Richard B. Luehring

Principal of Southwest Group

Richard Luehring


Richard B. Luehring, CIPM II, LPI

Richard B. Luehring, the Principal and founder of Southwest Group, has over thirty years of experience in the security and loss prevention industry. He possesses a diversified corporate background in retail, healthcare and hospitality. Mr. Luehring has made professional presentations on loss prevention, security and investigations to organizations such as National Association of College Bookstores, National Sporting Goods Association and the Southwest Security Conference.

Richard is a Certified Institutional Protection Manager with the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection. He is also Homeland Security Instructor for the Frontline Responder Training Course – Terrorism Awareness: Protecting Soft Targets. He is an instructor for Emergency Responder Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Technician – Hospital Provider Course. In addition, Richard is certified through John E. Reid for Criminal Interrogation and Behavioral Analysis Interviews and Wicklander – Zulawski & Associates for Basic and Advanced Interview and Interrogation Techniques. Mr. Luehring is a graduate of the University of Illinois Police Training Institute for Investigations.

Mr. Luehring is active with several professional and community organizations. He is a member of ASIS International and the Phoenix Chapter of ASIS. Additionally he is a member of the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection, International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety, Arizona Association of Licensed Private Investigators and Arizona Infragard.  Richard is an active member of Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) and the  Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. Richard is a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the American Legion, American Legion Riders and Patriot Guard Riders.