Alternatives to Calling the Police

by Ronnie Boyd. Unitarian Universalist Association.

This resource page unpacks why a congregation might call police and highlights alternatives that are less harmful to people of color.


common scenarios, thoughtful questions, courses of action, additional tools and resources

Best For

clergy and facility managers



Suggested Uses

  • Determine how you will keep your congregation and community safe with compassionate measures by discussing with your staff.
  • Train your security team how to compassionately address security issues and share this printable decision chart .

About the Contributor

Ben Tapper

Ben Tapper is an associate for resource consulting with the Center for Congregations. Ben has a passion for communal healing and restoration. He is also a consultant on CRG Chat and helps with social media.  

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