Security Seminar

Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Great Commission Center – 1324 The Plaza, Charlotte

All our pastors, ministerial staff, and security volunteers are welcome to attend.

Drinks & Snacks will be available.


Topics to be covered:

  • Church Security Mindset; enhancing our mindset of the church in today’s environment. Presenting to the congregation the need to enhance and embrace the security mindset.
  • Security during Church Services: Selection of volunteers for security, training, and equipment needs.
  • Avoiding and/or reducing potential Service Disruptions and de-escalation.
  • Suspicious Persons: Recognizing and approaching and de-escalating.
  • Campus Security during service and activities
  • Threats/Individual and toward Church; Domestic related, behavioral health, people in crisis
  • Weekday/Office Security: physical and personal security for staff
  • Emergency Evacuation: Plan development and communication with the congregation.

Training will be provided by Retried Chief of Police Harold Medlock. Chief Medlock served as Chief of Police of the Fayetteville Police Department for four years, retiring in January 2107. He served for 25 years with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department; promoting to Deputy Chief in 2008.

He and his wife Gloria are longtime members of Charlotte First Baptist Church, and while in Fayetteville, were members of Village Baptist Church.

He began providing a church security seminar and church campus evaluations in 1994 and has delivered the security seminar more than fifty times to more than 250 churches in the past thirty years in Charlotte and Fayetteville. He continues to serve on the FBC Security Team and developed the security plan for First Baptist Church.

Chief Medlock received an MBA degree from Pfeiffer University and is a graduate of the FBI National Executive Institute, the FBI National Academy, and the Senior Management Institute for Police.