Houston Jewish Community Security

Thanks to the generosity of Joan and Stanford Alexander, the Federation
was able to launch Houston’s Jewish Community Security Program and
hire our first Community Security Director.

Incident Reporting Form

The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston (JFGH) and the Secure Community Network (SCN), the official safety and security organization for the Jewish community in North America, have launched a joint and standardized form for the public to report threats, incidents, and suspicious activity related to Jewish organizations, facilities, or community members. Click the link below to submit an incident.

Incident Reporting Form FAQ-click here.

About Al Tribble, Houston Community Security Director

Al brings a wealth of experience to the position of Community Security Director, following more than 27 years of service as a special agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Upon retiring from the FBI in 2018, Al began working as a training specialist with the ADL’s Education Division here in Houston. He also served as an ADL board member and is a current board member of the Holocaust Museum Houston.

Al will act as an expert security advisor, liaison, and training coordinator for the community.


Trainings and Assessments

Nothing is more critical than the safety and well-being of our community. Our strategy is one of security awareness, information sharing, training, close communication with local law enforcement, and partnerships with national organizations to ensure a safe and secure future for our community.

Ongoing Trainings & Assessments

If your institution is considering applying for funds through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NPSFP), please contact Al Tribble at  to schedule a Threat Vulnerability Risk Assessment (TVRA).

Organization Training

One of the most effective, no-cost measures to enhance organization’s safety and security posture is training its members, staff, and others in active threat response and situational awareness.

Countering Active Threat Training

The goal of this comprehensive training program developed for Jewish institutions is to provide participants with a better understanding of active threats, as well as—critically—potentially lifesaving response options.

BeAware- Situational Awareness Training

This course offers information about the concepts of situational awareness (SA) to better evaluate the potential risks around us. Techniques related to recalling important details and facts will be shared to improve the participants ability to observe, react to, and report suspicious activity.

Site Assessments

The foundation of a security program begins with an assessment of an institution or organization’s current security posture. Our Security Director can advise and coach the institution through that process. He will meet with the organization’s leadership to identify needs and to develop a roadmap towards building a strong safety and security posture and culture.