The Center also works to develop protocols for responding to the violence inflicted upon communities by acts of nature as well as man. F.R.A.C. provides up to the minute insights into aviation security issues and has developed scores of commentaries on the many questions arising from the events of 9/11. It continues to be a leader in crime prevention training while focusing on the complexities of developing homeland security protocols. The center offers cutting edge training for private sector companies developing security management programs for their workforces, for public sector agencies upgrading crime prevention and enforcement skills and for individuals and families anxious to develop the security awareness and response skills to aid themselves in times of crisis. Its goal is to provide a central up-to-date resource for the development of security barriers against the foreseeable risks of crime, violence and terrorism for business, government, and the general public.
In 1991, after more than 20 years of assessing the risks of crime to individuals, institutions, and organizations in the public and private sectors, Charles Slepian established the Foreseeable Risk Analysis Center. FRAC was modeled after think tanks which draw upon the analysis and recommendations of respected professionals for solving societal problems. The focus of FRAC is on ways to foresee reasonable risks of crime, including the risk of terrorism; on prioritizing those risks; and on suggesting security barriers to protect against them.
Slepian began his involvement in security analysis as part of his assignments on behalf of New York City Mayor, John V. Lindsay. He served Mayor Lindsay in a number of capacities including as a mayoral aide responsible for providing municipal services, including law enforcement, to communities reeling under the repeated riots and civil disorders which characterized America’s large cities in the 1960s and 70s. Later, as deputy chief of protocol, his responsibilities included coordinating personal protection for distinguished visitors to New York City. In his role as director of tourism, he was called upon to provide police protection for New York’s hospitality industry and its 17 million annual visitors. In these capacities, he learned to apply limited security resources for serious crime issues affecting New York City’s reputation as a safe and secure destination in he most effective way.
After his departure from city government, Slepian established two full-service security companies; he personally provided security planning for commercial organizations developing executive protection strategies, vulnerability analyses, and security training. In addition, he earned a law degree and served as an adjunct faculty member in criminal justice subjects and related subjects at three New York area universities. As a result of programs he provided for the commercial and public sectors, permanent changes in security protocols have become incorporated into overall security planning and implementation in the hospitality and aviation industries.
As a result of his hands-on security management in the government and private sectors, and the expansion of the concept of negligence liability for third party criminal acts including acts of terrorism, Slepian has committed the Foreseeable Risk Analysis Center to finding better answers to questions of how to protect society form the constant threat of crime in unsettled times. FRAC will remain committed to analyzing threats of crime on the community and personal levels, to developing better methods for reducing vulnerability to violence, chaos and disruptions from natural and man-made disasters and to providing security training and information on crime prevention and response for the community.