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trategos, International – 2-Day Church Security and Intruder Awareness/Response Training

By South Dakota Synod | Posted 11/9/17 at 10:05am |
Category: Congregational News

Date: Fri and Sat, December 1-2, 2017

Location: Outreach Community Church, 400 225th Street, Box Elder SD

Cost: $99.00 per day, or $159.00 for both

Outreach Community Church, in conjunction with Strategos International and the Box Elder Police Department, is hosting a 2-day church security seminar in December. This interactive, energetic, faith-based training is open to all, and lunch is provided each day. The Church Security Planning and Intruder Awareness training will equip your staff and key volunteers to create a personalized security plan that protects your congregation while maintaining a welcoming environment. You can choose from a 1- or 2-day option, but both days are recommended and the subjects interrelate.

Day 1 topics: Intruder response; Lockdown, Offering collection, protection, and transport; Nursery security; Medical response; Volunteer selection; Armed vs. unarmed security; Protecting the pastor; The role of ushers and greeters

Day 2 topics: Creating a culture of awareness; Lockdown; Recognizing suspicious behavior; Approaching suspicious or armed individuals; Verbal conflict management & de-escalation; The role of ushers, greeters and other frontline team members

In addition to houses of worship, the information and concepts presented are readily adaptable to a variety of facilities and events. This course received excellent feedback when offered in eastern South Dakota in 2016. It has also been attended and reviewed by the host(s).

For further course details and to enroll, please visit:

For further information about the Box Elder/Rapid City/Ellsworth AFB area, or to request any necessary access accommodations, please contact:

Pastor Ernie Nelson, Outreach Community Church – ; (605)923-6038

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Chris Misselt


City of Box Elder
420 Villa Drive | Box Elder, SD 57719

Ph: 605.923.1401 | Fax: 605.923.1481

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