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Church Security/Safety Training Courses
Are you looking for training for your church security team, church
greeters, church ushers or parking attendants? We have several
training courses that can be customized with various timelines
and training objectives suitable for church demographics and desired
capabilities. When selecting training for your church’s
volunteer and paid personnel that serve in one of these above
capacities you should ask the following questions:
this training be covered by our existing insurance provider?
guidelines does the church’s insurance provider require
for the training capability that is desired?
the training provided a suitable solution for a church worship
the training be conducted on the evenings or weekends for church’s
that have volunteer personnel who cannot attend during the week
and during the day?
The decision for any organization to provide a professional capability
for emergency medical or security response is made primarily for
the following reasons:
of incident that could occur
The likelihood of an incident occurring within your church congregation.
In other words because of the likelihood that member(s) of visitor(s)
could experience a medical emergency or security emergency.
Additionally these decisions are made based on protecting church
investments of real assets in regards to physical security as
of the incident once it does occur
What the impact or result of the incident that we are trying
to either prevent or immediately mitigate once it does occur.
In other words although the likelihood of a church shooting
occurring during a church service is very unlikely based on
the statistics, but we choose to prepare for this UN-likely
event in hopes of preventing it before it occurs OR responding
to the event very quickly and effectively if it does occur.
The reason we make this decision to prepare is because of the
tremendously negative impact it will have on the church membership,
individuals affected and the long lasting psychological impact
it will have on members and visitors.
your church is looking for training on any of the below topics
for security/safety staff as well as greeters, ushers, parking
attendants or others that may be called to take action in the
case it is needed please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
888-569-5444 and we can customize and quote your training package
so that it is suitable with your timeline and capability requirements
for your staff.
Management & Intruder Awareness/Response
This course will educate your church security, ushers, greeters
and parking attendants on recognizing behavioral pre-cursors
to suspicious behavior. Knowing the body language is many times
a PRIOR indicator to behavioral intentions or acts, an overview
of suspicious behavior or pre-cursors to watch for is reviewed.
Additionally this course provides strategies to DE-escalating
conflict from a verbal point of view and covers what phrases
and language to avoid to prevent conflict in a verbal nature
from escalating. Included with this course is an overview of
lockdown procedures for both “THREAT INSIDE” and
“THREAT OUTSIDE” lockdown of a church facility as
well as protocols for response for what to do when “lockdown
fails”. Practical exercises of all of the above can be
included and customized based on timeline availability as well.
& Control Conflict Resolution for Church Personnel
This course will provide your church security and usher staff
strategies, principles and techniques for obtaining physical
compliance for a wide variety of threats that a passive aggressive
or overtly aggressive attacker that may target church leadership,
staff or congregation members. Capabilities that can be included
within this course depending on timeline limitations can include;
soft hand empty hand techniques, escort and removal principles
and techniques, takedowns and restraint, edged weapon defense.
Lethal Taser Training Certification
This course is designed to meet both insurance and legal requirements
for effective Taser operation and deployment guidelines. This
course CANNOT be shorter than 2 days and is recommended for
those churches with a serious desire to have a very effective
“less than lethal” capability for their security
team. It includes education, drills and scenarios for proper
deployment based on strict guidelines.
This course is designed to provide a church security team with
capabilities related to protecting not only church leadership
but also the immediate family of church leadership as well.
The training will allow a church security team to evaluate whether
a pastoral protection aspect is needed through risk assessment
and will also assist them in determining whether or not the
protection is needed on a situational or seasonal basis. The
training provided includes both stationary worship protection
principles and mobile speaking/mission trip protection principles.
Preparedness & Response Training
Any organization that serves a group of people (large or small)
should have a planned capability for medical needs beyond basic
first aid for scratches, bumps and bruises. This need is particularly
important from both a “public relations” and “civil
liability” point of view as the size of the group served
increases and the seriousness of the medical need becomes more
critical. Anticipating that medical needs and emergencies will
occur and having a plan and training in place PRIOR to them
occurring is something that is highly recommended for these
reasons. Responsibly preparing in advance for anticipated medical
needs through obtaining training, equipment and establishing
a medical/safety response plan is something that is highly recommended.
“Just Calling 911” is a good example of NOT “responsibly
preparing” and NOT exercising good faith when making an
emergency medical preplan. This course will train your existing
medical professionals (paramedics, nurses, doctors, EMT’s,
etc.) that already attend your church on how to prepare and
equip a church medical ministry team.
Training & Certification
If you church does make the decision to have a lethal response
capability simply asking for volunteers that have a CCW permit
will expose your church as an organization to a significant
amount of liability and may even result in the church’s
insurance company refusing a claim or dropping your coverage.
CCW training is VERY minimal at best and is intended for an
individual to protect themselves or their immediate family/domicile.
Expecting success with CCW training only in a crowded, chaotic
environment is not at all realistic at best case scenario and
borderline reckless/negligent in worse case scenario. This course
is a 3-day course intended to provide the participant with a
significant skill set to operate a weapon with one or both hands,
preferred or non-preferred hand, standing, kneeling or modified
prone, shooting on the move both forwards, backwards and laterally.
The reason for this skill set that is presented is that represents
the “real world” reality of a lethal force engagement
and having these capabilities is a MUST if you expect a high
degree of probability of success.
Related Scenario Training
Once your security, usher, greeter and parking personnel have
received the foundational training for their respective service
assignments we can provide a wide variety of scenario based
training that allows them to practically demonstrate what they
have learned. Simply giving them training via a classroom or
in a situation that DOES NOT represent a realistic simulation
of the real thing is not enough. Allowing them to demonstrate
what they have learned while operating in a scenario that IS
a reasonable simulation of the real thing is recommended so
that they can practically demonstrate what they have learned
while their physiological sympathetic nervous system is activated
and they are having to adequately perform the tasks they have
learned while under duress and the influence of adrenaline.
These scenarios can be customized based on the capabilities
& assignment of the attendee and the time limitations of
the training evolution.
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