Police Hostage / Crisis Negotiations Training Seminar

September 12, 2023

Marina Park Community Center

1600 W. Balboa Blvd.

Newport Beach, CA 92663

8am - 4pm

Hosted by the Newport Beach Police Department


Savage Training Group is proud to present guest instructor Scott Tillema for this special presentation. Scott is an internationally-recognized expert in crisis negotiations. Scott is a sought-after instructor and we're thrilled to bring this unique training seminar to California.

See Scott's TEDxNaperville Talk

Target Audience: Crisis and hostage negotiators and commanders


8:00 am
Introduction and welcome

8:15 – Noon
Case Study: The Arlington Heights Negotiation Debrief
In Arlington Heights, Illinois, a man had been stalking his ex-girlfriend and took her hostage. The first responding police officer was shot in the neck by the hostage taker and went down inside the home. As the gunman barricaded himself with the hostage, police began negotiations.


1:00 – 3:00p
The SECRETS Model of Negotiation
This interactive seminar provides police officers with a framework to conduct negotiations and implement the power of verbal de-escalation and persuasion, using a principle-based approach. Teams will discuss actual examples taken from the instructor’s experience and will be challenged to consider their preparation for the future of police negotiations.

3:00 – 4:00p
Negotiations Ph.D.
This seminar is the ultimate collection of the people and the resources that police negotiators need to know. Significant contributors to both the police and business negotiation world will be introduced and discussed.

Closing discussion, Q&A, networking

Scott TillemaLieutenant Scott Tillema is an internationally-known negotiations expert, spending seven years as a negotiator with the NIPAS Emergency Services Team, one of the largest multi-jurisdictional municipal SWAT teams in the United States. He has been teaching negotiation for the past ten years. Educationally, Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and a master’s degree in psychology. Additionally, Scott has received negotiation training at Harvard University and IMD Business School. Scott’s professional affiliations include:

❖ Senior Associate, The Negotiations Collective (Canada)
❖ Faculty, Schranner Negotiation Institute (Switzerland)
❖ Trainer, Hostage & Crisis Negotiation International Academy (France)
❖ Founder, Negotiation Excellence, LLC (United States)

Payment Methods

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