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Scholarship Fund

February 7, 2017

February 7, 2017 Dear LACN Members: Due to the gun raffle that was held during the LACN 2016 Conference, and because of your generosity we are able to award five LACN Conference Registration Scholarships for the March 15-17, 2017 Conference. We know that several agencies have had budget restrictions put in place this year, and unfortunately, those restrictions often hit the training budget the hardest. In order to apply to receive a scholarship, we are asking that you please email a lette...

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2017 Annual Conference

January 26, 2017

The dates and registration form are up for this years conference. Please visit link below for all information.

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40 Hour Basic May 2017

December 19, 2016

40 Hour Basic Negotiator Course has been added to the training calendar. If you are interested in attending this course please download the attached document.

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LACN Website's New "Fallen Officer Memorial Page"

August 4, 2016

The LACN with assistance from our friends at Enforcement Technology Group, Inc. (ETGI) is pleased to introduce our website’s new “Fallen Officer Memorial Page." The “Fallen Officer Memorial Page” was developed to pay a lasting tribute to honor the lives of officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. In addition to providing photos and details about these remarkable individuals, “Fallen Officer Memorial Page” visitors may also leave an enduring message to thes...

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40 Hour Basic Course 12/05/2016

July 6, 2016

Basic Crisis Negotiation Course 12/05/2016

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2015 Conference Agenda

January 21, 2015

Here is the agenda for the 2015 Annual Conference.

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DHS Announces Grant Guidance for Fiscal Year 2014 Preparedness Grants

March 20, 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 emergencies in sup...

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LACN 2014 Conference Agenda

March 18, 2014

Here is the agenda for the 2014 Conference.

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16th Annual LACN Training Conference

December 16, 2013

The dates for the 2014 Conference are April the 9th-11th, 2014. You can visit the Annual Conference page on the website for further information.

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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 regularly scheduled passenger fli...

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A.L.I.C.E. Training at St Martin Parish

March 27, 2013

Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evaluate. This is a 2 day instructor course. Click the link for flyer.

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40 Hour Basic Class

March 22, 2013

Basic Hostage/Crisis Negotiations Training Course (40 hour course) Date: June 10-14, 2013 (Registration Deadline June 03, 2013 Time: 9:00 A.M. To 4:30 P.M. (June 10, 2013 only) Location : Louisiana State Police Training Academy 7901 Independence Boulevard, Baron Rouge, LA 70806 Instructors: FBI and LACN Instructors Sponsor: Louisiana Association of Crisis Negotiators/ see WWW.LACN.US Federal Bureau of Investigation Louisiana State Police Information: This course will focus o...

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2013 LACN Conference Agenda

January 28, 2013

This is the agenda for the 2013 LACN Conference at the Hotel Acadiana in Lafayette.

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How to Resize and Upload an Image to Your "Member's Area" Profile

September 15, 2012

It has come to our attention that some association members are experiencing difficulty uploading an image/picture to their "Member's Area" profile. When attempting to upload an image to their "Member's Area" profile, the System responds with an error message stating that "the file that you are attempting to upload exceeds the maximum height or width." This essentially means that the resolution of the image file that you are attempting to upload is too large and in order to upload it you will ne...

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How to Resolve Issue Where "Member's Services" and "My Profile" Options are NOT Being Displayed in Side LACN Navigation Menu After Login

August 28, 2012

It has come to our attention that after logging into the “Member’s Area” of the new LACN website that the “Member Services” and “My Profile” options located on the left side “LACN NAVIGATION” panel are NOT being displayed. We are pleased to inform that we have found and corrected the cause of this display issue. When you login to the LACN website, the “Member Services” and “My Profile” options should be visible on the left side “LACN Navigation” panel (see attache...

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40 years ago today, John Wojtowicz Held Brooklyn Bank Hostage Inspiring Al Pacino Movie 'Dog Day Afternoon' and Giving Birth to NYPD Unit

August 22, 2012

Wojtowicz wanted cash to pay for his boyfriend's sex-change surgery. Former cop Harvey Schlossberg and fellow Finest helped hostages escape unharmed.

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Negotiation Training

August 18, 2012

TRAINING COURSE AVAILABLE FOR ALL CALL TAKERS AND DISPATCHERS COURSE: HOSTAGE NEGOTIATIONS AND TALK TACTICS FOR DISPATCHERS THIS COURSE IS DESIGNED TO INSTRUCT THE CALL TAKER AND DISPATCHER ON TALK TECHNIQUES AND TACTICS FOR CRISIS NEGOTIATIONS DURING BARRICADED SUBJECTS, SUICIDAL SUBJECTS, DOMESTIC RELATED INCIDENTS, ACTIVE SHOOTER,OFFICER DOWN SITUATIONS INVOLVING CRISIS NEGOTIATIONS. THIS COURSE WILL ALSO COVER TOPICS SUCH AS BUT NOT LIMITED TO: 1.INTRODUCTION TO NEGOTIATIONS FOR DISPAT...

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2013 LACN Conference Dates Set

August 10, 2012

The dates for the 2013 Conference have been set. They will be March 4th-7th at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Lafayette. Registration info will be posted as soon as it is available so keep checking back on the website.

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Nicholls State University Police Host Hostage Negotiation Training Exercise on Campus

July 19, 2012

Nicholls State University Police hosted a hostage negotiation training exercise on campus Wednesday, July 11, in conjunction with the Louisiana State Police and the sheriff’s offices of Lafourche and Assumption parishes. Training included scenario-based role-play, much of which was supervised by University Police Sgt. Gary Tullis, who has more than 10 years of training and experience as a hostage negotiator. Pictured from left are Trooper Rodney Hyatt of the Louisiana State Police, Troop C; C...

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Region I Director Announced

July 18, 2012

Reginald Berry with LSU-PD has been selected as the Region I Director, this seat was left vacated when Aaron Hebert from Ascension S.O. retired earlier this year. Congrats to both!!

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