John Richards is the new manager for the Crescent City branch of Advanced Security Systems, according to a press release received Monday from the company.

“Richards is rejoining Advanced Security Systems after serving for eight years in the U.S. Coast Guard in Astoria and Brookings, Oregon,” the release said. “Previously, he worked for Advanced Security Systems for seven years as an alarm technician in the company’s Eureka… headquarters.”

Richards will replace former manager Dan Toews.

“I’m excited to take on a leadership role with Advanced Security Systems. To see how the company has grown while I was enlisted in the Coast Guard has been inspiring. I look forward to helping us grow further and providing our customers with the best home and business security solutions on the market,” said Richards.

He said the company has been in business about 50 years, having started in Eureka.