Jefferson County, CO. – After a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is proud to host the 6th Annual “Safety in Faith Summit” on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd.
Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. Lunch will also be provided.
The summit provides education in safety and security for houses of worship, as well as an opportunity for strengthening relationships between faith leaders in Jefferson County and the public safety agencies that serve them. In addition to a series of presentations by guest speakers, information displays will be available throughout the day featuring local law enforcement agencies, Porchlight Family Justice Center, the 1st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and Rocky Mountain Police Chaplains.
Keynote speaker Tina Lewis Rowe, a renowned church safety expert and former U.S. Marshal and police captain, will reinforce the benefits for houses of worship to consider the big picture of safety rather than focusing only on rare violent events. Additional topics presented this year include lessons learned on the Safe Parking Initiative, Conflict Resolution and Faith Groups, Church Safety Team Training, and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design.
Faith based leaders, administrators, safety team members, and volunteers, as well as interested citizens are encouraged to attend. The summit is free but registration is required and can be completed online at https://bit.ly/JCSOSIF2021.