Terrorism & Hostage-taking

A great honour to attend the Police Academy, Vienna, Austria to advise police negotiators and SWAT tacticians from across 14 European countries on many of the challenges, dynamics, and tactics in responding to hostage-taking perpetrated by terrorists.
Terrorism & Hostage-taking

Delivering two keynote speeches, I focussed on the tactics used by the Afghan Taliban in the kidnap for ransom business and on the lessons learned from the Lindt Café Siege, Australia where, consistent with the current threat, police were faced with a lone terrorist – Islamist extremist radicalised online taking staff and customers hostage inside a city centre café.

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Andrew B Brown -About Me

Very calm in a crisis; a good listener; intelligent & knowledgeable; tactically aware and caring, I take highly emotionally charged situations, bring a focus and calmness that facilitates negotiations to deliver workable solutions for both parties.

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