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.
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.