SSO - Shul Safety Officer Program
Thank you for your interest and concern for the safety of the Jewish community in Chicago. Your generous sponsorship of a member’s participation in our Shul Safety Officer (SSO) program will provide lifesaving skills to a community member, helping us cultivate capable and effective first responders within every Shul.
We do this by providing multi-level standardized training and education to our volunteers. Our top-tier instructors from law enforcement, security, and medical fields bring the highest quality instruction available, giving SSO’s the necessary skills to help prevent and/or triage a multi-casualty event.
CCL Shul Members has expanded their critical support mission with a whole host of training classes, seminars, vetting programs, and services that enhance the safety and security of the Jewish community. This includes, but is not limited to:
Community Safety and Security seminars
Stop The Bleed Certification
CPR & AED Certification
Tactical Emergency Casualty Care training
Developing & managing Shul security programs
Security greeter / Shul security training
Synagogue Safety Team member vetting
Synagogue Safety Officer vetting and certification Program
Professional security planning, training & consulting services
DHS Non-Profit Security Grant Program support services
Threat Intelligence working groups and seminars
Active Threat firearms training & certification
Firearms simulator/decision-making training
Range Safety Officer/firearms safety training
CCL Shul Members SSO Candidate
We aid in vetting proper candidates for this rigorous volunteer program. The vetting process includes initial and random drug screening, a comprehensive criminal background investigation, psychological screening, personal insurance requirements, and credential verification.
Our medical training, taught by top-tier military, law enforcement, and medical personnel cover critical lifesaving skills such as Stop the Bleed Certification, CPR & AED Certification, and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care training.
Greeter / Screener Training
Topics covered include awareness and preparedness skills, criminal and civil law, use of force by civilians, psychology and de-escalation, soft interrogation skills, scenario-based training, spotting hidden weapons, non-lethal defense options, and much more.
We offer multi-level defensive firearms training and certifications, modeled after law enforcement training modules, and taught by law enforcement firearms instructors. Upon successful completion of the program, volunteers will have accrued more than the 40 hours of firearms training provided to recruits at police academies in Illinois.
SSOs will have opportunities to participate in additional advanced training seminars and courses with expert instructors from law enforcement, military, and contract security backgrounds, along with a required annual review of their credentials and renewal of their qualifications.
First Year Shul Safety Officer Training Sponsorship
Full training of a Shul Safety Officer: $2500*
*Any sponsorship amount towards an individual’s SSO training will be accepted.
Concerned Citizens League Shul Members is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations may be tax-deductible, check with your tax adviser.
Community-Wide Sponsorship Opportunities
Silver Sponsor: $540
A silver-level sponsor will have their name (or company name) included on our website and electronic newsletter for a year and get priority seating at any training class. They will also be listed as the headline sponsor for one community-wide Stop the Bleed class.
Stop The Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Class size 6-12
Gold Sponsor: $720
A gold level sponsor will have their name (or company name) included on our website and electronic newsletter for a year and get priority seating and free attendance at any CCLSM training class or seminar, excluding firearms. They will also be listed as the headline sponsor for one community-wide CPR/AED Class.
A CPR/AED course trains participants to give CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines. Class size 6-15
Platinum Sponsor: $1800
A platinum-level sponsor will have their name (or company name) included on our website and electronic newsletter for a year and get priority seating and free attendance at any CCLSM training class or seminar, including firearms. They will also be listed as the headline sponsor for one community-wide Safety / Security Seminar.
CCLSM Safety and Security seminars address the most urgent safety concerns facing the Jewish community in Chicago. Previous seminars have covered topics such as security in the home, self-defense, and the law, staying safe while in the street, and developing and managing shul security programs. Seminars are usually live-streamed with in-person and remote audiences, ranging from 25 – 150 participants