Oakland SWAT team takes second at Urban Shield

The 48-hour continuous competition was held at dozens of sites around the Bay Area from Oct. 15-18


By Harry Harris
Oakland Tribune

OAKLAND — An Oakland police SWAT team finished second in a prestigious, internationally known training competition this past weekend, losing out to a group of Israeli police but beating more than two dozen other Bay Area law enforcement agencies that participated.

The event was the fourth annual Urban Shield Training Exercise, a 48-hour continuous competition held at dozens of sites around the Bay Area from Oct. 15-18. Oakland won the competition last year.

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