Building on years of experience in hostage negotiations,

Jerald Barnes trains students and professionals across disciplines in the Art of Negotiation. He shows how active listening skills, problem solving techniques and empathy are critical components in achieving success.

His insight is a valuable resource for businessmen and women, especially in dealing with management, contracts and conflict.



Lieutenant (Ret.) St. Louis Police Department

20 years with the St. Louis Police Department

18 years in Hostage Negotiations, Suicide Prevention and Barricaded Situations

Narcotics Task Force

Intelligence Division — including Intelligence Investigations, Technical Service Section, and the Gang Squad

Dignitary Protection Program — Janet Reno; Johnnie Cochran; Tiger Woods, Morris Dees; The Honorable Stephen Chen from the Republic of China; Julian Bond; Dr. Cornell West; Pope John Paul and Cardinal Angelo Sandiano, Secretary of State to the Vatican

Internal Affairs



Internal Affairs

National Crisis Negotiation Training. FBI Academy, Quantico, VA

U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation Police Seminar on Crisis Negotiations

Advanced Crisis Negotiations Seminar

St. Louis Police Academy Advanced Crisis Negotiation

Master of Arts, Webster University

Bachelor of Arts, Webster University

Study Abroad in Leiden, Netherlands, Webster University

Conference on International Law at the Hague, Netherlands



1988 Department Award of Excellence

1989 Department Award of Excellence

Letter of Commendation for Exceptional Performance of Duty

Recognized by the Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad

Recognized by the United States Secret Service

2005 Chief Letter of Commendation

2007 Graduate of FBI National Academy, Session 231




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