The Niagara Regional Police Service’s Crisis Negotiator Team has six (6) officers assigned to it from various units across the Service and is utilized on an on call basis. These members receive their training during a two (2) week Negotiator’s course conducted at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa. Additionally, the team receives refresher training every three (3) years and attends annual conferences to keep their skills up to date.

The Crisis Negotiator Team responds to incidents involving suicidal persons, barricaded/hostage situations and assist when high risk warrants are being executed. The team uses their knowledge, skills and abilities to de-escalate volatile and dangerous circumstances.