Active Threat Assessment Training for Law Enforcement (Online & Instructor-led)

The Threat Awareness training program is an 8-hour online training providing knowledge, tools, and techniques to identify and react to behavioral indicators of threat.

The course is designed for law enforcement officers who have a mission of observing, interacting with, and protecting the public. Our active threat assessment methodology involves systematically assessing environments, identifying suspicious individuals (also known as a person of interest), and evaluating the extent these persons are a threat.

objectives

By the end of the course, trainees will:

  1. have a working knowledge of the terms and concepts associated with active threat assessment;

  2. be able to assess a behavioral baseline using the Behavioral Baseline Instrument (BBI);

  3. be able to identify the roles, deviations, and objectives of those they are observing;

  4. be able to identify behavioral threat indicators and their relevance to the baselining process; and

  5. be able to assess a baseline, identify a Person of Interest (POI), and recognize a potential threat.

background

The behaviors represented in this program were identified by law enforcement officers from agencies throughout the United States and were validated through research by Social Scientists under the auspices of the Just Doesn’t Look Right (JDLR) Project. The JDLR Project was supported by the Rapid Reaction and Technology Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. This research was transitioned to peace operations personnel via the Identifying Threats training program funded by the United States Southern Command and the Global Peace Operations Initiative.  

IADLEST NCP Certified

The Threat Awareness for Law Enforcement Course is certified by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) through their National Certification Program.

See our course on the IADLEST / First Forward market place.

Online Course format

The online program is comprised of four courses. All courses include a mix of lectures, videos, and video-based exercises.

  • Course 1: Trainees are provided an introduction to the overall program. 

  • Course 2: Trainees learn to systematically observe their environment using our baselining process and the Behavioral Baseline Instrument (BBI).

  • Course 3: Trainees learn about the different behavioral threat indicators.

  • Course 4: Trainees are given further opportunity to test their skills and merge what is learned from Course 1, 2, and 3.

The course uses iterative and compounding practice exercises and material to meet course objectives. Trainees are repeatedly evaluated through theory and practical exams throughout the program. There are four theory examinations and three practical examinations. Trainees must pass each course with an average of 70% to proceed. Trainees are provided with takeaway materials for their use and have access to the course for the remaining term of their license.

Logistics

Our active threat assessment training courses are designed for both individuals and organizations. Trainees learn our active threat assessment methodology and have an opportunity to practice their new skills. See our pricing page or contact us to get more information about instructor-led training (ILT), organizational pricing, and multi-license discounts.

This course is available to those with current military or law enforcement affiliation.  Affiliation will be verified after purchase and prior to enrollment. 

Online law enforcement training can be completed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Instructor-led training is provided onsite at your location.

 
 

 

Still on the Fence?

Enroll in our free 1-hour online Introduction to Active Threat Assessment course.