Monday, May 12, 2014

Texting Police - Arriving Soon at Crisis Negotiations

Times are a changing. To the list of indicators, add police using texting to negotiate with suspects. Recently, a crisis negotiator with the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety found himself in uncharted territory when texting with a suicidal robbery suspect was the only way left to keep a bad situation from going ugly. More below:

(Washington Post, May 11, 2014)

Comment: Who would have thunk? Good to hear the FBI has now added this technology to their training curriculum, and congratulations to Sergeant Wells for being able to think outside the box!

Photo credit: AP

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