On behalf of all the members of the Illinois Crisis Negotiators Association (ICNA), I want to welcome you to our website. In June of 1999 our association was formed by a handful of law enforcement officers representing local, county, state, and federal agencies determined to encourage and provide education, interaction, and networking between Crisis Negotiators in the State of Illinois.
Over the past decade our association has grown to include over 450 members from law enforcement, correctional, mental health, and criminal justice professionals dedicated to the safe and successful resolution when responding to a variety of crisis incidents.
ICNA congratulates Maria Soutar with the Illinois Department of Corrections - Vandalia Correctional Center, who was the winner of our first "Full Ride Raffle" to the 2014 Conference in Naperville, IL. Thank you all for participating in the raffle and we look forward to seeing yo ... read more
The ICNA executive board is seeking individuals who would be interested in an associate board member position. This entry level board position helps you get your foot in the door and a taste of what it's like behind the scenes of this growing organization.
If you would like mo ... read more
On behalf of the entire ICNA Board of Directors I want to thank everyone who attended this years conference and scenario training. We are thrilled to announce we had the highest attendence in our 14 year history and couldn't have been happier with the quality of speakers and pre ... read more
Click on the link below to watch one of the ICNA's favorite guest speaker's Gary McDougal providing commentary on the Canadian national news regarding the Alabama Hostage Standoff. ... read more
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 fi ... read more
In a dramatic nighttime raid, police stormed the Illinois home of a man accused of holding a teenager captive for three years, raping her, and impregnating her, law enforcement officials said.
Washington Park police, assisted by SWAT teams from neighboring counties stormed the h ... read more
NORMAL — Advocate BroMenn Medical Center hasn’t had to deal with a shooter who has taken hostages but wants to be prepared.
BroMenn’s public safety and emergency management staff and Normal Police Department’s hostage negotiation team and emergency response unit particip ... read more
A seven-hour long barricade situation involving a suicidal man came to a safe resolution in unincorporated Lake County near Antioch Friday night.
The 26-year-old man had barricaded himself inside his house following an argument with a family member on the 26000 block of Windsor ... read more
When: Friday, June 22nd
Where: George W. Dunne National Golf Course, Oak Forest, IL
Price: $100 per individual/$400 per team
Details: This is a four man golf scramble to benefit the Illinois Crisis Negotiators Association which provides annual training and seminars for negot ... read more
The 2012 ICNA Conference is coming up and with a stellar line-up from open to close. Take a look at the attached itinerary and we hope to see you in Lombard. ... read more
As of February15th, all 50 slots for scenario training are booked. If you are interested in volunteering for the scenario training please contact us by email either directly or at email@example.com. ... read more
ICNA has a new feature on this site that allows members the opportunity to post questions for other members to view and respond to.
The ICNA board also uses this section to post questions for feedback that will help make future conferences more successful.
Check out the "Qu ... read more
ICNA will be holding elections for the positions of President and Treasurer at the 2012 conference. Any active member interested in holding either board position should contact a board member prior to the election and make their candidacy known.
In addition, there are several ... read more
The 2012 ICNA Conference and Training Seminar is coming up fast. We encourage everyone to begin registering for the conference and also the scenario training. This years scenario training will take place at the Homeland Security Facility at the College of Dupage and will offer ... read more
HOBAS - ONLINE
By SSA John Flood, Crisis Negotiation Unit
Federal Bureau of Investigation
The online version of the Hostage Barricade Database System (HOBAS) is now available online. You can access it via the Law Enforcement Negotiation Support (LENS ... read more
Executive board members recently attended the Michigan Association of Hostage Negotiators annual conference as well as the National Council of Negotiators' Association meeting held at the beautiful Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City, Michigan
Board members from associ ... read more