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Advanced Threat Assessment Training for Higher Education: Issues and Practice

Advanced Threat Assessment Training for Higher Education: Issues and Practice


The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is pleased to announce “Advanced Threat Assessment Training for Higher Education: Issues and Practice” on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.


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. 

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

Training Time & Details

  • Registration begins at 7:30 AM.
  • Training begins at and concludes at .


  • Pre-registration is required.

For More Information, Contact:

Marc Dawkins
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Kristina Fawcett
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