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Dr. Daniel J. Benny - Private Investigator & Security Consultant

(717) 238-1740
Dr. Daniel J. Benny - Private Investigator & Security Consultant


"I take pride in offering personalized, confidential and professional service."

I have been operating from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania since 1981 as a licensed, bonded, insured, limited liability company, Private Investigator and Security Consultant.

I offer investigative service, technical surveillance countermeasures, armed personal protection as well as security consulting, security training, and court qualified expert witness testimony on security matters.

Services: Investigations, technical surveillance countermeasures, armed personal protection, investigative photography. Consulting, expert witness and training in security management, physical security, security management, use of force, firearms, aviation security, maritime security, cultural property security, counterespionage, counterterrorism, protective service and cultural property.

Education: Doctor of Philosophy Criminal Justice Capella University, Master of Arts Security Administration Vermont College of Norwich University, Master of Science Maritime and Naval Studies Maritime College State University of New York, Master of Arts Military History Southern New Hampshire University, Master of Aeronautical Science Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Graduate Diploma United States Naval War College. Bachelor of Arts Security Administration Alvernia College, Associate in Arts Commercial Security and Associate in Arts Police Administration Harrisburg Area Community College.

Certifications: Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Professional Certified Investigator (PCI) ASIS International. Certified International Investigator (CII) Council of International Investigators. Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Certified Confidentiality Officer (CCO) Business Espionage Controls & Countermeasures Association, Personal Protection Specialist (PPS) Executive Protection Institute-Nine Lives Associates. Certified Maritime Security Professional (CMSP) International Association of Maritime Security Professionals. Certified Institutional Protection Manager (CIPM) International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection, Federal Firearms License Dealer in Firearms (FFL) Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. License to Sell Firearms. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Vessel Security Officer, Maritime Transportation Security Act Credential, United States Coast Guard. Operational Auxiliarist, Marine Safety Officer, Vessel Examiner United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Act 235 Agent Pennsylvania State Police. Private Pilot Certificate and Remote Pilot Certificate Federal Aviation Administration. Black Sash in Jeet Kune Do, Jeet Kune Do Institute. Notary Public, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Teaching: Grand Canyon University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, University of Denver, DeVry University and Indiana Wesleyan University. Pennsylvania State Police Lethal Weapons Act 235. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Basic Boating. United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety. American Red Cross Pet First Aid. National Rifle Association Personal Protection in the Home, Home Firearms Safety, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun and Range Safety Officer. Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team.

Previous Experience: United States Naval Intelligence Officer assignments at Office of Naval Intelligence, Naval Investigative Service, Fleet Rapid Support Team, and Central Intelligence Agency. Navy Ships Parts Control Center Police Chief. Washington Times Director of Security/DC Special Police. Harrisburg Area Community College Public Safety Director. Elizabethtown College Public Safety Director. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Director Protective Service.

Books: The book The Complete Guide to Physical Security, the book General Aviation Security: Aircraft, Hangars, Fixed Base Operators, Flight Schools and Airports, the book Cultural Property Security: Protecting Museums, Historic Sites, Archives and Libraries, the book Industrial Espionage: Developing a Counterespionage Program, the book Maritime Security: Protection of Marinas, Ports, Small Watercraft, Yachts and Ships and the book Private Investigation and Homeland Security all published by CRC Press.


  • Background Checks
  • Bug Sweep / TSCM
  • Child Support / Custody
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Domestic
  • Due Diligence
  • Executive Protection
  • Fraud
  • Infidelity / Cheating Spouse
  • Insurance
  • Process Service
  • Public Records
  • Social Media
  • Surveillance

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Professional, ethical and confidential service.

Areas of Coverage

  • Pennsylvania Statewide
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Hershey, PA
  • Lebanon, PA
  • York, PA
  • Lancaster, PA
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Gettysburg, PA
  • Lower Paxton Township, PA
  • Derry Township, PA
  • Susquehanna Township, PA
  • Swatara Township, PA
  • West Hanover Township, PA
  • Middletown, PA
  • National and International for Security Consulting, training and expert witness


  • World Association of Detectives
  • Council of International Investigators
  • Association of British Investigators
  • National Council for Investigation & Security Services
  • Pennsylvania Association of Private Investigators
  • Pennsylvania Association of Licensed Investigators
  • ASIS International
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Executive Protection Institute Nine Lives Associates
  • Buiness Espionage Controls & Countermeasures Association,
  • International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals
  • International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection
  • Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association
  • Pennsylvania Association of Notaries
  • Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association
  • Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Military Order of the World Wars Association of Former Intelligence Officers
  • Naval Intelligence Professionals
  • United States Naval War College Foundation
  • Navy League of the United States
  • National Coast Guard Museum
  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary International Association of Maritime Security Professionals
  • National Maritime Historical Society Boston Whaler Owners Club
  • Boat Owners Association of the United States
  • National Rifle Association of America
  • U.S. Law Shield
  • Harrisburg Hunters and Anglers Association
  • MG Car Club
  • Sherlock Holmes Society of London, Sherlockians White Rose Irregulars Sherlockians of Baltimore
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Air Force Association
  • United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol
  • Ye Anciente and Secret Order of Quiet Birdmen
  • Free & Accepted Masons Master Mason Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry 32nd Degree
  • Academy of Masonic Knowledge Master Masonic Scholar
  • Pennsylvania Lodge of Research
  • National Sojourners Heroes of 76 Degree
  • Knights Templar Sir Knight
  • Knights of Columbus 3th Degree Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Sir Knight.

Contact Info

Dr. Daniel J. Benny
(717) 238-1740
Phone 2:
(717) 574-9273
(717) 238-1741
202 Valley Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17104

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Office Location

202 Valley Rd.
Harrisburg, PA
(717) 238-1740