BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a basic SWAT training course, with law enforcement agencies from all over the nation.
About 20 trainees are taking on 40 hours of training over five days, covering basic special weapons and tactics or “SWAT.”
That training is being conducted by the National Tactical Officers Association. The group is the national leader in SWAT training.
“We’re not a full-time SWAT team, we’re not a full-time emergency response team,” explained Sgt. John Clatterbaugh with the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office. “These guys that are on the team are patrol officers. For 16 hours minimum a month, extra, on top of their patrol.”
These trainings are conducted multiple times a month.
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