U.S. Attorney Cole Finegan addresses gathering at Fort Collins Protecting Houses of Worship Training

U.S. Attorney’s Office to Host Several ‘Protecting Houses of Worship’ Training Seminars Across the State

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces it will co-host an event on ‘Protecting Houses of Worship’ (PHOW) at the Boulder JCC on Tuesday, February 21 from 6 – 8 pm. This interfaith event is open to the public and will focus on providing faith-based institutions with information from law enforcement and faith-related security experts about the threats of violence facing houses of worship and responsive measures to counter potential risks.

Clergy, community leaders, volunteers, and congregational staff of all faiths are invited to join this program co-hosted by the Boulder JCC, the US Attorney’s Office, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, and local law enforcement agencies to learn about how to protect our sacred spaces. This program is free, refreshments will be served.

The objectives of the program are:

  • Encouraging an initial conversation about implementing a security program
  • Offering best practices for faith-based security
  • Networking and community outreach
  • Providing resources, including components of a sound plan and examples of plans
  • Responding to community concerns

If you are interested in attending the seminar at the Boulder JCC please register here. Advance registration is always recommended for programs at the Boulder JCC. If you need assistance registering please contact 720-749-2536.   

The PHOW programs are interfaith events hosted at a community center, church, mosque, synagogue or other faith-based facility for participation by all interested faith-based organizations in the city or region.

Sponsored by The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, Community Relations Service, Rocky Mountain Region, and the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, the Fort Collins Police Department and the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office.


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