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News | Oct. 2, 2023

Army CID Europe Field Office establishes Behavioral Threat Assessment consultants to support Army violence prevention efforts

By Special Agent David P. Emond

The Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division’s Europe Field Office is proud to announce the launch of its Behavioral Threat Assessment Team, with two Special Agents designated as BTAT consultants after completing a comprehensive initial training program hosted by Army CID’s Behavioral Analysis Unit.

Based on their experience and education, Special Agents Jameel Granberry and James Burnett were selected as EFO’s first-ever BTAT consultants, and will provide support to CID resident agencies, Army commands, and other stakeholders throughout EFO’s area of operations.

BTAT consultants work collaboratively to conduct thorough assessments of risk factors, warning behaviors, and mitigating influences to reduce the risk of violence in the workplace, schools, and the community. The BTAT Program is also intended to enhance Army CID’s ability to support the Department of Defense’s Prevention, Assistance and Response Program.

“The establishment of the BTAT Program is an important step for the Europe Field Office, as it will allow us to better assist commanders in identifying and developing strategies to assist individuals in distress before their behaviors escalate into violence,” said Special Agent-in-Charge Ryan Hall. “It demonstrates CID’s commitment to a proactive and collaborative approach to mitigating potential threats to the Army community we serve.”

Prevention is a team effort, and timely reporting of concerning behaviors is critical for addressing the risk of violence in our communities. For commanders across Europe, Africa, and Middle East, EFO’s BTAT Consultants are available to assist with assessments, mitigation strategies, team consultations, and education.

Requests should be directed to the Europe Field Office or nearest Army CID Resident Agency. Directly communicated threats, acts of violence, or other indicators of an imminent risk to life and safety should be reported to military police or host nation emergency services, who in turn will notify Army CID and BTAT consultants as appropriate.