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2005 Tactical Competition
On September 24, 2005 the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio held itís 5th Annual Ohio Tactical Competition. Twelve teams from Ohio participated in the event filled one-day competition. Each team consisted of six team members. Teams competing for top honors included: Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio SRT, Delaware Tactical Unit, Findlay Police SWAT, Hancock County SRT, Hamilton County SWAT, Medina County SWAT (two teams, Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections, Putnam County SWAT, Summit County Sheriff and Wood County SRT (two teams).
The competition began at 0800 with a flag raising ceremony performed by CCNOís SRT.
The first event of the day was the Obstacle course. The Obstacle course is located in a wooded area behind CCNO. This event is dreaded by some, anticipated by others, but ultimately respected by all. Teams chose their four best athletes to run the course. Over the past three years completion times ranged from 4 minutes 20 seconds to 12 minutes. Hamilton Police Department won first place, CCNO took second, and Findlay Police Department finished third.
The competition moved to the Bryan Police and Fire Training Center after completing the obstacle course. Once there the competition kicked into high gear as three events - Room Clearing Event, Precision Firearms Event, and Rapid Fire Event - were simultaneously taking place.
The room clearing took place in a furnished two-story building. Teams were required to complete two entries. The first was completed utilizing a stealth entry and the second was done by way of a dynamic entry. Teams were given a specific scenario and then were given time to plan the entry. Teams were given the choice of .223ís, handguns, and shotguns as their entry weapons. Live actors inside the building were also armed. All weapons were converted to utilize paint marking cartridges. Teams were scored based on safe and effective entry techniques, proper usage of simulated deadly force, team casualties, and time. At the conclusion of the event, Findlay Police Department took first in the event. Delaware Tactical Unit came in second and Medina County Team 2 finished third.
The precision firearms event consisted of three mini events. The scores from all three segments were totaled to come up with a winner. The events included a sniper segment, a team precision shooting event utilizing primary weapons, and a team relay knockdown reactive target event utilizing handguns. After totaling the scores, ODRC finished first, followed by Hamilton Police Department in second and Findlay Police Department in third.
The crowd favorite, the Rapid Fire Event, also consisted of three mini events. All three of these events are based on time. As the event name implies, the quickest wins. The first event was the lumberjack. Three team members load up multiple handgun magazines and then are timed to see how long it takes them to cut a treated 4x4 in half. Team members then moved to the pigeon blast. In this event three team members see how fast they can break 30 hanging clay pigeons. The final event is the shot gun relay/rolling thunder. Five team members shoot 15 shots at five different targets in a prescribed order by person and target. In the end ODRC won first place. Findlay Police Department finished second and Hamilton Police Department finished third.
After all the scores from each event were totaled and ranked, Findlay Police Department was crowned the Ohio Tactical Team Champions. This entitled them to represent the State of Ohio in national competition events to be held in Florida in November. Placing second was Hamilton Police Department, ODRC finished third and the Delaware County Tactical Unit in fourth place.
Competitions are designed to be fun, but the overall goal is to see teams improve themselves and thus make them safer and more effective. Training deficiencies become evident in the sometimes stressful competitive environment. If you have never attended a competition, you are encouraged to do so. Itís better to find out that you are doing something wrong in a safe and controlled atmosphere than in a possible deadly encounter.
To receive a copy of the 2005 tactical team competition video on CD, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and request a copy.
The 2006 tactical team competition is scheduled for the September 16. Any teams interested in participating should contact CCNO SRT Commander Craig Eiden at (419) 428-3800 extension 203.
This site was updated on February 26, 2013