CST secures over 1,000 communal events each year throughout the country. These events can vary from large public rallies to local synagogue and community events. CST’s aim is to allow our community to lead its way of life with confidence.
We recommend that organisers of Jewish communal events telephone CST in the early planning stages of an event. We will advise as to whether a security presence is necessary, as well as how to advertise an event safely.
If you are organising a Jewish community event and are unsure as to whether you need security, call the CST office. We will then give you advice and guidance and if necessary provide CST security cover. It is helpful if you can give us as much advance notice as possible of your event.
Whether or not you have CST security at your event, there are still things you can do to help ensure it takes place in safety. These include:
- When organising an event appoint a responsible person to be in charge of security. If you need any advice or guidance or believe that you may need CST security volunteers to protect your event, please call CST and provide all your event details.
- If you are advertising your event publically, it is always best to do so without mentioning the venue. Speak to CST for guidance on safe public advertising & preregistration for events.
- Talk to the management or caretakers of your chosen venue about your event – including checking what security they may already provide.
- Contact the local police to inform them of your event. Even if they do not need to be present, at the very least they ought to be made aware of the event. CST can provide you with the relevant contact information.
- Give CST as much advance notice as possible (there is no such thing as ‘too much notice’).
- You may also wish to print out a copy of CST’s Security Rota Briefing Card which outlines the main actions and issues to consider when on security.