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Calm Down
06-15-2011, 8:15 PM
I have an interview in three weeks. I will be reviewing my agency's general orders, policies & procedures and talking to current and former members. Do any of you men/ women have any suggestions ; web sites, books or other resources?

FLIGHT762
06-15-2011, 8:32 PM
I think talking to former HNT members is your best bet. If selected, you will go to a POST certified HNT school. HNT are people who can talk to people, who can remain calm during crisis and keep an open mind in resolving a crisis situation to a peaceful end.

If you are someone who can talk to people, you should have no problem.

Good luck to you.

Jonathan Doe
06-15-2011, 8:37 PM
Maybe you can watch the movie "Negotiator" and learn some. :)

glock_this
06-15-2011, 8:40 PM
Boy, does not instill much confidence as a negotiator if your asking for help already. Wouldn't your job, and part of the job, is making shizz up on the fly & rolling with the punches :)

Falconis
06-15-2011, 8:42 PM
Hey when the stakes are non existent, I would be more worried about the guy never asking for help or advice :)

glock_this
06-15-2011, 8:49 PM
But as a negotiator, the stakes are always for real... so IMHO a person that is a negotiator has that internal compass and is able to make snap decisions and work with the situation and does not need to ask for help as they do not have time to ask around on what to do next.

at least, this is what the movies taught me and Kevin Spacey made me believe. So I believe it.

Spanky8601
06-15-2011, 9:21 PM
at least, this is what the movies taught me and Kevin Spacey made me believe. So I believe it.

Well there you go, if it was in a movie it must work that way in real life. :confused:

Falconis
06-15-2011, 9:22 PM
just watch it to refresh your memory?

glock_this
06-15-2011, 9:24 PM
Well there you go, if it was in a movie it must work that way in real life. :confused:


Please tell me you didn't actually believe that part of my comment was for real.. right? Please.

Falconis
06-15-2011, 10:07 PM
we all did ..... /whistles how could you not be kidding

Notorious
06-16-2011, 3:18 AM
If it's on the interweb it must be real!!!

1911su16b870
06-16-2011, 9:27 PM
Good luck to you Sir! Hope you get the spot and talk people out of stoopid! :D

center_x
06-19-2011, 1:03 PM
Good luck with your interview. I wish I could help.

Just remember one thing, get the susp to the window and the ss will take care of the rest ;-)

ironcross
06-19-2011, 3:38 PM
Take a course on human psychology?

Samuelx
06-19-2011, 4:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpsYJrGb_yI

swat
06-19-2011, 4:11 PM
This book is a pretty good read on the topic:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0849314410