Fundamentals of Crisis Negotiations


The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council' s Field Services Training Division, in cooperation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is offering a five-day training seminar  titled,  "Fundamentals  of  Crisis  Negotiation." The training session is designed as an introductory course. The course will be held on Monday, November 1, 2021 through Friday, November 5,  2021 in classroom number #4 at the Connecticut  Police Academy, 285 Preston Avenue,  Meriden, CT.  Daily meeting times will  be from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Instructors for this course will be Special Agents from the FBl's New Haven field office, and negotiators from the Connecticut State Police and Trumbull and Southington Police Departments.

The presentation will focus on crisis negotiation concepts, a practical overview of negotiations, active listening techniques, role-play, abnormal psychology, mental health and crisis intervention considerations, legal aspects, and other specialty topics.

The seminar is specifically designed for an audience of patrol officers/first responders without previous crisis or hostage negotiation training who plan to become negotiators. Enrollment is limited to (30) officers.

Please complete the registration form located on our website at and forward to the attention of Barbara Fullenwiley by email at or fax to (203) 238- 6119. The deadline date is Friday October 22, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the Field Services Training Division at 203-427-2622.

Students who successfully complete the training program will be eligible for Review Training Credit as follows:

Curriculum Area IV: Human Relations, 8 hours, Curriculum Area VI: Patrol Procedures, 16 hours.

There is no tuition for this course. Proper, business attire required.

DISCLAIMER: The Police Officer Standards and Training  Council  (POSTC)  makes every effort, within its ability and resources, to provide the highest quality, most relevant in-service training programs available at minimum cost to all Connecticut police officers  and agencies. However, POSTC does not provide legal advice, and does not endorse the accuracy or completeness of specific in-service training programs provided by each of its many contractors and training providers. The materials and  opinions  of  individual providers offered during the course of in-service training are those of the instructor alone, and do not necessarily represent the position of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council or the State of Connecticut. Given the multitude  of  disparate  factual  scenarios with which law enforcement personnel are presented in the discharge of their official duties, students and sponsoring agenci_es are strongly advised and encouraged to seek the advice and counsel of their own legal advisors before implementing concepts or adopting specific  measures  discussed  or recommended  during in-servicetraining  sessions.