09/30/2013  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Critical Intervention Services (CIS) Announces Partnership with Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Pete
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


CRITICAL INTERVENTION SERVICES (CIS) ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SHORECREST PREPARATORY SCHOOL IN ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA


Implementing a novel and comprehensive national model to stop school shootings and provide safety, security and protection to America's students and faculties

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. / Sept. 30/ -- In 2011, CIS, a leader in the protective services industry, committed its resources to developing a new approach to managing school vulnerabilities and designing a model based on practical, effective strategies for preventing school violence now and in the future.  The result of years of research, analysis and program development, CIS's comprehensive strategy is based on the intense study of actual, identified vulnerabilities and patterns of violence from school shooting events spanning nine decades and occurring both domestically and globally. Factual analysis of these school shootings, both historical and present-day, have greatly impacted CIS's model and helped shape its primary focus of effectively protecting schools from active shooters and other types of violence.

To transition the program from model into motion, CIS began collaborating with Shorecrest Preparatory School in January 2013 to implement its new public safety approach in pursuit of strengthening the safety, security and protection of students and all members of the campus community.  The CIS model employs an integrated system combining armed CIS-certified School Protection Officers (SPOs) specially trained in proactive community-based protection and other CIS-designed protective procedures and protocols.  Examples of these improved security measures include threat recognition and management methodology, enhanced procedures and communications for emergency management, and practical performance-based physical security design.

"Making school environments such as Shorecrest safer and more secure to better protect students, faculty, staff and all who volunteer or visit a school campus is CIS's paramount interest.  Consequently, CIS's program is intended to create a national model that others can adopt and apply to meet their security needs," said KC Poulin, CEO of CIS.  Toward that end, Poulin said The John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, a highly reputable institution instrumental in the Sandy Hook Newtown security review, is joining CIS in its endeavor to provide solid peer review and take lessons learned to other school systems and educational institutions to benefit from shared knowledge and implementation of the CIS model.

Critical Intervention Services has pioneered many innovative methodologies and services within the realm of private-sector-led public safety and enjoys a long history of developing unique and effective solutions to complex security problems. Although universities, private and public schools, and many public venues have relied on the presence of armed officers for decades, CIS has developed a methodology that employs highly trained armed officers working with tools and skill sets not typically used in conjunction with school or campus environment security. CIS's threat assessment methodology and approach far exceeds the norm of present-day school security measures.  From the hiring process to personnel matching to training, education and placement in the field, CIS's methodology focuses on prevention of school violence and exacts great care and effort from every SPO officer.

Combating school violence is no longer something to ponder or debate. It is simply a reality that must be expertly managed both proactively and during a crisis. CIS's new public safety model for school environments is specifically tailored to counter and control the complex issues inherent in protecting one of our nation's most precious assets, our schools.

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If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with KC Poulin, please call Allison Cox at (727) 431-3116 or email Allison at coxac@kkpsecuritygroup.com

ABOUT CIS - CRITICAL INTERVENTION SERVICES  (www.cisworldservices.org)

Critical Intervention Services, based in Largo, Florida, provides a range of protection and investigative services to businesses, governments and individuals inside Florida and throughout the world.  Founded in 1992 and staffed by experienced security professionals with backgrounds in law enforcement, corporate security, intelligence, and force protection/anti-terrorism, CIS is an industry leader in developing and incorporating innovative and effective solutions to security and intelligence related problems.
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In This Issue...

  • CIS Partners with Toys for Tots
  • All Female CCW Course
  • Take a Tour of the Public Safety Center
  • 01/13/2015  Craig Gundry, VP of Special Projects Discusses CENTCOM's Hacking Attack on News Channel 8
    Craig Gundry, Vice President of Special Projects was interviewed by News Channel 8 WFLA on Monday, 1/12/15. In the interview, Mr. Gundry discusses how Monday's CENTCOM hacking attack exposes vulnerability in our nation's government. To read the full article and see the video, please use the link below.

    News Channel 8
    10/08/2014  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #55
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    In This Issue...

  • MetroWest Award Ceremony
  • Assisting Clearwater Police Department with a Call
  • Take a Tour of the Public Safety Center
  • 09/10/2014  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #54
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    In This Issue...

  • Summer Shape
  • Does Back to School Mean Coverage Changes?
  • Take a Tour of the Public Safety Center
  • 08/12/2014  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #53
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    In This Issue...

  • Sergeant Victor Reyes Earns Night Stalker Coin
  • National Night Out Thank You from MetroWest
  • Take a Tour of the Public Safety Center
  • 07/16/2014  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #52
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    In This Issue...

  • Officers Awarded Honor for Quick Thinking and Bravery
  • Melody Taylor Receives Patriot Award from Department of the Defense
  • Take a Tour of the Public Safety Center
  • 05/30/2014  John Jay College of Criminal Justice Releases Peer Review of the CIS School Protection Program
    In spring 2014, John Jay College of Criminal Justice conducted a peer review of the CIS School Protection Officer program to identify its potential as a model for national best practices in school security. In May 2014, the final report was released. Click here to view the JJCCJ report.

    For more information about the CIS School Protection Program, click here.
    05/20/2014  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #50
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    In This Issue...

  • Protection Officer of the Year, CIS Officer Callahan
  • Command Staff Promotions
  • 04/09/2014  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #49
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    In This Issue...

  • The CIS K9 Program
  • Honoring Deputy Beasley for Work with CIS
  • Workplace Violence, How does it affect me?
  • 03/19/2014  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #48
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    In This Issue...

  • Celebrating Twenty-Two: CIS Looks Back and Aims Forward
  • Twenty-Two Years in Photos
  • 02/11/2014  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #47
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    In This Issue...

  • 22 Years in the Making--Happy Birthday CIS!
  • CIS Lends a Hand to Clean Up Nuccio Area
  • Being a Productive Property Manager
  • Not Your Average Camera Monitoring Services
  • Ask About The CISTECH Preventative Maintenance Service Agreement
  • Join us in Jacksonville!
  • 01/14/2014  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #46
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    In This Issue...

  • The 21st CIS Toy Drive
  • CIS Partners with Toys for Tots, Christmas 2013
  • Not Your Average Camera Monitoring Services
  • Ask About The CISTECH Preventative Maintenance Service Agreement
  • Join us in Jacksonville!
  • 12/05/2013  CIS Presents School Security Seminar at John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    On December 5th, 2013, CIS Vice President of Special Projects Craig Gundry presented a three-hour seminar on Integrated School Security for 150 New York-area school administrators at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Mr. Gundry was followed later in the day by other presenters from the Newtown, CT School District and the Department of Homeland Security.

