Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Police negotiators who helped Rock Hill woman in bell tower: Peaceful resolution is bottom line

Rock Hill- Almost invisible the afternoon of Sept. 2 in downtown Rock Hill, a team worked to bring a woman threatening suicide from the bell tower of Rock Hill’s First Presbyterian Church.

No lone wolf negotiator like the movies or TV. Denzel Washington did not arrive by helicopter.

These officers have no fancy name or nicknames or even strict job descriptions. A life was in jeopardy but there was no talk of drama. The words used were “safety” and “care” and “help.”

Read more from HeraldOnline.com [HERE]. 

Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/andrew-dys/article34405902.html#storylink=cpy

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Guy Tweets About Cops Surrounding Him And The Police Tweet Right Back

I assume most police departments have policies in place when dealing with standoffs, and movies led me to believe these policies usually involve calling in grizzled negotiators who were just a few hours away from making it through their last days before retirement.
If they want to do their jobs correctly, the police have to stay up to date on new and developing forms of technology
Read more from EliteDaily.com [HERE]. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Samuel Farina named new Fairport Police Chief

Congratulations to the NYAHN president, Sam Farina, on his new appointment.

Samuel Farina named new Fairport Police Chief

A former Rochester police commander who has also been with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office on Monday was named chief of the Fairport Police Department.
Samuel Farina was sworn in during a short ceremony at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 31 S. Main Street.
Fairport Mayor Fritz May said Farina's extensive experience made him the ideal candidate for the police department's top spot.
"He's just done a gazillion things," May said. "He's a competent leader and everyone we spoke with spoke very highly of him. We are sure he's going to come in and make a smooth transition."
Read more at the democratandchronicle.com [HERE]. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

'Negotiation is trying to bring people back from period of crisis'

It's a job straight out of a Hollywood script but one of the PSNI's 20 negotiators specially trained to deal with hostages situations, threatened suicides and seiges says its mostly about ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary situations. Bimpe Archer reports

Unlike in the US, British-trained negotiators aim to be face-to-face rather than on a telephone and dressed down in civilian clothes.
"We tend to go out and speak to a lot of people, rather than through a window or a door, provided to do so."

Read more from Irishnews.com [HERE].