SWAT World Challenge

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The Original SWAT World Challenge is an annual competition of law enforcement SWAT teams. It is usually held close to Little Rock, Arkansas, USA and its goals are to encourage exchange of ideas/techniques and promote the high level of tactical skills, mental focus and physical endurance possessed by SWAT Teams.

History[edit]

The event began in 2004 under its original name of World SWAT Challenge and was won by San Antonio, Texas. In 2005, Germany's GSG 9 won all eight events and in 2006 won four of the eight events maintaining its top SWAT World Challenge ranking. The event was renamed Original SWAT World Challenge in 2005 when the tactical footwear company Original SWAT became title sponsor, and has since been expanded into the World SWAT Series which will include regional competitions capable of hosting 25-30 competing teams. The first of these was the Northeastern SWAT Challenge in late 2006, followed in 2007 by the addition of the Rocky Mountain Tactical Challenge, and a Mid-Western SWAT Challenge in 2008. These regional events follow the same format of the OSWC but with six events rather than eight, and are not limited to thirty teams.

OLN televised the 2007 event which was held 24–28 April close to Little Rock, Arkansas at Camp Joseph T. Robinson (National Guard Base). This could become the regular venue for the competition. Original SWAT Footwear Company has discontinued its sponsorship of the event, and is now the title sponsor of the 2008 Original SWAT Tactical World Cup.

Events[edit]

  1. Zodiac Attack
  2. Scott Entry Problem
  3. Leopard Challenge
  4. Glock Pistol Shoot Off
  5. Sniper Challenge
  6. Vehicle Assault
  7. 3 Gun Challenge
  8. Original SWAT Rage Run

Ranking[edit]

These are the current rankings of the competing teams as of 2007.[1] Most are designated from their city/state or country of origin.

Place Team Points
1 Ocean County, NJ 15
2 US DOE/OST 24
3 Lexington, KY 30
4 Bruce Power 33
5 GSG9 (Germany) 40
6 DOE- Lawrence Livermore 62
7 Wake Co., NC 69
8 Gwinnett Co., GA 81
9 Indiana State Police 84
10 Durham Regional Police 85
11 Shelby County 86
12 Hanford Patrol 89
13 Greenville Police 97
14 FIAT, IL 114
15 Arkansas State Police 114
16 Chilton Co. 115
17 Cincinnati, OH 115
18 Columbus City, IN 117
19 Ct. Central Region E. R. T 117
20 Lancaster Co. SERT 136
21 Connecticut State Police 139
22 Douglas County, CO 139
23 Toronto - ETF 143
24 Germantown, TN P.D. 147
25 Kane Co. (UT) Sheriff 152
26 South Suburban ERT, IL 157
27 A. T., Aruba 170
28 Van Buren, AR 172

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