    Mr. Gundry's presentation outlined a comprehensive, multi-layered strategy for school security and covered topics including dynamics of school violence, security planning concepts, safe school culture, threat assessment, and effective physical security design.

    CIS is planning to schedule additional seminars for school administrators and security professionals in 2014. Dates and locations will be announced in January.

    Click here for more information about the CIS School Protection Officer program and other CIS services for school security.
    12/05/2013  CIS VP of Special Projects Discusses School Security with New York's WPIX
    Prior to presenting a seminar on school security for John Jay College, CIS Vice President of Special Projects Craig Gundry was featured as a guest on WPIX news. The topic of discussion was school security one-year after the Sandy Hook tragedy.




    For more information about CIS solutions for school security, click here.
    12/04/2013  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #45
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    In This Issue...

  • Managing Holiday Season Liabilities
  • Making an Impact at Shorecrest Preparatory
  • Not Your Average Camera Monitoring Services
  • Ask About The CISTECH Preventative Maintenance Service Agreement
  • Join us in Jacksonville!
  • 10/09/2013  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #44
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    In This Issue...

  • CIS Partners with Shorecrest Prep to Provide Armed Security to the St. Petersburg-Based School
  • CIS In the News: Shorecrest Prep Adds Armed Guards, Beefs Up Other Security
  • Not Your Average Camera Monitoring Services
  • Join us in Jacksonville!
  • 09/25/2013  CIS Certifies First Cycle of School Protection Officers (SPOs)
    On 24 September, the first group of CIS School Protection Officers (SPOs) graduated from a 34-hour training program in preparation for deployment at a St. Petersburg private school. The training was conducted by the S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute (sister company of CIS) as part of the new CIS School Protection Initiative.

    As candidate pre-requisites, all School Protection Officer candidates must have at least one-year of service as a CIS officer, exceptional interpersonal communication skills and rapport (CCBPI), supervisor endorsement, good physical condition, CPR/AED certification, 90% or better handgun qualification score, and commitment to at least one-year service by contract.

    The SPO training program is designed as three days of classroom instruction on the following principal subjects:

  • Principles of School Security
  • Threat Dynamics: Detailed Analysis of Violence and Schools
  • Laws & Liabilities
  • Juvenile Psychology & Social Dynamics
  • CCBPI and Schools
  • Threat Assessment
  • Physical Security & Schools
  • Emergency Response Procedures
  • School Protection Officer SOP Amendments & Policies



    In addition to the 24-hour classroom component, all CIS SPOs complete 10-hours of Active Shooter Tactical Response training. For the first training cycle, this training was conducted by S2's Tactical Instructor Jay Pace on-site at a St. Petersburg area private school.




    As a next step in the training program, S2 is currently modifying the SPO course for presentation to other organizations and as an open-enrollment course. Another variation of the program is also in production for school administrators.

    INQUIRIES

    For more information about the CIS School Protection Officer Course, contact:

    Craig Gundry, VP of Special Projects. Email: cgundry@cisworldservices.org

    For inquiries about contracting a private School Protection Officer program, contact:

    Adam Clarke, Executive Director (S2 Institute). Email: clarkeas@cisadmin.com
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    In This Issue...

  • Being a Productive Property Manager
  • Not Your Average Camera Monitoring Services
  • Join us in Jacksonville!
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    In This Issue...

  • The CIS STOP Team's Toughest Operation in Over 21 Years
  • Not Your Average Camera Monitoring Services
  • Join us in Jacksonville!
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    In This Issue...

  • MetroWest Summer Fest 2013
  • Get Ready for Summer
  • Join Us in Jacksonville!
  • 06/11/2013  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #40
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    In This Issue...

  • Enforcement and Security Officers Awarded at ASIS Appreciation Luncheon
  • Hurricane Season 2013 is Upon Us
  • Why All That Paperwork?
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    In This Issue...

  • Experts at CIS Interviewed about the Boston Marathon Bombings
  • S2 Orlando Teams Up With CFRPC
  • Thoughts about Summer
  • 04/18/2013  CEO KC Poulin Interviewed About the Boston Marathon Bombings
    KC Poulin, President and CEO of Critical Intervention Services was interviewed by Overnight America with Jon Grayson. Please use the links below to listen:

    Overnight America with Jon Grayson - April 16, 2013
    Overnight America with Jon Grayson - April 18, 2013
    04/10/2013  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #38
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  • CIS Sponsors Top Chef of the Year Tampa Bay 2013
  • How to Improve Meetings
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  • Demand for Private Security Services Rapidly Rising *
  • Are Meetings are Necessary?
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    In This Issue...

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  • Another Meeting? Ugh!
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    In This Issue...

  • Changes in Leadership
  • CIS Wrap-A-Thon and Christmas Toy Drive
  • Sometimes Quotes Say So Much
  • 11/29/2012  Arrest Made in the Murder of Officer Valentin
    Police have arrested and formally charged a 16-year old with the murder of Officer Michael Valentin.

    The entire CIS family extends our heartfelt thanks to the men and women of TPD who worked this case.


    Links to the news story:

    ABC Action News
    My Fox Tampabay


    11/27/2012  Officer Michael Valentin's Funeral
    Fallen Officer Valentin is currently at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home Terrace Oak Chapel located at 12690 North 56th Street, Temple Terrace FL 33617.

    His funeral service will be held on 11/30/2012 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church located at 9724 Cross Creek Boulevard, Tampa, FL. Services will start at 1000AM. Michael will then be escorted back to the funeral home after the service.
    11/22/2012  Murder of Critical Intervention Services Officer Michael Valentin


    LARGO, Florida (November 22 2012) - At approximately 20:00 hours on November 21, 2012, Critical Intervention Services (CIS) Officer Michael Valentin was murdered while on duty at the Grande Oaks Apartments in Tampa, FL. Tampa Police Department is currently investigating with the full cooperation of CIS.

    Officer Michael Valentin was born on January 25, 1974. Prior to joining CIS, Officer Valentin worked as a Peace officer with the New York City Homeless Services Police  (NYC DHS PD) from June 2001 until August 2010. Upon leaving the Police Department he held the rank of Sergeant. After moving to Florida from Brooklyn, Officer Valentin served as an unarmed security officer from September 2010 until he joined CIS in October 2012.  

    Officer Valentin completed The Basic Course for Peace Officer, in June 2001 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. During his time with the NYC DHS PD he completed several courses at The State of New York Division of Criminal Justice Services which included: The Basic Course for Peace Officer without Firearms, Deciphering Gang Communications and Gangs and Popular Media Training, and Initial Other Weapons and Deadly Physical Force Course -Aerosol Subject Restraint. Michael attended and completed Florida-mandated security license training through the S2 Safety and Intelligence Institute. Officer Valentin was subsequently licensed by the State of Florida as an Armed Security Officer. He successfully completed his CIS Field Training in October 2012.

