Best In The West SWAT Team Competition

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Best in the West, created and hosted by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, is the largest invitational S.W.A.T. competition in the Western United States. Begun under the auspices of then-Sheriff Charles Gillingham, and continuing today under the leadership of Sheriff Laurie Smith, this event is now in its 19th year. Each year, members of the departments Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team design, physically construct, and run an intensive two-day, 7-course competition, pitting S.W.A.T. teams from all over the West against each other, in a multi-jurisdictional learning experience unequalled in this part of the country. With numerous yearly variations and twists, designed to keep any returning teams from becoming complacent, and to keep all teams challenged to the utmost.

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