Church Security Training


A Partnership between local law enforcement and faith-based organizations

Historically Faith-Based Organizations have always been a safe haven and opened access areas for all who were in need of shelter and/or seeking spiritual comfort or other type of personal issues. These opened door shelters are considered to be safe from physical harm and solace for all. This comfort feeling was shattered after an event that happened at the First Baptist Church in Daingerfield Texas on Sunday, September 15 1963. On that fateful morning one individual who was a member of the church entered through the sanctuary door, yelling "this is war," and begin firing into the congregation. In a one minute spree he killed a seven year old girl, an adult woman and three adult men. This incident is still being re-lived by the survivors and is the first church shooting in the US. The latest incident of this type was carried out at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015. In this incident nine people were killed by one lone gunman. It is now that we must take a PROACTIVE APPROACH to insure that we are doing everything possible to curtail this and that other types of incidents do not happen in our churches in Tennessee. Statistics show that many churches in our State have little or no security training or security teams present on site during services or sponsored activities. This eight hour program is designed to educate and provide training to law enforcement and Faith-Based organizations. Some of the topics covered are;

  • HOW TO MAKE OUR FACILITY SAFE WITHOUT TURNING IT INTO A FORTRESS
  • STEPS TO TAKE IN FORMING SECURITY TEAMS
  • RECOGNIZE HIGH RISK AREAS IN THEIR ORGANIZATIONS
  • HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY
  • CONDUCTING A PHYSICAL SECURITY SURVEY
  • ESTABLISHING ACTION PLANS FOR EMERGENCIES
  • If you're interested in signing up for the course, you can find the registration form here