Anthony F. Varchetto is the Co-Founder of Blue Star Security, LLC and President of Protos Security’s Specialized Off Duty Division. Anthony has over 22 years of high-level experience in law enforcement. In January of 2022, he retired from his role as Sergeant with the Chicago Police Department’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force to focus his efforts on continuing the growth of the business.

Over the course of his extensive law enforcement career – which included assignments to specialized units such as gang, tactical and narcotics as well as 15 years in the private sector – Anthony developed expertise in risk assessments, investigations and supply chain security. Anthony possesses security licenses and certifications throughout the United States and holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Safety Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph.

In January of 2024, Anthony was promoted to President of Protos’s new Specialized Off Duty Division, where he leads thousands of active and retired law enforcement professionals in Illinois, New York, California, Texas, Canada and the United Kingdom. 

As President of Protos’s Specialized Off Duty Division, Anthony focuses on sales and marketing, managing key accounts and designing customized, targeted off duty services to meet customer needs. He believes in building trusted client relationships and communicates regularly with all clients to ensure that they’re consistently receiving the finest security services in the industry.

Anthony is a founding member of Bank the Blue, a nonprofit organization that provides mental health resources to law enforcement professionals throughout the Chicagoland area. He also serves on the board of directors for the Illinois Security Professionals Association.