Carl Chinn, who leads the Faith Based Security Network and consults with churches across the country, offers these 10 standards for starting (or improving) a security program:
Confirm executive support. The people in our care and the amenities they have funded with their contributions require the action of intentional protection. For a program to be the most effective, it should start at the top.
Conduct a baseline readiness survey. A church can hire a professional, use local law enforcement and fire departments (I advise using both), and use its liability insurance provider. Whatever way(s) you choose, develop some form of follow-up so you can measure not only how prepared you are now but can also track improvements.
Start with what you have. Start ...