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Seminar Title:  
Hostage Negotiations and Crisis Intervention, Phase I and II

DATES:  6/20/2022 through 6/24/2022

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Wayne Sheppard

LOCATION:  O'Fallon Justice Center - 1019 Bryan Rd., O'Fallon, MO  63366

HOTEL:  Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis O'Fallon - O'Fallon, MO  636-625-2700
Contact Hotel for State Govt. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $525.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Wayne Sheppard assists local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in areas such as violent crime analysis, case consultations and investigative assistance as requested by law enforcement in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he provides training in violent crime analysis, crime scene assessments, the design of law enforcement policies and procedures, the development of regional response plans, and other efforts aimed at enhancing an agency’s overall investigative response to violent crime incidents, missing, abducted and exploited children incidents.

He is an international lecturer on behavioral crime scene assessments and murder and rape typologies and has conducted research in the areas of serial homicide and child homicides.

Mr. Sheppard is a retired member of the Pennsylvania State Police where he held a number of investigative and supervisory positions. Prior to his retirement, he was the supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit, where he was responsible for the investigation and coordination of psychosexual homicide, serial rape, and other behaviorally based crimes occurring in Pennsylvania, also, the supervisor of the Missing Persons Unit where he provided investigative assistance for law enforcement in missing and sexually exploited children cases, and the Amber Alert Coordinator where he created and implemented the Pennsylvania Amber Alert Program for Pennsylvania.

He has also addressed professionals representing the disciplines of law enforcement, corrections, social work, probation and parole, medicine, law, television, radio and academia on a national and international basis.

He is the recipient of numerous awards both nationally and internationally for his support and expertise in violent crime and child exploitation investigations.

Mr. Sheppard is a member of the Vidocq Society, a group comprised of experts from various disciplines across the country that provide pro bono services in the investigation and analysis of unsolved violent crimes occurring in the United States.

He is the past Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association, Virginia Homicide Investigators Association, and past board member of the Attorney General’s Legal/Medical Advisory Board on Elder Abuse.

Courses Taught: Death and Homicide InvestigationResponse, Search and Recovery of Missing and Abducted Children Solving Homicides: Investigative Steps to Success Kinesic and Cognitive Interview Techniques for Street & Road Patrol Officers Understanding Sexual Deviant Behaviors to Conduct Successful Interviews

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Course Objectives

Introduction/Orientation: This opening block of instruction includes instructor and class self-introductions and an overview of the class curriculum, historical context of negotiations, provided materials and suggested readings. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture format.

Required/Suggested Equipment: This block of instruction is intended to make the student aware of the required equipment that is necessary on any hostage or barricaded response. It will also serve to alert commanders of what equipment is available. The equipment presented includes the hostage phone (demonstrated in Phase 2 0/ P.A. c. T training), response vehicles, ballistic equipment, identifying raid jacketslhats, fiber optic cameras and listening devices, department radio tactical channels, amongst others. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture and power point format.

Fundamentals of Hostage Negotiation: Students will receive general theoretical concepts on hostage negotlatlOns that include the three different types of response incidents, the reason law enforcement agencies negotiate, emotion verses rationality, managing an incident, profiles of hostage-takers and hostages, negotiator selection, time management; amongst others. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture and power point and video format.

Active Listening: Students will receive information on listening techniques used in hostage or crisis negotiations. They will understand the basic concepts of actively listening and restating or paraphrasing what they heard in their own words, confirming that they heard and understood the message being stated. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture and power point and video format.

Legal Issues: This block of instruction will give the student an understanding of the various court cases that have laid the legal foundation for hostage negotiations in the United States. Precedent setting cases, such as Downs verses the United States (1971), U.S. verses Crosby (1983), N.Y. verses Quarles (1984), and others, will be discussed in giving awareness and avoiding civil liability issues. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture and power point format.

Tactical Communications: This block of instruction will assist the student in developing rapport-building strategies by examining the five-core principles of managing emotion. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture and power point format.

Special Responses: The block of instruction will serve to give the student an awareness of response protocols within special environments, such as in airports or on waterborne vessels. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.

Tactical Teams: This block of instruction will address the role of tactical teams in a hostage situation response. It will examine the interagency cooperation that is required between tactical teams, negotiators and incident commanders. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.

Case Study: This block of study will examine an actual hostage situation that occurred in Williamsburg Brooklyn with indebt analysis and lessons learned. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.

Class Exercise: Students will participate in a class exercise in the viewing of an interactive video of a hostage simulation. This video has several possible outcomes based on student's responses. This is the first student introduction of how an actual hostage negotiation might play out. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture and video format.

Negotiating With Inadequate Personalities: This component of the training addresses the psychological aspects of crisis negotiation. It will address irrational and inappropriate behavior and will give an overview ofthe differing personality disorders and mental illnesses that negotiators are most likely to come in contact with. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.

Law Enforcement Response: This block of instruction will teach strategic approaches when responding to incidents involving law enforcement officers. It will include instruction on the proper use of utilizing supervisors or colleagues as third party intermediaries (TPI's), maintaining agency protocols, dynamics of compounded inner-turmoil, amongst others. It will include a case study that will demonstrate lessons learned and speak to issues revolving around police suicide. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.

Corrections: This block of instruction will address the specialized response within a correctional environment focusing on advantages and disadvantages from a patrol perspective. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.

Special Groups: This component of the training addresses strategies when responding to incidents involving special populations, such as, veterans and the elderly. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.

Case Study: This block of study will examine an actual hostage situation that occurred in Jamaica Queens with indebt analysis and lessons learned. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.

Managing Demands: This block of instruction will examine strategies of managing hostage-taker demands and demands that are never negotiable in any hostage situation. The student will be presented with various tactics to soften demands or reframe them. This block will also explore working through hostage-taker deadlines. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.

Stress Management: The student will be made to understand the effects of stress on the hostage-taker, the hostages and the negotiator and develop strategies in stress management. They will explore the correlation between stress and performance (Yerkes-Dodson Principle) and become aware of the consequences of not managing stress appropriately. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.


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