A Threat Assessment Program is dedicated to the early identification, assessment and management of incidents and behaviors that threaten the safety and well-being of an organization.
Three elements that are essential to an effective threat assessment program are:
- Identification of hazards. (things, situations, processes, etc. that may cause harm, particularly to people)
- Analyze or evaluate the risk associated with that hazard. (how likely and severe the risk is)
- Determine appropriate ways to eliminate or control the hazard. (effectively prevent)
A Threat Assessment Program is designed to provide a mechanism to assure that threats of violence are addressed whenever possible, before acts of violence occur.