Hostage Negotiation Team

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:

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