Crisis Negotiations Team
The objective of the Crisis Negotiations Team is to respond to the scene of barricaded persons, hostage situations or other critical incidents as requested and to establish communications with the person(s) involved in an effort to resolve the incident and accomplish the following in descending order of priority:
Preservation of life of and prevention of harm to innocent persons, hostages or victims, law enforcement or other emergency services or support personnel and suspects or offenders at the scene of such incidents
Apprehension of suspect(s) or offender(s)
Protection of property and preservation and recovery of evidence.