FCSO Offers Security Checks For Places Of Worship In Flagler County

By on November 9, 2017 in WNDB News

Flagler County, FL – In the wake of the deadly mass shooting that occurred at a Texas church on Sunday, Flagler County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) is offering security checks for Flagler County places of worship.

According to FCSO, the Domestic Homeland Security Unit and the Sheriff’s Office will conduct on-site security surveys of the County’s places of worship in order to determine the facilities’ security risks and make recommendations to improve the overall security of the facilities.

The Sheriff’s Office says that places of worship are particularly vulnerable to security risks if they are not prepared because they are welcoming in nature, open to the public, and meet at regularly scheduled times. All facilities are urged to have lock-down and evacuation procedures in place, and all staff and volunteers should be trained in case of an emergency situation.

“Pastors and faith-based leaders have a responsibility to protect their congregation,” says Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly. “Unfortunately, there is no single answer to prevent a violent crime or traumatic incident, so it is important that all organizations are prepared to respond to whatever happens in or around their establishment. Develop an emergency response plan today, and let us help you.”

Faith-based leaders should call the Sheriff’s Domestic Homeland Security Director Randy Stroud at 386-586-4837 or send an email to RStroud@flaglersheriff.com to schedule a security check.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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