A comprehensive, all-day church security training, presented by Ohio Crime Prevention Association (OCPA) will be held in three different locations around the diocese beginning in September. The three dates/locations are:

Thursday, September 27 at Procter Center
Saturday, October 13 at St. Andrew’s, Pickerington
Saturday, November 10 at St. Anne’s, West Chester

The times for all three trainings are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The recent active shooter incident in downtown Cincinnati is a painful reminder of how seriously we all need to take potential risks. The $40 cost per person for this full-day training (plus lunch) is being completely underwritten by Bishop Breidenthal.

This training course is specifically designed to inform and educate those responsible for maintaining a safe environment for the people and property associated with places of worship. This course will assist in helping church leaders learn how to prevent, avoid and control various risks associated with the members, staff, guests and buildings that make up your House of Worship.

Topics to be covered include:

Active Shooter
Physical Security
Personal Security
Youth Safety and Programs
Critical Incidents
Financial Security
Electronic, Data Security
Organizational Protocol

Who should attend?

Clergy, head usher, church staff such as administrator and child care provider, or anyone with responsibilities of overseeing large groups of people in your building.

OCPA  instructors are experienced law enforcement officers who have earned the Ohio Crime Prevention Association’s Certified Prevention Specialist designation.  OCPA instructors are well versed in matters of crime prevention and safety, and are committed to presenting the course using a professional, informative and insightful approach.

Registration for all three trainings can be found on the diocesan website at http://diosohio.org/whats-going-on/calendar-of-events/

Questions may be directed to Carine deLange, Operations Executive, at cdelange@diosohio.org.