Providing for a safe and secure worship environment is becoming a more needed task based on the times that we live in. Church and personal liability as well as constantly assessing the risks associated with the “costs of doing NOTHING” vs. the “costs of doing SOMETHING are of course a concern that churches continually evaluate. Being obligated to provide a safe and secure worship environment for those that your church serves and for your church staff while at the same time doing so with the minimum amount of force necessary to de-escalate a situation is a question that many churches are faces with today. This course will provide your church with another effective option should the time come where force is required to protect your congregations and staff from physical harm.
Recognizing that utilizing a taser in the realm of securing protecting the the worship environment/congregation vs. law enforcement deployment of a taser we have designed this course curriculum to recognize that public relations and liability considerations are a very sensitive area in which churches need to be educated about. This curriculum and taser selection process need to take into account that church personnel are not protected by the “objective reasonableness” doctrine that law enforcement personnel are protected by. This reality necessitates the need for organizations considering this very effective less lethal option to educate church leadership, the church’s insurance company and those that will be carrying the taser on very specific policies in terms of deployment and documentation of such so that the church and the church’s insurance company are protected from false allegations of improper or punitive deployment.
This course is designed for those who are tasked with providing church security, and want to add the capability of a less than lethal TASER to their use of force options. Successful completion of this course will training and certify the studetn on the operation of either the TASER X-26 or C2 Security TASER.
- Function of how the TASER works as a less than lethal force option
- History & development of the TASER
- How the TASER operates and functions
- When and how it should be deployed in a church and worship environment
- What procedures to do if the TASER is utilized
- Potential liability issues – management & reduction
- Confrontation avoidance
- How to de-escalate a confrontation should it occur
- How the TASER fits into the overall use of force model for security in a church or worship environment
- This course will require student participation in a hands on and scenario based training environment. Students participating will be required to review and sign a liability waiver and a medical release form prior participation in the course.
Using this knowledge, your staff can assist with reducing the possibility of negative publicity, about your Church through improper use of force in handling a conflict. Additionally your chuch can manage liability exposure by training your staff effectively. Also seeing how everyone seems to have a video camera now, this should diminish the possibility of an individual from receiving their “15 minutes of Fame” from such an incident after it happens.
Our Training Philosophy
We believe in treating everyone respectfully and as adult learners. Our coaches participate in the learning process and we use a building block approach to solidify skills before moving toward more advanced concepts. We believe in the training principle of “Capability breeds Humility!” In other words we believe that in achieving a higher capability of skills through effective training the participant has the ability to maintain a higher level of relative calm under duress that real world situations present. Instead of operating from a “fear based” approach the capable operator can now operate from a position of confidence, thus quicker, better decisions are made and motor skill deployment is improved significantly.