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Church Security and Safety Team Training

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Church shooting incidents are on the rise. Between 1980 and 2005, a 25 year period, according to the National Church Shooting Database, the total shooting incidents in the US were 137. Fortunately, most of those incidents resulted in no deaths. On the other hand, in the 9 year period between 2006 and 2016, the number of incidents at Christian churches was 147.

While the government and other agencies take care of why those shootings take place, let us help train you on how you can prevent deaths if an event of that nature takes place. We have built our Church Security and Safety Team Training program specifically for that purpose as well as other emergencies including weather or health related incidents. We can help your team with live fire exercises, scenario based active shooter events, team building exercises, church security plans, and standard operating procedures. In the event of an incident, your team won't be WAITING on first responders. Your team will BE first responders. Get them Trained. Get them Ready.

How Our Church Security and Safety Team Program Works

Here are some of the things we can include in our program:

  • Helping you get stakeholders and leadership onboard with a program to include natural and man made disasters
  • Assessing the needs of your facility and congregation - building a plan that works for you
  • Setting up events for active shooter training based on a variety of scenarios
  • Help design and articulate a detailed church security plan
  • Define routine procedures to secure the church on a daily basis
  • Conduct team building exercises for an internal culture that’s free of communication bottlenecks
  • Help choose (and simplify) equipment for the task at hand including firearms and related gear, communications equipment, first aid, CPR certification, and basic trauma kits and training on how to use them, and other safety interrelated items
  • Live fire exercises and defensive shooting out on the range
  • We work side by side with you to come up with the most efficient and effective security plans for your house of worship.

Why GTBR Church Security and Safety Team Program

Here are just some of the reasons we believe Get Trained Be Ready’s Church Security and Safety Team Program is the best for you:

  • We can come to you if you choose to host us, or you can come to us
  • We can help facilitate a single training event with more than one church in order to maximize training and minimize costs
  • We can work with small churches with no security teams and large churches with existing safety teams
  • You can trust our credibility as we are ALICE Certified Instructors, ALERRT Instructors, NRA Advanced and Personal Protection Pistol Instructors, and Intuitive Defensive Shooting Instructors
  • Our complete course is a combination of in-class instruction, on-range training, and on-site scenario training within your house of worship
  • We go beyond completing the course and advise you on your existing safety and security concerns as well as help you with standard operating procedures
  • We help leadership teams, deacons, elders, pastors, and other stakeholders understand the value of this program and provide guidance on how to support these lifesaving initiatives
  • Moreover, we listen to you and can fine-tune our program to meet your specific needs

Saving Lives Is Not Optional

After completing a Church Security and Safety Team Training program with Get Trained Be Ready, you will have the peace of mind that your church is much better prepared to react to unanticipated situations. Quick response to medical emergencies, natural or man made disasters, or other incidents, can help save lives or minimize violence. Should you opt to continue with our ongoing training opportunities, your safety or security team will always be up-to-date with the best techniques and methods to mitigate violent incidents and respond appropriately to other life threatening events. As a result, you are more likely to be in a position to prevent security issues before they take place and you will be better equipped to deal with them if they do occur.

Take initiative and let us help you with your Church Security and Safety Team Training to make your church a place of worship, not violence. Have a plan. Practice the plan.

  • Church Security Training Module Options
    • Mindset, Preparation, and Prevention
      Classroom Training and Discussion option:

      • Ethical & Moral Responsibilities
      • Mature Judgement
      • Awareness
      • Mindset
      • If You Must Shoot

      60-90 minutes
    • Threats to Organizational Safety and Security
      Classroom Training and Discussion option:

      • Mitigation
      • Pastoral Protection
      • Stage Management
      • Staff Involvement
      • Guest Speaker(s)

      60-90 minutes
    • Guns and Gear Recommendations
      Classroom Training and Discussion option:

      • Carry Requirements
      • Concealed Carry Devices
      • Ammunition
      • Firearm Selection
      • Recommendations
      • Shooting Fundamentals

      60-90 minutes
    • The Law and Use of Force
      Classroom Training and Discussion option:

      • Defense of Self
      • Defense of Others
      • Defense of Property
      • Use of Force

      60-90 minutes
    • Team Structure
      Classroom Training and Discussion option:

