The Seattle Police Department's Hostage Negotiations Team (HNT) responds to more than 50 high risk incidents every year including hostage situations, barricaded subjects, and subjects in crisis.  The mission of HNT is to resolve these situations through negotiation to minimize the risk of injury.  To meet this mission, HNT relies on technology to communicate with subjects and to monitor and assess dangerous situations.  

Thanks to the Seattle Police Foundation, HNT was able to purchase a state of the art communications system that enhances the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with subjects during hostage or barricade situations.  SPF's contribution has helped to ensure the Hostage Negotiations Team will continue to perform at a high level to resolve critical incidents safely.