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Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Level II (Intermediate)
Date: July 9 – 13, 2018
Location: Portland Police Bureau Training Complex, 14912 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97230
Fee: $495

The Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Course (Level II/Intermediate) will further enhance the knowledge and skills acquired in Crisis Hostage Negotiation – Level I Basic Course, or its 40- hour equivalent.

The course begins with a contemporary look at subject precipitated homicide and suicide-by-cop as one of the most dangerous risks facing law enforcement. Providing students with a roadmap for an integrated intervention strategy, students will learn the elements of a deliberate crisis negotiation strategy based on an established structure placing emphasis on frequent risk assessments.

Situations that create unique challenges for law enforcement, such as jumpers from bridges, cell towers and overpasses, will be among the advanced concepts discussed. Practical and risk effective techniques will be presented along with several relevant examples. In a continued discussion of abnormal psychology, additional mental health disorders as they relate to crisis negotiation, including depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, will be discussed.

Students will learn how to interpret the behavior of hostages while in captivity and techniques to use when dealing with them directly. Students will also learn how to conduct effective post release/escape debriefings.

The collaborative effort between the crisis negotiation team and the tactical team is essential to mission success. Safety and security issues, operating in a tactical environment and developing a unified strategy are among the topics discussed.

Challenging, team-oriented, scenario-driven practical exercises are an integral part of the course and will allow students the opportunity to practice and refine both individual and team building skills. This course is not recommended for students with no prior crisis negotiation training.

Topics Include:
Subject Precipitated Homicide
Developing a Deliberate Strategy
High Element Negotiation
Using Third Party Intermediaries
Using Interpreters
Advanced Communication Techniques
Abnormal Psychology
The Hostage Experience
Tactical Considerations in Crisis Negotiation

Course Length
40 hours

You must have successfully completed CSM’s Crisis Hostage Negotiations – Level I (Basic) course, or its 40-hour equivalent.

Class may end later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Students with schedule conflicts must coordinate with instructors on the first day of class. This course is trained in accordance with guidelines established by the National Council of Negotiation Associations.