The S2 Institute Church Security Planning Workshop is a one-day seminar designed to educate leaders about effective security and emergency readiness measures for reducing risk of active shooter violence in houses of worship. In this program, security consultant Craig Gundry presents a comprehensive risk management strategy specifically designed to address the unique challenges of protecting church congregations while promoting an atmosphere conducive to worship and spiritual celebration.
To assist church officials in assessing their current security measures and identifying potential options for improvement, a series of self-assessment exercises are conducted through the course of the program.
The protective measures and emergency preparations explored during the Church Security Planning Workshop reflect state-of-the-art practices in church security and lessons learned from previous attacks against houses of worship. Emphasis in this program is placed on common problems encountered by churches and practical solutions based on the instructor’s extensive experience working with houses of worship and similar facilities around the world.
Summary of topics include:
Dynamics of Active Shooter Violence in Churches • Security Risk Management Strategy • Suspicious Activity Recognition and Reporting • Psychology of Targeted Violence • Threat Assessment and Church Security • Physical Security and Houses of Worship • Church Security Team Planning • Emergency Response Planning and Preparation