ASIS International Central Pennsylvania Chapter 079: February 2017

Chapter 079

Welcome to the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of ASIS International, a society devoted to promoting the security professional world-wide. For more information, please visit below:

We are located in the Central region of Pennsylvania, near the state capitol of Harrisburg. Our Chapter area includes Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, York , Carlisle, Altoona, State College, and Williamsport PA.

Inside EDition

Inside Edition

  • Chairperson Comments
  • Treasurer's Report
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Women in Security Panel
  • Save the Date
  • Meeting Dates/Locations
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Online Resources
  • Certification/Library
  • National ASIS Happening

Chairperson Comments

Ted Wade

I wanted to thank our Women In Security panel members for a great discussion at our March meeting! If you missed it, registration is open for our Annual Seminar scheduled for May 12th. Register early and often!

April Monthly Board Meeting will be held Thursday, April 13th at 6:00 PM. Tentatively planning to meet at the Bears Den in Hershey, PA. All members and chapter volunteers are invited to participate in the board meetings.

Our April Monthly Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 20th. Members and Guests are always welcome, but please RSVP so we can provide an accurate breakfast count for the Country Club. Our meeting will begin with networking and breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at the Hershey Country Club located at 1000 E Derry Rd, Hershey, PA 17033. Meeting cost is $10 with an additional $5 if you are having breakfast. We will have short business meeting and announcements followed by our continuing education session.

Speaker: Dr. Duane Hagelgans, Millersville University Center For Disaster Research and Education; and Public Information Officer for the South Central Task Force.

Dr. Duane Hagelgans has been involved in the emergency services for over 30 years. He has been working and volunteering in the field of emergency management for over 14 years. He retired in 2011 from the City of Lancaster, Bureau of Fire, where he held numerous positions including Emergency Management Coordinator for the City. He was recently appointed as the Emergency Management Coordinator for a new regional emergency management zone in Millersville Borough and Manor Township. He holds an A.S. in Fire Science Technology from Harrisburg Area Community College, a B.S. degree in Occupational Safety from Millersville University and Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law.

Dr. Hagelgans currently serves on the South Central Pa. Counter Terrorism Task Force (SCTF) and the Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency. As a member of the SCTF Incident Management Team he was one of the responders to the Nickel Mines Amish School shooting. He is an assistant professor at Millersville University and has taught numerous emergency management courses for the Department of Homeland Security. He specializes in the area of public information and emergency response. Dr. Hagelgans also serves on the admission committee for the MSEM program. He is currently researching better methods to teach emergency preparedness to school age children.

Educational Topic: Crisis Communications: Why some businesses survive a Crisis or Disaster.

Description: A crisis or disaster occurs almost every hour, if not every minute around the world. Some businesses have collapsed under the weight of these events. There is a reason why Tylenol is still on the market, because they had a crisis and they had a plan to deal with the crisis. A crisis or disaster can occur at any moment in time, those companies that have a Crisis Communication plan have the greatest odds of surviving the event. In this session we will look at a few case studies and techniques for making sure your business is prepared to deal with a Crisis of Disaster.

Dr. Hagelgans currently serves on the South Central Pa. Counter Terrorism Task Force (SCTF), an eight county regional emergency management task force, and volunteers for the Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency. As a member of the SCTF Incident Management Team he was one of the responders to the 2006 Nickel Mines Amish School shooting.

I hope to see you at a meeting soon!

Ted Wade,

Chapter Chairperson

Treasurer Report

The following outlines the Chapter’s checking account activity from the previously reported balance on 12/31/17 through 1/31/2017

March meeting minutes

March's Meeting was held: March 16th, 2017 @ the Hershey Country Club

The Educational Session was a panel of leading Women in the Security Industry moderated by Sue Follmer. The Panelists were: Kate Wilt, Dianna Kolb, Beth Marschik, and Michelle Thomas. The following are the meeting minutes:

  • 0745 - Networking Breakfast
  • 0815- Meeting called to order, Pledge of Allegiance, Chapter Announcements and Round the Room Introductions: T. Wade
  • 0825: Educational Session- Sue Follmer
  • 0930: Treasurer's Report- K. Ramberger
  • 0940: Closure of Meeting- T. Wade

Women in Security Panel

(L-R) Mary-Beth Marschik APOC, Kathleen Wilt HERCO, Michelle Thomas Harley-Davidson, and Diane Kolb Peoples Bank

“Young Professionals Networking Event” will be held Thursday evening May 18th This will be a social event hosted by our chapter's YP chair. Our goal is to gain insights from young professionals on what they seek from professional associations and opportunities to improve chapter engagement. Members are encouraged to bring non-member young professionals in the security industry who may be interested in joining ASIS.

Future Meeting Dates

The Central Pennsylvania ASIS Chapter meets the third Thursday of every month; all meeting times are 0745hrs. The Central Pennsylvania ASIS Chapter meets the third Thursday of every month; all meeting times are 0745hrs.

Come grow with us!

