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Houses of Worship

Tioga County Houses of Worship Seminar Information

"Preparing for Active Assailants in Houses of Worship"


Houses of Worship Security Planning

  • ELS (Entrance Labeling System)

         -  The ELS sets standards for Emergency Response to easily identify access 
            points to a building in the event of an emergency.
            These are reflective signs placed at doors that have exterior access, hallways,
            stairs, and elevators.
         -  Tioga County ELS Guidelines

Active Shooter Response

Armed Security & Armed Congregation - Legal Considerations

Loans and Grants


For more information, please contact the Tioga County Sherriff's Office at (570) 724-3491 or the Tioga County Department of Emergency Services at (570) 724-9110.