CIS in the News

The success of our innovative and often unconventional approaches to security problems has been the subject of frequent media attention. The following links provide access to some of the hundreds of news stories about CIS and interviews with CIS subject experts


Television News Stories

2004 WTVT Channel 13 (FOX) 6 and 11 o'clock News,
Interviewed about the Anti-Terrorism Officer Program developed by CIS and the deployment of three-dozen ATO's for TECO Energy.

2004 WFLA Channel 8 (NBC) 6 and 11 o'clock News,
Interviewed about the Anti-Terrorism Officer Program developed by CIS and the deployment of three-dozen ATO's for TECO Energy.

2004 WFTS Channel 28 (ABC) 6 and 11 o'clock News,
Interviewed about the Anti-Terrorism Officer Program developed by CIS and the deployment of three-dozen ATO's for TECO Energy.

2003 WTSP channel 10 (CBS) Tampa News 6 o'clock News,
Interviewed for a spotlight on CIS about the large amount of CIS officers recalled to military duty during the Iraq war.

2002 FOX News, The O'Reilly Factor
Interviewed for a spotlight on CIS and our methodology in dealing with high crime neighborhoods.

2002 WTVT Channel 13 Tampa (Fox) 10 P.M News Tampa, Florida News
CIS was spotlighted for its efforts in reclaiming gang territory from a Tampa apartment community.

2001 WTVT Channel 13 Tampa (Fox) 10 P.M News Tampa Florida September 14, 2001- CIS Services and Anti-Terrorism / Assessment / Skills

1998 UPN WTOG Channel 44 News Tampa
Interviewed for a spotlight on CIS and its effectiveness and current industry standards.

1997 FOX International News
Interviewed for a spotlight on CIS and its effectiveness and current industry standards.

1997 FOX International News, The O'Reilly Factor
Interviewed for a spotlight on CIS on the Bill O'Reilly news hour.

1997 Der Spiegel German Television
Documentary on CIS and its concepts.

1996 ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings
Interviewed for a spotlight on CIS and its effectiveness

1996 WFTS Channel 28 Tampa (ABC), 11 o'clock News CIS was highlighted for its effectiveness in ridding apartment complexes of crime.

1995 WFTS Channel 28 Tampa (ABC), 6 o'clock News
Interviewed on trespass sweeps conducted by CIS

1995 WTVT Channel 13 Tampa (Fox), 11 o'clock news
Interviewed on trespass sweeps conducted by CIS

1994 WTVT Channel 13 Tampa (FOX), 11 o'clock News
Interviewed on high crime neighborhoods and the use of high-risk security such as CIS.

1994 WTVT Channel 13 Tampa (FOX), 11 o'clock News,
CIS was highlighted for its expertise in protecting executives, dignitaries & celebrities.

1994 WFLA Channel 8 Tampa (CBS), 11 o'clock News
Showed the CIS concepts of networking kids as a crime prevention tool

1993 WTVT Channel 13 Tampa (FOX), 11 o'clock News
Interviewed on why CIS is so effective protecting high crime neighborhoods from the criminal.


Magazine Articles

2004 Frost & Sullivan Homeland Security Issue "Brining in the Professionals"
Article about the CIS Anti-Terrorism Officer Program and its deployment to protect the TECO power plants throughout the Tampa Bay area.

2000 The Freeman-Ideas on Liberty "Why Crime Declines"
CIS, its concepts and success were written about in this law and economic journal by Bruce L. Benson a DeVoe Moore Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at Florida State University.

1999 VI MENN Norwegian magazine
CIS was profiled for its services and effectiveness.

1999 Business First "Private security a link in armor against crime"
CIS was written about in this E-journal by Bruce L. Benson.

1999 Calvert Issue Brief "Cutting Costs: A Compendium of Competitive Know-How and Privatization Source Materials"
CIS was highlighted in this Calvert Institute for Policy Research Brief.

1999 Business First "Private security a link in armor against crime"
CIS was written about in this E-journal by Bruce L. Benson.

1999 Privatization on a Roll "Governments find they can deliver services better and more cheaply by contracting the work out to private companies and non-profits"
CIS was highlighted in this article.

1999 Privitization.Org "Policing Services"
CIS was highlighted in this Research.

1998 Scan Magazine "NYPD, INC."
CIS was highlighted in this magazine based on the Wall Street Journal article.

1997 Der Spiegel German Magazine
Documentary on CIS and its concepts.

1997 Vail Symposium Briefing Book "Public Safety Policing Services"
CIS was highlighted in this Research.

1997 THIPAN Magazine
CIS, its concepts and success were written about in this Asian Magazine.

1997 Crittenden Newsletter
Article gives statistics on CIS's success in protecting properties and highlights the tactics used to accomplish this.


Radio News Stories

2004 WFLA Talk Radio, Tampa Florida
Interviewed about the Anti-Terrorism Officer Program developed by CIS and the deployment of three- dozen ATO's for TECO Energy.

2004 WFLA Talk Radio, Tampa Florida
Interviewed about the Anti-Terrorism Officer Program developed by CIS and the deployment of three- dozen ATO's for TECO Energy.

2003 WFLA Talk Radio, Tampa Florida
Interviewed about the new web site created by CIS called Safetampabay.org

2001 WMMS Cleveland, Ohio - 7:20 A.M. September 14, 2001
(Executive Protection / Protecting Against Terrorism / Critical Intervention Services Highlighted)

2001 KFIV Modesto, California - 3:30 - 4:30 P.M. September 15, 2001
CIS / Terrorism / Historical & Contemporary Assessments 1 hour interview

1997 WUSF National Public Radio, AM Radio

1996 1210 WPHT, AM Radio, Philadelphia, PA
Provided insight into CIS and its operations.

1996 570 KVI, AM Radio, Seattle, WA
Provided insight into CIS and its operations


Newspaper Articles

2004 St. Petersburg Times, Terror Proofing TECO"
Front Page article in the "A" section of the times about the Anti-Terrorism Officer Program developed by CIS and the deployment of three- dozen ATO's for TECO Energy.

2004 The Tampa Tribune, "Tampa Electric upgrades security at power plants"
Front Page article in the Money Sense section of the Trib about the Anti-Terrorism Officer Program developed by CIS and the deployment of three- dozen ATO's for TECO Energy.

2001 St. Petersburg Times, "Mail rooms adjust to threat"
Article was on the anthrax attacks and CIS training that was provided to the community.

2000 The Tampa Tribune, "Sheriffs office data shows crime rate increase"
Article was on crime trends and the efforts of CIS as a community partner to the fight on crime.

2000 WallStreet Journal
Article was on executive protection and the industry trends

1999 The Detroit News "Growing Private Security Investments help Crime Rates Tumble"
CIS, its concepts and success were written about in this newspaper by Bruce L. Benson a DeVoe Moore Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at Florida State University.

1997 St.- Petersburg Times
CIS, its concepts and success with mall security were written about in the business section.

1996 WallStreet Journal
CIS, its concepts and successes was written about by Joe Boyce on the front page of the market section.

1996 St.- Petersburg Times
CIS, its concepts and success were written about on the front page of the business section.

1995 The Tampa Tribune, "Complex aims to evict drug dealers"
CIS successes were highlighted during a crime/drug sweep that involved a joint deployment with the Hillsborough Sheriffs Office.

1993 Tampa Tribune
CIS, its concepts and success were written about the front page of the University section.


Books

1999 TO SERVE AND PROTECT
Bruce L. Benson, a DeVoe Moore Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at Florida State University, wrote about CIS, its concepts and success in this award-winning book.