The Richmond Police Department’s Crisis Negotiations Team or CNT is a component of the department’s Special Response Team. Working in partnership with the Richmond Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics Unit, the Crisis Negotiations Team is responsible for negotiation the safe surrender of subjects in crisis situations. Such situations include negotiating with armed subjects, barricaded subjects, suicidal subjects and incidents where hostages have been taken.
The CNT is comprised of both sworn and non-sworn police personnel. All members receive mandated negotiations training as well as quarterly in-house training. The unit is complemented with state of the art communications equipment and a special response vehicle.
Crisis Negotiation Commander Lieutenant B. Dickerson
510-620-6665 Tuesday - Friday
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Email
Crisis Negotiation Team Supervisors Sergeant R. Ducharme
510-620-6836 Monday - Thursday
3:00 PM- 1:00 AM Email
Sergeant T. Simmons
510-621-1267 Monday - Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Email