The University of Iowa established the Threat Assessment Team in 2008 in response to the Iowa Board of Regents’ Comprehensive Safety and Security Policy (Chapter 11), which includes a charge to provide comprehensive threat assessment and management services. The team combines expertise in the areas of law enforcement, mental health, student services, faculty/staff services, legal services and organizational effectiveness.
The Threat Assessment Program has three components:
The Threat Assessment Team is dedicated to the early identification, assessment and management of incidents and behaviors that threaten the safety and well-being of the university community.
The goal is to provide an integrated and coordinated process for identifying and responding to students, faculty, staff and other individuals who may be at risk of harming themselves or others.