Churches, mosques, synagogues, and all places of worship should be havens from the chaos of life. Safety is paramount and adopting a few simple procedures can dramatically increase the security of these sanctuaries and help to protect the people within and the surrounding property.
The Richmond Police Department will be hosting a safety and awareness forum for religious gathering places. The forum will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. A variety of topics will be discussed, including general safety, preparing for an emergency, firearms in places of worship and pastoral protection.
The forum will be held at the First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Avenue. For further questions, please contact Officer Kimberly Cheatham at (804) 646-6754 or by email at Kimberly.Cheatham@richmondgov.com
Registration is available online here