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Lodi Police Department
215 W. Elm Street
Lodi, CA 95240
Phone:(209) 333-6727
Fax: (209)333-6792
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Critical Incident Negotiations Team

In 1987, the Lodi Police Department anticipated a possible need for several highly trained individuals in the area of negotiation techniques.  This need laid the groundwork for what is today called the Critical Incident Negotiations Team or CINT.  These specially selected members of the Police Department include Police Officers and Communications Dispatchers.  This team works in conjunction with the Special Weapons and Tactical (S.W.A.T.) team members in situations that may involve barricaded persons or armed hostage takers.

The team will make contact with the involved person in an attempt to resolve the problem by peaceful means eliminating further chance of any person being injured.  Situations where a team response may be necessary may include:  Hostage Situations, Mentally Unstable Persons, or High Risk Arrests.

Team members are trained in areas of intelligence gathering, threat evaluation, and problem resolution.  The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Department of Justice both provide training for C.I.N.T. members.

The negotiators abilities are utilized to try and reduce the threat of otherwise volatile situations and minimize suffering.

 

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