"Life after Law Enforcement" Seminar and Meeting Announced for February 2018

Chapter 052 will host a “Life After Law Enforcement” seminar from 8:00 am until 11:00 am on February 21 at the Regional Organized Crime Information Center, 545 Marriot Drive, Suite 820, Nashville, Tennessee 37214 with networking and Mission BBQ lunch to follow.  Chapter members are welcome to sign up and attend the seminar or just arrive for lunch between 11:00 and 11:30 with the regular meeting to follow until 1:00 pm. 


There will be a networking and collaboration session beginning at 11 am to allow chapter members the opportunity to interact with members of area law enforcement within an 18 month window of retiring, who are seeking expertise and information regarding corporate, contract, and consultative security opportunities.

The “Life After Law Enforcement” seminar will focus on retirement planning, positions available, preparing a resume and cover letter, employment interview skills, and tactics for closing the job offer. Chapter members with corporate, contract, consultative security experience, as well as former and retired law enforcement will facilitate the seminar. The goals for this session are to educate and inform, and assist active law enforcement with planning and preparing the next steps in their employment careers.


Those interested should visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/asis-international-middle-tn-chapter-052-14808470724 to register for the “Life After Law Enforcement” session, as well as the monthly chapter meeting and luncheon. Law enforcement professionals are encouraged to attend the monthly chapter luncheon following the seminar. The fee for the luncheon is $15.00 and is payable in advance via the Eventbrite page.


On behalf of the 2018 ASIS Middle Tennessee Board of Directors, we look forward to a great turnout for this event. For additional information contact david.blake@aus.com.


David J. Blake

Public Safety Liaison – ASIS Middle TN Chapter 052

Maryland State Police, Det. Sgt., Retired


Samuel Stone, CPP, Director at Pinkerton, will provide a presentation to begin at 11:30 on conducting threat assessments after the morning event.  Security practitioners are familiar with the typical equation that is used for risk wherein risk is the product of consequence, vulnerability, and threats, but how is such an equation practically used?  What is the benefit of using quantified risk score(s)?  Can a risk score accurately reflect performance of security measures?  These questions and others are answered in the presentation, “Quantitative vs. Qualitative risk assessments”.  Real world critical infrastructure, threats and locations are researched by participants in this 1.5 hour seminar.  Participants are guided through the methodology and reasoning behind quantitative risk scores and will be enabled to create the same type of process at their organization.



Active Shooter Training at January 2018 Meeting


The Mid-Tennessee Chapter met at the Fellowship Bible Church at Brentwood, Tennessee to listen to a presentation by subject matter expert Michael Mann, the Security Director at Asurion.  Many in the audience were from Middle Tennessee churches and were concerned about active shooting incidents in Tennessee and other churches in the US.  Mr. Mann, a former Marine and Metro Police Officer with a Master’s in Security and Risk Management, explained the manner in which vulnerabilities at institutions to include corporations, houses of worship and educational campuses should be addressed and acts of workplace violence should be prevented.  Awareness of a person’s surroundings is key and the ability to act quickly should an incident occur is crucial.  Mr. Mann walked the attendees through the various levels of threat assessments and what each level entailed.


Chapter 052 thanks Mr. Mann for providing his time and expertise resulting in exceptional information for all who attended.  Fellowship Bible Church allowed our chapter to use their very nice meeting space and Allied Universal was the breakfast sponsor.  We hope to provide seminars of this quality in the future and disseminate security information to persons in our community who can benefit from that information.  


See the Channel Four television news coverage here: http://bit.ly/2nf882i

Jan. 24: Active Shooter: Risk Identification, Mitigation, and Response



Date & Time: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (CT)

Location: Fellowship Bible Church

1210 Franklin Road

Brentwood, TN 37027


Presenter: Michael Mann

Senior Manager, Global Security & Risk

Topic: Active Shooter: Risk Identification, Mitigation, and Response

Location: The Barn, located on the south end of the parking (looks like a long Quonset hut). We will meet in the east end of the building.


Parking: Park anywhere in the west lot of the Fellowship property (see below for more details on directions and parking)

The 2018 Chapter Meeting lunch fee is $25.00 and may be paid at the meeting by cash, check or online at :https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asis-middle-tennessee-january-2018-mtg-tickets-41605494153?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing


Please RSVP using the Eventbrite page.


  With recent events surrounding active shooters at churches, open venues, schools, and the workplace, it is clear that no locale is immune to this type of an event. This program introduces participants to the necessary elements required to implement effective strategies that include pre-incident recognition and planning, prevention strategies, and response protocols. Best practices will be presented and discussed by an industry subject matter expert who is experienced, trained, certified and educated in providing workplace violence/active threat programs.


Utilizing a combination of video and interactive lecture, participants will:


·         Discuss and understand the actual risk of an Active Shooter Event (ASE)

·         Discuss and identify the characteristics of ASEs

·         Discuss and understand the public sector’s responsibilities and capabilities regarding response to ASEs

·         Identify the elements of effective planning and response protocols for various types of locations including houses of worship, schools, healthcare facilities, manufacturing facilities, and office complexes




This seminar will be presented by Michael Mann. Michael Mann is a Marine Corps and law enforcement veteran, a current active shooter and physical protection consultant, and senior manager for global corporate security programs. Mr. Mann maintains extensive experience in providing and managing effective physical protection programs for specialized manufacturing facilities, houses of worship, private schools, mission critical facilities, office complexes, and critical infrastructure. His education, experience and certification includes:


·         Master’s Degree in Security and Risk Management.

·         Certificates in Homeland Security and Terrorism Studies earned while studying in Israel.

·         Former ASIS chapter chair, speaker/presenter, and committee member for the Active Assailant (active shooter) ASIS/SHRM Workplace Violence Prevention and Intervention (WVPI) ANSI standard.

·         Risk, Threat, Vulnerability Assessment (RTVA) and physical security penetration testing program developer and practitioner (certified in C.A.R.V.E.R., RAMTAC, CPTED, and API methodologies).  

·         Law enforcement and private security firearms, tactics, intermediate weapons, and active shooter instructor.

·         U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (LASER) Instructor/Train-the Trainer certification.

ASIS Active Shooter Seminar

Fellowship Bible Church

1210 Franklin Road

Brentwood, TN 37027

From Nashville: I-65 South to Concord Road, Exit 71. Turn right onto Concord Road. Turn left onto Franklin Road. Turn left at the second driveway into Fellowship Bible Church property and then take your second right toward the Barn building.

From Murfreesboro: I-24 West toward Nashville. Merge onto I-440 West via exit 53 toward Memphis. Merge onto I-65 South Exit 5 toward Huntsville. Take Exit 71, Concord Road. Turn right onto Concord Road. Turn left onto Franklin Road. Turn left at the second driveway into the Fellowship Bible Church property and then take your second right toward the Barn building.

Location: The Barn, located on the south end of the parking (looks like a long Quonset hut). We will meet in the east end of the building.

Parking: Park anywhere in the west lot of the Fellowship property

November/December Meeting at Bridgestone

Jeff Fladen, Executive Director of the Tennessee Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, spoke at the Chapter 052 meeting and provided the current state of services to combat mental illness in our state.  The current picture is bleak but his organization is working with government officials to be more proactive.  He provided success stories of individuals who were able to lead a successful life after counseling, medical intervention and other enhancements to their living conditions.  The statistics concerning the number of our fellow citizens with some form of mental illness is frightening but the good news is there are resources that can be brought to bear so they don’t go over the edge of reality.  Those of us in the Security profession understand we may have to address mental illness on any given day and the manner in which we resolve or diffuse a situation may mean the difference in someone being harmed or going home safely.  It was an important message provided during an appropriate time period.


Thanks to Glenn McLea and his staff at Bridgestone Americas for hosting the meeting and providing a guided tour of their very impressive new facility.  The building which houses 2000 employees is changing the Nashville skyline.  We look forward to returning in the future.

