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Training

Safety is a community responsibility. The Director of Threat Assessment provides training on various threat assessment and management topics including warning behaviors, early intervention, and University Policy HRM-028. From 2019 to 2021, thirty-two trainings were facilitated for 478 attendees. Training requests can be made to the Director of Threat Assessment.

The TAT promotes and endorses University violence prevention efforts through its multidisciplinary partnership. Students, faculty, and employees are encouraged to participate in trainings through CAPSStudent AffairsEOCRFEAPHuman Resources, University Police, and Emergency Management.

Active Attacker Prevention, Response, and UVA Alerts

Run-Hide-Fight is a national model that has been adopted on Grounds and throughout the health system. You likely will never need to use these steps but thinking about what you would do in an active attacker situation could enhance your safety. A brief Department of Safety and Security training video discusses Run-Hide-Fight, the UVA Alerts notification process, and the importance of reporting warning behaviors that can precede a violent attack.

All academic and health system employees are encouraged to view the training video via Workday to earn credit for participation. For additional information, visit the Department of Safety & Security, Police Department, Emergency Management, and Threat Assessment websites. For questions and in-person training requests that expand upon these topics, please contact our offices.