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This event is bringing together law enforcement crisis negotiators from across Ontario and beyond to learn, train, and network in a professional, welcoming setting. Learn from national and local speakers on incidents, debriefs, and skills refreshers during the two-day conference.

The conference is taking place at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario.

To qualify to attend, you must either be:

1) a member of law enforcement (including corrections) currently on a negotiation team or aspiring to be on a team, or

2) a mental health professional currently supporting a law enforcement crisis negotiation team.


If you are not sure if you qualify or have a question, contact:


Sunday, November 5 


Reception, downtown Oshawa


Day 1: Monday, November 6 



0800hrs: Doors open (registration)

0830hrs: Welcoming

Keynote Speaker: The Arlington Heights Negotiation Debriefing

Scott Tillema

Partner, The Negotiations Collective

Lieutenant, Schaumburg, IL, PD (retired)


Crisis Negotiator Resilience  

Judith P. Andersen

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga

Affiliated Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

"Jumper" Incident at Buffalo (NY) City Hall Building

Detective Adam Stephany 

Homicide Detective

Buffalo Police Department


Reception, downtown Oshawa


Day 2: Tuesday, November 7 


0800hrs: Doors open (registration)

A Hostage Negotiator's Journey: An Inspirational Life Story

Shane Rogers

NYPD Detective and Hostage Negotiator (ret.)

Correctional Facility Hostage-Taking Incident


Crisis Negotiator Skills Practice  

31-Hour Hostage-Taking Incident Debrief (Rochester, NY)

Sam Farina

Chief (ret.), NYAHN President and Retired Chief

Daniel Greene

Undersheriff (ret.), Monroe County Sheriff’s Office - Rochester, NY

The recommended hotel for the conference is the Holiday Inn located in the heart of Oshawa.

Book your stay here.

This conference is supported by:

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