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Every day you go to work as a patrol officer you should in someway be doing exercises in your down time to test yourself. As a SWAT team and a more importantly a new multi-jurisdictional SWAT Team I believe that all of our training exercises test ourselves. We do this with Team Leaders, Command and Administration. We conduct hands on live training, simulator training, table tops and simply test all of our new products to make sure it works for us. We of all elements of the law enforcement field must train to make sure above all that we know what our limitations are. That is the most important part that at times gets left out and sometimes missed due to all the things you can do. What I want to know as a Commander is what is your (our) limitations as a team and make sure that I have the proper people in place before I need them.