Integrated Emergency Response Team and Hostage and Crisis Negotiators
The Treaty Three Police Service currently has one experienced Negotiator who continues to be an intricate part of the Ontario Provincial Police integrated Crisis/Hostage Negotiators Team. The Negotiators work as part of an integrated response to Crisis / Hostage situations along with Incident Commanders, Tactical Units and Criminal Investigators.
The primary functions of the Crisis / Hostage Negotiators are to: protect the lives of hostages and victims, protect the lives of the public, protect the lives of the perpetrator and protect the lives of the Police Officers involved. Using active listening skills and honed communication skills, matched with proven negotiation strategies and tactics, the Crisis / Hostage Negotiators build rapport with the subject and attempt to influence change in their behaviour to facilitate a peaceful resolution.
Over the past year our Negotiators were called upon numerous times to respond to situations involving barricaded persons and for high risk warrants within the Northwest Region. All calls were resolved peacefully.