactics, and self-defense. His duties at City Wide primarily include overseeing all day-to-day and long-term operational activities, as well as acquisition and maintenance of our ever-growing and diverse mobile patrol fleet. In his spare time, Lukas enjoys challenging hikes at San Diego’s local trails, and as a firearms instructor, it is only natural that his hobbies also include spending time at the gun range with his large collection of firearms.

Finally, welcome to Sam, our third partner, who serves dual roles as Corporate Secretary and the Director of Human Resources. He is responsible for keeping tabs on the ever-changing compliance landscape with the many regulatory bodies we answer to, and oversees all HR functions on a daily basis, including payroll processing and risk management. Like the other 2 partners, he also emigrated to the US with his family from abroad, moving from Pakistan and settling in San Diego. Sam’s introduction to private security was while working as a Security Guard as he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at UCSD, after which he worked in biotech for almost a decade as a Systems Scientist before switching gears and joining us full-time in 2016. Under his direction, City Wide’s employee-centric policies led to one of the highest staff retention rates in the industry. A long-time PC gamer, Sam is computer savvy enough to support our IT Department with software-related tasks throughout the office. He also has a passion for classic cars, and enjoys ripping up the asphalt in his restored ’72 Pontiac Firebird 455.

It is because of the determination and accountability of our staff, and the trust placed in us by our clients, that City Wide has come to be a leader in the local private security landscape. With every passing year, we learn, improvise and adapt with each new challenge; resting on our accolades and getting comfortable with the status quo is simply not part of our DNA. If we do not currently serve you, please reach out to us to see what we have to offer. And if you are already a part of the City Wide family, be it on the client side or as an employee, tell us how we’re doing, and what we can do better.
City Wide Protection Services, Inc. Serving with Integrity.


Tom Tamar
President & CEO

Our mission is to provide clients with peace of mind while serving with integrity.


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Our Academy

Here at City Wide Protection Services, the quality of our staff sets us apart from the competition. We do not depend on other institutions to train our personnel; we have our own fully licensed academy lead by our own certified instructors, enabling us to regulate and monitor the quality of the training programs for the personnel who represent us in the field. The services of our academy are available to all who qualify, even if they are not a part of the City Wide Protection Services family.

Our Dispatch Center

The Dispatch Center serves as the nerve center of the company, allowing us to maintain a constant overview of all activities in our jurisdiction. Dispatch never sleeps. That's why our Central Office is connected to the field 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing us to respond to any emergency efficiently and effectively.

Serving with Integrity

Call us at: 888-205-4242
E-mail us at: info@cwps-ca.us
City Wide Group of Companies

We are proud to be a part of the City Wide Group Of Companies

City Wide Group Of Companies, Inc. is a holding company that owns multiple businesses, as well as a property investment company located in San Diego, California. Founded by Hojjat Tom Tamar, Lukas Zareba, and Sam Malik, the City Wide leadership team is committed to providing San Diego with world-class service in cleaning, security services, and other property investment endeavors. Another subsidiary of CWGOC, besides City Wide Protection Services (CWPS), is City Wide Cleaning Services (CWCS).

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