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A. Benjamin Mannes Poster

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Overview (2)

Nickname Benny
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

AB Mannes has worked as a technical advisor with writers and producers in several consulting capacities (such as working with talent, sitting in the writer's room, and advising wardrobe designers, prop masters, and location scouts) on law enforcement, security and intelligence-related topics since 2003. After punching up several screenplays, Ben organized some of the current and former law enforcement specialists he served with during his law enforcement career to form his company, Mannes & Associates.

Mannes entered the law enforcement community at age 18 as a Summer Special with the Long Beach (NY) Police Department while concurrently serving as an Auxiliary Police Officer with the NYPD in Manhattan while attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice. At the early age 20, he became a Federal Officer with the U.S. Federal Protective Service, assigned to the New York Terrorist Trials Command during the trials of the 1st World Trade Center bombers, the "Blind Sheik", and the 1st U.S. Al-Qaeda indictments following the 1998 "twin" embassy bombings in Africa.

His law enforcement work was the backbone of Mannes' becoming a nationally-recognized subject matter expert (SME) in public safety, asset protection and investigations, with 23 years of professional experience. He has served with both federal & municipal law enforcement agencies, leaving New York in 1999 to spend a decade with the DC Metropolitan Police; serving in areas like Southeast and Anacostia. He has worked through notable and has led global security and investigative operations for government agencies, contactors and nongovernmental organizations; on assignments to include the New York Terrorist Trials Operations Command, the DC Metropolitan Police Civil Disturbance Unit, DC-regional Y2K planning operations, the attacks of September 11, 2001, the DC-area Sniper Task Force and in operations coordination capacities through hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

From 2008-17, Mannes served as the Director, Office of Investigations for North America's largest medical board; the American Board of Internal Medicine. In this role, he functioned as the Chief Security Officer, Emergency Manager and Inspector General of the global NGO, leading investigations resulting in the resolution of over 150 cases. In this position, Mannes became known for pioneering methods to protect physical & intellectual assets, as well as exam integrity investigations for global high-stakes cheating scandals and three State Education Departments. He currently leads a multidisciplinary consulting practice for a diverse clientele. He provides expert witness, risk management, security & emergency planning, investigative review and internal oversight services for the corporate, education, healthcare and transportation industries.

Mannes is currently based in Philadelphia and has a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership, Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice (both Summa cum Laude), is a graduate of both federal & municipal law enforcement academies and holds Emergency Planner, Certified Protection Professional, Certified Exam Security Professional and NIMS/ICS certifications. He served as a Governor on the Executive Board for InfraGard, the FBI-Coordinated public/private partnership and is a member of the Peirce College Criminal Justice Studies Advisory Board.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MALLC

Trivia (4)

The writers that gave him his first technical advisor work were former UCLA extension students of his mother.
The only technical advisor to have served in federal and city law enforcement agencies in street, intelligence, and supervisory roles by the age of 30.
He has been assigned to many violent civil protests, a Presidential Inaugeral, three Anti-Terror units, the September 11, 2001 rescue efforts in Washington, DC, and the Washington-area Sniper Task Force of 2002.
The son of Director and Lighting Designer Michael L. Mannes and Actress and Drama Professor Valerie Mamches, and stepson of Actress Carol Harris-Mannes. His mother's former students include Shane Black, Hannah Shakespeare, and Jean-Claude Vandamme.

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