Town Hall to introduce Secure Community Network’s Mike Goldsmith to the community

by | Jun 22, 2023 | What’s Happening

Monday, July 10, 7:30 pm, Sandler Family Campus

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater with the Secure Community Network (SCN) continues to enhance the safety and security of Tidewater’s Jewish community. As part of this partnership, in April, Mike Goldsmith was appointed SCN Regional Security Advisor for Tidewater. Goldsmith is a former law enforcement officer and Deputy City Manager for the City of Norfolk, with nearly 35 years of experience in the field. He has worked in various capacities, including patrol operations, special operations, criminal and administrative investigations, and homeland security. He was appointed Chief of the Norfolk Police Department in 2012.

For SCN, Goldsmith is responsible for developing and administering a comprehensive program that provides risk mitigation, security consultations, assessments, and training to Jewish institutions throughout the region. He is also slated to teach SCN’s flagship training courses such as Be Aware: Introduction to Situational Awareness, Countering Active Threat Training, and Stop the Bleed®. Sessions are scheduled for August. Details will follow in upcoming issues of Jewish News. 

To introduce Goldsmith to the community, UJFT is hosting a Town Hall where he will discuss the national Jewish community’s security environment and best practices to make the local community safer.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

The Town Hall event is an important step in ensuring the safety and security of Jewish Tidewater. With Goldsmith’s expertise and the support of the SCN, the community can look forward to a more secure future.

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For more information, contact Mia Klein, program department coordinator, at or 757-452-3184.

-Mia Klein