Crisis Negotiations Team

The Crisis Negotiations Team (C.N.T.) is comprised of six members of the Wheeling Police Department.  The members of the C.N.T. are from both uniform and non-uniform divisions. In July 2013, five members of the C.N.T. obtained their certification as Crisis Negotiators after attending an F.B.I. Basic Crisis Negotiations course in Morgantown, W.Va. All team members have also attended and successfully completed the Public Agency Training Counsel Hostage Negotiation Phase I and II.

The C.N.T. is activated in instances where hostages have been taken, a subject is barricaded or for suicidal subjects. The C.N.T. also works hand in hand with the SWAT Team and is utilized on all SWAT activations should the need for the C.N.T. arise.

The C.N.T. is under the command of Detective Sgt. Matt Taylor.