About Mark Lowther

Mark has training in crisis negotiation, crisis intervention, a counselor for a crisis hotline, and many personal experiences in the successful and sometimes unsuccessful suicide interventions he has responded to in 30 years of Law Enforcement. The author does not state or imply any status as a licensed mental health professional, nor should this information be used to supersede advice given by one.


As the field of crisis/hostage negation has advanced over almost five decades from its inception by the NYPD in 1973 until present, many things have remained the same; however, many concepts have developed and advanced in this field. As negotiators [...]

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