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Safety & Security of the Jewish Atlanta Community

Through the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s national partnership with Secure Community Network (SCN), the Federation Community-Wide Security Program works to enhance the safety and security of the Greater Atlanta Jewish community. Together, we are working to foster a culture of empowerment, collaboration, and vigilance, ensuring that all Jewish organizations operate safely and securely.

Brian Davis

Brian Davis

Community Security Director - 872-273-9978

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Bryan Underwood

Deputy Community Security Director

How We Can Help Secure Your Community

Report an Incident

If you see something, say something!  Use this form to report an incident or observations of suspicious activity.

Security Documents Library

Access our library of essential documents on community security and emergency protocols.

Addressing Cyber Safety & Security in the age of COVID-19
Bomb Threat Checklist
Firearms and the Faithful
How to spot a Phishing Scam
Recognize the signs
SCN Active Shooting Attacks DHS Overview
Bag Search Procedure Guide
Community Law Enforcement Guide
Hiring Private Security - A Roadmap for Securing Sacred Spaces
Emergency Operational Plan Template
Mitigating Attacks on Houses of Worship Security Guide
FBI Hate Crime Threat Guide
SCN Collateral Video Conference Best Practices
SCN Full Internet Header Recovery Instructions
SCN Low Cost No Cost Guide May 2020.pdf
SCN Social Media Awareness
Cybersecurity Checklist
SCN Power of Hello

Training Classes And Assessments We Offer

All training courses mentioned are appropriate for high school ages and up.

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Be Aware: An Introduction to Situational Awareness

This training will identify and explain the levels of situational awareness through lecture as well as scenario-based learning, give participants practical skillsets to enhance their situational awareness, allowing them to better protect themselves, their organizations, and their facilities. This training enables individuals to enhance their own safety and security against various threats, from active threats to everyday crime.  This course is able to be delivered in-person and by Zoom and is approximately 1 hour in length.  Number of attendees is unlimited.

Stop the Bleed (STB)

In an emergency situation, a person who is bleeding can die of blood loss within five minutes; knowing how to control bleeding can save your life or the life of someone near you. This course – appropriate for all audiences – offers training in basic bleeding control techniques such as direct pressure, wound packing, and tourniquet application. This course is a part of the national “Stop the Bleed” campaign, initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House. The purpose of the effort is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies as well as both man-made and natural disasters.  This course is traditionally delivered in an in-person format because of its hands-on component.  The didactic portion can be delivered via Zoom and then the hands-on component conducted at a later date in-person.  The entire course takes approximately 2-3 hours.  Number of attendees for the didactic portion is unlimited.  The hands-on component is limited to no more than 8 people per hour.

Countering an Active Threat Program

Our goal will be to educate our Community on how to “Commit to Action” if encountering any type of an active threat.  The participants will be exposed to national best practices that will provide tangible instructive material that can be utilized at work or in everyday life. The core objectives that will be presented include:

  • Know the definition of an Active Threat
  • Know the difference between security and safety
  • Have a better understanding of Active Threat incidents
  • Be able to identify and explain the three modes of action during an active shooter incident: RUN, HIDE, FIGHT
  • Understand how to prepare for an active threat event
  • Know how to respond to law enforcement’s arrival
  • Understand the importance of additional training

This course is able to be delivered in-person and by Zoom and is approximately 11/2 hours in length.  Number of attendees is unlimited.

Non-Profit Security Grants Program

Learn how to apply for a grant that helps our day schools, synagogues and partner organizations assess their vulnerabilities and secure funding to protect and “harden” their facilities with physical assets such as electric gates, surveillance cameras, and more.

Assessment Request Form
Secure Community Network NSGP Information & Resources
ADL H.E.A.T. Map

Use this form to help inform us about your event and what security you may need for it.

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Fabulous program this morning – so well done. Thank you for your work and I feel safer with you on the team.

Community Member

I just attended (virtually) your program for active “shooter” situation and wanted to congratulate you for such a well done and informative program. I have spoken to several friends (not members of Etz Chaim Synagogue) who would be very interested in watching the webinar.

Member of Etz Chaim Synagogue

Thank you for this valuable program. It was very helpful. We did a family watch and it has sparked wonderful conversations.

Community Member

My husband and I just finished the Active Threat Training seminar. You are an outstanding trainer and educator -- the seminar was informative, highly instructive, and provided us with information and skills all while keeping intensity to a manageable level. Thank you. We would love our grown kids to have the opportunity to participate in the training, especially our two Atlanta based daughters.

Community Member

Thank you for this much-needed and very educational training. Let’s pray we will never need it, but it sure is helpful to have the tools that you offer.

Community Member

Security Assessments

The Threat Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA) process supports organizations in identifying and mitigating vulnerability to security threats, attacks, assaults, or loss of human life that might occur as a result of terrorism, domestic violence, crime, or any threat to the Jewish facilities within a community. The TVRA recommends appropriate, practical, and cost-effective security safeguards, enabling an organization to make informed decisions regarding safety and security issues.

Assessment Request Form

The video is a recording of the Community-Wide Security Program’s 2022 Nonprofit Security Grant Workshop.  It focuses on best practices for completing the NSGP application, or Investment Justification.  The presentation was organized by the SCN Grants Director, Debbie Gottlieb.

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