MPD holds 'active shooter' training with churches - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

MPD holds 'active shooter' training with churches

(SOURCE: WMC Action News 5) (SOURCE: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis of the FAITH community in Memphis is taking a hard look at security.

Memphis police hosted a meeting at Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church Thursday and their focus was on 'active shooters' and the ways churches can respond to armed attackers at their houses of worship.

Mississippi Boulevard already uses security cameras and guards.

"The reality is there are many who would seek to do harm and we just want to make sure we are ready for any threat, that we know how to adequately respond to law enforcement."

Thursday's session was the first of two sessions with Memphis police. 

Officers are encouraging churches to evaluate their security needs based on the size of the congregation.

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