Community Safety Team

CST

The Community Safety Team offers guidance to schools, houses of worship and businesses in the development of Emergency Operation Plans, We recognize the need for community readiness in the event of an emergency. 

Recent violence in our communities has caused our citizens to question what can be done to protect their schools, places of worship, and businesses. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office offers guidance in making our community prepared to respond to environmental, natural, and manmade threats.

  1. Houses of Worship 
  2. Schools
  3. Businesses

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the need for community readiness in the event of an emergency. Recent violence at houses of worship has led religious leaders to question what can be done to protect their congregations.

Steps can be taken to reduce the likelihood and the impact of natural disasters and violence in houses of worship.

One of the first steps in making your house of worship safer is developing an Emergency Operation Plan and implementing a training program.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office formed a  Community Safety Team to address and guide houses of worship, schools, and businesses in becoming more prepared to respond to environmental, natural, and man-made threats.

The Sheriff’s Office will assist in developing an Emergency Operations Plan without sacrificing the welcoming atmosphere of your house of worship.

Here is a FEMA-developed Emergency Operation Plan designed for houses of worship.

Resources available to you:

Request guidance from the Community Safety Team through the online Request Form.