Fusion of the Crisis Negotiator and The Tactical Edge
Beginning in 2012, The Tactical Edge magazine will incorporate a new Crisis Negotiations Section featuring CNT-related articles and team profiles. The Crisis Negotiator will no longer be offered as a separate publication for our CNT members, and the Winter 2012 edition will be our final. This new section will feature the same high-quality articles you have come to expect from the Crisis Negotiator journal.
Many factors were taken into account while reaching the decision to combine these publications. However, the primary reason that appealed to me was our overriding philosophy that SWAT, Crisis Negotiators, TEMS and EOD personnel are all most effective when working together as one team to resolve crisis situations. The era of adversarial SWAT and CNT elements is, or should be, a thing of the past. NTOA crisis negotiations and SWAT instructors advocate a parallel approach to problem-solving in which SWAT and CNT resources support one another in resolving crisis situations. Cooperative relationships are essential, and cooperation is best achieved when the members of all entities share experiences and have some knowledge and appreciation for the tactics, techniques, procedures and equipment employed by their counterparts.
The Tactical Edge is indisputably the finest publication of its kind. With the inclusion of the Crisis Negotiations section, The Tactical Edge will truly stand alone as the complete, professional journal for law enforcement critical incident management.
A new member benefit we have added is the ability to view all archived issues of The Tactical Edge (since 1983) and the Crisis Negotiator (since 2001) on our Web site in PDF format.
NOTE: Current CNT members (joined prior to October 19, 2011) will receive a one-time, one-year grandfathered renewal rate of $25. After that, standard NTOA membership rates will apply.
Captain Phil Hansen, LASD
The Tactical Edge is published quarterly in March, June, September and December.