Security for Holy Places is the first comprehensive security guide for religious associations and organizations.
While focused on houses of worship (and schools and centers connected to them), the guide also provides important information on securing religious summer camps and its guidance can be used for any faith-based organization, senior center, day care, or school.
The book includes chapters on:
types of weapons used by intruders
perimeter and inside security
where to get professional help
how to build a security plan
what to know when hiring guards
armed versus unarmed guards & volunteers
mental health issues
how to use volunteers effectively to strengthen security
information on technology that can strengthen the protection of holy places and their immediate surroundings
security for day and overnight camps
guidance on how to organize security committees to strengthen security
checklists for congregations and camps to use immediately
Security for Holy Places," by Dr. Stephen Bryen. In this important book, Dr. Bryen hits it out of the park for a long awaited instructional for all holy places that are currently conditioned in fear by possibility of attacks by terrorists, racists, by deranged persons inspired by loose-mouthed politicians.
No Rabbi leading a synagogue, no Priest or Minister responsible for keeping a church, no Nun responsible for care of a school building, no Imam caring for a mosque, and no big city or small town mayor should be without the information that this book provides. . . And given the great number of holy places in Europe and the Middle East, this book should be mandatory reading for every European and Middle East security official responsible for endurance of said holy sites.
--Marvin Leibstone, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.). Editor and Publisher, World Affairs Notebook, former North America Editor in Chief, Military Technology Magazine and Nations Magazine.