Hostage Negotiators

Nancy and Alvaro for websiteGastonia Police Department's Hostage Negotiators' Team first started in 1987. The team utilizes specialized training and electronic equipment to accomplish its mission: to resolve an incident peacefully, without injury, by negotiating the surrender of a suspect.
Team training by: 

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Institute for Police Technology & Management
  • North Carolina Justice Academy
  • North Carolina Association of Crisis Negotiators
  • South Carolina Hostage Negotiations Training Conference

Team members:

Chad Welch (Team Leader)

Alvaro Jaimes

Zack Williams

Caleb Price

Amy Hawkins (Team Leader)

Cody Huffstetler

Brian DiYorio

Adrian Moreira


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