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BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee Meeting Notes for February 15, 2022

Titan Security is a proud participant in the leadership of the BOMA/Chicago Preparedness Committee, dedicated to the safety of high rise commercial structures in the City of Chicago. Minutes from the most recent monthly meeting of the group on February 15, 2022 are shared below.

  • Hosted by Erin Belknap (Sterling Bay), Tom Henkey (Titan Security), and Ron Tabaczynski (BOMA)
  • Department of Homeland Security / Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS/CISA) presented on the growing threat from foreign hackers given Russia-Ukraine tensions; noted CISA “Shields Up” cyber resources
  • COVID update: the statewide mask mandate in Illinois is expected to conclude at the end of February; City of Chicago is reviewing, and may lag slightly behind
  • The Chicago Police Department Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is available to tour BOMA member buildings and meet with key staff; specific contact information for the unit will be shared with committee members shortly
  • The Chicago Police Department carjacking task force is continuing investigations and arrests citywide; a related safety flyer was shared with committee members
  • Chicago Public Private Task Force (CPPTF) subcommittee have several relevant projects ongoing, including FIMS/CP3 database, emergency credentialing, camera sharing initiative
  • Public-sector safety reports included:
    • Chicago Police Department District 1: criminal reports and arrests each up YTD; St. Patrick’s Day dyeing of the river on 03/12 will extend slightly west, parade to follow on Columbus Drive
    • Chicago Police Department District 18: criminal reports and arrests each up YTD; Cook County Sheriff’s Police assisting in deterrent patrols
    • Office of Emergency Management and Communications: New representative to committee is pending
  • BOMA Diversity Committee is sponsoring a financial literacy course free to BOMA affiliate members including security and cleaning personnel
  • A committee member survey will be deployed to determine interest in resuming hybrid or in-person meetings in March or April


BOMA/Chicago is a trade association that has represented the interests of the Chicago office building industry since 1902. Membership includes approximately 240 commercial office, institutional and public buildings and about 170 companies that provide commercial building services to support operational excellence. BOMA/Chicago members constitute approximately 80 percent of all rentable office space and more than 98 percent of rentable space in Class A buildings downtown.

About Titan Security Group

Titan launched in 1994 with a vision for a better way to provide security services to the Chicagoland community. Today, Titan is one of the largest security companies in North America, scheduling approximately 80,000 hours per week, employing more than 2,000 security staff, and have enjoyed over twenty-eight consecutive years of successfully serving our clients across a wide range of industries. Titan delivers results to clients through flexible, customized security solutions, and superior customer service. The Titan approach combines traditional security staffing with electronic security systems to provide integrated and efficient, customized security solutions from a single source.

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