    Officer Valentin was specifically chosen for his CIS assignment owing to his community- oriented mindset and experience while working with the homeless in New York. His peers and supervisors described him as being friendly, community-focused, and dedicated father and husband.

    The entire Critical Intervention Services family mourns the loss of Officer Valentin.  

    Officer Valentin is survived by his wife and two sons, ages 4 and 9.

    Click here for up-to-date information by visiting our facebook page.


    Contact:

    Allison Cox
    Assistant to the CEO
    Critical Intervention Services
    Tel. (727) 461-9417
    Email: allison.cox@kkpsecuritygroup.com

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    In This Issue...

  • WE NEED YOUR HELP: The CIS Christmas Toy Drive
  • Rank Promotions
  • Walk the Talk
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    In This Issue...

  • WE NEED YOUR HELP: The CIS Christmas Toy Drive
  • Rank Promotions
  • Walk the Talk
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    In This Issue...

  • CIS Executive Featured as Anti-Terrorism Expert for WTSP Channel 10 (CBS)
  • Tips for a Safe Halloween
  • What about the Glass?
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    In This Issue...

  • CIS Executive Featured as Anti-Terrorism Expert for WTSP Channel 10 (CBS)
  • Tips for a Safe Halloween
  • What about the Glass?
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    In This Issue...

  • A Safe and Successful 2012 RNC
  • How CIS is Feeding Children Everywhere
  • How Do You Know What You Know?
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    In This Issue...

  • Private Security Officer Receives First Fallen Hero Award
  • Republican National Convention 2012
  • Active Shooter -- Information
  • 07/31/2012  CEO KC Poulin Testifies in Front of Task Force at "Stand Your Ground" Meeting
    At the July 10, 2012 Stand Your Ground Task Force meeting in Arcadia, KC Poulin along with Patty Schmitt, CEO of Aegis Protective Services, sat as invited panelists and offered perspective regarding the relationship between Florida's Stand Your Ground law and the private security industry as well as insight on the concerns surrounding amendment to the law from the industry's viewpoint.

    The 19-member Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection, convened by Governor Rick Scott, is charged with conducting a full-scale examination of Florida's controversial law and reporting recommendations to the Governor and lawmakers prior to the start of the next legislative session in March of next year.  The Florida law has come under intense nationwide scrutiny in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting in February.  Enacted in 2005, Stand Your Ground permits the use of deadly force if a person fears imminent serious injury or death and imposes no duty to retreat.

    During the meeting, Poulin and Schmitt provided the Task Force with an overview of the services provided by the private protection industry, along with relevant industry data and statistical information and fielded specific questions that provided "food for thought" on this important and contemporary issue.  Florida's Stand Your Ground law is widely debated for its ambiguity, application and the surprisingly different results it yields when proffered as a defense.   Any revision of the law is likely to impact the private security industry and operating procedures.  To view Poulin and Schmitt's discussion with the Task Force in its entirety, click on the links below.

    ABC Action News
    The Florida Channel
    07/17/2012  2012 Republican National Convention Briefing
    2012 Republican National Convention: Security & Logistical Issues for Tampa Businesses
    Hosted by: KC Poulin, President/CEO of Critical Intervention Services

    Date: Thursday, August 9th
    Location: 13777 Belcher Road South, Largo, Florida 33771

    Begin Time (Lunch & Welcome): 11:30-12:00
    Intro & Presentation by Tampa Police Department's Captain Barlett: 12:00-12:45
    Business Security Brief by CIS Anti-Terrorism Experts: 12:45-1:00
    Q&A Roundtable Discussion: 1:00-1:30
    Social Hour, Executive Floor: 1:30-3:00

    Meeting Description:
    From August 27-30, 2012, thousands of Republican supporters will congregate in Tampa as participants in the Republican National Convention. Parallel with the convention, thousands of political activists will also descend on Tampa in protest of the RNC. For over a year now, Federal, State and Local authorities have been preparing an intensive plan to facilitate security of the convention and public safety while respecting the rights of activists to publicly protest. Although authorities are making every effort to minimize negative effect on Tampa Bay businesses, major impact in the surrounding area is inevitable in the wake of expertly securing such a large-scale event.

    On August 9, 2012, Critical Intervention Services invites you to attend an informative lunch briefing on the anticipated public safety impact of the 2012 Republican National Convention and issues potentially affecting Tampa Bay businesses. Speakers include CIS Anti-Terrorism Experts and Captain Bartlett from the Tampa Police Department. Additionally, as part of this briefing, a roundtable discussion will be moderated by the speakers to offer suggestions and discuss strategies for minimizing negative impact on business operations.

    RSVP to: Brenda Dombrowski at dombrobl@cisworldservices.org
    07/12/2012  Officer Mathew Little Receives the Fallen Hero Award


    On July 10th, 2012 Officer Mathew Little's Mother, Father, Brother, Brother's fiance, and I attended the Florida Police Chief's Association event hosted at the Marriott Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale Florida. At this event there were approximately 20 to 30 Florida Police Chiefs from all over the state. At this event they presented several awards with the Fallen Hero award being the highest award presented on this night.

    On this day Officer Little was honored with this award and his family was presented with the "Fallen Hero Award". Mat is the first private sector officer to ever receive this award as this award has only been given to law enforcement officers that have been killed in the line of duty. As you all know we lost Mat on May 16th, 2011 while he was on patrol at Area 64 and it was a great event to honor Mat. There is nothing in this world we can do to bring Mat back, but what we can continue to do his never forget him and keep his legacy alive.

    His parents continue to be proud of what he did at CIS and the impact he had on the lives of families in the communities we protect. It was an emotional event, but one that Mat would be really proud of. His parents were extremely grateful and honored that Mat was the first private sector officer to receive this award. Let us always remember our fallen brother and the "Hero" he will always be.

    "Forever in our Hearts", we love you Mat!


    Major Hector Rodriguez, CPO, EPS, ATO
    Commander of Uniformed Services

    Click here to see the award.
    07/11/2012  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #29
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    In This Issue...

  • Leadership Fundamentals
  • Getting to Know the Operations Center
  • Is the Contract the End of the Conversation?
  • 06/13/2012  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #28
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    In This Issue...

  • CIS Officer Saves Child Over Memorial Day Weekend
  • CIS Receives Award from Community Organization
  • What Language Do You Speak?
  • 05/31/2012  CIS Officer, Mark Galuppo, helps to save 11-year-old found unconscious on pool bottom
    Click here to read article
    05/01/2012  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #27
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    In This Issue...

