Community Security

Safeguarding our Jewish organizations

Making Our Community Safer

Every day, our Community Security Directors serve local synagogues and Jewish organizations, institutions, and agencies in numerous ways, including the following:

Security Assessments

Conducting facility security assessments.

Protection Enhancements

Recommending security enhancements and other protective measures.

Coordination & Collaboration

Coordinating with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

Security Trainings

Providing security training for community organizations and individuals including Active Shooter, Suspicious Activity, Situational Awareness, and Stop the Bleed.

Community Meetings

Attending neighborhood and interfaith meetings, hearings, programs, briefings, and other critical sources of information for our community.


Briefing JPSA leadership and beneficiary agencies on an on-going and as-needed basis.

Grants Assessment

Providing assessments and assisting with grant preparations necessary for organizations to secure federal non-profit security grants (totaling nearly $1.5 million between 2021-2023).

Community Support

Addressing communal security needs and responding to concerns.

Our Community Security

Watch how JPSA’s Community Security programming is making a difference in Southern Arizona.

Security Supported By Community

All these essential security measures are funded by generous donors to JPSA and provided at no cost to our community.

Community security reports

Download these reports to learn more.

Quarterly Security Report

Read the security report from October through December 2022.

Quarterly Security Report

Read the security report from January through March 2023.

Do you want to schedule security assessments or trainings?

Please let us know and we'll be happy to provide the help you need.
Paul Patterson
Community Security Director
Chelsea Gutierrez
Community Security Director