Hosted by the LA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Training Center
POST Certified, 1225-22316-21-003 (Plan N/A)
In this 8-hour course, you will learn a threat assessment-intervention model that can be used by law enforcement officers, educators, mental health professionals, and others involved in school or public safety. It outlines a methodical procedure for evaluating a threat, a person making the threat, and how to manage the subject of concern.
The basic threat assessment course includes:
- Threat typology
- Understanding the motivation behind threats
- Multi-pronged assessment model
- Identifying behavior and personality traits that can lead to violent behavior
- The multi-disciplinary team approach
- Intervention process and threat management
- Role of law enforcement
- Case study review
- Role-play and tabletop scenarios
- Attendees will receive a complete threat assessment guide and worksheets.
In this course, you will receive all documentation you need to perform threat assessments at your agency or start your own BTAM program. You will receive:
- Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management Manual
- Behavioral Threat Assessment Worksheet
- Behavior Incident Worksheet
- Management Worksheet
- Parent/Guardian Interview Worksheet
- Plan to Protect Targeted or Victimized Student Worksheet
- BTAM Course Slides Handout
The procedure presented in this course can help schools and law enforcement assess a threat and the threatener, evaluate the risk and respond appropriately and effectively. Case studies and tabletop group work will make you a confident threat assessor even if you have never completed a threat assessment before.
Training is in the Training Computer Room on the Garden Level (lower level, down the stairs). Free parking is available on-site.
About the Instructor
Clayton Cranford is a retired Sergeant from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and is one of the nation’s leading law enforcement educators on social media and child safety and the author of “Parenting in a Digital World.” He created Cyber Safety Cop, an Internet, and social media safety program. It teaches parents and students how to avoid the inherent risks of social media and other web-based platforms by using safe habits.
He has served as a member of the Orange County School Threat Assessment Team, School Resource Officer, and Crisis Negotiation Team. He has investigated threats, weapon possession, and violent crimes in K-12 schools throughout Orange County, California. Clayton is a threat assessment professional and teaches behavioral threat assessment and management throughout the United States.
Clayton has more than 20 years of teaching experience and has been a featured speaker at the National Conference on Bullying, the Southwest Conference on Human Trafficking, the California Association of Crime Prevention Officers, and the National Association of School Resource Officers. Clayton was awarded the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council, and the 2015 American Legion Medal of Merit for his bullying prevention work.