News & Announcements

News & Announcements Listing:

Basic School in December 2023

October 16, 2023

NYHAN and the NYSP will be hosting a Hostage Negotiator School December 18 to 22, 2023 at Troop E Barracks in Farmington NY.  Please find the link below to register.  There is no charge.   The class is limited to 28 attendees.  


Sam Farina 

NYAHN President


16th Annual Conference Announced for May 24 to 26, 2023 in Rochester, NY

December 27, 2022

NYAHN in cooperation with the NYSP, Rochester Police Department and Monroe County Sheriff's Office are pleased to provide their 16th Annual Hostage Negotiation Training Conference in Rochester, New York at the Hyatt Hotel Downtown Rochester, Rochester, NY from May 24 to 26, 2023. The conference will provide the negotiator with real world case studies from NYC, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Florida, and Canada. The training is limited to 200 attendees. T...

6th Annual NYPD and NYAHN Negotiator Seminar

August 12, 2022

We are prooud to partner again with NYPD HNT with providing an annual seminar on negotiations.  Please find registration information at our Training Calendar tab to register. 

NYAHN 15th Annual Conference

January 8, 2020

Registration is now open for our 15th Annual Conference in Buffalo, New York.  See the Training Tab or Annual Conference for details.  

NYPD and NYAHN Annual Negotiator Seminar

November 1, 2019

This training seminar will be held from Wednesday, December 4 to Friday, December 6, 2019 in Queens, NYC.


This 4th Annual Seminar will provide the attendee with up-to-date terrorism related information as it relates to recent world events and hostage negotiations. The NYPD will be host to an incredible cadre of world-renowned speakers that will offer invaluable insights into hostage negotiations. The seminar is being held at the new NYPD Polic...

FBI's Crisis Negotiator Course

March 3, 2017

The Crisis Negotiation Team of the Buffalo Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is hosting a “40 Hour Basic FBI Crisis Negotiator Course” from

Monday, May 8, 2017 - Friday, May 12, 2017.  This training will take place at the Monroe Community College, Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY; Room 117B.  Classes will begin each day at 8:30 AM and end at approximately 5:00 PM.  Please plan to ...

CCII & NYAHN Negotiator Seminar - Niagara Falls, Canada - Nov 14-16, 2016

August 11, 2016

CCII is excited to join efforts this year with the New York Association of Hostage Negotiators (NYAHN) for the Fall Seminar held in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This year’s theme is “Sharing Resources”. With the number of critical incident calls relating to hostage, barricaded, suicidal and mental illness becoming more protracted, significant pressure has been placed on the Incident Commander to reach out to neighbouring police services to assist in the lengthy and complex calls....

11th Annual Negotiator Conference Rochester, NY May 18-20, 2016

January 22, 2016

The Hostage Negotiator Conference returns to Rochester NY from May 18 - 20, 2016.  Presenters will be experts in the field from all over the United States.  Please register early, as space is limited.  See the training tab for more information. 

Negotiator Seminar - Niagara Falls, Canada

January 10, 2016

The New York Association of Hostage Negotiators and the Canadian Critical Incident Inc. are excited to present a one day seminar Tuesday March1, 2016 located at DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton, 6039...

Upcoming Crisis Negotiation Events for US

May 27, 2014

2014 Upcoming Events for Hostage Negotiation Training/Seminars.

Missouri Association of Crisis Negotiators Annual Training Conference (Aug. 5-7)

Washington State ...

DHS Announces Grant Guidance for Fiscal Year 2014 Preparedness Grants

March 19, 2014

WASHINGTON—DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson today announced the release of FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcements for six DHS preparedness grant programs totaling over $1.6 billion. The homeland security grants assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments and nonprofit organizations, as well as the private sector to strengthen our nation’s ability to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergen...

March Crisis Negotiation Newsletter

March 17, 2014


The March Newsletter for Crisis Negotiators can be located on the above link. 

Texas Announces Hostage Team Competition - 24th Annual Seminar

November 14, 2013









In Memory of Det. Dominick J. Misino (ret.) NYPD

November 7, 2013

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dominick J. Misino.

As a detective serving as the primary negotiator of the NYPD’s world renowned Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), Dominick and his team had responded to and successfully resolved over 200 incidents without losing a single life.

One of the most notable incidents in which Dominick had responded and successfully negotiated was the hijacking of Lufthanasa Flight 592.  In February of 1993, a r...

The New Yorker Magazine

October 15, 2013

The October 21, 2013 edition of the New Yorker Magazine showcased an article about Hostage Negotiations and the current crisis with the Federal Government shutdown.  NYAHN was asked to provide a comment regarding the government stalemate and a nexus with hostage negotiations.  The article presented NYAHN in a very professional light and we received national attention. 


National Council of Negotiator Associations 2013 Annual Meeting

October 11, 2013

During the recent South Carolina Association of Hostage Negotiator Conference, the National Council of Negotiator Associations conducted their annual meeting.  NCNA represents 18 State Associations throughout the United States and includes representatives from the FBI.  NYAHN President Farina was at the annual meeting and provided an overview of the state of the NYAHN Association.  In addition, NCNA voted and accepted the incorporation of training guidelines for Basic Hostage N...

NYAHN President Speaks Before California Hostage Association

September 27, 2013

On September  27, 2013, NYAHN President Sam Farina and Former Hostage Negotiator Glenn Grana (retired from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office) presented a case study before 600 attendees at the Annual Training Conference for California Association of Hostage Negotiators.  The CAHN membership were great hosts and many new contacts were made for future training topics to be scheduled at the upcoming NYAHN Annual Confeence in Verona, New York. 

Hamilton, ON Canada News Story: Man Negotiates For His Stolen Cell Phone

September 26, 2013

A Hamilton man ended up in a hostage negotiation Tuesday — but the hostage was his cell phone.

Around 12:50 p.m., a man was walking and talking on his cell phone on Dunsmure Avenue in the east end when a man came up from behind him and grabbed his phone. The suspect then ran off, police say.

Two people saw what happened, and ran off after him along with the victim. The suspect ran into an alleyway just east of Spadina Avenue — dropping his own p...


September 10, 2013

With the assistance of ETGI, NYAHN has a new look and new website.  This will promise to be a more interactive forum for discussion, information, training announcements and annual conference registration.  Please take the time to navigate our website and use it as a tool to network with your fellow negotiators in NY, NJ, Canada and around the country.

NYC Celebrates 40 Year Milestone of Hostage Negotiations

December 7, 2020

On April 8, 2013, the NYPD held their 40th Anniversary ceremony in Brooklyn, NY to honor the Hostage Negotiation Team.  In attendance was Dr. Harvey Schlossberg and Captain Frank Bolz as well as the past commanders from the NYPD HNT.  About 300 former and current neogitations from all over the country attended to hear the NYPD Police Commission praise the history of the HNT and their daily  accomplishments. 

Congratulations to Lt. Cambria and the...