      • Team Organization
      • Posts and Placement
      • Individual Responsibilities
      • Communications
      • Continued Training

      60-90 minutes
    • Aftermath of a Significant Event
      Classroom Training and Discussion option:

      • Natural Disaster
      • Man Made Disaster
      • Community Help
      • Action Plan

      60-90 minutes
    • Active Shooter Case Studies
      Classroom Training and Discussion option:

      • Understanding the Event
      • Good Points
      • Bad Points
      • Planning
      • Training

      1-3 hours
    • Building a Risk Based Assessment Model for your Church
      Classroom Training and Discussion option:

      • Target Assessment
      • Threat Assessment
      • Vulnerability Assessment
      • Risk Assessment
      • Mitigation Planning

      2-3 hours
    • ALICE and ALERRT Active Shooter Response Training and Armed Response Training
      Classroom Training and Discussion option:

      • ALICE Training has a solution for your organization. ALICE works in any industry and organizations of any size. We can prepare your organization to respond to violence.
      • ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training instructor led classes provide preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle the threat of an aggressive intruder or active shooter event. Whether it is an attack by an individual person or by an international group of professionals intent on conveying a political message through violence, ALICE Training option based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown only” approach.
      • Protection and safety must be the priority in an Active Shooter event or Terrorist Attack. Circumstantial and operational concerns vary in every new situation. ALICE Training provides options and classes that address the unique challenges specific to Police/LE, K-12 Schools, Healthcare Facilities, Higher Education, Businesses, Government, and Houses of Worship.
      • ALERRT (Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training) Active Shooter Response Training. The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University was created in 2002 as a partnership between Texas State University, the San Marcos, Texas Police Department and the Hays County, Texas Sheriff’s Office to address the need for active shooter response training for first responders. In 2013, ALERRT at Texas State was named the National Standard in Active Shooter Response Training by the FBI.
      • ALERRT and ALICE can be integrated with mass casualty and triage scenarios as well as an integrated Law Enforcement scenario.
      • We also offer armed response scenario based training for your team as an option to this training.

      2-8 hours

    • CPR, Basic Trauma and Medical Emergency Training
      Classroom Training and Discussion option:

      • Introduction to Medical Emergencies
      • Introduction to Traumatic Emergencies
      • Introduction to Triage
      • Build the IFAK (optional)
      • CPR Certification (optional)
      • Scenario Based Training (optional)

      3-6 hours
    • De-Escalation Options
      Classroom Training and Discussion option:

      • Introduction to De-Escalation
      • One day or multiple day events
      • Practical exercises
      • De-Escalation Scenario Training
    • Armed Response Team Live Fire Training
      Range Training (One day or multi-day pistol and carbine options):

      • Intuitive Defensive Shooting
      • Fundaments of Defensive Shooting
      • Defensive Accuracy & Defensive Effectiveness
      • Lateral Movement
      • Multiple Shot Strings of Fire
      • Presentation from Concealment
      • Use of Cover & Concealment
      • 360 Degree Threat Environment
      • Engagement from unorthodox positions
      • Range Qualification (if desired)

      Click HERE to see what you would need to bring to a Get Trained Be Ready Armed Response range event.

      1 or 2 full days
    • Customized Training Options
      We can build a training event for you and your team based on the objectives you give us:

      • Scenario Training
      • Force on Force
      • Training at your location
      • and more…

      Click HERE to fill out a training questionnaire to help us build a training event to meet the needs of your church.
  • Do you offer Church Safety and Security Team training?
    Yes, we offer some very diverse options for Church Safety and Church Security training to address a variety of security concerns. We have more training options than any other company of our kind.
  • Do we really need Church Safety and Security Team training?
    This is a legitimate question. We answer it like this. As a house of worship and a body of believers, a church provides spiritual comfort and guidance, as well as moral support but there is also a focus on meeting the physical needs of its members and guests. Part of those physical needs are the need to be able to come to a safe place. A sanctuary. A sanctuary is defined as "a place of refuge or safety". If your church is planning on meeting the needs of members and guests, physical safety is of paramount importance.

