Region 3 40 Hour Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Course

This 40-hour course introduces the skillsets to prepare Law Enforcement personnel to become crisis/hostage negotiators.  Upon completing this course, the new negotiator will have an essential understanding of team roles in crisis/hostage negotiations and should be able to perform in any hostage negotiator team member role.  This course meets standards set forth by TCOLE and by the State of Texas for wiretap warrants.  The class cost is $300 which includes a 1-year TAHN membership.

This 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


July 8 – 12, 2024


Brazos County Detention Center

1835 Sandy Point Road

Bryan, TX 77807

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, ...