Cullman Co. Sheriff's Office to offer church safety class

Cullman Co. Sheriff's Office to offer church safety class

CULLMAN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - A church safety class is being offered by the Cullman Co. Sheriff's Office.

The class will take place November 14 at 6 p.m. at Temple Baptist Church on 157.

The class will focus on prevention and the steps a church and congregation can take to prevent imminent danger from happening.

Some of the topics that will be discussed are the creation of a church security team, increasing situational awareness, and promoting building security tips.

It is encouraged that 2 to 4 members of a church attend that may make up a security team.

"I never thought when I began my law enforcement career 18 years ago that the security of our churches would be a national issue at any point. I hope that pastors and church parishioners can attend this class to gain more knowledge and make their congregations as safe as possible", said Sheriff Matt Gentry.

The class will be taught by Sergeant David Nunn and Deputy Chad Whaley of the Cullman County Sheriff's Office.

Both of more than 18 years of law enforcement experience each, respectively.

To register please email Captain Mark Persall at or Bradley Williams at, you may call to ask either questions at 256-734-0342.

Please send in your name and which church you attend.

Citizens do not have to register but it is encouraged as it gives deputies a good idea as to the number of participants attending the class.

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