Lieutenant Jack Cambria is a thirty-four year police veteran who recently retired as the New York City Police Department's longest-standing Hostage Negotiation Team Commander from 2001 through 2015. His career took him from precinct uniform, plainclothes and supervisory patrol, to the elite Emergency Service Unit, to in-command of the esteemed Hostage Negotiation Team. He has appeared on the CBS, CNN, FOX-5 and NY1 news channels as a subject-matter expert in hostage negotiations, served as a police consultant for the National Police Foundation’s review of the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting incident in Orlando in 2016, and has authored several scholarly articles on hostage negotiations and crisis intervention.
Jack continues to instruct hostage negotiation training to law enforcement officers and military personnel on the local, national and international arena. He has provided training for members of the American Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay Cuba and recurrent training for the senior classes of recruits at the United States Military Academy at West Point. In addition, Jack trains corporate and academic entities worldwide in verbal de-escalation and crisis communication skills based on the principles of negotiations and corporate active shooter survival strategies.