New Mexico State Police

Crisis Negotiation Team

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EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN HIGH-STRESS SITUATIONS

The New Mexico State Police Crisis Negotiation Team operates under the Special Operations Bureau. The members of this team are specifically trained in resolving critical incidents involving those who may be in crisis. Members of the Crisis Negotiations Team are trained to de-escalate potentially volatile situations by listening and talking to people.   These officers are often called to assist the Tactical Team to help bring a peaceful resolution and offer alternative approaches to critically high-stress incidents.   The Crisis Negotiations Team members often train other officers in Crisis Intervention techniques so that other officers can speak with citizens and offer them mental health services.

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THE LIFE OF A CRISIS NEGOTIATION AGENT

Becoming a Crisis Negotiation agent with the New Mexico State Police is a career that offers both difficulty and gratification and requires specialized training in communication and conflict resolution. The Crisis Negotiation Team comprises men and women of NMSP who are dedicated to responding to various incidents, including armed/barricaded subjects, hostage situations, and high-risk warrant services. They are trained in crisis intervention and are equipped to handle complex cases where people may be going through a mental crisis or requesting to speak with officers. The team also responds to individuals involved in crime experiencing a mental crisis or suicidal ideations. Our officers are highly skilled in negotiating high-stress situations to safely and effectively facilitate peaceful resolutions.

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The New Mexico State Police Crisis Negotiation and Response Teams work collaboratively with other law enforcement agencies to resolve high-stress incidents peacefully. The Crisis Negotiation Team members often train other officers in Crisis Intervention techniques so that they can offer mental health services. By intervening in mental health crises and providing proactive resources, the Crisis Response Team is making a difference in the lives of those experiencing mental health concerns. If you have a passion for helping those in crisis and a desire to work collaboratively with other officers, consider joining the Crisis Negotiation and Response Teams of the New Mexico State Police.




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Pay & Benefits of the New Mexico State Police

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package to our officers. From health insurance to retirement plans, we have everything you need to take care of yourself and your family. Visit our pay and benefits page to learn more.

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