  • Get Ready for Summer
  • Difficult Terminations
  • 05/01/2012  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #26
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    In This Issue...

  • Get Ready for Summer
  • Difficult Terminations
  • 05/01/2012  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #25
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    In This Issue...

  • Get Ready for Summer
  • Difficult Terminations
  • 04/10/2012  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #24
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    In This Issue...

  • How Can We Assist Our Legal Counsel
  • Providing Insight for a Local Media Outlet
  • The Evolution of Key Players: Jim Richards & Jeff Ezell
  • 03/07/2012  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #23
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    In This Issue...

  • School Shooting Safety Exercise
  • Who Really Does Security?
  • Keep Reporting Confidential
  • 02/07/2012  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #22
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    In This Issue...

  • Strengthening Relationships With Local Law Enforcement
  • The Reasonable Plan - Part V (After the Incident)
  • 01/03/2012  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #21
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    In This Issue...

  • Spreading Joy to Those Who Need it Most
  • Thanks from Santa Cogburn
  • Thanks from Santa's Helper Cook
  • 12/06/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #20
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    In This Issue...

  • Holiday Safety
  • Target America
  • The Reasonable Plan
  • 11/08/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #19
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    In This Issue...

  • Mariner's Pointe Apartment Shooting
  • School Shooting Safety Exercise
  • CIS Identi-Kid Program at Summerfield
  • 11/01/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #19
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    In This Issue...

  • CIS Instructors Complete Another Training Mission In Middle East
  • CIS Storm Deployment Team Called Into Action
  • The Reasonable Plan - Part III (Before the Incident)
  • 10/06/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #18
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    In This Issue...

  • CIS Instructors Complete Another Training Mission In Middle East
  • CIS Storm Deployment Team Called Into Action
  • The Reasonable Plan - Part III (Before the Incident)
  • 09/12/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #17
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    In This Issue...

  • Keeping the Community Safe is
    a Public-Private Partnership

  • St. Pete PD Honor Guard Awarded
    Mathew F. Little CCBPI Coin

  • Workplace Violence, It's Not Just for the Post Office Anymore
  • 09/09/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #16
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    In This Issue...

  • Keeping the Community Safe is
    a Public-Private Partnership

  • St. Pete PD Honor Guard Awarded
    Mathew F. Little CCBPI Coin

  • Workplace Violence, It's Not Just for the Post Office Anymore
  • 08/02/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #15
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    In This Issue...

  • The Reasonable Plan Part II
  • Do you have the correct coverage?
  • Heat Safety Information
  • Mariner's Pointe Community Event Pictures!!
  • 07/06/2011  Mathew Little Memorial T-Shirts Available Through the S2 Institute


    In remembering the legacy Mathew Little left behind, CIS has set up a scholarship in his name. To raise money for this fund, CIS is selling "Mathew Little Memorial T-Shirts" through the S2 Institute.

    Neither CIS nor the S2 Institute will profit from this sale. All proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. Children in the communities he serviced will be eligible to obtain financial support as they pursue higher levels of education and programs to provide them with the knowledge to excel in areas of their lives they wish to pursue.

    To purchase a Mathew Little Memorial T-Shirt, please click here.
    07/05/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #14
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    In This Issue...

  • Mathew Little Memorial T-Shirt
  • The Reasonable Plan
  • Two CIS 5-year rings awarded
  • 06/16/2011  A Special Memorial Page Has Been Created to Honor Officer Mathew Little
    Memorial

    A memorial service was held at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota on Saturday, May 28th to Celebrate Mathew's life. The CIS Honor Guard was joined by that of the St. Petersburg Police Department, as well as the City of Dunedin's Protectors, Police & Fire, Pipes and Drums. During the ceremony Mathew's call sign, Bravo 114, was retired, and his patrol car was renumbered to "114." This car will forever remain as part of the CIS fleet.

    Scholoarship Fund


    CIS is setting up a scholarship in Mathew's name to assist children living in the communities that he served. Anyone wishing to make a contribution can make a check payable to "Critical Intervention Services" and in the memo please put "Little Scholarship Fund." You can mail it to our corporate offices:

    Critical Intervention Services
    Attn: Amy O'Rourke
    13777 Belcher Road South
    Largo, FL 33771

    Click here to visit Officer Mathew Little's Memorial Page
    06/08/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #13
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    In This Issue...

  • The Duty to Care
  • Points of Pride in the Face of Tragedy
  • 05/20/2011  Celebration of Protection Officer Mathew Little’s Life To Be Held With Full Honors
    Largo, May 20, 2011 - At the request of Mathew Little's family, CIS will be providing the full CIS Honor Guard at a Celebration of his life to be held Saturday, May 28th at 11:00AM at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota. In addition to the CIS Honor Guard, the St. Petersburg Police have also volunteered their Honor Guard to take part in the ceremony.

    The service is limited to family, friends, security companies and law enforcement personnel who would like to pay their respects. The wearing of agency uniforms is encouraged. All are asked to arrive by 10:30 AM. Security and law enforcement agencies, and personnel that are planning to attend are asked to RSVP with the number attending to CIS SMSgt Carlos Ruiz, at ruizcf@cisworldservices.org or 727-482-8283 by Tuesday, May 24th.

    There will be a special area set aside for media, however, no interviews will be granted. Media is asked to arrive by 9:00AM to begin set-up. Please contact Amy O'Rourke for additional information.

    CIS will be establishing a scholarship in Mathew Little's name, to assist children living in the community that Mathew primarily worked. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to this fund.

    Twin Lakes Park is located at 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL 34241
    05/18/2011  Suspect Arrested for the Death of Officer Mathew Little
    CIS is relieved to announce that St Pete PD have arrested & charged 20-year-old Bradley Bolden with first degree murder in the death of Mathew Little. St. Pete PD has been amazing and supportive in their investigation of this senseless murder.

    At 2pm CIS President, KC Poulin, appeared at a press conference with the St. Petersburg Police Department. After Major Mike Kovacsev presented details about the investigation & arrest, KC thanked him and the Department for their tireless efforts. Check news broadcasts this evening, and newspapers tomorrow. Services for Officer Little are being planned for Sat, May 28th in Sarasota. Details as they become available.
    05/16/2011  $12,500 REWARD: CIS Officer Killed in the Line of Duty


    Largo, May 16, 2011 - Critical Intervention Services (CIS), Tampa Bay's leading provider of protective services and security solutions, is saddened to announce the murder of Protection Officer Mathew Little early this morning.  CIS is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful conviction of the individual(s) responsible for this tragedy.    

