Region 4 40 Hour Hostage/Crisis Negotiations Course

This 40-hour course is designed to introduce the skillsets to prepare LE personnel in becoming crisis/hostage negotiators. Upon completion of this course, the new negotiator will have an essential understanding of team roles of crisis/ hostage negotiations and should be able to perform in any role of a hostage negotiator team member. This course meets standards set forth by TCOLE and by the State of Texas for wiretap warrants. The cost of the class is $100 for TAHN members and $140 for non-TAHN members ($40 of this will go toward a TAHN membership).

The course covers the following and more:
-History of Negotiations
-Characteristics of a Negotiable Incident and Stages of an Incident
-Active Listening and Communication Skills
-Handling Demands, Effects of Time
-Recognizing Psychological, Mental and Emotional disorders, how to recognize them and deal with them, including Stockholm Syndrome
-The Effects of Stress, Stages of Stress and Stress in the Hostage Situation
-Team Structure
-Intelligence Coordination
-A full day of Realistic Scenarios and Scenario Training

April 25-29, 2022
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

The Gillespie County Jail (upstairs training room)
104 Industrial Loop
Fredericksburg, TX  78624

**There are no mask requirements or other restrictions for students.  The off-site training location for scenarios on Friday is TBD.

Registration is limited to 25 students.

TAHN Member $100 Click Here
Non-TAHN Member $140 Click Here
(includes 1 year TAHN Membership)


Recommended Hotel is:
Fredericksburg Inn & Suites
201 South Washington Street
Fredericksburg, TX  78624
Phone:  (830) 997-0202

*They have blocked off 20 rooms for the TAHN Basic Negotiator Course at the state rate of $96 per night.  After 3/24/2022, Hotel reservations for the class will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.

For more information or registration questions contact.
Region 4 VP – Ben Johnson
Wrk Cell: 512-801-0907


President – Melissa Fautheree
Wrk Cell: 512-539-6882

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