September 8th, 9th & 10th, 2021 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton


Wednesday, September 8


  • 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, Lt. Christian Cory - Wichita Police Department   

       Case Study -Gang Member / Hostage Standoff​​

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

  • 12:15pm to 2:15pm -  Jan Dubina (Retired), Officer Ben Wetzel Phoenix Police

       Courtroom Testimony for Negotiators


  • ​2:15pm to 2:30pm – Break


  • 2:30pm to 4:30pm - ​ Sergeant Lee Hickinbotham, Santa Clara Sheriff's Office &

       Officer Michael Porter, San Jose Police Department

       Case Study - San Jose, California - UPS Driver Taken Hostage


Thursday, September 9


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


  • 8:00am to 10:00am – Ranger, John Vance, Texas Department of Public Safety

       Phones, Drones and Technology in Negotiations - 


  • 10:00am to 10:15am - Break


  • 10:15am to 12:15pm - Dr. Shannon Meyer – Operational Stress


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


  • 1:15pm to 3:15pm - Detective Erik Guzman

      Wichita Police Case Study - "Lost in Translation" Spanish Negotiation with Shooter


Friday, September 10


  • 7:00am to 8:00am – Full Breakfast


  • 8:00am to 10:00am - Tim Hunter Sacramento Police (Retired)

       Sacramento to San Mateo Kidnap Hostage Event


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


  • 10:30am to 12:15pm - Detectives Mike Shute & Stu Cole, Calgary Police 

       Kidnapping Case Study


  • 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
Detective Terry Kelley
Asst. Team Leader




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