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Our Purpose

Provide training, services and support to assist churches in developing and maintaining a security program and security team to create a safe environment at their facilities. We provide skilled, experienced instructors, programs and training resources that will empower your church organization to develop a security program/ security team. These services we provided to the faith-based community are supported by a foundation of biblical principles.

A Biblical Approach

How is a church to prevent and respond to the various safety and security concerns of this age? The Arizona Church Security Network follows a two-pronged approach found within the Scriptures.

"And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night." Nehemiah 4:9

Networking

We provide monthly opportunities to meet in person in both Southern Arizona and the Phoenix Metro Regions. The first Thursday of the month the Phoenix Metro Region meets at Church for the Nations at 6:00pm. The last Friday of the month the Southern Region meets at Christ Community Church of Tucson at noon for a Lunch & Learn. These opportunities allow church safety and security team members to share information, best practices and learn about a different topic each month. These meeting are open to anyone serving in Faith Based Organization or their churches ministries regardless of AZCSN membership.

We encourage members to share incident information with each other and the network. The network distributes person-of-interest information to its Shepherd members as it is received.

  Professional Training

  The greatest mistakes that people make in a crisis come from not knowing what steps to      take and in what order to take them in a given situation. We offer over thirty-five different    courses, taught by our professional instructors, ranging from the Biblical Basis for Church    to Security, to Family Emergency Preparedness, I LIVED Civilian Response to Active         Attackers, and Arizona Armed Security instruction. 


Assessment and Planning

We understand safety and security in churches and other ministries is unique in several ways.  We will work with your church to customize an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that meets     the needs of your ministry while providing for the safety of your staff, members, visitors, and children. Our team is also able to assist you in development of safety and security policies and procedures, and examination of threats and risks your organization may encounter.    

Upcoming events

    • June 21, 2024
    • June 22, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Journey Church 3782 N Bank St Kingman & Mojave Sportsmans Club ​
    • 3
    Register

    Topics Include:

    -Safe Firearm Handling & Storage          -Weapon Care and Maintenance

    -Weapon Manipulation                            -Mental Conditioning & Tactics

    -Firearm and Equipment Selection         -Defensive Measures

    -Weapon Retention                                 -Use-of-Force  

    -Ammunition Types                                 -Survival Mindset

    -Home Safety                                          -Confrontation Aftermath

    -Law & Legal                                           -Threat Recognition

    -Firearm Presentation                             -Balancing Accuracy & Marksmanship

    -Weapon Malfunctions                            -Written Exam & Range Qualification

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP
    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)
    Sturdy strong side holster
    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)
    Three magazines minimum (more are better)
    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely
    Minimum of 250-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber
    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)
    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)
    Brimmed hat
    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out
    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)
    Closed toe shoes
    Lots of water
    Lunch
    Sunscreen

    Prohibited:

    An unteachable spirit
    Handguns in calibers not listed above
    Cross draw, shoulder, purse, backpack or bag holsters
    Holsters that require the index finger of the shooting hand to release any retention devices (Serpa style holsters)
    Holsters that require two hands to safely re-holster
    Holsters worn in any manner in which they were not originally intended
    Any equipment considered by the Range Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to be dangerous
    Students instructing other students unless requested to do by the Range Instructor as part of the course


    • June 28, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ
    Register

    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn. This event is open to all church leadership and safety / security team members. 

    Verbal De-Escalation

    Verbal De-escalation techniques are used when a person is becoming disruptive in an inappropriate location and time. This could be during a church service, in a classroom, an office or other non church related locations. You will learn how to identify warning signs that can lead to a crisis incident. Assess risk and use verbal techniques to defuse situations before they become violent. Use disengagement skills to avoid or minimize injury and keep yourself, your congregation and others safe.






    • June 28, 2024
    • June 29, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Highlands Church 9050 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Suite 100, Scottsdale
    • 5
    Register

    This entry level Reality Based Training course will provide students with an environment to learn how to safely operate and utilize firearms when pursuing active threats. The course will include a review of different tactics that may be used when moving through interior structures. Students will then practice engaging threats using their verbal, less lethal and deadly force skills as appropriate in a given situation. 

