Who We Are

The Star Detective & Security Agency, Inc. is a family owned and operated firm which specializes in security and protection.

Star Detective & Security Agency, Inc. was founded in 1923 by Luegemus Bratton, a pioneer in the field of security. The son of slaves, Bratton came to Chicago with only the skill of his hands, the strength of his mind and the motivation to have his own business.

In the early 1920’s, Luegemus started to act as bodyguard and collection agent for peddlers known as “installment dealer”. Soon the dealers opened shops and Luegemus was hired for security control

Today, Star Detective & Security Agency, Inc. is run by Capt. Bratton’s grand daughter, Almeda Dunn and great grand-daughter, Dominique Wallace. The family continues the legacy of Capt. Bratton-treating people fairly, paying attention to clients, having good relations with the community and educating themselves and employees.

Star Detective and Security Agency, Inc., is a Woman Business Enterprise (WBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). We are certified by the City of Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Minority Business Development Council, Inc. and the State of Illinois CMS. We are Licensed, Bonded and Insured.

How We Do It

The Star Detective & Security Agency, Inc. goes far beyond what is required by the State of Illinois for the training of security officers, STAR does not employ anyone with less than 20 hours of security training. At least fifty percent of all new hires have successfully completed either a 240 hour or a 270 hour public security and safety officer training course.

Star Detective & Security Agency, Inc. lives up to the ideals originally determined by Capt. Leuegmus Bratton – to establish clear-cut professional programs which are geared specifically to the needs of the client, staffed by a superior work force and supervised by a proven management team.

Star operatives and officers know the role that private security plays in the community today as well as the high ethical standards to which STAR holds each employee. They know the laws of criminal search and seizure and the rules of evidence. Each STAR employee has the ability to write detailed and correct reports.

What We Do

The Star Detective & Security Agency, Inc. employees have been trained in standard routing patrol methods and know basic unarmed self-defense. They have learned fire prevention and fire control. They learn how to recognize and prevent employment pilferage and internal theft as well as retail theft by check, stolen credit card and counterfeit currency.

STAR personnel have been taught how to handle common medical emergencies including childbirth, seizure, arterial and venous hemorrhaging and diabetic coma. They know cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and other life-saving techniques. Natural disaster emergencies and terrorism responses are part of their training program as is basic crowd control and convention security.

This superior training places
Star Detective & Security Agency, Inc.
head-and-shoulder above its competition.