Region 7 40 Hour Hostage/Crisis Negotiations Course-Non-TAHN Member Weslaco, TX

This 40-hour course 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. The 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:
February 21-25, 2022

Where:
Knapp Convention Center
1401 E. 8th Street Weslaco, Texas

For information contact:
Pedro M. Fuentes Jr.
Ph: 956-728-2272
Pedro.Fuentes@dps.texas.gov