In recognition the significant role that Hostage Negotiators play in the tactical environment, the MTOA recently voted to allow officers who hold the special certification to join our ranks. Lt. Mark Little with the Southaven Police Department has been appointed to direct this branch of MTOA. He can be reached at 662-393-8652. If you have questions about basic or advanced training, or starting a unit at your department, contact Lt. Little. For full-time law enforcement officers interested in becoming certified negotiators, the FBI sponsors training in Mississippi and surrounding states several times a year. Contact the FBI Jackson Field Office at 601-948-5000 for information on upcoming classes.
If you are a certified Hostage Negotiator and would like to join our organization and take part in our training events, complete a new membership application and forward it to the secretary/treasurer.