About Us


The History of Krimson

Krimson Security & Fingerprinting, Inc. was born in Westmont, IL on January 13th, 2013. At the time, Krimson was just an IL LiveScan Fingerprint Vendor and was called Krimson Security & Investigations. Krimson has since grown into not only a LiveScan Fingerprint Vendor, but also a Security Contractor and Private Detective Agency that offers a variety of investigative services and training classes. In December of 2017, Krimson Security & Investigations changed its name to Krimson Security & Fingerprinting, Inc. and expanded its services to the Lake County area by opening a second location in Gurnee, IL. 

Ryan Kern is the proud founder and owner of what is now Krimson Security & Fingerprinting, Inc. 

Ryan’s passion for protecting and keeping the public informed on personal safety and security is demonstrated through his extensive experience as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army, Private Detective, Private Security Consultant, and instructor of Active Shoot Training, Concealed Carry, Security Officer Training (Unarmed & Armed), and NRA Firearms Training. 


Krimson Security & Fingerprinting, Inc.

Ryan P. Kern - Owner of Krimson Security & Fingerprinting Inc.

A veteran owned and operated LiveScan fingerprinting vendor. 


  • Illinois Private Detective Agency - 115.002482
  • Illinois Security Contractor - 117.001819
  • Indiana Private Investigator Firm - PI21800033
  • Fingerprint Vendor Agency -262.000115
  • Fingerprint Technician - 249.000331 
  • Permanent Employee Registration - 129.313592
  • Firearm Training FCC- 230.110747

Illinois State Police 

  •  Concealed Carry Firearm Instructor/Registered Firearm Instructor – 263.000766


  • Bachelor of Arts –Criminal Justice, Benedictine University 
  • Associate in Arts –History, College of DuPage 


U.S. Army

  • Military Police School
  • Non-Lethal Capabilities
  • Unit Armorer Course
  • Combat Livesaver Course

National Rifle Association

  • Certified Pistol Instructor

Safariland Training Group

  • Pepper Spray (OC) Instructor
  • Tactical Handcuffing Instructor
  • Expandable Baton Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor


  • Active Shooter Instructor

American Red Cross

  • CPR/First Aid certified


  • Military Police Officer 
  • U.S. Army 2007- 2013 
  • U.S. Army Afghanistan Deployment, 2012-2013
  • IL National Guard 2013-present 
  • Fingerprint Vendor 
  • Private Detective


  • VFW
  • American Legion
  • NRA

Michael Pretto


Department of Professional Regulation, State of Illinois

  • Private Security Contractor # 119.1420
  • Private Detective # 115.2482
  • Registered Firearms Instructor # 263.555
  • Firearms Training Course # 102.352

Illinois State Police, State of Illinois

  • Concealed Carry Firearms Instructor # CCT13A968

Scott Blair

Heartland Security, LLC


Department of Professional Regulation, State of Illinois

  • Fingerprint Vendor Agency #262.0001000