Encourage non-members and colleagues to attend a meeting, come for the breakfast and networking oppurtunities and stay for an interesting and unique security presentation. Each month there will be a different industry specific security professional!

Click below to view the Security Spotlight: Protecting Soft Targets

Free downloads include:

  • Seminar Sessions: Strategies for Securing Soft Targets, Protecting Cultural and Hospitality Venues from Terrorist Attacks, Securing Soft Targets.
  • Webinars: Risk Management Basics for Off-Site Events, Soft Taregt Hardening
  • Security Management Articles: Five Post Incident Concerns, Soft Target Trends, Q&A Soft Targets, Planning After Paris, and Dynamically Security Cultural Heritage
  • Books: Security and Crime Prevention Planning: Robbery, Disruptive Incidents; Protesters and bombs, Deterring and Mitigating Attack, and Model Event Security Plan.
  • White Papers: Target Hardening Suggestions
Online resources

ASIS Dynamics

ASIS Dynamics is a members only benefit that highlights news, awards, and activities from our Chapters and regions.

Security Management

Security Management is the award winning flagship publication of ASIS International, the preeminent international organization for security professionals. While Security Management is written primarily for security professionals, it also makes vital security information understandable to a general business audience.

Upcoming Webinars

April 19th: ADA Compliance for Security Professionals

April 26: Identify and Research Threats Via Open Source Intelligence

May 3: Finance 101 for Security Professionals

May 17th: Behavior Detection and Assessment: Protecting the Mall of America

Young Professional Council 

The Young Professionals Council advances its mission to educate and develop young careerists by providing a forum to engage and learn from security thought leaders, get involved with ASIS programs and activities, and connect with peers from across the globe.

While a young professional is typically defined as under 40 years of age or an individual who has spent less than five years in the security profession, we encourage participation from anyone passionate about this initiative, regardless of age or experience.

Follow ASIS Young Professionals on Twitter: @ASIS_YP

For years, the world has recognized the need for competent professionals who can effectively manage complex security issues that threaten people and the assets of corporations, governments, and public and private institutions.

As the emphasis on protecting people, property, and information increases, it has strengthened the demand for professional managers. Too meet these needs, ASIS International administers the Certified Protection Professional program. Nearly 10,000 professionals have earned the CPP designation. This group of professionals has demonstrated its competency in the areas of security solutions and best -business practices through an intensive qualification and testing program. As a result, these men and women have been awarded the coveted designation of CPP, and are recognized as proven leaders in their profession.

Professional Certified Investigator

Employers, whether in private business or in public law enforcement, demand finely-honed investigative skills and more thorough case management.

The new investigation certification will help employers identify those professionals who have the specific, in-depth competency and knowledge required not only to get the job done but to get it done right. The investigations examination is targeted to security professionals whose primary responsibility is to conduct investigations. It consists of multiple choice questions covering tasks, knowledge, and skills in:

  • Case Managment
  • Evidence Collection
  • Case Presentation

Today's employers want highly trained professionals who have solid, hands-on experience with both current and emergeing security technologies and solutions. This means that there are multiple areas in which physical security specialists must be knowledgable.

The physical security certification will separate those who have this technical expertise from those who do not, giving them that professional edge. The physical security examination is targeted to security professionals whose primary responsibility is to conduct threat surveys; design integrated security systems that include equipment, procedures, and people; or install, operate, and maintain those systems. The test consists of multiple choice questions covering tasks, skills, and knowledge in;

  • Physical Security Assessment
  • Application, Design, and Integration of Physical Security Systems.
  • Implementation of Physical Security Measures
Chapter Library

Webinar Titles 

  • Demonstrating the Value of Your Security Program
  • Understanding Body Language: Recognition Hidden Meaning of Unspoken Dialogue
  • Behavioral Pattern Recognition: A Proactive approach to Protective Security
  • Developing a Strategic Mindset: How to Become a Trusted Strategic Adviser.

Certification Studies

  • Effective Physical Security, Third Edition, 2004, Lawerence Fennelly
  • Risk Analysis and the Security Survey, Third Edition, 2006, James Broder, CPP
  • Implementing Physical Protection Systems, a Practical Guide, 2004, David Patterson, CPP, PSP
  • The Design and Evaluation of Physical Protection Systems, 2001, Marry Lynn Garcia, CPP
  • Physical Security, excerpted copy by ASIS International for use by inviduals studying for the PSP exam
  • Business Continuity Guideline by ASIS International, 2005
  • Introduction to Security, 7th Edition, 2004, Robert J. Fischer and Gion Green
  • CPP Study Guide, 13th Edition, 2008, Bomba and Demming
  • The Process of Investigations, 2nd Edition, 2001, Sennewald and Tsukayama

Library Notice: This includes the majority of the resources recommended for the CPP and the PSP courses of study. The POA Manuel is currently being phased into hard cover editions.

To check on availability of these Chapter Resources by contacting Steven J. Kristovensky: 717-534-8644 or John Gehrlein.

ASIS Chapter 079, PO Box 1591, Camp Hill PA, 17001.

Created By
Kate Wilt

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