March 19, 2014 | Issue #48
Calendar of Events
03/04/2014 Mardi Gras
03/05/2014 Ash Wednesday
03/09/2014 Daylight Saving Time Begins
03/17/2014 Saint Patrick's Day
03/20/2014 First Day of Spring
Contributors
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:
dombrobl@kkpsecuritygroup.com

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!
Contact Us
You may contact the Editor by email at:
allison.cox@kkpsecuritygroup.com

Existing and future clients may contact the Chief's Office by email at:
rodrighb@cisworldservices.org

For all other inquiries, please visit our website at:
http://www.cisworldservices.org
In This Issue...
Celebrating Twenty-Two: CIS Looks Back and Aims Forward
Submitted by: Elizabeth Greer, In-House Counsel

The sign at 13777 Belcher Road South reads "Public Safety Center."  It's rather eye-catching.  People passing by likely take notice and wonder what the Public Safety Center is.  What they suppose in that fleeting moment is anybody's guess, but what they are doubtful to ever surmise is that it all started twenty-two years ago in the spare room of a small house, by a singular individual with a multitude of very big ideas.  After years of working in law enforcement and various private security environments and after as many years spent discussing those experiences with his colleagues Craig Gundry and Tim O'Rourke, CIS founder KC Poulin's reservations gave way to dream and drive and he launched CIS on February 12, 1992.

It was not a sophisticated beginning.  A two thousand dollar loan, a computer and a color printer surely made for a Spartan start, but it was enough to put Poulin's vision and CCBPI methodology in motion. Not long after CIS's first boots hit the ground, Gundry and O'Rourke joined forces with Poulin, and their combined expertise, passion, innovation and strategic thinking formed the foundation that has carried CIS from the back room of the CEO's house to the forefront of the private security industry.

To describe the evolution of CIS in full would require much more than a  newsletter article, as its growth from year to year, and sometimes month to month and even week to week, encompasses a range of happenings too vast to recount here.  But to give the CIS story its due, below is a glimpse of CIS's history - a snapshot of some of the milestones and significant events that have comprised and shaped its twenty-two years.  At first glance, they read almost like a playbook or a planned course of action, though from their perspective, the founders would undoubtedly proclaim that it's only easy to connect the dots looking back. The view peering forward is an entirely different ballgame.  And certainly, from the opening pitch onward, they and CIS have fielded a lot of groundballs over the years.  

Here's a look at some of CIS's most meaningful turning points (click the thumbnail below to enlarge)...

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Twenty-Two Years in Photos
Below you will find some pictures to illustrate CIS's growth over the past twenty-two years. Click on the pictures to view larger.
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