Sheriff’s Swat Team Wins 1st Annual Statewide Competition

Modified: May 25, 2017 11:14am


2017 SWAT team award

Eight Teams Competed in Anti-Terrorism Scenarios


Buffalo, NY – Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announces the Erie County SWAT Team won the first ever Tactical Week competition hosted by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) in Oriskany, New York May 15-18.


The ECSO SWAT Team was among eight SWAT Teams invited from across New York to participate in Tactical Week.  This event brought the teams together for the latest training based on current threats.  The training and competition for the tactical teams included close quarter tactics and team scenarios developed from the 2017 English Parliament and 2016 Orlando nightclub attacks.


The theme of the event was hostage rescue with training elements which included:

·         Room Clearing

·         Officer Down

·         Woodland and Rural Tactics


The Sheriff’s Office sent one team leader and six selected team operators for the competition.