The Emergency Service Team consists of 2 divisions: the Negotiations Team and the Tactical Team. The negotiations team is made up of officers who all must attend a certified hostage/crisis negotiators course.
The tactical team consists of a commander, entry team, and support team members. All team members must attended a SWAT Team Operations: Basic Skills. The tactical team receives monthly training from instructors within the department in tactical operations and weapon proficiency. Additional specialized training may also be given to specific members related to medical certification, chemical options, rappelling, special weapons, search and rescue, etc.