Crisis/Hostage Negotiation–Level II (Intermediate) [EXTERNAL COURSE]

  • Monday, August 22, 2016
  • Friday, August 26, 2016
  • Escambia County Sheriff’s Office 1700 West Leonard St Pensacola, FL 32501 (More detailed location instructions will be provided prior to course)

Crisis/Hostage Negotiation–Level II (Intermediate) [EXTERNAL COURSE]

Presented by Crisis Systems Management, LLC.  Hosted by Escambia County Sheriff's Office

Full Flyer Link


This course will further enhance the knowledge and skills acquired in Crisis Hostage Negotiation Level I – Basic 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.

New to the course is 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 a presentation on Negotiating with the Sovereign Citizen.

Uniquely presented in this program is 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 regard to the hostages involved, we will show you how to interpret the behavior of hostages while in captivity and techniques 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.

Classified by the FBI as a domestic terror threat, sovereign citizens present unique challenges to law enforcement in a variety of circumstances. This presentation includes a detailed overview of sovereign citizen ideology and ideologies closely related so sovereign citizens as well as guidelines for law enforcement contact and more importantly, specific guidelines for negotiation.


Subject Precipitated

Homicide Developing a Deliberate Strategy with the REACCT 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 Sovereign Citizen

Prerequisites: 40-hour basic Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Course (no waivers)


$425 for non-FAHN members ($390 for FAHN members) Limited to first 30 registrants


Regarding the curriculum:

Deb McMahon, (417) 594-1499

Regarding registration:

Patti Brayfield, (417) 718-2828

Regarding the training site:

Sgt. Heath Jackson

or Sgt. Phillip Folmar

(850) 436-9492

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.


P.O.BOX 21282


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software