Seminar Title: Hostage Negotiators Training Conference
DATES: 4/4/2022 through 4/6/2022
LOCATION: Palace Station - 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89102
HOTEL: Palace Station - Las Vegas, NV
Tower Rooms:$89.00 S/D Sunday-Thursday/$153.00 S/D Friday & Saturday Book Room Online Here
*Additional $14.99 Service Fee Per Night (Includes Scheduled Transportation To and From Airport, Shuttle to strip, Work-out Center, and In Room Internet Access)
NOTE: Identify with Group Code PCI2022 Western States Conference to receive discounted rate
COURSE REGISTRATION FEE: $425.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.
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.
Dr. Andy Young has been a Professor of Psychology and Counseling 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 LPD'sVictim 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 is on the team at the Texas Departmentof Public Safety (Texas Rangers, Special Operations, Region 5). He is the author of, "Fight or Flight: Negotiating Crisis on the Frontline" and "When Every Word Counts: An Insider’s View of Crisis Negotiations", which contain mostly stories about his work as a crisis counselor and hostage negotiator at LPD (see www.DrAndyYoung.com). He was added as a third author for the 6th Edition of "Crisis Negotiations: Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections". Since 2014 he has spoken nationally and internationally at numerous hostage negotiator conferences, as well as other professional and academic conferences on crisis intervention and hostage negotiating.
Peter Collins, CD, MD, MCA, FRCPC Peter Collins has been the forensic psychiatrist with the Criminal Behaviour Analysis Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police, since 1995. From 1990 to 1995 he was a member of the first profiling unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Violent Crime Analysis Section) and was involved in the development of the Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System (ViCLAS). Since 1992 he has been a member of the crisis/hostage negotiation team of the Toronto Police Service Emergency Task Force.
In addition, Peter consults to the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, the Profiling Unit of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Behavioural Sciences Section of the Calgary Police Service.
Peter obtained his Masters in Applied Criminology from the University of Ottawa, his Medical Degree from McMaster University and completed his postgraduate medical training in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His clinical appointment is with the Complex Illness and Recovery Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and he is an Associate Professor, in the Division of Forensic Psychiatry, at the University of Toronto. Peter is also a co-investigator with the Health Adaptation Research on Trauma (HART) Lab and an advisor to the International Performance Resilience and Efficiency Program for police tactical teams at the University of Toronto (Mississauga). He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, published by the American Psychological Association, and a columnist with Blue Line Magazine.
Peter retired from the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserves), at the rank of Lieutenant-Commander, and served on 2 deployments in Southern Afghanistan. In October 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the Canadian Forces. He has also been awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration (CD).
In 1997 Peter was elected a member of the International Criminal Investigative Analysis Fellowship. In 2017 he received a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Critical Incident Association. Peter is an authority on violent crime and has worked with, and instructed, numerous criminal justice agencies in North America, and internationally, including the FBI, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Interpol, and Europol.
Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.
Andrew Young will review negotiator skills and competencies, including influence and persuasion, and negotiating with different psychiatric conditions. Debriefings of callouts the instructor has been involved with will be used as illustration of course concepts. These debriefings will include a 30-hour standoff with a man threatening suicide, and an eleven-hour stand off inwhich four SWAT officers were shot, one officer was killed, and negotiators were tasked with helping contain the subject.
Dr. Peter Collins will speak on how to communicate with and negotiate with individuals who are experiencing an emotional disturbance including major mental illness and suicidal threats. Extremism and overvalued ideas will also be explored. The literature pertaining to Suicide byCop will be discussed with case examples.
Jack Cambria will review several case studies from around the country where active listening skills were not properly utilized with dire consequences.Information on listening techniques used in hostage or crisis negotiations will be reinforced in understanding key conceptsand lessons learned. This portion of the training will be presented in lecture, power point and video format.
Officers continuously face hostile and challenging street encounters that are subjecting them to injury, civilian complaints, departmental administrative charges, civil litigation, termination and even criminal indictments. When this happens, the morale of the entire agency is often adversely affected.
This course is specifically designed to assist individuals working in law enforcement, corrections, EMTs, FireFighters, and other first responders to better manage hostile street encounters. Many citizens and communities have come to expect that officers receive training in applying verbal de-escalation strategies.
Officers continuously face hostileand challenging street encounters that are subjecting them to injury, civiliancomplaints, departmental administrative charges, civil litigation, terminationand even criminal indictments. When this happens, the morale of the entireagency is often adversely affected.
This course is specifically designedto assist individuals working in law enforcement, corrections, EMTs, FireFighters, and other first responders to better manage hostile streetencounters. Many citizens and communities have come to expect that officersreceive training in applying verbal de-escalation strategies.