Safeguarding Houses of Worship

Safeguarding houses of worship. The Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC) has compiled a list of resources to help law enforcement agencies and houses of worship prepare for natural and man-made disasters.
 Recent catastrophic events, such as the church shooting in Texas and the hurricanes affecting multiple states, only serve to reinforce the need for emergency planning within every segment of the population. These resources represent a wide variety of viewpoints and roles as they were developed by very different entities including federal agencies, legal libraries, churches and religious organizations, universities, insurance companies and law enforcement associations. This variety provides a broader scope, enabling better
preparedness planning. Resources include:
  •  Active shooter table top training for faith-based organizations.
  • Emergency management planning guides.
  • Programs on preventing crime.
  • Counter terrorism protective security advice.
In addition, the National Institute of Justice created an app to help law enforcement
and houses of worship work through preparedness activities together. Instructions
for accessing the free app are at the top of the JTIC site.
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