40 Hour Hostage Negotiations Course

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.

Course Dates: September 23 – 27, 2019

Training Location: 

Little Elm Police Department

88 W. Eldorado Pkwy.

Little Elm, TX 75068


Paul Keith


Registration Fees are $140.00 for non-TAHN members and $100.00 for TAHN members. 

Registration Fees can be invoiced if necessary due to the budget year.

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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, ...