Preventing targeted violence and terrorism related attacks has become overwhelming more significant across the nation. Recognizing concerning behavior indicators or suspicious activity and knowing where to report them to an important step in preventing these devastating acts. Through a grant awarded by with the Department of Homeland Security and a partnership with the Center for Prevention, Programs, and Partnerships (CP3), KOHS can provide our Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Community Awareness Briefing to stakeholders across the Commonwealth. The briefing grants the participant the knowledge of indicators and risk factors that may be indicative that someone is on the pathway to violence leading to an act of targeted violence or terrorism. The 2-hour briefing can be presented in-person or virtual and tailored to the stakeholder audience.
Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management (BTAM) teams can benefit communities, agencies, and organizations by providing training to teach the team how to identify and manage individuals presenting with concerning behaviors that may lead to an act of targeted violence or terrorism. By creating a BTAM team communities can identify someone who may present threatening indicators and assist those individuals prior to any criminal behavior taking place. KOHS's certified Master Trainer can help in the creation of BTAM teams and aid the team in the future. BTAM team training can be done in 3-hour, 1-day or 3-day training sessions depending on the teams need.
The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security offers this training for free. If you would like to register your organization for targeted violence prevention training, please contact FusionCenter@KY.gov.