Sheriff’s Office

Crisis Negotiation Team

The Crisis Negotiation Team is a dynamic combination of Polk County Sheriff Deputies and Des Moines Police Officers of all ranks.  The highly sucessful team trains multiple times a year and attends outside trainings 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 trainings with other Crisis Negotiation Teams in order to continuously enhance their skills.

Contact Us

Polk County Sheriff
1985 NE 51st Place
Des Moines, Iowa 50313

Administration: (515) 286-3814
Administration Fax: (515) 323-5473
Civil: (515) 286-3800
: (515) 286-3333
Jail: (515) 323-5400
Law Enforcement
: (515) 286-3306