John Carden 1931-1997


The Officers Group

Armed Security officers in Los Angeles

 The Officers Group was founded in 1979 by John Carden, a Sergeant of the Beverly Hills Police Department. Personal Safety was always a concern for John. As a peace officer patrolling the neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, he realized the need for a qualified security company in Los Angeles providing executive protection and security guard services. Upon his retirement he began building The Officers Group with a small number of select police officer offering highly trained armed security officers in Los Angeles.

It began as a small business selling tear gas, standing guard at construction sites and lavish condominiums on Wilshire Blvd.

Soon The Officers Group was known throughout the entertainment industry. Providing security for the studio's television and movie productions, as well as their stars.

Through the years the business evolved into a nationwide security firm in Los Angeles with associates throughout the United States.

His passion and charm were the key to his success in the security business and in his life. His spirit remains a driving force behind the continued success of the company.


"The Officers Group is always flexible with our changing work environment and is always there to support us in any way they can."

"Thank you for your professionalism and courtesy. Job was a success."

"The officers you provided us were professional and extremely pleasant. The total experience of working with your firm was excellent and definitely recommendable."

"I can sum it up in words: They care. They are very responsive and handled our entire situation professionally and courteously."

"Thanks so much for all of your help every year to make us feel safe and secure."

20th Century Fox Studio
Paramount Studio
Warner Brothers Studio
Sony Studio
Disney Studios
Icon Production
AT & T
AAA Automobile Club
Four Seasons Hotel
St. James Club
L'Ermitage Hote
U.S. Department of State
South African Consulate
Chinese Consulate
French Consulate
Turkish Consulate
Japan Consulate
Van Cleefs and Arpels
Cartier Inc
Harry Winston
Cardinal Health
Regent Beverly Hills
Beverly Hilton
Beverly Hills Hotel
Hilton Corp
Christian Dior
Conde Nast Publications
1996 Atlanta Olympics
Golden Globes Awards
Carousel Ball of Hope
Video Games Award
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
St. John's Hospital
National Jewish Center