Course Hours: 40.0 Hours
This is an introductory course designed to prepare the student to conduct crisis negotiations in hostage, barricaded suspect, correctional, cult, or terrorist situations. Key topics include: Introduction to hostage negotiations, crisis intervention, opening negotiations, communication skills, negotiation dynamics, demands - time - stress, hostage negotiations teams, intelligence, legal considerations, psychology in hostage negotiations, suicide, negotiations in correctional facilities, and negotiating equipment. Lecture is supplemented with case studies and multiple practical exercises to develop and practice negotiating skills. Students must demonstrate appropriate negotiation techniques during a performance examination on the final day of the course.
Upon completion of this course, negotiators will be able to conduct crisis negotiations in hostage, barricaded suspect, correctional, cult, or terrorist situations.
Students must have a minimum of two years law enforcement or corrections experience. Students must be currently employed full time by a local, state, or federal law enforcement agency or correctional facility. Students must have agency approval for serving in the capacity as a negotiator. It is recommended to view the following movies prior to class as they will be discussed: Ffolks, The Negotiator, and Dog Day Afternoon.
Who Should Attend
Law enforcement and corrections officers responsible for conducting hostage and crisis negotiations.
Practical exercises may be conducted at the Mock Village, located within the GPSTC campus. Not all buildings within the Mock Village are climate controlled. Students should bring professional clothing, appropriate for the outdoor environment, based on anticipated weather conditions.
|Start Date||End Date||Location (Hover for more information)||Time||Course Number||Status|
|07/12/2021||07/16/2021||GPSTC, FORSYTH||08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.||LPAA21366||Register|
|11/15/2021||11/19/2021||GPSTC, FORSYTH||08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.||TBA||Coming Soon|
|02/14/2022||02/18/2022||GPSTC, FORSYTH||08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.||TBA||Coming Soon|
|06/20/2022||06/24/2022||GPSTC, FORSYTH||08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.||TBA||Coming Soon|
|08/15/2022||08/19/2022||GPSTC, FORSYTH||08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.||TBA||Coming Soon|
|10/17/2022||10/21/2022||GPSTC, FORSYTH||08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.||TBA||Coming Soon|