Security & Investigations

Alert Security and Investigations, Inc. is a Hudson Valley security agency based in Kingston, NY. We are the most qualified and experienced investigators in the Hudson Valley, and offer a wide range of professional security services:

Security Guard Services
Executive Protection
Vehicle Patrols
Process Serving
Event Security
Traffic & Crowd Control

Criminal Investigations
Civil Investigations
Missing Persons
Background Checks
Identity Theft
Accident Investigations

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Training School

Alert Security Training School offers Certified Training required by the New York State Department of State and the Department of Criminal Justice for security training and certification as well as NRA Firearms Training and certification.

8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training
16 Hour On-the-Job Training (OJT)
8 Hour Annual In-Service Training
Specialized Security Course
NRA Professional Firearms Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer

GI Bill & Veteran Eligibility

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Class Schedule


  Wednesday - July 11, 2018 10:00 AM

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Vice President Lenny Zapka has over 25 years law enforcement experience, serving with the New York City Police Department and  City of Newburgh Police Department Detective Division. Both men have successfully completed training in criminal law, anti-terrorism, personnel management, executive protection, and emergency management, and are certified as a police instructors and are certified security guard instructors.

President and CEO Kevin Costello is a retired Lieutenant-BCI, with over 20 years of service with the New York State Police. Kevin has over 30 years experience in law enforcement on the town, county, and state levels as a Police Officer, Trooper, Criminal Investigator and Supervisor. He holds a B.P.S. degree from SUNY, and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Marist College.

Kevin and Lenny lead our team of security personnel, ensuring outstanding security services and the most highly qualified, experienced, and professional investigators to all clients of Alert Security, Inc. All security guards participate in initial certification and continue with training throughout their employment. Investigators all have extensive law enforcement experience as investigators with the NYPD, New York State Police, and other major police agencies.