Behavioral Threat Assessment
What will trainees learn in our active threat assessment training?
Our multi-step active threat assessment methodology focuses on training the observer to systematically observe their environment, identify behavior deviations, identify suspicious persons, and assess subjects to determine if they are carrying concealed weapons. In short, our trainees learn to use behavior to assess potential, immediate, or imminent threats. A necessary skills for military, security, and law enforcement.
1. How to make systematic observations.
active Threat Assessment involves learning systematic observation techniques to assess a behavioral baseline.
The behavioral baseline is a minimum or starting point constructed of consistent behaviors from which other behaviors are compared. This baseline should be culturally neutral and non-biased. Baselining is necessary because behavior can vary dramatically based on location and cultural context. As part of our behavioral threat assessment training, trainees learn to efficiently and effectively develop a baseline in any location.
2. How to recognize deviations.
Your ability to identify an active threat is based on the identification of deviations from the baseline.
A deviation is a behavior that is inconsistent with the baseline. Person’s deviating from the baseline requires further observation and assessment. You will learn to use the baselining process as a filter to separate persons-of-interest (POI) from the larger population.
3. How to identify a person of interest (POI).
in our threat assessment methodology, You will then learn to DETERMINE IF AN INDIVIDUAL IS A POI THROUGH SIMULTANEOUS ASSESSMENTS OF DEVIATIONS, ROLES, AND OBJECTIVES.
A POI as an individual whom by their suspicious activity, lack of an explainable objective or display of threatening behavior becomes a target for further investigation through observation or physical interdiction.
4. How to assess threat indicators.
You will learn to assess threat indicators displayed by your person of interest.
A threat indicator is a verbal or visual behavior that implies an individual is being deceptive, threatening, trying to hide in plain sight, or carrying contraband or weapons. Clusters are combinations of threat indicators which help us to prioritize targets based on the possession of weapons and their threat level. Trainees learn approximately 100 threat indicators across 8 categories.
5. How to plan & conduct an interdiction.
Behavioral Threat Assessment will help Trainees conduct a safe and effective interdiction.
Observation and active threat assessment should be incorporated into all interdiction. In our courses, trainees learn to conduct active threat assessment throughout an interdiction. This helps keep officers and civilians safe while guaranteeing the protection of civil rights and civil liberties.