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Michael Chang joins Cypress as Senior Vice-President
Senior security industry veteran Michael Chang has joined the Cypress executive team overseeing client retention, employee relations, and general corporate governance. For over 20 years, Mr. Chang has built client-oriented teams to ensure the best possible delivery of security services.

Charles Boyd appointed Senior Operations Manager
Cypress Private Security announces the appointment of security industry veteran Charles Boyd as Senior Operations Manager. Hired on the strength of his 22 years in the Private Security Industry, Mr. Boyd brings proven expertise in managing large, complex security projects to all facets of the operation.

Event Staffing Press Release
Cypress Private Security is pleased to announce the creation of Cypress Event Staffing – a new division within the company designed to provide short-term event staffing with licensed security officers for special events.

Holiday Safety Tips for Christmas
As the holidays approach, prevent becoming a victim of crime by heightening your safety and security awareness. Here are a few safety tips the Cypress team would like to share with you.

Holiday Safety Tips for Thanksgiving
The holiday season is upon us, and so are the potential hazards that come with it. Here are a few safety tips the Cypress team would like to share with you.

Cypress’ Sacramento Branch Office Is Now Open
So far, it’s been a very busy fall for Cypress Private Security. Opening our seventh, eighth, and ninth offices in California over the past two months certainly has been an invigorating experience.

Cypress Private Security’s CEO Joins the CALSAGA Board of Directors
Cypress Private Security’s Chief Executive Officer, Nils Welin, is joining the CALSAGA Board of Directors. We are honored and excited to have a representative on the board and look forward to engaging the important issues of the security industry.

Cypress Opens Two New Offices in the state of California
We are proud to announce the official opening of two new offices in the state of California. Our new offices in Modesto and Concord are now fully operational and will be a big help as we continue to provide even better customer support. The new offices enable us to work closer to the clients and markets we serve.

Introducing Cypress Security’s New Director of Human Resources
Cypress Private Security is happy and proud to announce that our Human Resource Administrator, Sandy Chen, has been promoted to Director of Human Resources. She has been with Cypress since September 2011 and couldn’t be more deserving of her promotion.

New Branch Manager at the Cypress San Francisco Office
Cypress Private Security is proud to introduce our new San Francisco Branch Manager: Joy Houlihan has joined our team and she will be a great asset. Her experience helps our mission to provide the best security workforce management services in the Western United States.

Annual Officer Awards 2011
Cypress Private Security is proud to announce our Annual Officer Awards for the year 2011. We take great pride in the work that all of our employees do. However, the followint individuals have distinguished themselves and are worthy of wider recognition. Therefore, we would like to extend this special notice so that everyone can take some time and appreciate these men and women who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

The Cypress Dispatch Center
Cypress Private Security, one of the most innovative organizations within the fast-growing security industry, has officially implemented a 24-7 dispatch center. The Cypress dispatch center monitors Fleet Vehicle GPS, GuardTrax Security Force Management Systems, Valiant Workforce Management Systems, and various alarm systems.

Cypress: A Certified San Francisco Green Business
Cypress Private Security, one of the most innovative organizations within the fast-growing security industry, has successfully passed a rigorous certification process and is now the first and only private security company to be certified as a San Francisco Green Business. By taking a proactive stance in sustainability and adopting a green business philosophy, Cypress Security is now not only protecting our local businesses, homes and infrastructure, but also our environment.
BSIS Subject Matter Experts
Cypress Private Security, one of the most innovative organizations within the fast-growing security industry, was also one of six companies selected among all licensed Private Patrol Operators in the state of California to contribute to the rewriting of state regulations regarding the Qualified managers Test for PPO operators. The Bureau of Security and Investigative Services began this process in 2007 but had to postpone the project due to budget constraints. Finally, in 2008 the project was reived and the new test was completed.

Emergency Response Units
Cypress Private Security, one of the most innovative players in the fast-growing security industry, has added an emergency response team to the portfolio of services that are offered to Cypress clients. The introduction of Emergency Response Units adds another beneficial dimension to our total service package.

Carbon Footprint Impact Analysis for Cypress
Cypress Private Security, an innovative leader in security for the Western United States, has set a zero carbon footprint goal for the entire organization. The inititaive has been part of Cypress’ long-term planning and the company has been working toward the standard over a period of time. Cypress will work to qualify the entire organization for CO2 focus certification.

Cypress introduces Segways into Daily Operations
Cypress Private Security, one of the most innovative players in the fast growing security industry, has introduced the use of Segways into the daily operation of providing security to the Port of San Francisco, and other clients. Segways, battery-powered personal moving vehicles useful for safely and quitetly traveling through large pedestrian areas, are a means of providing efficient security response. At the same time, Segways help us maintain our commitment to leaving a carbon neutral footprint.

Cypress Launches Cypress Training Academy
Cypress Private Security, a West Coast security service leader headquartered in San Francisco, has launched a new venture: Cypress Training Academy (CTA). CTA is designed to develop and implement specialized training programs for corporations and individuals. CTA offers customized training and modules for a range of different clients over the Internet (CTA-Web) or through classroom style training.

Selling Security & Securing Quality
Mr. Nils Welin came to the U.S. at the height of the dot com bubble. What followed were “hard times for marketing experts”, Welin says, explaining why he secured his personal business by turning to the business of security.