Protecting Yourself and the Church with Use of Force

Protecting Yourself and the Church with Use of Force Laws

This course is designed to help you understand what use of force laws are intended to allow, how they can play a role in safeguarding your flock, and their limitations. It also explains the legal responsibilities that apply to your Church Safety Team members, and explains how to limit your criminal and civil liability in situations where force is used.

[Online Course] Let’s face it – sometimes, the threats you face will need to be met with more than just accurate planning or expert verbal de-escalation. While most people are, at heart, kind and good, there are predators among us who seek to prey on those they perceive as being weaker than them, or who are “easy marks”. All too often, that means the church, and the church congregation. Understanding and applying use of force laws can help ensure that you’re able to mitigate these sorts of situations while safeguarding your flock. 

The Protecting Yourself and the Church with the Use of Force Laws course includes a wide range of crucial information, lessons, explanations and procedures all designed to help ensure that you are able to protect your church’s congregation from the predators of the world. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: This course is licensed for One Individual Student and Expires 30 Days after enrollment. For Discounted Group Rates, contact Sheepdog Church Security at

Kris Moloney
Kris Moloney

About the Course Creator

The Sheepdog Church Security team includes Researchers, Writers and an Instructional Designer, who spend countless hours developing Safety and Security materials for Houses of Worship. All our course materials come from Nationally Recognized resources and Subject Matter Experts. 

Kris Moloney oversees it all, ensuring the materials are Realistic and Relevant for the Church. He continues to serve as a Volunteer Safety Director and he has led this two campus team since 2009. 

Additionally, he was a Police Officer for over 18 years. He is a retired Army Captain and Company Commander. He has certifications in a number of specialties to include Crime Prevention, Security Assessments, and the Crime Free Program. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Ministry and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

What others have been saying about this course:

Dealmer Coleman

use of force

very good

Tim Hazlette


Good general training that will provoke thought and understanding about the role of a Church "SAFETY" Team. Content is very adaptable and easy to use. For the on-line course, the audio is sometimes of low quality and garbled.

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