Threat Assessment & Management Team

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TAMT is available to provide assistance to students, parents, employees and community members with threatening or disruptive behavior.

Tools & Resources

We encourage you to make use of all the resources the university offers to support its students and employees in creating a safe environment.

Who We Are

TAMTS multi-disciplinary team has the expertise to consider and address all aspects of a given situation.

What is threatening behavior?

Any statement, communication, conduct or gesture directed toward any member of the campus community or others which causes reasonable apprehension, or fear of physical harm. The threat can be towards people or property.

If you have an encounter with someone that leaves you frightened or in fear for your personal safety, it should be taken very seriously. If you have questions or concerns, please contact any member of the Threat Assessment and Management Team. If you feel you are in imminent danger, never hesitate to call 9-1-1.

Examples of Threatening Behavior:

• Direct or implied threats of violence
• Challenges to fight
• Shoving
• Physical attacks
• Stalking
• Threatening phone calls, emails, or other correspondence 


Campus Violence Prevention & Education

If you would like team representatives to come to your department and speak about prevention of violence on campus and the work of the team, use this online request form



Resources and Tools 

Workplace Violence Prevention and Education Guide 

This brochure offers ready access to information you can use in the event you encounter a distressed colleague or student, or observe or experience a threat or threatening behavior. The UA Workplace Violence (WPV) Prevention & Education Guide offers information about what WPV looks like, how to report it, what to do if you feel you are being threatened, and about the UA Threat Assessment and Management (TAMT) Team.

What to Do in an Active Shooter Situation (video)

University of Arizona Police Department

UAPD is a fully-accredited, 24/7 police department, responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment. Functional field operations subdivisions include uniform patrol, investigations, crime prevention, police aides and community service officers.

Dean of Students

The role of the Dean of Students Office includes challenging and supporting students when crises or emergencies arise. Concerns about student behavior may be reported to the Dean of Students Office.

Human Resources

The Division of Human Resources is available to support faculty, staff, students and visitors who wish to report concerns about employee behavior.
Main Campus: 520-621-9449
UAHS Tucson: 520-626-5593
UAHS Phoenix Biomedical Campus: 602-827-2484

Life & Work Connections - Employee Assistance Counseling

We all need support during distressing times. Life & Work Connections offers free, confidential short-term counseling through ComPsych to all benefits-eligible employees, their dependents, and members of their households. A diverse, statewide network of providers is available with a range of appointment times. To make an appointment, call anytime 24/7.

Campus Health Service - Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS)

CAPS offers psychological counseling and psychiatric services to students to help them cope with personal problems so that they can successfully achieve their educational goals.

Office of Institutional Equity

OIE promotes diversity and inclusion, and is responsible for the University's compliance with laws, policies and regulations concerning discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment.

External Resources 

Who We Are

The University of Arizona's Threat Assessment and Management Team (TAMT) utilizes a multi-disciplinary group of trained employees and contractors. The TAMT works to determine if an individual poses or could potentially pose a threat of violence to others. Keeping our campus safe and secure means that all individuals on our campus are free from threatening or violent behavior - staff, faulty, students, vendors, volunteers and visitors. The use of a multi-disciplinary team means that we have the expertise to consider and address all aspects of a given situation - allowing the team to act quickly and effectively.


David Heineking
Assistant Vice President, Campus Operations

Chrissy Lieberman
Associate Dean Of Students

Chanté Martin
Assistant Vice President, Human Resources

Paula Jo Balafas
Chief, UAPD

Jason Brei
Assistant Chief, UAPD

Colin Keatin
Police Sergeant, UAPD

David Wagner
Senior Associate General Counsel, Office of General Council​​​

Angela Lucia Federico
Senior Legal Assistant, Office of General Council

Please contact the Threat Assessment and Management Team to report an incident or to obtain information about workplace violence.