The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a Church Safety Class, Thursday, January 9th at 6:00 p.m. It will be held at Temple Baptist Church on HWY 157.

The class will focus on prevention and the steps a church and congregation can take to prevent imminent danger from occurring.

Some of the points that will be discussed are the creation of a church security team, increasing situational awareness, and promoting building security tips.

It is encouraged that 2 to 4 members of a church attend that may make up a security team. Church members are also welcome who are just interested in their own personal protection. Carpooling is also encouraged.

“We have had several calls about this class since the recent church attack in White Settlement, Texas. I never thought this was a class that would be needed, how to protect our loved ones while attending church when I started in law enforcement over 20 years ago.

At the sheriff’s office, our citizens are our top priority and we wanted to again offer this class to the community on what they can do to protect themselves and their family”, said Sheriff Matt Gentry.

The class will be taught by Inv. Trevor Clemmons and Deputy Chad Whaley of the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office. Both of whom have over 30+ years of law enforcement experience, combined.

To register please email Deputy Bradley Williams at, you may also call to ask questions at 256-734-0342.

Please email your name, how many are attending in your group.

Citizens do not have to register but it is encouraged as it gives CCSO deputies a good idea as to the number of participants attending the class.