To ensure the safety, security, and resiliency of the Jewish community in North America
The Secure Community Network (SCN), a nonprofit 501(c)(3), is the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America. Founded in 2004 under the auspices of The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, SCN works with and on behalf of over 50 national Jewish non-profit organizations, 146 Federations, and over 300 independent communities as well as with other partners in the public, private, non-profit, and academic sectors to ensure the safety, security, and resiliency of the Jewish people.
SCN serves as the Jewish community’s official liaison with federal law enforcement and coordinates closely with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners on safety and security matters related to the Jewish community. Through the organization’s Operations Center and Duty Desk, SCN intakes and analyzes intelligence and information, providing timely, credible threat and incident information to both law enforcement and community partners. SCN’s team of intelligence, law enforcement, homeland security, and military professionals proactively works with communities and partners across North America to develop and implement strategic frameworks that enhance the safety and security of the Jewish people. This includes developing best practice policies, emergency plans, and procedures; undertaking threat and vulnerability assessments of facilities; identifying physical security strategies and measures; providing real-world training and exercises to prepare for threats and hazards; offering expert security consultation on key safety issues,; and providing crisis response as well as incident management support during critical events.
SCN is dedicated to creating a culture of empowerment, collaboration, and resiliency so that Jewish life can not only exist safely and securely today, but flourish for tomorrow and future generations.