The Santa Cruz Police Department Emergency Services Unit (ESU) is participating in the annual Best in the West competition - held yesterday and today in Santa Clara.The two-day event, attracting top S.W.A.T. teams from California, Washington, Arizona and Nevada, requires teams to compete in seven events including The Jungle Trail, The Sniper Course, and a Live Fire House in which real ammunition is used. The total points earned in each event are combined to determine which S.W.A.T. team is the “Best In The West”.
Here are some photos from day one of the competition: