Resources, Partners, and Tips for Community Safety

There has been significant interest in Active Shooter Preparedness and Emergency Preparedness in general, here are some resources that are freely available.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) offers numerous resources to assist faith-based and community organizations with their efforts to prepare for all types of hazards, whether natural or man-made. Technical assistance is provided through presentations, workshops, webinars, tabletop exercises, and training.

To contact the active shooter preparedness team or to get more information on Active Shooter Preparedness workshops, please send an email to

The National Institute of Jistice has created a smartphone app to help law enforcement and houses of worship to work together to prevent attacks and prepare for catastrophic events.

Review the pdf created by FEMA Federal Government Resources for Protecting Houses of Worship.

In coordination with interagency partners, the DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) established a website for faith-based organizations that serves as a “one-stop shop” for information on available Federal tools, resources, and assistance.

View the Webinar Recording: Law Enforcement Partnerships: Creating Stronger Communities and Safer Houses of Worship.

View the Webinar Recording: Protecting Your Organization: Resources, Partners and Tips to Help Keep Your Office, House of Worship, or Community Center Safe, recorded live on 06-13-2017. Below are additional recordings from all of our partners.