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First Response to Hostage Barricade Incidents

Summary: This program will provide guidance for development of sound departmental hostage/barricade policy as it concerns the "First Response". The resulting policy will provide the involved officer with clear operational guidelines.  (program details)

Duration: One Day (Any of the topics contained within this one day program may be combined with other Kebcor.com subject matter to create customized one or two day programs to meet your specific needs)

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 Duties and Responsibilities (1 hour). Detailed Information

Psychology of Hostage Taking (2 hours). Detailed Information

Tactical Operations (1 hour). Detailed Information

Suicide Intervention (2 hours). Detailed Information

Communication Models (1 hour). Detailed Information

Case Studies (1 hour). Detailed Information

Program Details: 

     The purpose of this one day course is to acquaint and educate police hostage negotiators, command personnel and tactical officers with appropriate policy framework that will guide the first 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 one day program may be combined with other Kebcor.com subject matter to create customized one or two day programs to meet your specific needs)

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

Additional suggested Kebcor.com programs: 

Command Course for Hostage/Barricade Incidents
Management of Police Response to Hostage/Barricade Incident
Crisis Negotiation (1 Day)
Suicide Recognition and Intervention
Crisis Negotiation for Tactical Officers
Crisis Negotiation Course (40 hours)
 
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