Doering, Patrick
Incident Debrief: Monday Morning Mom Hostage

This seminar will review an incident which took place in 2018. The suspect had been on an alcohol and drug binge which resulted in a mini crime spree. Officers were able to stop the suspect near one of the crime scenes and a foot pursuit ensued. The suspect ran into an open garage of a residence and took a female hostage in a back bedroom. This case study employs body cam footage of the initial barricade as well as audio recordings of the negotiation and SWAT communications.

This debrief offers insight into the command perspective of a hostage incident and also offers many lessons learned. The incident lasted over four hours and ended in a way that the team was not prepared for.

Patrick Doering - Bio
Patrick Doering has been employed in law enforcement since 1996 with the Lake St. Louis (MO) Police Department. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI National Crisis Negotiation Course, and the London Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) National Negotiators course. Patrick is the former President and co-founder of the Missouri Association of Crisis Negotiators. He has presented case studies at several negotiation conferences across the country. He has a master's degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Lindenwood University.