The Jefferson City Police Department, Cole County Sheriff’s Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Attorney’s Office Western District, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Lincoln University Police Department are hosting a community forum called “Protecting Houses of Worship.”

The forum is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. March 8. Topics will include:

An assessment on the local, state and national threat environment;

Discussion of the threats to houses of worship and practical ways to address these threats;

Question and answer session with area public safety experts.

The forum will be held at the Farm Bureau Insurance building at 701 S. Country Club Drive in Jefferson City.

Reservations are required and can be made by emailing Deadline for registering is March 1.