My latest piece in The Hill entitled “Law enforcement revives crime fighting initiatives as communities see recent spike” breaks down some of the “new” crime-fighting initiatives in cities like Baltimore & Chicago; and examines their potential effectiveness. Please share your thoughts and let’s discuss.
To read the entire column, click here.
Posted in Police, Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, ATF, Baltimore, Ben Mannes, BLM, Chicago, Crime, Crime Prevention, DOJ, Donald Trump, Firearms, Gun Control, The Hill
My June 4, 2017 piece in The Hill should serve as a private sector “wake-up call” for public venue security in light of recent, fatal criminal and terrorist incidents; many of which could have been prevented or mitigated with better security planning.
To read the entire piece, please click here.
Posted in Public Safety, Security, Terrorism
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Crime Prevention, London, Manchester, Manila, Mateen, Orlando, Orlando Massacre, Security, Terrorism, The Hill
A. Benjamin Mannes will be giving his two-hour presentation; “Addressing Corruption as a Form of Organized Crime” to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners‘ meeting on June 6, 2017, 8:30 AM at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center, 237 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107.
To register for the event, visit the ACFE events page.
On May 3, 2017; I wrote an extensive article on LinkedIn as an in-depth examination for the need of increased security focus in the transportation sector, especially among Ports and Transit Agencies. It is an analysis of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) programs, to include the Surface Transportation Security Inspection Program (STSIP); and why the onus on security should be taken on primarily by the Transit Authority, Rail Service, Trucking Company and/or Port Authority. When looking at the benchmarks of the Los Angeles Port Police, WMATA Metro-Transit Police, SEPTA Transit Police, and Port Authority of NY/NJ; the nation’s best practices in transportation security are coming from local authorities with the fiscal support of the federal government, and not vice-versa.
To read this article, click here.
Posted in Public Safety, Security
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Crime Prevention, DHS, Physical security, Port Security, Protection, SEPTA, Transit, transportation security, TSA
My latest column in The Hill breaks down a common misconception regarding the law enforcement and intelligence communities, and conveys the urgency for citizens to be more responsible for their own safety and security.
Please click here to read the article and feel free to contact me with your feedback.
Posted in Public Safety, Security, Terrorism
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, CIA, DHS, FBI, Homeland, Intelligence, Law Enforcement, MI5, MI6, NSA, Security, Terrorism, The Hill
As a corporate security leader, I wave witnessed a trend in where the leadership of security functions have been broken down into silos based on specific niche functions (such as data security, Investigations, Loss Prevention, Physical Security) and allowed to operate in those functional departments; as opposed to in a separate oversight function.
My in-depth professional article on this topic explores how central security leadership can better serve an organization as a whole. Please click here to read it in full.
Posted in Security
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Crime Prevention, cyber security, finance, healthcare security, Homeland Security, investigations, subject matter expert, transportation security, workplace violence prevention
My April 13th, 2017 column in The Hill is an in-depth, historical look at the highly politicized sanctuary city issue and the potentially dangerous precedents it sets.
Please click here to read it, share it, and discuss it as I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Posted in Politics, Public Safety, Security
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Crime, DOJ, Donald Trump, Homeland Security, ICE, Sanctuary Cities, The Hill
On Monday, April 3, 2017, ordered a review of the many controversial and highly politicized consent decrees issued by the US Department of Justice over the last decade, and why so many in the criminal justice community want to see them gone. This was the subject of my April 5, 2017 column in The Hill, which can be read by clicking here.
Posted in BLM, Police, Politics, Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Baltimore, Constitutional, Crime, D.C., Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions, Police, Seattle, The Hill, Use of Force
My latest column in The Hill looks at the Opioid crisis and how oversight of America’s healthcare providers may help address this deadly problem facing all corners of the nation.
Please click here to read the article.
Posted in Public Integrity, Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Addiction, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Crime Prevention, Crisis, Doctors, Heroin, ONDCP, Opioids, Oversight, Philadelphia, Physicians, The Hill