Carl Chinn, carlchinn.com/deadly-force-statistics
Churches and religious institutions in the United States are experiencing a rapid increase of violence. Causes of church violence nationwide are being attributed to domestic and family violence, robbery, mental illness, civil unrest and terrorism. High-profile cases have made headlines in recent months which highlight a reality that violence in churches isn't unusual. A recent report on church violence shows that over the last five years DFI’s (deadly force incidents) average 79 per year in the U.S. Considering these unfortunate statistics, and violent attacks that have occurred in America’s churches, the task of developing a safety and security plan can be overwhelming. When you hire a safety & security consultant, professional experience, background and work ethos is key to a successful outcome.
At TOCCOA Security & Consulting, our team of skilled professionals bring decades of experience in law enforcement, executive protection, national security, intelligence and the U.S. armed forces. More importantly, our team at TOCCOA Security Consulting is a group of believers. We have developed curriculum from our own professional experiences within churches, from the perspectives of clergyman, church leadership, lay persons, and church security officials. Our specialized training programs for clergy, church staff and volunteers, focus on how to deal with emotionally charged and violent situations that can occur. We offer practical, easy to learn, highly effective programs specifically for those serving your congregation and protecting your resources.
TOCCOA Security & Consulting offers unique services and custom training, as well as, church security-related products that are technologically advanced, user and budget-friendly.
The key components of our services focus on five key areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery. We achieve these by conducting threat assessments, safety procedure assessments, developing crisis response plans, developing emergency management plans, establishing response teams, developing your church safety training protocols and training exercises. Knowing what you need to reduce risk and to protect your assets requires a willingness to recognize your vulnerabilities.
TOCCOA Security & Consulting is an Indiana-based company, and was formed with the purpose of keeping our clients safe and protected. We understand that no two congregations have the same issues or concerns. We provide creative and professional security solutions that are designed specifically for each congregation’s unique needs.