Safety Committee

Updated 13 May 2022

Nehemiah 4:9

But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.

Psalm 122:7

Peace be within your walls and security within your towers.

The Safety Committee was established in January 2019 with a Church Council approved Emergency Preparedness Policy. 

Protecting our church from potential criminal activities requires a balanced approach that integrates crime prevention strategies and security technologies with the overall mission of the church. It is critically important to recognize that risk mitigation must complement the activities of our church and not interfere with its outreach and service ministry.

NEW - The Trustees have purchased a six passenger quiet electric golf cart to help transport

attendees who need help getting up the steep slope from the parking lot to the church entrances. We will run this service from 10am before Sunday services to 15 minutes after church services. As soon as one group is dropped off we will return to the parking lot looking for anyone who wants assistance.

Our current Safety Team patrols the parking lots and monitor the Narthex. We currently have volunteers who monitor the security cameras.

If you are interested in serving on the Safety Committee and/or Safety Team, contact the church office.

We have installed outside and inside security cameras. The Safety Team will be monitoring the security cameras and securing all church doors on Sunday's. They will be wearing two-way radios and monitoring all those entering our church from the parking lots.

We have created a special volunteer position that is dedicated to monitoring the security cameras. They will view camera monitors and communicate with the Safety Team via two way radios anything suspicious or other safety issues in or around the building. If you are interested in volunteering for this very important volunteer position, please contact the church office.

We have formed the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT). They will respond to any first aid, CPR and AED emergencies on Sunday's. We are looking for additional volunteer MERT members with or without medical backgrounds. Contact the church office if you are interested in this important ministry service.

Documents - Safety Operations Plan

Click this link to download the Safety Team protocols and procedures.

Click this link to down load the Disruptive Person protocol.

Click this link to download the "Bag/package carry-in" policy.

Click this link to download the Medical Emergency protocol.

Click this link to download the Fire Emergency protocol.

Click this link to download the Weather Emergency protocol.

​Online Training

Safety Team Presentation - information about the Safety Team and Medical Emergency Response Team.

Why church security. A news report.

Click this link to view the Mountain View Methodist Church online awareness and training course. Then click the play button.

This course was created based on the need of the  average citizen to be able to identify threats in any environment so they may know what to report and how to report it; increasing the likelihood of intercepting violence before it can occur. Click for free online course.

Click this link to view FourSquare Church active shooter training video.

Click this link to view the Liberty University's "Run, Hide, Fight" training video.

Click this link to view 'Until Help Arrives' - FEMA.

Click this link to view the Safe Sanctuary supplemental online training course.

Click this link to view the Human Trafficking awareness video.

Click this link to learn about Recognizing 8 Signs of Terrorism.