    CIS dispatchers contacted St. Petersburg Police Department when they couldn't get Officer Little to respond to radio calls as he patrolled Mariner's Pointe Apartments in St. Petersburg. CIS was notified at approximately 2am that St. Petersburg Police Dept had found Officer Little's body.

    CIS is cooperating with the St. Petersburg Police Department who have been very sympathetic and supportive in their investigation and dealings with CIS personnel.  CIS has over 300 officers and support staff, all of who are shocked by this killing, the first of its kind in the agency's 19 year history.

    Officer Little normally worked the 15th Street corridor in the USF area of Tampa.  He was in St Pete covering a shift for a fellow officer who had been deployed for military reserve duty, along with approximately 30 other CIS officers.  Officer Little had covered this shift before and was familiar with the area.    

    What makes CIS unique is the amount of time officers spend developing relationships with the residents of the communities it protects.  It is these relationships that make it possible for one officer to patrol a whole area.  Residents know that CIS is there to protect their community.  If the individual(s) who did this, attacked a trained security officer, they might not hesitate to attack an unarmed citizen.  It is important that area residents step up to assist if they have information.    

    K.C. Poulin, CEO/President of CIS, had this to say about Officer Little, "Mathew was a 2 year veteran of CIS who took pride in the de-escalation techniques he used to diffuse emotionally charged situations.  He was well liked and respected by the community he served and by the CIS family.  He was the type of officer who had no problem covering when needed.  He will be missed.  Our prayers and condolences go out to his family, and our CIS family, as we all deal with this senseless tragedy."

    CIS is offering a $10,000 reward, and Private Officer International is offering a $2,500 reward, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) who committed this horrendous crime.  Anyone with information should contact Detective Tower with the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780.

    05/04/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #12
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    In This Issue...

  • Hurricane season is almost here!
  • ASIS Nominees!
  • Management by the numbers
  • Stress: Life's Manageable Byproduct
  • 04/05/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #11
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    In This Issue...

  • Tools for you: Area Alerts
  • Ideas to Deter Copper Theft
  • CIS Profiles
  • 03/01/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #10
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    In This Issue...

  • Warm Weather Has Arrived!
  • Treating Others as They Would Have You Treat Them
  • 18 Common Work E-mail Mistakes
  • 02/01/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #9
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    In This Issue...

  • 19 Years and Going Strong
  • Updating systems for the New Year
  • Complaints are a Blessing to be Encouraged
  • 01/04/2011  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #8
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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!
  • 12/07/2010  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #7
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    In This Issue...

  • Have yourself a Merry Christmas
  • The CIS Annual Toy Drive
  • Managing Holiday Season Liabilities
  • 11/02/2010  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #6
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    In This Issue...

  • Thanks in Giving
  • Increased Activity During this Holiday Season
  • Giving Thanks for our Employees
  • How long must you keep your records?
  • 10/05/2010  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #5
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    In This Issue...

  • Security Industry Supporter Needs Our Support.
  • Halloween is upon us!
  • Halloween Safety Tips
  • Why issue trespass warnings?
  • 09/10/2010  Invitation to the FASCO Reception before the PIRSAC meeting in Ft. Lauderdale
    We invite you to join us for free drinks and appetizers on the evening of Sept. 15th where FASCO, FALI and FLACARS will be hosting a meet and greet from 7:PM-9:PM in the Embassy Suites hotel. Meet the Board members and volunteers of these associations who help protect our interests and speak for us in Tallahassee.  This is the perfect time to tell us about your concerns and express any ideas you might have for our legislative agenda of 2011.  The next morning we will join the PIRSAC meeting at 9:AM.
    DATE:September 16, 2010
    TIME:9:00 am
    PLACE:Embassy Suites - Fort Lauderdale
    1100 SE 17th Street
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
    (954) 527-2700
    09/01/2010  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #4
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    In This Issue...

  • CIS Officer  Earns Tampa Police Lifesaving Award For Vehicle Fire
  • A Residents Life Saved
  • Back to School
  • Manage the Message
  • 08/04/2010  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #3
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    In This Issue...

  • Join us on Facebook!
  • When in need, CIS is there
  • Auto Theft: Preventative measures in making your cars safe.
  • Skip tracers calling you?
  • A behind the scenes preview of the Operations Center.
  • 07/14/2010  STOP Team Deployment July 9, 2010 in Tampa, FL
    CIS conducted a STOP Team Deployment on Friday July 9, 2010 at a property located in Tampa, FL. Throughout the deployment, CIS was feeding the CIS Fan Page on Facebook with live pictures as the night went on. Minute by minute updates, and explanations of what we were seeing in the photos showed all fans the anatomy of a STOP team. On the website you will find the photos in the Gallery under STOP Operations, or become a fan on the CIS Facebook www.Facebook.com to check them out. Click here to see the video.
    07/02/2010  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #2
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    In This Issue...

  • Two Tampa Police Officers Killed in the Line of Duty
  • Who really does security?
  • Hurricane Season is here. Is your property ready?
  • New Community Joins CIS in Orlando Florida
  • Who is Responsible for your Liability?
  • 07/02/2010  CCPBI At Work in Orlando


    CIS recently started services for a new apartment community in Orlando Florida and we wanted to share some pictures and a short overview of the new deployment and how it went. As soon as we arrived on property there were several subjects that immediately ran off property, which obviously had no legitimate reason to be in this community. After ensuring that all persons that were in the common areas were actual residents verified through the rent roll and all guests were escorted by the residents, we started our first phase of CCBPI (Community Character Based Protection Initiative), which is the networking phase. (Click here for photos and to read more)
    06/07/2010  CCBPI Honor Coin Design Contest!
    The key to our success lies within the core of our company's foundation. That being our primary principal of our Officers unyielding commitment and ability to build positive, meaningful relationships with the communities in which we serve. Our Community and Character Based Protection Initiative (CCBPI) has been recognized throughout the industry and around the world for its power in addressing and eliminating problems in crime-ridden communities. The CIS Protection Officer often leads the charge in getting residents involved in their own community through a variety of initiatives such as participating in or organizing community events, being a positive role model for children to break the cycle of crime and bolster confidence in the community, and encouraging residents to interact positively with one another, CIS, local law enforcement, and other community resources. In essence, giving the community "back" to the residents; with proactive strategies that impart the belief that people take better care of something that belongs to them. Therefore, every individual within our communities are responsible and held accountable for maintaining a better standard of living that our officers help to create.

