Illinois Crisis Negotiators Association

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.

2015 ICNA Conference
Start Date
April 21, 2015
End Date
April 24, 2015
Chicago Marriott Naperville
$280 (early registration cost is $230 if recieved before March 20, 2015)
Registration Deadline
April 7, 2015
We are happy to announce the 2015 ICNA Conference will be held at the Chicago Marriott Naperville located at 1801 N. Naper Blvd in Naperville. The Marriott staff is excited to welcome us back and we are thrilled to work with them to make our event successful. Room rates for the 2015 conference are $96 which includes a breakfast sandwich. We will use the same format as last year having scenario training (limited to the first 50 registrants) on Tuesday, April 21st and the conference will begin Wednesday, April 22nd and run through the 24th.

You will notice that we are offering an "early payment" discount for those that are able. We appreciate those that pay prior to the conference therefore we have secured this discounted price as an incentive. We hope you take advantage of it!

We are now working with Paypal to make the registration process easier for those that want to pay online. If you wish to pay online, to make the process easier, we ask that you fill out the requested fields (Attendees name and email) so that we know who it is you are registering. For those that want to register multiple people, unfortunately you must do them one at a time so we can get the proper information (shirt size and attendees name/email) and maintain accurate records of who is coming. Hopefully this will be an easier option for some and we look forward to any feedback regarding this process.

If you have any questions, comments, or need additional information Contact Us.

Conference Registration
Scenario session preference
T-shirt size (included with registration)
Attendees name & department
Attendees email


Scenario Schedule April 15, 2015

For those participating in the 2015 Scenario Training on Tuesday, April 21st, the schedule is as follows:

Morning session
Orientation - 8:00 am (when you get off of the elevators go can't miss us)
Practical exercises - 8:30 am - 12:00 noon

Afternoon session
Orientati ... read more

Scenario Training Closed March 30, 2015

The scenario training for the 2015 Conference is now full. If you have submitted a registration over the last week that included the training please read your invoice closely to see whether or not you are signed up. We apologize for any inconvenience but we received a large amo ... read more

2015 ICNA Conference Itinerary February 28, 2015

All presentations and events have been finalized for the 2015 Conference! We are excited by the line-up and believe the education and training received will be second to none.

Feel free to download and print the attached itinerary.

Hope to see you soon! ... read more

2015 Feature Presentation September 25, 2014

We have been in converstation with Dr. Kevin Reeder from the VA Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas regarding a presentation he gives on PTSD. Dr. Reeder is well known for the work that he does with veterans and those suffering with PTSD and we are very excited to have him come an ... read more

2015 ICNA Conference August 27, 2014

The dates and location are set for the 2015 Conference and we have never been more excited to work with a group as we are the staff at the Chicago Marriott Naperville. The staff is already working to adjust certain elements to help make your experience better. I know those who ... read more

Board Positions Available July 26, 2014

We are currently seeking individuals who would be interested in getting involved with ICNA in some capacity. We have openings for both "Associate Members" and regular "Board Members" and would love to hear from you if you have a desire to serve.

We have a very strong, fun gro ... read more

Question & Answer section February 8, 2012

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

Online Version of the Hostage Barricade Database System (HOBAS) January 21, 2012

By SSA John Flood, Crisis Negotiation Unit
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Fellow Negotiators,

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


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