DeLand PD To Discuss Church Security Concerns With Area Religious Leaders

By on January 25, 2018 in WNDB News

DeLand, FL – Religious leaders in the DeLand area are encouraged to attend a seminar hosted by the DeLand Police Department regarding security measures they can take to ensure the safety of their churches and congregations.

From 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Saturday, February 17, DeLand police will offer training on how to keep places of worship safe. The seminar will be held at First United Methodist Church of DeLand, located at 115 E. Howry Ave.

Police will discuss the security concerns that affect churches and other faith-based organizations. Topics will include the roles of ushers, greeters, and first line response teams in the event of a shooting. Police will also explain how to respond to an active shooter situation and how to complete regular security assessments.

“Unfortunately in recent years, places of worship have become a target,” said DeLand Police Chief Jason Umberger. “Our hope is we can provide information to faith-based leaders to make their facilities more secure.”

If you wish to attend, you are asked to contact Officer Rod Hancock at 386-626-7467 or via email at Lunch will be provided at the seminar.

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