JCC Chicago continually assess and strengthens measures needed to ensure the safety and security of our participants, staff and volunteers who are in our programs and facilities.
Our full-time Director of Property Management and Security oversees security procedures, equipment and training for all of our locations. In every community that we serve, JCC Chicago maintains close and ongoing working relationships with local governments including police and emergency personnel who keep an ongoing, watchful eye on our sites. Local authorities also alert us to any security information, issues and threats that could affect us. Additionally, we are in regular communication with state and Federal agencies that monitor national and world events and who advise us if circumstances warrant any upgrade or modification to our security systems and procedures.
All of our sites maintain access control and other security systems like door buzzers, security cameras and less visible systems and procedures that help us maintain security and deal with emergency situations. All JCC staff receive training in security and safety measures for scenarios including possible medical issues, severe weather conditions and the oversight of children and adults who are under our care and supervision.
JCC also employs additional security personnel in light of world events, for public events, programs at our locations and at sites where we rent. JCC continually reviews its security procedures and implements new measures as needed. We also ask all of our members, program participants and visitors to help us maintain safe and secure facilities at all times throughout the entire year by adhering to our procedures of access control, including requests for identification or membership cards, and any other measures that we may put into place for the safety and well being of everybody visiting and working at our sites.
JCC issues periodic security bulletins to our members and program participants. We also meet with specific JCC program families as needed to update them about our security measures and procedures, and to allow members to share with us their security concerns and suggestions.
Every JCC Chicago staff member is a part of the JCC security team. We ask all of our members and parents to strengthen our efforts by being alert to anything that appears suspicious at any of our centers or sites and reporting their observations to staff for follow up.