More than 350 officers from 22 SWAT teams from the northern California region gathered at the Northern California Public Safety Training Center at the former McClellan Air Force Base Wednesday for an annual training session run by the FBI.
"Any time we can learn a better tactic, improve our tactics or change something that's due to technology or different ways people interact, it's beter so we can keep abreast of all the current trends," Fairfield Police Sgt. Jausiah Jacobsen said.
FBI Special Agent Brian Jones said trainings like Wednesday's are especially important because most SWAT teams are part-time and "training time is at a premium."
He said officials change the training each year, and have added bombing trainings and events to allow SWAT teams to practice operations in the dark.
The SWAT teams that participated in the training Wednesday were:
- Amador County Sheriff’s Office
- Benicia Police Department/Vallejo Police Department
- California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) Chowchilla
- CDCR Folsom
- Citrus Heights Police Department
- Davis Police Department/West Sacramento Police Department
- Department of Homeland Security
- Elk Grove Police Department
- Fairfield Police Department
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Folsom Police Department
- Lodi Police Department
- Placer County Sheriff’s Office
- Rocklin Police Department/Roseville Police Department
- Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office
- Sacramento Police Department
- San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office
- Solano County Sheriff’s Office
- South Lake Tahoe Police Department
- Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office
- Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office
- Yuba County Sheriff’s Office
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