EPCSO AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HOST CRISIS NEGOTIATION COURSE

EPCSO AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HOST CRISIS NEGOTIATION COURSE

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El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

Website: EPCSO.ORG

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office ,the Federal Bureau of Investigation (El Paso Division), and the El Paso Police Department hosted a 40 hour Basic Crisis Negotiations Course May 16th – 20th, 2016.

Topics that were covered included a historical and contemporary perspective of CNT, team structure and management, types of crisis situations, hostage-taker profiles, tactical force options, negotiations processes, communication techniques and negotiator stress.  Several case studies were also presented during that course.

Approximately 30 individuals from several law enforcement agencies attended and completed the course.  Agencies that sent personnel to the course included Fort Bliss Military Police, Army CID, Cameron County Sheriff’s Office, UTEP Police Department, Department of Homeland Security, Midland Police Department and the Brownsville Police Department.

The mission of the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) is to provide negotiation services in situations involving hostages, suicidal individuals, or barricaded subjects. The operational objectives of the Sheriff’s Office are to protect lives and the well-being of all individuals affected in any situation to include the containment and apprehension of hostage taker(s) or barricaded subject(s). The situations encountered within El Paso County Texas are fulfilled by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office or by agencies within the territorial jurisdiction of El Paso County as provided by the Sheriff.

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Published 20 May 2016 03:38 PM by lantunez

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