All posts tagged: hostage negotiations

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Shattered Lives: Sandy Hein and Crime Intervention

  Shattered Lives Radio proudly welcomes Sandy Hein back to the show. With so much high-profile sexual assault and murder crimes coming out of Virginia recently we will talk about the possibilities of how these crimes could have been prevented. Sandra Hein is a respected hostage negotiator and trainer in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with many years of experience in managing hostage-barricades and training new negotiators. She served as a detective with the Alexandria Police Department in Alexandria, Virginia before retiring in 2012. Sandy is a 23-year law enforcement veteran who was assigned to the Hostage Negotiations Team for ten years.  Sandy was a certified Instructor with the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) for the Commonwealth of Virginia and served on the training faculty of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA).  She has trained law enforcement officers and allied professionals in the areas of sexual violence, SART response, crisis intervention, hostage negotiation, and police investigative procedures. Detective Hein served on the Treatment and Intervention Committee for Governor Kaine’s State Commission on …

Shattered Lives: The Many Victims of Hostage Situations

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio All across the country law enforcement agencies are called during hostage situations, whether hostages being held for demands, political purposes, or more commonly relationship disputes. None of the described situations tend to end well. Either the perpetrators or the hostages are harmed, physically, mentally and emotionally. But what about the ripple effect these situations have on not only the immediate victims and family, but the law enforcement and other personal, as well as those who put endless hours negotiating for a safe resolution? Shattered Lives Radio welcomes hostage negotiators, Derek Gaunt and Sandy Hein. They will talk about a real life case from Alexandria, Virginia, the set up of the circumstances, how terms were negotiated, and the outcome. Listeners will be taken inside to what goes on during a hostage situation and how if affects so many. Derek Gaunt will give listeners an inside look into hostage negotiations and how he and other professionals from The Black Swan Group in Washington, DC have been successful in navigating through difficult circumstances. Listeners will learn valuable information …

Shattered Lives: Derek Gaunt Hostage Negotiator

SHATTERED LIVES with Donna R. Gore, “LadyJustice” Examining the effects of those who have survived violent crime and how it has impacted their lives. Real people, real tragedy, real help. Saturdays at 5pm ET Listen LIVE:  CLICK HERE What should you do if you find yourself held hostage by someone who is a dangerous threat? The headlines and alerts sound off whenever there is a hostage situation and the danger level rises for, not only those held hostage, but for those who desperately try to end the situation with the least amount of damage. Negotiating with someone who is holding another hostage with the threat of violence or death can not be taken lightly and commands the presence of professional negotiators to keep the situation at such a level that the threat to lives lost is minimized and the outcome is as positive as possible. Derek Gaunt will give listeners an inside look into hostage negotiations and how he and other professionals from The Black Swan Group in Washington, DC have been successful in navigating through difficult circumstances. …