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Critical Incident Response Group


They stand ready to deploy anytime, anywhere.

The FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) consists of a cadre of special agents and professional support personnel who provide expertise in crisis management, tactical operations, crisis negotiations, hostage rescue, hazardous devices mitigation, critical incident intelligence, and surveillance and aviation.

Through aggressive training programs, extensive research, state-of-the-art technologies and equipment, and far-reaching partnerships with international, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, CIRG works to successfully resolve critical incidents worldwide and achieve its mission of “Readiness, Response, and Resolution.”

Inside CIRG Spotlight On...

- Overview
- Leadership: Gregory D. Cox

News & Feature Stories
- NTSB Commends FBI Efforts
- Bomb Technicians: FBI/Navy Partnership
- Hostage Rescue Team at 30
- ViCAP: 25 Years of Fighting Crime
- Highway Serial Killings Initiative
- Crisis Negotiation and Kidnappings
- About School Shootings

- Our Response to Hurricane Katrina

 Resources & Publications
- Active Shooter Incidents
- Campus Attacks
- Serial Murder Perspectives
- Workplace Violence (pdf)

Service & Capabilities
Surveillance and Aviation 
FBI Bomb Technicians: Pictures and video of their suits and other equipment
Investigations & Operations Support
- National Center for the Analysis of
Violent Crime (NCAVC)
- Behavioral Analysis

-Violent Criminal Apprehension Program  (ViCAP)
Strategic Information & Operations
Tactical Operations
- Hostage Rescue Team (HRT)
- Crisis Negotiations
Counter-IED Operations
- Hazardous Devices School
- Special Agent Bomb Technicians (SABTs)
Critical Incident Intelligence