40 Hour Hostage Negotiations Course

Kevin Halbert with Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and Melissa Fautheree with Cedar Park Police Department will instruct this 40 hour course which 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.

Class dates: June 24-28, 2019 8:00am-5:00pm

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.

Training Location:
Jewett Community Center
111 Robinson Street
Jewett, Texas 75846

TO REGISTER – Once you start to register click the below link. This will take you to the Region II Training page.  Once in Region II Training page select one of the four options.  If you’re already a member, click 40 Hr. Basic Course TAHN Member.  If you’re not yet a member, click the 40 Hr. Basic Course Non-TAHN Member which will get you a membership as well as tuition.  Once you have registered please create a profile for the Member Login for the member attending the course.



Some suggested hotels are listed below:
Comfort Suites
120 South Main Street
Jewett, Texas 75846

Hampton Inn
2624 W. Commerce Street
Buffalo, Texas 75831

Contact Kevin Halbert for registration questions at: or 214-470-2024