Crisis Negotiation Unit

High Rise Negotiation Training

The mission of the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) 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 and people in hostage situations, and it attempts to use special crisis intervention skills to achieve a nonviolent 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. The team is another tool for law enforcement to peacefully resolve potentially dangerous and sometimes deadly situations without injury or death.