    Participants must have completed the Arizona Armed Security Guard Course through AZCSN. This course is a prerequisite for all other Reality Based Training provided by the network.  

    • July 13, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church of Tucson 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ 85710
    • 11
    Register

    This course is an introduction to Krav Maga escorts and holds. This course will include hands on practice.
    • July 13, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Calvary Tucson East Campus 8711 E. Speedway Boulevard, Tucson AZ 85710
    Register


    The purpose of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. This preparation is being done by raising awareness and teaching people how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding.

    Emergency First Aid Fundamentals teaches you basic first aid and lifesaving techniques to be used in the event of a medical emergency.

    You will learn how to properly assess a patient and how to deal with significant issues such as compromised airway, broken bones, burns, heart attacks, seizures, strokes, and more. 

    • July 16, 2024
    • July 17, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Northern Arizona Shooting Range 2000 Forest Service 128 Road, and Flagstaff Christian School South Campus
    Register

    Topics Include:

    -Safe Firearm Handling & Storage          -Weapon Care and Maintenance

    -Weapon Manipulation                            -Mental Conditioning & Tactics

    -Firearm and Equipment Selection         -Defensive Measures

    -Weapon Retention                                 -Use-of-Force  

    -Ammunition Types                                 -Survival Mindset

    -Home Safety                                          -Confrontation Aftermath

    -Law & Legal                                           -Threat Recognition

    -Firearm Presentation                             -Balancing Accuracy & Marksmanship

    -Weapon Malfunctions                            -Written Exam & Range Qualification

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP
    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)
    Sturdy strong side holster
    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)
    Three magazines minimum (more are better)
    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely
    Minimum of 250-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber
    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)
    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)
    Brimmed hat
    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out
    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)
    Closed toe shoes
    Lots of water
    Lunch
    Sunscreen

    Prohibited:

    An unteachable spirit
    Handguns in calibers not listed above without permission
    Cross draw, shoulder, purse, backpack or bag holsters
    Holsters that require the index finger of the shooting hand to release any retention devices (Serpa style holsters)
    Holsters that require two hands to safely re-holster
    Holsters worn in any manner in which they were not originally intended
    Any equipment considered by the Range Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to be dangerous
    Students instructing other students unless requested to do by the Range Instructor as part of the course


    • July 20, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Calvary Tucson West Campus 5170 S. Julian Drive, Tucson AZ 85706
    Register


    The purpose of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. This preparation is being done by raising awareness and teaching people how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding.

    Emergency First Aid Fundamentals teaches you basic first aid and lifesaving techniques to be used in the event of a medical emergency.

    You will learn how to properly assess a patient and how to deal with significant issues such as compromised airway, broken bones, burns, heart attacks, seizures, strokes, and more. 

    • July 27, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Antioch Phoenix 1125 N Dobson Rd, Chandler, AZ
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This course is an introduction to Krav Maga escorts and holds. This course will include hands on practice.
    • August 01, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 98
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    Keeping Kids Safe in a Ministry Environment

    This course focuses on the need for faith-based organizations to be actively engaged in protecting the children they serve. This overview of best practices will include check-in and check-out of children, volunteer screening, mandatory reporting, preventing and responding to sexual abuse and implementing protective measures. We will examine the scope of the problem, the grooming process, and policies and procedures. Learn about the many hidden dangers and practical ways you may keep the children under your organizations care safe.


    • August 03, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Pantano Christian Church 1755 S Houghton Rd Tucson, AZ
    Register

    This six-hour course is designed to educate the public on how they can mitigate the loss of life if they find themselves in a violent intruder incident. The goal of I LIVED training is for participants to recognize the need for immediate response to these types of incidents, recognize ways they may intervene, and empower them to make a difference in the event.

    • August 05, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Reveal Vineyard 13015 W Greenway Rd, El Mirage, AZ 85335
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Monday of the month at Reveal Vineyard near Surprise. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety. 

    Keeping Kids Safe in a Ministry Environment

    This course focuses on the need for faith-based organizations to be actively engaged in protecting the children they serve. This overview of best practices will include check-in and check-out of children, volunteer screening, mandatory reporting, preventing and responding to sexual abuse and implementing protective measures. We will examine the scope of the problem, the grooming process, and policies and procedures. Learn about the many hidden dangers and practical ways you may keep the children under your organizations care safe.

