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Denver Mile High Chapter Family Business

We are saddened to let you know that Jim Bryan of our Board and an employee of VTI Security, lost his battle with cancer Friday afternoon.  He had been home recently in hospice support. We will keep you apprised of funeral arrangements.  We lost a great board and chapter member, as well as a good friend.

Chapter Chair

From the Chair - by Ron Meyer 2015 Denver Mile High Chapter

Happy New Year Colorado and Mile High Denver Security Professionals.

It is my honor and privilege to be your Chapter Chairman for the year 2015.

As we begin the new year we start to prioritize our goals and objectives.  You as a security professional you may want to earn your CPP, PSP or PCI certification, this year or a goal for this year may be to  implement new security protocols for your department, your business or your employer.

Networking and cultivating professional relationships at monthly meetings is an excellent way to meet, and talk about common experiences, exchange ideas, offer or get advise on projects, programs, and solutions to security issues.

We are a growing Chapter.  We have seen, and welcome the new members that have joined us and I would encourage our members to reach out to those members and guests and make them feel welcome and let them know that our chapter does have something valuable to offer them in the way of becoming a member.

I challenge each of you to reach out to our new members and guests. Get a business card and call them, or drop them a note to thank them for coming to our meeting.

The Denver Mile High Chapter Board recognizes the increase in National dues so the Board has decided to keep Chapter dues at $35 for 2015.

Chapter membership benefits include Certification classes, educational course reviews, special training and education, through monthly speakers, special events, networking opportunities, and participation in security related events.

We begin 2015 with a full complement of committee chairpersons in place who have volunteered their time to make your ASIS Denver Mile High Chapter experience the best possible.  Take a look at the committee chairs and reach out to them and offer your help and expertise.

New committees this year include Women in Security, Law Enforcement Appreciation Lunch/Dinner, Joseph Gargan Memorial Award, Student Membership, Summer tours, etc.  Pick one you could help on.  I know you are busy.  We all are but the more help we get the easier it is on everyone and the more ideas help too.

We are very excited about the slate of topics and speakers for 2015.

January speaker was so informative and very popular November that she was asked to do a repeat for January.

Our March Speaker, Jimmy Graham, U.S. Navy SEAL, promises to be a sell out. Topic: “Active Shooter and Tactical Training”  I suggest you make your reservations early as seating is limited.

Other topics being considered : Cyber Security, Biometrics in Security, Drones for Safety and Security. Retail Security, ID Theft, Bank Fraud.

Special Thanks goes to Glenn Rudd, Advantage Security, Chapter Communications Chair for his help in updating, and redesign of the Chapter website.  The website is the “life line” of the Chapter and with Glenn’s help, it will be a resource we can be proud of.

Special Thanks goes to Robin Brown, University of Colorado for planning, coordinating, and teaching the CPP, PSP, and PCI,  certification courses and for Chair of the Professional Development and Training.

Special Thanks to Sam Adair, Denver Public Schools, Chair of our Speakers along with the help of John Incampo, State of Colorado, 18th Judicial District.

Special Thanks to Dr. Vincent Wincelowicz, Regis University, Treasurer.

As always, I am open to your ideas and suggestions on how to provide you with the best experience possible to augment your professional development and personal growth.  Do not hesitate to email me at any time (ron@deltacom1.com).

Professional Development

CPP Certification Review

"The ASIS Denver Mile-High Chapter is again hosting annual refresher courses to help you prepare for the CPP or PSP certification examinations.  We will present key materials over two consecutive Saturdays for about 16 hours of concentrated review of the test domains and areas of interest.  To obtain testing information and pre-requisites, please visit https://www.asisonline.org/Certification/Board-Certifications/CPP/Pages/default.aspx and download the brochure.  Each certification booklet outlines requirements, source materials and domains for study.

So that we can plan to support these classes for the three Front Range Chapters, please let us know your interest in taking one or both of these two-day courses.  Please email Robin Brown, the Certification/Training Committee Chair with your interests, general calendar concerns, and any questions you may have at Robin.Brown@UCDenver.Edu "

For more information Click Here.

What I Learned About Security Metrics !

Eric Smith is the HSS Director of Security for the Denver region of SCL Health System. Prior to joining HSS, Eric servced as a police officer in Boulder, CO for over a decade.

The following is some training materials that have been presented by Eric, during his recent seminar for the October ASIS Membership Meeting:

ASIS Metric Handout (PDF)
What I Learned About Metrics (Powerpoint)

ASIS International Webinars

Webinars provide timely updates on current events, global issues, and changes in security practices as well as contact with security experts and prominent practitioners.

Look what's on the calendar so far. Additional titles will be added throughout the year.

Communicating in a Crisis | February 25
Organizational Resilience - An International Perspective | February 26
26 Safe School Standards | March 19
Managing Contractors Onsite | April 16
Case Study of a Transnational Threat: Lashkar-e-Taiba | May 21
How to Protect a Company's Perimeter | June 11
Critical Infrastructure Protection from a Private Security Perspective | August 20
Use of Social Media for Screening Employee Candidates & Mentoring Current Employees | December 10

For more information, and to register Click Here.

NOTE: The purchase of a subscription does not automatically register you for all upcoming webinars. Once subscribed, you must register for ech webinar of interest to you.

Meetings

Women in Security & Young Professionals Planning Meeting

You are invited to join us for our planning meeting to determine what each of these groups will be looking to accomplish this upcoming year.  There will be no charge for this meeting, please come find out what joining our Chapter can do for you.

We will be touching base on Scholarships, Certification opportunities, and study group possibilities.  We also would like to get the mentor program underway, and set up a networking function for the near future.

Aurora Summit Steakhouse, 2700 South Havana St, Aurora, Colorado

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Gather: 6:30 pm

Cost: Cocktails/ appetizers/ cash bar

Please confirm your attendance with Micaela Messina at MMessina@ASIsupervior.com

February Membership Meeting

NEW Meeting Location

NEW Meeting Date and Time


For our February meeting James Ponzi will be presenting on the topic of Professional Development.

James Ponzi and is currently an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Regis University, College of Professional Studies in Denver, Colorado. He facilitates classes in Homeland Security, Cyber-criminology, Family Violence, and Criminal Profiling and has been a Regis faculty member since 2006. James' background includes ten years in the computer business; service in the United States Army, Vietnam from 1968-1969; 35 years of service in the Denver Police Department from 1973-2008; bachelors' degrees in English and Psychology from the University of Colorado; a master's degree in Applied Communication from Denver University; and has nearly completed his Doctor of Business Administration program with a specialty in Homeland Security at Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona. James' projected graduation date from NCU is June 2015. James has made numerous presentations to the business community on digital forensics and cybercrime, and has written and developed courses, including the newest undergraduate cybercrime and forensics class.

Click Here To Register

Location :       Piccolo Italian Restaurant

                        3563 South Monaco Parkway

                        Denver, CO 80237

Date:               Wednesday, February 18th

Time:              5:30 p.m.  Networking

                        6:30 p.m.   Meeting

                        7:00 p.m.  Dinner  &  Speaker

Buffet Style Menu Includes:

                        Lasagna

                        Enchilada Chicken Casserole

                        Focaccia

Tossed Salad

                        Homemade Rolls

                        Chips and Salsa

                        Pork Green Chili

                        Vegetarian Green Chili

                        Meatballs & Sausage

                        Chili Rellenos

                        Spanish Rice

                        Soft Drink, Coffee,

                        regular iced tea.

Cost:               $25.00

                        (tax and gratuity included)