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The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is proud to announce registration is open for its Crisis Negotiations Conference to be held Sept. 21-25, 2017 and its Tactical Operations Conference & Trade Show to be held Sept. 24 – 29, 2017 at the Sheraton Grand in Phoenix, Arizona. The two-day trade show starting on Sept. 24 at 11 a.m. is open to attendees of both conferences. The conferences will be co-hosted by the Phoenix Police Department and Arizona Tactical Officer’s Association. These conferences will draw hundreds of attendees from all corners of the U.S., Canada and other parts of the world.
The NTOA Crisis Negotiations Conference provides an excellent opportunity for law enforcement officers to enhance their negotiation skills, network with others who share the same mission and learn the latest negotiation techniques through a variety of seminars and incident debriefs presented by top speakers within the law enforcement community. Attendees can register here: http://www.ntoa.org/conferences/cnt-conference/.
The NTOA Tactical Operations Conference brings together internationally renowned instructors, cutting-edge approaches to challenges faced by officers, a first-class trade show and the opportunity to network and learn from peers. The conference features more than 75 courses including seminars and practical tracks, and several contemporary incident debriefs. Attendees can register here: http://www.ntoa.org/conferences/tactical-conference/.
Since the conferences are held back-to-back this year, the following incident debriefs and seminars are open to attendees of both events:
June, 2017, St. Petersburg, Florida; the sight of the Florida Association of Hostage Negotiators Conference. Kicking off the conference on Sunday, June 4, 2017, was the National Council of Negotiation Associations (NCNA). This was a great time to see old friends and take the opportunity to make new ones.
The agenda this year included a presentation from FBI SA Michael Yansick. He informed us of what the FBI could offer in resources and training. He encouraged all to get involved with HOBAS (Hostage Barricade Reporting System) and to send in reports of hostage and barricade situations to establish data on types of callouts and record the lengths of such callouts. SA Yansick encouraged all to make contact with local FBI agents to get a feel for what the FBI can provide.
All associations represented talked about their conferences and qualities of speakers for the conferences. Case studies are always popular at conferences.
NCNA will meet in 2018 in Oskosh, Wisconsin at the fall conference. CAHN (California Assoc. of Hostage Negotiators) will host NCNA in 2019. The location will be decided on at a later date. The FBI is scheduled to host NCNA in 2020. Location to be determined. MAHN (Missouri Assoc. of Hostage Negotiators) will host NCNA in 2021.
President Paul Priegel from Crisis Negotiatiators of Oklahoma, (CNOK) presented their request to become members of NCNA. Members present unanimously voted to accept them into NCNA.
I was proud to report to NCNA members our association hosted a successful conference in Overland Park, KS this past May. Although we are a small association, the quality of speakers and type of training we promote are second to none. Being dedicated to provide training to negotiators will keep our association on the upswing. I am proud to serve this association as President and look forward to another successful year.
Lt. Bob Ware