Derek Gaunt

Derek Gaunt
Derek Gaunt is a seasoned negotiator and leader. With 23 years of experience, Derek has commanded and trained police department hostage negotiation teams. Derek handles for law enforcement, military and security training.
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It Is Not A Game

In 2005, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the FBI’s National Crisis Negotiations Course (NCNC) at Quantico. When the course is offered, the Bureau extends such invitations to local negotiators to share real-world experiences and to act as mentors to field agents embarking on their careers as negotiators.

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Negotiators and Operators: One Team – One Goal

There was a time when you could ask a tactical operator what his impression of a negotiator was and he would reply with names like, Mouth Marines, Tree Huggers or the Kumbaya Crowd adding, with a certain amount of disdain, “all they want to do is talk”. If you were to ask a negotiator the same question, you could hear things like Knuckle Dragger, Gorilla or just plain dumb; all they want to do is...

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