February 7, 2012 | Issue #22
Calendar of Events
02/01/2012 National Freedom Day
02/02/2012 Groundhog Day
02/14/2012 Valentines Day
02/20/2012 Presidents' Day
02/21/2012 Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras
02/22/2012 Ash Wednesday - Lent
02/29/2012 Leap Day
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:

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

See you there!
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In This Issue...
Strengthening Relationships With Local Law Enforcement
Submitted by: Senior Master Sergeant Carlos Ruiz, Community Resource Officer & Client Relations Division Supervisor

On February 3rd, CIS had the pleasure of hosting a tour of the Public Safety Center for Community Resource Deputy Edum and Deputy Brown from District 1, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. As it turns out, Deputy Brown was once a Road Deputy and had worked side-by-side with CIS when KC Poulin, the CEO, was working foot patrol and still forming the agency we have today. Deputy Brown commented on the history of CIS (then and now) and how impressive the growth has truly been. Deputy Edum was full of questions and excited about the variety of quality resources CIS offers the Sheriff's Office. At the conclusion of the tour Mr. Poulin presented both Deputy Brown and Deputy Edum with the CEO Proof Coin to carry with pride. The deputies were delighted to receive an honor few have been presented with. Overall, it was a wonderful tour and a great opportunity to further strengthen CIS's relationship with local law enforcement agencies.
The Reasonable Plan Part V (After the Incident)
Submitted by: Mark E. Puetz

In our articles here over the few months just prior to the holidays we were exploring some simple ideas about how to develop a security plan. The more complex your property, the more complex your worries, the more comprehensive your planning will have to be. But the thought process can remain essentially the same. Identify possible risks, based on history and expectations. Prioritize those risks, based on what is important to you (what is most costly). Now you can start to focus on those types of incidents that cause you the most grief.

No matter what the incident is, something happened before the incident; something happened during the incident; and something happened after the incident. Each of these "somethings" can affect the overall outcome of the incident from your perspective as the property owner or manager. Each of these "somethings" should be managed by you in some way. We were considering the before, during, and after each in turn. In our previous articles in this series, we offered some thoughts about what to do before and then during an incident. This month, some thoughts about what to do after an incident.

Immediately after the incident, once the initial rush of its discovery and management are over, you should begin your after incident phase. Do not wait a few days or weeks. Dig into it right away, while it is all still fresh in your mind. Begin identifying who knows what, who has what information. Prepare and gather reports and other documents. If you need to do an internal investigation, this is the time to begin that.

Along with your efforts to compile information, be aware that people will be talking. It may be the media, your employees, your tenants, or even members of the public. Depending on the severity and notoriety of the incident, what they are saying might be very important to you. Not only might they be saying things that could tarnish your image, they also may have important information to add to your files. You will want to hear what they say and take note of it. At the same time, you should coordinate with your own public relations personnel on ensuring you keep everyone informed about what happened and what is being done, and doing so in a way that shows you to be a responsible and caring property owner, in a way that protects your image in the eye of the public.

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