January 3, 2012 | Issue #21
Calendar of Events
01/01/2012 New Year's Day
01/16/2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
01/23/2012 Chinese New Year
Contributors
KC Poulin, President & CEO
Tim O'Rourke, Executive VP
Craig Gundry, VP of Special Projects
Chief Mike O'Connor, VP of Protective Services
Maj. Hector Rodriguez, Commander of Uniformed Services
Maj. Mark Puetz, Dir. of Risk Management
Robert Logan, Professional Standards Division
Allison Cox, Executive Assistant to KC Poulin
Chris Jones, IT Manager
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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 we service.

CIS is pleased to sponsor our clients for FREE Concealed Weapons Classes at S2 for up to two 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 Samantha, with your full name and the date, which you would like to attend. Her email address is:
barrons@cisworldservices.org

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

See you there!
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You may contact the Editor by email at:
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Existing and future clients may contact the Chief's Office by email at:
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In This Issue...
Spreading Joy to Those Who Need it Most
Submitted by:  Amy O'Rourke and Allison Cox

2011 marks the 19th anniversary of the CIS Toy Drive, our biggest CCBPI activity.  This event becomes more meaningful every year, as we help hundreds of children who might not otherwise receive Christmas presents. This year was particularly special because of new things we did and special circumstances that were brought to our attention. This year we provided toys for more than 430 kids!

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Thanks from Santa Cogburn
Submitted by: Joseph "Bravo Tango 516" Cogburn, Special Services Group

I want to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to be Santa this year for the Toy Drive and allowing me to hand out toys to kids in need. It was the best feeling in the world to see those kids light up and, in some cases, cry because they did not think they where getting a Christmas. I would also like to thank my reindeer, Kilo 507 (Cook), for helping and doing a great job. This is why I am glad to work for this agency and am proud of what we do for the community. This event brought it all home for me to see the kids' and parents' faces when we gave them Christmas gifts; it was the most amazing thing I have ever seen! I am honored to put on my uniform everyday and represent Critical Intervention Services and the community that we work for. Again, thank you is not enough to express my gratitude for letting me be a part of the Toy Drive and this agency!
Thanks from Santa's Helper Cook
Submitted by: John "Kilo 507" Cook, Special Services Group

I would like to thank CIS for allowing me to be a part of the CIS Toy Drive this year. The experience cannot be put into words easily, to be a part of this event was amazing. I would like to first thank B/T516 (Cogburn) for being a great Santa, as his interactions with the families was top notch. Events like this are why I enjoy working for the Agency and wake up happily everyday to throw on my gear and go in service. Although I try my hardest every shift to help out the families that live in the communities CIS services--and even members of surrounding communities if possible--nothing lives up to the Toy Drive.

You do not see many companies/agencies who give back to the families that are experiencing hard times the way CIS's Toy Drive does. This personal interaction with the families really shows that CIS cares. It sincerely strikes the heart when a young child sees Santa and starts crying because they did not believe that they were getting anything for Christmas due to their personal situation. These children were happier to see Santa than to receive the presents themselves, as it gave them hope--although the presents that Santa brought were most certainly enjoyed! It was the first time that I've seen a grown man cry, as Santa gave gifts to this man's son that he just could not provide himself. Again, I cannot express how much I appreciate what the agency does and continues to do and how honored I am to be a part of it. Merry Christmas.
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