401 W. Baseline Rd., Suite 109
Tempe, Arizona 85283
Agency License #1537532
PI License #1673099



Gabe Shepherd, Owner
Former detective and S.W.A.T. Team member with an associates degree in Criminal Justice. He was certified as the Firearms and Defensive Tactics Instructor for his department and he is experienced in all areas of criminal behavior. Gabe was trained in Executive Protection and has also logged thousands of hours as a surveillance investigator for domestic/spousal cheating and for insurance fraud.

Gabe also served in the United States Marine Corps where he received Marine of the Month selection, meritorious promotions, and numerous awards.

Barry Shepherd, Consultant


Barry Shepherd - Consultant with John Walsh

Retired Police Officer from the largest law enforcement agency in the Southeast, the Atlanta Police Department and Certified Bodyguard Protection Instructor. For the last 13 years of his career with APD, Barry was on the specialized Field Investigation Team (FIT) which focused on high risk street crimes such as auto theft robberies, homicides, narcotics and any other type of violent crimes that affected the public. Barry’s security background includes working hand-and-hand with the Secret Service during the1996 Olympics held in Georgia. Barry was one of the few officers awarded a commendation from the Secret Service for assisting in the safety of all athletes in the Olympic Village.

Barry attended the prominent DEA Narcotics Investigator School, becoming an expert witness in court testimony. He was deeply involved in Executive Protection after the 911 tragedy on the Twin Towers. Barry has thousands of hours of law enforcement training. In Barry’s law enforcement career, he received two Medals of Valor for bravery beyond the call of duty and eight Officer of the Month.

Barry holds a Bachelors of Science degree from LaGrange College in Sociology and also received an honorable discharge with two Meritorious promotions in the United States Marine Corp.

At only 43 years of age, Barry has dedicated the majority of his life to being a public servant and taking pride in what he does.

Susan Wedin, Director of Operations
With over 30 years business experience, Susan brings to Shepherd Security Services a wealth of knowledge and insight into Business Development, Human Resources, Accounting and taxes. She has managed many types of properties including commercial contractors, commercial landscaping and property management.

With this extensive background in Business, Susan is the link that brings our company set together. Her problem solving and management skills, along with her Customer Service background make her essential to our Companies success.



Both Gabe and Susan are hands-on. Our goal is to operate a business with a team effort that will continue to the next generation. With their diverse backgrounds, they are able to deliver a product that goes beyond security “concepts.”