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. 

Image result for 137 shootings in Christian churchesSunday'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 alreadySuch 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.”

Today not only in TEXAS but state across the country and in Maryland, Security is a priority. A member of the Baltimore Interfaith Coalition stated “It’s tragic to think that this anger, this violence, is now invading our sacred spaces, the places where we try to foster peace and reflection, especially in a country that espouses religious freedom,” he says. “But this is clearly a fact of life now. We must think about security over and against our
Consider “visible deterrence.”
A common theme among church security experts is the proactive effect of having security visible to both the congregation and potential attackers. One professional called this “visible deterrence.” It’s the idea that attackers often look for ‘soft’ or easy targets while they will be frightened off by even the potential for pushback. Rather than having security hidden or blended into the people, an open presence amongst the people can both reassure and protect.

Weather its a prayer meeting, Bible Study, choir rehearsal, religious conference or everyday sunday worship. As leader of a Church, Faith-based venues / House of worship, Churches, Temples or Synagogue you have a responsibility to ensure your members safety and their wellbeing.
By providing a professional service to fill this gap is necessary and mandatory.  Simply by a having  Patrol Units/security vehicles and/or officers outside in the parking lot to establish a clear presence among the arriving congregants.
This is good advice, but I understand that some people will worry that this “visible deterrence” could actually deter honest people from church. In actuality, your members will be reassured that their safety has been taken into concern. There is a real need for security and at the same time a
duty to welcome all kinds of people to church. You need Security professionals who are trained effectively scanning and identifying threats.  
PATROL-911 will provide you with certified, licensed, insured, Officers. Each Security Professional has been screened to the standards of the Maryland State Police Licensing and/or United States Government Secret Clearance Program. Our Officer are retired and current Law enforcement agents, Consisting of Military, Sheriff’s Deputies, Special Police, Local County, State, and Municipal Police and Public Safety Officers.

What is a PATROL?
By design, a mobile patrol service is highly visible. PATROL-911's vehicles are high profile and distinctive in appearance. Our Enforcement Units are well-marked and most are equipped with a light-bar on the roof. This high visibility maximizes the deterrent effect. Our patrol division has expanded rapidly due to the popularity of these services and the practicality of this type of security. The basic components of our mobile roving patrol are highly visible vehicles and well-trained experienced patrol officers. Every vehicle that is in our fleet has been custom designed to fit the “PATROL-911's Law Enforcement look. While on patrol, each officer checks doors, windows, fencing and the general conditions of the property relating to security aspects. If the officers were to find a problem with an account, they would radio into our 24-hour dispatch center and report their findings to the dispatcher.
PATROL-911's Services Include:
Parking Lot Patrol Services
Apartment Complex Patrols
Interior Building Checks
Exterior Building Checks
Lock & Unlock Services
Bank Drops
Alarm Response
Verified & Documented
File on view Warrants for Criminal Charges
Investigative Reports
incident and accident Reports
Photograph Property damages
Document and Report Vandalism
Issue Trespass Warnings
Enforce Parking Regulations
PATROL-911 will provide you with documentation via electronic verification of all security activity that takes place at your business or facility. Our Patrol Officers are required to file a written Incident Report and submit it for any activity outside the normal scope of business. For our clients and other alarm companies, we can immediately dispatch an Officer in a marked patrol car to investigate the source of the alarm, contact the local police, if needed, contact our client with the results, and secure the building on behalf of the client. This service eliminates the necessity of client response and greatly reduces the clients’ liability in having an employee respond. Best of all, we can offer this service at a very minimal monthly fee. PATROL-911 Mobile patrol services are an effective way for any business that needs for Custom Enforcement Security services, while effectively reducing their cost of providing a safe and secure environment.
Having church security Officer and church parking lot Patrol Units  on duty ensures that your place of worship takes its congregation’s safety seriously and that, while serving as a spiritual haven, you are not blind to the ways of the world. Some areas simply require greater safety and security measures, churches included, and that means having church parking lot security guards.
Why Your Church Parking Lot Needs aSecurity Patrol 
Just like an office building, shopping mall, or movie theatre with large and heavily populated parking garages, a church parking lot is ripe for the picking for determined crooks. A church parking lot is one of the easiest places to target because the busy times are posted right there on the sign in front of the church for all the community to see.
Criminals know that for a concentrated period of time every day or week, the parking lot will be full of cars but empty of people, and the vehicles’ owners will be occupied with services inside the church buildings. This window of opportunity is often taken advantage of, giving thieves important knowledge about how much time they have to complete the theft or act they’re planning.
Maryland Community members have choices about which church they wish to frequent. Religious institutions located in an area with a bad reputation or a history of theft or violence are less likely to be visited. Important sources of income for a church can also be lost if it is thought that a parking lot is unsafe. Brides and grooms will be less likely to host their wedding or reception on your premises if they worry about the safety and security of their guests. Once-popular church events will lose their appeal if they are located in an area that is not constantly watched and regularly patrolled. Parishioners may opt to avoid any night services if they fear for their safety in the dark


We are Officers Providing Security for Faith-based venues / House of worship, Churches, Temples or Synagogue
SERVING MARYLAND and other mid Atlantic areas- (267) 772-8765 Call or text (267) 7-PATROL Maryland Specialized Patrol (MSP) Patrol Units for Hire


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