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Monday, January 7th, 2013

23rd annual hostage negotiation meet this week

Andrew Brown, chief inspector of Scotland Yard, will present a seminar on maritime negotiations, highlighting the 23rd annual Hostage Negotiation Training and Competition being put on this week by Texas State's Department of Criminal Justice.

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Texas State hosts hostage negotiation training, competition

The Department of Criminal Justice at Texas State will host more than 200 officers representing law enforcement agencies from across Texas, the United States and Thailand during the annual hostage negotiation training and competition Jan. 11-13.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Texas State to hold hostage negotiation competition

Texas State will hold its annual hostage negotiation training and competition this week. Two dozen teams from across the United States (along with a team from Thailand) will compete. Among them will be teams from Hays, Comal,...

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Texas State to hold hostage crisis training

About 250 officers from law enforcement agencies across Texas, the United States and Canada will converge on Texas State Jan. 12-14 for the Department of Criminal Justice's annual hostage negotiation training and competition.

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

San Marcos police honor heroic officers, civilians

Officer Candace Brinkkoeter was awarded a Police Medal of Honor for pulling a semi-conscious man from a burning vehicle in March last year. She was among honorees at a San Marcos Police Department ceremony this month.

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

San Marcos Police honor top cops

San Marcos Police Department (SMPD) Officer Candice Brinkkoeter won the Police Medal of Honor at an awards ceremony earlier this month. Brinkkoeter crawled into a burning vehicle in April 2008 and pulled a man to safety. Immediately...

Monday, January 12th, 2009

Texas State to hold hostage negotiation competition

Nearly 300 law enforcement officers from across the country are coming to Texas State this week for instruction and competition in the delicate matter of hostage negotiation.

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