Showing posts from November, 2017

Officers Providing Security for Faith-based venues / House of worship, Churches, Temples or Synagogue

The shooting at  First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs   continues to shock the nation. As stories of the victims begin to filter out into the news, our heartbreak is compounded by the contrast between their faith and the violence, hate, and cowardice of the act.  Sunday's shooting at a Texas church underscored the need for security and vigilance even in houses or worship, a task that congregations across the nation  have been taking seriously already .  Such efforts seem the best hope for countering the long history of violence in the pews. The Center for Homicide Research found    137 shootings in Christian  churches between 1980 and 2005. Among those are the June 2015 killings at   Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina; a 2012 shooting at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee and civil rights-era church violence such as the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama. freedoms.” T oday not only in TEXAS but state acros

Home Security Tips for the Holiday Season

Home Security Tips for the Holiday Season With it being the holiday season, many people have travel plans that leave your home open to burglaries while you’re gone.  There’s nothing worse than coming back from a family vacation, being tired and ready to go to sleep, to find that your house was burglarized while you were out.  While you’re gone, rest assured that your home is safe, and will be safe and untouched when you get back home.  Burglaries are always on the rise in the holiday season, don’t let your home be one of those. 1. Lock all of your doors and Windows Before you leave, do a full circle of your home to make sure that every door and window is secure.  Many people just make sure that they lock their front door before they leave, this isn’t good enough.  Do a complete walk-through and think like a burglar.  Do you have a window heating or air conditioning unit that a burglar could push in?  Take that out before you leave.  Check second floor windows and

A Customized Solution to Provide Security for Faith-based venues / House of worship, Churches, Temples or Synagogue

A Customized Solution to Provide Security for Faith-based venues / House of worship, Churches, Temples or Synagogue  Across the United States (and Maryland), Americans congregate in faith-based venues to worship, learn, play, and bond as a community. However, public gatherings are vulnerable, and adversaries may perceive houses of worship as attractive targets  where they (Active Shooters) can inflict mass casualties, cause substantial psychological impacts, and draw extensive media coverage. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers numerous resources to assist faith-based and community organizations with their efforts to prepare for all types of hazards, whether natural or man-made. Technical assistance is provided through presentations, workshops, training, webinars, tabletop exercises, and training. In coordination with interagency partners, the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) established a webs