A tragic ending to a SWAT call out in Orlando is the reality many SWAT teams face as a possible scenario when they train. The goal is always to resolve the issue as quickly as possible with as few lives lost as possible, said Martin County Sheriff William Snyder.
Martin County Sheriff’s SWAT team members are enhancing their training as stand-offs and call outs are intensifying. For 6 days straight, SWAT members with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office trained around the clock with Navy Seals. The scenarios focused on real life situations, acts of terrorism and active shooters.
“These Navy Seals and special operators didn’t go easy [on them],” said Sheriff Snyder.
Shot at with simmunation rounds, SWAT officers were put under pressure in counter-terrorism scenarios and active shooter situations.
“They use simmunation rounds which is a round, it looks just like a bullet, but the projectile is actually plastic and paint when you get tagged with one of those you feel it,” said Lieutenant Ruben Romero.