Mitigating Risks and Protecting Public Investments

The Bowman Group

In a world where the landscape of law enforcement and public organizations is evolving at an unprecedented pace, the need for innovative solutions and strategic guidance has never been greater. Stepping into this critical arena is Dr. Theron Bowman, the former Police Chief of the Arlington Police Department, who launched “The Bowman Group,” a consulting firm poised to provide invaluable expertise to police and public organizations facing multifaceted challenges.

The firm’s services extend to assisting organizations in strategic planning, efficient resource allocation, talent development, and budget optimization. By leveraging their deep expertise, clients can expect to not only address existing challenges but also prepare for the dynamic demands of the future. In the pursuit of excellence and the enhancement of public services, The Bowman Group’s mission aligns perfectly with Dr. Theron Bowman’s lifelong dedication to making a difference. With his guidance and expertise, organizations have a valuable resource to help them thrive in the ever-changing 21st-century landscape.

History And Accomplishments

Dr. Bowman

Dr. Theron L. Bowman is Chief of Police in the Arlington Police Department. Dr. Bowman began his law enforcement career with the Arlington Police Department in 1983, working his way up the ranks, becoming Chief in 1999. Since 1990, he has served on the faculty at three local universities, teaching Sociology, Criminology, and Criminal Justice classes. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, and a Ph.D. in Urban and Public Administration. Dr. Bowman is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, the FBI National Academy, and the FBI National Executive Institute.

Chief Bowman has been recognized by the African American Peace Officer Association of Arlington as the “Officer of the Year” and has received a Proclamation of Achievement from both the Texas State Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute presented him with the Outstanding Local Leader Award, and the Police Executive Research Forum presented him with the Gary P. Hayes Award. He was elected to chair the Texas Intelligence Council in 2005 and began his service as a CALEA Commissioner in 2006. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and a host of other organizations.



The Bowman Group specializes in providing strategic guidance to law enforcement and public organizations facing complex challenges. Their services encompass risk mitigation, protection of public investments, and maximizing stakeholder value. With a dedicated team of experts, the firm offers solutions in policy development, community engagement, and data-driven decision-making. The key strength lies in their adaptability to each client’s unique needs, including strategic planning, resource allocation, talent development, and budget optimization. 

Dr. Bowman’s transition from a respected police chief to a consultant highlights his commitment to transparent and community-focused institutions, offering organizations a beacon of hope in navigating evolving public expectations and complex challenges. Whether it’s a police department grappling with issues of community trust or a public organization seeking to enhance its service delivery, Dr. Bowman’s team tailors its solutions to meet specific objectives.

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The Bowman Group has the knowledge, experience, flexibility and capacity your organization needs. Let’s discuss how our superior client services, extraordinarily detailed work product and secure systems and processes can deliver the premium results you need.