Each team member volunteered and was required to pass a physical fitness evaluation and firearm's qualification requirements.
The team members are expected to maintain a degree of physical conditioning and firearm's proficiency above that required of other officers. Training is conducted monthly and under a variety of conditions to simulate actual deployments. Mock scenarios designed for intense training conditions continually test each member's level of physical conditioning, firearm's proficiency with a variety of special weapons, and mental status under stressful conditions.
THE NCSOG Team often trains with specialty teams from other agencies in surrounding counties to ensure a coordinated, well-trained response for mutual aid to a critical situation.