    We present Honor Coins as recognition for outstanding service and professionalism consistent with the highest ideals of CIS, our values, and our methodology. Now we want to complete our coin series with the "Community and Character Based Protection Initiative Honor Coin" and are offering an opportunity for you to be a part of the design process. CCBPI is more than just an acronym, its implementation is what distinguishes CIS from other agencies. As much as the people within our organization and affiliated are a key facet to CCBPI, it was an obvious conclusion they should play a part in creating the design that will reflect it's concept of the coin.
    There will be two CCBPI Awards, the first being Silver .999 Minted CCBPI coin that will be issued to employees and anyone else affiliated with CIS who has demonstrated consistent excellence and commitment to CCBPI work through a single act, or numerous acts. The second coin will be a Silver plated CCBPI coin and will be issued to employees and anyone else affiliated with CIS who has performed CCBPI in a manner that exemplifies what the methodology stands for and has met, or accomplished the mission.

    Your task is simple; think of an image that would best represent CCPBI; whatever you believe would exemplify the CCBPI mindset, and would properly acknowledge someone conducting outstanding CCPBI. You will have two sides of the coin to work with. What you are to design is the concept of the coin (What would represent CCBPI being performed? Would it accurately convey the intentions of the award?). If your design idea is chosen, the mint artist will adapt your concept to design the final coin. The person who wins this contest will go down in CIS history as the creator. First Place will receive $300.00, and will be issued the first Silver .999 Minted CCBPI Coin. Second Place will be issued the first printed Silver plated CCBPI Coin. This contest is open to all employees, clients, friends and fans. Please send in all designs by June 25th, 2010 at the latest. See below for information when sending in your designs.

    Attention: Ashley Casey
    Email: Caseyar@cisworldservices.org
    Office: 727-461-9417
    06/01/2010  CIS Client Newsletter Issue #1
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    In This Issue...

  • Welcome to the First Edition of the Client Newsletter
  • Florida: Becoming a gang breeding ground.
  • CIS provides service tailored to your needs.
  • Keeping Reporting Confidential
  • 05/28/2010  New Corporate Headquarters is official!! Public Safety Center!!
    It's Official!!! CIS is proud to announce we now hold the keys to our beautiful new building!! Officially named the Public Safety Center, it will be called home by CIS,AEGIS,CISTECH and S2 Institute. While this office might be brand new, CIS has been hard at work building it's foundation for the past 20 years! This new building will ...come equipped with shiny new walls and even bigger doors and windows of opportunity for the growth and development of CIS and all it's sister agencies. This new office will reflect the many years of hard work and dedication given by all employees and support from friends and family thereof. We would like to recognize and give special thanks to Jim Richards for being our point-man in this entire process. His willingness in helping make our company's dream a reality is appreciated beyond words. We are so excited to begin this next chapter....here's to the journey ahead!!!! Look for announcements to come regarding the Public Safety Center Grand Opening Celebration to be held in February 2011.
    03/12/2010  New Corporate Headquarters Coming in November!

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    10/13/2009  CIS Attends The U.S.F Area Community Civic Association, Inc. Ceremony for Recognizing Local Heroes
    On October 13, 2009 CIS joined the USF Civic Association to honor some of our local heroes. Among those honored, CIS was presented with the Deputy Richard Roach Public Safety Award for outstanding service and bravery in protecting the children and families of the University Area Community. CIS has been conducting services for the Community Civic Association for over 10 years. (Click here for photos)
    08/05/2009  CIS Issues a New Edition of Standard Operating Procedures


    In the early fall of 2009, CIS issued a new edition of our Standard Operating Procedures, or SOPs, to all officers. Dated July of 2009, this document represents the experience of our agency and countless officers over the last seventeen years since our founding. At more than 10,000 words on approximately 500 pages, it is part policy, part guideline, and part handbook. (Click here to read more)
    04/01/2009  K.C. Poulin appointed as President of the Florida Association of Security Companies
    Critical Intervention Services' President and CEO, K.C. Poulin, was appointed by the FASCO Board as the new president of the association. For more information about this appointment and FASCO, please visit http://www.fascofl.com
    01/10/2009  CIS Joins Forces With Residents and Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office for Clean Up and Preservation of the Nuccio Community
    On Saturday, January 10th 2009 at 0730hrs, CIS officers rolled onto the grounds at the Nuccio Community Center on Sligh Avenue in Sector 3. With us we brought the Mobile Command Center (MCC), the Argo (our amphibious 6-wheeler off road vehicle), nearly a dozen CIS officers, and a strategic plan for working in concert with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Residents of the surrounding community also joined us in what would be one of the largest combined efforts in the area for a community beautification program ever. (Click here for photos and to read more)
    01/07/2009  2008 “Record Breaking” Toy Drive
    The Toy Drive started quietly during CIS's second year of operation (1993), when then Client WTSP Channel 10 asked our CEO, KC Poulin, if he knew any kids who could benefit from leftover toys they had from their annual Toy Drive. KC of course said yes and distributed the toys to children on CIS properties. The Toy Drive was born... (Click here for photos and to read more)
    04/11/2008  New Patrol Cars
    Critical Interventions services has added Dodge Chargers to its fleet of patrol cars. The fleet will now consist of Ford LTD patrol units and Dodge Chargers equipped with police packages.

    Click here for photos or Click here for photos of the fleet.
    03/27/2008  K.C. Poulin, President and CEO of Critical Intervention Services Appointed as Vice President of FASCO
    The Florida Association of Security Companies (FASCO) has appointed K.C. Poulin as Vice President. FASCO represents member security agencies in the fight to continuously improve the professionalism of the contract security industry. FASCO has been instrumental in progressing legislation with the assistance of a lobbyist that provides protection to the industry and improves the professionalism.
    03/17/2008  CISTECH
    CISTECH, the technical division of Critical Intervention Services, provides a variety of electronic security equipment and systems analysis to businesses and residential communities to assist with asset protection and personnel safety concerns. (more...)
    12/01/2007  Critical Intervention Services (CIS) Orlando is NOW OPEN!
    Critical Intervention Services has now opened another office in the Greater Orlando Area. The office is located at 1310 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32804. To contact CIS Orlando by phone, please call (407) 447-0451, or by FAX (321) 319-0067.

    The Orlando office will provide a wide range of protection and investigative services to businesses, governments, and individuals.
    08/02/2007  CIS Announces Partnership With CIS Waterborne Services
    Critical Intervention Services (CIS), Tampa Bay's leading provider of high risk protective services and security solutions, is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with CIS Waterborne Services to provide a range of special functions including: vessel search for explosives and hazardous material; property recovery; weapon recovery, search and rescue.

