Year: 2003 Source: Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2003. p.161-172 SIEC No: 20040628

The ideas presented in this chapter are intended for the patrol officer or road deputy’s use in extraordinary crisis situations that include suicide threats. The chapter focuses on the dialogue & actions of the first responding officer, & the impact that these actions can have on the duration of the incident. Critical issues during initial contact are reviewed & suggestions for effective response are made. An interview guide for investigators is also included, along with an appendix discussing the negotiation effort.