Chapter 052 2018 Election Results

The Mid-Tennessee Chapter of ASIS conducted elections in November and the new team is comprised of the following:


Executive Board

Chair- Doug Riggin

Vice Chair- Anthony Crawford

Treasurer- David Mass

Secretary- Greg Thompson (assisted by Jason Huskey)


Advisory Board (non-elected voting members)

David Blake

Glenn McLea


Appointed Committee Positions

Certification Chairperson- Byron Coleman

Chapter Newsletter Editor- Doug Riggin

Law Enforcement Liaison- David Blake

Mentorship Program Chairperson- Saraya Charlton

Military Liaison Chairperson- Glenn McLea

Placement Chairperson- David Blake

Program Chairperson- Doug Riggin

Sergeant-At-Arms- Glenn McLea

Webmaster- Jane Word

Women in Security Liaison- to be announced later

Young Professionals Liaison- Roger Crawford


As can be seen, there are some folks doing various tasks.  Volunteers, as well as new ideas and energy, are always needed.  Help us make our chapter better by participating.  It doesn’t take all your time and it is very rewarding.  I consider myself blessed to work with the aforementioned volunteers who truly desire to professionalize our industry and provide information which is beneficial to our membership.  My contact information follows in the event you would like to participate and make a difference.


Doug Riggin

2018 Chapter Chair



Award of Excellence 2017

Almost 50 people attended the Herman Statum Award of Excellence at Maggiano’s in the west end of Nashville on October 25th for the purpose of posthumously recognizing David S. Hawtin’s efforts in professionalizing the Security industry and streamlining the manner in which our chapter conducts business, promotes education and supports the Security profession in Middle Tennessee.  Dave’s wife, parents and daughter were in attendance and were very appreciative of the recognition of Dave’s efforts.  It was a moving event featuring stories about Dave and our deep respect for his dedication.  A US and State of Tennessee flag, flown over the state capitol, were presented at the meeting and dedicated in Dave’s honor.  They will remain with the chapter and fly at every chapter meeting.  The Herman Statum Award of Excellence plaque was presented to Dave’s father by Herman Statum for whom the award was named.  Also in attendance was Robyn Mace, presented with last year’s award.


Three David S. Hawtin Memorial Scholarships were awarded to current students at Middle Tennessee universities.  Sierra Coffee, Heather Blanton and Femeika Elliott received $1500 scholarships for use in their pursuit of degrees encompassing the Security and Law Enforcement fields.  It was nice to meet these three very impressive individuals who want to give back to their communities.


Without the support of Allied Universal the event would have been difficult to conduct but their monetary sponsorship allowed our chapter to have a professional and very personal award ceremony.  Thank you to Allied Universal, Dave’s former employer, for their loyalty to Dave and support of our chapter.


See more here: https://www.dropbox.com/home?preview=ASIS052Oct.mov


November 29, 2017 Meeting to be Hosted by Bridgestone Americas

Bridgestone Americas will host the ASIS Chapter 052 meeting on November 29th from 11:30 – 1:00 at 200 4th Ave South, Melrose Conference Room (#1530).  The speaker for the event is Jeff Fladen, Executive Director, National Alliance on Mental Illness who will address the manner in which mental illness should be addressed in the workplace as well as some of the available resources. 


The cost for the luncheon is $15 plus a small Eventbrite charge and RSVPs should be directed to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asis-middle-tn-november-meeting-tickets-39126578650 for $15.00. Please RSVP using the Eventbrite page.  Parking will be in the lower garage and a parking ticket will be obtained from the machine upon entering.  Report to the Security desk and the receptionist will direct you to the conference room.  A tour of the new HQ building will be offered after the general meeting.  This meeting will be the last of the year so hope to see everyone as we close-out a successful 2017.


ASIS Election 2018: Note Deadline


Dear members of ASIS Mid-Tennessee:


The election for the ASIS Chapter 052 Board will be conducted between now and November 5th.  Please take the time to vote for the slate of officers or enter a write-in candidate.  Direct your responses to secretary@asisnashville.org.  We value your input and volunteer efforts.  There is a position for you if you want to participate in deciding the future direction of ASIS in Middle Tennessee and you wish to assist your fellow Security practitioners.  Following are the Board positions on which you should vote and Committee Chairs/Coordinator positions for which you may volunteer:


Elected Board

Chair                                                Doug Riggin

Vice-Chair                                        Anthony Crawford

Treasurer                                         David Mass

Secretary                                         Greg Thompson


Committee Chairs / Coordinators


Sergeant-at Arms/                           Glenn McLea  (voting member of Board)

            Military Liaison

Chair – Charitable Activities            David Blake  (voting member of Board)

Certification Chairperson                 Byron Coleman

Young Professionals Liaison            vacant

Women in Security                           vacant

Mentorship Program                        Saraya Charlton

Legislative Chairperson                  Jon Knowles

Law Enforcement Liaison                David Blake

ASIS Foundation Liaison                 vacant

Chapter Newsletter Editor               Doug Riggin

Council Liaison                                vacant

Membership Chairperson                vacant

Placement Chairperson                   David Blake

Program Chairperson                      Doug Riggin

Webmaster                                      Jane Word


If you see a position you would like to assist with please let us know and we can create a co-chair or the member holding that position may want to switch.  A small number of members do the majority of the work so it would be nice to spread the responsibilities to make the volunteerism more manageable. 




Chapter Chair



November 2017 Meeting Announcement

Save the date! Location to be determined, featuring the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Tennessee.  Times are 11:30 – 1:00.  


September 20 Meeting at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

The September meeting found the chapter at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) where Special Agent Jason Wilkerson discussed the increasing and frightening problem of human trafficking which can be accomplished in many forms.  Often, illegal immigrants are brought into our country for the sole purposes of prostitution or manual labor.  Slavery still exists in the US in smuggled laborers who are too scared or untrusting to notify law enforcement, not to mention the language barrier.  Their families in their former country may be threatened or harmed if they don’t obey the commands of their sponsors/captors/owners.  Of course, not all human trafficking involves aliens.  Sex trafficking is alive and well throughout the US and there is an ongoing robust advertising campaign to disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations involved in those criminal acts.  Juveniles are trafficked at very young ages and agencies such as TBI are aggressively working to make a difference in the lives of these victims.  If you missed this meeting you missed one of the best presentations discussing threats to our communities and a speaker who was well versed in all aspects of the investigative, as well as social, processes. 


Thanks to TBI for welcoming our group with open arms.  They are always gracious, helpful and supportive even though they have other important ongoing matters.  We hope all their personnel stay safe as they pursue their law enforcement mission.


Chairman's Message

September 22, 2017


Chapter 052 members:


The first order of business is to ask all our members to keep the hurricane survivors in our prayers as they enter the rebuilding phase after experiencing the unbelievable wind, rain and flooding which left so many people homeless.  All the first responders and military personnel are still working to ensure everyone’s safety, bringing food and opening roads so the recovery can begin.  As I saw all the electrical repair trucks traveling south from the mid-west and northern states it reminded me how we always come together in times of disaster.  I’m sure ASIS members who provide security services are dispatching personnel to south Texas and Florida, maybe even Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands, and the Security industry, as always, will play a large role in re-establishing public order.


During the last quarter our chapter was fortunate to attend three very informative meetings and engage in liaison with fellow members.  In July, as we did last year, we visited the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Youth Camp to watch the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department exhibit different tools in their arsenal such as the aviation unit’s helicopters, the mounted patrol’s horses and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team’s armored vehicle.  The kids, all young boys in this class, had excited questions and were totally engaged with the officers.  It is a great charity where the youngsters spend a week learning good citizenship as well as respect for authority.  Our members had some good Mission Barbeque and toured the facility.  The group photo is on our website and I strongly encourage everyone to attend next year’s meeting and see what our charitable contributions accomplish.  Our chapter should be proud of our monetary gift to the FOP and how that money will be used to change lives.


In August, the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel was gracious enough to host our chapter as we learned about the mission and responsibilities of the National Counterterrorism Threat Center (NCTC).  Bonnie Sharp, the southeast representative for the NCTC, was fully supportive of public/private partnerships and explained how we in the Security profession can add to the informational platform.  The private sector is attacked and harmed by terrorists, hackers and saboteurs far more than government agencies so it is important there is communication with the law enforcement and intelligence sectors.


