Homeland Security Consulting
& Investigations, Inc.

Chicagoland Consulting and Detective Agency
Licensed by The State of Illinois


  The risks and liability of online do-it-yourself pre-employment and other background checks versus hiring a professional are usually TWENTY TIMES higher, and this is especially true with criminal background screening. Why allow yourself to choose the cheaper route when you know the results will be less quality than your business deserves? When it comes … Continued

Nothing Is More Expensive Than a Cheap Private Investigator

There are several reasons why law firms, businesses and individuals aim to hire the cheapest private investigator possible. It makes perfect sense. Why would you pay $1,000 for a background check when you can do one online for $50 for what appears to be the same thing? Or why would you pay one firm $225 … Continued

The High Cost of Knee Jerk Reactions

We all have witnessed or seen the knee-jerk reactions from a large segment of high profile decision makers immediately following a national crisis. On a much smaller scale these impulsive reactions are often made by corporate executives and/or organizational administrators and in some instances inexperienced and/or inadequately trained security professionals.Knee-jerk reactions often stem from a … Continued

Workplace Violence: The After-Effects

  The moments immediately following a violent incident are crucial to the human brain’s ability to process a tragedy and heal regardless of threat. Clearly understanding what is expected of you as a leader and your team in those moments can mean everything. FIRST RESPONDERS Armed and appropriately uniformed officers and first responders will have … Continued

Holiday Weekend Violence in Chicagoland

The holiday weekend violence in Chicago was all over the news; however, it is not just Chicago. Many area villages, towns and cities have huge gang and crime problems as well, but it seldom makes the news. Professional police departments such as Aurora and Elgin as well as many suburbs to the southeast and southwest … Continued

2 boys, 13 and 16, killed, another boy, 14, wounded

2 boys, 13 and 16, killed and another boy, 14, wounded over 3 hours in Chicago The family of slain Leonardo Betancourt, 13, says he was a, “smart kid.” Peter Nickeas and Megan CrepeauContact ReportersChicago Tribune Two boys, 13 and 16, were killed and another 14-year-old boy was wounded in shootings over three hours Monday … Continued

2 shot outside Pilsen carry-out

2 shot outside Pilsen carry-out: ‘Time to get bulletproof glass’ The body of a shooting vicitim is covered by a sheet early Wednesday, May 4, 2016, as Chicago police investigate after two people were shot Tuesday night, one fatally, outside Express Grill at 18th and Halsted streets in the Pilsen neighborhood. (Megan Crepeau / Chicago Tribune) Megan … Continued

Woman Wounded in Home Invasion

Woman wounded in home invasion, is among 9 shot including 1 dead over 10 hours A man has died and at least eight other people were shot over 10 hours in Chicago from Thursday afternoon into early Friday, police said. A 46-year-old man died after he was shot in the shoulder while he was driving … Continued

Realtor Pistol whipped, Robbed at Gunpoint

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee realtor thought he was showing a rental property, but it turned out it was a setup. The realtor was robbed at gunpoint and pistol whipped while on the job. “I`m still having a problem coping with it,” James Olsen said. Olsen, a realtor, thought he would be meeting a woman at … Continued

Off-Duty Officer Fires Gun

  An off-duty Chicago police officer fired his weapon as he struggled with two men he suspected of robbing a woman a block from Wrigley Field on Tuesday night, about 20 minutes after a game ended, police said. No one was injured and the two suspects were taken into custody, according to Anthony Guglielmi, chief spokesman … Continued