Threat Assessment and Management Team

Threat Assessment & Management Team

Goal: Formalize the Threat Assessment & Management Team (TAMT) to serve as an active, centralized resource for the University. Learn more about TAMT.

Recommended Actions

In Progress

Process Owner: Senior Leadership & TAMT

Description: Reform TAMT and review primary and secondary policies supportive of TAMT. 

Process Owner: Senior Leadership & TAMT

Description: TAMT should have resources available, such as a forensic psychologist or law enforcement resources, to contact subjects under review by TAMT.

Process Owner: Office of General Counsel (OGC)

Description: The Office of General Counsel should review and assess the legal aspects of deciding to mandate certain interventions around Code of Conduct and behavioral concerns. OGC should then proceed to provide clear guidelines to establish the use of mandatory utilization of mental health support in the resolution of Code of Conduct or behavioral concerns.

Process Owner: Office of General Counsel (OGC)

Description: Ensure current Family Educational Rights and and Privacy Act (FERPA) training clarifies accurate understanding of FERPA, privacy protections, and clear exceptions.


Process Owner: Senior Leadership & TAMT

Description: Establish TAMT with a charter to allow the team to begin properly developing policies, processes, and guidelines. TAMT lead should meet with the President at least annually and on an as-needed basis.

The charter is now finalized, and we have established a consistent schedule of meetings between the TAMT representative, our Chief Safety Officer, and the President.

Process Owner: TAMT, Counseling and Psych Services (CAPS), Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

Description: TAMT members should work with CAPS and the BIT to identify opportunities for off-ramping to the appropriate units and opportunities to coordinate between the groups to provide greater insight for TAMT (or CAPS / BIT) intervention if deemed necessary in an assessment.

TAMT, CAPS, and BIT each have dedicated representatives on TAMT, ensuring ongoing collaboration among the groups to offer valuable insights and interventions.

Process Owner: Senior Leadership & TAMT

Description: Hire a TAMT Coordinator (who reports to the President's Office and is not attached directly to UAPD or OGC) to facilitate the TAMT meetings regularly and maintain a systemic structure for assessing and managing threats. Consideration for this position may be given to an early-career individual or someone who can oversee more than UAPD or OGC matters, but who also has a background in threat assessment and management similar to TAMT (i.e. Incident Command System protocol, Crisis Intervention and Law Enforcement, etc.)

Status: This position was updated from TAMT Coordinator to TAMT Director. A director was hired and will start in the role on August 21, 2023.

Process Owner: Senior Leadership & TAMT

Description: Develop an implementation plan for the remaining 2018 TAMT External Report recommendations. 

An internal implementation plan has been devised, and we have already commenced the necessary work in response to the remaining 2018 TAMT External Report recommendations under the leadership of the new Director of TAMT.

Process Owner: TAMT

Description: TAMT should include at least one (1) communications person whose sole responsibility is to serve on TAMT.

To fulfill the role and act as the communications representative for TAMT, we have successfully recruited an interim public information officer.

Process Owner: TAMT

Description: Ensure threat assessment processes include the following:

  1. Prompt and thorough interviews of all those with information related to the situation including victims, associates, department heads, DOS, Provost Office, etc.
  2. Interviews should seek to understand what, if any, support systems exist (i.e. family, friends) for the individual under assessment;
  3. Complete a background check, scrub of social media, and review (or request for) TPD records;
  4. Include Human Resources and external consultant at initiation; and
  5. Continue to proactively seek information from all available sources and maintain it in a centralized manner (i.e. timeline or dashboard application)

We have developed an internal threat assessment process that effectively meets the requirements outlined in the PAX Recommendation.