Law enforcement and other public safety personnel are increasingly involved in the assessment and management of subjects and/or situations that appear to present an ongoing risk for seriously disruptive and violent behaviors. These may include (but not be limited to) incidents of: school, campus or workplace violence; threats against public figures, houses of worship, or ethnic/faith-based communities; targeting of law enforcement and other first responders; stalking; domestic violence; anonymous threats; and violent extremism/terrorism by lone subjects. These individuals can be highly disruptive, not only in the school, campus, or workplace settings, but in the community at large. Incidents from around the world have underscored the ongoing need for collaborative and integrated strategies to prevent targeted violence where possible, and to mitigate risk of harm where necessary.
Virginia has taken a leading role in the development and implementation of behavior threat assessment and management approaches to prevent and mitigate targeted violence. All public institutions of higher education and public K-12 schools are required by statute to have multi-disciplinary threat assessment teams. Many school and campus law enforcement and security personnel already participate on those teams in service to their communities. However, many schools and campuses need to draw on the resources of local and state law enforcement to assist with their threat management processes. Further, local and state law enforcement agencies often receive requests to assist other community organizations with threatening situations.
This two-day workshop will help participants to:
1) Understand the nature, process and dynamics of targeted violence;
2) Develop and enhance strategies for early identification, assessment, and intervention with concerning situations; and
3) Apply contemporary standards of lawful and ethical practice to prevent and mitigate harm while sustaining constitutional protections.
The session will enhance participant’s abilities to support existing threat management processes in schools, campuses, and workplaces/organizations within their community, and to build foundations for broader, community-based, approaches to prevent violence, and foster engagement and resiliency.
Gene Deisinger, Ph.D., Managing Partner & Co-Founder, SIGMA Threat Management Associates, and Threat Management Consultant for DCJS’ Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety
Participation in this training is limited to local and state law enforcement personnel and other public safety professionals such as school resource officers, school security officers, campus police, campus security officers, and other first responders.
Law enforcement officers and school and campus security officers will receive partial in-service credit (PIC) for completion of this training.
There is no registration fee to attend.
Participants are responsible for their travel, lodging, and meal arrangements and other related expenses.
Pre-registration is required.
NOTE: This is a two- day training and attendance at both days is required. If you are not available for both days of training, please do not register for this training. Seating is very limited.
The DCJS registration system does not have the capacity to sort eligible from ineligible registrants. Therefore, anyone who registers will receive a confirmation. It is the responsibility of the DCJS assigned course director to review the roster and make a final determination on acceptance into the course. Registrants not accepted will be notified via the email address provided during registration.
Check-in begins at 8:00 AM
No sessions available at this time or course is only offered online
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