Mr. Andrew “Andy” James Turner, III
Training Administrator for Prevention and Intervention
Andrew “Andy” James Turner, III retired 2018 as the Coordinator for Safe Schools in Wicomico County Public Schools after completing 41 years of public service. He is currently the Training Administrator for Prevention and Intervention with the Maryland Center for School Safety. His career began in law enforcement…detective sergeant/Salisbury Police Department; Chief of Police/University of Maryland; full-time criminal justice faculty member/Wor-Wic Community College (police/correctional academy instructor). Upon accumulating academic degrees, a career change developed…school counselor/Seaford, DE; principal/Wicomico Alternative Learning Center; principal/Wicomico Evening High School; pupil personnel worker; Coordinator for Safe Schools. The varied career experiences brought a highly informed collaborative perspective to public safety partnerships.
He has earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science and two master’s in education, Instruction and Counseling. He has an ABD in Innovational Educational Leadership from Wilmington University. He is married to Debra (40 years) with two children and six grandchildren.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Thu, Apr 11, 2019 TBC
Behavioural Threat Assessment TeamAs we strive to find alternative ways to maintain a positive, safe, learning environment, and moving beyond the traditional ways, we advocate that the person that causes the crisis needs more than mere incarceration. Behavioral Threat Assessment Team is the multi-disciplinary approach to potential crisis situations that may cause injury to the person, or the school environment. This approach will allow for the collaboration of law enforcement officers, mental health workers, social workers, and school officials to combine their resources and perspectives to investigate underlining circumstances to a person in trouble. This approach will include public and private agencies to work together to resolve issues.
- The participant will be able to describe the components of the multi-disciplinary approach to crisis.
- The participant will be able to discuss the importance of each discipline involved in the crisis
- The participants will be able to discuss the possible outcomes for a person who is the focus of a crisis investigation.
- Participant will understand the need for law enforcement, social services, mental health, school officials to work together
- The participant will be identify each discipline involve and what each has to offer to the resolve of the crisis
- Participant will be able to explore the multiple alternatives for the person in crisis