Erie County SWAT Team wins competition

Posted at 10:52 AM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 11:07:50-04

The Erie County SWAT Team has won the first ever Tactical Week competition hosted by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services.

The local SWAT Team was among eight SWAT Teams invited from across the state to participate in Tactical Week.  This event brought the teams together for the latest training based on current threats. 

The training and competition for the tactical teams included close quarter tactics and team scenarios developed from the 2017 English Parliament and 2016 Orlando nightclub attacks.

The Sheriff’s Office sent one team leader and six selected team operators for the competition.