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CSI Training Facility
1701 Legacy Dr. |
Suite 125 | Frisco, Texas 75034
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Church Security Training
The Christian Security Institute
is a Level 2-3 &
4 security training school licensed by the Texas Department
of Public Safety - Private Security Bureau to certify both
Commissioned Security Officers and Personal Protection Officers
(bodyguards) in the state of Texas.
This certification and licensing is
required by anyone wishing to carry a concealed handgun as a
part of a Church Security Team in Texas.
CSI provides this training
exclusively to client churches who wish to legally provide
security teams for their church's protection and works with our
partner Gatekeepers Security Services to license these teams.
Churches Get Educated in Security
The Christian Security Institute
(CSI) is a state licensed security school that produces
plainclothes Personal Protection Officers for some of the
largest churches in America. It's president, Chuck Chadwick,
former security director for Ed Young's Fellowship Church, says
the demand has been increasing steadily for the past ten years
to where the institute now furnished the church specific
training program to a host of churches.
the latest technology using laser shot simulation, defensive
tactics area, judgmental branching video scenario simulation and
firearms training the school has all the tools needed to train
elite "Gatekeepers". Live firearms training is conducted at a
local private tactical range.
"The laws in
Texas are quite specific about the legality of carrying firearms
in churches as a part of the increasingly popular "Security
Teams" Chadwick says. "You can't just get Bubba-Joe with his
Concealed Handgun License to ride heard over the flock. Actually
it is illegal and can earn the pistol packer a class "A"
misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and a $10,000
The statistics speak for themselves. According to
the nation's leading church violent crime statistician Carl
Chinn of M7 (http://www.CarlChinn.com);
from 1/1/1999 through 9/15/2010 there were 167 deadly force
incidents resulting in the death of others in churches.
Of those incidents only 5 were stopped in process by
law enforcement, 7 were stopped in process by others and the
remaining 155 were stopped when the attacker was finished.
Law enforcement tell us that until they get there;
"We are on our own to stop the incident." Most of the time the
police get there to take the report. In the average active
shooter incident a person is shot every 15 seconds.
In the most infamous church shooting at New Life
Church in Colorado Springs in 2007 the assailant emptied three
thirty round clips from an assault rifle killing two young girls
and wounding several others. The total incident lasted less than
"We had to come up with a solution that was legal
and low cost for churches." says Chadwick "That is went we
developed our "Gatekeeper" program modeled after the Gatekeepers
of biblical days." (I Chronicles 9:21)
Contact Chuck Chadwick
(972) 712-8818 or
Church Crime Statistics
Analysis of Uniform Crime Reports
from the FBI
by Chuck Chadwick
I don't know what sparked my
interest in this subject again other than a little
The pioneer in church
security statistics is Carl Chinn. He
has been tracking violent crime in
churches sense 1999. Carl and I were
talking about the enormity of trying to
track crime statistics for churches.
were several web sites using Goggle
as there prime source of church
crime tracking. Those are very
helpful in making churches aware of
the daily trends. But those numbers
don't seem to reflect the bigger
picture I was looking for. One study
published put the number at
approximately 1,200 for the total
number of crimes at Christian
churches in 2009.
Carl brought up
the FBI's reports on Uniform Crime
Reports (UCRs). (see foot note for
details on UCRs)
Having over 17,000
departments inputting data on millions
of crimes each year has got to be
valuable data. All I had to do is find a
way to sort out the Church crimes.
With a couple of days
research into the National Archive of
Criminal Justice Data I seem to have
found it. The data files are huge and
you can't import a 5.4 million record
database into an Excel spreadsheet. You
have to use a database product like
Microsoft Access (at least).
The data file for
2008 has over 5 million records and
among the data structure is a field
called "Location". Low-and-behold
location code 4 is for
There were over
24,445 crimes attributed to location
code 4 (Churches/Synagogues/Temples).
I am willing to
concede that not all are going to be
Christian churches, but the majority
We will be bringing
you further analysis of the data soon.
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