SMK Investigations a Maryland private detective agency
  • Criminal and Civil Investigations
  • Process Service
  • Crime Prevention Surveys
  • Security Assessments
  • Security Consulting
  • Crime Prevention Classes
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SMK conducts all types of civil and criminal investigations.

Process Service

SMK serves all court and other process papers.

Surveys and Assessments

SMK conducts crime prevention and physical security surveys and security assessments for homeowners, businesses and places of worship.

Crime Prevention Classes

SMK offers crime prevention classes to individuals, businesses, places of worship and more. Classes can be tailored to the clients requests.


SMK Investigations is a licensed Maryland private detective agency, license number 106-4623. The owner, Steve Kerpelman was a Prince George's County Police Officer for 21.5 years. More than half his career was spent as an Investigator. During his career he investigated fraud, child abuse, vulnerable adult abuse, abductions, street robberies, and applicants, as well as conducting polygraph exams. Since retirement he continued his investigative career as a Private Detective. During this time he has investigated two high profile murder cases (Michael Scrocca and Kathy Beatty), conducted internal investigations and personnel background investigations for a Government contractor as well as insurance fraud. He is also a certified Fraud Claims Law Specialist.

In addition to investigations, Steve spent a great deal of time devoting his career to crime prevention. He has received a great deal of training in crime prevention and security. He has conducted numerous crime prevention/physical security surveys and security risk assessments for residential homeowners, businesses and Government facilities. He is nationally certified through the National Crime Prevention Council as a Crime Prevention Specialist 2 and is an NRA Refuse to be a Victim Instructor.


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