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40 Hour Hostage Negotiations Course

This 40-hour course which 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. 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

When:
November 9-13, 2020
8:00am-5:00pm
Where:
The Atrium
310 N 5th St.
Garland, TX 75040

To register for this class please contact:
Captain Melanie Cagle
Navarro County Sheriff’s Office
TAHN Region 1 VP
903-875-3335 Office
MCagle@ncsotx.org

 

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TAHN Scholarship Opportunity

T.A.H.N Annual College Scholarship Each year, the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators awards up to 3 scholarships of $1000 each for our member’s children for use toward their secondary education. Please send your scholarship applications, ...