Lewis & Clark Traffic Control and Security


Professional Safety & Protection Services of People & Places

State of WA Private Security Company
License# 22006432
Prime Federal Contractor
SAM Cage Code 9B4W0
Licensed & Insured in the State of WA


Lewis & Clark is a 100% veteran and minority-owned company with over 25 years of law enforcement, private security, and traffic control (UPO) experience. (We are veteran, minority, and DBE certified).

We provide professional traffic officers (UPOs) to clients who work in or near intersections, where more control is needed or required by demand, ordinance, or law, as compared to a flagger. We are primarily in Pierce and King Counties of Washington State but can extend our services beyond those boundaries. Our security guard (armed or unarmed), surveillance, and drone services operate independently or provide support to on-site security staff and are an effective deterrent to criminal activity.

All of our officers are highly trained, part-time employees who are prior military, active police working part-time or are retired. We provide our traffic control officers (UPOs) services to clients, who may be private citizens, private companies, (small and large), and public entities (local, state, and federal).

Our company’s modest, yet efficient management team uses modern technology to successfully monitor contracts and personnel to meet our client’s expectations. Less overhead costs equate to savings for our clients.


Lewis & Clark Unarmed Security Guards at Flat Fire Orientation in Gold Beach Oregon, August 2023.

Lewis & Clark employees are encouraged and rewarded for continually enhancing their professional capabilities by providing in-house and referral training monthly in:

  • First Aid/CPP
  • OSHA Work Zone Traffic Safety
  • Security Guard Training
  • Taser
  • Pepper Ball Gun
  • OC Spray
  • Defense Tactics
  • Baton and Handcuffing

All training is nationally certified. Employees of other companies or those new to this industry are also welcome to participate in our monthly training sessions, held every 2nd Saturday. Contact our office to sign up and for additional details.

Lewis and Clark was founded by Gary Moore and incorporated in the state of Washington in March of 2021. Gary serves as sole owner and chairman of the company.

Gary is a retired police officer and U.S. Army Veteran. He has an Associate Degree in Applied Business from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Western Governors University. 

Gary also has 20+ years experience in program management and as a board member of non-profit and for-profit 8(a) Alaska Native Businesses and 30+ years experience in managing his apartment rentals business.



Joseph Solberg, a dynamic leader with a passion for safety and growth, spearheads Lewis & Clark Traffic Control & Security as its CEO. With a background in law enforcement and a commitment to excellence, Joseph has been instrumental in driving the company’s success.

Joseph’s journey began as a police officer, where he served the community for 5 years. His firsthand experience in maintaining public safety, enforcing regulations, and understanding security protocols uniquely positions him to lead Lewis & Clark. Joseph’s youthful enthusiasm and dedication to continuous improvement infuse the company with energy. Joseph has attended various training events throughout his career, most notably two different leadership trainings. This and other research have allowed him to understand to efficiently lead a team to success.


Thomas Garrard is the company Trainer for Lewis & Clark Traffic Control and Security. Thomas has been licensed by the Washington State Department of Licensing since 2015 and is authorized to teach the Washington State Unarmed Guard class. Thomas has extensive training and National Certifications as a Train the Trainer in Less Lethal Tactics and Use of Force. Thomas is also certified in CPR/AED, Blood-borne Pathogens and Work Safety by the American Safety & Health Institute. 

Thomas retired from the US Army as a Military Police Officer in 2013 and immediately began working for the Federal Protective Services under the Department of Homeland Security until 2019. Thomas has been working as a (UPO) Traffic Control Officer for the last 5 years. 

Thomas has an Associates Degree in Fire Science from Central Texas College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix. Thomas’s dedication to the company and customers is to ensure that the officers from Lewis & Clark Traffic Control and Security are of the highest quality and of the utmost professional officers.  



Being reliable, honest, ethical, and confident.


Treating others as we would like to be treated.


Doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.


Making a positive difference in other’s lives.


Always striving to improve the quality of what we have to offer.