JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The Jones County Sheriff's Department encourages all churches in the Pine Belt to attend their workshop next week.
The department's second church security awareness workshop will be held Tuesday, June 23, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the training center in Laurel.
"We want to be as far ahead of the game as we possibly can," said JCSD Public Relations Director Allyson Knotts. "Not that you ever really truly get ahead of the game, but why wait until a disaster happens for you to become prepared?"
The workshop is free of charge. To reserve a seat or for more information contact Sgt. Jessica Welborn at 601-422-5480.
People who attend the workshop will receive plenty of materials including a thumb drive with all the information covered.
The training center is located at 130 North 12th Avenue.