Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Public Invited to RPD Worship Safety & Awareness Forum

The Richmond Police Department invites the public to attend the Places of Worship Safety and Awareness Forum 2013 this Friday.

For churches, synagogues, mosques and temples, safety and security are a growing concern, and the Department wants to raise awareness of basic preventative measures and the steps they can take to keep themselves from becoming victims of crime.

The forum will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College LTC Building, 1651 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA, 23228.

This forum will include a variety of topics such as:
*Pastoral Protection,
*Active shooter,
*Emergency action/ Evacuation plans,
*Offering procedures,
*Crowd control & staffing during special events,
*Security Teams, Ushers, and Greeters,
*Church outreach ministry safety,
*Campus and parking lot security,
*Disruptive person(s), and,
*Liability issues.

Citizens can register online at http://placesofworshipsafetyforum2013.eventbrite.com/ or by contacting Officer Kimberly Cheatham-McClarin at (804) 646-6754 or email: Kimberly.Cheatham-McClarin@richmondgov.com.

This is the fourth such forum the Department has hosted since March 2012.