The Hostage/Crisis Negotiation Team (HCNT) responds to a wide range of situations such as hostage incidents, barricaded subjects, and persons in the midst of emotional crisis, or persons who are mentally ill and needing intervention.
The HCNT includes a team commander, team leader, multiple team members, and a psychologist who volunteers as a mental health consultant.
All HCNT members receive extensive training in hostage/crisis negotiations.
- Preserve life
- Defuse volatile situations by negotiation
- Ensure the safety of everyone involved
The Olathe Police Department (OPD) is a member of the Kansas Association of Hostage Negotiators (KAHN).
OPD team members have served in leadership and guest-speaker roles for the KAHN.
Team members also serve as instructors in the field of hostage/crisis negotiations.
Call 913-971-7500 for additional information.