Crisis Negotiators

Course detail

Program area: Investigative techniques

Course code: NEGOTR

Course registration details
Session(s) Location Start date End date
20-01 Full Ottawa 2020-02-03 2020-02-14
20-05R Full Halton 2020-10-26 2020-11-06
Cost – Canadian Police
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 2,475.00 $ 1,140.00 $ 841.44 $ 4,456.44
Cost – Other eligible registrants (Canadian and International)
Tuition Accommodation Full Meals Total
$ 3,525.00 $ 1,140.00 $ 841.44 $ 5,506.44


  • Accommodations include arrival of student the night before course start date.
  • Cost includes weekend stays for the duration of the course and is based on the Single room with a shared bathroom priced at $ 95.00/night.
  • Travel grant funding may be available (for non-federal police agencies only)


Special skills are required to effectively manage incidents involving persons who take hostages or who barricade themselves against the authorities. At any moment, police agencies may have a need to call on individuals and units capable of handling such crises. This course is designed to introduce police officers to hostage negotiations. It provides basic knowledge and skills required by police negotiators for the release of hostages and the peaceful surrender of hostage takers or barricaded persons.

Format and delivery

Length of course: 10 days

Class size: maximum 24 students

Delivery setting: theoretical portions are offered in classroom; practical exercises take place in syndicate rooms.

Learning outcomes

Eligibility and mandatory requirements



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