Package A 

Live Fire: Prior to handling any firearm the class will receive a safety brief as well as any necessary weapons handling instructions. During the course of fire, individuals will participate in drills that will measure the shooter’s accuracy and handling abilities. Meridian’s instructors will assist participants with proper target acquisition and firing principles. Participants will partake in numerous courses fire such as accuracy drills, control and hammered pairs, failure to stop drills, holster and draw drills, paired shooting, and more. The goal of the live fire is for the participants to identify both their strengths and weaknesses.  

 PowerPoint PresentationThe presentation contains valuable information such as church vulnerabilities and other concerns that security team members should be aware of. The Louisiana State Statues that govern Church Security and Firearm operations will be reviewed. Last the PowerPoint will contain best practices when identifying and responding to disruptive individuals as well as active shooters.  

Scenario Training:  The scenario portion of the course provides participants with in-depth scenarios they may face at church. Low powered airsoft weapons are used during this training. The reason for utilize airsoft weapons is because many of the scenarios are “Shoot/Don’t Shoot” situations. The security team will be given time to plan how they would operate during normal church service. After each scenario, the participants and instructors will conduct a debrief following each scenario, identifying lessons learned.  

After-Action Brief: At the end of the course the instructors will deliver an after-action brief identifying any concerns and strengths observed during the course. Participants can conduct a question and answer session with the instructors during this time.     

 

Package B 

PowerPoint PresentationThe presentation contains valuable information such as church vulnerabilities and other concerns that security team members should be aware of. The Louisiana State Statues that govern Church Security and Firearm operations will be reviewed. Last the PowerPoint will contain best practices when identifying and responding to disruptive individuals as well as active shooters.  

Security Walkthrough & Assessment: The instructors will lead the participants on a security assessment of the church grounds. During the assessment, the instructors will identify vulnerabilities discovered such as unlocked doors, windows etc. Meridian’s instructors are equipped with the necessary tools to complete a security assessment document onsite which will be reviewed later on in the course.   

Security Workshop: During the security workshop, participants will be able to directly interact with Meridian personnel. The purpose of the security workshop is to assist with policy and emergency action planning creation & development, question and answer session, review the security assessment, establishing a security team and security operations.  

Scenario Training:  The scenario portion of the course provides participants with in-depth scenarios they may face at church. Low powered airsoft weapons are used during this training. The reason for utilize airsoft weapons is because many of the scenarios are “Shoot/Don’t Shoot” situations. The security team will be given time to plan how they would operate during normal church service. After each scenario, the participants and instructors will conduct a debrief following each scenario, identifying lessons learned.  

After-Action Brief: At the end of the course the instructors will deliver an after-action brief identifying any concerns and strengths observed during the course. Participants can conduct a question and answer session with the instructors during this time.     

 

Package C 

 Security Assessment (Day & Night)A Meridian team member will meet with a point of contact (POC) from the security team at the church. Next Meridian will conduct an in-depth security assessment of the exterior and interior of the church grounds. Meridian’s assessor will return to the church at night (darkness) to conduct an exterior security assessment of the church. The security assessment results will be delivered to the security team POC. The information gathered during the security assessment will be utilized to assist the church security team when developing policies and procedures, Soft/Hard Assessment, as well as during the scenario training.  

Soft Assessment (During Church Service)The POC from the church security will meet with a Meridian team member during a designated church service. The POC should ensure this meeting is kept as discrete as possible. Meridian’s team member will participant in church services and observe all activities. Afterwards, this information will be communicated back to Meridian to prepare for the “Hard Assessment”.  

Hard Assessment (During Church Service)During the hard assessment a different Meridian team member will meet with the security team POC. Meridian’s assessor will not conduct any activity that will disrupt church services. During this portion of the assessment the assessor will conduct operations to test the current security team and or protocols in place.  

Security Assessment After-Action Report (AAR):  Church security team members will receive an after-action report regarding all the activities conducted prior to the AAR i.e. Security Assessment, Soft Assessment and Hard Assessment. The AAR will identify vulnerabilities discovered during the assessment phase of the course.   

