Washington State University’s Threat Assessment Team has launched a website and accompanying reporting form as it seeks greater awareness to address behavior threatening the safety of campuses and departments across the system. The Threat Assessment Team (TAT) is co-chaired by Jenna Hyatt, associate vice chancellor and dean of students and Gary Jenkins, chief of the WSU Police Department.
Established in the spring of 2022, TAT was created with the implementation of Executive Policy 42, the university’s threat assessment policy.
TAT works through a WSU system multidisciplinary team to identify and implement steps to mitigate disruption, assist individuals, navigate appropriate resources for support, and address ongoing physical and psychological safety. TAT coordinates these efforts and oversees timely and comprehensive responses to behavior that is perceived as violent, threatens violence, or appears to be on the path toward violence.
When a TAT report is made, both Jenkins and Hyatt are notified. From there, the report is reviewed, jurisdiction is established, and information related to the report is collected to determine the level of threat, with recommendations sent to the appropriate campus chancellor after an assessment is conducted by the Threat Assessment Team.
Members of the WSU community experiencing threatening, intimidating, or distressing behavior or who are concerned about an individual exhibiting such behaviors, can report it using the TAT reporting form.
Concerned parties should call 911 if for an immediate response or if a life-threatening emergency is occurring. As a system, defer to the campus local law enforcement such as the WSU and Pullman police department, which can be reached on their non-emergency lines via the regional dispatch center by calling 509-332-2521.
More information about the Threat Assessment Team is available on its website. To submit a report of concerning behavior or potential threats to the university community, please submit a reporting form as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to report and contact 911 in the event of an emergency prior to contacting TAT.
For questions, please contact the Threat Assessment team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TAT co-chairs can also be contacted for questions:
- Jenna Hyatt, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at 509-335-5757
- Gary Jenkins, chief of the WSU Police Department at 509-335-8548
For assistance reporting a concern, please visit the university community standards website.
Multiple resources and offices are offering support and in coordination with the Threat Assessment Team.