LAURENS Co., S.C. (WSPA) — The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is teaching church leaders how to protect their congregations.
The community is invited to attend the meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Laurens County Courthouse located at Hillcrest Square.
The sheriff’s office said several residents requested help designing security plans after a gunman killed 26 people and wounded about 20 others at a Texas church.
Some of the issues that will be discussed will be how to keep smaller congregation churches safe and how to detail an effective safety plan.
Law enforcement says they want churches to have a plan that includes safety measures, they will also speak with religious centers individually about their firearm policy.