Community Security

Staffed by a full-time Director of Community Security, the department is charged with convening, preparing, and equipping Jewish organizations with training and education, emergency communications, law enforcement engagement, and target hardening.

Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas (JFGD) created the Department of Community Security to ensure Jewish Dallas is proactive in our approach to safety and security. In the summer of 2016, JFGD signed on to a brand-new program to develop a thorough and thoughtful community safety plan. Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) oversees this nation-wide Secure Community Network (SCN) with the goal to inform, alert, and monitor Jewish security threats. At the onset of 2017, through a series of meetings with SCN, stakeholders, and community members, the Department of Community Security was approved. Major funding was provided by the Korenvaes Family Foundation in addition to JFGD allocations.

Upcoming Trainings

We do not have any planned training opportunities at this time.

The Department of Community Security focuses on four priorities:

  • Inform & Alert

    Facilitate a security alert communications platform, ensuring timely critical communications for imminent security incidents in the Greater Dallas area to all participating Jewish organizations.

  • Educate & Train

    Develop and implement the Community Security ‘Educational Series”, providing training and safety readiness for Jewish organizations.

  • Assess on Site

    Conduct security and vulnerability site assessments to strengthen “Target Hardening” objectives for participating businesses, schools, synagogues, and service organizations.

  • Connect Leaders

    Convene local, state, and federal law enforcement partners for real-time intelligence sharing and threat analysis.

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