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Time is On Our Side Not Necessarily

By Kevin Zelt

A common myth among SWAT is that more time may resolve a dangerous situation where negotiations have failed--this is not the case. When the suspect fails to be reasonable, waiting only allows him time to plan for your eventual action.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Dec 2011)
 

NTOA's Annual CNT Conference

 

This year marks the 11th annual Crisis Negotiations Conference held by the National Tactical Officers Association. Each year’s conference provides a greater roster of talented and experienced speakers, and this year will be no different. Here is a review of last year’s CNT conference and the topics addressed by many of the speakers.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)
 

Team Approach to Crisis Negotiation

By Todd Nelson

There are three primary goals of any negotiation: to negotiate, to keep track of what’s going on, and to make decisions about the negotiation. But one person cannot handle all three tasks at once. The ideal crisis negotiation team consists of five people: the primary negotiator, the coach, the scribe, the float or intelligence officer, and the negotiator commander. Each of these people has their own role within the negotiation process.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2010)
 

Negotiating Through Text Messaging

By Tim Christol

It is a very real possibility that your negotiators may have to communicate via text messaging to a suicidal suspect or during a hostage crisis. Check out the various techniques that work well with this type of communication...and some that don't.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2009)
 

Negotiating with a Fellow Officer

By Tim Christol

As fellow officers, the negotiator has some advantages. They share a common bond, and the subject will be easier to empathize with.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Jan/Feb 2009)
 

Listen and Survive

By Jerry Carlton

For the patrol officer, SWAT negotiator or investigator, listening skills may be a critical survival skill. Read the basics of listening skills and how they will help you negotiate in a crisis situation.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2008)
 

Negotiations for First Responders

By Bill Massock

With careful word choice, initial negotiations by a first responder can assist in reaching a successful resolution.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2008)
 

Active Listening vs. Effective Listening

By Tim Christol

Besides using skills of active and reflective listening, by applying the techniques of effective listening, negotiators may move beyond simply being a "venting agent" to becoming a "change agent."

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2008)
 

Family Liaison Officer

By James Arey

Establishing a Family Liaison Officer has been crucial to the New Orleans SWAT Netogiation Team's success in gathering intelligence on suspects.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Apr 2005)
 
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