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Capital Chatter

Monthly Newsletter for the ASIS National Capital Chapter

Issue #03, March 2017

In This Issue

  • Chapter Dues Reminder
  • ASIS NCC Valued Sponsorship Program
  • ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar & Exhibits
  • DHS Blue Campaign
  • Chairman's Corner
  • Recap: March Chapter Meeting
  • Upcoming Events -
  • Chapter Annual Scholarship Night
  • 13th Annual LEO Awards Program
Chapter Dues Reminder

The National Capital Chapter reminds all members that 2017 Chapter dues in the amount of $25.00 may be paid when registering for a Chapter event or by visiting our member portal. Remember, Chapter dues are separate from ASIS International annual dues and are used to support Chapter operations, scholarships and our annual contribution to the ASIS Foundation.

In appreciation for your dues contribution, the ASIS NCC extends special discounts on Chapter meeting and event fees.

the connections you make and the intelligence you gather through your ASIS membership will always keep you at the forefront of your profession.

Our Gold Membership ($350.00) includes:

  • National Capital Chapter Annual  Membership Dues
  • Admission to all regular National Capital Chapter meetings (all meetings for the cost of 8 meetings)
  • Reduced registration for Chapter Sponsored Seminars

Please note: Dues are valid for the calendar year (January 1-December 31) and are non-refundable.

ASIS NCC Valued Sponsorship Program

The ASIS National Capital Chapter relies on your financial support to provide our members with opportunities to learn from industry experts, network with fellow security professionals and participate in special programs such as Women in Security, Young Professionals and Mentoring.

Bring attention to your organization through sponsorship with ASIS International's leading Chapter.  We are offering several Chapter sponsorship packages as well as sponsorship opportunities for specific programs. 

Learn more about our Valued Sponsor Program.

ASIS 2017
ASIS International
63rd Annual Seminar & Exhibits

63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits
September 25–28, 2017
Dallas, Texas USA


Tuesday, September 26 -
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, September 27 -
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday, September 28 -
10:00 am -1:00 pm

Attendees will see a transformed exhibit floor that is less about navigating a massive landscape of booths and more about blending the most innovative products and services with cutting-edge educational forums. The ASIS 2017 expo floor will include:

·        Thought Leader Forums

·        Solutions Theater

·        Career Center & Headshot Lounge

·        International Trade Center

·        Security Demo Stations...and more!

Registration to open soon
See more

DHS Blue Campaign
Blue Campaign
 As the unified voice for the US DHS, the Blue Campaign strives to protect the basic right of freedom and bring those who exploit human lives to justice.

Every year, millions of men, women and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. Human trafficking is believed to be second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form of transnational crime.

Victims rarely come forward to seek help because of language barriers, fear of the traffickers, and/or fear of law enforcement.

To learn the indicators of human trafficking, please visit the DHS site.

To contact federal law enforcement, call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE

Or submit a tip online at


Did you know?

CPPs, PSPs and PCIs can normally earn one (1) point towards recertification by attending monthly chapter meetings where educational sessions and briefings are included? 

You can also earn recertification points by volunteering to fill key chapter roles and by serving on committees. 

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Chairman's Corner


I would like to extend our thanks to Chief Scott Bakka, CPP, ATF Security and Emergency Programs Division, and all our friends at the ATF for an informative visit and tour during our March 2017 luncheon.

Due to overwhelming interest, 12 invitees had to be waitlisted for the event. Please watch for your future NCC invitations and reply as soon as possible to ensure your seat is reserved!


It is that time of year when our ASIS NCC Scholarship Education Foundation awards its Annual Chapter Scholarships to qualified selected students. Assisting students as they continue their education is especially gratifying for our Chapter members, and something we work toward all year.

We hope you will join us Thursday evening April 13th in Fairfax to congratulate and greet the recipients.

There are always opportunities for our membership to serve on various volunteer committees, so please take a few moments to consider where you might get involved in continuing our Chapter tradition of excellence.

I look forward to meeting with you at a future NCC meeting/event!

John E. Gallagher

The ASIS National Capital Chapter
Annual Scholarship Night April 13th

Each year, our Chapter recognizes the academic achievements of students in security management, administration of justice and programs allied to security at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels with cash scholarships. This has been a tradition of the National Capital Chapter since 1983. It is an important opportunity for us, as members of a professional society, to make a contribution to the community beyond our own membership. Please join us as we continue this significant tradition at our Annual Scholarship Night on Thursday, April 13, 2016, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

In addition to the scholarship presentations, we will be joined by Kevin Peterson, CPP, Past Chairman of the Board of The National Partnership for Careers in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security.

