Crisis Cops by Patrick Doering


Crisis Cops: The Evolution of Hostage Negotiations in America is a collection of stories from the beginnings of Crisis/Hostage negotiations throughout the country.

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Crisis Cops: The Evolution of Hostage Negotiations in America

Hostage/Crisis negotiation is one of the most demanding and stressful jobs in law enforcement. Crisis Cops will put you into the action, whether it be a bridge jumper, hostage taker or suicidal subject. These are the origin stories from the early beginnings of Hostage/Crisis negotiations throughout the country. From New York to Los Angeles you will see how Hostage/Crisis negotiation evolved into the art form that it is today. some of these stories may make you laugh, cry or sweat bullets.

This isn’t what you see on television, these are real stories, from real negotiators who have saved hundreds of lives throughout their careers. You will hear how their teams got started, what hurdles they had to overcome and most importantly you will hear stories from the negotiators that were there in the moment.

About the Author

Patrick Doering is a police Lieutenant and skilled hostage/crisis negotiator with the Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, Police Department. Doering’s passion for crisis negotiation led him to interview pioneers from the 1970s and ‘80s who negotiated everything from hijackings and bank robberies to hostage situations and suicide attempts. A graduate of the FBI National Academy with over 400 hours of training in crisis negotiation, Doering has a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He resides with his wife and four children in Wentzville, Missouri.  Doering is also the founding president of the Missouri Association of Crisis Negotiators.

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Weight .5 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 2 in


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