Silver Star

Protection Group



Illinois Responsible Vendor Training Program

Silver Star Protection Group has been approved by the state to provide training in three different formats:

  • Classroom setting at our corporate office

  • On-location (dispensary)

  • Online


Cannabis Security

Providing a full suite of security services for the expanding legal cannabis industry.

Corporate Security

 Armed and unarmed facility guard services for corporations and private businesses.

Executive Protection

Personal protection services for professional athletes, politicians, and foreign diplomats.

Event Security

Security planning, consulting, and guards for festivals, concerts, and weddings.

Security Plans

Comprehensive security and safety plans and operating procedures for private businesses.

Security Training

Active shooter, workplace violence, school security, hospital security, emergency planning & recovery....

Security Consulting

Safety, security, compliance, construction, investment, and business application consulting.

Background Checks

Providing clients with background checks for employment and licensing.



Whether you are seeking security services for your company, retail store, office building, event, transportation service or private residence, Silver Star Protection Group is the choice for the most discerning and demanding clients.  We provide thoughtful, well-planned and rigorously tested security programs to ensure the complete safety and security of those under our care.​

In the corporate and personal security industry, experience matters.  It’s important for our clients that Silver Star Protection Group is led by a highly qualified team with unmatched experience from all levels of law enforcement and the military.

Our team of professional security experts employs the latest security methodologies and technologies to provide reliable, results-driven security solutions for our business partners.



We combine specialized law enforcement, military, and business experience to provide our clients with expert security services. Our leadership team draws on years of experience with the U.S. Marshals, FBI, elite military units, and financial firms.

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    Ed Farrell

    Managing Partner

    Ed brings extensive knowledge of safety, security and regulatory compliance through 23 years in the U.S. Marshal’s Service. As a U.S. Marshal, Ed served as a Supervisory Inspector, an executive protection agent, and a member of the elite Special Operations Group.

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    Anthony Burns

    Director of Operations

    During his 28 years with the Cook County Sheriff's Department, Anthony worked as a member of the Sheriff’s Police Tactical Gang & Narcotics Unit, Chicago FBI Task Force Interstate Theft Unit, Special Operations Unit, and Tactical Flight Officer for the Chicago Police Helicopter Unit.  Anthony is also a veteran of the United States Air Force serving as a Security Police officer.

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    Dan Farrell

    Managing Partner

    Dan has extensive experience in the financial, banking, and cannabis industries. Prior to Silver Star Protection Group, Dan was a Managing Director at a Multi Strategy Hedge Fund and has worked in the mortgage and information services industries.

700 N. Sacramento Blvd., Suite 141A, Chicago, IL  60612


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