Homeland Security Consulting
& Investigations, Inc.

Chicagoland Consulting and Detective Agency
Licensed by The State of Illinois

Jeffrey H. James is the Founder and Chairman of Homeland Security Consulting and Investigations, Inc. (formerly known as Five Star Detective Agency). He has also been the CEO of successful security industry businesses for decades. For nearly 40 years he has strived for and achieved the consistent rating of five stars by being a true expert in his field.

Jeff holds the highest designation available in the country (Certified in Homeland Security Level V) available from The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security.

Appointed by the board’s executive committee to Fellow status, his expertise stands alone among thousands of others in the industry

  • A State of Illinois Licensed Private Detective  115-001564
  • A State of Illinois Licensed Private Security Contractor 119-000989
  • Holds the CBRNE certification (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Explosives)
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Associated Detectives and Security Agencies of Illinois
  • American Board Cert Jeff James
  • Letter of Recommendation for Jeffrey James

Jeff’s long list of credentials speak for themselves along with some of the finest companies for which he has provided assistance, some of them include:


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In addition to those above, services have been requested by and provided to many property management companies, over 20 international airlines, as well as local, county, and state governmental agencies.

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“I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within” – General of The Army, Douglas MacArthur


Proud member of the following associations:

The Chicago Crime Commission

National Association of Chiefs of Police

National Council of Investigative & Security Services

DuPage County Chiefs of Police

DuPage County Bar Association

Illinois Security Chiefs Association

Illinois Police Association

The American College of Forensic Examiners International

Jeff James Biography