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July 11, 2017 > Milpitas SWAT team competes in Best in the West

Milpitas SWAT team competes in Best in the West

Submitted By Sgt. Huy Tran, Milpitas PD

Members of the Milpitas Police Department SWAT team showed off their best moves and tactical skills during a recent competition against SWAT teams from numerous other law enforcement agencies.

The 2017 Best in the West SWAT competition, held in mid-May, pitted 24 SWAT teams from California and Nevada in a live fire competition that included several grueling events that tested team memberÕs physical strength along with individual and team SWAT skills.

Milpitas SWAT team members did well. Officer Pete Tachis received the Bulls-Eye award for making the top shot in the 300 Bulls-Eye Target Sniper Contest. Meanwhile, the team took home a third-place award for best Team Assault event which was designed to challenge teams with tactics, teamwork and quick decision-making, in a realistic entry of a live-fire house to rescue a hostage.

Overall, the Milpitas SWAT team placed 15th in the competition which was hosted by the Santa Clara County SheriffÕs Department.

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