April 10, 2013 | Issue #38
Calendar of Events
03/26/2013 - 04/02/2013 Passover
04/07/2013 Divine Mercy Sunday
04/07/2013 Holocaust Rememberance Day
04/15/2013 Taxes Day (Taxes Due)
04/22/2013 Earth Day
04/26/2013 Arbor 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 Brenda, 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...
Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Can you imagine hearing the words "your child has autism"? In a split second, life - as you know it - has changed. For the families of several employees at KKP Security Group, this has been a reality.

In support, KKP Security Group has formed a team to participate at the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event being held at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Saturday, April 20th. Check in will begin at 0900 and the walk will start at 1030. There is no fee to sign up and attend the walk. If you are interested in joining the walk as a member of the KKP Security Group team, a member of your own team or as an individual, we strongly encourage it.

By participating in this event, you are helping to change the future for all who struggle with autism. By walking, you are getting us one step closer to finding what causes autism, how to prevent and treat it and ultimately a cure so no family ever hears those words again. Until then, we walk to find answers and raise awareness about the devastating toll that autism has had on families like those affected at KKP Security Group.

Unfortunately, we know not everyone will be able to attend the walk but there are still plenty of ways you can get involved. Check out the links below for ways to help this wonderful cause.


1. WALK: There is no fee to sign up for the walk. To join the KKP Security Group walking team, click here.

2. SHARE and INVITE: Share, RSVP and invite your friends and family to the Walk Now for Autism Speaks Facebook Event created by Cis Home.

3.DONATE: Use this link or this link to donate.
CIS Sponsors Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay 2013
Submitted by: Allison Cox, Executive Assistant to the CEO, KC Poulin

For the past four years, Champions for Children has teamed up with local businesses to present the Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay charity event. Critical Intervention Services has been a sponsoring local business for the past two years and was an especially proud sponsor this year, as CIS had the special pleasure of being the Presenting Sponsor for the Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay 2013 event.

As guests entered the doors at the A La Carte Pavilion on Monday, March 25th, the CIS Honor Guard greeted them. Later in the evening, the Honor Guard accompanied Champions for Children Development Director, Maria Lewis, and CIS CEO, KC Poulin, as they addressed the audience from the stage. The Honor Guard remained present throughout the evening and even seized the opportunity to get pictures with all the competing chefs after the award ceremony.

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How to Improve Meetings
Submitted by: Mark E. Puetz, Director of Risk Management and Professional Standards

In January I set the stage and presented some quotes critical of meetings. Last month I observed that meetings are a tool and, as long as they are the right tool for the job, they can be very useful. I suggested one way of evaluating that was to consider the opportunity costs associated with having a meeting. This month we explore a bit about how to improve a meeting. If you absolutely must have one, how can you ensure you get as much out of it as possible?

Several years ago I worked for an NGO that was expanding due to a change in federal law that put more responsibilities on us. We were all subject matter experts for various public committees and we were hiring more professional staff to take on the additional load. Our executive director held staff meetings every Monday morning where all personnel were expected to provide an update on our respective committees and projects so the other personnel could keep their respective committees informed. As the staff grew, these meetings got longer. What was a two-hour meeting initially soon expanded to take up most of the day every Monday. Many of the updates affected only segments of the committees we served, but rarely affected all. As such, most of us spent most of every Monday in a meeting where very little had anything at all to do with us.

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