TPD officers talk their way to victory - Tucson News Now

TPD officers talk their way to victory

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Family fights for Tucson doctor to lose his license

    Family fights for Tucson doctor to lose his license

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-20 04:34:10 GMT
    White paper covers this placard at a medical office building in Tucson. (Source: Tucson News Now)White paper covers this placard at a medical office building in Tucson. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Verna Carrillo died only days after starting a new pain management prescription in March of 2016. Doctor Gregory J. Porter is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday, February 21, before an administrative law judge for his treatment of her as a patient. 

    Verna Carrillo died only days after starting a new pain management prescription in March of 2016. Doctor Gregory J. Porter is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday, February 21, before an administrative law judge for his treatment of her as a patient. 

  • Controversy over proposed hi-rise housing complex on 4th Avenue

    Controversy over proposed hi-rise housing complex on 4th Avenue

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:57 PM EST2018-02-20 02:57:18 GMT

    A proposal to build a 7-story housing complex at 4th and 6th along Fourth Avenue has created a concern and controversy as to whether it will change the iconic nature of the Tucson tourist attraction. 

    A proposal to build a 7-story housing complex at 4th and 6th along Fourth Avenue has created a concern and controversy as to whether it will change the iconic nature of the Tucson tourist attraction. 

  • TPD: Suspect in fatal pedestrian crash in custody

    TPD: Suspect in fatal pedestrian crash in custody

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-02-20 00:19:16 GMT
    Byron Horton (Source: Tucson Police Department)Byron Horton (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    A tip from a community member helped the Tucson Police Department locate and apprehend a suspect in an east side fatal hit and run from Jan. 22 involving a pedestrian. 

    A tip from a community member helped the Tucson Police Department locate and apprehend a suspect in an east side fatal hit and run from Jan. 22 involving a pedestrian. 

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Hostage negotiation isn't a game, but the Tucson Police is coming out as one of the winners when putting life-saving skills to the test in a competition.

TPD took third place at the second annual Arizona Tactical Officers Association (ATOA) Crisis Negotiations Competition on April 16. It's modeled after a national competition that takes place every year in Texas. Chandler Police took first place. Glendale PD was second.

The competition involved a seven hour long hostage scenario. Judges looked at how well the negotiating teams listened to and communicated with mock hostage takers. They also looked at how well the negotiating teams used intelligence coming in from police and how they worked as a team.

The Tucson Police Hostage Crisis Team sent two groups of people: one that helped with the competition and another who competed.

Officer Ari Sloane, Detective Jeff Van Norman, and Sergeant Corey Doggett assisted in the competition by working as evaluators and participant observers.

Officer Tom Rizzi, Officer Ray Vasquez, Detective Brett Barber, Detective Ericka Stropka, Sergeant Mike Garcia, and civilian volunteer Henry Zapia competed as the team representing the Hostage/Crisis Negotiations Team.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserve.
Powered by Frankly