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Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT)

Sergeant Matt Coogle  

The Elizabethtown Police Department’s Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) is a part time team consisting of four members. Each member works their assigned duty within the Police Department and receives specialized training with the team. Each member is selected from a list of officers requesting the added responsibility of being on the team. They are chosen by the team leader and other current members after an interview and practical exercise. The team has one team leader (Sergeant) and three negotiators. This team is ready for deployment when called upon for hostage situations, barricaded persons, suicidal persons and any other potentially high risk situation. The team works side by side with the Special Response Team (SRT).  Team members attend training through the Department of Criminal Justice Training and the FBI.