Sheepdog Church Security serves the Church near Lewiston by providing training materials to part-time Church Safety Officers and Security Directors. We give them the tools they need to provide reputable and realistic training to their Church Safety Team members without spending hours researching and developing courses from scratch.
Lewiston Church Security
Sheepdog Church Security serves small-to-medium size churches across the Lewiston area. Our training bundles are downloadable and customizable to fit your needs. Every facet of our training is vetted by experience security professionals, like our founder, Kris. P. Moloney.
Kris is a police officer with more than 15 years of experience, and is also a retired Army Captain and Company Commander. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership. He also has certifications in a number of specialties, such as:
- crime prevention
- security assessments
- crime free program
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Lewiston is the second largest city in Maine and the most central city in Androscoggin County. The city has a population of 36,202. Located in south-western Maine, the city borders the coastal sideways of the Gulf of Maine and is south of Augusta, the state's capital and north of Portland, the cultural hub of Maine. It is one-half of the Lewiston-Auburn Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly referred to as "L.A." or "L-A." Lewiston exerts a significant impact upon the diversity, religious variety, commerce, education, and economic power of Maine. It is known for a relatively low cost of living, substantial access to medical care, and an extremely low violent crime rate. While the dominant language spoken in the city is English, it is home to the largest French-speaking population in the state; the language is spoken by nearly 15% of locals.
With a total of 2,441 business establishments, the city has a service-based tertiary economy worth approximately $4.1 billion in gross domestic product live in poverty with an average income of $37,500.
The Lewiston area traces its roots to 1669 with the early presence of the Androscoggin tribe employed thousands of Lewistown locals, Canadians, and Europeans maintaining itself as the largest employer for three decades. The town's reationship with Bates was strained with the 1861 Lewistown cotton riots, but gradually improved over time during the American Civil War. During the war, local preacher Oren Burbank Cheney founded the Maine State Seminary, the first coeducational university in New England and one of the first universities to admit black students before the Emancipation Proclamation. Lewistown quickly became associated with the liberal arts and was incorporated as "Lewiston" in 1864, a year before the college was chartered as Bates College. The mid-20th century saw the expansion of textile investments and the 5,000-person Lewiston-Auburn Shoe Strike of 1937. Lewiston was the final stop of John F. Kennedy before he assumed his presidency; he spoke at a park now known as "Kennedy Park." It was also the site of the 1965 Muhammid Ali vs Sonny Liston rematch, where the iconic photo of Ali standing over Liston with his hands up was taken.
The city is home to the only basilica in Maine, Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 15 colleges and universities, 44 listings on the National Register of Historic Places, the Androscoggin Bank Colisée, the Stephens Observatory, the Olin Arts Center, the Bates College Museum of Art and two significant general hospitals: Central Maine Medical Center and Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center. Lewiston hosts the Bates Dance Festival, the Patrick Dempsey Challenge, Liberty Festival, Festival FrancoFun, The Great Falls Balloon Festival, and the Emerge Film Festival.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.54 square miles, of which, 34.15 square miles is land and 1.39 square miles is water. Lewiston is drained by the Androscoggin River, which is located on its western border. The city is bordered by Auburn beyond the river, as well as the towns of Greene, Sabattus, and Lisbon. It is located between Portland, the state's biggest city and cultural center, and the state capital of Augusta.Source: Wikipedia