Trinity Security Allies provides education and safety training to houses of worship, faith-based schools and non-profits who can not afford the high cost of a security consulting firm. Trinity Security Allies believes that every organization should have access to safety education and training regardless of their ability to pay. Imagine the lives that could be saved in the event of a tragic situation if safety education and training had been provided to all those involved. With domestic violence and mental health issues on the rise, it is best to have a plan in place, and not need it, to ensure the safety of those frequenting your house of worship or non-profit.
Founded in 2015, Jim brings a wealth of knowledge with him.
Jim Howard was born and grew up in the Fort Worth, Texas area. At age 18, Jim following his dream of becoming a police officer, joined the Air Force Reserves to be a part of their Security Forces. At 21, Jim then joined the Norfolk Police Department.
Over the next 26 years, Jim played several roles in the Norfolk Police Department, including Vice and Narcotics, Investigator, Crisis Negotiation Trainer and Supervisor, General Instructor, Y2K compliant Project Manager, working his last two years as a Patrol Sergeant.
Jim retired in 2001 where he later spent time doing worldwide security operations analysis and executive protection at the World Bank in Washington D.C. In late 2002, Jim brought his family to Florida where he spent the next four years working with a public safety software company which eventually led him back as a detective for the Belleair Police Department. Leaving Belleair in January 2017, Jim is currently serving as an auxiliary police officer with the Port Richey Police Department. Jim is also currently an adjunct instructor for St. Pete College - instructing legal, crime scene to courtroom classes and lead firearms instructor. Jim started working with churches in 2006. educating them on how to not to be a soft target and is now a safety consultant for Generations Christian Church in Trinity FL. Jim currently holds the position of Executive Director of Trinity Security Allies working with churches across the Untied States in training them on how to protect their congregations.
To learn more on Jim's testimony, the start of the ministry and how we've been able to serve businesses, check out Jim's podcasts.
“In 1970 when I was 16 years old my father stepped outside a church and killed one of the deacons that was helping my family because of domestic issues we were having,” said Jim Howard. Since then, Howard's life has come full circle.
Fox 13 News Story: 11/6/17 on warning signs.
ABC Action News Story 11/7/17 on training
WFLA News Story 11/27/2015
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ABC 7 News 1/16/19
SNN TV 1/16/19
ABC 7 news 1/15/19
"I would like to take the time to thank James for the fantastic security presentation he conducted at my church a few months ago. My name is Monica and I am a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, in St. Petersburg, where I currently serve as Security Director. James and I had an immediate spiritual connection and both share a passion for safety in THE CHURCH. In fact it was his passion that led me to ask him to my church. His knowledge and professionalism on the subject of church security is outstanding. He informed us of the necessary changes that would help to make our church a more safer worshiping environment as well as a demonstration that still has members talking. We definitely plan to have James back in the future." - Monica Lamar