County

Crisis Negotiation Team

Crisis Negotiation Team Member

The Crisis Negotiation Team is a dynamic combination of Polk County Sheriff Deputies and Des Moines Police Officers of all ranks.  The highly successful team trains multiple times a year and attends outside training or conferences annually as well.  The negotiation team has been called upon to assist persons in emotional distress and in bringing potentially deadly stand-offs to a peaceful resolution.  The team is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association negotiation section and involves itself in training with other Crisis Negotiation Teams in order to continuously enhance their skills.