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PIO/Instructor available for interviews

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department invites media representatives to observe SWAT School training this coming Sunday, April 24, from 6:15-7:45 a.m. 13 candidates will navigate a complex obstacle course requiring physical stamina, leadership, and teamwork.

Known for its intensity and rigor, the Department’s SWAT School will host candidates from multiple local law enforcement agencies as well as three officers from Brazil, two male and one female. SLCPD has invited and hosted Brazilian Civil Police officers over the past two years. These officers have a unique opportunity to learn new and different tactics, see and use other technology, and network with fellow officers here in Utah.

The Brazilian Officers are grateful and pleased at the respect and support shown by local law enforcement and the community here in Utah that embraces them, providing homes and hospitality while they are here for the three weeks.

WHO:            SWAT candidates from multiple local law enforcement agencies and Brazil.
WHAT: Navigate SLCPD SWAT School’s obstacle course.
WHEN: 6:15-7:45 a.m. Sunday, April 24, 2016.
WHERE: The SWAT obstacle course is near the Utah State Prison at approximately 14000 South on the west frontage road of Interstate 15. Take the 14300 South exit off I-15, turn west and then an immediate right on Pony Express Road (frontage road north). The obstacle course is approximately a quarter mile on the left (west) side of the road.


A subject matter expert will be on hand to explain the training.

Day-of contact: Sgt. Robin Heiden, Public Relations, (801) 799-3352