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Local churches increasing security following Sri Lanka attack

Posted: 6:49 PM, Apr 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-23 01:09:20Z
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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — The weekend bombings of churches in Sri Lanka is now raising new awareness about security in churches here at home.

“You need to be thinking about protective measure because people need to feel when they come to worship,” says Timothy Miller.

Miller is a former Secret Service agent who now heads Lionheart International Services, which specializes in church security.

Many churches already employ off duty officers or security guards, but Miler says there is more to securing churches.

“You need a great team great training and you need great technology and the good news is all three things are available if you're willing to take the step,” Miller says.

Having a security team is something that is becoming more common in large Christian churches.

Synagogues in the area made an organized effort last fall to improve security after the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.