January 15, 2013 | Issue #35
Calendar of Events
01/01/2013 New Year's Day
01/21/2013 Martin Luther King Junior Day
KC Poulin, President & CEO
Jeffrey Ezell, Vice President of Operations
Craig Gundry, Vice President of Special Projects
Chief Hector Rodriguez, Commander of Uniformed Services
Major Mark Puetz, Director of Risk Management
Adam Clarke, Director of Threat Management and Training
Allison Cox, Executive Assistant to KC Poulin
Chris Jones, IT Manager
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Free Concealed Weapons Training
By Chief Hector Rodriguez, Commander of Uniformed 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 through FREE Concealed Weapons Classes at S2 Institute 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 on Sundays throughout the month from 9am to 3pm at the Wyoming Antelope Club

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

Class dates and availability can be found at the S2 website, S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute, along with a list of required equipment needed for this class.

See you there!
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In This Issue...
Changes in Leadership
Submitted by: KC Poulin, President and CEO

As some of you may know, former Chief and Vice President, Michael O'Connor, semi-retired recently. CIS is proud to announce that Mike has accepted a position to help grow one of our affiliate companies, Advanced Protection Services (APS). Mike will now be the Vice President of Operations for the Arizona and South Carolina markets of APS. We see this as a fantastic opportunity for Mike to share his knowledge and expand his experience. Congratulations, Mike!

Additionally, I would like to congratulate Hector Rodriguez's recent promotion to Chief of the Uniform Division for CIS. This is truly a noteworthy event and I offer him my sincerest congratulations.  Chief Rodriguez joined the CIS corps at the young age of twenty.  He had neither a military background nor law enforcement experience.  What he did have was ambition and drive and dedication to both himself and the uniform he wore.  Chief Rodriguez committed himself to learning everything he could, worked his way up through the ranks and, along the way, developed his distinguished leadership style.  Just shy of thirty, Chief Rodriguez is now responsible for more than three hundred men and women who count on his insight and skill to lead them.  I can't think of a better person for a position of such responsibility.
CIS Wrap-A-Thon and Christmas Toy Drive
For twenty years, CIS has been holding an annual Christmas toy drive. The CIS Toy Drive is our biggest CCBPI activity, as we help hundreds of children who might not otherwise receive Christmas presents. This year was our biggest year yet so we made sure to start preparations early so that we could be fully prepared.

To ensure a bountiful Christmas for all the children involved in the Toy Drive, more than 1700 toys were ordered. After the toys were delivered to the office, we were faced with the daunting task of wrapping all of them. In order to do this we planned a Wrap-A-Thon the week of Thanksgiving. We took over Classroom A at the Largo S2 facility and wrapped presents for two days and concluded with a single day dedicated to sorting gifts and stuffing Santas' bags. In these three days, November 19th though the 21st, we had volunteers coming and going, donating as much of their time and resources as possible.

By the end of the Wrap-A-Thon, a day before Thanksgiving, all of the toys had been wrapped and sorted--that is a CIS record! We did take one more afternoon, on December 13th, to review the gift bags and make last minute preparations for families who had been submitted late. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our Special Events team and the generous volunteers, all of the bags for our Santas were ready to go on Christmas Eve.

The officers who volunteered to act as Santa for toy distribution on Christmas Eve arrived at the Largo office at 1300 to be suited up in the widely recognized red pants, jacket and hat. Each Santa loaded up the bags for the sectors they were covering and took off in the passenger seat of a CIS patrol vehicle.

Upon arriving at each apartment complex, a CIS Officer would escort Santa to the various units of children receiving children. As you can imagine, these unsuspecting children are thrilled to see their special Christmas visitor--some, overcome by excitement, even open their gifts right there in the doorway!

This event touches the hearts of everyone involved, from the children and parents, to the volunteers, officers, office staff and even the toy vendors. The CIS Toy Drive is without a doubt, the most important event all year long.
Sometimes Quotes Say So Much
Submitted by: Mark E. Puetz

Jack Welch said, "Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." If your business were perfect, what would it look like? How do you communicate that vision to others (see "What Language Do You Speak," June 2012)? How committed are you to getting there? What are you doing to make that journey?

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