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September 4th, 5th & 6th, 2024 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton


                                           Tuesday, September 3, 2024

  • 4:00pm to 7:00pm - Early Registration


                                           Wednesday, September 4, 2024


  • 7:00am to 8:30am - Registration / Continental Breakfast (Provided)

  • 8:30am to 9:00am - Opening Ceremonies                


  • 9:00am to 9:15am - Break

  • 9:15am to 11:15am - Negotiation with Armed Man in Cruiser - Case Study

                                         Columbus Division of Police - Sergeant Rich Weiner ​​

  • 11:15am to 12:15pm - Lunch (Provided)

  • 12:15pm to 2:15pm -  From Good to Great - Innovative Best Practices for Crisis Negotiations

                                           Wichita Kansas Police Department - Sgt. Dan Oblinger (Retired)​


  • ​2:15pm to 2:30pm – Break


  • 2:30pm to 4:30pm - ​Orange County Jail Barricade with Hostages - Case Study

                                        Orange County Sheriff's Office - Corporal Jeffery James-Potts​


Thursday, September 5, 2024


  • 7:00am to 8:00am - Continental Breakfast (Provided)


  • 8:00am to 10:00am – Fort Belvoir Army Base Barricade - Case Study

                                          FBI - Washington Crisis Negotiation Team - SSA Christina Hawkins​


  • 10:00am to 10:15am - Break


  • 10:15am to 12:15pm - Observing Rapport Based Interpersonal Technique (ORBIT) Model

                                            Greater Manchester Police (UK) Inspectors John Ormerod & Craig Morgan​​​


  • 12:15pm to 1:15pm - Lunch (Provided)


  • 1:15pm to 3:15pm -  Celebrity Vegan Chef - Christmas Day Barricade - Case Study

                                         Phoenix Arizona Police - Officer Ben Morris​


Friday, September 6, 2024


  • 7:00am to 8:00am – Full Breakfast (Provided)


  • 8:00am to 10:00am - Negotiating with the LGBTQ Community

                                          Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office - Sergeant Harry Drucker (Retired)​


  • 10:00am to 10:30am – Hotel Checkout Break


  • 10:30am to 12:30pm - Bank Robbery Barricade - Case Study

                                            Columbus Division of Police - Sergeant Joe Albert & Detective Adam Federer​


  • 12:30pm  -  Grand Prize Raffle Drawings


Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Dr, Columbus, OH 43219
(614) 414-5000


Developed in 2000, the prestigious 345-key Hilton Columbus at Easton is a 7-story, AAA 4-diamond luxury hotel and 39,000 SF conference center located ten minutes from downtown Columbus, The Ohio State University and busy John Glenn International Airport (CMH). As one of Central Ohio’s leading hotels which boasts a reputation for top quality service, accommodations, fine dining, wedding and event management, the Hilton Columbus at Easton is a favored hotel among business and leisure travelers, discerning locals and groups alike. (Text Source: / Image Source:


Columbus Police Negotiator Team Leaders

Sergeant Rich Weiner
Team Leader
Officer Deann Trionfante
Asst. Team Leader
Sergeant Jennifer Mancini
Asst. Team Leader



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