2017 May Speaker – Ret. Colonel Tim Fitch – Emerson

Chief Tim Fitch St. Louis Co PD

Public -Private Partnership between Security and Law Enforcement


  This Month we rejoin with a good friend of ASIS.  We welcome Tim Fitch, former Chief of Police – St. Louis County PD.

 America’s Need for Security.  Now and into the future.

Chief Fitch retired from active law enforcement on January 31, 2014 after completing a 34-year police career.  31 years of his career was with the St. Louis County Police Department, with the last five years serving as the Chief of Police.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Truman State University and a Master of Management degree from Fontbonne University.  Chief Fitch is currently working in the private sector as the Manager of Global Security for Emerson in St. Louis, as well being the owner of The Fitch Group, LLC, a public safety consulting business.

Chief Fitch serves on the Board of Directors for the USO at St. Louis-Lambert Airport, SSM St. Clare Hospital, Fontbonne University and the Fraternal Order of Police Shield of Hope Foundation.  Chief Fitch is the law enforcement representative on the Child Safety Review Board for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.  He is a Commissioner appointed by the St. Louis County Executive to the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission.

Chief Fitch has been married for more than 30 years to his wife Ruth, who is a R.N. for General Electric’s Healthcare Division.  They have two children, Sarah and Ryan, who are both married.  Tim and Ruth are expecting their first grandchild in June 2017.

2017 April Speaker(s) – Fusion Center Operations

Suspicious Activity Reporting and Using Available Resources to Increase Protections at Your Facility

St. Louis Fusion CenterPresented by: Sgt. Bill Roche – Director of the St. Louis Region Fusion Center/St. Louis County Police Department – Office of the Chief of Police/Intelligence Unit

What is the St. Louis Fusion Center: Terrorism Early Warning Group, and why it is needed?

The St. Louis Fusion Center: Terrorism Early Warning Group is a public safety partnership consisting of law enforcement, fire/emergency medical, public health, and emergency management agencies, and private sector areas that could be a target of terrorism.  As a regional intelligence fusion center, it provides a multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary approach to the collection, analysis and dissemination of information used to detect, defend against, or respond to acts of terrorism. Additionally, the St. Louis Fusion Center works with government and private organizations to identify and protect the region’s critical infrastructure and key resources through the implementation of the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP).  This public/private partnership is committed to sharing and protecting information in order to enhance the near and long term preparedness capabilities of the St. Louis area.

Intelligence and information sharing are the cornerstones of terrorism detection and prevention, and regional intelligence capabilities are essential to this effort.  The concept of the fusion center evolved to address the need for a more complete regional intelligence picture.  The St. Louis Fusion Center functions as a conduit for responsible communication between federal, state and local public safety agencies, as well as concerned private sector entities.

The St. Louis Fusion Center: Terrorism Early Warning Group (formerly the St. Louis Terrorism Early Warning Group)

ST. Louis Region TEW Map

2017 March Speaker(s) – Video Surveillance Security Technology Panel

Professional Presentation

This month, we will be featuring an educational opportunity to learn about the growing Video Surveillance technology sector of security services. ASIS-St. Louis Chapter will present a diverse panel of speakers that start with “Subject Matter Experts” that will describe current Video technology, followed by an Architect/Engineering related review and then wrapped up with an “End-User” presentation describing how Video Technology is working for them.

Speaker’s Bio’s

Video Surveillance Subject Matter Experts

Thomas Geders, RCDD

Tom is the Vice President for Thomas L. Dowell & Associates, a multi-line manufacturer’s rep firm. He has been in the security industry for over 14 years. Tom earned his RDCC designation in 1996 and currently serves on the BICSI Education Advisory Council. Tom has been a member of the ASIS International-St. Louis Chapter since 10/07/2010.

Kyle Reinoehl, CPP, PSP

Kyle is the Regional Sales Manager-Plains Region with AXIS Communications, a global security product manufacturer. He has been in the physical security industry for over 20 years. Kyle earned his PSP designation in 2013 and his CPP designation in 2016. Kyle has been an active member of the ASIS International-Kansas City Chapter since 01/31/2013.

Architects & Engineers

Vince Aragon, CPP, PSP

Vince is a Senior Physical Security Specialist for Burns & McDonnell, an engineering firm. He has been with Burns & McDonnell for over 10 years and in the physical security industry for over 24 years. His clients are from public and private sectors, Industrial, Critical Infrastructure and DOD Government Agencies. His responsibilities include conducting vulnerability assessments, developing policies and creating standards and guidelines. He has working knowledge of the state of the art technologies of video surveillance, access control and intrusion detection systems. Vince has been an active member of the ASIS International-St. Louis Chapter since 01/15/2004.

Nick Wnuk, RCDD, PMP, MBA

Nick is a Senior Technology Engineer for KJWW Engineering Consultants. He has been in the physical security industry for over 30 years. His responsibilities include design and consulting of structured cabling, audio/visual, paging, physical security and other low voltage systems for the Industrial, K-12, Healthcare, Higher Education and Government Sector. Nick has been an active member of the ASIS International-St. Louis Chapter since 05/08/2006.


Dwayne K. Cooney, AET, VSST, LCP

Dwayne is the Security Systems Administrator for Monsanto Global Security. He has 18 years’ experience as a technician and technical trainer previously working with AT&T, Federal Protection, Tech Electronics, and Monsanto. He joined Monsanto Global Security in 2013 to oversee projects, administration, service and training of Monsanto’s enterprise access control, CCTV, intrusions, and other physical security technology. Dwayne is a certified Lenel Professional and is NICET certified in Video Security & Fire Systems. Dwayne has been a member of the ASIS International-St. Louis Chapter since 07/24/2013.

Gregory N. Smith, CPP

Greg is the Security Operations Manager with Monsanto Global Security. Prior to his employment at Monsanto, Greg has worked for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis County Police Department and the U.S. Department of Defense. Greg has been a member of the ASIS International-St. Louis Chapter since 12/09/2013.

Randal W. Jett

Randal is the Senior Manager, Security Systems with Corporate Security & Safety with Express-Scripts. Randal has been with Express-Scripts since 2007. He was with MasterCard International from 2000 – 2007. He is also a U.S. Army Veteran. Randal has been a member of the ASIS International-St. Louis Chapter since 08/20/2002.