My latest professional article in LinkedIn details some basic components needed to create a comprehensive security program within a professional organization. It’s intended to prevent the compartmentalization and failure to designate appropriate security leaders so that assets can be protected in an efficient and effective manner.
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Posted in Public Safety, Security
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Asset Protection, Ben Mannes, Crime Prevention, Leadership, management, Physical security, Protection, Security, Special Events
My latest piece in The Hill addresses the new federal effort to deploy US Attorneys specializing in opioid prosecutions, but hits home to those of us living in the hardest hit areas who are dealing with the crisis on a day-to-day basis.
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Posted in Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Addiction, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Crime Prevention, Donald Trump, Heroin, Jeff Sessions, Opioid Crisis, Philadelphia, Police, The Hill
This article in The Hill poses the question of whether there a correlation between the growing anti-enforcement political climate and a rise in violent crime. The article specifically uses the example of the current heated race for Philadelphia District Attorney where Beth Grossman, a career prosecutor is running against Larry Krasner; counsel to “Black Lives Matter” and “Occupy Philly” as an example.
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Posted in BLM, Politics, Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Beth Grossman, Black Lives, BLM, Crime Prevention, Larry Krasner, Philadelphia, Politics, The Hill
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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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
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 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.
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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
My Sunday, February 12, 2017 piece in The Hill discusses the discrepancies in state laws that classify a peace officer in one state, but that same position is just a guard in another state; and how this failure to standardize roles is putting police and corrections officers at risk. This is drawn contextually with the hostage siege in a Delaware prison that resulted in the killing of a hero Corrections Sergeant, and the signing of several pro-law enforcement executive orders by President Trump just one week later.
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Posted in Gun Control, Police, Politics, Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, BLUE LIVES MATTER, Common Sense, Corrections, Crime Prevention, Delaware, Donald Trump, Gun Control, HR-218, legislation, LEOSA, Police, POLICE REFORM, President Trump, Prison Riot, Security, The Hill
My latest contribution in The Hill focuses on Judge Thomas Hardiman of the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. I look at Judge Hardiman’s humble beginnings as a Pennsylvania cab driver and break down four of his opinions which make up my opinion on his suitability to hold a seat on the Supreme Court.
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Posted in Politics, Public Integrity, Public Safety
Tagged A. Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Benjamin Mannes, Ariel Mannes, Ben Mannes, Common Sense, Constitutional, Crime Prevention, Donald Trump, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Integrity, Second Amendment, Supreme Court, The Hill, Thomas Hardiman