Behavioral Threat Assessment

What will you learn from our behavioral threat assessment training?

Our multi-step 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 and active threats.


 

1. How to make systematic observations.

Behavioral Threat Assessment first requires you to learn systematic observation techniques and how 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, you will learn to efficiently and effectively develop a baseline in your operational context. 

 

2. How to recognize deviations.

Your ability to identify threat is based on the identification of deviations from the baseline.

A deviation is a behavior that is inconsistent with the baseline. It is an indicator that a subject 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.

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 person of interest is acting suspiciously, and based on your mission, may require approach or interdiction.   After the identification of a POI, further observation is necessary to determine the extent this person is a threat to your and others.

 

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. You will learn approximately 100 threat indicators across 8 categories. 

 

5. How to plan & conduct an interdiction.

Behavioral Threat Assessment and management of potential threats will help you conduct a safe and effective interdiction.

Observation and behavioral threat assessment must be incorporated into any interdiction. At SSTS, we believe an interdiction is a standardized sequence of events which we have incorporated into the Universal Interdiction Framework (UIF). Through our offerings, you will learn behavioral observation and the execution of an effective interdiction. Behavioral threat management helps keep officers and civilians safe while guaranteeing the protection of civil rights and civil liberties.