The September meeting found the chapter at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) where Special Agent Jason Wilkerson discussed the increasing and frightening problem of human trafficking which can be accomplished in many forms.  Often, illegal immigrants are brought into our country for the sole purposes of prostitution or manual labor.  Slavery still exists in the US in smuggled laborers who are too scared or untrusting to notify law enforcement, not to mention the language barrier.  Their families in their former country may be threatened or harmed if they don’t obey the commands of their sponsors/captors/owners.  Of course, not all human trafficking involves aliens.  Sex trafficking is alive and well throughout the US and there is an ongoing robust advertising campaign to disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations involved in those criminal acts.  Juveniles are trafficked at very young ages and agencies such as TBI are aggressively working to make a difference in the lives of these victims.  If you missed this meeting you missed one of the best presentations discussing threats to our communities and a speaker who was well versed in all aspects of the investigative, as well as social, processes.


That same evening members of the ASIS Mid-Tennessee Chapter attended the Private Officer International (POI) Memorial Service at the Mt. Juliet Police Department.  Our chapter thanks POI International for spearheading the effort to honor fallen security officers who died in the line of duty during the past year.  Too often these officers are not even mentioned in the media and there is little or no understanding of their job functions.  The chapter Board voted to provide a $100 donation to POI to assist them in their efforts during Security Officer Appreciation Week, September 18th – 22nd, and we plan to continue that partnership in the future.

IMPORTANT:  ATF invited ASIS Chapter 052 to partner in sponsoring a blood drive in memory of Dave Hawtin.  I would love to see us surpass all records and show up to give blood for a very worthy cause.  The Red Cross needs blood due to all the weather related disasters.  This is our chance to make a difference.  On October 13th, between 10 am and 4 pm, go to Meeting Room A, 8109 Concord Road, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027 which is the Brentwood Public Library.  Reserve an appointment time at redcrossblood.org and enter code ATFblooddrive.  If you forget or find you have some available time I am sure they will take your blood if you just show up.  Questions may be directed to Michael Knight at 615.335.7120 or michael.knight@atf.gov.  See you there!!!


October 25th is the date for the presentation of the Herman Statum Award of Excellence which will be presented to the family of David S. Hawtin, the former chapter secretary, who died this year after a battle with cancer.  It is an honor to present this award to an individual who represented the true spirit of ASIS.  The 2017/2018 scholarships named in honor of Dave will be awarded to outstanding applicants at the meeting.  There is no cost for the luncheon and it is anticipated the attendance will be high so it is important to RSVP at Eventbrite, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asis-middle-tn-october-meeting-tickets-37016003864?invite=&err=29&referrer=&discount=&affiliate=&eventpassword=, early.  The event is at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Corleone Room, 3106 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee from 11 am – 1pm.  Allied Universal is sponsoring the luncheon which is considered the most important meeting of the year.


The chapter will merge the November and December meetings as that time of the year is so hectic for everyone.  Put a placeholder on your calendar for November 29th.


Have you noticed the new and improved manner for RSVPing and paying for the chapter meetings?  Thanks to Anthony Crawford, our Vice Chair, we implemented the Eventbrite platform which is far more user friendly and simple.  We’d love to have any feedback as we plan to use the same tool for the 2018 Chapter 052 ASIS Golf Tournament on which, by the way, we are already working.

Remember, elections for Board positions will occur in October with a deadline of the 1st so if you’d like to place your name on the ballot for a Board position or serve as a coordinator, please let us know as soon as possible. Any questions may be directed to any of the Board members or me.  Thanks to all those making this chapter a success!


Stay safe.


Doug Riggin

Chapter Chair



Herman Statum Award of Excellence Luncheon set for Oct. 25, 2017

All members,


Allied Universal is pleased to sponsor this year’s Herman Statum Award of Excellence luncheon at Maggiano’s, 3106 West End Avenue, Nashville, on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 11 am – 1 pm.  There is no fee to attend the event and parking is free.  RSVP at the chapter’s Eventbrite page,  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asis-middle-tn-october-meeting-tickets-37016003864?invite=&err=29&referrer=&discount=&affiliate=&eventpassword=


This year’s Award recipient is David S. Hawtin. As many of you know, Dave lost his battle with cancer in June and left behind a legacy as a dedicated member of our ASIS Chapter, law enforcement and security professional, and brother and friend to many – please make time in your schedule to honor Dave by attending this Awards luncheon.


The 2017 recipient(s) of the David S. Hawtin Memorial Scholarship Fund will also be announced during the luncheon. 



Thank you. We look forward to seeing you at the luncheon.  

August 23rd Chapter 052 Meeting

The chapter met at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel to listen to Bonnie Sharpe from the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) who explained the agency’s mission and the team concept surrounding the prevention of international terrorism.  The NCTC is under the umbrella of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence which is the lead regarding the nation’s intelligence program.  She explained her role as the southeast representative for the NCTC and the necessity to work closely with the FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies.  The problem of self-radicalization was discussed and the role of recruitment and direction via the internet was enumerated as a leading concern of the US government.  We thank Bonnie for driving from Atlanta to spend time in briefing our members, but as she explained most threats are directed at and significantly impact the private sector so a strong public/private partnership is a must. 


Members enjoyed discussing matters of mutual interest during lunch and meeting new attendees.  Some of the members stepped up and agreed to host a luncheon or provide a venue for future meetings.  The monetary goal for the 2018 golf tournament was announced and the request to obtain strong sponsorship so our chapter can provide a charitable gift to the Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp and the David S. Hawtin Memorial Fund.


Also announced was the Board’s vote to posthumously award David S. Hawtin the 2017 Award of Excellence for his untiring efforts in improving Chapter 052.  Allied Universal, for whom Dave worked, is sponsoring the event in October which will be free to members and guests.  The announcement with additional details will be forthcoming.

The Mid-Tennessee Chapter of ASIS - Chapter 052, established the David S. Hawtin Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor a man who spent his life working in the law enforcement and security fields as a true professional, caring mentor, and concerned practitioner. Dave grew up on the west coast and was an avid surfer, but after settling down and while raising a family decided that law enforcement was his life’s vocation.  He was a police officer in Oxnard, California and had many stories of gangs, drugs and violent crimes. He migrated to Tennessee where he became a Brentwood Police Officer, serving for some time as a traffic enforcement officer. Dave transferred to the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security and worked in the Fusion Center in a number of capacities. After public service he served in the private sector as a first responder trainer, a job that he loved.  Dave ended his security career as the portfolio manager for a global company, working for a national security services provider.


In his ‘spare time’ Dave volunteered with the Mid-Tennessee Chapter of ASIS as chapter secretary, managing to streamline and modernize the chapter’s communication system and later became the Assistant Regional Vice President for ASIS.  Dave was extremely intelligent, well-versed in security matters, an expert on the Sovereign Citizen movement, and an individual who was always ready with a helping hand. He believed in continuing education and promoted the ASIS scholarship program at every turn.  He had a master’s degree, and was Board Certified through ASIS as a Certified Protection Professional. He presented and lectured at the ASIS National Convention, for law enforcement agencies, and the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals.


Dave died on June 3, 2017, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Dave lived his final days in the same manner he addressed all of his responsibilities; planning every detail to the letter to ensure that no one had to do his job. Dave was a friend to all Chapter 052 members, and with deep respect, admiration, and love, the Board unanimously agreed to dedicate the Mid- Tennessee Scholarship Fund in honor of our colleague for his deep commitment to the security profession and law enforcement community.


In years to come, Mid-Tennessee Chapter 052 hopes to better the lives of many students as they obtain their education in fields which will change society for the better, and in doing so, act as an example of the man who exemplified professionalism and left our lives far too soon.

Chapter #052 Meeting Set for August 23


RSVP to secretary@asisnashville.org


Date & Time: Wednesday August 23rd 201711: 30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CT)


Location: Millennium - Maxwell House Hotel

     2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard

     Nashville, TN, 37228-1505

     (615) 259-4343


Presenter: Bonnie Sharp, National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)


Topic: Bonnie will discuss the role of the NCTC, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, public/private partnerships and the threat landscape.

