Crisis Negotiation Unit

CNU member on phoneThe Vermont State Police Crisis Negotiation Unit is the largest such unit in Vermont.  The team often works jointly with our Tactical Services Unit, both in training and in real world incidents.
CNU member at trainingThe team responds to calls involving barricaded subjects, suicidal individuals, and hostage incidents.  The team's mission is to bring about a peaceful resolution to incidents where someone is threatening harm to themselves or others.

 The Crisis Negotiation Unit was previously known as the Hostage Negotiation Unit.  The name was changed to more accurately reflect their role in dealing with people in crisis. 
CNU members training

Crisis Negotiation Unit Leader

Sergeant Wilkins

Sergeant Todd Wilkins
VSP Headquarters
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671





Contact Information

Vermont State Police HeadquartersVSP Seal
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
M - F / 8am - 4pm
Telephone - 802-244-8727

Please call your nearest VSP Barracks outside of normal business hours.

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