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Building Safer Workplaces Together

 Expert Workplace Violence Consulting and Planning

Independent Security and Workplace Violence Consulting


Welcome to your journey towards a safer and more productive environment with Risk Mitigation Technologies, LLC. We help organizations like yours prevent incidents of workplace violence through personalized security solutions based on thorough risk assessments, comprehensive employee training, and crisis management strategies. Nestled in the heart of Massachusetts, we are an independent security consulting firm dedicated to safeguarding your assets, personnel, and sensitive information.


Imagine walking into a workplace where safety is a priority, where potential risks have been assessed and mitigated, and where employees are trained to prevent violence. This is what we strive to create. Our personalized security solutions, ranging from risk assessments to comprehensive employee training and premises security consulting, are designed to address negligent security and prevent workplace violence.


Our expertise lies in premises security, crisis management, emergency response planning, and workplace violence prevention, education and mitigation. We pride ourselves on our evidence-informed, experience applied approach, integrating industry best practices, current research, and our real-life experiences to transform complex challenges into comprehensible strategies and solutions.


Picture a school plagued with substantial security problems. With our expert advice and the implementation of advanced security procedures, they transformed into a secure setting. This is the transformative power of our services that we bring to you.


At the helm of our operations is Joseph Paul Manley, a retired Police Lieutenant with over three decades of experience in Federal and Municipal Law Enforcement, Security Management, Crisis Management, and Workplace Violence Consulting. Under his leadership, we uphold our core values of honesty, integrity, professionalism, and excellence.


We stand as an impartial advisor, maintaining no affiliations with any product or service providers, ensuring our advice is tailored to serve your best interests. So, embark on your security journey with us to protect your people, property, and profits. Reach out to us today for a free initial consultation and take the first step towards a safer and more productive environment



Security Risk Management Consulting
Board-Cerified Workplace Violence and Threat Specialist

Joseph Paul Manley, WVTS, CCIS

Your Board-Certified Workplace Violence & Threat Specialist

Workplace Violence Prevention




Welcome to a safer tomorrow. I am Joseph Paul, Manley a retired Police Lieutenant with over 30 years of real-life experience, now the proud founder of Risk Mitigation Technologies, LLC. My mission? To help organizations like yours build a robust shield against workplace violence.


My approach is simple yet effective - I create personalized security solutions tailored to your needs. These solutions are rooted in thorough risk assessments, comprehensive employee training, and premises security liability consulting. This unique blend of services not only addresses your existing security concerns but also proactively identifies and mitigates potential threats.


As a certified professional, my specialization lies in prevention and mitigation. I am adept at identifying the root causes of workplace violence and crafting effective solutions to prevent and mitigate risks. My key certifications include being a Board-Certified Workplace Violence & Threat Specialist, a Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist, and a Certified De-escalation Instructor.


The strategies I employ have a proven record of success. For instance, one of my clients recently applied situational awareness and de-escalation techniques just days after training, averting a potential crisis involving disgruntled employees. I also ensured the safety of over 3500 attendees at a high-profile event in Massachusetts.



Beyond my immediate work, I share practical guidance on situational awareness and de-escalation strategies in my book, “How to Stay Calm and Aware in Any Situation.” As an Adjunct Lecturer, I shape the future of security and criminal justice professionals. 


In addition to my consulting services, I am also available for expert witness work, particularly in cases involving negligent security. With my extensive background in risk mitigation and security, I can provide valuable insights and expert testimony to support your case.


I am an active member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants and a founding member and past board member of the International Public Safety Association. I invite you to join me in creating a safer environment for you, your family and your organization. Reach out to me at and let's start fortifying your security today.

