Crisis Negotiation Unit

A Crisis Negotiator is a police officer who has received specific training in crisis negotiation. Crisis Negotiators work in teams of four and respond to situations involving hostages or barricaded persons, persons suffering from mental illness where their safety or the safety of others is at risk, kidnappings and high risk warrant execution.

All Crisis Negotiators must successfully go through a selection process which includes an in-depth interview. Once selected, the officer must complete the Crisis Negotiation course at the Canadian Police College, re-qualify as required and participate in regular training days and in annual joint training exercises involving other Emergency Support Services units such as the Tactical and Rescue Unit.