The Association of Church Protection (AOCP)
Now the Church in the US can turn to the AOCP (Association of Church Protection) for help setting up an internal Volunteer Security Ministry Team. Please keep this added benefit we have launched to the body of Christ in the US in prayer. If anyone is interested, please contact us. God bless you, your family, and your ministries. May our LORD watch and protect us all. Amen.
The Association of Church Protection (AOCP) is founded to help Churches set up their own Volunteer Security Team. Prov. 2:11-12
With Crime on the rise and mass shootings increasing such as the NC Church shooting in 2015 that left 9 people dead and the largest active shooter situation in US history on Oct 1 in Las Vegas that left 50+ dead and 500+ wounded, the church is beginning to recognize they are vulnerable and exposed. The mass shooting in a small church in South Texas solidified the fact that even small churches are at risk and we must do something about it. Many churches want to form a Volunteer Security team but feel burdened by the costs and do not have the knowledge to train their volunteer security team. Now the church can set up their volunteer security team ministry and the AOCP is here to help.
Below are the options for Church Protection.
A study of active shooter situations by the FBI from year 2000-2013 found that a total of 3.8% of these situations involved "Houses of Worship".
Church Protection Options (methods):
1. Hire off-duty Local Law Enforcement (Cost are up to $55 per hour).
2. Hire Private Security Officer (Cost are up to $30 per hour).
3. The Church can operate under a “Letter of Authority” through their state (depending on state), (Cost is up to $1,000 per year. Liability falls on the Church
4. Set up a Volunteer Security Ministry (Protection, Prevention, and Safety Team). Cost is the most affordable and this ministry remains inside the church. Now the church can depend on the AOCP to help them set up this special protection ministry. No one will ever care for your church more than you and your members but they must be Trained and Supported.
Contact us to set up a time to discuss this very important and vital Ministry in your church. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
God bless you as you take control of protecting your church. As Christian leaders we must pray and have faith in the LORD's protection, but we must also do all we can humanly possible to protect our flock.
For His Glory!
Dr. Henry Vazquez, President/Founder of the AOCP – Association of Church Protection