Spirituality

Published on May 3rd, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott offers Additional Training for Midlands Churches

Richland County Sheriff’s Department Training Division will host a free training session geared specifically for church security teams. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that it is important to have a plan of action in place that anticipates a problem; and possibly reduce the chances of a negative occurrence.

The Sheriff stated that the training will take place on Monday, May 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM at training division headquarters, 6429 Bishop Avenue. This training will be a hands on approach on how to deal with disruptive visitors in the sanctuary, so please dress comfortably. This training will also reiterate the importance of being proactive when it comes to safety measures in church, and being prepared. The Sheriff stated that it is unfortunate that we are living in a day and age where this type of training is not only necessary, but imperative.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department continues to teach Crisis Management Training to churches. The Sheriff stated that for the past several years, RCSD has provided training and education for churches and communities in Richland County, and across the State. The Sheriff continued, we also provide church safety training by request for free, geared specifically for churches…it is a biblically based crime prevention training.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that it is taught to church staff, leaders, and members for safety of the flock. Richland County Sheriff’s Department conducts assessments of the church, education comprehension, and covers several additional concerns. For more information or to sign up, church security team leaders should call Lt. Curtis Wilson at 803-309-1624 to secure their participation for this important training or email Chaplain Paul St. John at pstjohn@rcsd.net.

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