As well as providing an introduction to The National Partnership, Peterson will talk about the career pipeline concept, and why it is important in today's world. He will also address security career paths and the roles of education, experience and certification.

Peterson is a past Chapter Chairman and a past ASIS Regional Vice President. He is also a member and past Chairman of the ASIS Academic and Training Programs Council, and a Director and Trustee of our NCC Security Education Foundation.

We look forward to seeing you at this very special evening so please mark your calendar and join us!

March Chapter Meeting Recap


The March meeting of the ASIS National Capital Chapter included an informative tour of the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Headquarters in Washington DC for 39 NCC members and guests. The tour incorporated the ATF’s Law Enforcement Memorial and Headquarters Museum, which profiles the agency’s rich history and high profile criminal investigations since the agency’s inception.


The ATF headquarters is the first federal building to implement post-Oklahoma City and 9/11 security blast-resistant requirements, and was constructed with the strictest security codes. The highly secure facility is also LEED Silver (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.


A PowerPoint lecture regarding the ATF and its facility was presented by Chief Scott Bakka, CPP, ATF Security and Emergency Programs Division (SEPD). Chief Bakka is responsible for the Bureau’s physical security, emergency management, executive protection and information security programs.


A question and answer period followed the presentation and a catered lunch was provided.




 Above, Chief Scott Bakka of the ATF Security & Emergency Division speaks to the NCC members/guests; top of article, ATF Headquarters Gardens


13th Annual LEO Awards
May 10, 2017


Each year during the month of May, the National Capital Chapter of ASIS International honors area Law Enforcement Officers with our annual LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) Awards program.  This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Our purpose is to recognize the best and bravest from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.  Our award selection committee, comprised of chapter leadership along with present and former senior level officers from area agencies will review nominations submitted in one or more of the following categories:

  • Bravery
  • Exceptional Patrol
  • Community Policing
  • Public/Private Partnership

From among the nominees, the panel will also select a “Law Enforcement Officer of the Year”, to be recognized at our event.

To learn how you can support this event to recognize our local law enforcement officers, contact our Committee Co-Chairs:

Brian A Glynn, CPP
Supervisory Special Agent, ATF (Ret)
Mobile:  571-268-1685

James R. Saulnier, CPP

Regional Vice President
ASIS Region 5-A
Mobile:  571-221-5901

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."

—  Napoleon Hill


About Us

The ASIS National Capital Chapter official charter was issued on April 27, 1957 and our volunteers have been in constant service to ASIS and our chapter members ever since.

ASIS National Capital Chapter

ASIS National Capital Chapter
P.O. Box 2014
Reston, VA  20195-2014

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2017 ASIS NCC Leadership
John Gallagher
Scott Fischer, CPP, PSP
Denis Lynch, CPP, PSP

Patricia Gallagher
Programs Chair/

Brian Glynn, CPP
Committee Volunteers
Communications Chair
Chuck Webber
IT Security Committee Chair
Mark Fearer

Volunteer Coordinator
Scott Fischer, CPP, PSP
Certification Coordinator
Jim Saulnier, CPP
Dan Novak, CPP
Academic Programs Coordinator
David Gilmore, CPP
Terrorist Activities Committee Chair
David Gilmore, CPP
Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee Chair
Brian Glynn, CPP
Private Security Appreciation Committee Chair
Marty Mitzel
Golf Tournament Committee Chair
Jim Saulnier, CPP
Newsletter Editor
Social Media Coordinator
Patricia Gallagher
Young Professionals Liaison
Chris Czarnowski
Physical Security Committee Chair
Denis Lynch, CPP, PSP
Membership Committee Chair
Ben Casey, CPP, PSP

Budget Director
Eric Gutierrez

Upcoming Events
NCC Annual Scholarship Night
Thursday, April 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
American Legion Post #177
Fairfax, Virginia
Mark your calendar!
Preparing Your Healthcare Facility for All Hazards
ASIS International Webinar
April 5, 2017
3pm - 4:30pm
Mark your calendar!

ASIS 16th European Security Conference & Exhibition Milan 
From Risk to Resilience

March 29-31, 2017
Learn more
ASIS National Capital Chapter
13th Annual Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Awards
May 10, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Mark your calendar!

10th Annual CSO Summit 
 The Collaborative Mindset:
The New Path to the C-Suite
 April 23 - 25 2017 
Learn more                        

Finance 101 for Security
ASIS International Webinar        
May 03, 2017
3pm -  4:30pm                               
Learn more

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