Scott Tillema is a rising thought leader in crisis and hostage negotiations. He is invited to speak at many hostage negotiation conferences across the US, and is viewed by his peers as a reference in difficult negotiations. For 7 years, Scott conducted negotiations for the largest multi-jurisdictional municipal SWAT team in the US. Currently, Scott is a Sergeant in the Investigations Division of a police department in Illinois. His experience and knowledge in hostage negotiations are sought after by police negotiators and universities alike.