The Andrew Jackson Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp Revisited


On July 19th members of Chapter 052 attended the last day of the season for the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Youth Camp and observed many members of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department displaying their equipment, discussing their roles in the community and being good role models for the campers. The boys and girls selected to attend the camp don’t have the advantages most of us enjoy, but during the week they attend the camp they cannot be happier. They do not pay a dime for food, lodging or clothes. They learn what police officers do and respect for law and order. In many cases close family members have been arrested and prosecuted so the kids may already have a negative connotation when interacting with law enforcement.  


Watching the campers was a joy. They were fully engaged, laughing and ready for the next adventure. It is rewarding to see that $10,000 raised at our last chapter golf tournament went to such a great charity which will have a lasting impact on the lives of so many youngsters for years to come.  We recognize and respect the police officers, active and retired, who give so much of their time to make the camp such a success.The Middle Tennessee ASIS Chapter fully intends to continue financial support for the FOP camp and we will host the next golf tournament on May 18, 2018 in an attempt to raise even more money for the camp, as well as the David S. Hawtin Scholarship Memorial Fund.


Please try to join us when we visit the camp next year and at the tournament.  Our goal as a chapter is to not only improve and professionalize the Security industry, but make our community a safer and better place to live for all our citizens. Any questions concerning charitable events or the chapter in general, contact a Board member listed on the Chapter 052 website.

Private Officer Memorial Service set for Sept. 20, 2017

The leadership of Chapter #052 shares this news:


This year we will be having our Private Officer Memorial Service Wednesday

Sept. 20th 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Mt. Juliet Police Dept. 1019 Charlie Daniels

Pkwy, Mt Juliet, TN 37122


Our Private Officer Memorial Service is dedicated to all private security and

police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. We would like to thank

Chief James Hambrick and the Mt. Juliet Police Dept. for hosting our event this

year. We would also like to thank ASIS Middle TN Chapter 52 for co-sponsoring

our event.


Please R.S.V.P.

Michael L. Thornhill

POI Chapter President & Board Member


Chapter #052 Meeting July 19, 2017




RSVP to secretary@asisnashville.org



Date & Time:Thursday, July 19th, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

 Location:   Andrew Jackson FOP Youth Camp

                   904 Glen Ct.

                   Mt. Juliet, TN 37122



Information: We will be out in the elements touring the camp so casual clothing is highly recommended.  Lunch will be provided free of charge.



Chapter #052 Meeting June 29, 2017





RSVP to secretary@asisnashville.org


Date & Time: Thursday, June 29th, 2017, 11: 30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Location: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

5300 Maryland Way

Suite 200

Brentwood, TN, 37027

(615) 565-1400


Presenter: ASAC Jack Webb

Topic: “Mission and Responsibilities of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms

and Explosives”



2017 Lunch Fee is $15.00 cash/check.

David S. Hawtin Memorial Scholarships Announcement

Our Middle Tennessee ASIS chapter will provide two $1500 scholarships, named in honor of our friend and colleague, Dave Hawtin, based on the following requirements. We are keeping the requirements simple, but candidates must answer all the questions and provide an email address to receive a reply. Responses should be directed to Jason Huskey, our chapter secretary, at secretary@asisnashville.org. The deadline for submission is August 1st for one scholarship for fall 2017 and one for spring semester 2018. The scholarship application process will be posted at http://www.asisnashville.org/.


Information: Candidates must be enrolled in a Security or Law Enforcement Program at an accredited college/university and be an undergraduate or graduate student. He/she must be enrolled at an institution within Tennessee with preference given to the Middle Tennessee area in which our ASIS Chapter operates or any location to include southern Kentucky or northern Alabama should Chapter 052 draw members from those areas. The scholarship committee will consist of the chapter Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and one educator that does not have a student candidate. A plurality vote after a review of the applications and appropriate discussion determines the awardee. At least three voting members must be present. The meeting may be in person or telephonic.


Questions applicants must address in their response to the chapter:


Have you ever been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor?


Do you intend to enter the Security or Law Enforcement profession during or after your college education?


Why do you want to serve in the Security or Law Enforcement field?


Do you agree to provide a short presentation to the Middle Tennessee ASIS chapter concerning your educational experience and any positive impact as a result of winning the Middle Tennessee chapter scholarship?


 Any clarification may be directed to Doug Riggin, Chapter Chair, 615.957.3290.

In Memoriam David Hawtin

It is with deep regret and sadness the Chapter 052 Board notifies you of the death of Assistant Regional Vice President David S. Hawtin after a brave battle with cancer. He served in law enforcement, with the Tennessee Fusion Center and in the Security profession, most recently with Allied Universal. He was an expert on the Sovereign Citizen movement and lectured on the subject. He was a devoted husband to his wife, Kim, and we ask you to keep her in your thoughts. He will be missed as a great colleague, active ASIS member and a true professional. The Middle Tennessee Chapter recently named our scholarship fund in his honor.


Arrangements are as follows:

Thursday, June 8th, 11 to 1 - visitation at Williamson Memorial with internment to follow.




Report from 17th Annual Golf Tournament May 19th, 2017


Gaylord Springs Golf Links


It was a hot, dry, windy day but the rain held off after the threat of thunder storms for the approximately 83 golfers who participated.  The event began with a prayer by Pastor Phil Wilson and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Chapter 052’s Sergeant-At-Arms, Glenn McLea.  The Gaylord Springs golf pro, Bo Casey, provided the rules of the day and the teams were off.  By all accounts the golfers enjoyed the day and finished off the event with a lunch by Mission BBQ who also provided a gift basket and sandwich coupons.  The high point of the day was the presentation of a $10,000 check to the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and Chief of Police Steve Anderson for the operation of the Nashville FOP Andrew Jackson Youth Camp.  Considering our chapter donated $2000 last year; that was a huge increase in the donated funds.  Our goal is to continue increasing the charitable amounts in upcoming years.  Both the chief and FOP representatives from the camp expressed their appreciation for the efforts by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of ASIS.


The three top teams were:

1. Guardian Systems > Josh McCollum, Jamie Wolfe, Geoff Batcheler, Chris Matteson

2. Securitas > Kenneth Cupp, Cheyenne Diprinzo, Glen Achorn

3. US Smokeless Tobacco > Thomas Petty, Mac Holt, Keith Blackmore, Joe Wash

The link for the tournament photos may be located at 2017 ASIS 052 Chapter Golf Tournament Pictures.

This event would not have been successful without the committee’s dedicated efforts.  The committee consisted of Glenn McLea (Bridgestone), Kenneth Cupp (Securitas), David Blake (Allied Universal), David Mass (Millennium Maxwell House), Jason Huskey (G4S), Anthony Crawford (ADS Security) and Doug Riggin (Altria).  Approximately ten volunteers helped on game day and, due to their involvement, a lot of money was obtained through the purchase of mulligans and the long-ball contest.  Strangely enough, Pastor Wilson won the chance to win a million dollars with one shot on the 18th, but ….. it was not to be.  His prayer for the weather did work, however:).


The most important component of the fund raising event was the sponsors who were very generous resulting in the aforementioned donation to the FOP Youth Camp.  Those funds will also be used to support the David S. Hawtin Scholarship Fund and more information concerning the upcoming scholarships will be forthcoming.

Our tournament next year will be May 18th, 2018 so place it on your calendars now. We intend to reserve the entire course and make the event even better.


Thanks again to our sponsors and volunteers and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Police Memorial Week 2017

This week is National Police Memorial Week and I know many of our members are still engaged in the criminal justice / law enforcement community even though they may be retired. In the past year, as previously noted on this website, many families received the earth-shattering news their spouse, brother, sister, son or daughter would not be coming home at the end of their shift or would be disabled for the remainder of their life. The emotional trauma experienced by officers, families, colleagues and even communities is immeasurable after a critical incident involving law enforcement. Last year there were 135 officer fatalities which is a ten percent increase over the 123 who died in the line of duty in 2015 and the highest total since 2011 when 177 officers made the ultimate sacrifice. Firearms related incidents were the number one cause of death in 2016 with 64 officers shot and killed across the country. This represents a 56 percent increase over the 41 officers killed by gunfire in 2015. Targeted assassinations accounted for 21 officers killed in the line of duty, a 163 percent increase over 2015.


