SECOND IN A SERIES OF THREE COURSES
This course will further enhance the knowledge and skills you acquired in IPTM’s Hostage Crisis Negotiations–Level I course, or its 40-hour equivalent. As advanced negotiation concepts are introduced, the primary focus shifts to team building and team roles and responsibilities. In addition, we will take an in-depth look at a subject’s psychological state and examine methods to de-escalate situations involving subjects displaying psychosis/psychotic behavior and schizoid affective disorders, domestic violence and the cycle of violence, paranoid personality types and avoidance/dependent personality disorders to achieve cooperation.
Communication techniques are the primary means of event resolution. Therefore, a continual study and practice of communication skills developed during the basic course of training will be enhanced. Developing trust and empathy between the subject and negotiator, de-escalation, appropriate listening and responsive techniques will be integral parts of the training.
We will also discuss uniquely challenging events for responders and negotiators – such as murder/suicide, suicide-by-cop, locational suicidal activity, planned stand-offs, annihilators and domestic violence crises – and explore methods for resolution.
You will have an opportunity to practice and advance your negotiation skills with more complex scenario-based practical exercises, including negotiation problems, team driven training, use of negotiation equipment and managing a crisis event.
- Subject suicidality: suicide-by-cop, murder/suicide, location suicidality
- Negotiation strategies for mentally-ill, psychotic and paranoid personalities
- Advanced negotiation techniques
- Managing stress during the negotiation process
- Managing intelligence (Advanced)
- Special problems
- Preparing for the protracted event
Sworn members of law enforcement or corrections, hostage negotiators, patrol officers, military investigative personnel, non-law enforcement members of a crisis negotiation team, mental health professionals, and clergy members supporting law enforcement activities. Requests for exceptions must be approved by IPTM.
This course is restricted to sworn and non-sworn law enforcement personnel.
You must have successfully completed IPTM’s Hostage Crisis Negotiations–Level I course or its 40-equivalent. This class is not recommended for students who have not had previous negotiation training. Request for exceptions must be submitted and approved by IPTM.
What Our Students Are Saying
- “Doing team leader position in scenario was very helpful. Good course. Learned a lot of things to take back to my agency.” – Sgt. M.C.
- “Our [internal] training does not use the materials and it is an enormous help to see all the information displayed to open our minds to more information. Equipment and materials [used in this class] are imperative to improve our skills. Thoroughly enjoyed the class.” – Ofc. L.G.
- “I am extremely satisfied with the way the course was presented. The course definitely exceeded my expectations.” – Ofc. E.O.
- “Both instructors were very knowledgeable and informative. I learned a lot of info and am glad I came to this training.” – Sgt. T.R.
- “I really enjoyed the role-playing scenarios and liked the introduction of dual negotiations and mental health issues. I really appreciate the time that was put into this course. Very professionally done. Can’t wait for Level III.” – Sgt. R.D.