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Urban Shield 2011: Enhancing Mutual Aid

November 21, 2011
When a law enforcement agency calls for mutual aid help in northern California, arriving responders are usually on the same page, due to their participation in tactical training at Urban Shield.

Urban Shield 2011: Bound by Duty

October 31, 2011
Leadership starts at the top, and spreads throughout the entire Alameda County Sheriff's Office. This is the reason Urban Shield continues to offer the "best of the best" training for first responders.

Urban Shield: Debriefing the Teams

November 3, 2010
SWAT competitions give the teams an opportunity to compete against other tactical teams in events designed to test their competency and mettle. Among the many excellent SWAT competitions to choose from, Urban Shield's "full-scale exercise" format is widely considered the most realistically challenging.

Urban Shield Tests Police Responders

October 29, 2010

Twenty nine tactical teams, including three international, participated in Urban Shield 2010, the nation's largest first-responder training hosted by the Alameda County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office. Organizers roll out scenario-based exercises at a variety of venues that teams must respond to during a 48-hour period. With each exercise, the teams must manage and respond to an ongoing critical incident. The exercises "provide opportunities to enhance response efforts and identify training needs in a simulated environment," according to organizers. Photos courtesy of Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

Urban Shield: Planning and Logistics

October 26, 2010
I refer to Urban Shield as a "gruelathon," and this year proved even tougher than 2009. Although there are a number of outstanding SWAT competitions throughout America, I can think of none more realistic, encompassing, massive and demanding than Urban Shield.

Urban Shield 2010

October 19, 2010

About 30 tactical teams from around the world participated in the 2010 edition of Urban Shield, a grueling first-responder simulation coordinated by the Alameda County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office to train and prepare tactical teams. Source: The Daily Californian.

Urban Shield 2009

December 2, 2009

Urban Shield is a premier SWAT, fire and EMS training event that occurs annually in northern California. It was developed by Sheriff Ahern of the Alameda County Sheriffs Department and is widely attended by law enforcement agencies across the nation.

Urban Shield: Super SWAT Shape Required

November 23, 2009
Each scenario designed to test officers' tactical skills and teamwork to the limit was scored and timed, with points deducted for mistakes. Exercise #1,SWAT Fitness Assessment, tested the mettle of even those in "Super SWAT Shape."

Urban Shield: Training for the Unthinkable

November 19, 2009
Training for the "unthinkable" is what Urban Shield is all about because the "unthinkable" can, and does, happen. And like lightning in a thunderstorm, you never know where or when the next strike will occur.

Urban Shield 2009 Dedicated to Oakland’s Fallen Officers

November 5, 2009
For the next two days, the teams will be competing in 25 challenging real-world scenarios, with very little rest or sleep. This is a true test of tactical skills, physical endurance, and mental resolve.

Urban Shield: The Best Training Anywhere

November 1, 2008

For two years the Alameda County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Department has organized and hosted Urban Shield, the nation’s largest SWAT exercise. The 48-hour competition involves 25 tactical teams working 24 realistic scenarios. This year’s event was held Sept. 12–15, and POLICE editor David Griffith was on the scene.

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