Security Guard Agency with a Customer Service Mindset
We Protect the Best
OPS Security Group has over 80 years of combined experience in security, safety and investigations throughout the region of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland. We offer a wide range of flexible security and safety services designed to keep you, your loved ones, your employees, property, and community safe.
All of our security guard services are tailored to fit your needs from front desk concierge to fire watch, virtual concierge and armed guard protection.
Onsite Security Self-Assessment
Score the Value of Your Onsite
Site Security & Concierge
Security Training & Consultation
Armed Guard Service
Don’t wait to find the security solution that’s right for you. Contact OPS Security Group today.
OPS Security Group is an industry leader in security technology such as background checks and virtual concierge. We are proud to be the only security company to offer virtual concierge services in Philadelphia.
Daniel Costa brings over 22 years of law enforcement experience and 8 years’ security consulting experience to the Philadelphia-region. As President/CEO he leads a dynamic, motivated, and committed security team that is dedicated to serving an industry and high-end clientele so deserving of unparalleled professionalism in the private security and private investigations fields. Mr. Costa began his career as a Correctional Officer, and later attended the Philadelphia Police Academy. Throughout his career in law enforcement he has worked various assignments, including K9 Officer, Sergeant, acting-Lieutenant, Robbery/Arson Detective, Special Operations Team Leader, and plainclothes ACT Unit (Anti-Crime Team).
Daniel is also a Department of Homeland Security certified Instructor in Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Chemical Detection (CBRNE/COBRA) and a certified Instructor with the Municipal Police Officers Educational Training Commission (MOPETC). Daniel is also a licensed private detective in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, State of Delaware, State of New Jersey, and State of Maryland and an American Heart Association (AHA) and American Red Cross First AID/CPR/AED Instructor. Daniel holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, a Master’s Certificate in Information Systems Security Management from Villanova University and is a graduate of the Delaware State Fire Academy for Arson Investigation.
Daniel is a member of American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators (PALI), the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS), the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP). He is also a member of the Concord Masonic Lodge # 625 F & AM, and a 32nd degree with the Delaware Consistory- Valley of Wilmington, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.
In addition to his duties and responsibilities at OPS Security Group, Daniel is an adjunct professor at Rosemont College, Delaware County Community College and Montgomery County Community College teaching classes in Homeland Security, Terrorism, Private Investigations, Procedural & Substantive Law, White Collar Crime, Intel Analysis, Youthful Offender, and Principles of Investigation.
- Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice
- Master’s Certificate in Information Systems Security
- Twenty-two year (retired) law enforcement career
- Licensed and Bonded Private Investigator: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- Adjunct Professor (Criminal Justice, Terrorism, Homeland Security)
- AHA CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor
- Instructor in CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive)
- Instructor in IRTB (Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings)
- Completing Certification in Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
Partner/Chief Operating Officer
Mitch has been involved in the security industry for over a decade and since the company’s inception has served as the Chief Operating Officer at OPS Security Group. He leads the continuous improvement and development of all operational and support divisions as well as the allocation of people and resources.
Mitch has the responsibility of overseeing day-to-day operations of hundreds of employees working across the east coast. He directly works with and manages teams responsible for security services management, operations, business development, marketing, human resources, talent recruitment and development, finance, and quality assurance.
In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations he is actively involved in developing processes improvement solutions as well as departmental strategic plans with results-based, company mission-oriented initiatives. Believing community involvement is paramount in the private security and investigative industries, he routinely seeks buy-in from local municipalities and agencies to establish best practices to further safeguard the clients and employees of OPS Security Group.
Prior to co-founding OPS Security Group, Mitch held various management positions in the private security industry including, account manager, regional manager, and director of operations.
Mitch holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Drexel University as well as a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security from Saint Joseph’s University.
- Masters Degree in Homeland Security
- Bachelors Degree in Psychology
- Executive Protection Specialist
- Act 235 Certified
- SORA Certified
- OCAT, Path and Baton Certification
- CPR Certification
- Certified Emergency Response Planner
- Certified Evacuation Coordinator
Partner/Director of Training
Ian brings over 14 years of diverse industry experience to OPS, and has worked in nearly every facet of the security industry. Ian is involved in personal protection to his oversight of public and private sector residential facilities as well as leading multi state teams assisting FEMA, the Red Cross and local authorities in disaster relief efforts.
Ian works tirelessly developing innovative methods that improve OPS’ staff and better protects the clients. He holds a number of instructor credentials in courses such as CPR/AED/First Aid, CDT, PATH, OCAT, Monadnock Baton and TIPS, along with other courses that allow him to certify OPS’s staff in house. Ian is also a Certified Instructor for the Delaware State Police security guard certification. In an always changing environment with new challenges every day, his real world experience, constant drive to improve, and true passion for customer service give Ian the tools necessary to help develop the best team in the industry.
- PA Act 235 Certified, OCAT Instructor, PATH Instructor, CDT Instructor, PPBT Instructor, TIPS Instructor, CPR/First Aid AED Instructor, State of Delaware Security Officer Instructor, City of Philadelphia Bouncer Bill Instructor
- SORA Certified
- FEMA Active Shooter
- FEMA Fundamentals of Risk Management
- Hazardous Materials Response
- Emergency Response Coordinator
- Gracie Survival Tactics Certification
- Combat Lifesaver Certification
- Management of Aggressive Behavior Certification
- RAMP Certification
- LEASOT Executive Protection
Director of Strategic Development
Director of Security Services
Human Resources Manager
Personnel Development Manager
What Our Clients Have to Say
Our property has used OPS for a number of years and have been consistently pleased with the service they provide for us. Their team members are professional, responsive, and well-trained. We are confident in their service and would recommend them to other Property Managers. Their service and organization at events has been second to none. I give them my highest recommendation.
Piazza Property Manager
I just wanted to take a moment to express how impressed I was last night with the two gentlemen from OPS. I have worked with other security companies in the past for events and had never experienced the level of professionalism and expertise the men showed last night. Each year, it is always a great thorn in my side to execute the event with the behind the scenes details while waiting for the keynote speaker to arrive to greet them and ensure they aren’t waiting in line. You can imagine what a weight off of my shoulders it was to turn and see one of your executive protection guys who informed me he greeted Ed at the door and made sure he made it in without a problem. I will be recommending your firm to all of my event planning colleagues and hope to have the opportunity to work with your firm in the future.
Daniel and his firm helped my family resolve a serious security issue at a critical time, and with the utmost tact and professionalism. I would not hesitate to utilize his services again, or to recommend him or his company to anyone who requires help and/or guidance in the realm of investigation, close protection or related fields. He is a consummate expert and deserves to be considered for any and all engagements.