When News 9 in Tampa wanted to do a story on Church Security in Tampa, they contacted the experts at ESS Global Corp. ESS Church Security in the Tampa Bay.
Church Security in Tampa
Just before the new year, News 9 contacted one of our church clients to discuss the growing need for churches to have a dedicated security plan in place.
By happenstance, they contacted Without Walls International Church in Tampa, a client of ESS Global (you can see their letter to us HERE).
- Churches increasing security measures for new year
- Some churches have added security teams
- Move comes after several attacks across the country
Church Security in Tampa – ESS Global Corp
“The thing we like to see is that number one, churches understand that bad things do happen.” Theodore Billiris – President ESS Global Corp
In the space of one week last October…
Texas – 26 dead and multiple injuries when a man opens fire in a small Baptist church.
California – As a Catholic mass ended, a man opened fire on a woman and her companion as they exited, killing them both before killing himself.
Alabama – A man was arrested after ramming a car in church parking lot and firing at parishioners.
Pennsylvania – A 5-year-old girl was forcibly taken from a church by her estranged mother who does not have custody.
Kentucky – Two men were shot as they exited a synagogue.
Just in one week.
Church Security in Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St Petersburg
The Experts in Church Security in Florida – ESS Global
For pastors, priests, rabbis, religious leaders, teachers, and their staff members, security and safety should be on top of their minds. Churches, and other houses of worship face a unique set of security challenges and are all subject to crime and violence. Church Security and Safety should be a priority in all Churches and Houses of Worship. If not, security plans and improvements will not be made, leading to vulnerability, and when you least expect it, an event occurs.
While there is no assurance that a violent episode in church can be avoided, you can be prepared for the possibility of an incident occurring and controlling it with the addition of qualified, professional security personnel from ESS Global Corp.
ESS Global Corp also offers church security training.
The training that your staff will receive and then the knowledge and information that they will pass down to the congregation will not only prepare the church, but could possibly end up saving the lives of the Pastor, his family and the congregation and staff.
By taking responsibility for the safety of your church with “faith based” security, you will have done the best thing possible to reduce risk.
So what’s the best course to take? Start by calling the friendly church security experts at ESS Global for a church security and threat analysis.