OCPA Training: Security Training for Places of Worship
6 January 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
We are now at capacity for this event. If you would like to attend, please email Alisa Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on a waitlist.
FREE FOR SYNAGOGUE MEMBERS
RSVP is required with your first and last name and your synagogue affiliation. Kosher lunch will be served.
Who should attend?
Security Committee Members
Houses of Worship can be extremely vulnerable to active shooter attacks because of their location, population, and open door mentality. There are certain steps the leadership team can take to minimize the risk of being involved in an active shooter incident and this training will not only cover those steps, but will also cover best practices to survive these types of incidents.
OTHER CRIMES IN PLACES OF WORSHIP
In addition to active shooter incidents, there is a growing number of property crimes being committed against Houses of Worship, especially theft of funds, burglary, arson, and vandalism. Even more disturbing, House of Worship members and staff are just as vulnerable to occurrences of personal and physical abuse as any other location. Those intent on victimizing the vulnerable know that the forgiving culture and easy access environment of the House of Worship can inadvertently foster an opportune place to strike. House of Worship leaders have the responsibility to conscientiously screen candidates, set boundaries, maintain an atmosphere of ethical behavior, and sustain a safe overall environment that is a hallmark of the House of Worship as a place of refuge and peace.
Our presentation will cover topics to educate members, staff, leadership, and clergy on how to protect people and property; preventing accidents, injury, and neglect, safeguarding against loss from crime and theft of funds, protecting members and staff from abuse, liability, false claims, and lawsuits. Protection of those entrusted to your care is a key element of a House of Worship. Taking these additional, proactive steps will especially demonstrate your care and concern for the members, staff, and guests in your facility.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE:
Youth Safety and Programs
Electronic, Data Security
Sponsored by Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton
In coordination with the Security Committee for Jewish Dayton, supporting the Houses of Worship in our community.