Security & Safety (S&S)
Security of life and property and Order in the Parish at all times What we want to achieve
Ensure that the entire parish compound is under effective surveillance where the security of persons and facilities is firmly under control
Maintain proper law and order in the compound both during busy times and off periods
Possible areas of concern:
Ensure the parish engages the services of a reliable and efficient security company at a fare bill
Define the security regulations for the parish
Instruct the security personnel and Parishioners on mode of operation
Brief the company on our expectations
Periodic check/report on the performance
Install necessary directional and security signs
Put control and evaluation structure in place
Procure the necessary gadgets to facilitate efficiency
People visit churches for comfort, safety, and a sense of belonging. Under no circumstances do they expect to feel unsafe or to have their security jeopardized when coming for a prayer or mass. That’s why it is important that your security plan combines effectiveness in preventing and containing threats, without changing the experience for your members. Aside from the most violent acts of hate, churches can also store valuable items of cultural and religious heritage that could be attractive to thieves and burglars, which is an additional reason to have good security policies in place..
Any man that does not provide protection for his own family, is not man at all. Protecting yourself is an individual responsibility. But protecting one’s family is a man’s responsibility given to him by God. You will meet resistance at all levels in the church when it comes to church security.