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Jewish Community Security

To better protect our Jewish community, the Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor has partnered with Jewish Community Security Inc. (JCSI) to help manage security programs in our community. Shane Dennis is our Community Security Manager. This partnership was made possible by Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) LiveSecure Grant with additional financial support from the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation and many generous donors.

Jewish Community Security, Inc. (JCSI) was established to ensure the safety and security of the metropolitan Detroit Jewish community, and now the greater Ann Arbor area.

Members of our security team have been working to keep the Detroit Jewish Community safe since 2006. Our highly trained and experienced officers are stationed at Jewish Day Schools, summer camps, campuses and buildings throughout the community. JCSI collaborates with local and national law enforcement entities as well as the Secure Community Network (SCN) and Jewish community security programs across the region.

Our team assists Jewish institutions across the community by providing consultation, education, and training to instill a culture of vigilance and safety.

The safety and well-being of the metro Detroit and greater Ann Arbor Jewish Community is our number one priority.

Shane Dennis, Jewish Community Security Manager

Contact Shane by Email or call 734-773-3539

Shane worked as a Police Officer for the City of Ann Arbor for 25 years in a number of positions, including Patrol Officer, Narcotics Detective, Patrol Sergeant, and Detective Sergeant. He was also a member of the local multi-jurisdictional SWAT Team for 18 years. Shane attended Michigan State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Eastern Michigan University. In March 2022, Shane began working for Jewish Community Security, Inc. (JCSI), the security arm of the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit. At JCSI, Shane has served as the Security Coordinator for both the Yeshiva Beth Yehudah Boys and Girls Schools in Southfield, as well as at Camp Tamarack.

Shane Dennis

JCSI’s Community Security Plan includes:



Providing enhanced physical protection and target hardening such as access control, bollards, and cameras along with additional security patrols.



Increasing physical security personnel at Jewish agencies, synagogues, schools and camps.



Providing ongoing training to existing security and agency personnel so everyone is better equipped to respond to threats.