Online Training Registration
Law Enforcement Training Courses and Schedule
PATC Links
Law Enforcement Training Institute
PATC Internal Affairs Institute
PATC Internal Association of Hostage Negotiators
PATC Class Materials
Contact Us      Aboout PATC      PATC Publishing/Bookstore      Training Partners      Newsletter, Training Brochures, RSS, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN


Register for this Seminar | Return to Schedule |

Seminar Title:  
School Violence, Safety and Security Conference

DATES:  11/28/2022 through 11/30/2022

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Andrew Young

LOCATION:  Palace Station - 2411 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV  89102

HOTEL:  Palace Station - Las Vegas, NV  800-634-3101
Tower Rooms:$79.00 S/D Sunday-Thursday/$105.00 S/D Friday & Saturday
Book Room Online Here *Additional $94.99 Service Fee Per Night
NOTE: Identify with Group Code PCIWSTC to receive discounted rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $475.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

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 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.

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


Course Objectives

Assessment for Violence and for Suicide, Including Psychiatric Conditions

This course will examine predictors of violence and suicide and articulating risk assessments. An introduction to different psychiatric conditions will be included along with intervention considerations.

Family and Community Dynamics

This course will briefly examine the family and community dynamics associated with school violence and ways to address these dynamics.

The Principles of Verbal De-escalation, Influence, and Safety

The instructor has an extensive background in crisis intervention and hostage (crisis) negotiation and will share the principles of these intervention and de-escalation techniques via case studies from the instructor’s work as a hostage negotiator.

Profile of the Estranged Violent Juvenile Offender and School Shooters

This course will consider the published research, including the recommendations given by the US Secret Service, on those who have committed school violence and the characteristics of violent juvenile offenders.

Interview with an (Almost) Active Shooter

The presenter will share the recording of his approximately 1-hour interview with a young man who was seconds away from committing a mass-casualty, active shooter incident.The interviewee outlines in his own words his path to violence and executing his plan for violence.

Responding to Incidents and the Aftermath

This course will examine how to assist people after a traumatic event, including support services, Critical Incident Stress Management, the sharing of information and working with law enforcement.




Register for this Seminar | Return to Schedule |




2022 Public Safety Training Conference
April 4 - 8, 2022

Coming Soon:
Gatlinburg Training Conference
September 12 - 16, 2022

Vegas Winter Training Conference
November 28 - December 9, 2022


View Legal Article Archive



Click Here to See Our FAQ!



Legal Updates
Internal Affairs

Click below to sign up for
emails and brochures!

PATC Mailing List

Public Agency Training Council - 2230 Stafford Road STE 115 PMB 379 - Plainfield, IN 46168 - 800.365.0119

About PATC | PATC Publishing/Bookstore | Training Partners | E-Newsletter | Contact Us | Home | Site Terms of Use Policy