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Thurston County, Washington

The content on the Thurston County website is currently provided in English. We are providing the “Translation” for approximately 10 languages. The goal of the translation is to provide visitors with limited English proficiency to access information on the website in other languages. The translations do not translate all types of documents, and it may not give you an exact translation all the time. The translations are made through an automated process, which may not result in accurate or precise translations, particularly of technical and legal terminology.

The Thurston County Crisis Negotiation Team is comprised of highly dedicated negotiators from multiple law enforcement agencies within Thurston County. Utilizing specialized training and advanced electronic equipment, the CNT deploys with Thurston County SWAT for barricaded subjects who pose an immediate threat to life. CNT personnel are also utilized as a two-person de-escalation team and called in to critical scenes to speak with people in crisis.

In order to maintain the skillset that a crisis negotiator is required to possess, the CNT trains quarterly throughout the year.