In light of church shootings over the last few years, including Texas and Vestavia Hills, Alabama church leaders may be evaluating the security measures they have in place.

Shooters are hard to predict and can cause devastation in seconds, said Curt Carpenter, a retired police officer and team leader for Overwatch Security Advisors, a consulting firm based in Birmingham that works with businesses, nonprofits and churches.

“Your actions will play a large part in the effects that the shooter has on your facility,” he told leaders during a security workshop hosted by the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.

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This article was originally published at TheAlabamaBaptist.org.

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