WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – In the wake of the mass shooting at a Texas church on Sunday, the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office is offering security checks for places of worship.
Authorities said in a press release Monday that being prepared for any kind of emergency—whether it be medical, weather, an active shooter, or protest—would be beneficial for everyone.
The sheriff’s office says a security check would take about 1 to 2 hours, depending on the facility’s size, and can be done at your convenience.
“After we have completed the security check, we would gladly provide you a written assessment of any recommendations to help you secure and maintain order during an emergency,” the press release added.
Wilson County deputies also say they’d be happy to provide a child-friendly 15 to 20-minute presentation to a church’s congregations about security and what to do in an emergency.
If you are interested in any portion of this service, please contact Elizabeth Anderson at 615-444-1412 ext. 255 at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to do a security check, the sheriff’s office needs the following information:
- Map of property and building
- Number of armed security staff that may be on property
- Estminated number of people in attendance
- Telephone directory to all staff
- All video points
- Electrical and sprinkler shutdown points