TPD Hosts 10th Oklahoma SWAT Competition

May 7, 2014

SWAT Teams from throughout Oklahoma converged on Tulsa today for a true test of their abilities.

Tulsa Police Department hosted the 10th annual Oklahoma SWAT Competition. The day-long games are designed to test tactical skills, marksmanship and teamwork in several different events. TPD Capt. Ryan Perkins says they’re having fun even though they can’t participate as hosts.

"In 2013 we won the event, so we got the honor of putting it on this year, and we're having a good time putting these events together and getting to use our creative juices to make a real challenge for these other teams," Perkins said. "I've already seen some guys frustrated."

Teams from police departments throughout Oklahoma and from the state bureau of narcotics competed.

Norman Police Department will host the 2015 competition after its SWAT team won the overall team championship. It won both the hostage rescue and team fitness events.

Edmond Police Department and Oklahoma City Police Department took second and third for a western sweep of the team competition. Jason Stearns with the Edmond Police Department team won all but one of the shooting events.