What it takes to be in STF

Any Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) officer can apply to join the Special Task Force.

However, there is a selection phase to identify team players who are physically and mentally fitter.

Candidates must get at least a Silver award - the minimum requirement - for their Individual Physical Proficiency Test and must be marksmen in handling their sidearms.

Selected candidates go through on-the-job training, which includes shooting, driving, surveillance techniques, methods of entry and unarmed and close-quarter combat, among other skills required for their new role.