House of Worship Security Training
July 30, 2019 Ron Gilkey House of Worship Security Training
One of the first steps toward protecting your congregation is identifying the need, creating a plan and implementing it. House of Worship Security.
To protect and serve, or just serve
Maybe you already have a safety / security team of volunteers in place, but who trained them? Not every church has active or retired Law Enforcement officers at their disposal. Therefore, they find themselves relying on the concerned “Concealed Carry card-holders”. The issue comes when you start looking at what training they’ve had, if any, to defend the congregation. These team members may need to make split-second decisions with many lives on the line. Having a plan in place, recruiting the right people and properly training them is critical to minimizing the casualties. Are you considering starting a safety / security team at your church, or refining your existing team’s processes? If so, let us help guide you on your journey and provide you with the training needed to keep your ministry safe.
The nuts and bolts
The Sheepdog Project, LLc (TSP) offers professional insight into identifying the security risks and needs of your House of Worship. We will begin with the nationally recognized FEMA Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process. THIRA provides a comprehensive, consistent approach for identifying and assessing risks and associated impacts. The results of this assessment will be provided with recommended steps for creating (or modifying) your personalized Emergency Operation Plans (EOP).
Once you have your EOP established, TSP will provide your security team with the quality training they need. As a result, they will provide the safety your congregation has come to expect at your worship services.
The decision is yours
If you share the same concerns as many other ministries across the nation, please call us. The initial consultation is free and we will work with you to formulate a training package that will be tailored to suit your needs.