The Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Group (SOG) recently received the prestigious SWAT Team Certification based on procedures established by the NYS Municipal Police Training Council (MPTC). The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services determined that the application submitted meets all the requirements set forth by the MPTC.
The Orange County Sheriff’s SOG Team is one of only fifteen teams in New York State possessing the State Certification. Sheriff Carl E. DuBois is proud of the Special Operations Group members for their commitment and dedication to their profession.
The SWAT Team Certification is valid for a period of two years while keeping with the standards set forth by the MPTC. After the standards are met through the initial two years the certification is extended to five-year periods.
The Special Operations Group consists of SWAT Operators and Tactical Members that render support to the Patrol and Corrections Divisions as well as local law enforcement, by utilizing capabilities ranging from high risk warrant execution and active shooter incidents to cell extractions and crowd control.
SOG personnel provide training to other police agencies and provide risk review and training for houses of worship, schools and businesses, free of charge. Any business, school or places of worship wishing to receive a free risk review and/or training please address those requests to Assistant Undersheriff Anthony Weed at firstname.lastname@example.org.