February 27, 2024

Alexander Hirst & Barton Jenkins

Presentation: “20 hour standoff”

During late night hours of 02/21/2023, the Cary, North Carolina Police Department conducted a welfare check at an apartment complex.  Cary PD received a call stating that the subject of the welfare check had barricaded himself with his 11 year old son and was suicidal.  This case presentation, conducted by FBI Charlotte Division Negotiators, will detail the 20 hour standoff and the collaborative negotiation conducted by both agencies.  In addition to details of the negotiation, presenters will highlight the initial response, negotiating via text, the transition between agencies, the use of TPI’s, interaction with On-Scene Command, Proof of Life, and media messaging.

Presented by: Special Agent Alexander Hirst & Special Agent Barton Jenkins

Special Agent Alexander Hirst joined the FBI as a Special Agent in 2014. SA Hirst has worked in FBI New York, San Juan, and Charlotte where he currently works Transnational Organized Crime. SA Hirst has worked various violations to include, internal investigations, counterterrorism, public corruption, crimes against children, and violent threats. SA Hirst is an FBI Certified Negotiator with advanced training in barricaded subjects and kidnap for ransom. Additionally, SA Hirst is the FBI Charlotte CNT Assistant Team Leader who teaches at the FBI’s Regional Certification Negotiation Course.


Special Agent Barton Jenkins has been with the FBI for 22 years. He has served in 5 different divisions to include FBI Headquarters as a Supervisor and overseas in Bogota, Colombia as an Attaché.  SA Jenkins spent the majority of his career investigating criminal matters but is currently assigned to the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition, SA Jenkins spent 12 years as a SWAT operator and rose to Assistant Team Leader before stepping off in 2017.  SA Jenkins was certified as a Negotiator in 2020 and has been the FBI Charlotte Division Negotiation Team Leader for the past 3 years.