northern california threat management team

northern california threat management team

The Northern California Threat Management Team (NorCal TMT) is a multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the prevention of targeted violence in our communities. Through cooperative sharing of information, resources, individual talents, and agency support, as well as continued training with leading experts we identify, assess, and manage situations where the risk of violence is imminent and or anticipated. Our membership includes representatives from law enforcement, education, mental health, and other support agencies engaged in community safety and individual wellbeing.  


Mission Statement:

To prevent and mitigate incidents of Targeted Violence in the community by utilizing a multi-disciplinary process that allows for the early identification of warning behaviors, the communication of risk, a structured and fact-based assessment and management plan, and the sharing of crucial information.

current TMT team Members:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • US Capitol Police
  • California Highway Patrol
  • Bay Area UASI
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • United States Secret Service
  • Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
  • Association of Threat Assessment Professionals
  • Offices of the United States Attorneys
  • San Jose Police Department

Team members needed:

  • Private Industry
  • K-12 Education
  • Higher Education
  • Houses of Worship
  • Community Behavioral Intervention Teams
  • Community Resources
  • Mental Health Practitioners
  • District Attorneys' Offices


The NCRIC in collaboration with the FBI and other partners has developed a Threat Management Liaison Officer (TMLO) Certification program to better equip our partner agencies with dealing with targeted violence in their communities. This certification program is a subset of the Threat Liaison Officer (TLO) program that has been run through the state of California for decades. The TMLO certification process is for someone that is currently filling the role of a Behavioral Threat Assessment Team (BTAM) member or has been assigned by their agency to fill this position. We have developed this certification track to best equip our team members with foundational training that represents best practices, nationally. To receive the certification as a TMLO, team members will complete a minimum of 6 of these classes as appropriate for their job title. The training includes:

  • Behavioral threat Assessment: Preventing the Active Shooter (BTA-B) (All)
  • Advanced Threat Assessment – Preventing Mass Casualty Events/Attacks (ATA) (All)
  • Domestic Violent Extremists (PVE-II) (LE Only)
  • Targeted Violence Prevention (All)
  • Digital Security: Protecting Against Terrorists, Cartels, and Criminal Actors (8HR) OR
  • Digital Security: Protecting Against Terrorists, Cartels, and Criminal Actors (16HR)
  • Behavioral Threat Assessment Team Training for Community Threats (Schools & LE)
  • Behavioral Threat Assessment – Bridging the Gap (LE Only)


Below are open sources resources that are potentially useful to prevent targeted violence for professionals and community members. Further, by using these linked sites, the NCRIC is not endorsing any product, service, or institution of the referenced sites. Law Enforcement sensitive products can be located on the NCRIC SSO portal accessible to approved members.