2013 CT S.W.A.T. Challenge Winner

CT SWAT Challenge 2013 Champs

The winner of the 2013 Connecticut SWAT Challenge is CREST, the Capitol Region Emergency Services Team.

This is a regional team from the greater Hartford area that represents 9 towns: Glastonbury, Wethersfield, Enfield, Rocky Hill, Manchester, Vernon, Coventry, South Windsor and Cromwell.

I personally apologize for not putting this up in a timely manner. CREST has been competing in the Challenge since the first year of the CSC and they have always competed in a champions manner so we will look forward to them defending their title in 2014.

YES, THERE IS A 2014 CSC!

Liability Insurance

Please visit our Forms and Waivers page to view a sample of the certificate of liability insurance that is required to participate.

2013 Mandatory Equipment List

PER TEAM:
1. Rifle and handgun for every participant
2. Ballistic vest with FRONT plate (level 3 hard plate or higher)
3. 500 Rifle Rounds, 500 handgun rounds, 150 frangible handgun rounds
4. 4 rifle mags, 4 handgun mags PER PARTICIPANT
5. Drop holster OR duty holster
6. Ballistic helmet
7. Eye protection
8. Ear protection
9. BDU style/ Tactical Uniform (top and bottom)
10. Gas Mask WITH filter (training)
11. 1 Pair handcuffs, 1 key PER PARTICIPANT
12. Tactical footwear for every event EXCEPT PT, where sneakers ALLOWED
13. 1 Flash Bang/Diversionary device PER TEAM
14. 1 Sniper rifle per team with 50 rounds
15. Tactical gloves (may be some rope work)
16. Knee pads/elbow pads recommended
17. Compass
18. Medical Kit
19. Radios and commo equipment for EACH PARTICIPANT (extra batteries)
20. Hydration system
21. Tactical/Riggers belt (highly recommended)
22. Weapons cleaning kit
23. Notebook and writing instrument
24. ONE knife/Leatherman per team
25. POP UP TENT LABELED WITH YOUR TEAM NAME, CHAIR FOR EACH PARTICIPANT
26. TEAM GUIDE-ON WITH TEAM NAME
27. 35 POUND KETTLEBELL
28. CAN DO ATTITUDE, SENSE OF HUMOR AND TEAM SPIRIT!!!!! If you don’t bring these you might as well go home

Major Announcement

We are thrilled to announce that the 2013 Connecticut SWAT Challenge will have LT. Mark Donald, US Navy SEAL (Ret) as our special Instructor/Keynote Speaker for the entire CSC. LT. Donald is the author of Battle Ready, and brings a wealth of real world experience in the realm of combat operations.

He is a Navy Cross recipient, Silver Star recipient, Bronze Star Recipient with a “V” for combat distinction, and a bevy of other military awards, medals, ribbons and insignias.

This is an incredible honor to have LT. Donald attend and if the CSC wasn’t already a must see event, it sure is now.

Click here to read a brief bio of LT. Mark Donald.

Click here to read more on our guest speakers (PDF).

TCCC Course Taught By Active Navy SEAL

TCCC Details: The Tactical Combat Casualty Care class will be sponsored by Hartford Hospital and Z-Medica and we are thrilled to announce it will be taught by an active US Navy SEAL, Christopher Thompson. Chris is a PA and Operational Navy SEAL with multiple deployments and an incredible amount of practical experience and he will bring unparalleled skill in teaching this class. Chris will be assisted by Dr. Rich Kamin, an ER Doctor who is at the forefront of TCCC in the Police Community.

This class will be MONDAY AUG 19th from 0700-1800 hours, details to follow once you have enrolled. It is for L/E, Military/DOC ONLY. No exceptions. The cost of the class is $100.

Click here to view the course flyer with more information (PDF).

Registration Is Now Open

TOP COP, TOP SNIPER AND TCCC REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

To all interested competitors: registration has opened for the 2013 TOP COP, TOP SNIPER, AND TACTICAL COMBAT CASUALTY CARE courses. FOR ANY OF THESE THREE, YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER!

TCCC Details: The Tactical Combat Casualty Care class will be sponsored by Hartford Hospital and Z-Medica and we are thrilled to announce it will be taught by an Active US Navy SEAL, Christopher Thompson. Chris is a PA and Operational Navy SEAL with multiple deployments and an incredible amount of practical experience and he will bring unparalleled skill in teaching this class. He will be assisted by Dr. Rich Kamin, an ER Doctor who is at the forefront of TCCC in the Police Community. This class will be MONDAY AUG 19th from 0700-1800 hours, details to follow once you have enrolled. It is for L/E, Military/DOC ONLY. No exceptions. The cost of the class is $100.

Click here for registration.

TOP SNIPER and TOP COP: These two event are Pre-register only. A maximum of 40 competitors in each field only. These events will be Tuesday Aug 20th. Top Sniper will cost $40 and Top Cop will cost $40 as well. These two comps will be new and unique and will have an incredible prize package as always. More details will follow.

Click here for Top Cop registration and here for Top Sniper Registration.

2013 Connecticut SWAT Challenge Is Coming

To all potential competitors, sponsors and vendors, supporters and attendees the CSC is just over two months away. The dates are Tuesday, August 20th-Thursday, August 22nd so plan accordingly.

If you are a SWAT Team or Sponsor/Vendor and are interested in competing/attending, email jclark@westhartford.org asap.

We will have TCCC, Top Cop, Open Rifle and Open Handgun shoots this year and as always, the public can come watch for free.

2013 TCCC, Top Cop and Top Sniper Registration

TCCC, TOP COP and TOP SNIPER REGISTRATION will be available July 1st, 2013.

2013 CT SWAT Challenge

YOU ASKED FOR IT… YOU BEGGED FOR IT… YOU WANTED IT… SO WE ARE GOING TO GIVE IT TO YOU…

THE 2013 CT SWAT CHALLENGE – AUGUST 20th, 21st, 22nd

The competing teams from 2012 have first right of refusal and an automatic spot this year. We already have a whole bunch of new (in state/out of state) teams that want to attend so they will get the slots based on the following criteria and dates:

  • ASAP-Email/Call to confirm attendance
  • April 1st-Formal written correspondence that your TEAM WILL ATTEND
  • April 2nd-Any open slots will be filled by standby teams
  • June 1st-Payment in full ($350 per team)

Once I fill the roster, I will follow up with detailed emails on the event. Here are the basics:

  • Each Team- 8-10 Operators
  • MUST ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS
  • MUST, MUST, MUST HAVE CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE (ALSO BE ON DUTY) AND MUST ADD METACON GUN CLUB AND CSP AS TEMPORARY ADDITIONAL INSURED TO INDEMNIFY THEM IF YOU HURT YOURSELF)
  • Handgun, rifle, sniper events
  • Every team member does PT event
  • Payment in full by June 1st

I hope to hear from you soon.

Best Regards,

Lt. Jeremy Clark
West Hartford Police Dept. SWAT
Connecticut SWAT Challenge Director

2013 Schedule

The schedule for the 2013 CT SWAT Challenge will be available July 1st.