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 manage people in crisis, 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.

Dr. M. Mamak, 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.

In addition to the course, S/Sgt. Mike Butler, Detachment Manager of the OPP Elgin County, will provide a compelling case study relating to a high-risk armed, barricaded and suicidal person.

 To successfully complete this course you will be require 100 percent attendance, participate and pass a challenging scenario based training exercise and a written exam, with a 75 percent minimum to pass.


Starts November 19, 2018
Ends November 23, 2018
Venue John D. Bradley Convention Centre
Address Chatham-Kent Police Service