AMCA Member: Bonnie Lucas
Company: Law Enforcement Specialists, Inc.
The company, Law Enforcement Specialists, was founded by Bonnie Lucas in 1994 as young entrepreneur, and over the past 40 years, this is her 3rd official business. She is a native of Arizona was inspired by her parents at a very young age. “We owned a TV and radio repair shop on Camelback Rd for 25 years. We lived in the back end of it and when customers came in, they would look into our kitchen. Later we expanded and moved into the duplex behind where my father made it into one house. My bedroom was actually a kitchen”. Bonnie’s parents were from the depression era, from them she learned value, respect and stewardship at a very young age. Her parents helped people in need, had many friends and they always treated their employees with kindness and respect while helping them meet their needs. She lost her mom in 2011 at the age of 88 and her father is still living, a WWII Navy Veteran born 2/21/22. They just celebrated his 98th birthday. Bonnie was a successful athlete in high school and college where she excelled in many sports, her favorite being volleyball.
The passion to keep people safe comes stems deep from within Bonnie. Growing up her mother and grandmother shared stories of her grandfather’s murder. In the 1940’s they owned a small grocery store and tavern on 5th Ave NW in Seattle Washington. It had been robbed several times and her grandfather Fred Long, was tired of being a victim. He had gone and purchased a gun against the wishes of her grandmother. Well, one afternoon 2 men entered the store, one went to the restroom and the other pulled a gun on Fred. Fred pulled his gun and the shootout began. Fred was able to shoot the robber in his shoulder, but lost the fight when he took a bullet to his stomach. He died on the sidewalk outside his store. The 2 men we caught, tried and convicted.
LES is known for keeping crews safe at construction sites, people safe at their jobs, in their communities and their buildings and belongings free from theft and vandalism. Over 25 years, her company has grown to almost 10,000 police officers over 42 states nationally. Our national command center is located in Peoria off Olive Ave and Hwy 101. Our combined team experience exceeds 175 years. Each of who are dedicated to customer service and seeing that the needs of our customers and the safety of our communities are met with best in practice service, dedication and relationship. We passionately serve our customers and our police officers.
Bonnie promotes and inspires other woman, minority and veteran owned businesses by serving as Vice Chair for WBEC West forging relationships and connections and utilizes these types of businesses whenever possible. She also has a passion for police and someday will start a pilot program placing police officers in elementary schools located in at-risk neighborhoods or districts. By doing this, she hopes to once again, raise the awareness within young children that they learn to respect the police and their authority. That police are good people who they can trust and rely upon to keep them safe.
God Bless Our Veterans and God Bless America
Our Missions Statement: Law Enforcement Specialists helps create communities where people feel safe and supported, where they feel free to be social and go about their daily business or work without worry. We secure environments where those who matter most, like our children at school or loved ones at work, are kept safe, giving peace of mind to parents and family members. LES supports our men and women in blue and their families by helping them earn extra income doing what they love to do, so they can reach their dreams, goals and desires. We work hard to be best in practice, excellence in service and seriously committed to the core.
We are Forever True Blue!