home : about us : faq : e-mail


About the MTOA
Board Of Directors
Hostage Negotiators
MTOA Vendors
Mailing List
Photo Gallery
Contact Us

The MTOA has added new functionality to the site.  Introducing MTOA's LiveUpdate System.  This new area of the site will allow direct updates from the MTOA President, bringing the latest information straight to the MTOA members.

Copyright 2003-Present
All Rights Reserved

Site Design by: Group 54 Web Solutions



In recognition the significant role that Hostage Negotiators play in the tactical environment, the MTOA recently voted to allow officers who hold the special certification to join our ranks.


Jerry Owensby with the Desoto County Sheriff's Department has been
appointed to direct this branch of MTOA. He can be reached at
662-429-1470 or by email at jowensby@bellsouth.net . Jerry is working
hard to improve training and establish a network for Hostage Negotiators
around the state.

For full-time law enforcement officers interested in becoming certified
negotiators, the FBI sponsors training in Mississippi and  surrounding
states several times a year. Contact Special Agent Jeff Artis at the
Jackson Field Office at 601-948-5000 or by email at jartis@leo.gov  for
information on upcoming classes.

If you are a certified Hostage Negotiator and would like to join our
organization and take part in our training events, complete a new
membership application and forward it to the secretary/treasurer.