September 7th, 8th & 9th, 2022 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton


Wednesday, September 7, 2022


  • 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 - Detective Dan Oblinger - Wichita Police Department

​       Case Study - ​

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

  • 12:15pm to 2:15pm -  Dr. Andy Young (Retired)

       Case StudyOfficer Down: Negotiating With a Psychotic​


  • ​2:15pm to 2:30pm – Break


  • 2:30pm to 4:30pm - ​ Special Agent Jeffrey Horner - FBI San Diego

       Case Study - Dumpster Barricade After Shootout with Police​


Thursday, September 8, 2022


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


  • 8:00am to 10:00am – Detective Stu Cole & Detective Mike Shute - Calgary Police Service

       Case Study - Kidnapping for Ransom 


  • 10:00am to 10:15am - Break


  • 10:15am to 12:15pm - Ms. Kit Gruelle - Program Director - Second Bloom of Chatham, Pittsboro, NC

       The Unrecognized Link Between Domestic Violence and Crisis Negotiations​​


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


  • 1:15pm to 3:15pm -  Special Agent Casimer Solana, FBI (Chicago)

       Case Study - Bank Robbery Hostage Negotiation, Chicago


Friday, September 9, 2022


  • 7:00am to 8:00am – Full Breakfast


  • 8:00am to 10:00am - Special Agent J.D. Serrano, FBI (Texas)

       Case Study - Hostage Barricade at Colleyville Texas Synagogue​


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


  • 10:30am to 12:15pm - Special Agent Vic Ciapas (Columbus), Sgt. Rich Weiner Columbus Police

       Case Study - South Champion Barricade Involving U.S. Air Force Veteran​


  • 12:30pm  -  Grand Prize Raffle Drawing



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: https://www.hiltoncolumbus.com / Image Source: https://www.tripadvisor.com)


Columbus Police Negotiator Team Leaders

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




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