Behavioral threat summit planned for Nov. 6 in Normal
SPRINGFIELD – A Nov. 6 behavioral threat assessment summit in Normal aims to help employers, school and campus officials and government agencies develop tools to assess threats or concerning behavior and form behavioral threat assessment teams to help prevent violence.
The summit, sponsored by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System, Heartland Community College and State Farm will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heartland Community College.
The summit will offer four training tracks focusing on violence in the workplace, on campuses, in schools and in military and governmental facilities, according to a news release from the state.
The presentations will educate officials on how to identify, investigate and assess situations and intervene to prevent attacks.
Each track will focus on best practices from previous events and provide guidance for developing threat assessment teams specific to the participants’ area of interest.