Purpose: Crisis negotiation has become one of the most important areas of Korean policing. The increasing number of dangerous situations such as suicide, hostage-taking and others is raising the importance of crisis negotiation. The purpose of this study is to verify the effectiveness of crisis negotiation education program for police officers in charge of crisis negotiation in the Korean police. Before and after taking the education pro-gram in Korean Police Investigation Academy, the improvement of police officers’ abilities is identified and veri-fied for the effectiveness of the education program. Method: This study aims to achieve its purpose by analyzing the effectiveness of crisis negotiation special-ized education programs designed to improve the ability of police officers in charge of crisis negotiations. For this study, the effectiveness of the crisis negotiation curriculum, which was conducted two waves between Feb-ruary and October 2020, was analyzed with 53 participants’ evaluation data. Results: The effectiveness of the crisis negotiation specialized education program was carried out by as-sessing the results of the multiple choice test by participants in the curriculum in pre and post-academic per-formance score. Comparative analysis of the evaluation results showed that the post-academic performance score was significantly improved compared to the pre-evaluation score. In particular, significant changes could be seen in both the pre- and post-academic performance score comparisons of individual courses. In other words, it is the result of supporting the effectiveness of the crisis negotiation specialized education program in Korean Police Investigation Academy. Conclusion: Two-weeks crisis negotiation specialized education program for police officers in charge of crisis negotiations showed significant effectiveness. As a result, it is necessary to increase the opportunities to open the curriculum and expand the number of police officers for education. In addition, It is required to analyze the effectiveness of the crisis negotiation specialized education program in more detail. Specially, it is also neces-sary to analyze whether the educational effects are actually applicable in practice.
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