The Emergency Response Unit (ERU) Crisis/Hostage Negotiations Team is comprised of several highly trained members and responds to potentially dangerous situations in our jurisdiction. This team is made up of members from various aspects of the department such as Investigations and Patrol. Members are not a full time unit and are activated on an on call basis. The Crisis/Hostage Negotiations Team works closely with officers to help resolve peacefully incidents with the potential for danger. Our Negotiations Team has helped to resolve many types of incidents to include suicidal subjects, barricaded subjects, and instances where the public could be at risk of injury.

Making a commitment to the Crisis/Hostage Negotiation Team requires a minimum employment of 2 years at Riley County Police Department as well as a selection process.