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Training assists churches in maintaining a safe worship environment

Training assists churches in maintaining a safe worship environment

February 13th, 2011 by Jeremy P. Amick in News

Cole County Sheriff Greg White, left, visits with an attendee of the faith-based security training held recently at Concord Baptist Church.

Although violent acts remain fortunately uncommon in Mid-Missouri churches, incidents elsewhere highlight the fact that even the worship environment is not immune from such episodes.

"We have an obligation to protect our sheep from the wolves," said Cole County Sheriff Greg White. "We want everyone to have the opportunity to worship, but we need to ensure that they are safe in the process."

White was integral in coordinating the faith-based security training held recently at Concord Baptist Church in Jefferson City.