Monday, February 25, 2013

Kudos to Etowah County Alabama

While others talk about, and think about church, community, and church safety; Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin (above left)  and Gadsden State Community College President Dr. Raymond Staats, are doing something about it!  Working together, this dynamic duo has scheduled a series of security training sessions beginning on February 28th.

During three different sessions, Entrekin said police, church leaders and workplace managers will learn how to develop and implement the components of a thorough and complete safety and security program; the value of prevention and response plans and how to make them practical and reasonable; how to stay balanced, practical and reasonable about plans and procedures; and develop a safety manual that will be used; and bring about awareness, prevention and response about workplace violence or violence that occurs in the place of work or worship. Tina Lewis Rowe, retired Denver Police Department captain and retired U.S. Marshal, will lead the training sessions.

• Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to noon, business owners, managers, supervisors and teams will get help evaluating the big picture of safety and security and develop reasonable preventative and response plans. The seminar will be held in Wallace Hall at Gadsden State Community College.

• March 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., law enforcement will learn how to make people, places, property, programs and processes of any place of work and worship more safe and secure. The seminar will be held at the East Broad Auditorium on the campus of Gadsden State. Continuing education credits will be available for qualifying officers.

• March 2, 8 a.m. to noon will focus on church leaders, staff, volunteers, facility managers, security directors and teams. They will be given information to help make a place of worship safe and secure in every way, every day. The session will be held in Wallace Hall at Gadsden State.

Falcon Community Services encourages all who can attend to be present.  In the meantime, please click here to see a Press Release issued today than may be of interest.