LOCATION: Christ Church of the Valley
7007 W. Happy Valley Rd.
Peoria, AZ 85383
Thursday, Conference: Building 4000
Friday, Training Competition: Building 3000

REGISTRATION: ATOA Members: One Day: $25 / Two Days: $50
Crisis Negotiation Training Competition:
12 Teams: 8 Team Members Max Per Team
Cut-off Date to register for Competition: TBA

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Crisis Negotiation Conference

0700-0800: Registration
0800-1200: Presentations
1200-1300: Lunch (provided)
1300-1700: Presentations


Empathy Based in High-Stress Communication: Eric Maddox
Synopsis: In 2003, while assigned to a special operations task force in Tikrit, Eric conducted over 300 interrogations and collected the intelligence which directly led to the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Christmas Day Standoff, Phoenix Police Department: Officer Ben Morris
Synopsis: On Christmas Day in 2017, celebrity weight-loss guru Milan Ross spent the morning with his two children singing and making videos portraying a happy, loving family. Milan had high hopes that when his ex-wife arrived to pick up the boys, his recent success and the spirit of the season would spark new hope for a future together.  But disappointment coupled with alcohol would lead to a much different outcome, and less than 2 hours after the singing stopped, Milan would commit unspeakable acts of violence against his own family. In addition to calls from witnesses reporting the violence, Milan dialed 9-1-1 to state that he killed his wife and threatened that if police try to enter his apartment he would kill his kids. A six-hour hostage standoff would ensue, with negotiators racing to understand the man and his motives, and tactical units struggling to find advantage in an almost hopeless scenario.

Show Low Hostage Incident, Arizona Department of Public Safety
Detective Al Galindo – Negotiator, Detective Elliott Powell – Negotiator, Sergeant Neil Brooks – SWAT

Boston Marathon Bomber: The Manhunt and Barricade FBI, SSA Mark Flores
Synopsis: This Boston Marathon Bomber provides an overview of the events and investigation of the bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon and focuses on the negotiation teams’ actions during the manhunt and subsequent barricade of one of the subjects.

TBA: Crisis Negotiation Training Competition
0700-0845: Sign-in; NOC set-up; Pre-briefings
0845-0900: Team Lead Scenario Briefing
0900-1500: Training Scenario with working lunch – Provided
1500 Closing and Awards

Drury Inn & Suites Phoenix 2335 W Pinnacle Peak Road Phoenix, AZ, 85027 Telephone: 1-623-879-8800

One day opportunity for your company to attend the Vendor Show – Space is limited to the first eight (8) sponsors
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