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Seminar Title:  
Hostage Negotiations, Phase III

DATES:  10/25/2021 through 10/29/2021

INSTRUCTOR(S):  

LOCATION:  2 West Training Rooms (North Jail Complex) - 2110 "O" Street, Greeley, CO  80631

HOTEL:  Homewood Suites by Hilton Greeley - Greeley, CO  970-330-1706
Contact Hotel for State Govt. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $595.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Dr. Andy Young

Dr. Young has been a Professor in Behavioral Sciences at Lubbock Christian University since 1996 and a negotiator and Psychological Consultant with the Lubbock Police Department’s SWAT team since 2000. He also heads their Victim Services Unit and is the director of the department’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team.  He has been on the negotiating team at the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office since 2008 and has recently been asked to serve as the Psychological Consultant on the Amarillo Police Department’s HNT team and has joined the team at the Texas Department of Public Safety (state troopers).  He has written a book, mostly stories about his work as a crisis counselor and hostage negotiator at LPD called Fight or Flight: Negotiating Crisis on the Frontline (see www.DrAndyYoung.com) and has published research on the callout experience, personality and decision-making styles of negotiators and SWAT operators, one of which was recently published in NTOA’s magazine.  Since 2014 he has spoken nationally at numerous hostage negotiator conferences, as well as other professional and academic conferences on crisis intervention and hostage negotiating.


Brandon Pierpoint is a Sergeant Investigator with the Lubbock CountySheriff’s Office and has been serving his community for the last twenty years. Brandon attended Baylor University and South Plains College, where he received an Associates Degree in Law enforcement Technology.

Since the start of his career in law enforcement Brandon has served in various capacities,such as the jail division, court division and the patrol division. Within thejail division, Brandon was a member of the Detention Response Team, support services, and classification. Brandon served in court room security for high profile trials and provided a secure environment for court operations. Brandon has since transferred from the patrol division to the criminal investigations division where he is currently assigned.

Brandon became involved in hostage negotiations in 2003 and has spear headed the push for more training within this team. He is a goal oriented officer who is never satisfied with his training and knowledge and strives for excellence. Brandon is currently the team leader of the Sheriff’s Office Crisis Negotiations Team.  In 2002 Brando nwas bestowed with the life saving award for preventing an in-custody suicide attempt.

Brandon is a TCOLE instructor, Mental Health Peace Officer, Firearms Instructor, and holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate. As of 2007, Brandon was appointed as the new region six director of training and was elected as President of the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators in 2015.  Brandon served as an advisor on the board of directors until 2021.



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Course Objectives

This training module is a continuation of the Phase I and Phase II Hostage Negotiations course. To qualify to take the Phase III Hostage Negotiations Certification you must have completed Phase I and II through Public Agency Training Council. No other hostage training courses will qualify an individual/ team to take Phase III.

This is a Tested Training Class. A 50 Question Test Based on Phase I, II & III will be given. A Passing Score of 70% or greater is required to receive your Certification Certificate. Each student will be critiqued and given feedback on their ability to fulfill the duties of a “primary” negotiator through thiscourse. Other advanced topics covered in Phase III will be:

  • Negotiator Competencies and Influence and Persuasion
  • Supervision and Management of a Hostage Negotiation Team and Hostage Scene
  • Hostage / Barricade Situations Considerations, Threat Assessment, and Indicators of Progress
  • Suicidal Risk Assessment and Intervention
  • Communication and Negotiation Skills with Different Psychiatric Conditions
  • Kidnap Negotiations.
  • Negotiating with Terrorists and Active Shooters
  • Communication and Negotiation Skills Applicable to Jail and Correction Facilities
  • P.T.S.D. and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stress & Anxiety Management
               




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