Threat Assessment and Management

The University Police Services has established a Violence Prevention Program that utilizes a comprehensive threat assessment and management approach to preventing violence. 

In order to promote a violence-free campus, the goal of the Violence Prevention Program 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. 

Achieving this goal involves:

  • receiving and responding to reported concerns
  • investigating and intervening as necessary to reduce risk and/or manage threat
  • collaborating with and capitalizing on multi-disciplinary expertise to review, identify and develop specific intervention/prevention strategies
  • collecting and organizing information to facilitate communication
  • analyzing information, making an assessment, and following up as appropriate
  • providing education and training to faculty, staff, and students in how to identify and report concerning behaviors and incidents that may need further assessment

For additional information, please review the additional pages on this website or contact:

Threat Assessment Coordinator 
Kelli Nidever (775) 682-7256

Violence Prevention Program

The Violence Prevention Program is designed to promote and improve campus community safety through a proactive, multi-disciplinary, coordinated and objective approach.

Learn more about the Program

What is Threat Assessment?

Threat Assessment is a process designed to identify individuals of concern, investigate, assess risk, and intervene as needed to prevent violence.

Learn more about the Process

Identifying Concerning Behaviors

There are many behaviors that may cause concern for the safety and well-being of an individual, or the campus as a whole.

Learn more about Identifying

Reporting Threats and Concerning Behaviors

To support campus safety and prevent violence, everyone is encouraged to report any unusual or threatening behavior to University Police Services.

Learn more about Reporting