Public Agency Training Council 5235 Decatur Blvd Indianapolis, Indiana 46241 Phone: 1-800-365-0119 Fax: 317-821-5096 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit us on the Web at: www.patc.com August 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2010Germantown, Tennessee ® Public Agency
Jim Alsup, Director
National Criminal Justice
Public Safety Continuing Education
Phase I & II
Hostage Negotiations and
Dominick J. Misino, Detective (Retired)
Detective Dominick J. Misino (retired) is a 22 year veteran of the New York City Police
Department. During his career with the NYPD he served in the Special Operations Division for 18
years. His background is varied and diverse. He served as the primary hostage negotiator for his
last 6 years with the NYPD. The NYPD negotiation team consists of 120 trained negotiators. His
responsibilities included training new members to this team and the scheduling and retraining of
existing negotiators. As primary negotiator he has personally been involved in over 200 hostage /
barricade incidents. He has trained law enforcement personnel from over 500 various departments
and agencies. He has also trained officers from numerous foreign countries.
Prior to his assignment with the Hostage Team he was assigned to the Emergency Service Unit.
His position there developed into head instructor for tactical operations. In this position he
instituted and developed training for the 400-member unit. He trained and was a member of the
NYPD counter terrorist team and sniper team. His negotiation skills were initiated under fire.
During his time with the Emergency Service Unit he had the opportunity to negotiate with all types
of people, from people with mental disorders threatening to jump off of bridges to trying to talk out
trapped and barricaded suspects. He trained numerous SWAT teams and military counter-terrorist
teams from the US and abroad. His experiences with the Emergency Service Unit became a
valuable asset in bringing