Protecting People, Property, and Assets

Protecting People, Property, and Assets

A Security Company Headquartered in Chicago, IL

At Top Tier Safety Inc, we are committed to protecting your assets and the people that matter to you most. Our company has your security needs covered—from business owners and executives to private and VIP clients. We also offer private investigation services.

Security and Investigation Services

Top tier safety provides experienced security consultants and private detectives that are skilled in legal investigations, corporate intelligence, domestic cases, and insurance matter. We also offer surveillance and electronic countermeasures for corporate, legal, and private clients.

Our Founder

Detective James Gonzales, a law enforcement veteran of the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Hospital Police Department, established Top Tier Safety Inc in 2014. He has over 30 years’ experience as a law enforcement officer.

Educational Background

James holds a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University of Chicago. He has attended the Master of Public Administration program at the Illinois Institute of Technology.


He is a US Army/Army Reserve veteran and a member of ASIS International, known before as the American Society for Industrial Security. Today, it is the nation's premier organization for members of the security management profession.

Experience in the Security Field

James has always been involved in private investigations and security, unlike most former law enforcement officers who transition from police work to a second carrier in the security industry.

He served first as an investigative intern at John M. Price & Associates. He then held part-time security agent jobs with some of Chicago's most prestigious hotels and other hospitality establishments.

Later, he held private investigator positions with licensed firms, all parallel to his police service. In total, he has more than 30 years of background in the industry.

License Numbers

State of Illinois license number(s):
  • Licensed Security Contractor 119.001518
  • Security Contractor Agency 122.001386 
  • Licensed Private Detective 115.002375 
  • Private Detective Agency 117.001672
State of Michigan license number(s):
  • Professional Investigative Agency 3701207242
State of Indiana license number(s):
  • Private Investigations Business P121500014

Reach Out to Us

Call us at (312) 878-7733 for a quote!