18. 03. 2022
Training on Negotiations Techniques to Release Hostages
“Techniques of negotiation in hostage and crisis situations, has been the focus of a five-day training organized by the EU-funded project LEICA in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). The training took place from 14-18 March 2022. At the training actively participated 17 officers of the State Security Committee (SGB), the Ministry of the Interior (MIA) and the National Guard (NG). Three trainers from France and Poland provided the participants with practical information and techniques on how to conduct negotiations in different scenarios, like barricades in prisons, terrorist hostage/attack, hostage during riots, and negotiations in case of suicide attempts or with mentally disabled people.
The participants were familiarized with a gradual approach and the use of force, when the life of people is threatened by terrorists or other criminals, to avoid anyone ending up injured. They played the role of negotiators and perpetrators in different scenarios learning by doing, followed by a critical assessment of their performance discussed in groups.
The EU Delegation in Tashkent representative expressed their satisfaction with this type of LEICA activities, which allow, while conducting the training, for interaction between law enforcement officers of the European Union Member States and its counterparts in Central Asia, promoting further operational cooperation.
The Project LEICA (Law Enforcement in Central Asia) is funded by the European Union and it is led by the consortium made of French CIVIPOL and Slovak ISEMI, supported by Interpol.”