Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor, and

The Department began regulating private detectives and detective agencies in 1937. The Act was

completely rewritten in 1986 to include private security guards, alarm contractors, and all registered

employees. Locksmiths were added to the Act in 1995 and fingerprint vendors were added in 2007. The

Act covers all aspects of the private investigation and private security industry, including the use of

firearms. The Board is made up of thirteen members appointed by the Secretary, consisting of two

licensed private detectives, three licensed private security contractors, two licensed private alarm

contractors, two licensed locksmiths, one registered employee representative, one fingerprint vendor,

and one public member. The Board is charged with providing expert knowledge and advice on

disciplinary matters and professional performance and conduct.

Anthony T. Calderone Forest Park

Harmon V. Cook Jr. Edwardsville

Dean J. Gluth Elk Grove Village

Anne M. Gruber Chicago

Russel Haraus, Public Member Naperville

Marikay Hegarty Chicago

Tony Majka Western Springs

* David Pack Darien

Scott E. Penny Fairmont City

Michael Simon West Dundee

James C. Taff Libertyville

Cortney Anderson Wascher Arlington Heights

* Chairperson

Last Updated: April 1, 2014

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