LPD hosts SWAT officer school throughout week - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

LPD hosts SWAT officer school throughout week

Image courtesy of the Lubbock Police Department Image courtesy of the Lubbock Police Department
Image courtesy of the Lubbock Police Department Image courtesy of the Lubbock Police Department
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Officers from around Texas have been in Lubbock this week participating a SWAT training school that is hosted by the Lubbock Police Department.

There are 17 people who are attending this class, some from the Fort Worth, Big Spring, Abilene, Galveston and Grayson County police departments and a few officials with the Lubbock Fire Rescue Tactical Paramedics team. 

The five-day, 60-hour school covers training with firearms, high-risk warrant services, negotiations, hostage rescues, barricaded subjects and other SWAT-related topics, according to an LPD news release. This is the first time LPD has hosted a class like this in about five years.

In hosting the class taxpayers were saved money because the four new LPD officers who needed this training would have needed to go to a different facility. 

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