SECURITY FOR EVENTS
CSO secures community events each year throughout the country. These events can vary from large public rallies to local synagogue & community events.
Event organizers are asked to contact the CSO with as much advance notice as possible and we can assess the need for security.
If you are organizing a Jewish community event and are unsure as to whether you need security, call the CSO office. Ask for our Event Organizer Checklist and together we can evaluate your event and security needs.
BUILDING SECURITY ASSESSMENT
CSO offers advice and guidance regarding building security. We offer complimentary detailed security surveys and have a list of recommended vendors/equipment providers. These recommendations are based on vetting and professional conduct only.
CSO offers a diverse range of security training for individuals and organisations throughout the Jewish community. You do not need to be a member of CSO to undertake such training. All CSO’s training courses are subsidized.
CSO training courses include:
Communal building staff,
wide array of volunteer & paid security officer training.
Our award winning StreetSmart Program is offered at schools, synagogues and community centers.
IT AND ELECTRONIC SECURITY
An electronic security breach or "hacking attack" can cause detrimental damage to an organization or individuals. Additionally, stolen data can compromise the security of your site's membership body and allow someone wishing to carry out a criminal or terror attack.
The CSO offers guidance and materials to ensure that your IT infrastructure is created with secure protocols and updated as such.
Please contact us for further information.
The CSO is committed to security improvements to every Jewish site and location through the CSO Security Upgrade Program.
Funds for this project are entirely made up of donations from the community and go directly to security enhancements to sites.
The improvements are part of a larger multi faceted general security plan that encompasses physical and electronic security for each site.
CSO has a full in house grant writing team that secures grants from federal, state, and private sources and organizations. Our success rate is unmatched, and we offer a diverse range of services to procure grants from physical site security upgrades to contracted securirty personnel costs.
EMERGENCY SUPPORT AND RESPONSES
CSO-ERT division of the CSO has a management plan, coordinated by CSO, to deal with any emergency, either locally or overseas, which affects the US Jewish community.
CSO-ERT provides support to the government, emergency services, and national and local authorities in the event of a major emergency.
In the event of an emergency today, CERT will:
Act as incident command for the community and liaise with Emergency Responders
Ensure emergency sites are secure
Coordinate search/rescue teams
Offer EMT medical response
CSO-ERT is co-ordinated by CSO and works hand in hand with a number of organizations including:
Hatzalah and Chesed Shel Emes
Contact CSO-ERT for more information
CONTRACTOR HIRING GUIDELINES
When hiring a vendor or contractor for general or security enhancements, there has to be a level of trust. The CSO vets vendors and ensures they are licensed, bonded and ensured and ask for at least 5 commercial references from similar organizations before approving them as a vendor. Our Contractor Hiring Guidelines takes you through the steps of making an informed choice when entrusting your security enhancements and safety to an outside source.
Please contact us for your Contractor Hiring Guide.
YOUTH AND EDUCATION
STREET SMART TM WORKS LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY WITH JEWISH SCHOOLS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO ENHANCE THE PERSONAL SAFETY & WELL BEING OF STUDENTS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND SENIORS.
CONTACT OUR STREETSMART COORDINATOR AT TO SCHEDULE A PROGRAM.