About Us


Ingram Security & Detective Services, LLC is one of Chicago's newest and premier security companies. Dedicated to servicing the needs of our communities, we hope to bring a new and sophisticated level of security to our clientele. There is no job too big or too small for us. We specialize in senior residential buildings, industrial, commercial and retail establishments. However, we do not limit our services strictly to these areas; contact us for a consultation and to receive a customized quote to meet your specific needs.

If you are need of a private investigator, employee screening, or even technical training for your private security staff Ingram Security & Detective Services, LLC is here to meet all of your specific needs.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide both security and detective services tailored to our client's needs. We believe in not only protecting, but also investing in our neighborhoods and the clients that we serve. Our employees represent the image of our company, therefore we strive to employ only the best and brightest individuals who take pride in the work they do. We offer extensive training and coaching so that there is consistency in the services that we provide, no matter which of our wonderful employees are meeting your service requests.

Executive Profile

ChiefWade Ingram started his law enforcement career in 1980 with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department. He joined the Chicago Police Department in 1985 and worked in the patrol, gang crimes and public housing units. He achieved the ranks of Sergeant and Lieutenant, and watch commander at O’Hare Airport.

In 2009, he retired from the Chicago Police Department to become Chief of Police in Markham Illinois. His experience there was followed by becoming Chief of Police in Gary, Indiana from January of 2012 till July of 2014. In 2010, Chief Ingram formed Ingram Security and Detective Services, LLC. He holds both a B.A. and M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Masters in Public Administration from Roosevelt University. He is a Graduate of Northwestern University Center for Public Safety and the FBI Academy Law Enforcement Executive Development Program in Quantico, Virginia. Chief Ingram taught criminal justice at Malcolm X College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago from 2001 to 2012.