October 4-7, 2021 – Hours: 08:00- 17:00
Chisago County Sheriff’s Office
15230 Per Rd, Center City, MN 55012
Cost: $575/Member and $600/Non Member
POST Approval – Course # 9038-0200 32 credits
Class size will be kept to a minimum size (12-15) to enhance the trainee experience and manage COVID precautions. All social distancing requirements will be adhered to as possible.
Description: This course is designed for the new negotiator or any negotiators wanting to brush up on their skills. Emphasis will be on theory application, and skills develop through practice, role-play, and scenario-based training. Students will leave with fundamental skills of crisis and hostage negotiations. Topic areas of training will include definitions and history of negotiations, negotiations principles and guidelines, understanding relationships, key communication skills development, negotiations team makeup, intelligence gathering, negotiation equipment, media & legal issues, stress and stress management, understanding mental illness for negotiators, suicide intervention, an overview of the tactical team and operations and outside agency support, other negotiations issues and practical exercises. The course will be limited in size to facilitate a skill enriched training environment. Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants will learn the following:
Participants will learn the following:
- Know the history and development of negotiation techniques
- Overview of negotiation and tactical operations.
- Apply principles of crisis intervention and bargaining
- Understand characteristics of demands and importance of time
- Understand and dealing with the impact of stress
- In depth understanding of relationships and how it applies with crisis negotiations from the suspects, hostages, victims and negotiator. Stockholm syndrome will be discussed
- Apply advance communication skills to enhance the positive outcomes in negotiations situations
- Overview and application of mental illness diseases models and impact of chemical influence of suspects
- Elements of suicide intervention will be applied to crisis negotiation
- Understand the make of a negotiations team and all the critical team players
- Role of intelligence gathering sources for negotiations
- Use of negotiations equipment
- Awareness of legal and media issues
- The tactical role of negotiator
Training will use lecture, discussion, videos tapes, incident review, video play back of scenarios and role playing with class members and professional actors. Some of the videos to be used are of recent interviews with actual negotiations and interviews of offenders that are incarcerated for their hostage taking situations.
Lead Instructor (additional instructors will be involved throughout the training)
Jonathan Bundt has worked in the behavioral science and law enforcement field for over 30 years with specializing in disaster and crisis response. In the mid-80s, he moved to Israel, where he served in the Israeli Defense Forces and then was a Chief Inspector with the Israeli National Police-Border Patrol Division, where he was initially part of the elite anti-terrorism hostage rescue unit called Yamam. He then became a trainer in the national anti-terrorism school and worked in the behavioral science unit.
He returned to the US for graduate studies in psychology and organization development/training. Jonathan runs his own consulting company that specializes in dealing with disaster and crisis planning, exercise, and response. Some of his work has included working as a consultant to many law enforcement agencies as a trainer and on-scene support advisor where he specialize in training crisis/hostage negotiators and critical incident response. He has been involved in responding to over 2000 local, regional, and national incidents. Some of his work has been involved in elements of dealing with workplace violence from prevention strategies, threat assessments, response and recovery.
He regularly provides consultation and training services to the private sector, hospitals, EMS, police and fire departments, state departments of Corrections, Public Health, Human Services, Public Safety, and Emergency Management. He is a certified emergency manager in the state of MN and involved as the coordinator of a new model of responding to called 3Echo: Hostile Event Response that is hosted through the Metropolitan Emergency Service Board.