Our church’s Safety and Security Committee has been up and running for a little less than two years, has done a multitude of assessments, written and instituted a Preparedness Plan, and is now in the process of creating a Safety Team for Sunday worship services and special events. My question: Would someone be willing to share the application your organization has for your safety team members? I don’t want to reinvent the wheel as the saying goes. I’ve looked through the on line resources and didn’t see one. Thanks in advance!
Our church, as well, uses church community builder as a method to make sure that our volunteers meet the criteria for any type of church servant but it goes a little further than that once CCB has been cleared.
Our team captains meet with all security team candidates in a group setting and ask a variety of questions that center around finding out the following: do they have related or transitional skills that the team could use (law enforcement, security, military or medical), can they meet the time and training requirements needed, how they might handle certain situations, use of force discussions, etc. There probably isn’t one application that any one house of worship can use. It’s a matter of what is important to you for team membership and if that person meets your requirements but a healthy dose of background questions as well as face to face interviews is extremely important when making and informed choice.