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While a lot of teachers use multimedia tools to better present their information to kids, the tools used by Taneytown Police Lt. Brian Costello for a class Monday night were a little bit different.
Costello brought an assault rifle, riot gear, tear gas and a tactical robot to demonstrate the work of the Carroll County Crisis Response Team to a group of Northwest Middle School students. Monday night’s demonstration was the last in a four-part series of classes focusing on law enforcement education.
Dangerous criminals call for the toughest enforcement available, and historically, police say crime goes up in the warmer months. So, officials are preparing for anything — especially the Pender County Sheriff’s Office.
For the past few months, they have been putting together their very first special response team.
Last summer’s murder in Rocky Point ended up an all-night event after suspect, Michael Grant, barricaded himself inside his house.
IMMINENT THREAT is a documentary about one SWAT team as their skills, knowledge, and abilities are challenged – both physically and emotionally – during Urban Shield, a one of a kind full-scale training exercise funded by Homeland Security. The SWAT competition is designed to evaluate and hone law enforcement’s ability to effectively respond to large scale, man-made or natural disasters. The film follows one SWAT team as they compete against 25 other teams (from across the nation and around the world) for 48 consecutive hours at 30 locations across the San Francisco Bay Area.
More than 100 members from nine Special Weapons and Tactics teams across Northern California descended on the Mid-Valley on Wednesday to rescue imaginary hostages and take down make-believe terrorism suspects.
The Yuba Sutter SWAT Challenge, the first event of its kind in the area, provided realistic training exercises — and some competition — for visiting teams looking to test their skills in unfamiliar territory.
During a hostage situation in the city, members of the SWAT. team are first to respond.
It can be a tense situation for everyone, and safety is always the top priority – For the victims, the suspect, and the officers too.
This week, the area SWAT teams received training from officers who respond to calls like this on a daily basis, the LA Police Department.
The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team finished third last Saturday in the Region VI SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) competition in Lee County.
The team’s finish in the competition was its best ever, said sheriff’s spokeswoman Nell Hays.
Besides Highlands, nine other teams competed: Lee County Sheriff’s Office, which hosted the competition; two teams each from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office and the Cape Coral Police Department; Fort Myers and Bradenton police departments; and sheriff’s offices in Collier and Charlotte counties.
Shortly after Deputy Jeremy Eckdahl became a member of the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team several years ago, he came to a conclusion about the unit.
“I thought, ‘There has to be a better way,’ and so I started brainstorming,” Eckdahl said. “And I started working on something in my barn with some of my neighbors.”
The “better way” that Eckdahl was looking for has become The Rook, a device powered by an 85-horsepower engine that was demonstrated in Gainesville Wednesday morning during a SWAT training session.
It can be a little unnerving to see a team of eight or 10 police officers running straight at you at the normally peaceful West Hartford Metropolitan District reservoir on Farmington Avenue.
But for seven years, that’s been exactly what happens during the obstacle course part of the three-day Connecticut SWAT Challenge sponsored by the West Hartford Police Department.
This year’s challenge took place just before Hurricane Irene arrived, keeping the 33 participating teams from having to not only prove their skills as officers, but prove their mettle against Mother Nature.
The Cape Coral Police Department’s SWAT Team took first place for the second year in a row at a regional SWAT competition on Saturday.
The event included teams from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Myers Police Department and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. A total of 10 teams competed.
There’s a new arsenal of emergency response tools for one of Central Arkansas’ fastest growing counties.
Most recently Saline County received a trailer, a donation from the Benton Fire Department. It’s now converted into a mobile command center to use where-ever emergency strikes in the county.
There’s a new set of wheels at the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.