April 9, 2014 | Issue #49
Calendar of Events
04/07/2014 World Health Day
04/13/2014 Palm Sunday
04/15/2014 - 04/22/2014 Passover
04/15/2014 Tax Day (Taxes Due)
04/17/2014 Holy Thursday
04/18/2014 Good Friday
04/20/2014 Easter
04/22/2014 Earth Day
04/23/2014 Administrative Professional's Day
04/25/2014 Arbor Day
04/27/2014 Holocaust Remembrance Day
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 to ensure CIS Officers receive training at a level that would allow 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...
The CIS K9 Program
Submitted by: Captain Shaun P. Fogarty, Commander of Special Services Group and K9 Training

The Critical Intervention Services K9 unit is a unique part of CIS's history that began in the 1990s and, over time, has developed into a high quality, highly effective program.  CIS currently has three working dogs assigned in the Orlando and Tampa Bay areas. Our two vets are Raven and Jerry.  Raven is a six-year-old female Rottweiler assigned in Orlando and Jerry is a six-year-old male Rottweiler assigned in Tampa Bay. The newest addition to the K9 Program is Kenny, a three-year-old male Beauceron, who is also assigned in Tampa Bay.

CIS working dogs are trained extensively in Canada for a period of six months to one year and are hand selected based on temperament and skill set. Once a working dog is selected, a rigorous screening process begins for potential K9 handlers.  K9 officer candidates must have one year of service with CIS with no disciplinary actions, they must have appropriate accommodations to house a working dog, be dedicated to their excellent care, and most importantly, they must have the right mind set to be a K9 handler.  The right CIS K9 officer understands that it is a privilege to practice with a highly trained working dog that he or she may have to rely on as a use of force tool in escalated circumstances.  

Once a handler is selected, the handler and K9 meet to begin their "bonding process," which typically lasts 30-60 days. After a positive bond has been established, our handlers undergo an intense training curriculum. Handlers are trained in proper socialization, diet, medical needs, grooming, obedience, crowd control, room clearing, controlled aggression, bite command and, most importantly, CCBPI. Our handlers are evaluated weekly throughout the training process and are only permitted one re-test after a non-passing evaluation. Initial handler training typically lasts three to six months before an officer is permitted to bring the K9 to work and obtain a K9 call sign.  Upon clearing initial training, K9 handlers undergo advanced training sessions and mandatory in-service training.

CIS K9 officers are equipped with marked K9 patrol vehicles with the K9's name on the glass, a specialized kennel for the K9 and dedicated cooling systems.  CIS K9s typically work patrol assignments, attend community events, special deployments and demonstrations, all at no cost to our clients!  While CIS K9s are effective in situations involving crowd control, fights, unruly gatherings and other circumstances where the deterrent effect of the K9 is beneficial, their most important mission is to engage in CCBPI with their handlers.  The CIS K9's mere presence often creates a talking point for curious residents which quickly generates an opportunity for the officer to engage in conversation, get to know the residents who have stopped to express interest, and talk to them about CIS, their community and CCBPI.  One of the most rewarding aspects of being a CIS K9 handler is the especially positive reaction we receive from the kids.  And the K9s love it too!  CIS is proud of the K9 unit we have built and the great work our K9 officers and K9s do everyday to help communities in need.  
Honoring Deputy Beasley for Work with CIS
Submitted by: Captain Shaun P. Fogarty, Commander of Special Services Group and K9 Training

On March 20th 2014, I had the honor of presenting Deputy Byron Beasley, 0f the Hillaborough County Sheriffs Office, with a letter of commendation and the CIS Special Services Group "Night Stalker" Challenge Coin. These awards were presented at the Somerset Community Home Owners Association Meeting in Valrico, Florida. HOA President Peter Sweetser also recognized Deputy Beasley's efforts with a plaque of appreciation. Deputy Beasley was recognized for his efforts and valued partnership with CIS Protection Officers in reducing criminal activity and increasing the quality of life for residents. Deputy Beasley's supervisor, Sergeant Gergel, was also in attendance. Deputy Beasley expressed his gratitude for the recognition and praised the efforts of the CIS Officers he has worked with.
Workplace Violence, How does it affect me?
Submitted by: Adam Clarke, Director of Threat Management

Workplace violence trends continue to rise in all aspects of business. More than half a million incidents are estimated reported every year.  Regardless of the size or type of your business, you may at some point need assistance with a difficult termination or threats by employees.

Critical Intervention Services can expertly assist you with all stages of problematic or troubling situations.  We can help you develop and implement workplace violence plans and training, assist you with planning difficult terminations to mitigate exposure after the fact, and can also provide you with specially trained individuals to help manage various situations that may arise after the process is complete.  Solutions often involve in-depth planning and long-term strategies to deal with monitoring and mitigating the situations on an extended basis.  

Some interesting statistics from a 2011 study reveal that:
  • Workplace homicides and other violent acts are the second leading cause of death for women while at work
  • During the first 10 years of the 21st century, an average of 558 work-related homicides occurred annually in the U.S.
  • Workplace violence most often occurs in nursing homes, social services offices, hospitals and late-night convenience stores
  • Workplace violence costs an estimated $121 billion a year nationwide
  • Non-fatal assaults alone result in more than 876,000 lost workdays and $16 million in lost wages
  • Subsequent costs of workplace violence include lost productivity, counseling, sales losses, cleaning and refurbishing, increased insurance costs, lawsuits, legal fees, and more

    Call our Threat Management Group if you have any questions.  We would be happy to consult with you.
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