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 composed 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

Edward R. Bonifas Geneva

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

Erica Kimble Chicago

Tony Majka Western Springs

* David Pack Darien

Scott E. Penny Fairmont City

James C. Taff Libertyville

Cortney Anderson Wascher Arlington Heights

* Chairperson

Last Updated: August 3, 2015

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