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This 40 hour course is designed to teach new negotiators the basics of hostage negotiations. Upon completion of this course the new negotiator will have a full understanding of all aspects of hostage negotiations and will be able to function in any role of a hostage negotiator team. This course meets standards set forth by TCOLE and by the State of Texas for wiretap warrants.
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.

This class will be taught by TAHN VP’s Melanie Cagle, Paul Keith as well as members of the Little Elm Police Daprtment’s Negotiator Team and special guest instructor Jason White (Tulsa PD Homicide Detective).

Course Dates: March 30 thru April 3, 2020

Training Location: 

Little Elm Police Department

88 W. Eldorado Pkwy.

Little Elm, TX 75068

PD Main 214-975-0460


Melanie Cagle 903-641-6335 /


Paul Keith 817-368-6857 /

Registration Fees are $140.00 for non-TAHN members and $100.00 for TAHN members. Non TAHN members will receive a membership with registration.


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