Basic Threat Assessment Training
Basic threat assessment training is available in half-day and full-day sessions. Both formats include basic statistics on the prevalence of different types of violent crime, including school shootings, workplace shootings, and/or public figure attacks (depending on the participants’ focus of interest); case studies of rampage shootings, major facts about targeted attacks and rampage shootings, implications for violence prevention and safety, basic principles of threat assessment and threat management, and strategies for enhancing information-sharing and reporting. In addition, full-day sessions include recommended team composition, decision-making, and activities; supporting policies and procedures; steps for investigating and evaluating threats and other concerning behavior; resources and strategies for managing individuals that may pose a threat of harm; identifying and developing key community resources; legal considerations for case documentation and accessing confidential/privileged information; and case studies of prevented attacks.
Advanced Threat Assessment Training
Advanced training is offered for investigators and other professionals who are experienced in protective intelligence and threat assessment investigations. The training leads participants through multiple table-top exercises on an array of simulated threats, allowing participants the opportunity to handle several threat cases from start to finish, evaluate their procedures and decision-making, and gain trainer feedback. Full day advanced threat assessment/protective intelligence training also includes advanced strategies for effective interviewing, red flags for deception in interviewing, and common problems and solutions in running threat assessment investigations.