Crisis Negotiation Team

The Crisis Negotiations Team (CNT) is a specialized unit within Cocoa Police Department that has been trained to handle communications in crisis and hostage situations.CNT is also trained and called upon to communicate with suicidal, armed, and/or barricaded subjects.

The Crisis Negotiations Team's primary goal in any crisis situation is the preservation of life, and the peaceful resolution of the crisis through open communication and negotiation, thereby, minimizing the need for the use of force. In all hostage situations, the ultimate goal is the release of all hostages unharmed and the apprehension of the suspect while maintaining the safety of the general public and officers involved.