    • August 06, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Life"s Destiny Church 2601 East Brown, Mesa, AZ
    • 25
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Tuesday of the month at Life's Destiny Church in Mesa. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    Keeping Kids Safe in a Ministry Environment

    This course focuses on the need for faith-based organizations to be actively engaged in protecting the children they serve. This overview of best practices will include check-in and check-out of children, volunteer screening, mandatory reporting, preventing and responding to sexual abuse and implementing protective measures. We will examine the scope of the problem, the grooming process, and policies and procedures. Learn about the many hidden dangers and practical ways you may keep the children under your organizations care safe.


    • August 10, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility DPS Building & Range 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd. Phoenix, Arizona 85086
    • 10
    Register

    This is an 8 hour introductory pistol class, includes four hours in the classroom focused on understanding of safety, function and use of the pistol. This will be done with safe, laser firing teaching replicas. This will be followed by four hours at the range, where the participants will put their new knowledge to use. Training will be in a safe and supportive environment.

    • August 10, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility AZDPS Building & DPS Range 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix
    • 13
    Register

    Topics Include:

    -Safe Firearm Handling & Storage          -Weapon Care and Maintenance

    -Weapon Manipulation                            -Mental Conditioning & Tactics

    -Firearm and Equipment Selection         -Defensive Measures

    -Weapon Retention                                 -Use-of-Force  

    -Ammunition Types                                 -Survival Mindset

    -Home Safety                                          -Confrontation Aftermath

    -Law & Legal                                           -Threat Recognition

    -Firearm Presentation                             -Balancing Accuracy & Marksmanship

    -Weapon Malfunctions                            -Written Exam & Range Qualification

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP
    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)
    Sturdy strong side holster
    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)
    Three magazines minimum (more are better)
    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely
    Minimum of 200-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber
    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)
    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)
    Brimmed hat
    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out
    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)
    Closed toe shoes
    Lots of water
    Lunch
    Sunscreen

    Prohibited:

    An unteachable spirit
    Handguns in calibers not listed above
    Cross draw, shoulder, purse, backpack or bag holsters
    Holsters that require the index finger of the shooting hand to release any retention devices (Serpa style holsters)
    Holsters that require two hands to safely re-holster
    Holsters worn in any manner in which they were not originally intended
    Any equipment considered by the Range Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to be dangerous
    Students instructing other students unless requested to do by the Range Instructor as part of the course


    • August 16, 2024
    • August 17, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • AZCSN Classroom 7030 E Old Vail Road Building B, Tucson & Pinal Air Park Range 2 4641 E Pinal Airpark Rd, Red Rock,
    • 22
    Register

    Topics Include:

    -Safe Firearm Handling & Storage          -Weapon Care and Maintenance

    -Weapon Manipulation                            -Mental Conditioning & Tactics

    -Firearm and Equipment Selection         -Defensive Measures

    -Weapon Retention                                 -Use-of-Force  

    -Ammunition Types                                 -Survival Mindset

    -Home Safety                                          -Confrontation Aftermath

    -Law & Legal                                           -Threat Recognition

    -Firearm Presentation                             -Balancing Accuracy & Marksmanship

    -Weapon Malfunctions                            -Written Exam & Range Qualification

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP
    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)
    Sturdy strong side holster
    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)
    Three magazines minimum (more are better)
    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely
    Minimum of 200-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber
    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)
    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)
    Brimmed hat
    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out
    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)
    Closed toe shoes
    Lots of water
    Lunch
    Sunscreen

    Prohibited:

    An unteachable spirit
    Handguns in calibers not listed above
    Cross draw, shoulder, purse, backpack or bag holsters
    Holsters that require the index finger of the shooting hand to release any retention devices (Serpa style holsters)
    Holsters that require two hands to safely re-holster
    Holsters worn in any manner in which they were not originally intended
    Any equipment considered by the Range Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to be dangerous
    Students instructing other students unless requested to do by the Range Instructor as part of the course


    • August 17, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Highlands Church 9050 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Suite 100, Scottsdale
    • 10
    Register

    Tactical Decision Making merely refers to decisions made for short-time span goals. This course focuses on those decisions made under time constraints, where discretionary time is not available. The focus is on the high-risk/criticality/liability, low-frequency events that are typified by the use of force.

