April 10, 2012 | Issue #24
Calendar of Events
04/01/2012 Palm Sunday
04/01/2012 April Fool's Day
04/06/2012 Good Friday
04/07/2012 - 04/14/2012 Passover
04/08/2012 Easter
04/17/2012 Tax Day (Taxes Due)
04/19/2012 Holocaust Day
04/22/2012 Earth Day
04/27/2012 Arbor 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...
How Can We Assist Our Legal Counsel
Submitted by: Mark E Puetz, Director of Risk Management and Professional Standards

Have you ever noticed how much we make fun of or complain about certain people or professions... until we need them? For example, we make fun of police officers, doctors, accountants, and lawyers, quite a bit. Indeed, a quick Google search will return any number of sites offering jokes or quotes about any of these professions or those in them. When we need a police officer, though, we call them heroes. When we need a doctor, we call them saviors. When we need an accountant, we call them financial wizards. When we need an attorney, we call them our best ally.

Police officers will gladly tell us how we can assist them in their jobs, or how we can help them help us. They tell us to report suspicious activity; observe details; lock our doors; be aware of our surroundings. Doctors give us tips too. Eat right; exercise; do not engage in unhealthy habits. Accountants will tell us to set a budget and stay within it; save our receipts; save for retirement. What do the lawyers tell us? Answering that opens the door and invites all the comedians to take the stage.

A lawyer's dog, running around town unleashed, heads for a butcher shop and steals a roast. The butcher goes to the lawyer's office and asks, "if a dog running unleashed steals a piece of meat from my store, do I have a right to demand payment for the meat from the dog's owner?" The lawyer answers, "Absolutely."

"Then you owe me $8.50. Your dog was loose and stole a roast from me today."

The lawyer, without a word, writes the butcher a check for $8.50. The butcher, having a feeling of satisfaction, leaves.

Three days later, the butcher finds a bill from the lawyer: $100 due for a consultation.

All jokes aside, assuming we have good policies and practices, and that we are pretty good about retaining records, there are a few simple things we can do to assist our attorneys in any cases that may be brought against us. There is a lot more we can do, to be sure. But it should be a good start.

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Providing Insight for a Local Media Outlet
Submitted by: Allison Cox, Executive Assistant to the CEO, KC Poulin

Recently CIS was contacted about doing an interview with Tampa Bay's FOX 13. The producer of the morning show was interested in interviewing Major Hector Rodriguez about neighborhood watch programs, the expectations of these programs and required training for individuals involved with such programs. The piece originally aired on Wednesday, March 21st, at 9:00AM. Below you will find the link to the clip:

The Evolution of Key Players: Jim Richards & Jeff Ezell
Submitted by: Allison Cox, Executive Assistant to the CEO, KC Poulin, and Elizabeth Greer, In-House Council

As the KKP Security Group embarks on a path of significant growth, new demands and challenges await that we must be poised to meet.  With this in mind, I am pleased to announce the promotion of James "Jim" Richards, CPA, to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Jeffrey "Jeff" Ezell to the position of Vice President of Operations (VP Operations).  Their excellent leadership and guidance at work in these executive positions will ensure our continued success as an industry leader as we expand and forge ahead in the months and years to come.  

Congratulations, Jim and Jeff.
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