Protecting the Nation's Houses of Worship
הִנֵּה, מִטָּתוֹ שֶׁלִּשְׁלֹמֹה--שִׁשִּׁים גִּבֹּרִים, סָבִיב לָהּ: מִגִּבֹּרֵי, יִשְׂרָאֵל
כֻּלָּם אֲחֻזֵי חֶרֶב, מְלֻמְּדֵי מִלְחָמָה; אִישׁ חַרְבּוֹ עַל-יְרֵכוֹ, מִפַּחַד בַּלֵּילוֹת
"Behold the Palanquin of Solomon; Sixty Mighty Men Surround it,
the Mighty Men of Israel."
"They All Handle the Sword, and are Expert in War; Every Man Hath His Sword upon His Thigh, Because of Dread in the Night."
-Song of Songs, Chapter 3:7-8
These words strike a powerful chord with the staff of GSG and we created this site as part of our outreach to the community of faith. We all must become "mighty men" in the face of violent action against our fellow worshipers.
It is difficult to imagine anyone deliberately perpetrating an active shooter incident in a House of Worship and yet it occurs with alarming regularity. Synagogues in Pittsburgh, Poway, Mumbai and dozens more places. Churches in Charleston, Sutherland Springs and White Settlement. The mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand and a Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Houses of Worship are no longer held as sacrosanct and meaningful steps must be taken to ensure the safety of the men, women and children who gather to pray. Our mission is to provide the necessary training & resources to allow worship, education and community service to continue in a safe and secure environment.
We are a group of former US Federal Agents and high-ranking commanding officers from the NYPD with experience in a number of highly specialized tactical units. In our practice we have provided a number of security solutions to every type of house of worship from small, neighborhood "shuls" (synagogues} in Brooklyn, NY to some of the largest churches in the world providing services for tens of thousands of worshipers each week.