Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Level I – Topeka, KS
January 13 @ 8:00 am - January 17 @ 5:00 pm CST
There is no cost to attend this training.
MCTCs Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Course (Level I/Basic) is a practical introductory course of instruction for newly assigned negotiators or negotiators having a five-years or more lapse in crisis negotiation training. The basic course is the first in a series of three progressive courses. The basic course meets or exceeds most state and federal training requirements for crisis/hostage negotiator certification and is trained in accordance with guidelines established by the National Council of Negotiation Associations.The Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Course (Level I/Basic) is designed to prepare law enforcement and corrections personnel to mitigate threats involving barricaded subjects, suicidal subjects, hostage takers, and others presenting behaviors associated with subject precipitated homicide or suicide-by-cop with special emphasis on the drug-affected subject and those suffering from mental illness or experiencing an emotional or psychological crisis.
Theory and strategy as it relates to crisis negotiation will be explained in depth, including effective negotiator introductions, intervention techniques, bargaining, demands and deadlines, managing the non-responsive subject, using third-party intermediaries and managing an effective resolution.Many crisis incidents involve suicidal ideations and intent. Students will learn how to recognize suicidal indicators, assess the immediacy of suicidal intent and apply suicide intervention techniques.
Students will also participate as a team in well-developed practical exercises that reinforce concepts presented during lecture. After each practical exercise, students will participate in a facilitator-led operational debriefing.
- Introduction to Crisis/Hostage Negotiation
- Negotiating as a Team
- Effective Communication
- Pre-Incident Planning
- Law Enforcement’s Response to a Crisis
- Principles of Crisis Negotiation
- Information and Intelligence Management
- Suicide Intervention for Law Enforcement
- Abnormal Psychology and Substance Abuse
Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Level 1 is a 5-day (40 hour) course.
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.
This course meets most state, Department of Defense, and federal training requirements for crisis-hostage negotiator certification, is trained in accordance with guidelines established by the National Council of Negotiation Associations. CEH: 18-hours Technical Skill; 8-hours Interpersonal Perspectives; & 14-hours Skill Development.