Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Bryan Tactical Response Team Competes in Worldwide Competition
On June 15, 2009 through June 20, 2009, the Bryan Police Departmentís Tactical Response Team (TRT) participated in the United States National SWAT Championship at the US Shooting Academy located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Bryan Police Departmentís Tactical Response Team (TRT) is a volunteer/part-time Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) unit made up of Bryan PD officers who serve in regular, full-time positions in every division of the department. These officers dedicate many additional hours of training and active service to the TRT outside of their regular duties so that they, the Bryan Police Department and the City of Bryan are well prepared whenever a situation arises requiring their high level of tactical expertise. The team was proud to be sponsored by AVON Protection Group in order to participate in the National SWAT Championship.
The competition was open to any law enforcement related SWAT/Tactical/sniper team (local, State, or Federal). This is a premier SWAT competition in North America which tested SWAT teamís capability in various situations. Teams from Europe, Canada, the US Department of Energy, and other teams from around the country and world participated in the event.
The US National SWAT event is a three-day team competition consisting of eight (8), live-fire tactical stages that tested fitness, SWAT/weapons skills, and team organization. Scoring is objective based on time and target hits. The US Sniper event is a two-day competition for two man sniper teams. This event consisted of six (6) live fire states designed to test the combat marksmanship, fitness, teamwork and decision making of the team members. Skills with long guns, carbines and pistols were also challenged.
After the two day sniper event, Bryanís Tactical Response Sniper Team finished 3rd for part-time SWAT teams and tied for 10th place overall. After the three day SWAT event, Bryanís Tactical Response Team (TRT) as a whole finished 2nd for part-time SWAT teams and finished 9th overall. The field of competing teams consisted of numerous local, State, and Federal SWAT/Tactical and sniper teams as well as several international teams. The team performed well in the extreme heat and against tough competition in what were very competitive events that were very realistic and mimicked real world tactical situations. Bryanís Tactical Response Team (TRT) also came back with equipment, operational assessments and the shared knowledge and experiences of the global field of competitors, all of which will improve the teamís capability to help keep the City of Bryan the safest City in the Great State of Texas.
Please congratulate any of the team members you see for a job well done in this competition and for their willingness to serve in an often dangerous and time consuming role of TRT officers. Their dedication and commitment to excellence was displayed for teams from around the world to see. The Tactical Response Team represented not only the Bryan Police Department well, but also the City and citizens of Bryan and are to be commended.
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