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Seminar Title:  
Verbal De-escalation and Crisis Intervention

DATES:  12/4/2018 through 12/5/2018

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Jack Cambria

LOCATION:  Union Fire District Training Facility - 131 Asa Pond Road, South Kingstown, RI  02879

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn - South Kingston, RI  401-789-1051
$89 Single/Double
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $295.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Jack J. Cambria, Lieutenant (retired)
Jack Cambria is a recently retired member of the New York City Police Department who has contributed 33 ½ years of exemplary service. He has served for 16 years in the Emergency Service Unit (ESU), whose primary focus is to provide Rescue, Tactical (SWAT), and Counter-Terrorism services to the City of New York. He was assigned to ESU in the ranks of Police Officer, Sergeant and Lieutenant. He has extensive experience and certifications in all facets of these operations, and is a New York State Certified Police Instructor. He holds numerous awards for bravery and dedicated service. He has responded to and served on many high profile assignments such as both World Trade Center disasters, plane crashes, and a variety of hostage and barricade situations, particularly violent and suicidal individuals. He also served as the Rescue Team Manager on the FEMA-Urban Search and Rescue Task Force. Because of his solid foundation of achievements, Jack was assigned to command the agencies elite Hostage Negotiation Team for the last fourteen-years of his career. His duties consisted of coordinating the efforts of over 100 negotiators, who responded throughout New York City to all hostage related assignments. He was responsible for the training and certification of all new negotiators and refresher training of all of the current members of the team. Jack has and continues conducting in-service training for many international, federal, state and local law enforcement and corporate agencies. In 2006, he and two selected members of his team were dispatched to the U.S. Military Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to conduct hostage negotiation training for members of the United States Joint Task Force. He has also served as a technical consultant in the entertainment industry, where he advised on the major motion pictures, ‘The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3,’ ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,’ and ‘The Amazing Spiderman II;’ additionally for the television series, ‘Life on Mars,’ ‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘Unforgettable,’ ‘Elementary,’ and ‘The Mysteries of Laura.’ Jack has authored several scholarly articles on negotiations and has achieved his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice. He has served as an adjunct professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) and the Empire State College (SUNY) in New York City.

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Course Objectives

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Principles of Intervention: Students will receive proven concepts on the principles that hostage negotiators utilize to diffuse difficult street encounters. These principles include not meeting anger with anger, strategies that quickly establish rapport, understanding basic concepts of emotion verses rationality, alternatives to managing an incident, profiles of different personality types, the importance of time management, amongst others. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.

Active Listening: Participants will receive information on listening and response techniques utilized by hostage or crisis negotiators in establishing trust and resolving conflict. They will understand the basic concepts of hearing versus actively listening and restating or paraphrasing what they heard in their own words, demonstrating empathy and quickly building rapport during crisis situations. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.

Mental Health Overview: Students will receive an awareness overview of managing incidents involving mentally ill and/or emotionally disturbed individuals from a police operational perspective. This training will explore several mental health disorder(s) that law enforcement officers will often encounter. It also addresses law enforcement officer’s mental health well-being. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.

Suicide by Cop: It is widely understood that the phenomenon of suicide-by-cop (SBC) is when a suicidal individual deliberately acts in a threatening way with the goal of provoking a lethal response from a law enforcement officer. SBC is an oxymoron occurrence that is rooted in depression, but also a highly aggressive and proactive act: true of suicide in general. It is vital for law enforcement to assess the potential for both suicide and aggression and take appropriate life-saving intervention action. This block of instruction explores several actual case reviews of SBC from several different vantage points and considers alternative approaches. This portion of the training is presented in lecture, power point and video format

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