Today's Date: January 19, 2022
Byte Donates 2,000 Oral Health Kits to Arizona’s Welcome to America Project   •   Parkland clarifies details regarding a webcast and conference call on Tuesday, January 18, at 4:00pm MDT (6:00pm EDT) to discuss   •   The Oscar Mayer® Brand Launches First-Ever Bologna-Inspired Face Mask; Pays Homage to Childhood Traditions   •   AMCON Distributing Company Reports Results for the Quarter Ended December 31, 2021   •   New Survey Reveals Women’s Priorities for Congress on Healthcare, Economy   •   Ken Kladouris Grants Wish Following "Galaxy of Wishes" Fundraiser Benefiting Make-A-Wish Foundation   •   Electronic Arts Ushers in a New Generation of Mobile Gaming with Game Changing Updates for New Season of EA SPORTS FIFA Mobile   •   Test to Stay Programs Will Keep Schools Open--If States Provide Sufficient Staffing and Support   •   PlasmaSaves.Org Donates $20,000 to God’s Love We Deliver   •   Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Pledge US$300 Million to CEPI for COVID-19 Pandemic Response and to Accelerate   •   Evolving ESG Expectations Shape World's Most Sustainable Corporations Ranking for 2022   •   Good news to patients with corneal blindness: MIOK Keratoprosthesis, the World's First Artificial Cornea of 100% Non-biological   •   2022 CATALYST AWARD WINNERS   •   Parkland expands food offer and accelerates convenience growth with acquisition of M&M Food Market   •   Gopuff Expands to Private Label with the Launch of “Basically,”   •   Cohen Veterans Network Launches Innovative Diversity Training Available to Mental Health Providers at No-Cost   •   Canada continues support for First Nations health transformation for Mi'kmaw health and wellness   •   Are We Weather Wimps? Many Northwest Residents Claim They’re Ready for More Extreme Winter Weather, but Others Question Th   •   REVOLVE Appoints Oana Ruxandra, Chief Digital Officer of Warner Music Group, to the Board of Directors   •   Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience Opens August 19 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Bookmark and Share

Crisis Negotiation FBI Holds Week-Long Training

A role player pretends to be suicidal while students negotiate him off a building.

Around the nation, including in El Paso, the FBI has crisis negotiators who deploy with our SWAT (Specialized Weapons and Tactics) teams as their crisis negotiation element. We also work with local law enforcement negotiators on hostage, barricade, suicide, and kidnapping matters.

The El Paso FBI, along with instructors from the El Paso Police Department and Sheriff’s Office, recently hosted a week-long training for about 35 new negotiators. The students came from the Dona Ana ( New Mexico) Sheriff’s Department, the Ft. Bliss Criminal Investigation Division, the New Mexico State Police, and area police and sheriff’s departments. The training focused on active listening skills, abnormal psychology, and fundamentals of crisis negotiations.

Negotiators-in-training hurriedly document what a hostage taker is telling them.

Our own agents, meanwhile, have to pass a rigorous two-week National Crisis Negotiation Course, held a few times a year at the FBI Academy in Virginia, to become negotiators. The course puts students in real-life scenarios and tests their mettle, because there are no second chances when called to help.

The FBI's Crisis Negotiation Unit works to disrupt, prevent, and defeat terrorist and criminal related hostage takings against U.S. interests, both domestically and internationally, by maintaining a national level tactical negotiation capability


Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News