COMMUNITY NEWS

Concord Police to offer place of worship security training
Thursday, November 16, 2017

CONCORD – The Concord Police Department will once again host a training opportunity to help places of worship consider the security needs of their facilities and operations. The program was introduced in 2015 and is designed for clergy, lay leaders, worship staff, and anyone else responsible for the safety of their place of worship.

In a free, 90-minute session, Master Police Officer Ron Ferrell will help attendees understand the challenges and needs of worship security. The program's goal is to make the process of creating a secure environment easier, less expensive, and more effective.

Those interested can attend this training on Tuesday, November 28, at 7:00 p.m. in training room 304 of Concord Police Headquarters, located at 41 Cabarrus Ave W. Free parking is located in the parking deck across the street.

Topics to be covered include:

  • children’s security
  • responding to a disruptive or violent individual
  • offerings and cash control
  • lockdown procedures
  • background checks
  • key security
  • implementing a security team

If desired, a follow-up emergency preparedness program is available to help attendees of the security training continue their efforts.

To register for this program or for more information, please contact Master Police Officer Ron Ferrell at 704-920-5000 or ferrellr@concordnc.gov.