The team as a whole is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA)
and has received training in:
Unit Training & Application
- Anti-terrorist tactics
- High risk warrant service
- Hostage rescue
- Response to active shootings
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.