Police Negotiators Who Helped Rock Hill Woman in Bell Tower: Peaceful Resolution is Bottom Line

Crisis Negotiator Blog by Jeff Thompson

Rock Hill- Almost invisible the afternoon of Sept. 2 in downtown Rock Hill, a team worked to bring a woman threatening suicide from the bell tower of Rock Hill’s First Presbyterian Church.

No lone wolf negotiator like the movies or TV. Denzel Washington did not arrive by helicopter.

These officers have no fancy name or nicknames or even strict job descriptions. A life was in jeopardy but there was no talk of drama. The words used were “safety” and “care” and “help.”

Read more from HeraldOnline.com [HERE]. 
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Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor at Lipscomb University, researcher, mediator, and trainer. He is also involved in crisis and hostage negotiation as well as a law enforcement detective. His research includes law enforcement crisis and hostage negotiation in terrorist incidents. He received his doctorate from Griffith University Law School… MORE >

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