    Participants will review use-of-force concepts, observe videos of previous incidents, learn to avoid the traps of poor decision making, apply the priorities of life, and make appropriate decisions based on the situation presented. 

    This course includes the use of video simulation and live action roleplaying in a variety of incidents. 

    • August 23, 2024
    • August 24, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility Berger High Power Building & DPS Range
    • 11
    Register

    Topics Include:

    -Safe Firearm Handling & Storage          -Weapon Care and Maintenance

    -Weapon Manipulation                            -Mental Conditioning & Tactics

    -Firearm and Equipment Selection         -Defensive Measures

    -Weapon Retention                                 -Use-of-Force  

    -Ammunition Types                                 -Survival Mindset

    -Home Safety                                          -Confrontation Aftermath

    -Law & Legal                                           -Threat Recognition

    -Firearm Presentation                             -Balancing Accuracy & Marksmanship

    -Weapon Malfunctions                            -Written Exam & Range Qualification

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP
    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)
    Sturdy strong side holster
    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)
    Three magazines minimum (more are better)
    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely
    Minimum of 200-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber
    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)
    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)
    Brimmed hat
    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out
    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)
    Closed toe shoes
    Lots of water
    Lunch
    Sunscreen

    Prohibited:

    An unteachable spirit
    Handguns in calibers not listed above
    Cross draw, shoulder, purse, backpack or bag holsters
    Holsters that require the index finger of the shooting hand to release any retention devices (Serpa style holsters)
    Holsters that require two hands to safely re-holster
    Holsters worn in any manner in which they were not originally intended
    Any equipment considered by the Range Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to be dangerous
    Students instructing other students unless requested to do by the Range Instructor as part of the course


    • August 30, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ
    Register

    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn. This event is open to all church leadership and safety / security team members. 

    Keeping Kids Safe in a Ministry Environment

    This course focuses on the need for faith-based organizations to be actively engaged in protecting the children they serve. This overview of best practices will include check-in and check-out of children, volunteer screening, mandatory reporting, preventing and responding to sexual abuse and implementing protective measures. We will examine the scope of the problem, the grooming process, and policies and procedures. Learn about the many hidden dangers and practical ways you may keep the children under your organizations care safe.






    • August 30, 2024
    • August 31, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • Highlands Church 9050 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Suite 100, Scottsdale
    • 9
    Register

    This intermediate level Reality Based Training course will provide students with an environment to learn how to safely operate and utilize firearms when pursuing active threats. The course will include a review of different tactics that may be used when moving through interior structures. Students will then practice engaging threats using their verbal, less lethal and deadly force skills as appropriate in a given situation while facing role players who are equipped to use force. 

    Prerequisite: Participants MUST have completed AZCSN's Active Shooter Response: Reality Based Training Force on Role Player prior to taking this class. 

    • August 31, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • New Life Bible Fellowship 4900 W. Cortaro Farms Rd & Pinal Airpark Range 2 24641 E Pinal Airpark Road, Red Rock
    • 21
    Register

    Topics Include:

    -Safe Firearm Handling & Storage          -Weapon Care and Maintenance

    -Weapon Manipulation                            -Mental Conditioning & Tactics

    -Firearm and Equipment Selection         -Defensive Measures

    -Weapon Retention                                 -Use-of-Force  

    -Ammunition Types                                 -Survival Mindset

    -Home Safety                                          -Confrontation Aftermath

    -Law & Legal                                           -Threat Recognition

    -Firearm Presentation                             -Balancing Accuracy & Marksmanship

    -Weapon Malfunctions                            -Written Exam & Range Qualification

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP
    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)
    Sturdy strong side holster
    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)
    Three magazines minimum (more are better)
    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely
    Minimum of 200-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber
    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)
    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)
    Brimmed hat
    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out
    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)
    Closed toe shoes
    Lots of water
    Lunch
    Sunscreen

    Prohibited:

