Karl C. ("K.C.") Poulin, ATO, CPOI, CPS, CHS-III
President / CEO
Email: ceo@cisworldservices.org
Approved as cATO in anti-terrorism operations.

K.C. Poulin is President and CEO of Critical Intervention Services (CIS). Mr. Poulin has over 20 years experience in the fields of law enforcement, security operations, threat management, executive protection and public safety in high crime communities. Poulin also has extensive experience in the areas of critical incident management and anti-terrorism operations.

Mr. Poulin leads the company in its business development and growth efforts, pioneering innovative ideas to assist in the security needs for organizations worldwide. For example, Mr. Poulin along with Vice President Craig Gundry developed and mobilized an Anti-Terrorism Officer (ATO) Program. Currently there are over three-dozen highly trained and equipped CIS Anti-Terrorism Officers protecting some of Florida’s most critical infrastructure, such as power plants and chemical facilities.

Mr. Poulin, along with California University at Pennsylvania professor Charles Nemeth, is the author of the recently published book Private Security and Public Safety: A Community-Based Approach; as well as The Prevention Agency: A Public Safety Model for High Crime Communities in the 21st Century, which is set to release September 2004. Both books feature a strategy for reclaiming and rehabilitating high crime communities called the Community and Character Based Protection Initiative (CCBPI). This unique strategy, created by Mr. Poulin, has received worldwide recognition from media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, The O'Reilly Factor on FOX News, Der Spiegel television, and France's Courrier International.

Mr. Poulin graduated from Executive Security International as a Certified Protection Specialist and has received extensive training in the areas of emergency management; critical incident management; terrorism; extremism; juvenile violence and prevention; criminal gang identification and response; executive protection; and workplace violence. Mr. Poulin is certified by FEMA for Emergency Response to Terrorism and holds a level III Certified in Homeland Security from The American Board For Certification In Homeland Security. Mr. Poulin has also received certification as a Certified Protection Officer Instructor (CPOI) through the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) and has been appointed to the Board of Directors for IFPO.

Areas of Expertise

Crime in urban communities, critical incident management, threat management and stalker resolution, terrorism counteraction, juvenile violence and prevention, security operations, public safety in high crime communities, executive protection, and workplace violence.

Consulting/Training Experience

Mr. Poulin often testifies as an expert witness in liability cases that require his expertise in terms of inadequate security and premise liability for the limitation of protective operations. He has lectured on a number of occasions to the Florida Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates and other industry organizations.

For a more complete list of lectures given by K.C. Poulin click here.

Mr. Poulin also serves as a frequent consultant for the news media and has appeared as a subject expert in over 300 television, newspaper, magazine and radio news interviews. Click here for a complete list of interviews.


Publications authored by Mr. Poulin:

"Public Awareness and the War on Terrorism" (co-authored with C. Gundry)

"Putting a STOP to neighborhood drug sales" Article about STOP operations and their impact on drug sales in communities.

"Resisting the Illusory Mindset of 'Efficiency' While Providing Public Safety". This essay questions the relevance of leadership strategies and business procedures in the private security industry.

Click here for a list of more publications

News Interviews:

"July 7th London Attacks" Interview featuring KC Poulin on the Glen Beck Show. (National 2005)

"2005 London Attacks" Two interviews featuring KC Poulin discussing the July 7th terrorist attacks in London

"The Iranian and Syrian Alliance" Interview featuring K.C. Poulin on KLIF news radio (Dallas, TX 2005).

"Terror-proofing TECO" St. Petersburg Times article about CIS Anti-Terrorism Officers (2004).

"Tampa Electric Upgrades Security at Power Plants" Tampa Tribune article about CIS anti-terrorism consulting and the CIS ATO program (2004).

"Terrorism and the War in Iraq" Interview featuring K.C. Poulin on WSPK Radio (New York, March 2003)

"9/11 and Terrorism" Interview featuring K.C. Poulin on WSBD news radio. (2002)

"Stolen Uniforms" Interview featuring K.C. Poulin on WFLA news radio discussing the increased terrorist threat to include recent thefts of uniforms.

"Day of 9/11" Interview featuring K.C. Poulin on WFLA news radio discussing the September 11th terrorist attacks. (2001)

"The O’Reilly Factor" Interview between K.C. Poulin and Fox's Bill O'Reilly (1996)