The Annual Hostage Negotiation Competition (officially re-titled Crisis Negotiation Competition & Seminar) is 3-days long and features 30 teams competing in mock hostage negotiation exercises and kidnapper role-playing.

They deal with barricades, domestic situations, high-risk suicides, etc. One seminar is even entitled ‘Negotiation with a Voodoo practitioner‘.

Building advanced skills is the goal of this competition. All 350 participants are evaluated by top experts in the field.

Think you got what it takes?

What:          Annual Hostage Negotiation Competition

When:         January 9-11, 2024

Where:        Texas State University’s Hines Academic Center (San Marcos, TX)

Cost:           $125.00 registration


Texas Association of Hostage Negotiators

Diplomate in Police Psychology

Negotiator Competition

School of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Texas State University – San Marcos

San Marcos, Texas  78666

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