Crisis Negotiation Team

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office leads an interagency 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:

  • Team Leader
  • Primary Negotiator
  • Secondary Negotiator
  • Driver
  • Navigator
  • Intelligence Coordinator
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • Scribe
  • Boards