Security for Holy Places is the first comprehensive security guide for religious associations and organizations.

 

While focused on houses of worship (and schools and centers connected to them), the guide  also provides important information on securing religious summer camps and its guidance can be used for any faith-based organization, senior center, day care, or school.

 

The book includes chapters on:

 

  • overall threat 

  • types of weapons uses by intruders 

  • perimeter and inside security

  • where to get professional help 

  • how to build a security plan

  • what to know when hiring guards

  • armed versus unarmed guards & volunteers

  • gun laws

  • mental health issues

  • how to use volunteers effectively to strengthen security 

  • information on technology that can strengthen the protection of holy places and their immediate surroundings

  • security for day and overnight camps

  • guidance on how to organize security committees to strengthen security

  • checklists for congregations and camps to use immediately