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Date: March 18 -22, 2019
Location: La Crosse CountySheriff’s Office Suite 1500333 Vine St. La Crosse, WI 54601
Price: $495 per person

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

Third in a series of three progressive courses, this course prepares students for the most complex and challenging aspects of crisis negotiation – leading crisis negotiation teams and managing crisis incidents.

The course begins with policy development for crisis negotiation teams wherein students will learn critical elements of a legally sound crisis negotiation policy.

Students will learn how to prepare selection policy, write oral boards, select applicants based on crisis negotiation core competencies, and reduce turnover on crisis negotiation teams.

Students will learn how to prepare case studies for presentation for in-service training as well as regional and state association conferences.

Students will learn how to plan, facilitate, and evaluate scenario-driving training in both team and organizational environments.

Every crisis negotiation team with a corrections facility within their jurisdiction must be prepared for negotiating with inmates. Students will learn inherent differences between the corrections environment and the community with regard to technique and strategy.

Each student will also participate as a member of a small group, responsible for developing and presenting projects in one of five topic areas: Case study preparation, team selection, training facilitation, scenario writing, or policy development.


– Developing Policy for Crisis Negotiation

– Recruiting, Selecting, and Training Negotiators

– Planning, Facilitating, and Evaluating Scenario-driven Training

– Developing and Presenting Case Studies

– Conducting Operational Debriefi ngs

– 20 Hacks for CNT

– Advocacy for Crisis Negotiation in a Modern Policing Environment


Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Level I (Basic) or 40-hour equivalent and CSM ‘s Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Level II (Intermediate).


The Hampton Inn & Suites
Downtown La Crosse
511 3rd St N
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 791-4004
Reference HOSTAGE NEGOTIATION for discounted rate.



Regarding the curriculum: Deb McMahon (417) 594-1499 crisisnegotiation@gmail.com

Regarding registration: Bobby Schembre (573) 864-5031 bobby@crisisnegotiation.us

Regarding the training site: Brandon Penzkover (608) 785 5505 bpenzkover@lacrossecounty.org