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Seminar Title:  
Hostage Negotiations, Phase III

DATES:  4/17/2023 through 4/21/2023

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Brandon Pierpoint

LOCATION:  Dawson County Law Enforcement Center - 19 Tucker Avenue, Dawsonville, GA  30534

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Express - Dawsonville, GA  706-203-1110
Contact Hotel for State Govt. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $650.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Brandon Pierpoint is a retired Sergeant with the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office and served his community for over 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 invarious capacities, such as the jail division, court division and the patrol division. Within the jail division, Brandon was a member of the Detention Response Team, and support services. Brandon served in courtroom security for high profile trials and was soon transferred to the patrol division.  Brandon would then be promoted to the criminal investigations division where he spent the last half of his career.

Brandon became involved in hostage negotiations in 2003 and was the Team Leader of the SWAT Negotiations Team. In 2002 Brandon was honored 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. In  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.

Brandon has had the honor of presenting at multiple conferences including the Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators, California Association of Hostage Negotiators, Western States Hostage Negotiators Association, National Tactical Officers Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police

Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.


Course Objectives

Hostage Negotiations Phase III training module is a continuation of Phase I and Phase II that builds on the solid foundation of theories and practicum of Hostage Negotiations.

Phase III will provide comprehensive training in the following areas:

  • Supervisory and Management of a Hostage Negotiation Team and Hostage Scene;
  • Expert Witnessing and Prediction of Resolution of Hostage / Barricade Situations;
  • Mentally Disturbed / Suicidal Risk Analysis;
  • Communication and Negotiations Skills with the Mentally Impaired;
  • Managing Threatening Situations;
  • Stress & Anxiety Management and Psychological Threat Assessment;
  • Communication and Negotiation Skills Applicable to Jail and Correction Facilities;
  • Dealing with victims of P.T.S. D.

This is a Tested Training Class. A 50 Question Test Based on Phase I, II & III will be given. A Passing Score of 75% or greater is required to receive your Certification Certificate. Each student will be critiqued on their ability to fulfill the duties of the primary negotiator

NOTE: To qualify to take Phase III Hostage Negotiations Certification you must have completed Phase I & II Hostage Negotiations through Public Agency Training Council. No other hostage training courses will qualify an individual / team qualify to take Phase III.

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