September 11, 2012 | Issue #31
Calendar of Events
09/03/2012 Labor Day
09/11/2012 September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
09/16/2012 - 09/18/2012 Rosh Hashana
09/21/2012 International Day of Peace
09/22/2012 Fall Begins
09/26/2012 Yom Kippur
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
Click here for all your safety and security needs.

To support the local effort in creating a safer community, was established to serve as a comprehensive source for information and advice on critical issues of crime and domestic security.
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!
Contact Us
You may contact the Editor by email at:

Existing and future clients may contact the Chief's Office by email at:

For all other inquiries, please visit our website at:
In This Issue...
A Safe and Successful 2012 RNC
Submitted by: Captain Kevin Vigh, Commander Hazardous Operations

During the recent Republican National Convention in Tampa, Critical Intervention Services partnered up with more than 60 law enforcement agencies to protect critical infrastructure and keep the civil unrest to an absolute minimum. Our Mobile Command Center, which many of you have seen and even toured at community events, was stationed in the heart of downtown Tampa. Officers manned the MCC 24 hours a day. From there, they were able to provided command operations for the entire deployment. Other officers were assigned to substations around the area, but all of our CIS officers shared the common goal to help maintain control.

With more than 20,000 people in attendance at the RNC, the biggest threat to the convention was Tropical Storm Isaac. Many news sources reported their surprise at how mild the protests were and how smoothly the event went. From an insider's prospective, I am happy to share their astonishment. There is no doubt the success of the RNC is due in large part to those who, like CIS, preserved the peace. CIS was proud to have been a part of the safety and well being of the politicians, protesters, media, onlookers, fellow officers (both public and private) and, of course, our clients.

How CIS is Feeding Children Everywhere
Submitted by: Master Sergeant Mahmoud "Moody" Abdelmohty, Community Resource Officer

Recently Critical Intervention Services and KKP Security Group teamed up with many local companies and individuals to aid in a monumental Meal Packing event that will make an impact on the lives of millions. Thousands of people gathered between Saturday, August 25th, and Thursday, August 30th, to help Feeding Children Everywhere accomplish a daunting task.

Feeding Children Everywhere (F.C.E.) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to feeding children around the world, including those within our own borders. F.C.E. aspired to create and package three million food packets, each capable of feeding a family of six. Nothing like this has ever been done before; in fact, no one has ever even attempted to reach this many meals!

When F.C.E. opened their doors to the Tampa Bay Community on August 25th, they would have never expected the impressive turnout of those anxious to lend a hand. People met at the Ybor location from all over the Bay Area--despite warnings about the over dramatized Tropical Storm Isaac and the heavily guarded RNC--ready to help F.C.E. achieve their goal.

(click to read more)
How Do You Know What You Know?
Submitted by: Mark E. Puetz

I had a conversation today with one of my peers here at the KKP Security Group about how one of our management assessment tools is being used. We were wondering if it was being used as it was originally designed or if it had somehow morphed into something else, and whether or not we were still getting the information we needed from it. We have these sorts of conversations often, if only to keep checking on ourselves, so they certainly are not new to us. I am sure many who read this can relate in one way or another, having similar conversations in their own workspaces as well. The upshot of this particular conversation was that we want to ensure we are proactive in seeking out problems well before they become problems, when we can still manage them without going into crisis mode. That is, we want to do what we can to ensure we are not surprised.  

This prompted me thinking again about how we gather and process information. Sure, we know we have to gather certain information when presented with a particular issue that requires a decision. Usually the nature of the issue or the type of decision to be made will determine what information we need. But today's conversation was about issues not yet known or decisions not yet called for. What information do we need when we don't even know yet what the issue is?

(click to read more)
Copyright © 2012 Critical Intervention Services. All Rights Reserved.