Emergency Preparedness

Chicago Public Private Task Force (CPPTF) Meeting Summary – March 10, 2022

Titan Security was pleased to attend the monthly meeting of the Chicago Public-Private Task Force (CPPTF) on the morning of Thursday, March 10, helping to represent the cultural properties and commercial high-rise sectors. The group, co-chaired by the Office of Emergency Management and Communications and ChicagoFIRST, brings together organizations and associations from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to address common concerns.

  • Presented via Microsoft Teams with approximately 20 attendees, and hosted by Steve Caluris (ChicagoFIRST) and Anna Statham (OEMC)
  • Public agencies in attendance included: Department of Buildings, Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), Chicago Police Department 1st District (CPD1), Chicago Police Department 12th District (CPD12), CPIC fusion center, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (DHS/CISA), Federal Executive Board (FEB), Office of Emergency Management and Communication (OEMC)
    • DHS/CISA: DHS and FBI making outreach to retail and wholesale outlets for explosive percussors 
    • CPD1: overall criminal activity remains elevated; arrests are also up; vandalism an issue along Wcker/Lower Wacker; St. Patrick’s Parade on 03/12
    • CPD12: overall criminal activity remains elevated; arrests are also up; crime stats down for the month; Ukrainian demonstrations continue
    • OEMC: special event season underway; new Latin music festival at Grant Park on Memorial Day weekend; monitoring Ukrainian demonstrations
  • Special presentation summaries included:
    • Special Events: multiple St. Pat’s parades on 03/12 and 03/13; Shamrock Shuffle run on 03/20; Major League Baseball season openers are delayed
    • CPIC Intel Brief: no credible current threats to Chicago; See Something Say Something reminder for special events; reviewed 03/07 suspicious package incident at Ogilvie Station
    • DHS/CISA: cyber threats escalated due to Ukraine conflict; promoted Shields Up portal at https://www.cisa.gov/shields-up
    • OEMC: “Transportation Disruption Mitigation Plan” recently developed, with exercise last week; recent examples include “Freedom Convoy” on Canadian border and local pro-Ukrainian car caravan; full plan minimizes or mitigates impacts to critical transportation
  • CPPTF subcommittees provided brief updates on topics including FIMS/CP3 database, credentialing, task force membership, etc.
  • The next task force meeting will be on the morning of Thursday, April 14 and may be remote or hybrid

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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-seven 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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