As Security professionals, let’s support our brothers and sisters in blue and assist them as they strive to make our communities, businesses, homes and highways safe. The Middle Tennessee area is not immune from the loss of law enforcement personnel as evidenced by the tragic death of Officer Eric Mumaw with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department on February 2, 2017. His death, as well as the deaths of all police officers, is a direct assault on the fabric of this country and we must support the thin blue line.


Please take a moment this week to remember those who bravely sacrificed everything for the rest of us and the law enforcement personnel / first responders who respond to dangerous incidents every day so we can go about our daily lives without living in constant fear.



Doug Riggin

Chapter Chair


Note: Statistics directly copied from the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association


Chapter #052 April Meeting at HCA

Chapter 052 held a joint meeting with IAHSS which was hosted by HCA at their facility across from Centennial Park. It was nice to see our colleagues from the newly invigorated IAHSS and discuss matters of mutual interest. New ASIS attendees were at the meeting and it was good to put a face with a name. I think we literally have every business, corporation, venue covered in Nashville.


Tim Portale, Chief Safety and Security Officer for HCA, provided a look into how HCA manages the challenges of security in their healthcare facilities. The process varies in the various national and international regions which complicates their ability to standardize customer service and operational guidelines. HCA works closely with law enforcement, especially at their locations with heightened threats of violence. It is a difficult task for the four employees who staff Corporate Security worldwide and the diverse problems call for a myriad of solutions. Attendees left the meeting with an enhanced degree of respect for those who have administrative and operational responsibility for Security in the healthcare industry.


A special thanks to Kat Kemper who arranged the meeting and is also the Professional Women in Security chairperson for our chapter. The chapter is always actively seeking meeting sponsors so we can provide different learning experiences for our members. Contact Doug Riggin, douglas.s.riggin@altria.com, if you and your company would like to host.


17th Annual Golf Scramble Set for May 19


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  BRONZE - $1,000

  SILVER - $1,500

  GOLD - $2,500

  PLATINUM - $5,000



Come join in the fun at the 17th Annual ASIS Middle TN Golf Scramble.


Your fee will include the following benefits and opportunities: green & cart

fees, range balls prior to event, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, gift pack, hole

contests with prizes and lunch following awards ceremony.


Date: May 19, 2017

Location: Gaylord Springs Golf Links, 18 Springhouse Lane, Nashville TN 37214

Registration: 7:00 am

Shotgun start: 8:00 am

Format: Four Person Scramble

Cost: $175/person ($700/team)


All registrations must be confirmed via email by Kenneth Cupp or Glenn McLea. Please send registration form to mcleaglenn@bfusa.com or kenneth.cupp@securitasinc.com



Bronze - $1,000 Includes a tee box hole sponsorship & foursome

Silver - $1,500 Includes a tee box hole sponsorship, foursome & closest to the pin


Gold - $2,500 Includes a tee box hole sponsorship, 2 foursomes,

closest to the pin sponsorship & breakfast sponsorship

Platinum - $5,000 Includes a tee box sponsorshipon $1,000,000 hole-in-one

hole, 2 foursomes & lunch sponsorship


**Many other sponsorship's available (i.e. driving range, golf cart, longest drive and more) please feel free to contact Kenneth Cupp with any and all inquiries regarding sponsorship opportunities.  kenneth.cupp@securitasinc.com | 615-574-1213


Chapter #052 March Meeting Set



RSVP to secretary@asainashville.org


Date & Time:  Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017, 11: 30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CT)


Location: Tennessee Titans Practice Facility

                   460 Great Circle Road

                   Nashville, TN, 37228-1505

                   (615) 565-4000




Presenter:  Mr. Jim Arts, Director of Security


Topic:  NFL Tennessee Titans™ Security Operations and Facility Tour

Note: Members may enter the front doors and go to the cafeteria to assemble for the meeting and tour.


2017 Lunch Fee is $15.00 cash/check.


 Directions to training camp parking:

 - From Interstate 65 in downtown Nashville, take Exit 85 (Rosa Parks Boulevard) North. 

 - Proceed on Rosa Parks Boulevard and turn right on Athens Way.

 - Turn left on Great Circle Road.


February 22nd meeting at Kirklands

The Middle Tennessee Chapter met at Kirklands in Brentwood, Tennessee and listened to a presentation by Rob Michaels, CEO and Founder of Trauma Services which specializes in assisting law enforcement officers and firefighters in handling the impact of post-traumatic stress situations. He operates a 24 hour call center for first responders and literally saves lives, careers and relationships. Rob has a wide variety of professional experiences in his resume including Military Policeman, Norfolk, Virginia Police Officer/Detective, the music industry, professor and ordained pastor. He is the Chaplain for the Memphis Division of the FBI and the Williamson County Fraternal Order of Police. For anyone desiring his services, his information is on the left.

Many thanks to Byron Coleman and Saraya Charlton from Kirklands for being an example of corporate sponsorship AND spending the time to host a successful meeting, not to mention the excellent catered lunch (including strawberry shortcake!).

Chapter #052 Event Planned for Feb. 22





 Date & Time: Wednesday February 22, 2017, 11: 30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CT)


 Location:  Kirklands

                 5310 Maryland Way

                 Brentwood, TN 37027


Presenter:  Rob Michaels



Topic: “Causative factors of work-related stress in the security industry and the avenues available to address traumatic stress”


Biography: Rob Michaels is CEO and Founder of Serve & Protect, a trauma service company specializing in criminal justice and emergency services. He is the current chaplain for the Tennessee Fraternal Order of Police and FBI Memphis Division. Rob served as a military police officer, Norfolk, Virginia police officer, radio announcer, preacher and as an award winner in the entertainment industry. He is a member of numerous professional organizations specializing in traumatic stress.


The 2017 Chapter Meeting lunch fee is $15.00 and may be paid at the meeting by cash or check.

January 2017 meeting

Patrick Prince, corporate training and management consultant in the Los Angeles area, specializing in workplace violence prevention, conflict resolution, recognition and management of workplace substance abuse, trauma response and other related occupational health and safety issues, was the featured speaker for the Middle Tennessee Chapter meeting at Bridgestone Americas Headquarters. Due to Pat’s experience and expertise the attendees received important and timely information regarding the prevention of workplace violence, significant indicators and the role domestic violence and substance abuse plays. He spoke about friends, co-workers or relatives who were told about a pending workplace violence incident and did not report their knowledge to authorities until it was too late. 


The meeting saw new members introduce themselves and it was noted many of the committee chair positions are now filled with volunteers. The co-chairs of the 2017 ASIS Golf Tournament discussed the May 19 event and the necessity for sponsors and teams so the chapter can provide more funding for Middle Tennessee charities such as the Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp in Nashville. 



A big THANK YOU to Bridgestone for stepping up and offering a meeting venue! 

Death of Metro Nashville Police Officer

The Middle Tennessee Chapter of ASIS grieves with the family and colleagues of Metropolitan Nashville Police Officer Eric Mumaw who died Feb. 2 as a result of attempting to rescue a suicidal person in the Cumberland River. Officer Mumaw was 44 years of age with 18 years of experience. His loss impacts not only the people close to him but the citizens of Nashville he protected for so many years. Chapter 052 asks our members to keep Officer Mumaw's family in their thoughts and prayers as they come to grips with this tragic event. The chapter will make a donation of $500 in honor of Officer Mumaw.

Chapter Event Planned for Feb. 22 at Kirkland's in Brentwood



Date & Time:  Wednesday February 22nd 2017, 11: 30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CT)


Location:    Kirklands

                 5310 Maryland Way

                 Brentwood, TN 37027


Presenter:  Rob Michaels, CEO, Serve & Protect



Topic: “Causative factors of work-related stress in the security industry and the avenues available to address traumatic stress”



Biography: Rob Michaels is CEO and Founder of Serve & Protect, a trauma service company specializing in criminal justice and emergency services.  He is the current chaplain for the Tennessee Fraternal Order of Police and FBI Memphis Division.  Rob served as a military police officer, Norfolk, Virginia police officer, radio announcer, preacher and as an award winner in the entertainment industry.  He is a member of numerous professional organizations specializing in traumatic stress.


