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Who We Are

Independent Security and Workplace Violence Consulting

Welcome to Risk Mitigation Technologies, LLC. Based in Massachusetts, we specialize in preventing workplace violence through personalized security solutions. Led by Joseph Paul Manley, a retired police lieutenant with over 30 years of experience, our team conducts thorough risk assessments, provides comprehensive training, and implements effective crisis management strategies.

Our services include identifying potential threats, equipping your team with prevention and response knowledge, and offering tailored security solutions. A notable success is transforming a school’s security and creating a safer learning environment.

Don’t wait for an incident. Contact us today for a free consultation to make your workplace safer and more productive.

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Joseph Paul Manley, WVTS, CCIS

Your Board-Certified Workplace Violence & Threat Specialist

Welcome to a safer tomorrow. I’m Joseph Paul Manley, a retired Police Lieutenant with over 30 years of experience and founder of Risk Mitigation Technologies, LLC. My mission is to help organizations build robust defenses against workplace violence through tailored security strategies, comprehensive risk assessments, and extensive team training.

As a Board-Certified Workplace Violence & Threat Specialist, Certified Crisis Intervention Specialist, and Certified De-escalation Instructor, I focus on prevention and mitigation. My methods have proven effective, such as helping a client avert a potential crisis with situational awareness and de-escalation techniques.

I also share my expertise through my book, “How to Stay Calm and Aware in Any Situation,” and as an Adjunct Lecturer. Additionally, I offer expert witness testimony in cases of premises liability and negligent security.

Recently, I attained certification in Emergency Crisis Response, marked by the prestigious initials C.E.C.R. This achievement underscores my commitment to ensuring safety in any situation.

Don’t wait for a crisis. Strengthen your security today. Contact me to start fortifying your workplace.

Our Services

Security Consulting

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.

Workplace Violence Prevention Consulting

Workplace violence is a major risk today. Risk Mitigation Technologies, LLC offers expert consultation on detection, prevention, response, and recovery. Does your program cover all these areas effectively?

Litigation Support

With decades of experience, we provide case reviews, expert testimony, and consultations on security negligence and premises liability. We assist both plaintiff and defense counsel. Contact us for fees and case discussions.

Security Vulnerability Assessment & Planning

Risk Mitigation Technologies conducts Security Vulnerability Assessment and Planning, tailored to clients’ needs, following industry standards and methodologies for effective risk mitigation.

Why Risk It? De-escalate It

Without crisis management and de-escalation training, businesses risk negative customer experiences, conflicts, and legal issues, harming reputation and productivity. Contact us to discuss your needs.

House Of Worship Security Consulting

House of Worship Security Consulting offers tailored security solutions for religious institutions amidst rising threats. Our programs prioritize safety and preparedness, catering to each institution’s unique needs and resources.

Why Choose Us

We Prevent Workplace Violence
With Personalized Security Solutions

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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How to Stay Calm and Aware in Any Situation

A Practical Guide to Situational Awareness and De-Escalation Strategies

Do you ever feel anxious, threatened, or overwhelmed by the situations you face in your daily life? Do you wish you had the skills to manage any challenge with confidence and ease? If so, this book is for you.

In this practical and empowering guide, you will learn how to use situational awareness and de-escalation strategies and techniques to stay safe and calm in any situation. Whether you are at work, in public, or at home, you will discover how to:

● Assess your environment and identify potential threats

● Avoid or escape dangerous situations before they escalate

● Communicate effectively and assertively with others

● Manage your emotions and cope with stress

● Resolve conflicts peacefully and constructively

By applying the principles and strategies in this book, you will be able to prevent or reduce harm, protect yourself and others, and achieve positive outcomes in any situation. You will also gain more confidence, resilience, and peace of mind in your everyday life.

Do not let fear or uncertainty hinder you from living your best life. Are you ready to take control of your safety and peace of mind? Learn how to stay safe and calm in any situation today!



Your Success is our Success


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.

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.

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.

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?

  • 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.