Crisis / Hostage Negotiation Level 2
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. The presentation will focus on identifying pre-force indicators of some of these events, typologies of suicide-by-cop incidents, tactical and response considerations, as well as specific negotiation strategies.
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.
Students will participate in discussion regarding the evaluation and use of third party intermediaries as well as the effective use of interpreters during crisis negotiation.
Students will learn effective questioning techniques and appropriate responses based on the “clusters of five.” Students will learn how to say “no,” how to show empathy and how to develop and apply a communication strategy during a negotiation. Students will learn how to interpret a crisis and recognize signs that may indicate the immediacy of suicidal intent
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.
In regard to the hostages involved in a standoff, 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.
There are no scheduled classes available at this time.
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