The 2017 Chapter Meeting lunch fee is $15.00 and may be paid at the meeting by cash or check.


Chairman's Year-End Message on Membership Page

Chapter Event Planned for Jan. 18



RSVP to: secretary@asisnashville.org


Date & Time:  Wednesday January 18th, 2017, 11: 30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CT)


Location:  Bridgestone Corporate Headquarters

 536 Marriott Drive

 Nashville, TN 37214


 Presenter:  Patrick Prince



 Topic:  “The Future of Workplace Violence Prevention: A Collaboration of Security, Safety, and Human Resources”


Biography: Mr. Prince is a corporate training and management consultant specializing in workplace violence prevention, conflict resolution, recognition and management of workplace substance abuse, trauma response and other related occupational health and safety issues.  He has responded to many multiple homicide scenes and has a tremendous understanding of the signs indicating an individual may harm fellow employees at the workplace.  Mr. Prince is Association First Vice-President on the board of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals and has been active in the implementation and advancement of threat assessments for many years.





The 2017 Chapter Meeting lunch fee is $15.00 and may be paid at the meeting by cash or check.


Chapter 052 Meeting with REI December 7


Middle Tennessee members met at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel and listened to a presentation by Research Electronics International, LLC (REI) from Algood, Tennessee. Lee Jones and Michelle Gaw explained what their company builds to protect valued intelligence for corporate, law enforcement, government and private security clients. In today’s world companies must make sure they are not being targeted by competitors and lose their advantage in the marketplace. Corporate espionage is common but just not reported to law enforcement due to the potential loss in stock prices and reputation. REI’s electronic detection equipment combats that nefarious activity and gives companies peace of mind when communicating among themselves and business partners.


An extremely interesting piece of information is REI has an approved list of companies who conduct electronic sweeps so you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money to buy their equipment if a sweep is not required on a regular basis. They are probably the largest training center for procedural concepts of conducting counter surveillance investigations as well as advance use of surveillance detection equipment. Chapter 052 appreciates the efforts of REI, and it is comforting to know an internationally recognized company supporting the Security industry has been in business for 30 years and will continue to employ our citizens in an important endeavor right here in Middle Tennessee.


See Chapter Election Results under Leadership Tab

Chapter 052 event set for Wednesday, December 7



Date & Time:  Wednesday December 7th 2016, 11: 30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CT)


Location: Millennium - Maxwell House Hotel

2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard

Nashville, TN, 37228-1505

(615) 259-4343


Presenter:  Research Electronics International (REI)



Topic:  Research Electronics International (REI)


Biography: The presentation will be by Research Electronics International (REI) which has been designing and manufacturing technical security equipment to protect against illicit information theft and corporate espionage for more than 30 years. REI is recognized as an industry leader by corporations, law enforcement agencies, and government agencies for technical security equipment. REI’s corporate offices, R&D, manufacturing facilities, and training center are located in Tennessee USA, with an extensive global network of resellers and distribution partners.


The 2016 Chapter Meeting lunch fee is $15.00 and may be paid at the meeting by cash, check or online at http://www.asisnashville.org/rsvp/ for $17.00 ($2.00 processing fee).  RSVP to: secretary@asisnashville.org.

See Chair Doug Riggin's new letter under Membership!

Chapter 052 Election Nomination Deadline is Nov.15, 2016


Please submit Chapter 052 officer nominations to secretary@asisnashville.org by November 15th for:



Vice Chairperson




Please submit your request to volunteer for the following liaison/coordinator

positions by November 15th:


ASIS Foundation Liaison

Certification Chairperson

Chapter Newsletter Editor

Council Liaison

Law Enforcement Liaison

Legislative Chairperson

Membership Committee Chairperson

Mentorship Program Chairperson

Military Liaison Chair

Placement Chairperson

Program Chairperson

Sergeant at Arms


Women in Security Liaison

Young Professionals Liaison



Jason Huskey

Chapter #052 Secretary


Herman Statum Award of Excellence 2016 Goes to Dr. Robyn Mace, CPP

The first annual Middle Tennessee Chapter Herman Statum Award of Excellence was awarded to Dr. Robyn Mace, CPP, at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel on October 26th. The annual award, honoring Herman Statum’s lifetime membership in ASIS and commitment to, and achievements in, the field of Security recognizes an ASIS member who is instrumental in professionalizing the Security industry, is willing to mentor others, train other Security practitioners and is generally a role model for Security and/or Law Enforcement professionals. 


Dr. Mace was recently named the first Chief Data Officer in Metropolitan Nashville government and has worked with numerous police departments and institutions of higher learning with Security and Law Enforcement programs. She immersed herself in statistics and analytics and is a recognized expert in those subject matters both nationally and internationally. Dr. Mace just moved back to Nashville and Chapter 052 is fortunate to not only have her expertise and her enthusiasm, but also her infectious personality. Congratulations to Dr. Mace and welcome back Robyn!





RSVP to secretary@asisnashville.org






Date & Time: Wednesday October 26th 2016, 11: 30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CT)



Millennium - Maxwell House Hotel

2025 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard

Nashville, TN, 37228-1505


(615) 259-4343

Presenter: Chair, Doug Riggin


Topic: Herman Statum Service Excellence Award Presentation – Recipient, Dr. Robyn Mace, PhD., CPP


Event: Awards luncheon to recognize Dr. Robyn Mace, PhD., CPP for her exceptional career, ASIS International volunteerism and contributions to the private security and law enforcement professions.

ASIS International 62nd Seminar and Exhibits, Orlando, FL

ASIS International held their 62nd annual Seminar and Exhibits at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from September 12th through September 15th. As is in the past few seminars, this year was combined with the (ISC)2 annual conference. This year’s seminar had charity and golf events the weekend prior to the official start of the seminar and included certification reviews for CPP, PSP and PCI candidates. Attendees had a variety of options to attendee paid events, as well as attending single day or the entire conference. The Exhibit Hall was free with registration. The Exhibit Hall was extensive and held vendors for all types of security solutions from physical barriers to the latest technological solutions. In order to view the vast options on display an attendee needed each of the three days of the seminar to adequately see it in its entirety. The Middle Tennessee Chapter #052 had twelve members in attendance this year; including board officers Vice Chair Anthony Crawford and Assistant Regional Vice President Dave Hawtin. The chapter’s complimentary registration awardee for this year was Scott Dunlop. Overall there were some 22,000 in attendance from 109.


The seminar featured a varied set of instructional sessions throughout the week addressing topics from physical security and cyber security, terrorism and emergency management and even climate change impacts on regional and national security. Chapter member Dave Hawtin, CPP was invited this year to deliver a Poster Session on the domestic terrorism topic, “The Sovereign Citizen Threat to Private Security, Law Enforcement and Government Officials” in the recently added Poster Park of the Exhibit Hall. The presentation was well attended and is slated to be featured at ASIS International’s New York City Security Conference & Expo in June 2017.


The seminar featured an easy to use smartphone application that allowed attendees to view and schedule instructional and social events in order to stay on schedule throughout the week. There were literally hundreds of options for attendees to choose from. Because it was impossible to attendee every session, for those wishing to do so, attendees had the opportunity to purchase the entire set of instructional PowerPoints and handouts on a flash drive. This year the guest speakers were exception and included journalist Ted Kopple, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and FBI Director James Comey to name a few.


For more details and comments from ASIS International CEO Peter J. O’Neil see the Press Release at: https://securityexpo.asisonline.org/News/Press-Releases/Pages/Lone-Wolf-Attacks-Cyberthreats-and-Collaboration-Emerge-As-Key-Themes-ASIS-International-62nd-Annual-Seminar-and-Exhibit.aspx. 

