Unit members have attended training heavily weighted in scenario-based exercises. To ensure that the training is as realistic as possible, civilian actors and members of other negotiation units have participated.
In 2012, the State Police Crisis Negotiation Unit accepted the responsibility of being the primary negotiation unit for the prison system of New Hampshire. As a result, the State Police CNU trains regularly with prison liaisons on prison-related scenarios.
The Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU) responded to 11 calls for service in 2014. The nature of the calls ranged from suicidal and barricaded subjects to a subjected that had murdered a police officer and then barricaded himself. The CNU's highlights during 2014 included but were not limited to peacefully negotiating the end of a standoff in Hampton Falls with armed suspects who were wanted in Massachusetts. Also, peacefully negotiating an end to a standoff with suspects wanted on drug warrants in the Town of Ossipee.
During 2014 CNU members collectively attended approximately 320 hours of training. The CNU also hosted, for the first time in New Hampshire history, the annual CNU New England State Police Administrators Conference. The CNU was honored to have presenters from around the country at the NESPAC conference. As well, the CNU presented at the New England Crisis Negotiators Annual Conference.