forces with the Crisis Company for an impactful and memorable approach
to learning. We stage adrenalin-triggering role-play training in a simulated
environment for crisis intervention professionals (including police
officers, cadets, SWAT teams,
corrections officers, dispatchers, hostage negotiators
and hospital staff) to practice verbal de-escalation
techniques in a safe environment.
The Crisis Company’s “sting and reward”
training technique is an interactive learning experience between the
student and our role-player(s). This highly effective adult learning
process is an active, skill developing exercise, which embraces visual,
auditory and kinesthetic learning styles.
It integrates training objectives with impact and sometimes a few good
We specialize in training our professional role players to
be experts in the accurate portrayal of adults and children
in crisis and/or suffering from mood, thought
or personality disorders.
Our customized content addresses your specific training objectives in
a way that is relevant and meaningful to your audience. Ask any of our
4,000+ graduates, and they will tell you ours is the
best training they’ve ever had.
According to the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, role-playing
has become one of the most frequently used training tools employed
by law enforcement agencies. In fact, recent surveys show that
over 80 percent of law enforcement agencies use some form of
role-playing in their training programs. However, not all role-plays
and role-players are created equal.
For a role-play to be an effective learning technique the role-players
must have the skill to draw the student into a simulated environment,
portray believable characters and create high enough emotional
stakes to keep the student engaged and learning for the duration of
the role-play. That in itself is not enough; the role-player
must also understand the learning objectives of the training exercise
and be able to guide the learning process so that the student grasps
those objectives and integrates them during the exercise. Juggling all
these role-play elements is not easy, but the role-players of the Crisis
Company have perfected this art.
For 15 years the professional role-players of The Crisis Company have
specialized in the accurate portrayal of persons in crisis.
The Crisis Company has extensive experience with the Police
and Sheriff’s Departments in New Mexico, Colorado,
Texas, Oregon, Minneapolis / St. Paul and Arizona in training
for Crisis Intervention Teams, Cadets, SWAT Teams, Hostage Negotiators
and Dispatchers. We have also been called upon by the Department
of Energy for basic and advanced hostage negotiation exercises
as well as the State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance
Program to lend training support in their VIP Security,
Weapons of Mass Destruction and Mass Casualty Programs.
learning experience provided by the Crisis Company is a powerful tool
for personal and professional growth, which benefits both the individual(s)
and the organization.