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

DATES:  6/19/2023 through 6/23/2023

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Kimberlee Jones

LOCATION:  Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy - 1200 Church Street, Lynchburg, VA  24504

HOTEL:  Courtyard Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA  
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $650.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Kimberlee Jones is a peace officer with the Lubbock Police Department in Lubbock Texas. Kimberlee is currently assigned to the Crisis Intervention Team as a mental health officer, where she responds to emergency calls involving citizens in mental and behavioral health crisis.  Kimberlee also assists providing mental health training for Lubbock and surrounding county police departments. She is also a Crisis Intervention Team coordinator for Lubbock County.

Kimberlee has a B.A. in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology and a minor in Psychology from Texas Tech University.

Kimberlee has been employed with the City of Lubbock since April 2012. Since becoming a police officer with the Lubbock Police Department, she served as an officer on patrol for approximately four years, training officer at the police training academy for two years, and an officer on the Crisis Intervention Team for two and a half years.

Kimberlee has been a member of the Lubbock Police Departmentís Hostage Negotiation Team since 2014. She has been involved in multiple crisis negotiations, in various roles, throughout Lubbock and iscurrently assigned as one the four Team Leaders for the departmentís negotiation team.

Kimberlee has obtained her advanced peace officerís license, both basic and advanced TCOLE instructor certifications, Mental Health Peace Officer Certification, Defense Tactic Instructor Certification, and Critical Incident Stress Management Certification.

Kimberlee has coordinated and taught multiple 40-hour Crisis Intervention Trainings per year for the last several years within her department as well as for surrounding agencies. Kimberlee has also assisted in developing smaller 8 hour trainings for the negotiator team throughout the years.

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


Course Objectives

By the end of this course, students will have learned and mastered the basics of hostage negotiation. Students will understand the historical context of police negotiations, know the difference in the various types of negotiable situations including the difference between hostage situations and barricaded subject situations. Students will know the importance of using time as a tool, how to respond to hostage taker demands and understand other principles of demand management, and have a basic understand of personality typoligies of hostage takers and barricaded subjects. Students will know, understand, and be able to demonstrate the various issues surrounding the use of communications in a negotiable situation, including active listening skills and pursuasion/suggestion/compliance/influence techniques. Students will have a grasp of how negotiating teams are structured, equipment issues concerning the team, and the utilization of outside agencies during a situation. Additionally, students will know the difference between police and correctional negotiation situations. Students will be required to successfully complete both a written test and a practical exercise before receiving credit for this course.

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