Originally Posted by emo
Originally Posted by Eagle1803
Damn, thats some serious planning. you guys live in a rough area?
I don't think problems are limited to "rough" areas. Unfortunately we see school shootings, home invasions, etc in all types of communities. All it takes is one person with mental health issues looking to out do the last high profile incident and secure their place in history. .....
There are more reason to have a security review than just the possibility of a random shooting by some crazy:
Attended a medium size church in the south - 700 max seating with 400 average attendance. The church decons asked the local sherif's department if they would conduct a review. They did it not expecting much of anything - Just following-up on an idea that popped up at a meeting.
Sherif's dept said they were in bad shape! Seems the offering 1st Sunday of month contained a significant amount of cash. Offering was collected from the front to the back to minimize distractions from the music. 2 would then carry the collection out the doors, around the church and back into the church office and leave it there till worship was over. Review suggested we were just asking to be robbed!
Decons changed the order of collection from the back to the front.
Preacher and 2 decons took the collection to the office from inside the church
and lock in away in a new safe in the office.
Right after the service, Preacher and 2 decons would count offering and make ready a deposit for when the banks opened 1st thing Monday.
Then deposit was locked away again in the safe.
Monday morn one of the decons would accompany the preacher to the bank together.
Until this "spur-of-the moment" review, no one ever saw or gave any thought to the potiential security problem(s) we had.