Security for Holy Places

Security for Holy Places : How to Build a Security Plan for Your Church, Synagogue, Mosque, or Temple

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Security for Holy Places is the first comprehensive security guide for religious associations and organizations.

While focused on houses of worship (and schools and centers connected to them), the guide also provides important information on securing religious summer camps and its guidance can be used for any faith-based organization, senior center, day care, or school.

The book includes chapters on:

overall threat

types of weapons used by intruders

perimeter and inside security

where to get professional help

how to build a security plan

what to know when hiring guards

armed versus unarmed guards & volunteers

gun laws

mental health issues

how to use volunteers effectively to strengthen security

information on technology that can strengthen the protection of holy places and their immediate surroundings

security for day and overnight camps

guidance on how to organize security committees to strengthen security

checklists for congregations and camps to use immediately
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 12.95mm | 335.66g
  • Morgan James Faith
  • New York City, United States
  • English
  • 1642798517
  • 9781642798517

Review quote

Security for Holy Places," by Dr. Stephen Bryen. In this important book, Dr. Bryen hits it out of the park for a long awaited instructional for all holy places that are currently conditioned in fear by possibility of attacks by terrorists, racists, by deranged persons inspired by loose-mouthed politicians.

No Rabbi leading a synagogue, no Priest or Minister responsible for keeping a church, no Nun responsible for care of a school building, no Imam caring for a mosque, and no big city or small town mayor should be without the information that this book provides. . . And given the great number of holy places in Europe and the Middle East, this book should be mandatory reading for every European and Middle East security official responsible for endurance of said holy sites.

--Marvin Leibstone, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.). Editor and Publisher, World Affairs Notebook, former North America Editor in Chief, Military Technology Magazine and Nations Magazine.
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About Stephen D. Bryen

Stephen David Bryen has 50 years of experience in government and industry. Currently, he is a Senior Fellow at the American Center for Democracy, a fellow of the Taiwan Institute for Economic, Social and Political Studies, and is on the Board of Directors of Il Nodo di Gordio, a think tank in Rome, Italy. In addition, Stephen is a senior advisor to Sussman Corporate Security. His extensive experience and high effectiveness earned him the highest civilian awards of the U.S. Defense Department on two occasions and established him as a proven government, civic and business leader in Washington D.C. and internationally. Stephen is the author of the Kindle book Essays in Technology, Security and Strategy, and the author of Technology Security and National Power: Winners and Losers which was published in 2016 by Transaction Publishers. He currently resides in Silver Spring, Maryland.
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