RICHARD A. WOOTEN
Born in the city of Chicago. He is the founder and CEO of Statewide Security and Safety Group LLC. and Gathering Point Community Council, a nonprofit organization focusing on building safe communities and healthy families, stimulating economic development, and helping at-risk youth avoid the temptations of the streets. After serving 23 years in Law Enforcement he retired a distinguished Chicago police officer who was a beat liaison officer under the Community Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) program, and a member of tactical units.
Wooten joined the CPD following a successful
decorated career in the U.S. Army, which he credits for cultivating his leadership skills and stoking his desire to be a fighter for the community. He achieved the rank of sergeant during his 6 1⁄2 year stint, serving abroad in Germany and in Iraq during the Desert Storm War. Because of his Military and Law Enforcement experience Wooten is a successful entrepreneur in the Security and Safety Industry, Wooten leads A-Plus Security and Safety Training as (Division of Statewide Security and Safety Group, LLC.) the Senior Instructor.
OUR MISSION is to provide quality security and safety training through responsible people and technology; to empower our students to succeed within a challenging environment; to enhance the quality of life by investing in and supporting community services, organizations, and activities.