‘School Threat Assessment Training’ Galvanizes Campuses Through Safety Strategies on Jan. 22 at HCDE

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September 14, 2018 by HCDE Communications

Demands for threat management trainings increased in the aftermath of the active shooter tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas. On Jan. 22 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Target Restoration Services and Harris County Department of Education’s Center for Safe and Secure Schools present “School Threat Assessment Training: Creating a Safe Environment for Students.” Sigma Threat Management Associates–a company providing experts in behavioral threat assessment, threat management and violence prevention–leads the training.

The workshop held at 6300 Irvington Blvd. has limited seating and will begin with lessons learned from Santa Fe High School via a panel of first responders from Texas City Emergency Management and Texas City Independent School District leaders.

“Districts need tools to work through threat scenarios,” said Center for Safe and Secure Schools Director Ecomet Burley. “This workshop provides practice by working through threat scenarios. Educators walk away with the know-how to develop a case management plan for their district/campus through an expert whose threat assessment best practices are depended on by national security agencies and major media outlets.”

Sigma consultants train clients how to build and operate threat assessment teams and programs, helping them develop their own ability to assess and manage threatening situations in accordance with best practices. SIGMA experts have assessed and managed thousands of threats in their careers in federal, state, and local law enforcement, education, criminal justice, mental health, and the law.  The company’s threat assessment work is referenced in U.S. national standards and federal guides and has helped define best practices in behavioral threat assessment violence prevention.

During the presentation, Sigma experts discuss how to identify and investigate potential campus threats and demonstrate how to build an effective threat assessment management program.

Cost for the training is $35 and includes breakfast and snacks courtesy of Sprouts and lunch provided by Target Restoration Services. To register, go to http://www.hcde–texas.org/register and enter workshop number 12201 or date. Parking is free. The workshop is conveniently located in a central area of Houston. Texas Commission on Law Enforcement credits are available for attendees.

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