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Category Archives: Resources

Church Safety Team Performance Form

09 Nov 2015
It is important to evaluate your team on a regular basis. This free document will help you get started on evaluating your team. Team performance
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Church Safety Team Daily Checklist

09 Nov 2015

Church Safety Team Daily Checklist

Your team needs to conduct certain tasks every day. This free church security team checklist will get you headed in the right direction. Of course, this list needs to be modified to your teams specific needs.

Team Daily Checklist PDF

1. TEAM Prayer (this happens at least one hour before anyone else gets to the church)

2. Roll call

3. Intel updates (anything that could be a potential threat such as a marital dispute, change in service, etc.)

4. Team assignments (positioning)

5. Changes in team schedule for the day

6. Weapons and light check

7. Radio sync and check

8. Sweep sanctuary for IED’s and anything out of the ordinary

9. Children’s area sweep and lockdown codes in place

a. Look for obstructions for room entry.

10. Parking Lot Patrol rotation

11. Lock up conducted
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Site Vulnerability Analysis

09 Nov 2015

Site Vulnerability Analysis

Conducting a site vulnerability analysis is crucial to your church security teams mission success. Most safety teams don’t know to do this and their plan is not as nearly as effective as it should be. We are not all about making money and we want your team to be successful so we are providing you with some free tools to help your team out.

Site Vulnerability Analysis PDF Download

Open areas

– Doors leading into area
  • Internal
  • External
  • – Windows looking in to or out of.

    – No doors, just threshold

    – Balcony

    – Raised areas in room (sound booth, stage, etc.)


  • Which way do they open? In or out?
  • Is door directly across from another? If so, where does the door across from the door go? Is it a closet, classroom, etc.
  • Door construction
  • Hollow, solid, glass, or a combination
  • Children’s area door construction
  • Nursery door construction

  • Locks on Doors

  • Deadbolt or knob only
  • Latch only inside?
  • Keyed only on one side
  • Keyed only on both sides?
  • Key card
  • Push-bar

  • Windows

  • How do the windows open? Slides up and down, left or right, or does it tilt in?
  • How large is the opening with the window open? Can a person fit through it?
  • How many windows in room?
  • Curtains or blinds present?
  • Do any windows lead to other rooms or is another window directly across from another?
  • What is visible from the window? Can you see the parking lot? Can you see the children’s area.

  • Stairs (how many & where do they lead?

  • Is it a winding staircase, enclosed staircase, single flight, etc.

  • Areas & functions (days & times)

  • Are there any activities in the room or area?
  • What kind and what times? Such as Sunday school classes, small groups, etc.
  • Where is the nursery located
  • Where is the kid’s ministry area located?
  • Where do any groups meet other than on church service days?
  • When do these groups meet?
  • Are there women and children present?

  • Mirrors, pictures, glass doors

  • Are there mirrors present in each area or room?
  • Are there pictures on the walls
  • Is there glass in the door such as a small window or is the entire door glass?

  • Roof access

  • Is the roof accessible and if so how? From the inside or outside?
  • How many place inside or outside?
  • Can those access points be locked or blocked in some manner?

  • Floor access

  • Are there any access panels to the floor or crawl spaces?

  • Fire extinguishers

  • Where are the fire extinguishers located?
  • This is important to know for fire purposes as well as using a FE as a less lethal option

  • Shut offs

  • Emergency lighting
  • Water main shut offs
  • Gas main shut offs
  • Electrical main circuit breakers
  • Is there a transformer nearby?
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    Church Risk Assessment

    09 Nov 2015

    Church Security Team Risk Assessment

    When developing a church safety team plan you need to conduct a risk assessment on your church. It is important to look at your church from aspects you may have never thought of before. This is a short list of things that you need to consider.


    The purpose of the risk assessment is to prompt you to think about the potential threats you might not have thought about. When assessing the risks, you must also conduct a site vulnerability analysis.

    1. Is your church outspoken on controversial issues such as abortion, gays and lesbians, etc.?

    2. Are you located in an area that may have “religious” issues which these days is “Christian” issues?

    3. Does your church offer counseling for troubled marriages and families?

    4. Is the area you are located a high crime area?

    5. Do you have functions where it is only women and children at your church?

    6. How often do you host weddings, family reunions, and funerals?

    7. Do you have large cash offerings?

    8. Do you have families with child custody issues?
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    Church Safety Incident Report

    09 Nov 2015
    Documenting every incident is extremely important to protect yourself from lawsuits as well as your church. No incident is too small to document. If you have words with someone or notice someone having a verbal altercation, you need to document it. There is no such thing as “too much” documentation. Security Incident Report
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