40 Hour Hostage Negotiations Course

*THIS CLASS IS FULL* You can email Melanie Cagle to be placed on a standby list

Dr. Wayman Mullins and Navarro S.O. Capt. Melanie Cagle 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 wire tap 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:
Irving Police and Fire Training Academy
2603 Esters Rd.
Irving, TX 75062
Main Building Phone 972-721-7331

Contact Melanie Cagle for registration questions at: or 903-875-3335
The cost of this course is $140.00 for non-TAHN members. This will include a one year membership to TAHN. $100.00 for current TAHN members.