The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Crisis Response Team placed third overall in the Louisiana Tactical Police Officer’s Association annual State SWAT Competition held May 14 to May 15 in Alexandria.
The competition consisted of five events including an obstacle course, and shooting skills test using rifles, handguns, shotguns and sniper weapons.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is the only agency in the state that had a team to finish in the top three in all six categories, a news release from Sheriff Jeff Wiley’s office says.
The team was divided into two groups: Team Bravo and Team Alpha.
Ascension Bravo finished in third place overall, also picking up second place wins in rifle and sniper contests and third in the obstacle course.
Team Alpha won third place in shotgun and handgun.