Roberts Wesleyan College is offering threat assessment training and management strategies for schools, colleges and workplaces through its Justice and Security Institute.
The training is led by Joe Testani, JSI director and former FBI employee, and Mark Concordia, director of the homeland security and applied intelligence program at Roberts.
“We are focused on training and consulting services that will help organizations respond effectively to threats and crisis situations,” Testani said. “That includes social issues of intended violence that manifests in workplaces and educational institutions, such as mass shootings, domestic violence, targeted homicide, terrorism and hate crimes.”
The training includes basic, advanced and customized options. Half- and full-day sessions are available, and the training for K-12 schools to set up a threat assessment team is 20 hours. The training includes topics related to the discipline of behavioral threat assessment as a necessary component of an overall safety and targeted violence prevention program. The exercises lead participants through multiple scenarios with different fact patterns, providing participants with the opportunity to practice managing threat cases from start to finish, and better understand their roles and responsibilities.
Threat assessment training is appropriate for schools, colleges and universities, law enforcement and security professionals, businesses and organizations, and prominent individuals. Previous clients include the Canandaigua, Fairport, Greece and Spencerport school districts; the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office; and police departments of Greece, Ogden and Fairport.
“JSI provided the Fairport Police Department with an incredible perspective and valued training on the principles of threat assessment and the ability to have a functioning threat assessment team,” Fairport Village Police Chief Samuel Farina Jr. said. “We are fortunate to have this invaluable academic resource in our community to ensure our community’s security and safety.”
Email jsi@roberts.edu for information on training, assessments and pricing.