May 20, 2011
Officers attend Maritime Tactical course
Sgt. Joel Slough and Deputy Chris Galls just returned from the Florida SWAT Association / Regional Domestic Security Task Force “Maritime Tactical Operations and Armed Ship Boarding” course in West Palm Beach.
This 50 hour course is required for Tier 1 Tactical Response teams. The course covered basic and advanced marine close quarters battle, high and low free boardings on freighters and cruise ships - both static and underway - and boardings while freighter crews delivered anti-piracy tactics.
Sgt. Slough, who is second in command of the Sheriff’s SWAT Team, said this was one of the most physically demanding courses he has taken to date.
Posted by Becky Herrin at 10:47 AM