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Sheriff’s Office to Offer Security Assessments for Local Churches

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office staff would like to extend the opportunity for your place of worship to have a security check of your facilities. We can all agree that being prepared for any emergency (medical, weather, active shooter, protest, etc.) would be beneficial to all. A security check of your facility would take approximately 1 to 2 hours depending on the size, and could be done at your convenience with an appointment. After we have completed the security check, we would gladly provide you a written assessment of any recommendations to help you secure and maintain order during an emergency.

We would also be more than happy to provide a child friendly 15 to 20-minute presentation to your congregation about the security of your facility and what should happen during an emergency. The presentation would be focusing on where to go and what to do if an emergency arises. If you are interested in any portion of this service, please contact Elizabeth Anderson at 615-444-1412 ext. 255 at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office or you can email her at eanderson@wcso95.org.

We would start a file on each place of worship to help the Special Response Team (SRT) and other emergency agencies teams in the event of an emergency. It is our goal to provide every necessary resource to your place of worship and look forward to meeting with you and your staff to ensure the safety of everyone.

“In light of the tragedies that have taken place in many churches across the country, we want to take proactive steps to ensure a safe place of worship for every church in Wilson County,” stated Sheriff Robert Bryan. “We hope that everyone will take advantage of this service and take the necessary steps in order to maintain a safe environment for each congregation.”

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