On September 27, 2023, at the Archcathedral Basilica of St. Stanislaus Kostka, Lodz, Piotrkowska Street 265 a large-scale exercise will be held as part of the project ProSPeReS. The aim of the exercise is to evaluate the measures for increasing the protection of people in places of worship. The large-scale exercise will emulate the scenarios of terrorist threats that may happen in the places of worship.
The event with participation of the religious staff, volunteers, police units, fire-fighters and other public services will allow to test and improve the elaborated preventive measures and reactions procedures including: organizing and operating the welcome team; searching the venue for suspicious items; managing the incident; reacting to the terrorist attacks including the use of CBRN agents; evacuation, invacuation and lockdown; communication and cooperation during and after the incident.
The organizers of the exercise are Regional Police Headquarters in Lodz, University of Lodz, Archdiocese of Lodz and ProSPeRes consortium.