Human security

Omaha Security Company Offers Security Training to LGBTQ+ Organizations

The mass shooting at an LGBTQ+ club in Colorado that killed five people and injured several others has shattered the sense of safety for LGBTQ+ communities across the country. Nick Lemek, co-founder of Elite Tactical Security and Protection. Lemek said his company will provide free active shooter training for LGBTQ+ organizations. “We offer physical security consultation, so how can we strengthen your structure, make it more secure without being intrusive,” Lemek said. Since the late 1970s, mining company Omaha has welcomed the LGBTQ+ community. “In the late ’80s, early ’90s, I was here all the time,” Jodi Hillhouse said. “You don’t necessarily have to have a category when you’re in a space like this.” Hillhouse has seen many spaces like this, designed to foster the LGBTQ+ community. She said she once lived in Colorado Springs and often went to the nightclub attacked on Saturday. my people got through it, but there are five people who didn’t,” she said. For Hillhouse and so many others, the tragedy is a reminder of how crucial safety plans are Lemek is partnering with Omaha ForUs, a new LGBTQ+ social service nonprofit, to provide free safety training. “I hope every LGBTQ organization, every organization that serves marginalized communities knows that if she doesn’t have a plan in place, she should,” said Omaha ForUs founder and director JohnCarl Denkovich. Denkovich said they hope the training can save lives. will open a dialogue about safety and security,” Denkovich said. Organizations interested in getting assistance from Elite Tactical can visit their website or call 402-672-8871.

The mass shooting at an LGBTQ+ club in Colorado that killed five people and injured several others has shattered the sense of safety for LGBTQ+ communities across the country.

“You have fun, you don’t think about what happens if something goes wrong,” said Nick Lemek, co-founder of Elite Tactical Security and Protection.

Lemek said his company will provide free active shooter training for LGBTQ+ organizations.

“We offer physical security consultation, so how can we strengthen your structure, make it more secure without being intrusive,” Lemek said.

Since the late 1970s, mining company Omaha has welcomed the LGBTQ+ community.

“In the late ’80s, early ’90s, I was here all the time,” Jodi Hillhouse said. “You don’t necessarily have to have a category when you’re in a space like this.”

Hillhouse has seen many spaces like this, designed to foster the LGBTQ+ community. She said she once lived in Colorado Springs and often went to the attacked nightclub on Saturday.

“I could have been there if life had taken a different turn,” Hillhouse said.

She said she still had friends there.

“I’m glad my people made it out, but there are five people who didn’t,” she said.

For Hillhouse and so many others, the tragedy is a reminder of how crucial security plans are.

Lemek is partnering with Omaha ForUs, a new LGBTQ+ human services nonprofit, to provide free safety training.

“I hope every LGBTQ organization, every organization that serves marginalized communities knows that if they don’t have a plan in place, they should,” said Omaha ForUs Founder and Director JohnCarl Denkovich.

Denkovich said they hope the training could save lives.

“I hope this opens up a dialogue about safety and security,” Denkovich said.

Organizations interested in obtaining assistance from Elite Tactical can contact their website or call 402-672-8871.