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Crisis Negotiations Team
|Address: 304 Albemarle Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322|
The Crisis Negotiation Unit's mission is to bring about a peaceful resolution to volatile situations and assist persons in crisis. The team is available to respond 24 hours a day-7 days a week to incidents that involve barricaded persons, hostage situations, suicidal subjects, high risk warrants, and a wide variety of other events that threaten the safety of the community. The vast majority of incidents are brought to a peaceful resolution without the use of force.
Highly trained and experienced negotiators work to establish an ongoing dialog and rapport with the person or persons involved in the crisis. Team members gather information on the subjects involved, interview witnesses, and analyze intelligence information. The negotiations team works closely with the Special Weapons and Tactics Team on callouts as well as train together to ensure that they are able to provide the best options available to maximize the safety of the public and officers.