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Crisis Negotiators

A Crisis Negotiator refers to a police officer, specifically trained in crisis negotiations that has met the requirements of the Provincial Adequacy Standards and designated by the Halton Regional Police Service as a crisis negotiator.

A Crisis Negotiation Team refers to a team of police officers, trained in crisis negotiations and technical support.

The Halton Regional Police Service Crisis Negotiation Team consists of a primary negotiator, a secondary negotiator, a liaison negotiator and a technical support specialist. The Crisis Negotiation Team is contained within the overall command structure of the Emergency Services.

In accordance with Halton Regional Police Service Directives, the Crisis Negotiation Team is to be called to scenes involving hostages and/or barricaded persons occurrences.

The Crisis Negotiation Team may also be called to scenes involving:

  • High-risk mentally ill persons in situations where their safety or the safety of others is at risk
  • Occurrences involving suicidal individuals in situations where immediate apprehension under the Mental Health Act is not available
  • The execution of high risk arrest warrants
  • Any other situation where the responding officers or supervisors believe that crisis negotiation techniques or intervention can assist in resolving a potentially dangerous situation

For more information, contact:

Staff Sergeant Bruce Dickson
905-825-4747 ext. 4713