15th Annual Crisis Negotiations Conference

Scottsdale, AZ

Nov. 9-12, 2015

We are thrilled to return to beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona for our 15th Annual Crisis Negotiations Conference! The Chapparal Suites will once again provide a spectacular host site for our seminars and lodging. Scottsdale Police Department will graciously host this event which draws attendees from around the United States and Canada. We expect an excellent line-up of speakers again this year, making us one of the premier events for crisis negotiators to attend!

Keynote Speaker:  Lt Jack Cambria, NYPD

Lessons Learned: Review of HNT Case Studies

Lt. Jack Cambria



Jack Cambria is a member of the New York City Police Department who has contributed 33 years of exemplary service. He has served for 16 years in the Emergency Service Unit (ESU) serving in the ranks of police officer, sergeant and lieutenant.  He has extensive experience and certifications in all facets of these operations, and is a New York State-certified police instructor.

Cambria holds numerous awards for bravery and dedicated service. He has responded to and served on many high profile assignments such as both World Trade Center disasters, plane crashes, and a variety of hostage and barricade situations, particularly violent and suicidal individuals. He also served as the Rescue Team Manager of the FEMA-Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.

Because of his solid foundation of achievements, Cambria was assigned to his current position commanding the agency’s elite Hostage Negotiation Team. His current duties consist of coordinating the efforts of over 100 negotiators, who respond throughout New York City to all hostage and barricaded related assignments. He is responsible for the training and certification of all new negotiators and refresher training of all current members of the team. Cambria has conducted in-service training for many international, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. He also conducts annual training for the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

In 2006, he and some select members of his team were dispatched to the U.S. Military Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to conduct hostage negotiation training for members of the United States Joint Task Force. He additionally serves as a technical consultant in the entertainment industry, where he has advised on major motion pictures including “The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3,” “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” ‘The Amazing Spiderman II” and television including “Life on Mars,” “Unforgettable,” “Blue Bloods” and “Mysteries of Laura.”

Cambria was recently asked to postpone his pending retirement by the Deputy Commissioner of Training to assist in the development of a training curriculum for members of the Department in communication strategies. He has authored several scholarly articles on negotiations and has achieved his masters degree in criminal justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he is also serves as an adjunct professor.



Presentation Overview

 This presentation will demonstrate what can happen when basic active listening skills are not implemented.