2017 ASIS Chapter 119 Training Conference- Thursday, June 29, 2017

The 2017 ASIS Chapter 119 training conference is scheduled for Thursday, June 29th at the PNC Arena. This is going to be a great event, please come out for the training sessions and meet with all of our vendors. See link below for agenda.

2017 ASIS Chapter 119 Training Conference Agenda

Hope to see everyone at the conference,

David A. Williams

Chapter Chair


*UPDATE* April Meeting


Our April 18th meeting will be an off site visit to Red Hat Inc., at their building in downtown Raleigh from 11:30 till 1:00 pm. Please RSVP no later than Monday 4/3/17 so that I can provide Red Hat some numbers for room size and catering. The $20 monthly fee will be in effect. Our host, Alan Borntrager, has informed us that the lunch will be provided at no cost, therefore, the normal $20 monthly fee is waived. Please be sure to thank our guests for hosting this event and providing lunch.

Hope to see you there!



ASIS Chapter #119 March 2017 Meeting

ASIS Chapter #119 Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Golden Corral

Address: 6129 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC

Our guest speaker this month will be: Major Rick Hoffman

Major Hoffman is a Detective Division Commander for the Raleigh Police Department. In partnership with CCBI and with the aid of a GCC grant, he implemented the Facial Recognition program for the Raleigh Police Department which is operated jointly with CCBI. He shares his lessons learned and best practices with others that were acquired from the experience.

Presentation: Facial Recognition (FR) – Bridging the Gap from What-to-Who: A discussion and demonstration of how FR is used in police investigations which cover implementation, training, operation and some best practices. Information will be provided which can inform your security priorities when deciding where, how and why you are deploying cameras at facilities. The presentations goal is to enhance your understanding of FR as it relates to police investigations and the identification of suspects from images provided to police.

Please RSVP by COB Friday, March 17, 2017. (See Events page for RSVP form.)

*The normal meeting fee does not apply to the new location for this meeting. You will be responsible for paying for your meal (A requirement for the free use of the meeting room). The costs are $9.69 for meal with water and $12.50 for meal with soda.

I hope to see everyone on the 21st.

– David Williams

ASIS Chapter 119 Chairman




Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, February 21st, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

ASIS Chapter #119 Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 21st, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Golden Corral

Address: 6129 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC


This month, our guest speaker will be Special Agent (SA) Lou Velasco.

Lou is a 26 year veteran with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and has served in the Chicago, San Juan and Charlotte FBI Field Offices. SA Velasco also served as a Supervisory Special Agent detailee and Deputy Group Leader to the Central Intelligence Agency, Office of National Clandestine Service, in Langley, Virginia.

SA Velasco has extensive investigative experience in violent crime, SWAT operations, white collar crime, public corruption and counterintelligence. He was selected and served as a class counselor for the 241st Session of the FBI’s prestigious National Academy.

SA Velasco is currently the Counterintelligence Strategic Partnership Program Coordinator, InfraGard Program Coordinator and Hostage Negotiator for the Charlotte FBI Field Office. Prior to joining the FBI, SA Velasco served as a prosecutor for two years at the Office of the Commonwealth Attorney in Louisville, Kentucky.


Education: Xavier University – B.S. Psychology and minor in Political Science (1984);University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law – Juris Doctor (1988)

Please join us for the North Carolina premiere of the movie Made in America, a production of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division in association with the National Counterintelligence Security Center and Rocket Media Group.

Based on a true story, Made in America is a short film intended to educate private industry about illicit procurement of U.S. export controlled items. The film depicts an FBI investigation that resulted in the neutralization of key suppliers to Iran’s Nuclear and Ballistic Missile Program.

Please send RSVPs by COB Friday, February 17, 2017.

*The normal meeting fee does not apply to the new location for this meeting. You will be responsible for paying for your meal (A requirement for the free use of the meeting room). The costs are $9.69 for meal with water and $12.50 for meal with soda.

For those unable to attend the January Meeting, an evaluation form will be distributed at the meeting to gather feedback concerning the new location and its suitability for future meetings.

I hope to see everyone on the 21st.

David Williams, ASIS Chapter 119 Chairman

PMP Test Taking Tips

Are you preparing to take your PMP test?

The Project Management Professional (PMP) credential is widely recognized as one of the most challenging certifications, requiring coursework and years of experience in order to sit for a challenging examination. About seventy percent of those taking the exam pass.

Read through our tips and apply some, or all, of our tips to your study routine. With a bit of organized studying you’ll find that taking the PMP exam isn’t too difficult. Before long you’ll have your PMP Certification. We all wish you good luck on your exam!


