Designed especially for crisis negotiators working in a correctional environment, the emphasis of this course is on the negotiation techniques appropriate for mitigating the unique challenges presented by inmates.
You will work as part of a coordinated negotiation team and handle a variety of crisis situations including hostage takers, barricaded subjects, and potential suicide victims. You will learn how a negotiation progresses, from the introduction to the surrender, and specific strategies and techniques to be used along the way. We will discuss when negotiation may not be the best solution, what items are negotiable and non-negotiable, and what to do in non-response situations.
The management of intelligence and information is a critical aspect of mitigating any law enforcement threat. You will learn specific techniques for managing the flow of information during a crisis and how to best leverage information available to corrections negotiators.
You will also gain a basic understanding of the psychological motivations of persons in crisis and learn to recognize the characteristics of emotionally disturbed persons. You will learn about personality disorders most commonly encountered during a crisis incident as well as specific techniques and strategies for affecting a positive outcome.
Challenging, team-oriented, scenario-driven practical exercises based on corrections-oriented incidents will be an integral part of the course and will allow you the opportunity to practice and refine your crisis negotiation skills.