Special Operations Group (SOG)

Providing Tactical Operations
The Special Operations Group (SOG) is comprised of 10 officers who are specially trained in tactical operations. The members are made up of volunteers from the sworn officers of the department. Before induction in the group, officers must meet various minimum requirements and receive a confidence vote from other SOG members.
The team as a whole is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and has received training in:
  • Anti-terrorist tactics
  • High risk warrant service
  • Hostage rescue
  • Response to active shootings
Unit Training & Application
The team trains regularly utilizing realistic scenarios in various locations. Once the members are briefed on a scenario, they must develop an operations plan, and then complete their mission. These training scenarios prepare the members for the missions they encounter during real life situations, such as barricaded persons, narcotic raids, and high risk warrant service.

The members are on-call 24 hours a day and are frequently called upon to assist with the arrest of violent offenders; to enter and secure locations where narcotics are being stored, sold, or consumed; or to provide their service in situations where the suspect is reasonably believed to be armed and/or dangerous. To date, the SOG has assisted many local jurisdictions with tactical operations. The unit has also served the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration by serving warrants.