Hundreds of Swat Operators Train in Duluth

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The 20th annual Tactical Training Conference kicked off this weekend.

More than 300 public safety personnel from around the five state area are training at various locations in Duluth.

They’re refining their skills with several different courses that cover explosive breaching hostage rescues and negotiations as well as K9 deployment, sniper shooting and other tasks they do while in the line of duty to be better equipped and trained when handling dangerous situations.

“We’re a lifesaving organization,” Special Operations Tactical Association President Brian Muller said. “Our whole mission is to go out and deal with a tactical situation and resolve that peacefully without anyone getting hurt. I think with the training that we’re doing here today and the focus that we do tomorrow is all geared toward that one focus and it is resolving the situation peacefully.”

Technical operators will also hear from speakers from different parts of the country about handling officer involved shootings and debriefing incidents on a national level.

The conference will wrap up Tuesday.

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