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SWAT team practices real-world scenarios

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El Paso County SWAT Team trainees practice barricading the window of a vacant home in the Tierra Vista Community at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Trainees exercised scenarios, such as capturing a suspect and securing the house perimeter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Halle Thornton)

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The El Paso County Special Weapons and Tactics Team participated in training for real-world scenarios in the Tierra Vista Community at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Schriever Security Forces members worked with El Paso County Sherriff’s Office to secure a vacant residence in the housing area to allow attendees to train on executing high risk warrants and containment plans. All attendees worked well together and came together as a cohesive team by the end of the week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Halle Thornton)

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El Paso County SWAT trainees exercised scenarios, such as searching and seizing, in the Tierra Vista Community at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Participants included deputies from the Teller County Sheriff's Office, Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, 721st Security Forces Squadron members from Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station and El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Topics covered included basic review and training in use of force, case law, high risk warrant service, scouting, less lethal and gas operations, barricaded suspects, sniper operations, vehicle assaults, breaching methods, entry techniques and many other topics. (U.S. Air Force photo/Halle Thornton)

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El Paso County SWAT Team trainees gather to hear orders in the Tierra Vista Community at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The goal of the training was to expose trainees to situations they could face in their work. (U.S. Air Force photo/Halle Thornton)

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El Paso County SWAT Team trainees practice arresting a volunteer “suspect” in the Tierra Vista Community at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team hosted a 50 hour basic SWAT school, free of charge, to members of the El Paso County Sherriff’s Office and other Front Range agencies Aug. 7-11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Halle Thornton)

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El Paso County SWAT Team trainees practice securing a home in the Tierra Vista Community at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Once trained, members are expected to maintain their skills, weapons proficiency and physical conditioning. (U.S. Air Force photo/Halle Thornton)

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The El Paso County Special Weapons and Tactics Team participated in training for real-world scenarios in the Tierra Vista Community at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Schriever Security Forces members worked with El Paso County Sherriff’s Office to secure a vacant residence in the housing area to allow attendees to train on executing high risk warrants and containment plans. All attendees worked well together and came together as a cohesive team by the end of the week.
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