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The 2011 SWAT Roundup International (SRI) featured 59 tactical teams from the United States, Russia, Kuwait, Hungary, Aruba, Bosnia, Jamaica and Sweden. The annual six-day event consisted of training classes and seminars, a trade show by over 100 vendors and manufacturers, and the legendary head-to-head tactical competition.

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The SWAT Roundup, which celebrated its 29th anniversary this year, has become one of the nation’s best-attended and most well-known SWAT competitions. This is because police departments and law enforcement agencies have learned that this competition affords them the ability to better protect their public back home by finding out how well their gear, communication and training works under physical and mental stress.

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Each eight-member team was challenged with five events that included the Tower Scramble, Hostage Rescue, Pritcher Scramble, Officer Rescue and the grueling 16-stage obstacle course. Every event is designed to physically stress the competitors, forcing them to run, climb, rappel or crawl through and over obstacles while sometimes carrying entry tools or a teammate as well as their carbine or precision rifle. To help judge realistic performance, each competitor is required to wear their mission-ready uniform and gear during the events.

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Interestingly enough, the first six winners of the competition were all based out of Florida. The overall 2011 SRI winner has been featured in the pages of Tactical Weapons as the protectors of America’s spaceport, the NASA Kennedy Space Center Special Response Team, with second place going to last year’s champion, Lakeland Police Department, and third place going to Marion County Sheriff’s Office. The fourth, fifth and sixth places went to Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office and Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. The tremendous Russian team from the Russian Federal Security Service led the international teams and was seventh overall.

The SWAT Roundup will be held in December for 2012. For more information, please visit swatroundup.net.

Check out Page 2 for more pictures and competition results.

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SWAT Round Up International 2011 Final Standings

Place Team Total Points Sum of Times
1 NASA Kennedy Space Center 268 19:34.69
2 Lakeland Police Department – Blue (Florida) 257 21:00.63
3 Marion County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 254 19:23.82
4 Orange County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 254 21:41.85
5 Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 247 21:23.56
6 Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 239 19:07.75
7 Russian Federal Security Service (Russia) 239 23:11.50
8 Apopka Police Department (Florida) 231 20:44.22
9 TEK Team 9 (Hungary) 227 24:08.25
10 Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 225 24:19.66
11 Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 225 24:32.70
12 Lake County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 224 23:27.95
13 Osceola County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 222 21:45.38
14 Orlando Police Department (Florida) 221 23:25.46
15 Lakeland Police Department – Red (Florida) 216 24:50.57
16 TEK Team 6 (Hungary) 206 24:49.23
17 Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 204 27:04.71
18 Escambia County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 202 22:19.48
19 Pinellas Park Police Department (Florida) 194 25:27.04
20 Collier County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 191 25:27.62
21 Indian River County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 187 28:12.66
22 Kissimmee Police Department (Florida) 184 27:09.58
23 Leesburg Police Department (Florida) 179 28:44.30
24 Cape Coral Police Department (Florida) 177 27:05.31
25 Gainesville Police Department (Florida) 155 33:48.37
26 Winter Park Police Department (Florida) 153 29:27.09
27 Neenah Police Department (Wisconsin) 151 29:01.61
28 Orange County Corrections (Florida) 149 27:01.04
29 Canton Sarajevo (Bosnia) 149 29:42.43
30 Clearwater Police Department (Florida) 145 31:48.49
31 Brevard County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 142 32:57.91
32 Boca Raton Police Department – Gray (Florida) 138 33:25.31
33 Kuwait SWAT – Team 2 137 46:02.78
34 Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (Georgia) 136 33:21.71
35 Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 131 39:11.05
36 Garland Police Department (Texas) 131 47:34.44
37 Kuwait SWAT – Team 1 127 30:52.74
38 St. Petersburg Police Department (Florida) 126 34:10.21
39 Lake Mary Police Department (Florida) 124 34:36.29
40 Highlands County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 123 34:09.69
41 Bradenton Police Department (Florida) 113 35:43.54
42 Palm Bay Police Department (Florida) 103 38:46.75
43 Maitland Police Department 101 35:07.63
44 Stockholm SWAT (Sweden) 97 41:30.59
45 Eustis Police Department (Florida) 92 51:54.28
46 Indiana Task Force (Indiana) 89 51:32.65
47 Aruba Police Corps (Aruba) 88 40:50.09
48 Clermont Police Department (Florida) 87 39:30.86
49 Delray Beach Police Department (Florida) 77 38:56.40
50 Waynesville Police Department (North Carolina) 75 43:23.46
51 Lee County Sheriff’s Office (Florida) 74 45:07.26
52 Boca Raton Police Department – Blue (Florida) 61 43:57.03
53 Jamaica Police FTTU – Gold (Jamaica) 56 42:12.81
54 Hialeah Police Department (Florida) 53 43:42.37
55 Brevard County Corrections (Florida) 53 47:53.27
56 Erie County Tactical Task Force (New York) 47 57:13.89
57 Anti Organized Crime Unit (Hungary) 31 02:39.93
58 Jamaica Police FTTU – Green (Jamaica) 29 54:52.48
59 Davie Police Department (Florida) 19 08:22.67

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