Looking for additional Project Management resources? See ASIS link below: https://www.asisonline.org/Membership/Member-Center/Security-Spotlight/Pages/Security-Project-Management.aspx


ASIS Annual Membership Renewal

ASIS has an implemented a telemarketing campaign for membership renewal through the help of a third party. Our Regional VP, Pat King has inquired with ASIS HQ and confirmed that this method is valid, despite early concerns from members. Please read below.

A member who had not yet renewed his ASIS membership for 2017 received a phone call this week from a woman claiming to be from ASIS HQ. The woman knew his name, address, ASIS member number as well as the fact that he had not yet renewed his membership. She pushed him to renew over the phone using a credit card. He became suspicious and hung up on her. The concern was that ASIS HQ does not typically call members over the phone and request credit card information.

Again, ASIS has relayed to our Regional VP, that this is NOT a scam. ASIS is running a telemarketing campaign through a third party as part of the annual membership renewal campaign and has done so for the past several years.

However, if you receive a phone call and are not comfortable giving your information over the phone, you can still renew your membership by mail or online at https://www.asisonline.org/Membership/Pages/default.aspx.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

2016 Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet

Fellow Security Professionals,

You are cordially invited to join us for our 2016 Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet to honor our dedicated, professional and hard-working local law enforcement officers. This year’s event will be held at the PNC Arena on Monday December 12th, from 6 PM to 10 PM.

This is our opportunity as security professionals to give back and show our appreciation for those in Law Enforcement, the men and women who selflessly protect us, our loved ones, and our businesses so we can live our lives and conduct our business in a safe environment. We will again be presenting the Legion of Excellence award to officers that have been identified by their agencies as having gone over and above the call of duty.

We rely on your support individually and your employer’s support as a company, to help subsidize this great event as we pay tribute to the local heroes from our police departments.  Every year we are fortunate enough to host dozens of law enforcement officers from around the area and treat them to a nice dinner with wonderful door prizes while honoring those heroes that have stepped up above and beyond in service.   I hope that you continue to support our chapter with this event.

As always the goal is to receive enough table sponsorship to offset the cost of law enforcement invitees so that no guest has to pay for their own meal.  Also take this opportunity to invite any local law enforcement that you may work with and show your appreciation for them as well.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me.  Please don’t delay in committing your numbers early as we need to try and do our best with the PNC Arena to get an accurate head count as early as possible. The RSVP form is attached below and should be e-mailed to myself or Harvey Riddle.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of law enforcement professionals, ASIS and Chapter 119.

Kind regards,

Steve Vasques

Chair, ASIS Chapter 119


ASIS Chapter 119 Monthly Meeting Announcement: May 17th, 2016

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 17th from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. Our guest speakers this month is Perry Gayle with AECOM who will be giving us a presentation on: “Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Water Sector”.

RSVP directly to the chapter Chairman, Steve Vasques or on our event page at https://asischapter119.org/events/.


ASIS Chapter 119 Women in Security Meeting: May 10th, 2016

All are invited to attend our upcoming Women in Security (WIS) meeting on May 10th,  at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.  WIS is a network of women and men interested in promoting women in security. On May 10th, Christine Peterson will speak about the importance of an integrated security program. Chris is President at Protus3, a security consulting firm, and has over twenty years experience in the security field. She is board certified as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by ASIS International and as an Industrial Security Professional by the National Classification Management Society. As a security consultant she has worked with institutions and businesses to develop the appropriate level of security controls to support their operation and prosper. She believes that security creates the framework that supports a business’s stability and prosperity. As an executive and security professional she is actively engaged in the community having served in leadership roles with ASIS International, NCMS, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the RTP CFO Forum, and Triangle Family Services.

When:  May 10th  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where:  University of North Carolina Hospital , 101 Manning Dr, Chapel Hill NC, 27514
RSVP: Loye Messina at


April Meeting Announcement

April Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 19th, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: PNC Arena

Address: 1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607

Please join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, APRIL 19th from 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Our guest speakers this month are Charles Davis and Sharon Crabbe from First Citizens Bank, who will be giving us a presentation on: “Bank Security & Fraud Trends.” 


 Sharon Crabbe is the Manager, Financial Crimes, where she handles fraud investigations, to include identity theft, cyber fraud and organized scams, for First Citizens Bank customers nationwide. She has worked 16 years in the fraud prevention and investigations area. Charles Davis is a Senior Financial Crimes Investigator, responsible for fraud and workplace violence concerns for FCB in all states. He has 25 years in Bank Corporate Security, is a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI) and is a Member of International Association Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) and American Society Industrial Security (ASIS).

Please RSVP to Steve Vasques or through our event page, by COB Monday April 11, 2016.

*The normal $20 meeting fee applies and if you RSVP and do not make it you will be responsible for the $20.  We also ask that if you RSVP please make sure you make as we have limited capacity.