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2017 CONFERENCE- September 6, 7, 8 

The 2017 agenda will include the below listed Case Studies and Instructional Sessions.  


-- Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refugee in Harney County, Oregon. Case Study and Lessons Learned.  Presented by FBI SA Tim Suttles and SA Marc Maxwell.


--"Pulse Night Club Shooting" incident, Orlando, Florida. Case Study and Lessons Learned. Presented by Captain Jose Velez (Crisis Negotiation Team Member) Orlando Police Department.


--Boston Marathon Bombing...  Negotiators' Actions:  Manhunt and Capture.  Case Study and Lessons Learned.  Presented by FBI SSA Mark W. Flores


--Understanding and recognizing the signs of child parricide: the killing of parents by children.  To equip the Crisis Negotiator in dealing with a barricaded subject who has or attempted to commit parricide.  Presented by Sergeant, Texas Ranger John Vance.


 --Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Case Study. Marine barricaded in home with a child hostage. Presented by Detective Jason White, Tulsa Police Department.


--Texas.  Case Study. Barricaded Suspect in a Motor Vehicle.  Presented by Sergeant Texas Ranger Vance.


--Building Raport: How to Gain Influence.  Presented by FBI SA Brenda McAdoo


 --Portland, Oregon.  Case Study.  Subject standing in the middle of the street attempting suicide by cop. Presented by Sergeant Kevin Warren, Portland Police Department.


--Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  Case Study.  Barricade w/ Intoxicated Doomsday Prepper .  Presented by Sergeant Jonathan Bowers.


2017 Midwest Crisis Negotiators Conference

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

7:00am- 8:30am       Registration/ Continental Breakfast

8:30am-9:00am        Opening Ceremonies & Opening Remarks

9:00am-9:15am          Break

9:15am- 11:15am        Case Study:  Harney County, OR, Oregon Mahler Refuge Standoff

11:15-12:15pm         LUNCH

12:15pm- 2:15pm     Case Study:  Tulsa, OK. Barricade w/ Child Hostage

2:15pm-2:30pm        Break

2:30pm-4:30pm        Child Parricide & Crisis Negotiations. 


Thursday, September 7, 2017

7:00am- 8:00am       Breakfast

8:00am- 10:00am    Case Study:  Boston, MA, Boston Marathon Bombing

10:00am-10:15am    Break

10:15am- 12:15     Building Rapport:  How to Gain Influlence

12:15- 1:15pm      LUNCH

1:15pm- 3:15pm     Case Study:  Orlando, FL, Pulse Night Club Shooting

3:15pm-3:30pm        Break

3:30pm-5:30pm       Case Study:  Texas, Barricade Subject in Vehicle


Friday, September 8, 2017

7:00am- 8:00am       Breakfast

8:00am-10:00am      Case Study:  Portland, OR, Suicidal Subject in the Street

10:00am- 10:30am   Break

10:30am-12:30pm     Case Study:  Ft. Wayne, IN, Barricade w/ Doomsday Prepper

12:30pm           LUNCH & Drawing for Guns (2 S&W Shields) & Large Screen Television

conference sponsors

Major Sponsor:




Gold Level Sponsors:

836 Technologies



 Phoenix Tactical





Silver Level Sponsors:

Ohio Tactical Officers Association


CME Federal Credit Union




Bronze Level Sponsors:

Rivers Edge Cutlery


 The Diamond Studio

 (614) 471- 9339


Damsel In Defense

(614) 584-3089

(614) 570- 2053





LEPD Firearms & Range


September 6-8, 2017   Columbus, Ohio

Seminar fee  $350   (CEU's are available for this conference)… Due to the popularity of this event and to provide you with a comfortable learning environment, attendance will be limited to 425 attendees.

***We will now accept credit cards as a form of payment for registration.  A nominal fee will be added to cover the cost of processing the credit card.  Please contact Sgt. Cartwright to pay by credit card (614) 419-0683 or email  ****

Located at the Hilton Columbus Easton Town Center, 3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, OH 43219.

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE ONLINE   (click here to go to registration form)



CONFERENCE VENDORS in attendance 2017

5.11  (Major Sponsor)

LEPD- Firearms & Range  (Gold Level Sponsor)

Phoenix Tactical  (Gold Level Sponsor)

836 Technologies  (Gold Level Sponsor)

CME Credit Union  (Silver Level Sponsor)

Ohio Tactical Officers Association (Silver Level Sponsor)

Rivers Edge Cutlery  (Bronze Level Sponsor)

The Diamond Studio  (Bronze Level Sponsor)

Damsel in Defense (Bronze Level Sponsor)

Intrepid Networks

Rescue Phone


Former Keynote Speakers include:

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman,  Author of  "On Killing"

Dr. Harvey Schlossberg, father of modern hostage negotiations

Herb Cohen,  Author of "You Can Negotiate Anything"

Dr. Waymon Mullins,  Author of "Hostage Negotiations"

S.A. Howard "Joe" Johnson, U.S. Secret Service- Miilennialism

S.S.A. G. Dwayne Fuselier, F.B.I. - Perspective on Stockholm Syndrome

Art Tate, Former Ohio State Prison Warden- Lucasville Prison Riot

Lt. Mel Blizzard- Palczynaski Hostage/ Barricade incident

Det. Chief Inspector Win Bernard, Essex, England- Terrorism/ Airline Hijacking

Cpl. John Tost, Royal Canadian Mounted Police- Headingly Correction Jail Riots

Staff Sgt. Calgary Police (Retired) Gary McDougall

Sgt. Henry Drucker, Los Angeles  County Sheriffs Department




Columbus Division of Police

120 Marconi Blvd.

Columbus, Ohio 43215-009

Sgt. Mark Cartwright (614) 419-0683

Sgt. Rich Weiner (614) 645-4100

"Time is on our side"



-Three days of instruction

-Conference materials


-Continental breakfasts, afternoon snacks, and lunch