Meet the ESPD Crisis Negotiation Team
Meet the members of ESPD’s Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT). The team consists of one Lieutenant, two Sergeants, three Officers and one Records Assistant. The mission of CNT is to diffuse situations with people who are in a crisis situation, working towards protecting life and reducing the likelihood of injury. CNT is utilized as part of an overall response to all critical incidents involving people in distress, ranging from those contemplating suicide to a hostage situation. Team members train on a monthly basis and receive additional training that includes reality-based scenarios utilizing role players. CNT trains with ESPD’s SWAT team, as well as with other South Bay police agencies.