Crisis Negotiation Team or CNT formed a multi-jurisdictional unit in 2014, in which the primary goal is to create a peaceful resolution in an often extremely volatile situations.
The team consists of officers from the Brown County Sheriff's Office, Ashwaubenon Public Safety and FBI- Green Bay.
CNT responds to many calls each year in Brown County, such as:
- A person barricaded in a building to avoid arrest
- Someone threatening harm to themselves or others
- Hostage situations
- Or a wide variety of other crisis events that threaten the safety of the community.
Team members gather information on the people involved, interview witnesses, compile psychological profiles, develop threat assessments, and analyze intelligence information. Negotiators often use these skills in tandem when deployed with the Brown County SWAT Team.
All members receive specialized training from the FBI and the Wisconsin Hostage Negotiators Association. They also participate training events and are proficient in the best practices of their field. CNT members provide crisis negotiation training to other first responders. By sharing their expertise, law enforcement officers are provided added perspectives to manage crisis incidents more consistently and effectively while on patrol.