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.