Shul Security Tips

There was a good article in the Forward containing some Shul Security Tips. Here is a link to the article. Here are the tips.

1) Strike the balance between preparedness and paranoia.

2) Use technology where it’s prudent.

3) Develop a synagogue security plan.

4) Take advantage of the physical security you already have.

5) Install video surveillance.

6) Design a plan to cooperate with local law enforcement.

7) Train synagogue leaders about security.

8) Engage the community while leaving most of the responsibility on the staff.

9) Apply for a security site visit.

10) Consider active shooter training programs.

11) Assign patrolling staff.