November 30, 2011

SCPD Specialty Units Spend Day in Joint Training

The Santa Cruz Police Department's Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) joined with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office HNT in a joint training exercise today. The HNT team, led by Lt. Larry Richard, worked on extended period hostage negotiation training - one where multiple agencies would participate to end up with a safe resolution The HNT is part of the department's Emergency Services Unit (ESU), which comprises a Dive Team, Tactical Team and the HNT.  Joint training exercises allow for agencies to improve communications, share resources and simulate real-world experiences in a training environment.