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~ Advancing Security in
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General Meeting Info
ASIS Cleveland Events +
~ 2019 ~
January 18, 2019
February 15, 2019
Mail Center Security and Dangerous Mail Investigations
March 15, 2019
Active Shooter: Logistics, Communication
April 12, 2019
May 17, 2019
Forensic Advances in DNA Technology
September 20, 2019
“Medical Marijuana Truths and Myths”
October 18, 2019
Nominate Officers 2020
Vote Officers 2020
~ 2018 ~
JAN 19, 2018
Bratenahl Place Bistro "Workplace Violence"
FEB 16, 2018
MAR 16, 2018
Special Agent Christopher Peltier
Mike Connelly, CPD
Scott Moran, CPD
January 2019 TBA
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Cleveland MEETINGS: "...information and security
perspectives you won't get anywhere else...in person"
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August 7 - Joint Special Meeting:
ASIS Chapters of Akron, Columbus, and ASIS Cleveland w OASIS in
Akron at Canal Place
Wed., August 7, 10 to Noon
Presentation Speakers: 4 presenters
"Responding to Aggressive Behavior and Active Shooter...Technology Can Make A Difference"
Canal Place, former BF Goodrich Headquarters
Meeting fee for Regular Members is $20 and includes lunch; Security Students $10: If possible *PLEASE REGISTER by Monday, week of the meeting, by 12 - food must be ordered.
Friday, September 20, 2019 Meeting
Tim Dimoff, SACS Consulting
For bio, photo, details, background, please click
the links below
“Forensic Advances in DNA Technology"
Captain Gary M. Sprague is in his 31st year with the Lakewood Police Department and is currently the Commander of the Investigative Division. Capt. Sprague is a member of numerous Law Enforcement Organizations including the IACP, Cuyahoga County Police Chief’s Association, OCPA, Infragard, ILETA, ASIS, IPMBA and is a JTTF Executive. He also serves on a number of multi-jurisdictional committees. He holds certifications in Advanced CPTED and Advanced Crime Prevention.
After graduating college Capt. Sprague performed security work in the private sector prior to being hired by the Lakewood Police Department in July, 1988. He has served as a Field Training Officer training new recruits and a Patrol Investigator handling accident investigations and processing crime scenes for evidence. In 1993 he received training for and was assigned duties as a Firearms Instructors and Weapons Armorer and still serves in that capacity today.
In 2000 he was promoted to Sergeant and continued serving in the Patrol Division. In September 2006 he was promoted to Lieutenant where he rotated through assignments supervising the afternoon shift, night shift and eventually the day shift platoons.
In 2011 Capt. Sprague attended the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, graduating as a member of the 244th class. Upon returning from the academy he was assigned as the Special Operations Lieutenant, where he was in charge of the training unit, ward officers, SRO’s and other members of this specialized unit.
In 2012 Capt. Sprague was promoted and assigned as the Commander of the Traffic & Patrol Division and on January 1st, 2016 was reassigned to the Investigative Division. ( Back to Calendar page TOP )
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“Current Trends in Cyber Crime”
Brief Bio: I have been with the Secret Service for 17 years. Over the course of my career, I have conducted investigations involving counterfeit U.S. currency, bank fraud, credit card fraud and wire fraud to name a few. I have worked numerous protection details with various USSS protectees, dating back to when Former President George W. Bush was in office. I served in the Protective Intelligence and Assessment Division for 5 years. Following that assignment, I was transferred to Cleveland, OH in 2015. I have since been trained in the computer forensics field and am currently assigned to Cleveland’s Electronic Crimes Task Force.
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LEROY MORROW, CPP
Active Shooter Case Study: What to expect from a logistics and communication perspective
Experienced Law Enforcement and Security Professional with a demonstrated history of working in the public and private sectors. While a member of the Cleveland Division of Police he advanced through the ranks from a Patrol Officer to Deputy Chief. He spent the last fourteen years of his law enforcement career in an appointed position on the Division’s Command Staff. Throughout his career he has received training in various topics such as emergency management and risk management. He has managed several critical incidents including the active shooter incident at Case Western Reserve University. He obtained his Certified Protection Professional Certification from ASIS International after retiring from the Cleveland Division of Police. Currently he is a consultant for the National Basketball Association. He is the owner of LMJ Services LLC in which he does security consulting. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from Ohio University. He is FBI National Academy Graduate. He continues to serve in the community as a member of the New Song Church Board and helping co-manage the church facilities. He is a Board Member for the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Greater Cleveland Chapter.
