Crisis Negotiations Team
The mission of the Boise Police Department's Crisis Negotiation
Team is to provide the field commander with negotiators who have
been specifically trained and equipped to diffuse critical
incidents involving suspects who are suicidal, barricaded,
hostage-taking or engaged in terrorist activities.
Negotiators seek to accomplish this task by persuasion and thus
minimizing the need for the use of force; yet, they also
continually provide the field and tactical (SOU) commanders with
intelligence should a tactical solution be required.