Safe @ Church

Safety and security in the modern Church

Discretion is part of the duty

Earlier this week, a former uniformed Secret Service officer named Gary J. Byrne announced that he had a book coming out next month. Byrne claims the book “…now tells this … Continue reading

June 8, 2016 · 2 Comments

What is it about April and violence?

What is it about April?   Historically, there are a number of critical events that happen in April, especially between the 13th and 20th.  In recent decades, we’ve seen a … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Combat Triad

It was the early 1980’s. In the law enforcement world, the revolver was king, speed loaders were becoming the new normal and bowling pin shooting was considered innovative training. My … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · 5 Comments

It’s not over until you quit

A couple of days ago, I ran across a story about an attack in Israel that caught my attention. An Israeli man, Yonatan Azarihab, was collecting money for a charity … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Idaho pastor shot in parking lot: 4 thoughts on the incident

Pastor Tim Remington left Altar Church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho after delivering his Sunday sermon. As he was getting in his car, a man walked up and started shooting him … Continue reading

March 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

What I learned about church safety from Chick-fil-a

Billy is a member of our church and an amazing leader. He is the owner of a Chick-fil-a store and wise beyond his years. Last week I was having a … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

Sheepdog Seminars: My impressions

Over the past couple years, I’ve had the opportunity to become friends with church safety expert Carl Chinn. Several years back, I got the opportunity to meet author and human … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

The arrest of Trevone Boykin reminded me of something

I’m a college football fan. I don’t watch pro games, just college. This time of the year is fun for me because the bowl games allow me tons of opportunities … Continue reading

January 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

2015 in review

2015 was an active year for the Safe At Church blog. We saw some high profile events and some not so high profile events. Sadly, many will remember 2015 as … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s that time of the year

It seemed like a good idea to bring back this post from last year: As you go from mall to mall, shopping center to shopping center, chances are, you see an … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment