Foundation Academy and Foundation Classroom Announce Joint Educational Event: BSO/SWAT Anti-Terrorism Training Exercise

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Foundation Sponsors and Annual Members are cordially invited to attend the first combined educational event of the Sheriff’s Foundation Academy and the Sheriff’s Foundation Classroom – a BSO/SWAT full-scale anti-terrorism training scenario. If interested, you can even participate in the scenario script as a hostage or hostage taker! The scenario is still in the developmental stages, but we do know that it is a terrorist based incident that will involve a business/governmental meeting takeover by a domestic or foreign terrorist cell. It will start with a law enforcement patrol response and develop into a SWAT/Hostage Barricade situation. This event is limited to 40 persons and spaces will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

BSO/SWAT Anti-Terrorism Training Exercise


Thursday, September 10, 2015


7:00 p.m.– Set up for observers and participants of the Sheriff’s Foundation Academy and Sheriff’s Foundation Classroom.


9399 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac. The target structure in on the corner at the intersection of Commercial Blvd. and Nob Hill Road. This structure is a two-story bank building. A designated and secure parking area will be available for all personal vehicles.


Guests should wear comfortable clothing. It is recommended that long pants and comfortable shoes be worn. NO OPEN TOED SHOWES OR SANDALLS ARE ALLOWED. BSO/SWAT will provide eye/ear protection if required. Foundation Academy and Foundation Classroom members are welcome to participate as role players in the scenario. However, they should be aware that they might be in the structure until approximately 11:30 pm.


Foundation Academy and Foundation Classroom members not participating as hostages or terrorists will be able to observe the SWAT team’s movement and tactics inside of the target structure, from offices within the structure which are sectioned off by large glass panes. There will be a designated observation room that will be taped-off and out of play.


Please provide the names of those attending and whether they are interested in participating as role players. 

This is an By-Invitation-Only event. Space is limited. This event will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.