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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 03, 2017
    • 08:00
    • Friday, August 04, 2017
    • 17:00
    • University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL 33606

    2017 BANG Flyer Draft 2 (1).pdf 

    This is a unique opportunity for Crisis Negotiation Teams from throughout the State of Florida to experience both a seminar and a hands on application of crisis negotiation skills.

    On Day 1, participants will attend a series of presentations relative to contemporary issues in crisis negotiation. On Day 2, teams will participate in a scenario-driven competition. Up to 10 teams (6 negotiators each) may register.

    Other negotiators are encouraged to attend the seminar and the challenge for training and observation purposes. Individuals may register to be placed on an ad-hoc, multi-agency team. Judging criteria will be provided to each of the teams prior to the event.

    Early registration is encouraged. A number of teams have expressed an interest in attending and we are limited in the number of teams who can participate to 10.

    Teams participating in the competition must provide at least one judge to a judging pool. Judges must have

    attended at least a 40-hour basic course and have at least 2 years of negotiation experience. Trophies will be

    awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place teams. All particpants will receive a certificate of participation. Though we are capping the competition at 10 teams, individuals are

    encouraged to sign up, and come to the seminar, and the competition as an observer.

    Please see the attached flyer for registration information. FAHN is a proud sponsor of this event and members are encouraged to attend.  
    • Monday, August 14, 2017
    • 08:00
    • Friday, August 18, 2017
    • 17:00
    • Melbourne Police Department, 701 S. Babcock St, Melbourne, FL 32901

    Hostage Negotiation Level II


    Course Announcement: Crisis Hostage Negotiation - Level II (Intermediate)

    Dates:              June 26-30, 2017    Hours: 8AM-5PM

    Location:         Melbourne Police Department

    701 S. Babcock St, 32901

    Instructors:      Crisis Systems Management Staff

    To register go to


    This course will further enhance the knowledge and skills you acquired in IPTM’s Crisis Hostage Negotiations – Level I course, or its 40-hour equivalent. A more in-depth study of abnormal psychology, subject precipitated homicide, high element negotiation, use of third party intermediaries, hostage reactions and advanced communication techniques will be a primary focus during the course.

    There will be an in-depth discussion of a deliberate strategy for an integrated intervention based on the R.E.A.C.C.T. model, as well as presentations on negotiating with both the elderly and hearing impaired.

    Uniquely presented in this program are advanced techniques related to the questions posed to subjects and appropriate responses based on the “clusters of five.” You will learn how to say “no,” how to show empathy and how to develop and apply a communication strategy during a negotiation.

    In a continued discussion of abnormal psychology, we will examine additional mental health disorders as they relate to crisis negotiation, including depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. We will examine the Subject Precipitated Homicide and behaviors meant to compel law enforcement to respond with deadly force.

    Situations that create unique challenges for law enforcement, such as jumpers from bridges, cell towers and overpasses, will be among the advanced concepts discussed. You will also learn guidelines for working with rescue personnel at the scene.

    In regards to the hostages involved, we will show you how to interpret the behavior of hostages while in captivity and techniques that you can use when dealing with them directly. The consideration of hostages when developing a deliberate strategy will be explored.

    Challenging, team-oriented, scenario-driven practical exercises are an integral part of the course and will allow you the opportunity to practice and refine your crisis negotiation skills.

    Topics include:

    • Subject precipitated homicide

    • Developing a deliberate strategy with the R.E.A.C.C.T. model

    • Use of third party intermediaries and interpreters

    • Advanced communication techniques (questions)

    • Advanced communication techniques (responses)

    • Abnormal Psychology II

    • The hostage experience

    • Negotiating with the hearing impaired

    • Negotiating with the elderly

    Note: This course is trained in accordance with guidelines established by the National Council of Negotiation Associations.

    Prerequisite: You must have successfully completed a basic negotiation course. This class is not recommended for students who have not had previous negotiation training. Requests for exceptions must be submitted and approved by IPTM.

    (CEH: 16-hours Technical Skill; 10-hours Interpersonal Perspectives; and 14-hours Skill Development)


    Course length: 40 hours

    NOTE: External Courses listed are not affiliated with FAHN.  They are shown here as a courtesy and do not state or imply any guarantee or endorsement by FAHN.  Registration for external courses are not facilitated by FAHN.

Past events

Monday, June 26, 2017 Hostage Negotiator Level II [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Monday, June 19, 2017 Hostage Negotiator Level I [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Monday, June 05, 2017 2017 FAHN Conference
Monday, April 10, 2017 FAHN Region I Training
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Region 4 Q1 Training - FAHN Event
Monday, March 20, 2017 Hostage Negotiator Level II [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Monday, March 13, 2017 Region 9 Spring Training - FAHN Event
Monday, March 13, 2017 Hostage Negotiator Level I [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Quarterly FAHN and BANG Meeting
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Region 8 Q1 Training - FAHN Event
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 2017 Q1 Region X Training - FAHN Event
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 2017 Q1 Region 3 Training - FAHN Event
Monday, January 09, 2017 Hostage Negotiations - 40 Hour Course - [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Region 3 Fall Training - FAHN Event
Monday, November 28, 2016 Hostage Negotiator Level I [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Monday, November 21, 2016 Region 7 Fall Training - FAHN Event
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 Region 8 Fall Training - FAHN Event
Monday, November 07, 2016 Region 9 Fall Training - FAHN Event
Friday, October 28, 2016 FBI Training - Boy in a Box - Dothan Bunker Abduction [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Monday, October 24, 2016 Crisis/Hostage Negotiation–Level II (Intermediate) [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Thursday, October 20, 2016 Region 4 Fall Training - FAHN Event
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Region X Fall Training - FAHN Event
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Crisis Negotiations Team Leadership Course [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2016 Bay Area Negotiator's Seminar and Challenge
Monday, September 12, 2016 Crisis Hostage Negotiations - Level III [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Monday, August 22, 2016 Crisis/Hostage Negotiation–Level II (Intermediate) [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Friday, July 08, 2016 Stress, Suicide, and Law Enforcement - Understanding the Struggle Within (Region 5)
Monday, June 27, 2016 Hostage Negotiator Level II [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Monday, June 20, 2016 Hostage Negotiator Level I [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Monday, June 13, 2016 FAHN Conference
Monday, May 16, 2016 CJI 15 Hostage Negotiations [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Cell Phones and Social Media: How to keep in touch! / Update on Sovereign Citizens Activity in Broward County
Monday, March 07, 2016 Hostage Negotiations (40 Hours) HCC Criminal Justice Institute [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Monday, February 22, 2016 Hostage Negotiations (40 Hours) SFSC Criminal Justice Academy [EXTERNAL COURSE]
Friday, February 19, 2016 Negotiating in a Correctional Environment (Region 7)
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Stress, Trauma and the Cumulative Effects of Work as a Law Enforcement Officer and First Responder
Thursday, December 17, 2015 Team Building for Crisis Negotiations Teams
Monday, November 16, 2015 Understanding Islam-A Religion and A Way of Life
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Region 3 Fall Training
Friday, September 11, 2015 Fall Board Meeting

Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators

PO Box 351904

Jacksonville, FL 32235-1904

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