How a threat assessment team tracks students of concern
"In reality, in the 2020s, if we are not looking at the digital footprint of a student of concern, we are really not doing a comprehensive threat assessment."
In light of serious problems in our schools – from student disruptions, fights, even stabbings and shootings – are we doing enough to maintain the peace in our schools without getting caught up in administrative infractions?
In this episode of the Policing Matters podcast, sponsored by L3Harris, host Jim Dudley speaks with Jerrie Newport, one of three Threat Assessment Coordinators for the NEWESD and the Student Threat Assessment program. Jerrie facilitates and trains Level 2 community-wide threat assessment teams using the Salem-Keizer/Cascade threat assessment model for Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens Counties.
Additional resources on school safety
- Prevention, disruption & response: The strategies communities must deploy to stop school shootings
- An integrated technological approach to school attack prevention and response
- Bystanders: One key to preventing school violence
- On-demand webinar: Building safer schools
- Building multi-disciplinary school threat assessment teams
- What law enforcement can learn from averted acts of school violence
About our sponsor
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Top quotes from this episode
In reality, in the 2020s, if we are not looking at the digital footprint of a student of concern, we are really not doing a comprehensive threat assessment."
Cyberbullying has become a serious problem."