40 Hour Basic Crisis Negotiations Region 4-TAHN Member

Melissa Fautheree with Cedar Park Police Department and Kevin Halbert with Henderson County Sheriff’s Office 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: October 21 – 25, 2019

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:
Comal County Sheriff’s Department
3005 W San Antonio St
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Some suggested hotels are listed below:
Courtyard by Marriott New Braunfels River Village
750 I-35
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Hilton Garden Inn New Braunfels
1501 I-35
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Holiday Inn Express & Suites New Braunfels
1436 N Business Loop, I-35
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Contact Melissa Fautheree for registration questions at: or


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