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Specialized training on strategies and counter-strategies of hostage negotiation

Category
Training Material
Subject
Policing

Description

Training materials from a 5-day course organised by the OSCE Mission in Kosovo.

Subject
Policing
Target group
Law enforcement officers
Keywords
hostage, negotiation

Summary

Topics

Day 1: 

  • Goals of crisis intervention
  • Rules of negotiation/types of hostage crisis

Day 2:

  • General and verbal communication tactics in hostage negotiation including group work regarding emotions and open questioning
  • Hostage versus non-hostage situations: barricade/extortion/miscellaneous interventions and suicide intervention

Day 3:

  • Suicide prevention skills practice
  • Tactical versus negotiated resolution
  • Establishing communication and gaining rapport, use of the Behavioural Change Stairway
  • Influencing the other person, including strategies for gaining voluntary compliance

[Day 4 redacted]

Day 5:

  • Dealing with emotions and defusing intense emotions
  • Final exercise

 

Information

Added on
19 Jul 2019
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Target group
Law enforcement officers
Keywords
hostage, negotiation