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Advanced Threat Assessment Training for Higher Education: Issues and Practice

Advanced Threat Assessment Training for Higher Education: Issues and Practice

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 — Newport News, VA
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 — Radford, VA


The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce two sessions of “Advanced Threat Assessment Training for Higher Education: Issues and Practice” on July 13, 2016 at Christopher Newport University, and October 5, 2016 at Radford University.

This advanced training will incorporate the use of both case studies and facilitated discussions regarding critical issues facing campus threat assessment teams to enhance each participant’s case management skills and to foster continuing improvement of threat management processes.  Attendees will participate actively in discussions and training activities, with ample opportunity to share expertise and resources with colleagues.

DCJS has collaborated with the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and many other public and private universities in the Commonwealth to develop trainings designed to assist colleges and universities in the development and implementation of their threat assessment teams and to address the many legal and information sharing issues that arise. 

Who Should Attend?

This training is intended for Virginia campus threat assessment team members including campus and university law enforcement officers, municipal officers working with campuses, security personnel, and civilian team members.  

Please note:  the prerequisite for this course is the “Basic Campus Threat Assessment Team Training.”    

Topics to Be Addressed

  • Legal Issues in Case Management
  • Updates Regarding Virginia Laws on Threat Assessment and Related Issues
  • Stalking and Other Violence Targeted Toward Domestic/Intimate Partners
  • Incorporating Mandated Psychological Evaluations
  • Challenges in Implementing and Maintaining Effective Teams
  • Relevant Case Histories
  • Integrating Threat Assessment Team Work into Broader Violence Prevention Programs

The session will be presented by Dr. Gene Deisinger.

Partial In-Service Credit

Law enforcement and campus security officers will receive partial in-service credit hours for this training. 

Cost and Registration

There is no registration fee for this course.

Travel, Lodging & Meals

Participants are responsible for their transportation, lodging, and meal expenses.   

Training Dates & Locations

July 13, 2016
Christopher Newport University
The David Student Union – Grand Ballroom
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606
October 5, 2016
Radford University
Heth Hall – Room 014
900 Fairfax Street
Radford, VA 24142

Training Time & Details

  • Registration begins at 7:30 AM.
  • Training begins at 8:00 AM and concludes at 4:00 PM.


  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Please note that 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.
  • Register for the July 13, 2016 session in Newport News
  • Register for the October 5, 2016 session in Radford

For More Information, Contact:

Marc Dawkins
Email Marc
Kristina Fawcett
Email Kristina


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