Founders of a Security Company


Every successful company has a story, and behind every story, there are exceptional individuals who bring their vision to life. At Northwest Enforcement, the driving force behind our rise lies in the remarkable foundation laid by our founders, Karen and Chad Withrow.

Let’s dive into the journey of entrepreneurial spirit and the core values that have shaped Northwest Enforcement.

Building the Foundation

Chad’s firsthand encounters working in the security industry taught him the detrimental effects of subpar business practices. These disheartening experiences ignited a deep conviction within him. He knew there had to be a better way. Together with Karen, they shared a vision of revolutionizing the field and setting a new standard of excellence. At the heart of their mission was a steadfast commitment to integrity and transparency. They fostered a relationship-based approach and offered innovative solutions infused with genuine compassion. Inspired by a desire to be valuable, founders Karen and Chad set out to redefine the security industry’s landscape.

Karen brought an extensive background of sixteen years in communications and public relations to the table. Her invaluable expertise played a pivotal role in shaping Northwest Enforcement. Meanwhile, Chad’s experience in the Marine Corps endowed him with a profound understanding of the significance of collaboration and cooperation. This understanding fueled his dedication to imparting knowledge and guidance to individuals in security positions.

Combining their skill sets and drawing on their experiences, Karen and Chad embarked on a mission to establish a security company that would provide unparalleled service to their clients. In the early 2000s, their vision materialized into the tangible reality of Northwest Enforcement. To this day, it stands as a testament to their unwavering commitment to excellence.

Core Values Shaped Their Vision

At the core of their vision was the commitment to build a security company that prioritized relationships. Their goal was to build an organization that would provide a comprehensive range of security services focused on transparency and integrity.

The core purpose “be valuable because nothing less will do” has shaped each individual relationship with clients. Our client interview process ensures each of their unique needs are met.

Karen and Chad understood that to succeed in an industry saturated with competition, they needed to distinguish their services by providing unparalleled quality. This meant finding innovative security solutions and when none met their standard of excellence, creating them.

Today, Northwest Enforcement proudly uses our proprietary real-time reporting system, SRT (Security Reporting Tool.) Our powerful tool optimizes security strategies and ensures accurate information management. By offering technology that works for you, Karen and Chad maintain their commitment to their clients.

A Team That Truly Is a Family

They also knew our officers would make all the difference for our clients and our whole community. Through our company culture, they ensure every member of our team possesses expertise and dedication to the company’s core values. They regularly invest in our team members in both big and small ways. They continually find new and innovative ways to show our team they care.

Karen and Chad have truly made Northwest Enforcement a part of their family and created a team community. We learn together, grow together, celebrate together and we eat cake.

Meet The Team from Northwest Enforcement

Visionaries with a Heart to Improve

Beyond their commitment to providing top-notch security services, Karen and Chad have always strived to make a positive impact on the communities they serve. They actively engage in philanthropic endeavors, supporting local initiatives, and collaborating with charitable organizations. Their dedication to giving back has made a difference in countless lives and fostered a sense of trust and goodwill among Northwest Enforcement’s team members and clients.

The success story of Northwest Enforcement is incomplete without acknowledging the immense contributions of our founders, Karen and Chad Withrow. Their unwavering dedication and commitment to our team members and clients have shaped Northwest Enforcement into a leading security firm. Through their tireless efforts, our founders have established a thriving family company and inspired a team of professionals to push boundaries and redefine excellence in the security industry.