Background and Bio: The United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) is the federal law enforcement arm of the United States Postal Service. As fact-finding and investigative agents, Postal Inspectors enforce more than 200 federal laws in investigations of crimes that may adversely affect or fraudulently use the U.S. Mail, the postal system or postal employees. The mission of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is to support and protect the U.S. Postal Service and its employees, infrastructure, and customers; enforce the laws that defend the nation's mail system from illegal or dangerous use; and ensure public trust in the mail. Inspector Daniel Senchesak is a member of the Cleveland Field Office of the United States Postal Inspection Service. He is currently assigned to External Crimes/ Mail Theft/ Identity Theft/ Workplace Violence/ Security team.
Different Approach to Active Shooter and Emergency Response.
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Columbus Field Division
theBureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) works with and intersects with the law enforcement agencies and private sector security organizations"
need to know, including:
History , , ,
,Current focus and priorities
caption: Kyle Walton with certificate of appreciation presented by Laurie Bosu, Chapter Chair.
BIO: Kyle A. Walton is the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), Columbus Field Division, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). ASAC Walton, who has served in this position since May 2016, oversees all of ATF’s criminal enforcement offices in the Northern District of Ohio. Prior to this assignment, Walton served four years as an investigator with ATF’s Office of Professional Responsibility and Security Operations, Internal Affairs Division (IAD). IAD’s mission is to review and impartially investigate complaints and allegations of administrative or criminal misconduct involving ATF personnel. IAD also conducts other critical or sensitive investigations, such as bribery of ATF personnel, motor vehicle accidents involving serious injury or fatalities, or tort claims against ATF.
From 2004 until 2012, ASAC Walton served as the Resident Agent in Charge (RAC) for the Toledo (Ohio) Field Office. Walton directed and managed the investigative, enforcement and administrative activities of the Toledo Field Office, which covers 21 counties in Northwest Ohio. Walton also developed critical partnerships and coalitions with other Federal, state and local law enforcement personnel in furtherance of ATF’s mission to reduce violent crime and to protect the public.
ASAC Walton served as the Senior Operations Officer for the Cleveland Field Division/Louisville Field Division for approximately four years in which he coordinated and evaluated administrative and operational activities within the Division to ensure effective implementation of Division and Bureau policies and programs.
Walton began his career with ATF in 1988, serving in the Cleveland Field Office where he conducted investigations related to violent crime, the criminal use, possession and trafficking of firearms and explosives, arson investigations, and other duties as assigned. Walton also served in specialized capacities such as the Violent Crime Coordinator, the Project Safe Neighborhoods coordinator, and the Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative coordinator.
ASAC Walton has received superior performance ratings throughout his ATF career. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Kent State University and a Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of Akron.
Insider Threat Awareness for Government and Industry Personnel with an Emphasis on International Visitors
Sam Hensley is a Special Agent with the NASA Office of Protective Services at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio. In this position, he is responsible for the overall management and execution of the NASA GRC International Visitor program and the Personnel Security program for all Public Trust and National Security positions. He also serves as the co-lead for the NASA GRC Threat Assessment Team and the Workplace Violence program with specific focus on the Active Shooter program.
Prior to this position, Sam was a Special Agent for the Office of Personnel Management specializing in both background and counterintelligence investigations for more than 100 Federal agencies. Sam is also a veteran, serving 21 years in the United States Air Force in various assignments to include the prestigious Presidential Support Detail and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency as a Nuclear Weapons inspector in support of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation.
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Project Manager, Security Programs,
· Introducing the KeyBank Public Safety Training Center offerings...
Tour the shooting range... check it out! Tour after the presentation.
Terry Muff is the Project Manager and a Certified Instructor with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) in the Public Safety Training Center of Excellence at Cuyahoga Community College in the workforce community economic development division. He has an extensive background that includes project management, classroom instruction, program development, operations, policy development, resource management and staff training & development.
Terry is responsible for the planning and development of the public safety education programs that include; providing project leadership for the Key Bank Scholarship, community partnership development, and program development for the private security academy. He has overseen curriculum compliance to the state standard of Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) community outreach, and instructor evaluations. Terry has a Bachelorette Degree in Business Administration, a Master’s Degree in Business Management and has a certification. As an Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) certified instructor Terry teaches the state curriculum and focuses on student-centered learning (SCL) which is a process that allows students to learn and understand the state performance objectives utilizing the cognitive approach to adult learning. In 2013, Terry received his certification as a Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt for process improvement and has incorporated elements of six-sigma process improvement into the academy to enhance the student learning experience. Terry is currently pursuing his doctoral degree in Community College Leadership.
