Please Be Aware
Pennsylvania was one of the top states that saw white supremacy propaganda in 2022, along with Washington, Montana, Oklahoma, New York, Virginia, North Carolina and Texas. Read more on penncapital-star.org →
Revised FBI Hate Crime stats released Monday show hate crimes in the U.S. jumped again in 2021. The almost 12% increase shows a reversal of a previous, incomplete report showing a drop but was missing data from some of the nation’s largest cities, including NY and LA. Most victims, 64.5% were targeted due to race, ethnicity or ancestry, 16% were targeted over sexual orientation, and 14% involved religious bias. Half of religious cases targeted Jewish people. Read more on apnews.com →
On Thursday, March 30, 2023, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. the Pennsylvania Office of Homeland Security (OHS), in partnership with DHS, PEMA, Pennsylvania State Police, the three Fusion Centers across the Commonwealth, Faith-based Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (FB-ISAO), and the ADL, is offering a quarterly virtual learning series to faith-based organizations. These series have been very valuable, and provide important information to religious leaders, security personnel, and members of houses of worship to enhance security and prepare for outdoor events. Register on eventbrite.com →
Security Matters in the News This Week
- “This is a hate crime” : Cape Coral Chabad Jewish Center attacked by vandal (nbc-2.com →)
- Jewish organization says antisemitic incidents increased 6% in Wisconsin in 2022 (wuwm.com →)
Security Resources and/or Training
This is for the faith-based community to recognizing and respond to suspicious behaviors and activities related to terrorist or criminal activities.
NEW: De-Escalation Training
Please contact Erin Fagan at email@example.com or 412-992-5252 to schedule this training.
Situational Awareness, Active Threat, and Usher/Greeter Training
If you or your organization have not yet had these training modules, please contact Erin Fagan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-992-5252. All can be made available in person or via Zoom.
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