    Click here for more information.
    02/12/2007  In 2007, CIS Celebrated 15 Years...
    Critical Intervention Services celebrated its 15-year anniversary. Fifteen years ago our goal was to create an organization composed of some of the best practitioners in the industry and make a difference for the people, communities and organizations we serve. After 15 years of hard work, we take a moment to look back at the progress we have made and acknowledge those who have helped us accomplish our dream. We would like to thank all of those who have aided in making CIS what it is today.
    12/17/2006  In 2007, CIS Celebrated 15 Years...
    On December 17, 2006 KC Poulin, Tim O'Rourke, and Craig Gundry hosted a celebration dinner to commemorate individuals who have played key roles in the success of CIS over the past 15 years. Thanking first the officers in the field whom define CIS every day by there service, Mr. Poulin opened the evening with how their constant valor has formed this organization and made it the best of the best in this industry.

    Click here to view the photos of the celebration dinner.
    06/08/2006  Hurricane Deployments
    We have put up a new recruitment website to advise contractors about the status of our current hurricane deployments. Please visit this page for updated information about contractor opportunities and to sign up for our reserve deployment team.

    Hurricane Deployment Website
    03/13/2006  The New CIS Challenge Coin Series Minted and Released


    The new CIS Challenge Coin Series has been minted and released.

    Included in the series are:
  • The CEO Cubic Coin
  • Executive VP Raven Cubic Coin
  • VP of Protective Services/UDC Cubic Coin
  • Chris Neidrich Cubic Coin

    And the division coins:
  • Saber: Hazardous Operations Group
  • Raven: Threat Management Group
  • Night Stalkers: Special Services Group

    Click here for photos and descriptions of the Challenge Coin Series.
  • 12/08/2005   SSgt. Will Holcomb Has Been Selected as the Recipient of the John M. Russi Award
    SSgt. Will Holcomb has been selected as the recipient of the John M. Russi Award presented by Florida Association of Security Companies (FASCO) for his contribution to moving legislation which now enables qualified Florida G licensed security officers to carry a 9mm as approved by their agency.

    At the December 8th State Security Advisory Committee (PRIASC) meeting in Orlando, he made the following remarks.

    "There is no other country in the world where an average Joe, like me or like you, can get a law changed like this. Like my Dad once said, don't let not knowing how keep you from trying."

    To read the rest of Ssgt. Holcomb's remarks, click here.

    12/07/2005  New CIS Award Has Been Created in the Honor of Chris Neidrich
    A new award has been designed and created in the honor of Chris Neidrich. This new award, which is in the form of a proof challenge coin, will be presented to CIS officers who have engaged in extraordinary acts of heroism and bravery. Click here to see a photo of the Chris Neidrich Award for Bravery.

    Visit Chris Neidrich's Memorial Page to read more about our fallen hero.
    11/29/2005  Press Release on Officer Involved Shooting November 29, 2005
    Officer Pablo Feliciano has been working in the security field since 2002. Officer Feliciano passed an extensive background and intense psychological screening prior to being hired. During his weapons training, he scored 239 out of a possible 240 points.

    Officer Feliciano came to work for CIS in October 2005. According to his supervisors and fellow officers, Pablo is a caring and outstanding professional. Officer Feliciano recently returned from south Florida where he quickly volunteered for deployment to assist in the areas that had been devastated by Hurricane Wilma.

    The Critical Intervention Services family fully supports Officer Feliciano and will provide him with whatever resources he needs to see him through this difficult time. Officer Feliciano has been placed on temporary paid administrative leave.

    UPDATE: 2006 - The State Attorney rules that was a justifiable shooting.
    10/06/2005  Executive Vice President Tim O'Rourke Appointed as Advisory Council Member to Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
    Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has appointed Executive Vice President Tim O'Rourke to the Private Investigation, Recovery, and Security Advisory Council. This appointment authorizes Mr. O'Rourke to make recommendations to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services on matters relative to the regulation of the private investigative, private security, and recovery industries.
    10/05/2005  CIS President and CEO Appointed To Board of Directors For IFPO
    International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) appointed K.C. Poulin to the Board of Directors. IFPO was established as a non-profit organization in January 1988 for the purpose of facilitating the training and certification needs of protection officers and security supervisors/managers from both the commercial and proprietary sectors.
    04/01/2005  New Online Training Available
    A new online training platform has been developed to deliver the S2 Institute's acclaimed classroom programs in a distance learning format. The following three courses are now available:
    Visit the S2 Institute for more information on the S2 Online Academy and a listing of upcoming courses.
    01/06/2005  New Documentary on Training Anti-Terrorism Officers Released
    A new documentary on Anti-Terrorism Officer training has been released. It follows the strenuous 245 hours of training as a new force of Anti-Terrorism Officers (ATO) prepare to deploy to critical infrastructure sites such as energy plants, chemical facilities, and sea ports.

    Click here for the full press release.
    11/05/2004  New Book Featuring Strategies for Dealing With High Crime Communities Released November 5, 2004
    A new book focusing on creating innovative approaches to crime control, reducing the level of victimization, and elevating the quality of life within high crime communities has been released November 5, 2004. The book, titled The Prevention Agency: A Public Safety Model for High Crime Communities in the 21st Century, is written by CIS President KC Poulin and Dr. Charles Nemeth of California University of Pennsylvania.

    The Prevention Agency: A Public Safety Model for High Crime Communities in the 21st Century

    K.C. Poulin, Critical Intervention Services
    Charles P. Nemeth, California University of Pennsylvania

    Publisher: California University of Pennsylvania Press - Institute for Law and Public Policy

    Click here for more information.
    10/22/2004  CIS Officer Selected as Official Greeter to the President For His Arrival in St. Petetersburg
    CIS Officer Chip Collins was selected by the White House to be the official volunteer greeter to President Bush when he arrives at St. Petersburg Clearwater Airport on Friday, October 22, 2004. The nomination to be a part of this honorable event came from the Clearwater Police Department in connection with Officer Collins work as a volunteer for that agency for the last two years.
    07/09/2004  New CCBPI Book Released July 9, 2004
    A new book featuring the Community and Character Based Protection Initiative, a CIS pioneered strategy for reclaiming and rehabilitating high crime communities, has been released on July 9th. The book, titled Private Security and Public Safety: A Community-Based Approach, is written by CIS President KC Poulin and Dr. Charles Nemeth of California University of Pennsylvania.

    Private Security and Public Safety: A Community-Based Approach

    K. C. Poulin, Critical Intervention Services
    Charles P. Nemeth, California University of Pennsylvania
    ISBN: 0-13-112374-2
    Publisher: Prentice Hall, Copyright: 2005
    Format: Cloth; 350 pp

    Click here for more information.
    07/02/2004  Christopher Neidrich's Funeral
    On July 1, 2004, we laid our brother to rest. The service was held at Our Lady of Lourdes in Dunedin, Florida.

    A special memorial page has been put up to honor Chris and his contributions to CIS.

