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Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Level II – Tampa, FL

Location: Hillsborough Community College, Ybor Campus, Public Service Technology Building, 2002 N 17th St. Tampa, FL 33605

Date/Time: December 2nd – 6th, 2019, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Cost: Free. Registration Link Pending


Registration Questions: Sandra Franklin: sfranklin21@hccfl.edu or (813) 253-7952

Training Site Questions: Sandra Franklin: sfranklin21@hccfl.edu or (813) 253-7952

Curriculum Questions: Troy King: troydking@crisisnegotiation.us or (360)702-6773

Course Description:

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. This course meets all NCNA standards. 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 road map 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. 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