SECURITY FOR HOUSES OF WORSHIP – (Simulcast) by George Gaines
This course introduces students who want to effectively lead or participate in a house of worship security team that provides a secure environment for the congregation, without hindering normal routine and activities. The course prepares students with the fundamental knowledge, methods, and limited skills to function both as a leader and single operator to know what to do in order to detect, prevent, and neutralize a wide variety of threats to the safety and well-being of a congregation.
The instructor for this course is Dr. George Gaines, Chief Instructor, Gaines Tactical Training, Murphy, NC. Dr. Gaines holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Georgia, with specialization in training psychology, performance testing & measurement. He worked in academia and corporate life for over 40 years. As a firearms instructor, he has trained over a thousand students in concealed carry and certified more than a hundred firearms instructors. In addition to the training required for his certifications, Dr. Gaines has accumulated nearly 3,000 hours of advanced training with professional security. He has adapted these principles to the security needs of houses of worship, having trained nearly 250 members of house of worship security teams.