The following information was provided by Det. Drake of the Suquamish Police Dept.
The Suquamish Tactical & Tracking Team (TNT) is a highly specialized team whose primary function is operating in rural and rugged environments. The team is utilized for warrant service, surveillance operations, marijuana eradication, search and rescue and tactical tracking.
The team is comprised of six operators and one administrator. Each member on the team has a primary and secondary specialized job assignment. Some of the assignments include tactical medics, communications, navigations, surveillance equipment tech, evidence tech and designated marksman.
Team members are expected to maintain a high level of fitness and must pass a physical fitness test every three months. These fitness tests are combinations of other commonly used SWAT team fitness tests. The tests combine both endurance and strength tasks while under stress. The test uses TAC FIT, Raider Tactical Fitness and Crossfit techniques and testing.
The team members also must maintain a higher than standard level of proficiency in pistol, rifle and shotgun. If designated marksman they have to also qualify using their sniper rifle.
Training days usually start with physical fitness. The team uses a combination of several different fitness techniques taken from TACFIT, Raider Tactical Combatives and Crossfit to maintain a higher than expected level of fitness and combative skills.
The second session of the training day is combative training. This is a combination of MMA sparring, ground tactics and knife defense or CQB (Close Quarters Battle) skills.
On a normal training day without an extended exercise, a run or distance hike with a 40 pound pack and weapons is also typical.