American Public Defense
American Public Defense

American Public Defense

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Introduction: APD (American Public Defense) is a VETERAN OWNED security agency that has served clients across Illinois for over a decade. APD was named the best security company in Illinois by thumbtack in 2015 & 2016 and is now named the TOP PRO on Thumbtack for 2017 & 2018. This is because APD is not a security agency out to take your money. Everyone that is employed by APD has a sincere desire to provide the best security service they can to each individual client, both private and public. APD officers will use 150% effort to secure and protect the clients. APD is licensed by the state of Illinois and The city of Chicago. APD also has over $3,000,000 in liability, vehicular and workers compensation insurance to add additional protection to ensure that we cover any and all liability relating to security. This is why we are hired more than any other pro and have more reviews than any other security pro as well. The fact that APD truly cares about it's clients is of great value. APD's mission is to provide the best service for the cheapest price. We dont believe that your protection should cost you an arm and a leg. We believe that your protection should cost a REASONABLE amount. We cut a tremendous amount of our markup (profits) down in order to make your cost for security lower. However, we still make sure our officers are well paid and all insurances are also up to date and paid. Therefore, you have both the physical security protection and the liability protection as well for your business or private event, and the quality of officers are NEVER compromised. APD will truly make a difference for you.

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250 employees

15 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, punctuality, and work quality.

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James P.

Event Security Services

APD was fantastic! Had them for an event this weekend with a crowd of ~350 people and they were nothing but true professionals. They made a large event easier with their service. Highly recommend!
Apr 16, 2018
Cindy T.

Security and Body Guard Services

I definitely recommend APD for any of your security needs. Mr. Brown and his staff were extremely professional and responsive. They adjusted to our unique work environment and provided us with good advice on how to handle our situation. I will be reaching out to them in the future!
Feb 27, 2018
Aziz A.

Event Security & Bouncer Services

Came before time, Followed instructions to the T, Professional on the phone, Professional service on the job, Friendly good officers came, Had Reasonable price. Thanks. Great work :-)
Dec 4, 2017
Ie t.

Event Security Services

Excellent service. Guard was on time 10 minutes before the scheduled started time. Very professionally dressed and helped me set up the food station because I was short handed. The price was also very valuable. I would hire them again for future events.
Oct 30, 2017
Mike S.

Security and Body Guard Services

We hired the APD guys for 24 hour job site security and they're doing an excellent job. We've had security in the past and they always fell asleep at work or just sucked at securing our facility. These adp guys are punctual and always serious on the job, which we love to see. We look forward to keeping them around and engaging in a long healthy working relationship with them. Definitely recommended for any job sites.
Sep 15, 2017
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Lewis Brown


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Usually our prices start as low as $15 per hour and increase depending on the type of service needed.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    First, we would start off with a phonecall of what your needs are. During this time we will ask you MANY questions, this is so that we know what to tell our insurance agency which can sometimes make our original quote cheaper. So always expect us to ask many questions so that we can get the best quote in for you. After the phonecall there will be an in person consultation.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Military and Law Enforcement training are what complies with APD ownership and management requirements.

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