Memphis TN November 12 2019 The Secure Community Network (SCN) has teamed up with the US Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) to offer training on threat assessment and prevention of violence against America’s Jewish community.
The event, to be held on Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee, will bring together law enforcement agencies, school officials, mental health professionals and local corporations to advise Jewish community leaders on how best to mitigate against the threat of attack.
“Recognizing potential threats is critical to preventing attacks at our schools, synagogues and community centers,” said Michael Masters, national director and CEO of SCN. “We are grateful to partner with the Secret Service NTAC to provide uniform, accurate training so that we can improve the safety of our community.”
The training comes just over a year after the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, in which eleven people were killed and seven injured, making it the deadliest antisemitic attack on American soil.
“It is critically important for our leaders to recognize potential threats and know how to respond,” said Stuart Frisch, the Memphis community’s regional security advisor with NTAC.
“We take security training seriously and are proud to partner with the United States Secret Service to make sure our community is safe and prepared,” he added.
The Secure Community Network was founded in 2004 as a national initiative dedicated to providing homeland security initiatives for America’s Jewish community.
The Jerusalem Post