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Joseph Paul Manley, Founder, Risk Mitigation Technologies, Talks About The Special Security Needs At Houses Of Worship
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Safe and Secure is My Property?
    The Decision to Harden The Physical Security of Your Property Can Bring Up Many Questions: 1. What are our biggest risks? 2. Where are we most vulnerable? 3. What should we fix first? Security risk assessments can answer these questions and put building owners, homeowners and operations managers on a path toward greater safety and peace-of-mind.
  • Why Have a Security Vulnerability Assessment?
    A security site assessment or security risk assessment is an evaluation conducted by an accredited security professional that includes an inventory of the assets to be protected, as well as recommendations on how best to protect them. They are appropriate for nearly any organization –from schools to corporate headquarters, to sporting arenas, houses of worship, manufacturing plants, municipalities, residential properties, restaurants, and hotels.
  • What is a Security Assessment?
    A security assessment identifies your problems and their respective solutions. An Independent Security Consultant can conduct a security assessment at your home or business to determine: Greatest threats to people and property Gaps or areas you’ve overlooked Priority items to tackle right away Knowing these things will help you prioritize, budget, and implement the right security solutions. Owners are exposed to civil liability if something happens, like a hold up in their parking lot during which an employee is hurt or killed. Obviously, that’s a tragic situation. And if litigation ensues, that property owner will have to provide proof that they had the appropriate physical security plans, protocols and equipment in place and that they did due diligence to protect that employee, customer or invited guest. Foreseeability is now part of the conversation when it comes to business, corporate or school security and liability. In essence, foreseeability breaks down into two basic questions: 1. Would a reasonable person be able to foresee that this event was to occur? 2. What did the organization do to mitigate or prevent it? You’ll need to be prepared to answer those questions if there’s an incident at your business. If there’s a lawsuit, counsel might even call in your security consultant and ask him or her to provide proof of a security assessment and your response to their recommendations. They will even dig into the background of your consultant to see if they’re a qualified expert in their field.
  • Who Should Have a Security Assessment?
    This is a simple answer. Any building, school, house of worship, public space, residential or commercial property of any size, which is open to the public and houses employees or students. No matter what you provide as an organization, you must protect your people. People naturally come with domestic issues. Those issues spill over into the workplace and can cause violence. In fact, targeted violence is on the rise and any organization can be at risk. Recent reports of workplace violence coupled with an increase in certain violent crimes, generally means it’s time for employers to update their workplace violence prevention and mitigation plans. Have you?
  • What If I Haven't Assessed My Security Risk in Several Years?
    Are you confident your security program is prioritizing the risks that pose the greatest threat? Can you state with certainty that your organization is using best security practices to control and manage your vulnerabilities? Will you be able to withstand the scrutiny of an OSHA investigation or properly defend against a premise liability allegation? Security Risk Assessments are an excellent way to evaluate your existing security program and a great first step to take prior to making security improvements at your business, apartment buildings, condominiums, and private residences or when trying to solve a specific security problem. Our professionals will conduct an independent evaluation of readiness. We help property managers, homeowners’ associations, individual residents, shopping malls, retailers, corporations, grocery stores, arenas, hotels, bars, and restaurants to accurately assess their security risks and to develop cost effective strategies for the protection of their property, employees, customers and invited guests. Think of it this way, the assessment is your chance to get out ahead it, cover yourself, protect your employees, customers, invited guests and your business before something happens. It’s hard to put a price on that. When people feel safe, they perform better -whether they’re students at school or employees at a small business or large corporation. Risk Mitigation Technologies, LLC has the knowledge and experience to guide you through the steps critical to assessing your security risk. Let us help you create a safer and more productive environment by helping you manage your risk and preventing safety and security incidents from occurring.


We are a full-service security consultancy specializing in Forensic Security Consulting for matters arising from personal injury/death, premises liability, negligent security, violent crime victimization.


Security Vulnerability Assessment and Planning are an excellent way to evaluate your existing security program and a great first step to take prior to making security improvements.

Risk Mitigation Technologies, LLC’s
Security Vulnerability Assessment and Planning are based on industry standards and guidelines as recommended by ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management; and conducted in a method recommended by the International Association of Professional Security Consultants, the most widely respected and recognized security consultant association in the industry.

