Capt. Marshall Carmouche and Cpl. Nicole White completed last month crisis negotiations training presented by the Public Agency Training Council and the Louisiana Association of Crisis Negotiators. Upon successful completion of the course, Capt. Carmouche and Cpl. White received certification by the LACN.
During the program, officers learned verbal crisis techniques to defuse potentially life-threatening situations, to saves lives and resolve crisis incidents
while attempting to avoid unnecessary risk to officers, citizens, victims, and the subjects. Crisis negotiators respond to incidents involving suicidal, armed/barricaded, emotionally disturbed, and hostage-holding individuals. They are trained to talk with a person or group of people for the peaceful resolution of a criminal, domestic, or mental health incident.
Capt. Carmouche and Cpl. White attended the 80-hour course at the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office’s Training Center in Harvey and the Monroe Public Safety Complex. They join Lt. Greg Baker, Lt. Chris Crawford and Sgt. Daniel Materne as crisis negotiators for the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office.