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Fmr. Charleston police chief to speak at Upstate church security conference

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(Source: Covenant UMC) (Source: Covenant UMC)
GREER, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A multi-day conference about protecting churches from violence is coming to Greenville County in February.

Sheepdog Seminars, an organization that travels the country to discuss church safety practices in response to acts of violence, will be at Covenant United Methodist Church on Old Spartanburg Road on Feb. 23 and 24. Below are the times:

  • Friday, Feb. 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 23 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The seminar is expected to address active shooter training and prevention of sex crimes occurring on faith-based property.

Speakers at the event will include former Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen and Medal of Valor recipient Officer Greg Stevens.  Mullen is expected to discuss the community and the shooting at Mother Emmanuel AME church in June 2015 that claimed the lives of nine parishioners.

Garrett Edens, the security director for Covenant UMC in Greer, said the seminar has been approved to count for 10 education credits for South Carolina officers.

Registration is open for the event and tickets cost $69. Law enforcement officers who register can bring an additional officer for free.

For more information and to sign up, visit the Sheepdog Seminars website.

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