News of the church shootings at Sutherland Springs, Texas offers another sad commentary on risks and vulnerabilities for houses of worship. Church administrators and security leaders should take seriously the known and potential threats in our communities. Prevention-based strategies should be implemented to protect life, secure property, and maintain productive environments. Read more… https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/texas-church-shootinged to
Fraud schemes continue to target senior citizens in the U.S. and abroad. Independent seniors should consult with family members, close friends, and their attorney before entering into financial transactions with unknown persons, vendors, and companies. Don’t become a victim of crime, and remember the old adage, “if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is”. Read more…https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-fraud-schemes/seniors
Another indication that houses of worship are not immune from those who seek to harm others, which could include visitors, members, and staff at your facility. Read more details about this tragedy at a church’s Easter extravaganza in Birmingham, AL …http://nypost.com/2017/04/16/three-teens-and-an-infant-shot-at-churchs-easter-carnival/
In today’s world, you need to exercise due diligence, described as reasonable care taken to prevent harm to persons and property when planning for worship services, weekly activities, and special events. Due diligence should include a comprehensive security plan that identifies potential risks, threats, and vulnerabilities at your house of worship; security countermeasures to prevent or mitigate said risks, threats and vulnerabilities, and crisis management procedures to manage the fallout and/or consequences of manmade or natural disasters.
The Jones Group of Delaware is equipped to assist your house of worship, company or institution with the design and development of a comprehensive security plan that meets your needs, capabilities, and budget. Give us a call to learn more about our range of services, and to schedule a free consultation at your location.