Our hearts go out to all of the families and first responders affected by the tragedy this morning in Pittsburgh, where a synagogue was attacked by a gunman today. We want people to feel safe in their places of worship, so we have a few safety tips that we would like to share.
-Have one or more trained person remain posted at designated areas to observe people exiting cars and walking towards the church
-Train users, greeters, and other key volunteers to recognize, report, and respond to suspicious activity or a safety incident. Part of the training should be focused on being observant for signs of stress or suspicious actions.
-Develop an emergency plan to address natural and man-made disasters. Test this plan annually.
-When opening and closing your facility, play close attention to your surrounding and be extra vigilant.
-Reveiw outdoor lighting to make sure it is sufficient. Maintain plans and shrubbery on the grounds to reduce hiding places.
-Report suspicious activity to the police immediately. if you see something, say something.
The Aurora Police Department cares about every citizens safety, no matter their religious or cultural background. Officers are available to respond to calls 24/7. #CommunityCommitment
To report suspicious activity, please call (303)627-3100 or call 911. #SaferAurora