Church Security and Safety Program

Career Diploma and Certification

      Course Taught by Armour College Instructors

Providing security services for places of worship, whether it be a large Christian church or a small town synagogue  has drastically changed over the past twenty years even before the tragedy of 9-11.

As the security industry continues to evolve, the duties and responsibilities of church security teams have also grown and security officers, whether paid or volunteer must have the skills and training to address an assortment of crimes, confrontations, incidents and emergencies that they may face daily in the performance of their duties in the church.

Duties of both contract and proprietary security officers now includes protection of people, property and data, protection of staff, investigation of minor and serious offenses, responding to medical and other emergencies, confronting and apprehension of offenders as well as providing basic security functions such as access control and other physical security duties.

To meet the needs of this specific area of the security industry, Armour College now provides  two tailored made courses for Church Security Officers.


  • Introduction to Church Security

  • Assessment of Need and Evaluating Church Security

  • Types of Physical Security Including Alarm and Surveillance Equipment

  • Crimes in the Church Federal Data and Statistics

  • Legal Liability-Risks and Concerns

  • Layers of Protection

  • Recruitment and Training of Staff

  • Equipment and Communications

  • Emergency Planning

  • De-escalation Techniques 

  • Active Shooter

  • Responding and Managing Behavioral Issues

  • Managing Large Events

  • Protecting High Risk Targets

  • Use of Force

  • Control Techniques


  • Church Security Assessment

  • Physical-Electronic Security Methods

  • Recruiting-Screening Staff

  • Contracting Private Security

  • Intro to Private Security

  • Duties, Responsibilities

  • Customer Service

  • Private Property Laws

  • City-State And Federal Laws

  • Effective Communications

  • Emergency Situations

  • Basic Understanding of Arrests/Detentions

  • Use of Force

  • Report Writing

  • Situational Awareness

  • Workplace Violence

  • Fostering Good Relations and Environments

  • Securing Schools, Day-cares, Nurseries

  • Bomb Threat Management

  • Active Shooter

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