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Tactical training for police under way in Rapides Parish

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Handling special police emergencies requires officers with training beyond that possessed by most on the force.

Such skills are being learned and honed this week at a SWAT training course that marks the first time that the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office and Alexandria Police Department have teamed up to provide the training. SWAT stands for Special Weapons and Tactics, and team members are used in specialized situations such as armed standoffs, hostage cituations and riots.

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