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Police Hostage/Crisis Negotiations - Advanced Police Concepts

Class Length: 8 hours
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Police Hostage/ Crisis Negotiations Training is an ideal class for hostage and crisis negotiators, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) members, and law enforcement officers of all ranks and experience!


Case Study:  The Arlington Heights Negotiation Debrief – In Arlington Heights, Illinois, a man had been stalking his ex-girlfriend and took her hostage.  The first responding police officer was shot in the neck by the hostage taker and went down inside the home.  As the gunman barricaded himself with the hostage, police began negotiations.

Negotiation Excellence – This interactive seminar provides police officers with a framework to conduct negotiations and implement the power of verbal de-escalation and persuasion, using a principle-based approach.  Teams will discuss actual examples taken from the instructor’s experience and will be challenged to consider their preparation for the future of police negotiations.

Negotiations Ph.D. – This seminar is the ultimate collection of the people and the resources that police negotiators need to know.  Significant contributors to both the police and business negotiation world will be introduced and discussed.


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Lieutenant Scott Tillema is a FBI trained hostage negotiator having 20 years of police experience with the Schaumburg (IL) Police Department, where he currently serves as the training coordinator. Lt. Tillema spent seven years as a negotiator with the NIPAS emergency Services Team, one of the largest multijurisdictional municipal SWAT teams in the United States. Educationally, Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and a master’s degree in psychology. He has also received negotiation training though the Harvard University Program on Negotiation and IMD Business School. In 2016, Scott was invited to give a TEDx talk about his work as a negotiator. He presented "The Secrets of Hostage Negotiators," which has received over 1 million views. Scott Tillema is also a co-founder of The Negotiations Collective, an International negotiations training firm that specializes in conflict resolution and crisis communication.