Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Negotiator Discusses Keys To Job

“I made a phone call and was able to convince him to come out,” he said. “He came down and thanked me ... that’s the thing that is so rewarding.”

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Standoff between military vet, police comes to an end in Kentucky

Facebook once again played a role during a hostage situation.  The incident involved shots fired by both the subject and the police, while also three children were released during the negotiations.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Inside San Antonio PD's Hostage Negotiation Team

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio police hostage negotiators are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 

The team never knows what kind of calls they’re going to get. The goal is to slow things down and let time take its toll.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Pirate Negotiator

By Caitlin Dickson/TheDailyBeast.com

Ali Mohamed Ali faces life in prison on piracy-related charges. But is he a criminal mastermind or a Good Samaritan? The truth is likely something in between.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Active Listening Techniques of Hostage & Crisis Negotiators

Retired FBI hostage negotiator Gary Noesner and Mike Webster describe active listening as being a “powerful tool” for hostage negotiators “to stimulate positive change in others.”