Thursday morning at 8 a.m., 31 SWAT teams will be converging at the San Leandro police department for the 6th
Annual SLPD SWAT Fitness Challenge, according to Lt. Randall Brandt of San Leandro Police.
The teams are traveling from as
far as Bakersfield to attend, he said in an email. There are 22 police agencies
from eight counties who are participating.
A briefing will be held at the San Leandro Police Department at 9 a.m.
and then the teams will participate in an endurance style race that
will cover more than 13 miles on the trails with other fitness related
challenges in between, Brandt said.
This event brings agencies from
throughout the region together to share training ideas and build
relationships. These relationships benefit the teams during critical
incidents, Brandt added.