The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Louisiana, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Anti-Defamation League, and Louisiana State University Police Department hosted a Faith-Based Security Summit yesterday for faith-based leaders and their security teams.
U.S. Attorney Brandon J. Fremin stated, “We stand ready to assist community leaders to help ensure the safety and security of our houses of worship. It is important that everyone feels secure whenever visiting a house of worship.”
Approximately 130 leaders from faith-based communities across Louisiana attended the symposium that was held at LSU’s Dalton J. Woods Auditorium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The symposium provided attendees with active shooter threat awareness, information to deter such threats, information for development and implementation of security and emergency action plans, information sharing, and risk assessment. Presentations included topics such as human violence, pathway to violence, empowering bystanders to report suspicious behaviors, pre-offense indicators of active shooters, initial steps in creating active shooter preparedness plans and responses, and available resources.