PowerPoint PresentationThe presentation contains valuable information such as church vulnerabilities and other concerns that security team members should be aware of. The Louisiana State Statues that govern Church Security and Firearm operations will be reviewed. Last the PowerPoint will contain best practices when identifying and responding to disruptive individuals as well as active shooters.  

Security Workshop: During the security workshop, participants will be able to directly interact with Meridian personnel. The purpose of the security workshop is to assist with policy and emergency action planning creation & development, question and answer session, review the security assessment, establishing a security team and security operations.  

Scenario Training:  The scenario portion of the course provides participants with in-depth scenarios they may face at church. Low powered airsoft weapons are used during this training. The reason for utilize airsoft weapons is because many of the scenarios are “Shoot/Don’t Shoot” situations. The security team will be given time to plan how they would operate during normal church service. After each scenario, the participants and instructors will conduct a debrief following each scenario, identifying lessons learned.

After-Action Brief: At the end of the course the instructors will deliver an after-action brief identifying any concerns and strengths observed during the course. Participants can conduct a question and answer session with the instructors during this time.     
 

Package D 

Security Assessment (Day & Night)A Meridian team member will meet with a point of contact (POC) from the security team at the church. Next Meridian will conduct an in-depth security assessment of the exterior and interior of the church grounds. Meridian’s assessor will return to the church at night (darkness) to conduct an exterior security assessment of the church. The security assessment results will be delivered to the security team POC. The information gathered during the security assessment will be utilized to assist the church security team when developing policies and procedures, Soft/Hard Assessment, as well as during the scenario training.  

Soft Assessment (During Church Service)The POC from the church security will meet with a Meridian team member during a designated church service. The POC should ensure this meeting is kept as discrete as possible. Meridian’s team member will participant in church services and observe all activities. Afterwards, this information will be communicated back to Meridian to prepare for the “Hard Assessment”.  

Hard Assessment (During Church Service)During the hard assessment a different Meridian team member will meet with the security team POC. Meridian’s assessor will not conduct any activity that will disrupt church services. During this portion of the assessment the assessor will conduct operations to test the current security team and or protocols in place.  

Live Fire: Prior to handling any firearm the class will receive a safety brief as well as any necessary weapons handling instructions. During the course of fire, individuals will participate in drills that will measure the shooter’s accuracy and handling abilities. Meridian’s instructors will assist participants with proper target acquisition and firing principles. Participants will partake in numerous courses fire such as accuracy drills, control and hammered pairs, failure to stop drills, holster and draw drills, paired shooting, and more. The goal of the live fire is for the participants to identify both their strengths and weaknesses.  

Security Assessment After-Action Report (AAR):  Church security team members will receive an after-action report regarding all the activities conducted prior to the AAR i.e. Security Assessment, Soft Assessment and Hard Assessment. The AAR will identify vulnerabilities discovered during the assessment phase of the course.   

PowerPoint PresentationThe presentation contains valuable information such as church vulnerabilities and other concerns that security team members should be aware of. The Louisiana State Statues that govern Church Security and Firearm operations will be reviewed. Last the PowerPoint will contain best practices when identifying and responding to disruptive individuals as well as active shooters.  

Scenario Training:  The scenario portion of the course provides participants with in-depth scenarios they may face at church. Low powered airsoft weapons are used during this training. The reason for utilize airsoft weapons is because many of the scenarios are “Shoot/Don’t Shoot” situations. The security team will be given time to plan how they would operate during normal church service. After each scenario, the participants and instructors will conduct a debrief following each scenario, identifying lessons learned.  

After-Action Brief: At the end of the course the instructors will deliver an after-action brief identifying any concerns and strengths observed during the course. Participants can conduct a question and answer session with the instructors during this time.     

If your church or security would like to inquire about a items not mentioned in the above mentioned packages, please contact Jason Wilbur for more information.  

 

Jason Wilbur 
Jwilbur@meridian.us 
337.515.5833