Bunnell, FL – The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team have an official invite to participate in the 2019 UAE SWAT Challenge in Dubai next month. Eight team members will make the trip for a visit that lasts from February 10 through the 14.
Four agencies were invited by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Interior and Dubai Police to take part in the training with all expenses paid by the UAE. Three other teams were chosen to represent the U.S., including two others from Florida. They are the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office and the New York City Police Department.
More than 30 SWAT teams from around the world will take part in five Challenge Categories. Each of the challenges is designed to build cooperation on a global level between all of the SWAT teams. Sheriff Rick Staly said, “This event offers a very unique opportunity for our SWAT team to collaborate, train and exchange ideas with SWAT teams from all over the world.”
While the FCSO SWAT team members are out of the country, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team will support FCSO through the Sheriff’s Mutual Aid Agreement.