About Us

Neil Cohen is president of the Mogen Safety Council.  Neil is a professionally trained and highly experienced security practitioner and investigator.  Neil is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), board certified in security management.  In addition, Neil is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with expertise in fraud prevention, detection and investigations.

 

Neil served for more than twenty-five years as a criminal investigator with the US Department of Treasury. During the course of Neil's government career, he conducted and oversaw numerous high-profile investigations involving such illicit activity as public corruption, organized crime, narcotics trafficking, identity theft, corporate fraud, mortgage fraud, and healthcare fraud.  Neil was the recipient of numerous awards for his investigative efforts, including the distinguished Public Service Award from the US Department of Justice, which he received on three separate occasions.   

 

During Neil's law enforcement career, he also participated in many protection assignments, including Secret Service protection details involving presidential candidates and visiting heads of state.    

 

Neil is also a licensed private investigator specializing in financial matters, including asset tracing, due diligence, forensic accounting and litigation support.

Barry Hamber is vice-president of the Mogen Safety Council.  Barry is a retired New York City police officer, having served with distinction with the NYPD for more than twenty years.  While with the NYPD, Barry served on numerous executive protection details, including assignments involving dignitaries and religious leaders.  Barry is a graduate of John Jay College for Criminal Justice.  Barry is also an emergency medical technician (EMT) with Hatzolah, a volunteer emergency medical service.  In addition, Barry is a licensed private investigator and president of We Spy for You Investigation Corp.  Tele: 917-774-7022

 

Barry and Neil work together in advising houses of worship, schools and other non-profit institutions on how to improve their security through the implementation of cost-effective security measures.  Barry and Neil work with law enforcement in helping them to better understand the needs and concerns of such institutions.  Barry and Neil also assist in obtaining security grants for non-profit institutions from the Department of Homeland Security.