Law enforcement officers from Bartlesville, Edmond, Norman and Broken Arrow, in addition to agents from the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangers Drugs Control, converged on Tulsa to take part in the 10th annual Oklahoma SWAT Competition on Wednesday.
According to Tulsa World, police from Norman emerged victorious in the overall event, while splitting six categories with Edmond police. Each participating department won three events.
The Tulsa Police Department hosted this year’s event by virtue of the fact that they won the 2013 contest. The host department, however, does not participate in the competition.
“We’re honored to have it here,” Tulsa Police Capt. Ryan Perkins said.
As Tulsa World reports, the Oklahoma SWAT competition tests the skills of participants through a hostage rescue event and grueling obstacle course.
“This event is helpful because it allows these teams to network and discuss what they’re working on and what they’re seeing,” Perkins said. “And it allows guys to evaluate themselves and their teams and see what they do right and see what they need to work on.”
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