August Meet & Greet Well Attended


There was a good turnout for the Chapter 052 Meet and Greet hosted by the chapter at the Harp and Fiddle on August 31. A really big THANKS to David Blake from Allied Universal for hosting the event and paying for the refreshments. Admittedly, it was pretty warm on the patio but the members and visitors didn’t seem to mind too much as they met new contacts and renewed previous professional relationships.


Discussions were held comparing work practices, hiring, new security practices and ASIS programs in the future. Some of the attendees will attend the national conference in Orlando and participate in the awards ceremony to receive recognition for our Middle Tennessee chapter. Other attendees included two police officers from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department who we hope to have at a future meeting to explain the role of community liaison officers. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office was also represented.  The entire evening was enjoyable and was a reminder of the quality members we are so fortunate to have participating in the Middle Tennessee Chapter of ASIS.

Charitable Programs

The Board of Chapter 052 is pleased to announce the $1000 scholarship awards for the upcoming semesters. The applicants were very competitive and it was difficult for the Board, in consultation with Dr. Carter Smith, to compare the students and their desire to further their career in Security or Law Enforcement. The candidates who were ranked the highest were Reese Osborne who received the Fall 2016 Scholarship and Taylor Hutson who received the Spring 2017 Scholarship. Both students attend Middle Tennessee State University. Congratulations to both Reese and Taylor who are very deserving of the awards and the Middle Tennessee Chapter wishes them well in their academic pursuits.


In addition to the scholarships, the Board distributed $250 each to Louisiana C.O.P.S. and Metroplex Texas C.O.P.S. in support of the families of the multiple murdered police officers in those jurisdictions. We should not forget the sacrifices these officers made and the struggle of the families left behind as they try to survive their future emotional battles.


Private Officer International, an organizational resource available to all security officers, is hosting a Private Officer Memorial Service at the Mt. Juliet Police Department on September 21, 2016.  The Board voted to co-sponsor the event with a donation of $200 and will represent ASIS at the service.


The aforementioned donations/awards are in addition to the over $1000 gift provided to the Metropolitan Nashville Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp in May 2016 at the Chapter 052 annual golf tournament. It is anticipated our chapter will continue to support this very worthwhile charity, especially after visiting the camp in July and observing the good works of the volunteer police officers, as well as the joy on the faces of the disadvantaged youth attendees. The volunteers teach respect for the rule of law and the necessity for discipline as the attendees pursue their individual life paths.


If you would like to participate in these charitable ventures and be a positive influence on our Middle Tennessee community, don’t hesitate to let your Board know. 


Doug Riggin


Chapter Chair

INVITATION: Middle Tennessee Chapter 052 Meet and Greet Social

Valued Members and Affiliates,


AlliedUniversal Security Services is the sponsor for the Middle Tennessee Chapter 052 Meet and Greet Social at Harp and Fiddle on Demonbreun Hill in Nashville from 4:30 – 7:00 pm on August 31st.  Members are encouraged to attend to meet other members in the Security field, provide ideas regarding future chapter activities and just unwind after a day at work.  Guests and prospective members are invited with the goal to promote additional membership/participation.  AlliedUniversal kindly agreed to defray some of the costs of the event.  Should any member or business wish to co-sponsor the event please contact the chapter. 


RSVPs are needed by August 20 so space, costs, etc. may be finalized.  More information including specific address, parking, any minor costs, etc. will be forthcoming as the date nears.  It should be a lot of fun and the rare opportunity to hang-out and learn more about what your colleagues are doing in our region.




David S. Hawtin, CPP

Chapter #052 Secretary

(615) 971-9216



Chapter 052 members met at the Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp on July 20, 2016, to view the facilities, activities and attendees our chapter supports. Chapter members were impressed at the efforts of the volunteers and the enthusiasm of the young boys attending the camp. Young girls also attend the camp at different times. Members enjoyed a nice lunch and toured the facility which was appreciated by the staff. It was agreed the Middle Tennessee chapter will play a larger role in this very deserving charity. 

Baton Rouge Tragedy

Fellow Chapter 052 members:


Once again we see our law enforcement colleagues gunned down in cold blood and the rule of law in this country under attack.  It seems we declare our sadness and support for the families and then go about our business.  We need to do more than that.  As Security professionals we interact with a lot of people we are paid to protect.  Let’s be even more vigilant and report actions of people if we believe there is a chance they may cause others harm.  When we speak to our clients, whether it is a company who hires an outside Security contractor or we work for a company with in-house Security, let’s ask them to be cognizant of employees who show signs of personal strife and may be assisted by Employee Assistance Counseling.  Let’s display our respect for Law Enforcement and offer to assist them in any way so they may remain as safe as possible in a dangerous occupation.  No police officer goes to work with the intent to harm a fellow citizen and they are trained to enforce the law in a fair and consistent manner.  Those of us who were in law enforcement are very aware of the criminal/civil exposure of an improper decision not to mention the suspensions, statements, reports and legal representation even when a decision an officer makes is lawfully correct.  The stress associated with being a police officer is incredible and, in these times, is off the charts.


Please pray for the murdered Baton Rouge-area police officers, Montrell Jackson and Matthew Gerald, and Brad Garafola of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department who gave their lives serving their communities.  The grief of their families and fellow officers is unimaginable.  May our country understand we must not allow this climate of disrespect for authority to continue as we see the thin blue line under continuous assault.  We welcome your comments on our Twitter account or your thoughts on the chapter website.  If you have suggestions how we, as  a chapter, might be more supportive to law enforcement please let us know.  It is indeed a sad and difficult time to be part of the Law Enforcement and Security communities. 


Stay safe.



The Chapter 052 Board


Fellow members:

The Chapter 052 Board is monitoring the events in Dallas and we are sickened by the murders of the police officers ambushed by cowardly subjects with no regard for the rule of law. This dynamic is prevalent across our country and not only impacts law enforcement but our fellow citizens as in the Orlando massacre. As Security professionals we play a role in preventing incidents such as these by being aware of suspicious activity and changes in personal demeanor. As simple as it sounds, if we see something we need to say something. We can act as intelligence assets for law enforcement in an attempt to prevent such acts. I can't think of one tragedy perpetrated by a human where someone close to that individual, whether a family member, co-worker or neighbor didn't have knowledge or a concern which could have been communicated. Your ASIS Chapter serves as a resource should you require expert guidance. Let's support other Security professionals and our colleagues in the law enforcement / intelligence communities. Please keep the Dallas area police departments in your thoughts and pray for the officers who lost their lives protecting their community as well as their families who will never recover from this unnecessary tragedy.

Chapter 052 Board

Chapter 052 met at the Tennessee Bureau of investigation on July 29th and had the pleasure of listening to Madeline Marcenelle, an analyst with the Tennessee Fusion Center which is a function of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. She indicated the Fusion Center has a lot to offer the private sector and would like to work closely with the Security industry. Ms. Marcenelle discussed such topics as infrastructure protection, site surveys, emergency operations and contingency plans, threats, vulnerabilities, risks and suspicious activity reporting. Close to 30 members and guests attended and it was a pleasure to meet new attendees from various components of the Security business.

Chapter Award Opportunity - P3 Program Excellence

The Law Enforcement Liaison Council (LELC) is proud to announce that the Matthew Simeone Award for Public/Private Partnership Excellence (P3) is celebrating its 6th anniversary of recognizing outstanding P3 programs from around the world.  The award recognizes outstanding achievement by members of an ASIS chapter in the advocacy, development, implementation and practice of public / private cooperation for public safety.


ASIS chapters around the world are invited to apply for this very prestigious award that will be presented at the 62st ASIS Annual Seminar in Orlando, Florida.   One representative of the selected ASIS Chapter and one representative from the law enforcement agency will have their travel and hotel expenses provided by the LELC through the ASIS Foundation to attend the event and accept the award.


The application period is now open through June 22, 2016 and the forms are available at the link below. If you have a P3 program in your chapter’s area, please give consideration to applying for the 2016 Matthew Simeone Award.


