About the Speakers:
Dr. Mike Clumpner is a 26-year veteran of public safety including 24 years in the fire service, 22 years as a paramedic, and eight years in law enforcement special operations. Dr. Clumpner is a fire captain with a large metropolitan fire department, experienced helicopter flight paramedic, and sworn law enforcement officer assigned to a SWAT team.Mr. Clumpner has a PhD in homeland security policy and he conducted his dissertation research on integrated police/fire/EMS response to active shooter events. Dr. Clumpner has lectured at more than 300 conferences on four continents. He has published 10 textbooks and authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of subjects. Dr. Clumpner is the President and CEO at Threat Suppression.
Donald Sanchez is a retired New York City Police detective, with 21 years’ experience with the NYPD. Mr. Sanchez served as a patrol officer in the South Bronx and then as an undercover detective in the Narcotics Division during the height of the crack and heroin epidemic. Mr. Sanchez was an initial responder to the September 11th terror attack at the World Trade Center and spent a significant time in the rescue and recovery operations. Mr. Sanchez has extensive experience in church security and served as the director of security at a mega-church. Mr. Sanchez is currently completing a master’s in divinity.
The SAFE™ program is designed for church staff and addresses emergencies that can typically occur during Sunday church services. A recent survey by the Christian Security Network of churches in the United States found that 75% of churches have no safety and security plan. Unfortunately, violence towards church members has risen dramatically in the last couple of years and experts agree that this trend will continue. Many churches have taken the initiative to create a church safety and security ministry to protect their parishioners.
In this presentation, attendees will learn and discuss the meaning of several scriptures that address safety and security in the church. In addition, the opinion of many famous theological experts will be discussed as it relates to church safety and security. Attendees will also be taught about the legal liability of not addressing safety and security threats in their church and the consequences for failing to provide adequate security.
This presentation focuses on the most likely emergencies that can occur during typical Sunday service, including an active shooter/active assailant, armed robbery of the tithes and offerings, disruptive attendee, child abduction, lost/missing child, medical emergencies, bomb threats, and fires. A review of church emergency statistics will be given along with an overview of recent church emergencies in the United States. Church staff will be taught basic response procedures for each of these events.
The POWER™ program is designed for church staff and addresses emergencies that can typically occur at churches throughout the week. The POWER™ program supplements Threat Suppression’s SAFE: Sanctuary Action for Emergencies™ course. POWER™ addresses additional concerns that can happen at churches aside from those that can occur at the traditional Sunday morning service. The purpose of this course is to discuss basic and advanced preventative measures to mitigate serious crimes in churches. This course assists churches in planning for potential emergencies and defines specific response procedures for a variety of emergencies.
Crimes and terrorists threats against churches continue to increase in the United States. In 2008, 24,445 crimes in churches were reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Reporting System from participating law enforcement agencies. These crimes included homicide, rape, kidnapping, and arson. More than 25% of the crimes involved theft or robbery from the church. Since 2008, the FBI has reported a steady increase in the number of crimes occurring in churches. Safety and security threats in churches come from both internal and external sources. Background investigations of thousands of church staff have found that 9% of staff members are ineligible to work with child because of previous convictions for crimes against children.
In this presentation, attendees will discuss the following: safety and security of pastoral staff, developing security teams, security audits, burglary and theft prevention, church infrastructure security, church school safety (including active shooter response), and staff background investigations. Also discussed is the creation of emergency response kits and development of emergency action plans. Attendees will also be provided tips on creating a safety and security ministry within their church.
Note: SAFE will be presented from 9:00am to 11:00am. POWER will be presented from 11:00am to 5:00pm. This course is ONLY for church administrative staff, church ushers, church safety and security staff, and active public safety members. Church members attending will be required to present a letter on their church's letterhead attesting to their involvement and position in the their church. Active public safety members will be required to present official photo identification. All participants will be required to sign in and show proof of affiliation prior to entering the course. Voluntary donations are accepted by the church to help offset the cost of the conference.
A box lunch is available for $8.00 at the church. Please contact Steve Stanton at email@example.com when you register to reserve your box lunch.