Office of Community Security

Jewish communities worldwide are responding to an increase in anti-Semitism and acts of violence. Because of this, many communities are reassessing the way they ensure community members' safety. Here at the Jewish Federation of Broward County, we actively develop and coordinate a unified approach to critical safety and security needs. We have created and maintained a culture of security awareness, preparedness and disaster response, and proactive and reactive protocols for the Jewish community. Here are some of the ways we ensure safety in our community:


Security Advice and Consultation: The foundation of a security program begins with assessing an institution or organization's current security posture. Our security team can advise and coach the institution through that process. The team will meet with the organization's leadership to identify needs and develop a roadmap to build a strong safety and security posture and culture. Our team also conducts formal Threat, Vulnerability, and Risk Assessments (TVRAs) to support security planning and applications for grant monies from federal, state, and local governments for security enhancements.
Safety and Security Training: One of the most effective, no-cost measures to enhance a Jewish organization's safety and security posture is the training of its members, staff, and others in situational awareness, Active Threat Response, and Greeter-Usher practices. These classes, and others, customized to each organization's needs, build personal confidence, preparedness, and resilience in the face of a crisis or emergency and begin the development of a safety and security culture in the organization.

The Jewish Federation of Broward County's Director of Community Security, Mitchell Tapper, has taken extraordinary steps to enhance our community's safety, security and preparedness posture. Mitchell brings 30 years of law enforcement experience and is dedicated to ensuring that the Jewish community is as secure as possible. 

We encourage you to make use of the resources that we offer through the Office of Community Security. Contact us today at or call 954.252.6955