Wednesday, October 10

Creating an Emergency Plan

Creating an Emergency Plan

Emergency action plans keep you and your family calm and safe in case of a natural disaster, fire or terrorist attack. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration mandates that businesses have plans in place in case of an emergency. Planning for these events is just as important for families, in order to ensure everyone is prepared when a disaster occurs.

Shooting: 84-year-old Detroit Church Security Guard

From: Detroit Free Press

The second Detroit teen charged with the shooting death of an 84-year-old church security guard has been sentenced to spend 15 to 30 years in prison for murder

Alandre Boone, 18, was sentenced today in Judge Michael Callahan’s court in connection with the May 9 death of Joseph Lewis Jr. He also received a 2-year sentence for using a gun while committing a felony.

Workshop to Focus on Church Security

From: The Augusta Chronicle

As the administrator of First Baptist Church of Augusta, Jacob Malone has encountered everything from people trying to take over Sunday morning worship services to rabid animals on campus.

He has had deranged people confront church secretaries and light fires in the sanctuary. Cars have been vandalized, and once, he said, a flasher disrupted the church’s Wednesday night program.

Such events inspired him to invite the community to a church safety training event, put on by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety. The agency’s expert on church security will present a full-day workshop at First Baptist on Oct. 18.

Tuesday, October 9

Oklahoma Church Bomb Plot

From: Huff Post Chicago

A 23-year-old Illinois man accused of planning to attack dozens of churches in Oklahoma with Molotov cocktails has struggled with mental illness, substance abuse and grief, said his cousin, who expressed relief that no one was hurt in the plot.

Gregory Arthur Weiler II, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., was arrested Thursday after a motel maintenance worker spotted the makings of Molotov cocktails in a trash bin and alerted police. Officers found bomb-making materials in Weiler's motel room, along with plans to attack nearly 50 churches in Miami, a community of about 13,500 in northeast Oklahoma, according to a police affidavit.

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Texas Man Killed Pastor At NorthPointe Baptist Church

From: Huffington Post

FORT WORTH, Texas — A man convicted of killing a North Texas pastor caused various problems while jailed after his arrest for the crime – including assaulting jailers – and had been committing offenses since he was a teenager, according to testimony Monday during the punishment phase of his trial.

Steven Lawayne Nelson, 25, is facing the death penalty or life in prison without parole for the suffocation death of the Rev. Clint Dobson at Arlington's NorthPointe Baptist Church in March 2011. Nelson also beat the church secretary before stealing her car and other items.

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Monday, October 8

Facebook Hits 100 "Likes"

I just noticed that our "Security at Church" Facebook Page has reached 100 followers. This is a great context for passing and receiving church security related information. If you have not signed up please "like" our Facebook Page and pass it on to your friends!

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This article is a couple of weeks old; however, is good news related to access to background records for searches.

From: Security Info Watch
Legislation supported by the Electronic Security Association that would give companies in the industry access to the FBI’s database for criminal background checks was recently approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee and will now go before the full senate.

The "Electronic Life Safety and Security Systems Federal Background Check Act" was actually approved as part of an amendment to another bill, the "Child Protection Improvements Act" (S. 645). According to John Chwat, director of government relations for ESA, the legislation simply secures permission from Congress and the Department of Justice to give ESA members in states that do not have licensing or federal background check requirements for security installers access to the FBI database. 

Looking for a background check company? 
Contact, Alan Larkin Directly with Intellicorp at 1-800-539-3717 ext. 109 or via web at  Promotion Code: "SAC001"

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Sorry for the lack of posts over the last couple of weeks. Life has been a little busy with travel... We should be back up and running now...