WHAT: SWAT Round-Up International Competition and Vendor Trade Show
WHERE: Orlando, Florida
WHEN: November 11-16th, 2018
WHO: The Florida SWAT Association is dedicated to those professionals operating in the tactical communities of law enforcement and the military. Although members are predominately Florida based law enforcement officers, the Florida SWAT Association is open to all officers that respond to and resolve critical incidents, as well as those individuals who provide direct support for those officers. Last year's gathering featuring teams from across Florida, from Miami to Kissimmee to Gainesville. Its national and global reach includes particpiants from the Bay Area, California, and Houston, Texas, to teams from Hungary, Sweden, Jamaica and Brazil. (See "2016 Super SWAT Cop Awardees here".)
WHAT THEY SAY IT IS: The 36th Annual SWAT Round-Up International Competition and Vendor Trade Show will be held Sunday, November 11 to Friday, November 16, 2018. The competition days are Tuesday through Friday (November 13 - 16) and the vendor show is Tuesday through Thursday (November 13 - 15). More info to come on locations and themes of this year, but for last year's check out the Training Calendar and Meeting Agenda.
IN-DEPTH: In SWAT Round-up's 2016 Report, they describe themselves as,
"More than just a training event or pulse-pounding competition, SWAT Round-Up is a sum that is greater than its parts. Ultimately it is an opportunity for operators across the globe to come together as one to learn from each other. The brotherhood you share with your teammates will extend to your fellow operators as you train, compete and cheer each other on. The relationships you form here will be based on your shared values of loyalty, bravery and dedication to saving lives and these bonds will last your lifetime.
The training and education program is a vital component of the SWAT Round-Up International experience. Training for 2016 will be conducted by nationally renowned instructors and will include numerous relevant courses for SWAT and ERTs. No other venue offers an equal gathering of distinguished experts.
Each of the five Round-Up competition events should be considered a training opportunity. These events are geared for simulation of real life scenarios and are intended to challenge the team as a unit. Optional events emphasize weapon expertise and physical fitness. Others may attempt to emulate the SWAT Round-Up International experience, but there is no equal."