Behavioral Threat Assessment
MCSS offers various training opportunities for both law enforcement and school officials.
Here are some of the trainings we offer.
2022 updated School Resource Officer (SRO)/School Security Employee (SSE) Training Program flyer. Revised 2022 SRO/SSE Training Document
MCSS staff, along with state and local subject matter experts, are once again in the classroom providing training to the dedicated individuals serving as SROs and SSEs throughout the State. In 2021, MCSS began the work of updating our model SRO and SSE training. The goal of the updates was to expand the program with new and much-needed modules in order to provide deeper training. Working closely with our local and state subject matter experts (SMEs), MCSS expanded training modules on De-escalation, Disability and Diversity Awareness, Implicit Bias, and Restorative Approaches.
Additionally, we added several new models to the training program including:
The additions and changes will be built into a professional development class that will be made available to previously trained SROs and SSEs.
Course Training Flyer
This course is designed for the staff and administrators at schools where School Resource Officers are assigned in Maryland. SRO supervisors are encouraged to take this class as well. Especially SRO supervisors that have no previous SRO experience.
This course will provide the trainee with an understanding of spatial empathy as a basis for cooperative interaction and insight of each party as to the scope of the role of the other.
Many times, administrators ask the SROs to complete tasks and participate in matters beyond the scope of their agency's policies and in contradiction to the law. In contrast, SROs sometimes have a skewed perception of the role, goals, policies and objectives of the administrator.
At the completion of this training, the trainee will become familiar with the:
History and role of the SRO
Foundations of a successful SRO program
Purpose and use of the memorandum of understanding
Criminality vs. discipline
Enhancing an effective spatial interaction, partnership
The course will be taught with a mix of lecture and small group activity. The group activity will take place during a working lunch following the classroom lecture.
This course can be easily modified to target the SRO as a student and build a better understanding of the role of the School Administrator.
Behavioral Threat Assessment (BTA) is a fact-based, systematic process designed to identify, inquire, assess, and manage potentially dangerous or violent situations. BTA is crafted, to design a plan to intervene effectively to gather a holistic picture of an indi-vidual that may be on a pathway to violence.
The purpose of this exercise activity is to prepare Behavior Threat Assessment (BTA) team members to effectively perform their individual role and responsibilities, while collaborating as a member of the team to consider information that culminates in a decision, during an assessment.
Please fill this form for Behavior Threat Assessment Team Requirements and Best Practices Training from MCSS.
Our team members are also certified to teach the following topics:
TTX - Tabletop Exercises for Public and Private Schools
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