Two books co-authored by Poulin, “Private Security and Public Safety: A Community Based Approach” and “The Prevention Agency” are practical works which encompass comprehensive review, analysis, discussion and suggestion on matters intrinsic to the private security industry and the need for an increased role for private security in the maintenance of order. Both published in 2005, these respected works unite the world of the practitioner and the academic realm and worked to establish permanency for CCBPI as a valuable and effective methodology in the public safety mission. The year 2009 brought yet more prominence to CIS. Poulin became president of the Florida Association of Security Companies and O’Rourke became president of the Florida Association of Licensed Investigators.
CIS has been instrumental in affecting legislative changes for the industry, which provide protections and resources for security practitioners who risk their lives every day. Along the way CIS has faced resistance from others in the industry who have no interest in stepping up and joining forces to make improvements, but has also gained support from those who understand change is necessary and results in better protection for the public. For twenty plus years CIS’s founders, leaders and practitioners have worked tirelessly to promulgate higher standards and better laws and spearhead change within the industry. From day one, CIS’s building block belief has been that the first line of defense for meeting clients’ security needs is to screen the officer. CIS has set the standard high by requiring all officers to undergo and pass IQ, psychological and personality testing along with field training. Over its lifespan, CIS as allocated a great deal of resources, intellectual and monetary alike, to ensure the right officers are placed in the field and will live up to CIS standards.
CIS is ever evolving. In 2009 its growth reached height requiring a big change to accommodate—construction of and relocation to the Public Safety Center in Largo, which is now home to CIS headquarters along with the S2 Safety and Intelligence Institute. The headquarters also house CIS’s sophisticated 24 hour Operations Center, utilizing state-of-the-art technology that helps ensure the safety of CIS protection officers and the clients we serve. CIS has experienced tremendous growth and transformation since its inception two decades ago. Heading into yet another evolution, marked by even more growth and expansion into new cities and uncharted territory, CIS is committed to principles of leadership and virtues that will ensure the continued stability of its culture and its operation. Forging ahead, CIS will remain the foremost protection firm in private sector led public safety, deeply committed to the science, development and application of security solutions.
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