Church Safety and Security Association of Middle Tennessee

Church Safety and Security Association of Middle Tennessee

is designed to help church security professionals develop their skills and expertise through networking, training, and standards. We provide specialized protection training, information on industry standards, and access to professional certifications for the purpose of enhancing safety at churches in Middle Tennessee.

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Association Offerings and Services

We provide a variety of ways for security professionals who are actively protecting their churches to connect, grow, and train together.

Monthly meetings

Share expertise, best practices, and trends

MTCSS certification course

Member only content and discounts with exclusive access to courses, trainings, webinars, church security standards, physical security standards, and more

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive information on the latest church safety and security trends, legal requirements, and reviews on gear and equipment.

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Michael Mann Security Services (MMSS) was founded by Michael Mann to help organizations and individuals get better at recognizing, preventing, and protecting themselves when it comes to security issues.


Years of expereince


Customers Worlwide

About Company

Security consulting for over 3 decades

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Experts In The Field

Whether it’s your church, school, or people that need protecting, we can design the right program for you.


Quality Service

With over three decades of experience, we can provide you with the best in security related services.

ABOUT Michael Mann

Michael Mann, CPP®, PSP® has 30+ years’ experience in physical security, law enforcement, executive protection, and corporate security. Michael’s experience in executive protection began during his service with the United States Marine Corps Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) protecting High Risk Personnel (HRP), foreign military leaders, and providing Counter Assault Team (CAT) capabilities during protective missions. Michael also provided executive protection for the mayor’s office while employed as a police officer with the Metro Nashville Police Department, and he served as an executive protection manager directing protection for Hollywood A listers, faith-based leaders, CEOs, and entertainment industry executives. Michael has been both a regional security manager and global physical security director, and he currently provides security consulting services.

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Years of Service

Michael's Education

Michael has Master of Science (MS) Degree in Security Management; a Certificate in Terrorism Studies from the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St. Andrews and he studied terrorism at Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Michael is an educator and serves as an adjunct instructor for a large university assigned to teach courses in criminal justice, homeland security and counterterrorism. Michael is also a graduate of several prestigious close protection schools and training programs including Executive Security International (ESI), RL Oatman and Associates, The Executive Protection Institute (EPI), and Toni Scotti’s Vehicle Dynamics Institute (VDI).


Michael provides the following:

Training Services

Contract Security Personnel

Physical Security Assessments

Emergency Action Plans (EAPs)

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  • 01. Do you provide security assessments for private schools?

    Yes, we do provide security and vulnerability assessments for churches, schools, utilities, and businesses. We have conducted hundreds of assessments and we are certified in CPTED, CARVER, and API assessment methodologies. In addition, Michael is board certified as a Physical Security Professional (PSP) ...

  • 02. I’m a licensed armed guard in the State of Tennessee. Can you certify me with a Taser?

    Michael Mann Security Services provides a wide array of security training services to include armed and unarmed guard training, and training and certification in the use of the baton, Oleoresin Capsicum (OC), Taser, handcuffing, and de-escalation.

  • 03. I’m a pastor for small church and we would like to apply for DHS funding, can you assist us?

    We cannot guarantee funding for your house of worship; however, we do provide professional security assessment services as required by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

  • 04. We believe our CEO’s office may be bugged. Can you help us with this problem?

    Absolutely! We provide limited Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM) to include sweeps for listening devices and hidden cameras.

  • 05. I’m worried about my wife and children’s safety when I’m traveling for work. Do you provide self- defense training for families?

    Yes, we do provide a family and residential protection program. We travel to your home and provide your entire family with self- defense training and countermeasures, to include an abbreviated residential security assessment.

  • 06. Do you provide executive protection or bodyguard training?

    Michael Mann Security Services provides several executive protection training programs to meet the needs of individual protective agents, security teams, and protectors assigned to safeguard faith leaders.


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