Security Consulting Company Creates Church Security Program to Protect Religious Institutions

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In response to the recent mass casualty shootings across the country and the increasing number of these attacks occurring at Churches, Enright & Associates, Inc., a global security management and consulting company, has designed a security assessment program specific to Religious Institutions and one that will offer both immediate and long term solutions to prevent acts of violence in Churches and Houses of Worship.

…as with all of the services our firm provides to clients, we do not subscribe to a cookie cutter version of one size fits all, rather we design programs that are geared to the specific institutions and communities that engage our services. Church leaders will find that the program we design for their Church will be

Enright & Associates, Inc., http://www.EnrightAssociates.com, company President John J. Enright announced today that the company has completed the design and development of a Church Security Program in response to the recent rampage shooting attacks that have occurred in Civic Centers, homes, Churches, workplaces and schools. These attacks have claimed the lives of over 60 victims in cities and towns across the country with countless others seriously injured. Two of the attacks have occurred in Churches and are indicative of the growing numbers of similar attacks in Houses of Worship over the past few years. To counter what can be viewed as an increasing trend of violent attacks aimed at religious institutions, Enright & Associates, Inc. has designed a new program that will address vulnerabilities identified in the attacks that have occurred in Churches over the past few years. The program will also provide solutions that will allow Church leaders to take proactive steps to protect their congregations from these acts of targeted violence.

Enright & Associates, Inc. is a global security consulting firm based in the Northeast United States and offers a wide range of security services to the private sector, institutions, government agencies, schools and hospitals. The company's experience spans 60+ years working in leadership positions for our nation's elite law enforcement and security agencies as well as in the private sector during the past 10 years.

In announcing this new initiative, John Enright, President of Enright & Associates, Inc. stated "…that the most recent trends witnessed in targeted violence around the country suggest that public institutions must begin to seriously address this growing epidemic and provide some level of protection from the type of rampage attacks that have played a prominent role in national news headlines since the Columbine HS attacks ten years ago. Churches are both unique and sensitive environments and require security solutions that consider the sanctity of their institutions and the sensitivities of the congregations they serve. We believe that our program will achieve this standard."

The program is modeled after the company's successful school security program as well as other initiatives the firm has addressed in past years concerning targeted violence. The services offered to Churches will target the specific vulnerabilities of religious communities and their infrastructure and recommend solutions unique to those environments. Understanding that churches are open and welcoming buildings, the strategies employed will emphasize decreasing risk by minimizing unauthorized access to Church properties and places emphasis on early recognition of persons who may be targeting a specific institution for violence. Since trends in recent years suggest that Churches have become targets for violent acts, our program also emphasizes the development of emergency - crisis response plans for Church environments that will provide another form of protection in mitigating the loss of life and serious injury that may result from an act of violence.

The security program offered by Enright & Associates, Inc. will also target the prevention of other crimes including arson, trespass, burglary, theft of church funds and vandalism and provide Churches with a comprehensive program that addresses both prevention and protection. Mr. Enright concluded that "…as with all of the services our firm provides to clients, we do not subscribe to a cookie cutter version of one size fits all, rather we design programs that are geared to the specific institutions and communities that engage our services. Church leaders will find that the program we design for their Church will be "their" program, designed around their culture and the congregation they serve."

Mr. John Enright, President of Enright & Associates, Inc. and Mr. Larry Amaker, Sr. Consultant have career experience spanning 60+ years developing their expertise in providing security advice and solutions that protect people, infrastructure, institutions and event venues. Their experience is perfectly suited to provide security advice to Churches, religious institutions and Houses of Worship across the country.

For more information about our services and our experience, please go to http://www.EnrightAssociates.com.

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