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Posted on: November 10, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Twin Falls Police to host “Place of Worship Safety Forum"

The Twin Falls Police Department has recently received many questions from churches asking what they can do to protect their people.  Recent tragedies present a pressing need facing ministry leaders.

The Church has always been a place of hope, comfort, healing and sanctuary. The realization that danger could lurk within our Churches is a frightful and upsetting prospect.

The Twin Falls Police Department will meet with local church representatives this week to discuss possible plans and strategies for emergencies within our places of worship. 

 “Places of worship have a unique challenge when it comes to security and safety.   It is important for us to make sure that every church, temple, synagogue or mosque within our community, are safe and protected. ”Chief Craig Kingsbury said.

A safety forum is scheduled from 3-4 p.m. next Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the City of Twin Falls Council Chambers, 305 3rd Ave E – Twin Falls, where law enforcement officers will discuss safety issues and take questions from local church representatives.

“We have to watch out for each other and work together to keep our community churches safe.” Officer J.P. O’Donnell said. 

Leaders of any faith-based organization within the community are invited to attend.  If you would like to participle in the safety forum, please RSVP by contacting Officer J.P. O’Donnell at or call our Community Outreach Unit at (208) 735-3445.
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