    Click here for a description and photos of Chris's funeral.
    06/10/2004  CIS Survivors Memorial Fund
    A memorial fund has been established to benefit the children of fallen CIS officers. Individuals that wish to contribute to the memorial fund should make a check out to: CIS Survivors Benefit Fund.

    Mail all donations to:

    Critical Intervention Services
    ATTN: Bill Schoepf / Memorial
    1261 South Missouri Ave.
    Clearwater, FL 33756

    Individuals that wish to donate for the specific benefit of one officer's child should specify the name of the officer with their donation.
    06/07/2004  Officer Kenneth Barker's Funeral
    Officer Barker's funeral service will be held Tuesday, June 8th at Countryside Funeral Chapel located at 7405 Highway 98 North, Lakeland. The viewing will be at 17:00 hours until 20:00 hours, the service will begin after the viewing. Officer Barker will be laid to rest with full honors by the CIS Honor Guard Team.
    06/05/2004  The Recent Loss of Our Officers and Friends
    This week marks a dark period in CIS history. In one week, we have lost two of our own in two separate tragedies. On June 3rd, CIS Officer Ken Barker died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident and on June 5th, we lost Chris Neidrich to enemy fire in Iraq.

    Both Ken (Saber 122) and Chris (Raven 18) are men of distinction with this agency. Chris was a friend who many of us in senior management mentored since 1993. Throughout his career, Chris helped develop our CCBPI methodology and protected VIP's from the Saudi Royal family, CNN anchorwoman Paula Zahn, Radio host Glenn Beck, and many others. Chris was currently assigned as Detail Leader for Blackwater protecting coalition interests in Iraq.

    Both of these men proudly served for our country, Ken a Marine and Chris a Navy Seal Candidate. They continued their service to the community and this agency with the same pride and distinction. Both of these men have left behind young children. Ken has a little girl named Madison and Chris has a boy named Gage. We are working on a scholarship for their children in their honor. If you would like to help or send condolences to the families, please email Mandy Holtz at holtzml@cisworldservices.org. Funeral arrangements with full honors for these officers are pending and will be announced on the CIS web site.

    - KC Poulin, CEO - Critical Intervention Services

    "The men and women in the private security field are the forgotten soldiers of an invisible empire."

    Professor Christopher A. Hertig
    06/05/2004  In Memory of Christopher Neidrich, RAVEN 18
    We are deeply saddened to announce that at approximately 10:30 am, June 5, 2004, CIS special operations officer Christopher Neidrich (RAVEN 18) was killed in an ambush near Badghad International Airport. Chris was on temporary assignment in Iraq providing Executive Protection for American diplomats.
    Chris came to CIS in 1993 after being Honorably discharged from the United States Navy. Chris was accepted into the Navy's prestigious Basic Underwater Demolition School, where he trained to be a Navy SEAL. Due to personal reasons, Chris had to separate from the Navy but still wanted to be apart of an elite force, which brought him to CIS.

    While with CIS, Chris served in the SSG division where he was an integral part of what we are today. Chris later transferred into the Executive Protection Division where he was assigned to high profile celebrities, business executives, and a number of other details where he always proved to be a valuable asset to CIS. In December of 2003, Chris was scheduled to certify as an Anti-Terrorism Officer giving him one more identifier as a trained professional; Unfortunately this was delayed due to his selection by Blackwater USA to deploy for assignment in Iraq.

    Chris is survived by his 4-year-old son Gage Neidrich and his fiancé Angela. Chris will be missed and always remembered as a true warrior that not only spoke about being a professional, but also lived as one.

    A special memorial page has been put up to honor Chris and his contributions to CIS. CIS personnel and people who knew Chris are welcome to contribute comments in memory of Chris by sending an email to cgundry@cisworldservices.org.
    06/04/2004  In Memory of Kenneth Barker, SABER 122
    At approximately 14:05 hours on June 3rd, 2004, Officer Kenneth Barker, ECHO 122, passed away as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident that occurred on May 31st, 2004. Officer Barker, 25, worked as both an SSG and an ATO officer. He has been posthumously awarded the call sign of SABER 122, and his number is being retired.

    Kenneth served our community and protected our homeland, spending four years in the United States Marine Corps as a rifleman. During his time in the Marines, he served on the Honor Guard and was selected for Presidential Guard, a very high honor in the USMC. Kenneth also served as an escort for ambassadors visiting the White House as well as escorting Chelsea Clinton to the ballroom. He had an office in the Pentagon on the day of the 9/11 attacks; his office was hit, but he was not working that day. He was, however, in the area and assisted in recovering the remains of his co-workers and fellow officers.

    Kenneth leaves behind a 3-year-old daughter, Madison; his fiancée, Beverly Mullins; his parents and grandparents; and a number of close relatives. Kenneth was an outstanding officer with this agency and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Barker's family.

    We are establishing a scholarship for his daughter to ensure that this child has a solid future despite her tragic loss. If you would like to make a contribution to the scholarship, send condolences, or otherwise assist the family of our fallen colleague, please email Mandy Holtz at holtzml@cisworldservices.org. Funeral arrangements with full honors for Kenneth are pending and will be announced on the CIS web site.
    01/14/2004  CIS Anti-Terrorism Officers Featured in the News
    On Sunday, January 12, the St. Petersburg Times featured a front page in-depth story about CIS Anti-Terrorism Officers (ATOs) and their role in protecting Tampa area power plants. The article was written by Paul De La Garza, a St. Petersburg Times staff reporter who attended our most recent ATO training program in December and January. Click here to read the article.

    The January 12 article was followed by a series of news stories by Fox-13, NBC-8, CBS-10, ABC-28, WB-38, Bay News 9, and the Tampa Tribune.

    For more information about CIS Anti-Terrorism Officers (ATOs), click here.
    01/02/2004  Congratulations to the ATO Class of 01/04/2004
    Congratulations to the Anti-Terrorism Officer Class of January 2004. Beginning in early December, 36 CIS Special Services Group officers attended the month-long Anti-Terrorism Officer training program administered by the S2 Safety & Intelligence Institute. Of the initial 36 officers, 32 met all requirements and have been awarded certification as CIS Anti-Terrorism Officers. These new ATOs will be assigned to protecting critical infrastructure in the Tampa Bay area.

    Special recognition is also due to officers SABRE 108 and SABRE 140 for their exemplary performance and status as class honor graduates.

    For more information about ATO certification training, click here.

    To view images from the recent ATO training program, click here.
    10/08/2003  CIS Awarded Multi-Million Dollar Anti-Terrorism Officer Contract
    CIS was recently awarded a multi-million dollar, three-year contract to provide anti-terrorism officers and security operations support for a series of infrastructure-essential facilities in the Tampa Bay area.