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This was the best training I have experienced on this topic! The presenters were excellent and seemed to be very much aware of the stake of information on this topic. They also stated frequently the limits on their understanding. We took myself and one other to the training. Our recommendation is that our Vice-Chancellor send most of the rest of the Threat Assessment Team to this training. By the way the training is free other than getting yourself there. I understand that they have just been funded to do another 5.

Campus Threat Assessment Training: A Multidisciplinary Approach for Institutions of Higher Education

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the Campus Threat Assessment Seminars. Over 1,000 people registered, representing over 350 unique institutions from across the country at the ten seminars that were held during the last year and a half. We currently do not have any additional seminars planned. If you have not already done so, please take a moment to sign up below to receive The Campus Threat Assessment Training Programs updates and news.

In the true spirit of community oriented policing and under a grant from the US Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, Margolis Healy is developing a multi-disciplinary training curriculum on campus threat assessment. The curriculum will be delivered in multiple one-day free training seminars around the United States in the Fall of 2009 and early 2010. The seminars are for representatives from campus security and local law enforcement; administration; counseling; judicial officers; attorneys; student affairs; faculty; risk management; human resources; and students.

The curriculum addresses the behavioral, psychological, legal, and public safety elements of assessing and managing potentially dangerous behavior on campus. Campus threat assessment epitomizes community policing and when successfully done it relies upon collaboration and partnerships in the community. Our model of campus threat assessment is based on empirical information about the causes of campus crime and violence.

Campus threat assessment focuses on helping a person of concern to solve problems that motivate them to consider harm, and connects them with the necessary resources to solve those problems. The training curriculum and program design address several recommendations generated from the National Summit on Campus Public Safety: (1) promoting collaboration; (2) operating a safe campus (prevention and response); and (3) strengthening operations and administrative functions.

Margolis Healy

Margolis Healy is a professional services firm specializing in campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance for higher education and K-12. We provide our clients with a variety of specialized services that include, but are not limited to, campus safety and security assessments, Title IX and Clery Act assessments; emergency management risk and hazard assessments; emergency preparedness and crisis response systems and exercises; implementation of lethal and less-than-lethal force options; litigation consultation; and special investigations/independent reviews….

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COPS LogoThis project was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 2008-CK-WX-K006 awarded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.