The Tactical Communications Unit from CME Electronics can easily establish first communication with a barricaded subject. The hands-free system takes only minutes to set up and operates from 12-volt automotive or 120-volt commercial power, eliminating the worry about dead batteries before or during a negotiation. Outputs are provided for a second negotiator to listen and for tape recording both sides of the communication. Optional equipment includes a remote speaker for division commanders and covert microphones for multiple listening points.