    Nehemiah 4:9 talks about the importance of physical safety "And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night.".
  • Is your Church Safety and Security Team training for ushers, greeters, and others?
    Absolutely. There is a big part to play for ushers and greeters and others who are on the front lines. These are the people who get the first look at everyone coming into the buildings on your campus. Training them and integrating them into your overall church security plan is very important.
  • Is your Church Safety and Security Team training for armed and unarmed security teams?
    Yes. We train both armed teams and unarmed teams. Most security teams we train are composed of both.
  • Do you do Church Safety and Security Team training scenarios?
    We provide scenario training for church safety and security teams. Depending on what your training goals are, we can do simulations and scenarios. This generally involves role players and your team members. Generally, we need to have some time training your team to a minimum level of proficiency before you jump into scenario based training. It is best described as a crawl, walk, run, run faster type of methodology.
  • Do you do Active Shooter training for churches?
    We provide active shooter, active killer, mass casualty training to churches and other organizations. We believe early detection and defense in depth are important segments of training. A church needs more than just offense. A complete picture includes education of team members, congregants, and staff; honest evaluation of facilities and team members' abilities, and realistic goals that include more than minimum standards and checking boxes.

    We provide informational seminars as well as hands on training to enable your church to be better equipped to deal with a man made or natural disaster.
  • Can you come to my location for Church Safety and Security Team training?
    We have training teams that mobilize and can come to you for whatever kind of training you require to meet your goals. Depending on the type of training, we might need you to provide facilities and perhaps some passive role players. Check our Hosting Page for more information.
  • Are you doing Church Safety and Security Team training near me?
    We do training events all over Arkansas and surrounding states. Some of our events are private and not open to non-team members of those organizations. As teams get better trained, it's not unusual for us to build training to suit their skill level. We provide a lot of onsite training that is specific to the facilities or campuses that a team expects to operate in.

    We do have some open to the public events for for to attend. Keep an eye on our training calendar for those events and there is always the opportunity for you to Host us for a training event with other local churches in your area.
  • How much does Church Safety and Security Team training cost?
    Church Security training isn't cheap, but it may be less expensive than you think. There are a lot of variables involved. Pricing is directly correlated to what training you need, how many instructors we need to provide to achieve your goals, if ranges or facilities have to be rented, or special equipment must be provided.

    We need to know more about your goals. Please fill out our Training Questionnaire to enable us to better understand your needs.
  • Can you help our church with security procedures?
    We can give you an honest evaluation of where you need to start, what you need to do next, and how best to create a sustainable training methodology to meet the needs of your campus as well as protect your volunteers, members, and guests.
  • Do you have Church Safety and Security Team training courses?
    We don't have "courses" for church security, but we do provide training opportunities in the form of modules and custom built training applications. What we find is most church security teams are operating with a limited budget and need to be realistic with their training goals. Everyone and every organization has a limited amount of resources whether it be time to train, fiscal resources to fund training, facilities to train at or in, etc.

    What we see that works best is to set up a 1-2 day event and decide what are the most important things we can do first, or next. We can help you with those decisions based on where your team is based on previous (if any) training.
  • Can you recommend Church Safety and Security Team training equipment?
    We can certainly recommend equipment whether it's medical equipment, radios, firearms, video, facility security, and more. We will recommend equipment that we know works well and in certain applications, we can recommend places to get it or installers who can install it.

    We can also recommend how to train with your equipment in order to maximize the benefits of it. If you haven't trained realistically, then you really don't know that it works.
  • Can you help us develop a Church Safety and Security Team training plan with Standard Operating procedures?
    We can help you with several aspects of creating Standard Operating Procedures that would be beneficial to your campus, facility, staff, and membership.
  • Can you help train our Church Safety and Security Team for medical emergencies?
    Medical emergencies are the primary issues a church has to deal with. From simple incidents like fainting to critical incidents like stroke or heart attack, we can help train you to use the tools at your disposal to effect the best outcome possible.
  • Can you train large and small church security teams?
    We can train all sizes of church security teams. We see many times that smaller churches reach out in the community to other smaller churches and do a combined Hosting event. Sometimes the smaller church will send its team member to a location where are offering an open to the public event. On occasion smaller churches see the benefit of a private training event that is focused on their facility with only their team members.
  • Will an insurance company indemnify our Church Safety Team?
    We have seen a lot of churches use Brotherhood Mutual as an insurance company to indemnify their team.