Welcome Members and Guests
The Northwest Chapter of ATAP is an enthusiastic group of professionals from across six U.S. states and Canada. Started in 2002 by workplace violence experts from Portland, Oregon, Marion County, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, many of our founding members are still actively involved as we welcome new members and teams from throughout our vast footprint.
Our members represent a diverse range of disciplines and share a common interest in making our communities safer. Our discussions around threat management include public and private sector professionals from law enforcement, corporate security, healthcare, mental health, K-12 and higher education, human resources, and the legal communities.
ATAP NW holds six meetings per year throughout the region. We meet twice yearly in both the Portland-Salem area and the Puget Sound region. We hold one joint meeting each year with our partners in the Canadian CATAP organization, and our last meeting is held regionally in an area of our chapter that is building teams and formalizing threat management. These recent meetings have been in Missoula, Montana; Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; and Spokane, Washington.
While the networking and personal connections are an important part of our vibrant chapter community, we also offer our meetings online so members throughout the chapter and nationally can stay connected. With up to 30% of our attendance online, our chapter offers flexibility to ensure everyone can join trainings.
ATAP NW is a strong supporter of the national TMC conference as speakers, participants, and enthusiastic volunteers. At the chapter level, we bring in national and chapter speakers to cover a wide range of topics, and we welcome new ideas. Some of our recent meetings have covered:
• Cross border collaboration
• Applying tools for assessing workplace-centered violence
• Current trends and patterns in active shootings
• Assessing anonymous threatening communications in a “supercharged” threat-scape
• Campus resiliency
• Lone actor terrorism
• Complex protective investigations and the value of collaboration
• Multidisciplinary threat assessment teams: why and how to build them
If you are interested in learning more about our chapter, please refer to our membership page and join the Northwest conversation!