Assessing a Threat

What is an active threat?

There are a lot of threats out there.  Terrorists. Criminals. Violent Extremists. Active Shooters. People illegally carrying concealed weapons or other contraband. These threats could be against you or those you protect. 

An active threat is a person (or persons) who is a potential, immediate, or imminent, threats. You can learn more about active threats and active threat assessment in our blog.

Remember, your assessment of threat is tied to a decision to stop, use force, or make an arrest. Properly assessing threat will allow you to make more informed decisions and take the least intrusive action during an encounter. 



How will active threat assessment training help?

The assessment of an active threat is relevant to a variety of decisions. The decision to stop. The decision to use force. The decision to make an arrest. Active threat assessment training can help you make more informed decisions. It is relevant to any law enforcement, military, or security-related mission. Our active threat assessment methodology you will:

Benefits of Threat Assessment
  • Enhance your ability to identify potential threats

  • Ensure you focus on the right person based on your mission objective

  • Aid your tactical and strategic decision-making

  • Improve your safety and the safety of those you are trying to protect

  • Reduce the subjectivity of your observations

  • Facilitate your analysis and articulation of reasonable suspicion

  • Allow you to better predict potential outcomes of an encounter



Who can benefit from active threat assessment training?

Threat Assessment Military Security Law Enforcement Police

Law enforcement, military, and security personnel must address a variety of complex problems in difficult situations. Active threat training, which includes a systematic approach to observation, threat assessment, and interdiction will often facilitate a successful solution.

Threat assessment will help keep you and others safe. Threat assessment and active threat training scenarios can also help you complete missions such as: 

  • Border Security

  • SWAT

  • Fugitive Recovery

  • Active Shooter Response

  • Check Point Security & Access Control

  • School Security

  • Protection of Critical Infrastructure

  • Patrol

  • Gun Interdiction

  • Investigations

  • Event Security

  • Executive Protection

  • Retail Security

  • Counter - Terrorism