Waynesville SRT honored by NC Senate
RALEIGH — The Waynesville Special Response Team (SRT) was honored by the North Carolina Senate on March 29 for its victory at the Annual SWAT Round-Up International Training and Competition in Orlando, Florida, and its superior representation of police in North Carolina.
The Waynesville SRT has received the Best Small Agency and the crowning achievement, the Top National Team in 2016. Sen. Jim Davis recognized the officers' achievement and praised them for their dedication.
"In a day and time when it is not popular to be in law enforcement, to be honored by the North Carolina Senate shows that there is still support for those who selflessly sacrifice daily," said Waynesville Mayor Gavin Brown. "We are so very proud of this Special Response Team and add our congratulations and thanks again for their dedication and commitment to the citizens and visitors to Waynesville.”
Between 50 and 60 SWAT teams from around the world come together each year for the SWAT Round-Up, a week-long training and competition conference for special operations teams.
The conference featured seminars and training presented by experts in the field of tactics and strategies to deal with critical incidents. SWAT teams had the opportunity to test their mettle through five days of timed and judged competition.