Security Training

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Saturday, September 17, 2022
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New Jerusalem M.B. Church
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Time (light breakfast and lunch):
9am – 11pm :: Break :: 12noon – 2pm
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Register online using the form below.

In June of 2022, the United States Department of Homeland Security issued a warning about impending heightened violence against houses of worship and several other entities. There have been attacks and there will continue to be attacks in and against these sacred spaces. As a result, it is important that as members of NJMBC, we are knowledgeable and aware of what to do in the event that something of this nature occurs.

Saturday, September 17, 2022, Laura Fosselman of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security will conduct 2 training sessions in the NJMBC Sanctuary for any who wish to attend. The sessions will be from 9-11 and 12-2. Information about both sessions is below:

  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) seeks to educate individuals on how to increase their survivability. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options, medical issues, and drills.  MOHS has actively been reaching out to churches, schools and businesses.
  • MOHS launched a curriculum for Church Safety and Security Planning in November of 2017.  The class’s main objective is to assist with developing a Total Security Concept.
    To include:
    Why does your church need Security? Have you assessed your existing Security?” Basic physical assessment — Basic procedural assessment? How does the Church Protection Act, MS Code 45-9-171 apply?  What other laws do you need to be aware of? Developing Sound Security Practices?  Training?