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Kevin Taylor

KRIM™ Expert Facilitator

A UK trained hostage negotiator and graduate of the FBI’s hostage negotiation program, Kevin brings years of experience to the KRIM™ eLearning Programme. His expertise is built upon years of communicating in the most difficult and challenging situations with hardened criminals as well as mentally disturbed offenders. As the former head of the Greater Manchester Police Hostage and Crisis Negotiation Unit, he has been and continues to be one of the driving forces behind kidnap for ransom incident management training both within the UK and globally.

With over 27 years’ experience in a wide variety of policing disciplines, his experience includes both overt and covert policing roles, with extensive experience at both operational and strategic levels. Kevin is a practitioner who brings a unique real-world perspective on kidnap for ransom incident management, being recognised as a leader in the areas of high-pressure negotiation, influence and persuasion, leadership and dealing with conflict. Kevin is the managing consultant of Crimson Peak Consultancy ltd ( and advises businesses, corporations and governments.

Kevin is lead facilitator in KRIM™ Phase II and coordinating mentor in KRIM™ Phase III.