July 16, 2014 | Issue #52
Calendar of Events
07/01/2014 Canada Day
07/04/2014 Independence Day
07/14/2014 Bastille Day (France)
07/27/2014 Ramadan (ends)
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:

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...
Officers Awarded Honor for Quick Thinking and Bravery
Submitted by: Major Shaun P. Fogarty, Commander of Uniformed Services

On July 9th two CIS Protection Officers were awarded with the Chris Neidrich Challenge Coin for their bravery while on duty earlier this year. In the early morning hours of April 27th, Corporal Jason Lanni and Officer Brian Vega were working at Watermans Crossing Apartments when a fire began in one of the buildings. The officers quickly responded, requesting emergency services and began to evacuate residents from the spreading fire. The officer were able to safely and quickly evacuate sleeping residents of several buildings. The officers' valiant efforts most certainly saved the lives of many residents of the community and mitigated our valued client's liabilities. This Challenge Coin is awarded to Officers for intelligent acts of bravery while in the performance of their duties.
Melody Taylor Receives Patriot Award from Department of the Defense
Tampa, Florida - Judge Gregory P. Holder, Chairman of the Florida Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee (ESGR), an office of the Department of Defense, announced that Melody Taylor Operations Manager for Critical Intervention Service (CIS) of Largo, Florida, received the Department of Defense Patriot award for her exceptional support of the members of the Guard and Reserve that she supervises. She was nominated by Staff Sergeant Joshua Jimenez. Ms. Taylor (pictured below) was presented the award by Florida ESGR Training Director Roger Trout on Wednesday, 25 June 2014, at CIS offices in Largo, Florida.

Staff Sergeant Jimenez stated that "Ms. Taylor is Operations Manager/Scheduling Director for over 500 security officers but always makes priority scheduling for Active National Guard/Reserve members. She makes last minute changes when service members have unexpected deployments for national or state emergencies or short fuse training requirements.  Despite having a stressful job she never complains or gets upset when over 100 service members have training in a given month."

"Today, supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation's National Guard and Reserve units." said Judge Gregory P. Holder. "Our workforce is predominantly comprised of prior service or current National Guard or Reserve Members.  They are sound, disciplined, trained and great team players. These skills are absolutely critical in our security and anti-terrorism assignments. Our clients expect nothing less. I take great pride in doing all I can do to help our security officers do their job and serve their country and state."

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Take a Tour of the Public Safety Center
Submitted by: Chief Hector Rodriguez, Chief of Protective Services

Recently, we once again had the pleasure of touring some new Orlando clients through our Public Safety Center (the location of CIS headquarters) in Largo, Florida. The clients were able to get a behind the scenes look at our 24/7 Operations Center, meet with our department leaders (Accounting, Risk Management & Professional Standards, Human Resources, and Command Staff), as well as tour our training facility, which trains private and public sector practitioners internationally.

I highly encourage anyone that would like to tour our facilities to send me an email to setup a tour. It is very important to us that our clients fully understand the resources that are part of our service and see all of the work that goes on in the background to provide protection for clients' properties and mitigating their liabilities. These tours are truly a great experience for clients, not to mention a lot of fun! Transportation as well as lunch would be provided to any client that schedules a tour. I hope you take advantage of this opportunity and get to see why CIS is "The Critical Difference".
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