Thomas Nelson wishes to provide a safe environment for all who study, visit and work at any campus. To that end, there may be some time when you feel the need to report behaviors that concern you. In the event issues arise that warrant concern for the safety of our faculty, staff or students, policies are in place for addressing disruptive, suspicious, or unusual behavior. In particular, these policies function to provide direction in handling homicidal, suicidal, assault or self-injurious threats and behavior.
The Thomas Nelson Community College Threat Assessment Team was established to provide guidance, uphold policies and address student, faculty, and staff safety needs. The members of this team consist of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, Chief of Police, Human Resources Manager, safety officer, student counseling staff, and VCCS General Counsel when needed. The Threat Assessment Team may involve other college representatives depending on the nature of the concern addressed.
There has been a growing concern for safety issues on the sites and campuses of Thomas Nelson Community College. As a result, the College has implemented a Threat Assessment Team (TAT). The Threat Assessment Team is charged with addressing all reported behavioral or safety issues which occur on a Thomas Nelson campus, off-site location or electronic site, including e-mail, blogs, and BlackBoard postings. The Threat Assessment Team will ensure every referral is addressed.
The Threat Assessment Team and Violence Prevention Committee are committed to improving community safety through proactive, collaborative, coordinated, objective, and thoughtful approaches to the prevention, identification, assessment, intervention, and management of situations that pose, or may reasonably pose, a threat to the safety, security, and well-being of the campus community.
Purpose of the Threat Assessment Team
Preserving the safety and security of our students and employees are top priorities for Thomas Nelson Community College and one that requires vigilance, communication, and coordination. To facilitate collaboration among the many individuals whose actions and efforts affect our collective security, Thomas Nelson Community College has established the Threat Assessment Team.
Purpose of the Violence Prevention Committee
The Violence Prevention Committee adopts as its mission the establishment of educational and prevention programs and the determination of policies and procedures to secure the well-being and safety of our students, employees, and neighbors.