Complete details on the application process can be found by going to the ASIS web site under the Foundation tab at this link: https://foundation.asisonline.org/Scholarships-and-Awards/Awards/Matthew-Simeone-Award/Pages/default.aspx




Dwight A. Holcomb, CPP

LELC Vice Chairman & Matthew Simeone Award Chair

The Chairman's Block

June 30, 2015


Dear Chapter 52 members,

Hope everyone is having a great summer and will be able to take some time off. Historically, the Middle Tennessee chapter has also taken the summer off as it was believed no one would come to the meetings due to vacations. We decided to test that assumption and hold a June meeting and, surprisingly, we had a great turn-out for the presentation at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Madeline Marcenelle, Analyst, Tennessee Fusion Center, Tennessee Office of Safety and Homeland Security spoke about infrastructure protection, emergency operations plans, contingencies, terrorism threats, suspicious activity reporting and other security/law enforcement/intelligence topics. It was a pleasure meeting the new members and guests whom I hope will continue as we try to increase attendance and participation.  I know everyone is busy but try to take an hour and a half every month to come out and join us. It really is an opportunity to meet other security practitioners and obtain a new contact which may be helpful if you ever need some outside expertise. The best part of local ASIS membership is the vast amount of experience available to you. I know I’ve bounced ideas off other members and have exchanged information which benefitted me and, hopefully, assisted them. 


I can’t believe half the year is gone already. We had some great speakers, tours and meetings the first half and look forward to some very good upcoming events. We will have a “happy hour” somewhere, sometime to just get together informally. If your business or you would like to sponsor that, a lunch or other function, please let us know.


If you didn’t attend the meetings in April and May, we were extremely fortunate to have Dr. Daniel LeBreton speak about organizational effectiveness and leadership.

It was informative and topics we normally don’t address but about which we should think more often.


May was the sixteenth annual ASIS Chapter 052 golf tournament held at Windtree and the weather could not have been better. We raised over $3000 thanks to all the attendees and in particular the main sponsors. Securitas was the Title Sponsor for the golf scramble and was instrumental in the success of the event. A $1000 check was provided to the chief of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department for the operation of the Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp which you will be invited to tour on July 20 (announcement forthcoming).  It is truly a worthwhile project which we will try to support moving forward. In addition to promoting the Security industry I think it is important we as an organization support our community and use our resources to be an integrated partner in Middle Tennessee.


As a reminder we have some deadlines on the horizon. The Herman Statum Award of Excellence, the spring scholarship for a Security/Law Enforcement Program student, and self-nominations for attendance at the ASIS National Conference in Orlando, Florida are all due by July 15.


I’m happy to announce Jennifer Tuggle with G4S offered to act as the chapter liaison for Women Professionals even though she is actually the Vice Chair for the Louisville Chapter. I predict we will have a joint venture with her chapter in the future and we look forward to an interstate coordination among our women members. If you are interested in working with Jennifer or have ideas to offer, please contact her at jennifer.tuggle@usa.g4s.com.


We are now receiving new or transferred member information from ASIS National so email letters are being distributed to those folks. If you know someone who is voicing concern they have not received communications, please let me know and I’ll personally reach out to them. We are always looking for speakers and I know for a fact we have so many members with experiences we would love to hear about. If you have an interesting business to display we will come to you. Either way, we as a board really want to hear your suggestions as we don’t want to be stuck in a rut and would like to expand our horizons. Help us answer the question, “What can we do better”? Although Board elections are probably four months or so away give some thought to volunteering as an officer. We will most definitely be in the market for a secretary due to Dave Hawtin’s ascension to Assistant Regional Vice President. It’s an important administrative position which handles announcements to members and communications with National.


From my vantage point I think our chapter is making positive strides but we have far more room to grow and thrive. I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events and discussing the aforementioned topics. Have a great summer and remember the national convention in September.


Take care and stay safe.


Doug Riggin


2016 Chapter 052 Chair



April 5, 2015


Dear Chapter 52 members,

Just when you think things could not be going any better …..  we lost our website which our webmaster is trying to resolve as this letter is being drafted. Hopefully we’ll be back on-line soon. We hope the miscommunication with our website provider did not inconvenience any of you. The website is looking much better and is up-to-date with upcoming events and descriptions of past meetings. As a reminder, we welcome articles from our membership concerning security matters, especially advances in technology and training. We have folders for jobs and resumes so if you are soliciting for applicants in the security field or if you are looking for a position in the profession please send us the information and we’ll upload it.


For those of you who didn’t attend any first quarter meetings I really think you missed a good time, not to mention the opportunity to meet your ASIS colleagues. There were a lot of new members and guests at the meetings which is important to improve the viability (and vitality) of the chapter.  It is always interesting to discuss security challenges with members from different components of the profession such as banking, communications, medical, and service providers.


In January we toured the Nissan manufacturing plant and received a briefing from their Security staff regarding the difficulties in managing the day-to-day operations at their facility. In February we were the guests of the Tennessee Titans at their practice facility and you can imagine the issues related to providing security for young, wealthy professional athletes as well as the Titans staff. In March we were fortunate to receive a tour of the Jack Daniels facility in Lynchburg, Tennessee and if you haven’t toured their distillery you really should. The process and history is fascinating.  FBI Special Agent Keith Moses was the featured speaker.

What’s coming up the rest of the year you ask? We don’t have the whole year mapped out yet and we’ll take some time off from meetings in the summer but the next couple of months will be rewarding. On April 20 we’ll meet at the Maxwell House at 11:30 and hear Dr. Daniel LeBreton speak about leadership and organizational effectiveness.  This should be very informative and outside our normal topics.  We hope to have a presentation regarding ethics in the future as we want to expand our horizons and improve our profession including our institutional thought processes.


On May 13, the 16th annual ASIS Chapter 52 golf tournament will kick off at 1:30 pm with registration starting at noon at the Windtree Golf Course in Mt. Juliet. This is a lot of fun and a chance to liaise with other security professionals in an informal atmosphere. More importantly, we provide funding from the proceeds of the event to a charity. This year we will probably continue with last year’s charity which is the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department’s Fraternal Order of Police camp for underprivileged kids. It’s a great charity and we would like to assist the volunteer police officers in their efforts to reinforce appropriate behavior and, in some cases, just provide a good meal to the attendees. The memories these kids will take back home are lifelong and will instill respect in them for law enforcement. Help us support this worthwhile endeavor by signing up and participating in the golf tournament.  We are still accepting corporate sponsorships and private donations. Any questions may be directed to Regional Vice President Rick Weise at wwfgolfer@msn.com .  See you there!


Stay tuned for other future events and, remember, we are accepting nominations for the Herman Statum Annual Award of Excellence which will be presented in October.

Thanks to Kenneth Cupp from Securitas for not only stepping up as the main sponsor for the golf tournament but for volunteering to be the Young Professionals Liaison. He is actively speaking to young people interested in the Security profession and inviting them to meetings. As an example, we conducted a joint presentation in front of Dr. Carter Smith’s Security Program at Middle Tennessee State University resulting in very positive responses.


Help us build an even better chapter and add your voice to future activities/improvements by attending the meetings. We are always looking for any comments, criticisms, complaints and suggestions. Let’s face it; ASIS membership is not cheap so make the most of it and enjoy the local events with good speakers and a decent lunch. I look forward to meeting those who have not yet attended.

Take care and stay safe.


Doug Riggin


2016 Chapter 52 Chair


Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness


The Chapter 52 meeting was hosted by the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel on Wednesday, April 20, and featured the keynote speaker, Dr. Daniel LeBreton, Peter Rock Consulting of Franklin, Tennessee, who spoke about the benefits to organizations and employees when managers utilize good management principals. He explained what makes employees happy and content versus disgruntled and bitter. The topic was not only interesting but many of the attendees plan to use his thought process at their businesses to improve the performance of their teams. Attendees also heard George Hunt from Bridgestone Corporate Security explain how the scholarship he received from the chapter during the first semester of 2016 benefitted his academic pursuits. He was very appreciative and it was obvious the nominating committee made the correct decision. The ASIS Chapter 52 golf tournament on May 13th and the presentation to the worthwhile charity, the Fraternal Order of Police Youth Camp, was mentioned and the support of corporate teams was encouraged.


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