Action K-9 Security Inc2916 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60612
Action K-9 Security Inc., as it is known today, was formed from Clancy’s K-9 Security. Clancy’s K-9 was originally founded by Patrick Clancy in the early 1960’s in Chicago, IL. Patrick was the pioneer of the k-9 security industry, matching highly trained security k-9s with reliable, professional security officers. By taking the model of the police k-9 officer and applying it to the private security field, Patrick created a very efficient and effective tool for the private security trade. Patrick Clancy’s revolutionary idea of introducing k-9s as a security instrument proved to be successful. Clancy’s K-9 Security was contracted by the International Amphitheater in Chicago to provide crowd control and protect the artists that performed to sold-out audiences. Some of the artists included icons such as Frank Sinatra, Pink Floyd, The Who, and many, many more. Clancy’s K-9 was also involved in the 1968 Democratic National Convention at the International Amphitheater where protesters and law enforcement clashed just blocks away. Success did not stop there. Clancy’s K-9 Security was also contracted for security for the construction of the Stevenson Expressway. The Stevenson, also known as I-55, stretched from Cermack to 1st Ave. For this project, the use of k-9 was essential to the officers securing the materials and equipment of the various contractors because it allowed the officers to cover nearly ten times the amount of area a typical security officer could cover.