Onsite Training

Surviving Crisis Situations
Presenter: Joseph J. Marchese

Community supervision of probationers requires officers to work with them in the office, in the field and sometimes in correctional facilities. Some of these probationers have the potential for dangerous behaviors, which can jeopardize the safety of officers. Among the risks posed by offenders is being involved in a lethal violence incident or being taken hostage. This workshop is designed to provide participants with information and techniques that can be used to help identify potential crisis situations and employ corresponding survival techniques.

This training will provide community corrections personnel with information concerning crisis survival techniques that will enable them to act appropriately should they encounter a crisis situation in their office, field or in a correctional facility. This training is geared towards: Probation Officers, Support Staff, Supervisors, Administrators and Trainers.

At the completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • List the types of crisis situations that are likely to be encountered by community corrections personnel
  • Discuss how crisis can be prevented
  • Describe the 4 Preliminary (Tactical) Responses to crisis Incidents
  • Explain the 7 Principles of Hostage Negotiations
  • Describe the primary concern of most hostages
  • Define Terms: Transference, Closure, Situational Psychosis, Stockholm Syndrome, & Humanization
  • Explain how to prepare for a crisis situation
  • List Survival Techniques (“do s and don’t s”)
  • Determine how to access your survivability efforts
About the Presenter
Joseph J. Marchese
J.J. Marchese & Associates
6 Jessica Court
Latham, NY 12110

( 4 hours )

To request site-specific training, email Diane Kincaid or call APPA at (859)244-8196.

This Onsite Training falls under the following category:
Officer Safety