Additional Training Opportunities

Basic Crisis Negotiation
August 20-24, 2018
Greeneville PD

The Basic Crisis Negotiation course is designed for new or limited experience negotiators to understand and develop the skills necessary to initiate, resolve and survive the negotiation process with a person in crisis. The class will explore the history of crisis negotiations in law enforcement and differentiate between a “hostage situation” and “a person in crisis.” Participants will be exposed to the techniques of applying both Active and Effective Listening Skills (ALS & ELS) during a crisis event as well as consideration of various communication techniques while identifying psychological and emotional issues impacting the person in crisis. Students will participate in experience-based roleplay scenarios to gain insight and confidence into the application of those skills discussed in class.

This course is recommended for new Crisis Negotiation Team members, first-line police officers, telecommunicators, investigators, first-line supervisors and incident commanders and command staff personnel.

Tuition for the Basic Crisis Negotiation class is $400.00 per student. Each student will receive a copy of all training, research, handout material, as well as a Certificate of Completion.

Registration is available at and click on the training registration button.

Questions and payment should be directed to:
Chief (Ret.) Tim Christol
1725 Darlington Way,
Hixson TN 37343
(865) 661-0606


Critical Incident Stress Management for Law Enforcement
September 4-6, 2018
Cumberland Furnace, TN

Location: 1044 Old Highway 48 North, Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee 38075

• Applications are located on the TPSN website at
• Completed applications should be emailed to or mailed to 370 S. Lowe Ave., Suite A-118, Cookeville, TN 38501 by August 15, 2018.  

Residential training, conducted by Peter Cove and other members of the Tennessee Public Safety Network, will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4 and will conclude by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 6.   

- Preference will be given to dispatchers and officers who have been involved in a critical incident and/or who have been employed in law enforcement for at least five years;
- Participants will be joined by other law enforcement officers and/or dispatchers from across the state who will have experienced similar events.
- Participants will learn how to lessen the impact that traumatic events can have upon their professional and personal lives, including steps for the critical incident stress debriefing process.  
- Following training, participants will be given opportunities to engage in TPSN activities as volunteer team members to assist in critical incident stress debriefings and peer support across the State of Tennessee, along with licensed mental health professional team members who have also received training in critical incident stress debriefing and the subculture of various aspects of law enforcement;
- Class size is limited to thirty-five (35) participants.  Travel directions and other class information will be sent to all applicants following receipt of applications;
- The cost for lodging and all meals is $300 per person. Make check payable to the Tennessee Public Safety Network, and mail to the attention of Rosie Killian, 370 S. Lowe Avenue, Suite A-118, Cookeville, TN 38501.  A limited number of scholarships are also available.  
- Should slots remain available on August 20, applicants will be accepted from surrounding states at a rate of $400. 00 per applicant for training, room and board expenses.  

Please return materials as soon as possible. We look forward to having you with us for the CISM Training. If you have any questions, call Rosie Killian at 931-260-4351 or Peter Cove at 931-239-0048.


Force Science Certification Course 
October 1-5, 2018
Knoxville, TN

Scores of highly motivated law enforcement professionals worldwide have graduated from the popular Force Science Certification program and actively apply their credentials as “Certified Force Science Analysts” to their work in investigations, training and administration. This weeklong program is conducted by an impressive team of top experts on a wide variety of crucial dynamics that impact the understanding of force encounters 

Through the work of the Force Science Institute’s team of instructions and research experts, students will learn, among other things: 

• How to analyze vital elements of uses of force that are often overlooked. 
• Skills to help determine whether an officer is being honest when he swears his recollection of an incident is true…even though the account directly conflicts with forensic evidence. 
• Techniques for helping officers accurately and thoroughly recall details of force encounters. 
• Why a site visit and/or video review may or may not be advisable before a statement. 
• Whether shots to the back actually reflect what an officer saw when he pulled the trigger. 
• How to avoid critical mistakes some investigators make during post-incident interviews. 
• The truth about time: What research shows about how long it actually takes officers to start—and stop—shooting. 
• What ready position is really best for reducing lag time.

Click here for more information and registration.


Advanced Interview and Interrogatin
Livingston, TN
October 8-10, 2018

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Livingston Police Dept.
Training Center
275 Bill White Lane
Livingston, TN 38570

$195 per person

24 In-Service Hours

This course covers:
• Miranda Case Law
• Interview Preparation
• Rapport Building
• Information gathering interviews
• Cognitive Interviewing
• Behavioral Analysis
• Interrogation Techniques
• Baseline, Themes, and Accusations
• Effective documentation

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October 14-16, 2018
Embassy Suites
Murfreesboro, TN

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