September 12, 2011 | Issue #17
Calendar of Events
09/05/2011 Labor Day
09/11/2011 Patriot Day
09/17/2011 Constitution Day
09/23/2011 First Day of Autumn
09/28/2011 Rosh Hashanah/Feast of Trumpets
KC Poulin, President & CEO
Tim O'Rourke, Executive VP
Chief Mike O'Connor, VP of Protective Services
Maj. Hector Rodriguez, Commander of Uniformed Services
Maj. Mark Puetz, Dir. of Risk Management
Amy O'Rourke, Dir. of Public Affairs/Client Newsletter Editor
Chris Jones, IT Manager
Josephine Mannino, Executive Assistant to KC Poulin
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Free Concealed Weapons Training
By Chief Mike O'Connor, VP of Protective Services

The S2 Institute was created so that CIS Officers could receive training at a level that would allow the Officers to be successful on the properties, which we service.

CIS is pleased to sponsor our clients for FREE Concealed Weapons Classes at S2 for up to three members of your management team and/or staff. This includes HOA board members. Additional members of your team may attend the class at the reduced cost of $65.00. Classes generally take place the first Saturday of the month from 9am to 3pm at S2 locations in Largo, Tampa and Orlando.

If you are interested in attending, please email my assistant Kristyn, with your full name and the date, which you'd like to attend. Her email address is:

Also, please feel free to visit the S2 website at:
S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute

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In This Issue...
Keeping the Community Safe is
a Public-Private Partnership
President and CEO, Critical Intervention Services

Itís hard to believe that ten years have passed since the attacks of September 11, 2001. Iím sure just like me, when that date is mentioned you immediately picture where you were when you heard the news and think about your personal response. I know that for the security officers who work for us, some were redeployed, others joined the military for the first time,a nd for some, that was the catalyst that brought them into the security industry.  

When stories are told about 9/11 it is not often mentioned that in addition to the law enforcement and firefighters who lost their lives that day, there were also many security officers. Unlike public law enforcement who respond to incidents, security officers are already posted on the scene. They generally work hand in hand in certain situations and 9/11 was no different.

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St. Pete PD Honor Guard Awarded
Mathew F. Little CCBPI Coin
Chief Mike O'Connor
VP of Protective Services

On Friday, August 12th, the St. Petersburg Police Department Honor Guard joined us at our Largo HQ for the very first presentation of the Officer Little Award.

Sergeant Marlin Heyward, along with Officers Vince Carnes, Alberto Ramos, Jonathan Vazquez and Calvin Walker participated in Protection Officer Mathew Littleís Honor Guard Detail, held on May 28th. For their service, each Officer was awarded with the Mathew F. Little CCBPI challenge coin. This award was granted in recognition of exemplary performance and honorable conduct while serving on this detail.

Community and Character Based Protection Initiative (CCBPI) is what Mathew loved most while serving with CIS. This award has been renamed as the Officer Little award in his memory. There are no words that can fully express our gratitude for their participation in honoring our fallen brother. We are forever grateful.
Workplace Violence, It's Not Just for the Post Office Anymore
Tim O'Rourke, ATO, CPS
Executive Vice President

It's interesting how terminology becomes part of our vocabulary.  When you hear the term "going postal," you immediately picture some lunatic going into a post office and shooting ex-coworkers.  

It is a frightening reality that workplace violence is a growing trend, and a serious safety and health issue. Its most extreme form, homicide, is the fourth-leading cause of fatal occupational injuries in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), there were 521 workplace homicides in the preliminary count of 2009, out of a total of 4,349 fatal work injuries. Year after year, this figure continues to increase. In fact, I recently read that workplace violence is the second leading cause of death behind automobile accidents. In the last 6 months alone, our Executive Protection division has been kept busy servicing clients from a variety of industries that are dealing with many types of workplace violence problems.

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