Jan. 28th 2017 – Suspicious Behavior Training, Basilica of St Mary, Minneapolis

What is the program about?

The suspicious behavior training program for places of worship will educate faith based organizations in how to recognize and respond to suspicious behavior in a religious environment. The class has been designed for church leaders, ushers, greeters, volunteers, preschool workers and security personnel in mind. The class is suitable for anyone that has an interest in suspicious behavior in worship from an educational perspective.

The class is structured into two distinct areas: education on church safety and security raising awareness of security issues, learning how to recognize suspicious behavior in worship and the second how you approach suspicious behavior by utilizing “conversational interviewing” techniques to identify if the person is seeking grace or is a threat to your worship center.

The course provides all the skills needed to conduct “conversational interviews” from the position of faith, how to recognize deception and deceit, how to question as a church member, rapport building and conducting a risk assessment with the information gathered.

Modules of the class Include:

  • Security in Places of Worship
  • Suspicious Behavior in Places of Worship
  • Surveillance in Worship
  • Conversational Interviewing
  • Scenario Training

The class has strong audience participation which includes small group exercises, scenarios and open discussion. Some classroom scenarios may be recorded to provide the student with private individual feedback to take away after the class. For program sign up found at Eventbrite.com

Saturday August 20th 2016 – Church Security Workshop

On Saturday August 20th 2016 Salem Covenant Church New Brighton will be hosting our CSAT security seminar “Securing Your Place of Worship”. Criminal activity and violence is rising at “soft targets” like churches and schools. The mission of the CSAT security workshop is to bring together subject matter experts of church security, group violence and terrorism to educate and raise awareness of security in places of worship. Jarret Brachman, James Densley and Simon Osamoh use their expertise to present a series of unique security seminars that will support church leaders, business administrators, facilities managers, security directors, emergency responders and those dedicated to protecting places of worship. This workshop will include emerging trends in church violence; what we learn from criminal perpetrators, how to start a suspicious behavior program and the growing phenomenon of social media and its role in worship security.

Speakers and Presentations:

James Densley, Ph.D. Trends in Church Violence, “Learning from the Past to Secure our Future” & “The Rise of Criminal Behavior”

Jarrett Brachman, Ph.D. Inside the Mind of an Attacker, “Indicators and Warnings” & Social Media in Church Security “Using Social Media as Risk Based Prevention”

Mr Simon OsamohPolicy Writing “Mitigating Risk through Policy and Procedures” & Suspicious Behavior “Building a Sustainable Detection Program”

This seminar is POST board certified for Police Officers. For more details on the event or to purchase tickets visit EventBrite