Recommendations for Agency and Community Leaders

  • Agency and community leaders should consider what policies need to be updated in their organizations to ensure that there is a clear understanding of what is expected in the initial handling and vetting of incoming reports. This might include requiring documentation of any warning signs in agency data systems, asking about access to firearms during domestic violence cases, and handling reports of suspicious activities displaying the warning signs discussed above.
  • Leaders should consider developing improved, federated tips and leads report-handling and -sharing processes that auto-generate the forms and documentation to support initial threat assessments and follow-up actions in order to prevent tips from falling through the cracks.

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