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Tampa Bay Area:

13777 Belcher Rd.
South Largo, FL 33771
Tel. (727) 461-9417

Orlando Tri-County Area:

6925 Lake Ellenor Drive, Suite 102B
Orlando, FL 32809
Tel. (407) 420-7945


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Residential Community Solutions

CIS addresses the security needs of residential communities using a holistic approach proven to reduce crime and restore order in community environments.

CIS Residential Community Solutions

The foundation for sustained community growth.

To effectively address the security needs of residential communities, CIS pioneered a methodology called the Community & Character Based Protection Initiative (CCBPI). This unique approach builds relationships and trust between CIS officers and residents as a way to reduce and prevent crime. Recognized internationally for its effectiveness, CCBPI follows three phases customized for your particular needs. From STOP Team officers cleaning up high crime environments, to officers hosting unifying community events, the innovative strategies used by CIS make residents feel safe and in control of their communities.

In addition to the short-term results of reduced crime, the CCBPI approach lays the foundation for sustained community growth. Residents in CIS protected communities take stock in their environment and recognize the value of keeping the property clean and organized. CIS officers also serve as positive role models for children and help reinforce community values. In addition to the social benefits of CIS protection, these effects have a direct impact on the bottom line–usually resulting in a dramatic increase in occupancy and decreased tenant turnover.

Community and Character Based Protection Initiative (CCBPI) A CIS methodology that creates real and lasting changes in even the "worst" communities.


CCBPI is a holistic approach to reducing crime and restoring order in community environments.

The underlying philosophy of CCBPI is twofold:

    1. First, external sources of crime and community predation are removed. This process is referred to as Proactive Intervention.
    2. Second, organization within the community is restored and the seeds are sewn for long-term community growth. This process is referred to as Preventative Interaction.

Practical implementation of CCBPI follows three phases:

Phase One: Reclamation – During Phase One, specially-trained CIS officers employ a strategy called Symmetry Targeted Oriented Patrolling (STOP) to root out visible criminal activity and re-establish control of the environment. The intensity of STOP operations during Phase One varies depending on the state of the community.

Phase Two: Networking – Once the community is clear of outside criminal influences, CIS officers work on establishing communication with residents and building trust within the community.

Phase Three: Anchoring – Once trust is established, CIS officers focus on anchoring relationships within families and long-term community growth.

Community & Character Based Protection Initiative (CCBPI)

Learn more about the Community & Character Based Protection Initiative (CCBPI).

Symmetry Targeted Oriented Patrolling (STOP)

Learn more about the principles of Proactive Intervention and Preventative Interaction.

Community Resource Officers (CROs)

Learn more about how Community Resource Officers contribute to the trust and rapport within the community.

Success of the CCBPI Approach

Since the methodology was first developed in 1993, Critical Intervention Services has implemented the CCBPI approach in hundreds of communities. The success of CCBPI programs is demonstrated by the numerous CIS-protected communities that have reported dramatic decreases in criminal activity and significant improvements in resident morale.

To read an article featuring the CCBPI methodology, click here.

CIS in the News

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Letters from the community

For service inquiries regarding residential community solutions, please contact:

Jeff Ezell
Vice President of Operations




The training you are providing to the security personnel at Critical Intervention Services (CIS), military personnel and law enforcement professionals is unmatched by civilian readiness training for the war on terror.
– U.S. Special Operations Command

School Protection

...The quality of the SPOs' work in the Guardian Program at Shorecrest has made our school the envy of any administrator that has come to observe the program...I give my highest recommendation to the Guardian SafeSchool Program.
– Shorecrest Preparatory School

Community Solutions

CIS officers not only come in and assist us, but they're committed to the community. I never encounted that before.
– Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Tampa Bay Area: 13777 Belcher Road South, Largo, FL 33771 USA
Tel. (727) 461-9417 Toll-free: (800) 247-6055 Hillsborough: (813) 910-4247 Fax (727) 449-1269

Orlando Tri-County Area: 6925 Lake Ellenor Drive, Suite 102B, Orlando, FL 32809 USA
Tel. (407) 420-7945

The staff of CIS is dedicated to providing each client with the finest quality of protective services available.

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