House of Worship Security Training Conducted on November 28, 2017

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the Seguin Police Department presented a seminar on “House of Worship Security Planning” at the Seguin High School.  There was also an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the comprehensive seminar.  The course was provided at no cost and was open to any interested house of worship staff in or around the area.  This seminar was designed to help church leaders assess threats, their vulnerabilities, threat prevention, protection and mitigation, attack indicators, emergency action plans, roles and responsibilities, lockdown procedures, shelter-in-place procedures, and active shooters situations.  This seminar was presented by Deputy Chief B. Ure, Officer Carlos Contreras, and Detective C. Crow.

There were over 400 in attendance and was well received.  The
seminar was specifically designed for church members, staff directly involved with security responsibilities, or simply church members considering developing a security team or just improving their house of worship security practices. Many of the attendees requested a copy of the PowerPoint presentation which the Seguin Police Department was very open to providing in an effort of helping not only those in our community but also anyone with an interest in this topic.  Please understand that this training course was developed in-house with our specific needs in mind.  We welcome anyone to download our presentation and revise it as you need.  Our sole interest is in helping others protect themselves.  Please feel free to download the following materials:

Church Security PowerPoint

Church Security PowerPoint (in PDF)

Department Overview

The Seguin Police Department is a mid-size agency located approximately 30 miles east of San Antonio on the I-H10 corridor.  Serving more than 30,000 citizens, the Seguin Police Department enjoys an excellent reputation of being community minded and one that recognizes that a true community partnership is very much necessary in order to provide a safe place to work, play, and live in Seguin.

Department Staffing

Sworn Officers  59 
Civilian Staff               8
Telecommunicaitons Staff               14

Our Mission

"To provide professional law enforcement service to the citizens and guests of Seguin through a proactive approach to crime, partnership with the community and a commitment to service.”


Department Accreditation    Image result for texas police chiefs association best practices and recognition program image
The City of Seguin is very proud to have be recognized by the Texas Police Chief's Association's "Law Enforcement Recognition Program."  This is a voluntary process where law enforcement agencies prove their compliance with 164 Texas Law Enforcement Best Practices.  These Best Practices are carefully developed by Texas Law Enforcement professionals to assist law enforcement agencies in the efficient and effective delivery of service, the reduction of risk and the protection of individual's rights.  

Seguin Police Department Core Values

"O.U.R. S.P.D."

This acronym represents our values:

  • Order
  • Understanding
  • Respect


  • Service
  • Pride
  • Dedication


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