The Crisis Negotiation Team was formed in 1990 after several officers completed basic and advanced courses of hostage negotiation techniques.
Since then, the team is available to respond to crisis calls at any time, including those involving barricaded suspects, hostages and suicidal persons.
To secure the release of hostages, surrender of hostage takers and barricaded suspects as well as to convince potentially suicidal persons to surrender to treatment as opposed to inflicting injury upon themselves or others.
Who Makes The Team
Officers are selected from a pool of volunteers. They undergo constant training to update their knowledge and skills in this ever-changing field.
In 2003, the Department purchased an Air Force ambulance and remodeled it to become the Crisis Negotiation Team Mobile Command Vehicle.