The Threat Assessment and Management Team is committed to improving the safety of the University of Pittsburgh community through a proactive, collaborative, and coordinated approach to the prevention, identification, assessment, intervention, and management of situations that may reasonably pose a threat to the safety and well-being of the University of Pittsburgh community.
Campus Violence Prevention depends on all members of the Pitt community (employees, Students, and Campus Visitors) to keep the University of Pittsburgh a safe and healthy, living and learning environment. Recognizing and reporting early signs of worrisome or potentially dangerous behaviors are crucial to the prevention of campus violence.
The Threat Assessment and Management (“TAM”) team is a multidisciplinary group that meets and operates on a regular basis and as needed in crisis situations. Using principles of threat management, the team is available to receive, review, discuss, evaluate threats or acts of violent harm to members of the Pitt community; to adopt and implement strategies to reduce the risk of harm to the University community, and to monitor and reevaluate threats and mitigation strategies.
You can make a difference by reporting concerns to Pitt’s Threat Assessment Team
- Ted P. Fritz, J.D., Associate Vice Chancellor, Public Safety & Emergency Management
- Lt. David Basile and Det. Pat Laughlin, Pitt Police Investigations Unit
- Iruaku Brodie Mends, LCSW, University Counseling Center
- Dr. Karin Asher, EdD, Associate Director of the Career Center; Student Affairs
- Jennifer Seng, J.D., Associate General Counsel, legal advisor
- Dr. Jay Darr, University Counseling Center
- An ad hoc member (e.g. from an academic unit, international services, graduate studies, disability services, media relations, etc.)