Glenn Albin has been an active behavioral threat assessment practitioner in the Bay Area for over a decade. A veteran of Bay Area law enforcement as well, Glenn was hired by the San Jose Police Department in 1997, and over the course of his career has specialized in criminal investigations, interview and interrogation, special operations, with a background in undercover narcotic investigation, tactical operations, general crime investigations, and homicide investigations.
Over the past 10 years, Glenn has focused on behavioral threat assessment and risk management as it relates to patrol and investigative responsibilities and prevention and is a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).
Throughout his career, Glenn has given back to his profession by way of teaching other law enforcement professionals. In 2017, Glenn graduated from the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards of Training (POST) Master Instructor Certification Course (MICC). During the certification process, Glenn developed one of the first law enforcement specific 3-day Behavioral Threat Assessment and Threat Management (BTAM) courses in the State of California. This course was unique as compared to other courses taught at the time, in that the course curriculum was designed as a 3-day format to allow for a more comprehensive introduction to basic BTAM concepts, and was focused on the early identification, investigation and intervention on behaviors associated with targeted violence.
Over the past year, Glenn modified (and POST Certified) his 3-day BTAM course to accommodate the needs of the San Jose Police Department. The reconfigured 8-hour BTAM course focuses specifically on early detection, intervention, identification, and investigation of behaviors associated to targeted threat violence. Currently, Glenn is in the process of training members of the San Jose Police Department in BTAM and developing the first full-time SJPD Behavioral Threat Analysis Unit.
Glenn has taught his certified behavioral threat assessment class to thousands of professionals including educators, clinicians, professional staff, human resource executives, and law enforcement officers. He was one of the originating members of the Redwood City Police Department BTAM Team, assisted with development of the San Mateo County K-12 Student Threat Assessment Team, and reimagined and recreated the San Mateo County Homicide Protocol in conjunction with the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office.