The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and the Secure Community Network Announce Hiring of Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Brian Davis to Bolster Community Safety and Security
Davis Will Advise, Direct, and Enhance the Community Security Program to Reach Jewish Communities Across Greater Atlanta
ATLANTA, GA – The Secure Community Network (SCN), the official safety and security organization for the Jewish community in North America, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta today announced the hiring of Brian Davis as Community Security Director. Davis will continue to grow the existing community security program in Atlanta — one of the oldest in the country — reporting to Neil Rabinovitz, Southeast Regional Director for SCN based in Atlanta, and supervising Deputy Community Security Director Bryan Underwood. The Atlanta program, which Brian Davis will now oversee, is designed to increase safety and security for all those who participate in synagogues, day schools, museums, service organizations, and other centers of Jewish life.
“SCN is proud of our partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and excited to announce Brian as its new Community Security Director,” said Michael Masters, National Director and CEO of the Secure Community Network. “Our goal is to ensure the safety, security, and resiliency of all Jewish communities, and this partnership, and hire, is helping to do just that.”
“The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta is excited to continue its partnership with SCN and formally welcome Brian to our team,” said Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta President and CEO Eric Robbins. “As America faces dramatic increases in antisemitic threats and incidents, Jewish communal security has never been more important. Brian has extensive experience and knowledge of safety and security issues, making him an enormous asset to our community.”
The Federation program is part of the growing network of Jewish Federations and communities that have partnered with SCN to launch community-wide security programs designed around an “all threats, all hazards” approach to preparedness, safety, security, and resiliency. Each program is connected to SCN’s national operations, providing direct access to SCN’s National Jewish Security Operations Command Center and Duty Desk, as well as best practice security resources and support related to policies, procedures, physical security, facility assessments, training, and incident response.
The Atlanta security initiative is being made possible through professional support from the Federation & SCN; funding through the collaborative efforts of the Federation local donors; community partner organizations, and national donor support from SCN and LiveSecure, the historic partnership between The Jewish Federations of North America and SCN to fund and create a collective security framework for every Jewish community across North America.
“In our journey to ensure that every Jewish community has a strong security initiative necessary for flourishing Jewish life, we’re thrilled to see that Atlanta is taking steps to expand its security program. I look forward to working with the community to raise the necessary matching funds as it continues on its journey to secure the Jewish community,” said Jewish Federations of North America Chair Julie Platt.
Prior to joining SCN, Davis spent 29 years in law enforcement. Located in Atlanta, Davis served as the Supervisory Special Agent over the Transnational Organized Crimes Unit of the Western Hemisphere. He also served as Supervisory Special Agent in Washington DC, as the Program Manager for the Public Corruption Unit.
As an FBI Special Agent, Davis worked with federal, state, and local law enforcement to investigate and solve a range of high-profile and complex criminal cases such as hate crimes, civil rights violations, public corruption, violent crimes, bank robberies, kidnappings, and fugitives.
Prior to his 21 years with the FBI, Davis was the lead investigator for the Narcotics Unit of the Gaston County Police in North Carolina for eight years.
“It is an honor for me to work with the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and SCN and use my experience to contribute to the safety and security of the Jewish community in Greater Atlanta,” said Davis. “I look forward to building on the strong security program here led by Neil Rabinowitz, and to help this Jewish community thrive.”
Davis will succeed former Community Security Director Neil Rabinowitz. Neil was hired in April of 2020 by SCN to manage the security program, and will now be overseeing it as a Regional Director.