The Prevention Podcast, Episode 17:
Inside The Threat Assessment, Prevention & Safety Act (TAPS Act)
Published on December 11, 2018
by Dan Verton, Content Leader & Strategist
In this 2018 season finale of The Prevention Podcast, host Dan Verton takes you behind the scenes of the Threat Assessment, Prevention and Safety Act, known as the TAPS Act.
The Taps Act was introduced in August by Texas Representative Brian Babin. It could form the basis of the first national strategy for protecting communities from targeted acts of violence. The bill has broad bipartisan support and is poised to be reintroduced in January during the 116th Congress.
We have the latest on the bill from Rep. Babin’s Legislative Director Stephen Janushkowski and Senior Legislative Assistant Lauren Ziegler.
TAPS Act At-A-Glance
- Will standardize and provide a threat assessment and management process across the Federal government
- Will provide States, on a voluntary basis, the training, resources, and support needed to stand up community-based, multidisciplinary threat assessment and management units
- Recognizes that threat assessment and management processes must become part of the culture and fabric of contemporary law enforcement
- Urges that this is a matter of national security – if we act now and work together, we can save lives
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About Dan: Dan Verton is the Content Leader & Strategist at LiveSafe. He is also an award-winning journalist, former military intelligence officer, and author of Left of Boom: The Citizen's Guide to Detecting and Preventing Terrorist Attacks.