Informed, alert communities – including clergy, lay leaders, congregants and visitors to places of worship – play a critical role in keeping our nation safe.
There are nearly 400 places of worship in Randolph County. Over the last several years, places of worship have been the target of violent, life-changing acts. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office offers security training and advisement to our places of worship to help prevent and deter violent acts. This training uses scenarios and discussion to encourage ideas on protection. North Carolina laws, such as the use of deadly force, are presented and discussed. A walk-through survey of the church is conducted and we discuss areas of easy access and other points within the church. Target-hardening guidance and recommendations can be provided for reasonable measures of safety to confront various threats and emergencies that places of worship may face during and after the hours of worship. The training is free to any place of worship.