The Crisis Negotiations Team or CNT is a component of the Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team. The Crisis Negotiation Team is responsible for negotiating the safe surrender of subjects in crisis situations such as armed subjects, barricaded subjects, individuals in mental health crisis and incidents where hostages have been taken.
The team is comprised of sworn full-time and auxiliary officers as well as a mental health liaison. All members have received negotiations training and participate in monthly training. They use state-of-the-art communication equipment in order to safely resolve crisis.