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Discussion in 'Strategies, Tactics and Training' started by jeepnik, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. hdwhit
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    hdwhit Member

    Nov 16, 2015
    Frisco, TX
    Thank you. Those are all worthy of study.

    When a local police detective, a patrol officer from a different department, a retired FBI agent and myself put together security plans for the church we attended at the time that are now in use in several churches in the DFW area, the main thing we had to be concerned with was not an active shooter, but custodial interference/child abductions and ensuring our nursery/children's workers were never left alone with a child (for their own protection as well as the child's).

    In the end, we trained and rehearsed for everything from parking lot vandalism to a lost child to an active shooter and everything in between.
  2. jeepnik
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    jeepnik Member

    Sep 25, 2011
    Feel fortunate that you thought ahead regarding the children and their safety. For a very long time the church (in a larger sense) that I belong to refused to accept that the biggest threat wasn't from outside, but from the clergy themselves. Rules regarding minors and adults, both lay staff and clergy are now pretty much set in stone.

    But that did nothing regarding the physical security from the threats mentioned above. The church is still relying on relatively untrained adults to protect the kids for other physical threats. I like the ladies that take care of the kids. But, even though mommies have one heck of a reputation for protecting their own, these ladies aren't trained in physical resistance.

    It a process, in our case a very slow one because of Papal glaciality.
  3. If1HitU

    If1HitU Member

    Oct 22, 2014
    L/ville Ky.
    I sit close to the back an in a end seat on either side.

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