Public Announcements

ASIS Young Professional Liaison

ASIS Rochester is seeking an individual to be the Young Professional (YP) Liaison for the chapter. This role is needed to help ensure that the benefits, collaborations and opportunities available through ASIS are communicated to new entrants in the security profession. This person will interface with the Regional Young Professional Council and the ASIS Rochester board. 

The Young Professional Liaison should be a young professional, defined as under 40 or less than 5 years of experience in the security industry. The role is intended to lead outreach to local universities, engage new members, help foster a local chapter mentorship program, support student members, and promote credential achievement for YP's such as the APP.

This is a great opportunity to be involved in the Chapter and expand your network of security professionals.

If you are interested, contact Bob Lukaciewicz ([email protected]).


Chapter Elections for 2020

ASIS Rochester will hold elections for Chapter Officers at the December meeting (Thursday, Dec 5). Officers typically serve a one or two-year term. Becoming a chapter officer is a great opportunity to meet and work with colleagues in the Security Management profession and enhance your leadership and professional skills.

Job descriptions for each of the officer positions can be found on our About Us page:

At the beginning of 2019, the Chapter engaged in a management tool (Star Chapter) that has simplified much of the operational work of the officers.

If you are interested in any of the chapter officer positions, please contact Chapter Chairperson, Bob Lukasiewicz at [email protected] or [email protected] 

Bob or any of the current officers can provide more information (no commitment assumed by asking for more information). 

Scholarship Award to Angelo Caruso

Congratulations to Angelo Caruso of ESL as the ASIS Rochester recipient of the 2019 CPP/PSP Scholarship!   

This scholarship is provided through the ASIS International Foundation to encourage candidates to study for and attain CPP or PSP certification.

Good luck Angelo in preparing for and achieving certification.

Crime Stoppers Announce First Responder Scholarships at MCC


Rochester, New York, September 4, 2019: Applications are being accepted at Monroe Community College for the Rochester Area Crime Stoppers $1000 First Responders Scholarship. Full-time students enrolled in Law and Criminal Justice; Fire Protection Technology; or Emergency Services Training are eligible to apply. The $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in each of the three disciplines. 

A selection committee comprised of Crime Stoppers board members and Monroe Community College professors will select the award recipients in each discipline. 

This is the third year that the scholarship is being offered through a partnership with the Monroe Community College Foundation. 

“The generous support from the MCC Foundation allows us to offer a unique and much-needed award,” said Paul Hawkins, Crime Stoppers Chairperson.  “It is a true First Responders Scholarship in that it covers all three disciplines -- police, fire and EMT-- the first of its kind at the college.”

Application deadline is October 31, 2019.  Interested students are encouraged to apply on-line at or contact their Monroe Community College advisor or professor.

Proceeds from the ASIS Rochester Golf Tournament helped to sponsor these scholarships.


Successful Golf Tournament Raises $2,500 for Crime Stoppers Scholarship Fund

Golfers and guests enjoyed a beautiful day at Mill Creek Golf Club, including a fantastic meal after golf and the awarding on many prizes. Most importantly, $2,500 was raised for the Crime Stoppers Scholarship Fund.


Two teams tied with a winning score of 63 (-8). The team of Siegelman, Stanberry, Mulhern and Barbeau edged out the team of Parker, Velencort, Aldridge and Wiesner on the first tie breaker hole.

Thanks to all the golfers and guests who participated in the event as well as our prize and corporate sponsors.

  • Axis Communications
  • Capstone IT
  • Crime Stoppers
  • Doyle Security Systems
  • ESL Federal Credit Union
  • FrontRunner Network Systems
  • Genetec
  • Octeum (a DD2 Company)
  • Rochester Brain and Spine Group PLLC
  • Securitas
  • Technical Systems Group (TSG Security)
  • Wegmans



And a special thanks goes to our event organizers: Joe Giorgione (Event Chair), Laurie Schreib, Barb Wood, Bob Lusaciewicz, Angelo Caruso, and Paul Hawkins & Joyce Palumbo of Crime Stoppers.

Osmanovic Attains CPP

ASIS Rochester congratulates Adem Osmanovic on achieving Certified Protection Professional (CPP) certification.


Adem is the Director of Security at The Strong National Museum of Play. Adem received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY Oswego. His 10 years of experience include the following roles in addition to his current position:

  • Assistant Director of Security at Destiny USA
  • Public Safety Officer, Dispatcher and Sergeant at SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • 2 years of multi-store loss prevention experience

Adem is a NYS Security Guard Instructor and American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Instructor.

Adem offers the following advice to those contemplating and preparing for CPP Certification “Studying will help but you should rely on your experience and knowledge. If you are at the point in your career that you are considering taking the exam, you are probably ready. Brush up on a few things you don't deal with daily (using CPP FLASHCARDS) and the knowledge you have gathered over the years should do the rest....  JUST DO IT.”

Next time you see Adem, give him a “high 5” for this great achievement.