    An unteachable spirit
    Handguns in calibers not listed above
    Cross draw, shoulder, purse, backpack or bag holsters
    Holsters that require the index finger of the shooting hand to release any retention devices (Serpa style holsters)
    Holsters that require two hands to safely re-holster
    Holsters worn in any manner in which they were not originally intended
    Any equipment considered by the Range Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to be dangerous
    Students instructing other students unless requested to do by the Range Instructor as part of the course
    • September 03, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Life"s Destiny Church 2601 East Brown, Mesa, AZ
    • 25
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Tuesday of the month at Life's Destiny Church in Mesa. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    Situational Awareness Part 1

    Situational Awareness (SA) in its simplest form is knowing what is going on around us.  This course focuses on building situational awareness in everyday settings. Learn to develop a healthy awareness of what is taking place around you. This course will focus on teaching you ways you can increase your attention to people, location features, and problems you may need to address.  You will be given opportunities to practice awareness skills, allowing you to identify threats earlier and select from your predetermined plan, how you will respond in a specific situation.  


    • September 05, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 100
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    Situational Awareness Part 1

    Situational Awareness (SA) in its simplest form is knowing what is going on around us.  This course focuses on building situational awareness in everyday settings. Learn to develop a healthy awareness of what is taking place around you. This course will focus on teaching you ways you can increase your attention to people, location features, and problems you may need to address.  You will be given opportunities to practice awareness skills, allowing you to identify threats earlier and select from your predetermined plan, how you will respond in a specific situation.  




    • September 09, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Reveal Vineyard 13015 W Greenway Rd, El Mirage, AZ 85335
    Register

    AZCSN meets the first Monday of the month at Reveal Vineyard near Surprise. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety. 

    Situational Awareness Part 1

    Situational Awareness (SA) in its simplest form is knowing what is going on around us.  This course focuses on building situational awareness in everyday settings. Learn to develop a healthy awareness of what is taking place around you. This course will focus on teaching you ways you can increase your attention to people, location features, and problems you may need to address.  You will be given opportunities to practice awareness skills, allowing you to identify threats earlier and select from your predetermined plan, how you will respond in a specific situation.  


    • September 21, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Highlands Church 9050 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Suite 100, Scottsdale
    Register

    This six-hour course is designed to educate the public on how they can mitigate the loss of life if they find themselves in a violent intruder incident. The goal of I LIVED training is for participants to recognize the need for immediate response to these types of incidents, recognize ways they may intervene, and empower them to make a difference in the event.

    The purpose of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. This preparation is being done by raising awareness and teaching people how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding.

    • September 21, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Pinal Air Park Range 1 24641 E Pinal Airpark Rd, Marana
    • 9
    Register

    Pistol optics: Red dots can be a significant advantage for new shooters as well as a major enhancement for the experienced marksman. However, they have their own limitations and learning curve, especially if the shooter wants to exceed plinking and look at serious defensive situations. 

    This class will examine the hardware, but will spend most of its time looking at the software: the methods of use.  We will establish zero, look at rapid dot acquisition, move from an iron “front sight” focus into a more practical threat focus, study manipulations and more.

    Requirements: Paracical Pistol/AZCSN Armed Guard, or the approval of the instructor. AZCSN Intermediate Pistol strongly recommended.  Duty pistol with red dot (limited rentals available), 3 magazines minimum, 300 rounds of training ammunition PLUS 25 ROUNDS CARRY AMMUNITION.


    • September 27, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Christ Community Church 530 S Pantano Rd Tucson, AZ
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    Join us for our monthly AZCSN Lunch and Learn. This event is open to all church leadership and safety / security team members. 

    Situational Awareness Part 1

    Situational Awareness (SA) in its simplest form is knowing what is going on around us.  This course focuses on building situational awareness in everyday settings. Learn to develop a healthy awareness of what is taking place around you. This course will focus on teaching you ways you can increase your attention to people, location features, and problems you may need to address.  You will be given opportunities to practice awareness skills, allowing you to identify threats earlier and select from your predetermined plan, how you will respond in a specific situation.  







