After the horrific terrorist attack on Muslims as they attended Friday Prayer in New Zealand, the Prayer Center took swift action to educate its congregants about safety protocol in the unlikely event that such an attack were to happen here. The Arab American Police Association brought many officers from Chicago and the suburbs to present a workshop detailing appropriate responses during an active shooter situation. The AAPA will also make a security assessment of the Prayer Center property with detailed suggestions for security procedures and emergency protocols in the very near future.

A special thanks to all the officers who volunteered their time to present such an informative workshop to keep our community safe: Nizar Hasan, Illinois State Police; Jamil Askar, Chicago Police; Haytham Elyyan, Park Forest Police; Zeyad Hasan, Retired UIC Police; Zaid Abdallah, Chicago Police; Fadi Hasan, Tinley Park Police; Osamah Dajani, Tinley Park Police; Nasir Zayid, Orland Park Police; Imran Muhammad, Chicago Police; and to Morad Haleem, Chicago Police, who helped organize this workshop for the Prayer Center but was unable to attend due to pressing police matters.