June 11, 2013 | Issue #40
Calendar of Events
06/14/2013 Flag Day
06/16/2013 Father's Day
06/21/2013 Summer Solstice
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...
Enforcement and Security Officers Awarded at ASIS Appreciation Luncheon
Submitted by: Elizabeth Greer, Esq., In-House Counsel

The good that results from the ever-strengthening partnership between law enforcement and private security has once again been affirmed.  Thirteen law enforcement officers and five private security officers received awards for exemplifying excellence in public safety at this year's Enforcement and Security Officer Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the Florida West Coast Chapter of ASIS International on May 16, 2013 in Tampa.  After the Posting of Colors by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard and the singing of the National Anthem, Al Perotti from TECO presented the Fallen Officer Memoriam remembering and honoring those law enforcement and security officers lost in the line of duty from June 2012 through May 2013.  Sadly, this year's ceremony included four law enforcement and five security officers, including Critical Intervention Services Officer Michael Valentin.  

News Channel 8's Keith Cate, who served as this year's Master of Ceremonies, called forward each recipient and recounted the circumstances leading to the recipient's special recognition.  Amid stories of heroism and public safety efforts, the banquet room was filled with the sound of applause and a sense of pride.  One recipient, a quick thinking security officer, took a non-responsive baby from her distraught mother's arms, rendered first aid assisting greatly to save the child who had suffered a stroke. Another found a missing elderly man lying in a pond in critical medical condition and helped him to safety.  A law enforcement officer working with volatile Baker Act situations was recognized for the difficult work he does and the many lives he strives to change day in and day out.  An undercover agent living among dangerous drug dealers, away from his family and the safety of the Sheriff's Office for months, was violently attacked by the target of his investigation.  When the situation went awry, his partners, acting without regard for their own safety, intervened to save his life.  The stories were plentiful, and thankfully, each had a happy ending.  Each recipient's experience offered a glimpse into the real world drama and life threatening circumstances those in public safety are responsible to constantly manage.

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Hurricane Season 2013 is Upon Us
Submitted by: Adam Clarke, Director of Threat Management and Training

As we enter the 2013 hurricane season, we need to prepare for the coming storm season. One of the biggest issues people face during weather emergencies is lack of preparation. It is easy to become complacent and get that "it won't happen here" attitude.

You are responsible to assure that your family is prepared, take as look at the list below and prepare your family kit. More information can be found at FloridaDisaster.org or at the National Hurricane Center website.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place.
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

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  • Why All That Paperwork?
    Submitted by: Mark E. Puetz, Director of Risk Management and Professional Standards

    Have you ever been in a situation like this?

    Mary Jones is a problem employee. She is frequently late for work, performs her work poorly, and does not seem to get along with anyone in the office. As her supervisor, you are responsible for documenting each instance of her failure to follow established company policies. The form you have to use, though, is pretty involved and a lot of the fields seem rather burdensome or self-explanatory. Why do you have to identify the exact policy she violated, or list specific dates and times? Why do you have to list witnesses? You complete only the most important, narrative sections and go ahead with her termination. After all, everyone knows Ms. Jones is trouble and it is long past time for her to go.

    If you have been in a situation like that, fast-forward a bit. Have you ever been in a situation like this?

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