40 Hour Hostage Negotiations Course

This course is at capacity and registration is now closed. Please check back for future trainings.

Kevin Halbert with Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and Jason White with Tulsa PD 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.

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:
Police Training Center
1420 S. Park Rd
Texarkana, TX 75501

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 your an existing member, click  40 Hr Basic Course TAHN Member.  If your 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 attending the course.   

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

July 11th, 2023 | News

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, ...