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Command Course for Hostage Barricade Incidents

Summary: This program will acquaint and educate police hostage negotiators, command personnel and tactical officers with the legal and policy framework that will guide a police response to a hostage/barricade incident. A good departmental hostage/barricade policy will provide the involved officer with clear operational guidelines.  (program details)

Duration: Three Days (Any of the topics contained within this three day all-inclusive program may be combined to present a shortened one or two day program)

Results: Attendees will be able to apply newly learned skills to assist them in handling these and many other crisis calls more effectively.

Instructor: Taught by Sgt. Michael Wargo, Illinois State Police (Ret.), a prior Senior Hostage Negotiator. He is currently an instructor and trainer of law enforcement and telecommunication for Kebcor.com.

Topics Covered in this Course: 

Students will interact in a learning environment that will allow each the opportunity to learn, develop and apply behaviors to: 

First Response to Hostage/Barricade Incidents. Detailed Information

Psychological Issues. Detailed Information

Intelligence Operations. Detailed Information

Command Post and Tactical Operations. Detailed Information

Incident Management. Detailed Information

Legal and Policy Framework. Detailed Information

Crisis Intervention. Detailed Information

Media Relations. Detailed Information

Police Stress. Detailed Information

Program Details: 

     The purpose of this three day course is to acquaint and educate police hostage negotiators, command personnel and tactical officers with the legal and policy framework that will guide the police response to a hostage/barricade incident. 

     Department policies will be discussed from the point of view to the qualities of a good department policy for dealing with these types of situations. The ultimate goal of a policy is to provide the officer(s) actually involved with an incident with guides lines for their conduct.

(Any of the topics contained within this three day all-inclusive program may be combined to present a shortened one or two day program)

Training in these areas is vital.  Completing this three-day seminar will enable the attendees to respond more effectively to these incidents and many other crisis calls.

Additional suggested Kebcor.com programs: 

Management of Police Response to Hostage/Barricade Incident
First Response to a Hostage/Barricade/Suicide Incident
Basic Crisis Negotiation
Crisis Negotiation Course (40 Hours)
Suicide Recognition and Intervention
Criminal Patrol Drug Enforcement - Conducting Complete Traffic Stops
 
Critical Incident Communication
Dispatcher Performance Enhancement - The Power to Change
Wellness/Stress Management
Dispatchers Role in Terrorism / Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents

This page last updated: 11 Sep 2008