Simon OsamohPresident & Founder of Kingswood Security Consulting
Simon Osamoh is the director and founder of Kingswood Security Consulting, a Minneapolis-based security risk management firm that specializes in protecting soft targets and open-door environments. He is a recognized organized crime and terrorism specialist, and he spent 14 years as a Detective in England working on serious and organized crime. One of his notable cases includes the investigation of the “liquid bomb terrorism plot” against the U.S. in 2006, which changed aviation security regulations worldwide, limiting the use of liquids on planes creating the TSA 3-1-1 rule.
Immigrating to the U.S. from Reading, England in 2011, he became the Counter-Terrorism Security Manager at Mall of America in Minnesota, the largest entertainment complex in North America at over six million square feet. Here, he oversaw the internationally recognized behavior detection program focusing on suspicious behavior.
He is a recognized public speaker and presenter who holds subject matter expertise in the fields of terrorism, organized crime and securing soft targets. Simon has lectured to Master programs, and educated Law Enforcement professionals across the country, including the FBI, police departments and aviation security experts.
He is a former Director of Risk and Compliance and has worked for three of America’s largest financial institutions as a senior risk leader that include US Bank, Wells Fargo and Equiniti Trust Company. Here, his teams focused on risk management, business continuity, crisis management disaster recovery, regulatory compliance and working with federal agencies on audits and examinations.
He is a Christian with over a decade of experience supporting churches on how to stay safe through the focal point of ministry.
Simon is the author of the books Securing Church Operations, A Seven Step Plan for Ministry and Safety Leaders and Church Safety, Responding to Suspicious Behavior.
Security Planning: How to Leverage a Building Emergency Plan to Protect Your Church
Events like the civil unrest across the world following the death of George Floyd by police in 2020 showed that when the unexpected strikes, emergency action plans need to be in place already so staff and volunteers are prepared to respond appropriately in an emergency. With an increase in mental illness, workplace violence, cyber attacks and internet outages, churches are starting to ask, ”Are we ready, even for what we can’t yet imagine happening?”
If your church has put off action planning, you’re not alone. Your peers are asking themselves the same thing. In this presentation we will explore how to make emergency planning a priority, as well as 3 things you need to do to build a successful building emergency plan.
1 – Why a building emergency action plan is so important
2 – How to leverage a plan to build a more holistic safety and security plan