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September 6th, 7th & 8th, 2023 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton


Wednesday, September 6, 2023


  • 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 - Harry Drucker - (Retired) Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office - Hacienda Heights barricade - TPI's and texting

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

  • 12:15pm to 2:15pm -  Dr. Andy Young - (Retired) Professor of Psychology and Counseling, Lubbock Christian University - "Negotiate like you'll see them again: A Psychiatric Odyssey"


  • ​2:15pm to 2:30pm – Break


  • 2:30pm to 4:30pm - ​FBI Special Agents Latish Hartsough, Vic Ciapas,  Gabriella Vogt - Negotiation with armed man after attempted breach of FBI Field Office - Cincinnati, Ohio 


Thursday, September 7, 2023


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


  • 8:00am to 10:00am – Master Officer Jared Cohn, Cary (NC) Police Department /  FBI Special Agent Kris Brine - Crisis in Cary - Twenty hour standoff with armed man barricaded with his 11 year old son


  • 10:00am to 10:15am - Break


  • 10:15am to 12:15pm - John Vance - (Retired) Texas Ranger - Protracted Negotiations / Transitions/ Policies and Procedures​​


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


  • 1:15pm to 3:15pm -  Officer John Woosnam & Officer Elliot Castile - Las Vegas Metro Police Department - Twenty-nine hour standoff with hostage


Friday, September 8, 2023


  • 7:00am to 8:00am – Full Breakfast


  • 8:00am to 10:00am - Sergeant Michael Clyde - Iowa State Patrol - Roadside / Rural Negotiations


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


  • 10:30am to 12:15pm - Lieutenant Michael Anderson & Detective Christina La Fleur - Waukesha County Sheriff's Office / I-94 Standoff 


  • 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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