Tonight is the final night of the three presentations from the Texarkana Texas Police Departments focusing on Church security. The first night saw 160+ participants, more than 300 on Tuesday night and more than 500 local clergy members, and residents are expected for tonight’s presentation.
This program is very comprehensive on the biggest threats to churches and events today. Taking even the most recent lessons learned from recent tragedies, and the most effective ways to defend yourself and others in active shooter scenarios.
From TTPD Press Release:
The Texarkana Texas Police Department is offering a two-hour course on church security and responding to active shooters at 6:00 p.m. on November 30, 2017. It will be held at the Texarkana Texas Convention Center on Cowhorn Creek. The course is provided at no cost and open to any interested church and congregation members in the region.
The course topics will include:
- Understanding the role and function of a Church Safety Team.
- Guidance on organizing and developing a Church Safety Team.
- Response to an active shooter and other threats.
- How to organize and position security personnel.
- Verbal and non-verbal communication from the pulpit.
Chief Dan Shiner said, “We are pleased to be able to offer this service to our community’s churches. While none of us want to think that something like the horrific events that we saw in Sutherland Springs would ever happen here, we must all be prepared nonetheless. I encourage every church in the area to bring a group to hear this very important information.”
Upon completing the course, participants may request a complimentary on-site security vulnerability assessment of their church facilities.