We believe there is great need to help Houses of Worship improve their security. We also believe security improvements must be executed through an effective, systematic approach, following the best practices in the security industry. We are inspired by reading the following references and highly recommend them as "must reads" for any House of Worship security member:
Chester L. Quarles, CPP and Paula L. Ratliff, Crime Prevention for Houses of Worship (American Society for Industrial Security, 2001)
Paul E. Engle, Series Editor, Robert H. Welch, Serving By Safeguarding Your Church, (Zondervan, 2002)
Philip P. Purpura, CPP, Securing Houses of Worship, A Community Service for ASIS Chapters (American Society for Industrial Security, 1999)
ASIS INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES COMMISSION, General Security Risk Assessment Guideline (American Society for Industrial Security 2003)
Dedicated to helping protect houses of worship, John A. Griffey has more than 30 years of experience as a security professional. He has designed a security assessment program for houses of worship (downloadable - and free) to help improve security.