Crisis Negotiators Course

The Crisis Negotiators Course provides a current and comprehensive understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Crisis Negotiator in a 5-day period. Crisis Negotiating with a hostage, barricaded, or suicidal person is among the most stressful and difficult task a police officer will encounter. The course will review the Incident Command Triangle, their respective roles, and the need for a coordinated effort to resolve the incident with minimal tactical intervention. Concepts and philosophy of crisis negotiations, subject/suspect assessment, mental illnesses and how to deal with emotionally disturbed person(s) will be explored to develop the Negotiator’s ability to use defusing techniques, enhance active listening and effective communication skills.You will also gain further insight into the Negotiator’s role in scene management.

A Forensic Psychiatrist or Forensic Psychologist will provide a comprehensive outline of the common mental illnesses, characteristics of an emotionally disturbed person. And discuss the challenges while attending with those who suffer from a mental illness and are in a state of crisis.

To successfully complete this course you will be required to participate and pass a scenario based training exercise and written exam.


Starts October 16, 2017
Ends October 20, 2017
Venue Greater Sudbury Police Service - Training Branch
Address 190 Brady Street, Sudbury ON