The service goal of our CNT is to assist with a peaceful resolution of issues involving potentially violent encounters. Members respond to critical incidents such as:
- Barricaded persons
- Hostage situations
- Suicidal subjects
The CNT also responds to any other situation in which the introduction of a negotiator could lead to the resolution of an incident without force.
Since both CNT and the SWAT Team's goals - the successful resolution of a crisis situation by peaceful means - are closely intertwined, the two units often train together.
Officer Domingo Gallardo of the Patrol Division is the Officer In Charge of the Crisis Negotiation Team and may be reached by email or 972-412-6149.