Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark to Host Church Safety Seminar
The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office led by Sheriff Rick Clark will be conducting a Church Safety Seminar on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 6:00pm at Rock Springs Baptist Church in Easley.
The focus of the seminar which is expected to last approximately two hours is to assist places of worship in evaluating their current procedures and developing plans that will help to protect their congregation from acts of violence.
Topics to be covered are “Safety Action Plans”, “Liability in Today’s World”, “Overall Security”, “Protection of Children”, “Active Shooter Response” and much more.
Sheriff Clark stated…
“We now live in a world where our places of worship are targets for the evil-minded. Churches now have an obligation and duty to protect their congregations and support staff that work with the church. No matter how big or small, places of worship need to be ready to handle any emergency that may arise in their church. I feel that is my duty to assist our churches in that mission and to keep Pickens County safe from those who are out to harm us as we worship.”
The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has sent out in excess of 250 invitations to local churches and their security teams that may be interested in this training. Any member of the public that would also like to attend is welcome.
Rock Springs Baptist Church is located at 201 Rock Springs Rd in Easley, SC across from Wal-Mart on Highway 123.