A series of upcoming Ottawa County workshops help churches and places of worship create proactive safety plans.
"I think the biggest thing – the reason, is to be prepared."
That’s Sergeant Mike Bagladi of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. The department is offering a free, two-phase safety and security workshop for local churches and places of worship.
"Churches around the area and now all over the United States are coming up with their own security teams," he says. "It’s a real growing interest in all congregations."