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GPD Takes 1st Place at the 2018 Best in the West SWAT Competition

On May 10 and 11, 2018, representatives of the Glendale Police Department SWAT team competed at the 2018 Best in the West SWAT competition hosted by the Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department. Twenty-seven teams representing agencies from across California competed in the two day event. The competition consisted of six events that tested each team’s physical fitness, marksmanship, tactics, and teamwork.

Our team performed at or near the top in every category and for the second consecutive year, the Glendale Police Department earned 1st Place Overall Team making Glendale the BEST IN THE WEST! The team also received the following awards:

Vehicle Assault – 1st Place Top Gun – 1st Place Two-Man Combat – 2nd Pace Overall – 1st Place

Please join me in congratulating Sergeant Toby Darby, Detective Donald Tucker, Detective Brian Young, Detective Justin Darby, Officer Chris Clay, Officer Mike Woolner, Officer Chris Weise, and Officer Emmanuel Flores on this well-earned achievement. Thank you for representing the Glendale Police Department so well!


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