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16th ANNUAL NOCSSM NATIONAL CHURCH SECURITY CONFERENCE | TAKE TWO | 2021 | SPEAKER BIOS

CHUCK CHADWICK, President of NOCSSM, Gatekeepers Security Services and Christian Security Institute 

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gatekeeperssecurity.com 

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Chuck heads the largest state licensed volunteer multi-church security force in America. Pre-eminent Authority in Church Security.  Chuck is the founder and president of the National Organization for Church Security and Safety Management™ which has helped thousands of churches throughout America with security and safety issues that concern all churches both large and small.   Chuck will be discussing options for church security in Texas and methodologies. 


RANDY DICKSON - Randy Dickson & Associates

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A former law enforcement officer and EMT, Randy Dickson has served as a responder and trainer in the areas of critical incident response and management and crisis communications for almost thirty years. As a trainer and consultant, Randy has provided services to local, state, and national agencies, organizations and associations in more than thirty states. Randy served as an adjunct instructor for the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) for 13 years. Randy was instrumental in developing the First Aid and Safety Team (FAST) for Austin Christian Fellowship (ACF) Church in Austin, Texas. Randy served as the administrative lead for the team, which is now comprised of a dozen ACF members who have been trained and licensed as Personal Protection Officers.   In one of his signature presentations, Randy takes a humorous yet critical look at the emotional, psychological and physiological aspects of interpersonal crisis communications, and offers strategies that may help mitigate the negative effect of these interactions. 

In one of his signature presentations, Randy takes a humorous yet critical look at the emotional, psychological and physiological aspects of interpersonal crisis communications, and offers strategies that may help mitigate the negative effect of these interactions.  


DAN KOREM, Korem Associates koremassociates.com

Dan Korem is the author of The Art of Profiling, Rage of the Random Actor—Disarming Catastrophic Acts and Restoring Lives, and Snapshot—Reading and Treating People Right the First Time. The Korem & Associates faculty has trained military, law enforcement, and education professionals how to mitigate Random Actor incidents and suicidal ideation.


GREG LOVE, Director and Founder of MinistrySafe

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Nationally recognized expert in legal standards of care related to child sexual abuse, providing crisis response to ministries and churches  nationwide. Litigating sexual abuse cases across the United States, his unique perspective provides valuable counsel to  ministry. Preeminent Authority on Child Sexual Abuse in Churches, Background Checks.  


NATE MCDOUGALL, Safety and Security Director of Watermark Community Church

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Nate moved to the Dallas area with his wife and 3 year old son over a year ago and then welcomed a 2nd son in 2020. He comes with a wealth of training, knowledge and experience after a combined 20 years in law enforcement, private security and church security. After majoring in Criminal Justice at Pensacola Christian College in Florida, he served as a Police Officer in Baltimore. He was assigned to patrol on the west side of Baltimore and spent most of his time serving on a drug task force. Through his work on the street, Nate received several commendations and awards and even was awarded Officer of the Year. He later relocated to Los Angeles where his wife is originally from. While based in Los Angeles, Nate served at Hillsong Church overseeing security teams for weekly church services at multiple campuses, looked after movement and logistics of key team, pastors, guest speakers and the Senior Pastors while coordinating security for conferences and touring of worship teams.  While in Los Angeles, Nate had the opportunity to serve as personal protection for several high profile celebrities and eventually took a full time role serving in the security team for a high profile family.  Whether it was in Law Enforcement, Private Security or Church Security, his focus has always been on loving people.


MATT MCCARTY, Manufacturer's Rep for North American Rescue

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Active law enforcement officer will talk about life threatening bleeding that can occur from emergency situations in churches and the community. The first minutes following a traumatic injury are crucial in saving a life and North American Rescue has the essential medical gear and training to ensure you are prepared to respond to these situations.


MICHAEL SANDERS -  Director of Security – Preston Trail Community Church

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Licensed Personal Protection Officer with Gatekeepers Security Services. Michael will discuss Tactical Awareness is best summarized as the cognitive assessment of a given space and the development and implementation of a planned response to an abnormal situation. We can become lethargic, we can become lazy, and we can become complacent in our skills. Complacency is very subtle; it moves in slowly like a fog bank until it suppresses our potential without our realizing it. We will discuss the tactical fundamentals of awareness and explain how people can practice the technique in a relaxed and sustainable way. Tactical awareness is very important, not just for personal security but as a fundamental building block in collective security. 


SCOTT STEWART, 

Torchstone Global, VP of Tactical Analysis of Terrorism and Security Issues

torchstoneglobal.com

Preeminent Authority in International Threat Intelligence. Scott Stewart is a seasoned protective intelligence practitioner with 35 years of analytical, investigative and security experience. Before joining the executive ranks of TorchStone Global, Mr. Stewart led global analysis of terrorism and security topics at Stratfor from 2004 to 2020. Prior to his time at Stratfor, Mr. Stewart was the protective intelligence coordinator for Dell, and served as a member of Michael Dell’s executive protection team. Mr. Stewart also spent ten years as a special agent with the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), where he was involved in a large number of high-profile terrorism and protective intelligence investigations. Mr. Stewart is a popular speaker on security topics and is also frequently interviewed by journalists from leading news outlets.  


MIKE VALKA, Security Team Lead – Grace Church

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Licensed Personal Protection Officer with Gatekeepers Security Services. Mike will share some thoughts on developing team competence beyond the licensing process, including some tips you can implement wherever your ministry serves. Strive or Settle? Increasing effectiveness through in-service training.  


 

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