January 4, 2011 | Issue #8
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KC Poulin, President & CEO of CIS
Chief Mike O'Connor, VP of Protective Services
Maj. Mark Puetz, Dir. of Risk Management
Chris Jones, IT Manager
Andrew Belich, Editor of Client News Services
Amy O'Rourke, Director of Public Affairs
Ashley Casey, Executive Assistant to KC Poulin
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In This Issue...
  • **Special Bulletin** CIS Offering $ 5,000. reward!!
  • Community Events in 2011!
  • New Issues for a New Year
  • The CIS Annual Toy Drive: Spreading joy to those who need it most
  • CIS Santas Delivering Gifts!
  • **Special Bulletin** CIS Offering $ 5,000. reward!!
    By Mark Puetz, Director or Risk Management

    CIS Offering $5000 Reward
    For information Leading
    To the Arrest and Conviction of Shooter

    Largo, January 3, 2011 Ė Critical Intervention Services (CIS), Tampa Bayís leading provider of high risk protective services and security solutions, announced today that they are offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful conviction of the individual(s) responsible for shooting at one of their patrol officers on Sunday, January 2, 2011.  

    The officer, a corporal who has been with CIS for more than three years, was on a routine patrol in North Tampa, at approximately 7:50pm, when a bullet shattered the driverís side window missing his head by inches.  The shot was fired as the officer was traveling south bound on North 15th Street near the railroad tracks.  

    The officer regularly patrols this sector and is very familiar with the area.  It is unknown if the shooting, which is under investigation by the Tampa Police Department, was random or if the officer was targeted.  

    KC Poulin, President and CEO of CIS, had this to say about the shooting, "To say our officer was fortunate, is an understatement.  He walked away physically unharmed and appears fine emotionally.  He even completed his shift that night.  Had the bullet hit an inch or two lower, the outcome could have been tragically different."

    According to Poulin, "Our officers are highly trained and very visible, making them targets for those who may wish to do harm to a uniformed authority figure.  Incidents such as these are proof as to how much the security industry has changed in the last decade.  The responsibilities private security officers have put them in harmís way as much as their public sector counterparts.  No community should have to accept this sort of violence or violent people within it. People have a right to live their lives without such fears. CIS will do everything we can to assist law enforcement in bringing the shooter to justice."
    Community Events in 2011!
    By Chief Mike O'Connor, VP Of Protective Services

    Hello, 2011!

    A new year is upon us and with it comes the opportunity for continued growth and success. CIS has enjoyed the unique partnership that we have forged with our clients over the years and we look forward to building upon that relationship in 2011. The CIS Community Resource Officers (CRO's) are committed to keeping community events to the forefront this year, please check your calendar and select a date. There is no stronger effect on the quality of life in our properties then well anchored community members. I sincerely wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

    To schedule an event please email my Assistant Kristyn Clarke at: ClarkeKm@cisadmin.com or call my office direct at 727-461-9417.

    New Issues for a New Year
    By Mark E. Puetz, Director of Risk Management

    As we move into a new year many of us look back and take stock in all the things that happened to or around us in 2010. We consider the lessons learned and how we can put our best foot forward as we move into 2011. We may make grand resolutions for the New Year, like moving to a better job, losing weight, getting in shape, or being better at managing our money. Some of us will be more successful at those goals than others. The key is in planning and execution, and discipline, we are told. How many of us will look back at 2010 and consider the lessons we learned, not in our personal or professional lives, but for our organizations? How many of us will make New Yearís Resolutions for our organizations?

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    The CIS Annual Toy Drive: Spreading joy to those who need it most
    By Amy O'Rourke, Director of Public Affairs

    This year marks the 18th anniversary of the annual CIS Toy Drive, our biggest CCBPI activity.  This event becomes more and more meaningful every year as we help hundreds of children in the communities we serve.  This year we provided toys for: well over 300 kids--WOW.

    Itís hard to report an exact number because in addition to the kids that we prepare packages for, the CIS Santas, and their helpers, always bring extra goodies to give to kids they meet along the way.  Sometimes there are well over 100 kids that line up just to say hi to Santa.

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    CIS Santas Delivering Gifts!
    By Andrew Belich, Editor of Client News Services

    As a part of the CIS Annual Toy Drive, on December 24, 2010 CIS Santas went to our properties and delivered gifts to families in need. Below are pictures of happy families and satified Santas delivering these gifts. It was a very emotional time for our officers as well as the parents.

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