Community Security Assessment

Clayton Police Department offers free security audits and active assailant training to local businesses and church groups. Programs are tailored to fit a group’s specific needs, strengths, and weaknesses. During a security audit an officer professionally evaluates the business or organization to identify potential advantages and risks and assemble a plan that is easy to understand and execute.  

Programs typically consist of a presentation, a walkthrough of basic strategies and tactics, and a Q & A session. The officer will focus on teaching the public how to handle potentially dangerous situations before, during, and after they occur. 

For example, an officer will educate groups on the importance of Avoid-Deny-Defend, a three-step strategy he believes everyone should understand. Groups can also engage in mock training exercises with law enforcement, emergency medical services, and the fire department.    

These programs are free and open to the public. Classes are taught on-site at the business, church schools, or community group’s location to make the classes as relevant as possible. 

For more information and to set up a program for a local business, church, school or community organization, please email Officer Neal Johnson at