    • September 28, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Pinal Air Park Range 1 24641 E Pinal Airpark Rd, Marana
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    This course is designed for those who have completed AZ Armed Security Guard Training or AZCSN Practical Pistol.Continue to develop your protective skills with the pistol, including…

    · Firearm safety rules

    · After-action checks and actions

    · Presentation (drawing) and holstering the pistol from concealment

    · Using the pistol in a 360-degree environment

    · Moving with and using the pistol around other people

    · Firing from non-standard positions

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP

    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)

    Sturdy strong side holster--SERPA Holsters are prohibited.

    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)

    Three magazines minimum (more are better)

    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely

    Minimum of 250-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber

    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)

    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)

    Brimmed hat

    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out

    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)

    Closed toe shoes

    Knee pads or a thick towel to kneel on

    Folding chair

    Lots of water and ice

    Lunch

    Sunscreen

    • October 01, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Life"s Destiny Church 2601 East Brown, Mesa, AZ
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    AZCSN meets the first Tuesday of the month at Life's Destiny Church in Mesa. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    Situational Awareness Part 2

    This month we will continue where we left off on situational awareness and anomalies. 

    • October 03, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Church for the Nations 6225 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
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    AZCSN meets the first Thursday of the month at Church for the Nations in Phoenix. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety.

    Situational Awareness Part 2

    This month we will continue where we left off on situational awareness and anomalies. 


    • October 07, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Reveal Vineyard 13015 W Greenway Rd, El Mirage, AZ 85335
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    AZCSN meets the first Monday of the month at Reveal Vineyard near Surprise. Our monthly meetings include an opportunity to meet and fellowship with other safety and security ministry volunteers, a training session on a different topic each month, and time to share updates and questions about church safety. 

    Situational Awareness Part 2

    This month we will continue where we left off on situational awareness and anomalies. 

    • October 12, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility DPS Building & Range 4044 W. Black Canyon Blvd. Phoenix, Arizona 85086
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    This is an 8 hour introductory pistol class, includes four hours in the classroom focused on understanding of safety, function and use of the pistol. This will be done with safe, laser firing teaching replicas. This will be followed by four hours at the range, where the participants will put their new knowledge to use. Training will be in a safe and supportive environment.

    • October 12, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Ben Avery Shooting Facility AZDPS Building & DPS Range 4044 W Black Canyon Blvd, Phoenix
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    Topics Include:

    -Safe Firearm Handling & Storage          -Weapon Care and Maintenance

    -Weapon Manipulation                            -Mental Conditioning & Tactics

    -Firearm and Equipment Selection         -Defensive Measures

    -Weapon Retention                                 -Use-of-Force  

    -Ammunition Types                                 -Survival Mindset

    -Home Safety                                          -Confrontation Aftermath

    -Law & Legal                                           -Threat Recognition

    -Firearm Presentation                             -Balancing Accuracy & Marksmanship

    -Weapon Malfunctions                            -Written Exam & Range Qualification

    Required Equipment:

    Semi-automatic pistol in .38 special, 9mm, 357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 ACP or .45 GAP
    Minimum trigger pull to be no less than four pounds (more is acceptable, less is not)
    Sturdy strong side holster
    Sturdy belt (double thick 1.75” is recommended)
    Three magazines minimum (more are better)
    Magazine pouch with a minimum capacity to hold two or more magazines securely
    Minimum of 200-rounds of practice ammunition that match your pistols caliber
    Eye protection (safety rated sunglasses if it is sunny and clear safety rated glasses if it is not sunny)
    Hearing protection (plugs and electronic muffs combined is recommended)
    Brimmed hat
    Long sleeve shirt that closes at the top to keep hot ejected shell casings out
    Long pants (cargo style is best to keep loose ammunition in to top off magazines between stages)
    Closed toe shoes
    Lots of water
    Lunch
    Sunscreen

    Prohibited:

    An unteachable spirit
    Handguns in calibers not listed above
    Cross draw, shoulder, purse, backpack or bag holsters
    Holsters that require the index finger of the shooting hand to release any retention devices (Serpa style holsters)
    Holsters that require two hands to safely re-holster
    Holsters worn in any manner in which they were not originally intended
    Any equipment considered by the Range Instructors and/or Range Safety Officers to be dangerous
    Students instructing other students unless requested to do by the Range Instructor as part of the course


    • October 12, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • New Life Bible Fellowship 4900 W. Cortaro Farms Rd & Pin