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Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team



The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office leads an interagency Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team.

The team's trained negotiators respond with SWAT and CERT teams to people in crisis, in both patrol and corrections settings.

The team includes:

Negotiators attend either the 40-hour FBI Basic Hostage Negotiation Class or 40-hour Crisis Systems Management class after being selected for the team.

Negotiators also receive a minimum of 150 hours of in-house and outside training per year.

Team-member roles in crisis situations include:


Clackamas County Sheriff

Sheriff Craig Roberts

Sheriff Craig Roberts

Office: (503) 785-5000
Non-Emergency: (503) 655-8211

If this is an emergency,
call 9-1-1.