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Crisis Negotiation Unit

High Rise Negotiation Training with Austin Fire Department

The Mission of the Crisis Negotiation Team is to preserve life during critical incidents by resolving conflict without the use of force. This team initiates a constructive verbal dialog with suicidal persons, barricaded criminal suspects, hostage situations and attempts to use special crisis intervention skills to affect a non-violent resolution.

CNT members are assigned to other full-time duties within the Police Department and perform their CNT duties in addition to their regular assignments. CNT is on-call 24 hours a day, all year around. The team is another tool for law enforcement to peacefully resolve potentially dangerous and sometimes deadly situations without injury or death.

High Rise Negotiation Training with Austin Fire Department

High Rise Negotiation Training with Austin Fire Department fire truck bucket with sky background

High Rise Negotiation Training with Austin Fire Department fire truck bucket with landscape background