Local leaders welcome crisis negotiators for 20th annual conference

Source: SCCNA on Facebook
Source: SCCNA on Facebook

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Negotiation experts from law enforcement agencies around the United States are in North Myrtle Beach this week for the South Carolina Crisis Negotiators Association's annual training conference.

The SCCNA, this year celebrating its 20th anniversary, was founded "to provide a network designed to educate and promote the science of non-violent crisis resolution within police crisis units throughout the law enforcement community," according to a news release from the City of North Myrtle Beach.

On Wednesday, Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus and North myrlte Beach mayor Marilyn Hatley presented a joint proclamation to the association to honor their 20th years of conferences at the Ocean Creek Resort.

The conference is being held from October 9 to 11 in North Myrtle Beach, and features presentations on suicide negotiation, hostage and barricade situations, prison incidents, and more. Representatives from the FBI, Lexington County Sheriff's Department, Phoenix Police Department, San Diego Sheriff's Department, and more will be in attendance.

For more information, visit the association's website at:

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