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 20, 2015
End Date
April 23, 2015
Chicago Marriott Naperville
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. We are still negotiating room rates and what will be included but we have little doubt that we can come to an agreement that will work for everyone. Check back for more details on this venue and what you can expect next April!

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

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

Thank you! June 2, 2014

Now that the dust has settled on the 2014 conference and national meeting we want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped, contributed, and attended for making this the most successful to date. It takes an incredible amount of people to put on an event like this and so fro ... read more

Bylaws/Annual Meeting Date April 14, 2014

The following changes to the associations bylaws will be presented at this years (2014) annual meeting on Friday, April 25th, immediately following the completion of the conference:

Notice of Bylaw Amendment
Proposal to amend Article VIII, by striking out, in its entirety, Secti ... read more

DHS announces Grant Guidance for Fiscal Year 2014 Preparedness Grants March 20, 2014

WASHINGTON—DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson today announced the release of FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcements for six DHS preparedness grant programs totaling over $1.6 billion. The homeland security grants assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments and nonp ... read more

2014 ICNA Annual Meeting April 14, 2014

This year ICNA will be holding the annual meeting for all members immediately following the last presentation on Friday, April 25th, 2014. We hold these meetings to allow you, the membership, to voice your thoughts and opinions on the direction of this growing association. This ... read more

2014 ICNA Conference & Training Seminar Registration Now Open November 18, 2013

Registration to attend the 2014 ICNA Conference & Training Seminar is Now Open.

For complete conference details, please download/view the the attached registration form. ... read more

In Memory of Det. Dominick J. Misino (ret.) NYPD November 7, 2013

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Dominick J. Misino.

As a detective serving as the primary negotiator of the NYPD’s world renowned Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT), Dominick and his team had responded to and successfully resolved over 200 incidents withou ... read more


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

Associate Board Member Openings... May 5, 2013

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

2013 Conference Wrap Up May 1, 2013

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

Gary McDougal on National Canadian News Broadcast Providing Commentary Regarding the Alabama Hostage Standoff February 2, 2013

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

How to Resize and Upload an Image to Your September 15, 2012

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

Cops Raid Illinois Home Where Teen Was Held Captive for Three Years August 25, 2012

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

BroMenn conducts hostage negotiation drills July 18, 2012

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

Barricade Situation Near Antioch Ends Safely June 9, 2012

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

1st Annual ICNA Golf Tournament May 4, 2012

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

2012 ICNA Conference Itinerary March 6, 2012

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

2012 Scenario Training February 15, 2012

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 ... 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

Executive Board Elections January 24, 2012

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

2012 CONFERENCE March 6, 2012

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

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

ICNA Executive Board Attends National Meeting October 18, 2011

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


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