National Command & Staff College

Workplace Violence Faculty

Jay Tabb
Senior Vice President – Global Security Division Crisis Response Company, LLC
Commissioner, National Command & Staff College

Jay Tabb is a recently retired career Senior Executive and Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), as well as a former U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) infantry officer with over three decades of national security and law enforcement experience leading strategic programs, managing organizational risk, and overseeing global security solutions.

Currently the Senior Vice President of CRC’s Global Security Division (GSD), Mr. Tabb provides domestic and international security solutions for government and commercial clients. Mr. Tabb has extensive real-world experience managing risk and defending the U.S. and its allies from myriad threats, including both physical and cyber national security vectors. He continues this service through his leadership of the GSD.

Prior to his current role with CRC, Mr. Tabb served nearly twenty three years in the FBI, culminating as the Executive Assistant Director of the FBI’s National Security Branch where he led a global workforce over 8,000 personnel with an annual operating budget of $330M. Since joining the FBI in 1997, Mr. Tabb held a variety of positions, including service as an operator on the FBI’s elite counterterrorism unit, the Hostage Rescue Team (HRT), and leadership of several special purpose counterterrorism units. Other key assignments included leadership of the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) in Washington DC, Commander of the HRT, Deputy Assistant Director in charge of counterterrorism operations for the FBI, and Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for the FBI in Washington State. As the SAC, Mr. Tabb managed the investigation and apprehension of members of an international hacking group, as well as a sensitive counterintelligence operation involving the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle.

As an operator with HRT, Mr. Tabb received the FBI Medal of Valor, as well as two FBI Stars for heroism and critical injuries received while operating in sensitive counterterrorism missions abroad. Other awards include the U.S. Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service for his leadership during a prominent global counterterrorism investigation, and the Exceptional Service Medal from the Director of National Intelligence for leadership in a sensitive counterterrorism matter. Mr. Tabb’s military service included over seven years an infantry officer in the U.S Marine Corps, including several command and staff billets and command during combat operations in the Middle East.

Molly Amman, Retired FBI Profiler
Senior Faculty, National Command & Staff College

Recently retired FBI profiler Molly Amman is an internationally recognized expert in targeted violence threat assessment and threat management. She served in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) at Quantico, Virginia, as a behavioral profiler and the program manager for BAU’s multiagency Behavioral Threat Assessment Center, which studies and engages in targeted violence assessment and management. 

Ms. Amman’s case work principally focused on school and workplace violence, threatening communications, public figure threats, domestic terrorism, stalking and extortion, active crisis incidents such as riots and hostage scenarios, and more; she has extensive experience with both ideologically motivated and personal grievance-oriented offenders.  Ms. Amman participated in creating the FBI’s workplace violence prevention program and has extensive policy-writing experience. She has also served on faculty at the FBI Academy, led a Joint Terrorism Task Force, and coordinated assets for crisis response & management, intelligence, and federal investigations during major special events such as Presidential inaugurations and professional sports championships at the FBI Special Events Management Unit. 

Ms. Amman also completed numerous long-term overseas deployments to further US and allied threat mitigation and anti-radicalization efforts.  She was nominated and a finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for her work on a significant crisis. Ms. Amman is now engaged in private practice threat assessment and management, focusing largely on workplace violence, stalking and threats, and domestic extremism.  As a recognized leader in the field, she serves as the national Certification Chair for the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP). She conducts training around the world and has authored various publications on topics related to threats, targeted violence, and law. Ms. Amman has a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Drake University and practiced law prior to joining the FBI.

Fred Farris, Chief of Police, City of Goddard, KS
Senior Faculty, National Command & Staff College

Fred Farris began his career in 1990 with the Kansas City, MO Police Department and served several assignments before moving the Lenexa, KS Police Department in 1995.  During his time with Lenexa PD he worked Patrol, Traffic Enforcement Unit, Directed Patrol Unit, supervised the Directed Patrol Unit, was tasked with building the agency’s first Training Unit and was a member of the agency SWAT team for 20 years. He served as Investigations Division supervisor until his retirement in 2017. 

In 2017 he retired from Lenexa PD and accepted a police chief position with the Goddard, KS Police Department, a rapidly growing suburb of Wichita.  He served as the Training Committee Chair for the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP) and on the Board of Directors for the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center during his time in Goddard.  In September of 2021 he was appointed as the police chief for the Gladstone, MO Police Department, a community in the heart of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.  Chief Farris is the Board of Directors President for the Heartland Tactical Officers Association, a member of the International Law Enforcement Forum, a member of the IACP, lifetime member of the KACP and a member of the IACP Patrol and Tactical Operations Subcommittee.

Dr. Jenny Prohaska
Senior Faculty, National Command & Staff College

Dr. Prohaska is a nationally sought-after public speaker for numerous law enforcement and public safety entities, presenting on topics such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Injury, Suicide Awareness, Prevention, and Response, Chronic Stress and Resiliency for First Responders and their Families, and the psychological components of Commander Leadership and Mental Health. She has been a featured speaker for the FBI National Academy Associates-Kansas/Western Missouri Chapter, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, MidAmerican Regional Council, and Central States Law Enforcement Executives Seminar. 

Dr. Prohaska’s specialty is in Officer Involved Shootings and other critical incidents that fall outside of the scope of normal daily first-responder activities. She is Force Science Certified and has sub-specialty training in working with individuals with major medical repercussions from their duties, particularly Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury.

Her primary work is in consulting with police departments regarding a variety of personnel needs, as well as functional and operational needs or challenges that have a psychological component. Her other work is centered around assessment including New Hire Evaluations for police and public safety entities, Fitness-for-Duty, and Promotions/Management Readiness Evaluations. She also engages in assessment and treatment planning evaluations for individuals in public safety positions with severe trauma reactions and other psychiatric disorders and collaborates with the employee-patient and agency to find the best fit for appropriate and high-quality care for the employee-patient. 

Prior to Dr. Prohaska’s current endeavors, she has been intimately involved in the development, training, implementation, and maintenance of over two dozen peer support teams across a three-state area. And she has consulted for over nearly 50 peer support teams as well. She has also been involved in critical incident response education and planning for both the public and private sectors. In addition, she primarily served in inpatient hospital units at the University of Kansas Medical Center, including, but not limited to, the Trauma, Intensive Care, Physical Rehabilitation, Neurology, and Burn Units. She was then hired on as clinical faculty where she worked at the University of Kansas Cancer Center addressing the psychological and neuropsychological needs of patients undergoing cancer treatment. In addition, she has worked for multiple public safety entities across Kansas and Missouri, independently practicing in police and public safety psychology. In 2016, she founded Insight Public Safety and Forensic Consulting, LLC.

Dr. Jennifer Prohaska graduated with her Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology in 2012 from the University of Kansas and completed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in neuro-rehabilitation psychology, specializing in traumatic injury, life changing medical illness, and terminal illness.