Troy Police Launch House of Worship Security Program, Training April 5 & 19

Troy Police Launch House of Worship Security Program, Training April 5 & 19

(Troy Police, Jan. 29, 2018)

Troy, MI – The Troy Police Department invites all local houses of worship to participate in their new safety and security program, Fortify. The program is aimed at bringing the police and faith leaders together to focus on security concerns impacting local houses of worship.

In April 2018, the Department will host a free “Protecting the Flock” training class for house of worship leaders. The program, offered in partnership with Forever Vigilant LLC, will cover topics such as the need for house of worship security, best practices, common threats and scenario training.

“We recognize the important role places of worship play in the community,” stated Chief Gary Mayer. “Our aim is to be a partner and resource for our places of worship to help them strengthen their ability to protect themselves through training and site target hardening.”

Other services offered by the Troy Police Department Fortify program include site security consultations, networking meetings, an email group and presentations on a variety of safety-related topics. In addition, officers will be visiting all local houses of worship in the coming months to provide information about these services.

While the Troy Police Department has hosted a house of worship security group for many years, Fortify was introduced in order to attract new participants and provide more robust services.


Protecting the Flock Training Class
Dates & Times: April 5, 6 PM to 10 PM & April 19, 6 PM to 10 PM
Location: Troy Police & Fire Training Center, 4850 John R Road
Participants must attend both sessions.
Registration: Advance registration is required.
Cost: FREE

Registration and further information about the Protecting the Flock class can be found at https://tinyurl.com/y7272k8h. Questions can be directed to Sgt. Meghan Lehman at 248.619.7263 or brodericme@troymi.gov.

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