Threat Assessment and Management

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The Threat Assessment and Management Team (TAMT) is a multidisciplinary group of faculty and staff that reviews reports about concerning behaviors; considers various approaches to managing concerning behavior; and provides guidance to students, faculty and staff regarding how to address and prevent violent and disruptive behavior.

TAMT partners with many departments and experts, including:

  • UAPD
  • Office of Public Safety
  • Dean of Students Office
  • Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
  • Human Resources
  • Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS)
  • Forensic psychologist or law enforcement (external)



Report a Concern

TAMT depends on the campus community for early reporting of any concerning behavior. You can submit using an online form. 

TAMT is not an emergency service and does not operate 24/7.

All About TAMT

TAMT FAQ: The basics of what TAMT does, how they do it, and how you can help.


Who is TAMT?

Dr. Jessie Semmann is the director of Threat Assessment and Management. “TAMT” stands for the Threat Assessment and Management Team.

  • TAMT is a multidisciplinary team made up of faculty and staff members from Dean of Students Office, Human Resources, UAPD, CAPS, the Phoenix campus, and more. TAMT also consults with the Office of General Counsel as needed.
  • TAMT reviews reports about threatening, disruptive, or otherwise concerning behaviors, considers various approaches to managing concerning behavior, and provides guidance regarding how to address and prevent violent and disruptive behavior.

What is threat assessment management and what is it not?

Threat assessment and management is a multidisciplinary, proactive approach that stands by the motto “Prevention is Possible.” Threat assessment professionals:

  • review reports about concerning behaviors, including actual or implied threats of violence, stalking or other intrusive behaviors, harassing conduct, and concerning electronic communications.
  • depend on members of their communities (you) to report concerns promptly.
  • consider a variety of factors that could influence a person’s risk for violence as well as protective factors that could prevent violence.
  • provide guidance about how to manage the situation with the goal of preventing violence.

When (and what) should I report to TAMT?

The sooner TAMT gets involved the better chance we have at preventing violence and the more available options we have for intervention. TAMT can help you with concerning situations before they become crises. Note: TAMT is not an emergency service and does not operate 24/7.

Examples of concerning behaviors include:

  • direct or implied threats to harm other people or property
  • stalking or intrusive behaviors
  • harassing electronic communications
  • concerning social media posts
  • doing or saying things that generally make others feel scared or uncomfortable.


How do I report a concern to TAMT?

Visit tamt.arizona.edu to report a concern using an online form.

  • If the issue involves UArizona or UArizona affiliates, TAMT can be involved.
  • Be aware that if you contact TAMT in an informal manner such as via email or phone, you will likely be asked to also submit your concern through the TAMT referral form on the website.
  • Employees: If you report something to TAMT, we recommend you also inform your supervisor and HR.

How does the TAMT process work?

After receiving your report, TAMT determines whether they can assist you. During this process, a representative from TAMT may reach out to you for more information.

  • If TAMT decides the issue is not a TAMT matter, we will let you know where to direct your concern and will provide relevant resources.
  • If TAMT decides we can help, we will work together to determine a management plan and follow up with you to discuss the management plan and any recommendations we may have.
  • TAMT may not always be able to share very specific details with you, but we will always do our best to share information that is relevant and able to be shared while keeping in mind campus safety, relevant privacy laws and regulations, and the integrity of the threat assessment process.

TAMT Staff

Jessie Semmens headshot

Jessie Semmann, PhD

Director, Threat Assessment and Management
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Adam Lawson

Case Coordinator