It’s with much excitement that I announce the launch of the Faith Safety Network (FSN). This unique, nonprofit collaborative has been in the works for many months, being built by an experienced slate of contributors, safety experts, and board members. Our shared goal is to serve the entire Colorado faith community that contributes so much to our state.
FSN seeks to be a go-to source for free, valuable safety and security information for churches and other houses of worship. Whether your place of worship is starting a safety or security team, or interested in upgrading an existing program, we are ready to help with pertinent and practical website content.
Our plan is to update the website, designed to be user friendly – no log in is required. We will also be sending out periodic FSN Updates regarding events and training, as well as safety tips. To receive these updates, you will need to sign up on the website.
We hope that you will find the information on FSN’s website useful. We very much welcome your candid feedback on the content, and solicit your requests to address specific topics and issues. We recognize that there are many experts in the faith safety arena and hope to incorporate their wealth of knowledge and experience going forward.
Another unique feature of FSN will be its Alert System, which will provide to members, time-sensitive and relevant information about incidents and suspicious activity occurring at religious institutions in Colorado. Instead of a general threat reminder with little value, FSN Alerts will provide specific first-hand information observed by member institutions. Past alerts by other local safety coalitions has led to the arrest of several criminals who were targeting area churches and helped thwart other incidents. We hope that an expanded, state-wide Alert network will be more beneficial with ever-increasing threats to the faith community.
We also realize that not every church has the funding to hire a security expert to review their needs or implement a program. That is a key reason we created FSN’s website to be a free resource. However, to continue to provide original, cutting-edge information, we hope for support (both financial and in-kind) from the Colorado faith community. FSN is currently an all-volunteer nonprofit with a very low overhead.
Our heart is to help foster safer places of worship in Colorado that others may worship in peace.