Looks like I will get to serve as a judge one day and our team at the Lubbock Police Department will get to compete on the other day!
On day 1 I'll be presenting "SWAT Operators and Negotiators Are Different? How These Groups Can Work Better Together." An article along these lines was just published online on The International Association of Police Chief's website: http://www.policechiefmagazine.org/police-hostage-crisis-negotiators-in-the-us-result-highlights-from-a-national-survey/
I got to compete with LPD's team and we finished in 7th place!!