We customize our Security Vulnerability Assessment and Planning  for each client, as we understand that each client has individual needs that are unique to their operations. Our purpose is to collaborate with clients to build trust and provide quality services that promote professionalism, ensures fiscal responsibility, reduces the risk of crime, reduces the fear of crime, and promotes safety.


Workplace Violence is the most prevalent security risk for today's businesses. Everyone has the right to feel safe at work, and that means being prepared for the unexpected incidents of workplace violence. How
can you prepare your employees to stay safe in the event of workplace violence?

Risk Mitigation Technologies, LLC's
Security Consultants are expert Board-Certified Workplace Violence &
Threat Specialists and provide consultation services for workplace
Violence detection, prevention, incident response and recovery.

Does your Workplace Violence program properly address prevention, mitigation / threat management, response and recovery?



Leveraging decades of research experience, university teaching, and practical security expertise.

Our services include case review, expert testimony, and consultation on security standards and best practices related to security negligence and premises liability.

Venues we have worked with include hotels, bars, apartment complexes, retail outlets and public spaces. We
work with both plaintiff and defense counsel.

Our experience in law enforcement and public safety, security management, physical security consulting and university teaching
provides us the framework to serve as expert witnesses in litigation.

Call for a Schedule of Fees and to discuss your case.

The High Price Businesses Pay for Lacking
De-Escalation Training

Without crisis management and de-escalation training, businesses risk incurring costs from negative customer experiences, escalated conflicts, and potential legal repercussions.


Customer complaints or negative online reviews can harm a business's reputation and deter future customers. Escalated conflicts can lead to physical harm or property damage, resulting in liability and legal fees.


Additionally, employees may suffer mental health issues from dealing with the aftermath of an incident without proper training, leading to absenteeism and decreased productivity.


Overall, the cost of not having de-escalation training can be significant, both financially and in terms of overall business performance.

Ready to discuss your needs or project? Contact us today! (781.632.2953)


Houses of Worship including, Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, and Temples are places of faith, religion, ideology, and emotions. It is a place where most individuals feel safe and supported by their community while sharing common views and morals. In recent years, there has been an unprecedented increase of religion-based Hate Crimes in the U.S. Active-Shooter and Knife yielding attacks are no longer strange to the world, and security must be at the best interest of every House of Worship.


Every religious institution is different in size and design. Some places of worship may be a single building with a few attendees. Other places may contain multiple buildings and entrances with thousands attending services and events every day from morning to night with activities for all ages. The design and purpose may be as different as the theology and philosophy taught inside.

Therefore, a Houses of Worship Security and Threat Management program must be uniquely designed for your facility, placing equal priorities on the safety of people, programs, property, and preparedness for emergencies. The level of security will often be determined by financial and personnel resources; yet it is imperative that you do something to protect those who worship with you.



Our customized security programs are focused on YOU, your industry, your vulnerabilities, your specific risks, your goals and objectives. Not all companies have the same concerns and issues so partner with us to get the desired outcomes that you want and need. We will do the research, the interviews, the planning and whatever it takes to deliver the value to your organization.



Do you want to talk with Paul? Schedule a discovery call!

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Your Success is our Success.

"I asked Paul Manley of Risk Mitigation Technologies, LLC to come in and train my officers, staff and other University employees in De-escalation Strategies. I found Paul to be a genuine instructor who presented a great program. Paul presents well and he talked about the importance of de-escalation, communication, both verbal and non-verbal, as well as positive community engagement. Paul imparted valuable information for all who attended. The class really enjoyed participating in the role plays. I would recommend Paul and his team to present to your Department , school or business on this topic.”

Ed Callahan, Police Chief / Director of Public Safety (Ret.) at medium-sized private research university within the Metropolitan Boston, Ma. Area.

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