Mr. Forrest P. Franklin, D.A.B.F.E

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Mr. Forrest P. Franklin, D.A.B.F.E
Managing Director, Physical Security Management/Risk Assessment

Forrest (Peter) Franklin is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of risk management practices, workplace violence, crisis episode intervention, and premises liability.   He is Board Certified in security management, disaster preparedness, and homeland security. He has consulted to multi-national corporations, domestic and foreign governments.

Mr. Franklin is an author and educator whose global security operations protocols are currently disseminated in 39 countries.

Peter’s experience spans through:

  • 16 years Corporate Security & Operations
  • 18 years Workplace Violence Intervention
  • 8 years Retail Distribution Security
  • 4 years white collar crime forensic auditor
  • 2  year foreign government liaison
  • 12 years university faculty
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Peter has held positions of distinction such as Director of Security & Fire/Life Safety at the TransAmerica Pyramid, and previously, a similar position for the Embarcadero Center, a $1.2 billion, mixed-use “city within a city” in San Francisco. As Director of Investigations for a major international consultancy, he handled an intercontinental move for a 160-site high-tech firm’s security department.

Mr. Franklin has been an expert witness for plaintiff and defense attorneys in more than 250 cases involving premise & personal liability, adequacy of security/safety and security management, operations and training. He has been expert of record in three landmark workplace mass murder litigations.

Peter has more than 3,000 hours in counter-terrorism security vulnerability assessments for water treatment, distribution utilities, dams and irrigation districts in the hydro-power and geothermal arenas.

Mr. Franklin’s Career Highlights:

  • Director, Security & Fire/Life Safety, TransAmerica Pyramid, San Francisco
  • Director of Security, Embarcadero Center, San Francisco
  • Expert witness in +250 cases
  • Prolific security operations author & educator

Peter is a long-time, active member of A.S.I.S. and C.A.L.I.  He served on the A.S.I.S. International Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the Councils on Diversity and Fire Life Safety.   He is also active in American College of Forensic Examiners, Building Owners and Managers Association, Institute for Real Estate Management, Chambers of Commerce, and Law Enforcement & Security Liaison Association, and participates regularly in each organization’s lecture and literary circuits.

As a Managing Director at TAL Global, Peter works with our clients on a range of issues, including:

  • Anti-terrorism Risk Assessments
  • Global crisis management implementation
  • Physical security; surveys, procedures, systems, vendors, tests, training and many more
  • International Operations Security management, compliance with corporate & regulatory standards
  • Critical property handling; landmarks, vulnerable locations, airports, seaports, terminals, private jet hangars and more
  • Control & elimination of workplace violence scenarios

TAL Global: Safety and Security Webinar Series

Travel Security Webinar (Free)

Please join us for a free webinar covering information to help you stay safe and secure during domestic or international travel.

With more organizations operating internationally, there is a greater need for staff to travel overseas. This brings with it a series of risks to the traveler and the organization if things go wrong.

Based on years of experience supporting individuals and organizations around the world, TAL Global will provide advice and guidance on how to minimize the risks faced while traveling internationally.

The presentation will cover:

  • ● Pre Trip Preparations
  • ● Safety and Security While En-Route
  • ● On Location: “When in Rome do as the Romans”:
    • ○ If Worse Comes to Worse
  • ● Local Transportation Security
  • ● A Word About Digital Security
  • ● Real Life Case Studies
    • ○ Egypt
    • ○ Turkey


Date: December 6, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST

Duration: 30 minutes

Presenter: Mr. Johnathan Tal

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