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018 Meeting
Lieutenant Michael Connelly (photo right) is a 28-year veteran of the Cleveland, Ohio Division of Police. He is currently the co-commander of the Northern Ohio Law Enforcement Task Force, and formerly Supervisor of the Narcotics Unit Major Investigation Squad,
Detective Scott Moran, (no photo of course) Undercover Drug Operations, with extensive experience and background. During the course of his career he has arrested 1000’s for various drug law violations. In all of the cases he has presented for prosecution, he has never lost a case. He has received several awards including the Cleveland Police Medal of Honor.
APRIL 20, 2018 Meeting
Patrick Thomas, Intelligence Analyst,
NEORFC - see BIOs below
Please Attend - Announcements & Business - Register Below
BIO: Sergeant Sgt. Zina Martinez is the Interim Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center (NEORFC) in Ohio Homeland Security Region II which covers a five county area and is located in Cleveland, Ohio. She is responsible for the day to day operations, strategic planning, budgeting, grant management, outreach, and intelligence and information sharing functions of the Fusion Center. She is a member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Committee and coordinates the Fusion Center Governance Board.
BIO: Patrick Thomas is an Intelligence Analyst with the NEORFC. He studied Accounting at Cleveland State University later earning a MA in Security Policy Studies from Notre Dame College in South Euclid Ohio. Patrick has been a staff analyst with the NEORFC for four years and has operated as an All-Hazards analyst working on criminal and national security matters. Patrick worked extensively on early warning intelligence in the lead up to the RNC, and participated in a multi-agency social media intelligence cell during the event. In his free time, Patrick enjoys volunteering at his church and providing, many times unsolicited, investment advice.
March 16, 2018
"Working abroad? The Department of State Can Help"
Security and Informational Resources from the U.S. Government
Special Agent Christopher Peltier
From the U.S. Embassy and the local chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce to the Overseas Security Advisory Council and Regional Security Office there are many resources available to individuals and companies working, living and traveling internationally. Special Agent Christopher Peltier will help navigate through these resources and provide context based on his experience advising international businesses and working in various countries around the world. Focusing on Security, Chris will discuss critical topics everyone needs to address before sending employees abroad.
Special Agent Christopher Peltier with the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service provides a safe environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. Chris has served in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Chris's experience includes touring the Niger Delta region with the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Evacuating employees from Bahrain during the Arab Spring and eating Pierogi with the founder of modern Polish Democracy. As part of the lead U.S. law enforcement organization abroad, Chris protects U.S. diplomatic missions, U.S. diplomats, and visiting foreign dignitaries; conducts criminal, counter-terrorism, and counterintelligence investigations both domestically and abroad; advises U.S. ambassadors on security matters; and manages security programs worldwide.
Friday, FEBRUARY 16, 2018
“Sex Trafficking in Northeast Ohio”
“Ohio is one of the leaders in the U.S. in sex trafficking crime. It affects everyone.”
19, 2018 MEETING,
SPEAKER & TOPIC: Meet and talk with...
17, 2017 MEETING,
"...information and security perspectives you won't get anywhere else..."
Questions that were answered...
What does it take to defend your guards (In-house or Contract) in litigation?
What is asked mostly in discovery about your guards or guard company?
What do plaintiffs attorneys and expert witnesses focus on about your guards?
Thomas J. Lekan,
Security Guard Expert
”Liability and Security
If you have security guards protecting your
premises, or you are a security guard company, armed guards or not, or
private police, this meeting was for you..”
"I'm so glad I attended this meeting. Great information. I'm going to review all post orders and other documentation."
"Informative, factual, and entertaining. He so obviously knows his stuff."
"...information and security perspectives you won't get anywhere else..."
Members and guest listen carefully to Marvin Cross' interesting, informative talk.
L to R: Peter Lucic, ASIS Regional VP; Marvin Cross, Speaker; Ray Heintel, '17 Chair
InfoGPS provides single use (Audit) and continuous software as a service solution (Monitoring) that ﬁnds sensitive non-structured data (for instance, account numbers and data that have been downloaded into an Excel spreadsheet) and then allows the user to determine if they need to better protect the data, delete it, move it, etc. Many data breaches have an origin in this unstructured data as the transactional, enterprise systems and their data is usually pretty well secured.
Paul Hugenberg, Info GPS
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