Brothers and Sisters, we are going to have to reschedule the Sniper Challenge that was originally scheduled for May 1-3,2022.  The NC Tactical Officers Association Board of Directors and Training Coordinators have decided to combine the Sniper Challenge timing with the SWAT Competition since this is the 30th Anniversary SWAT Competition.  

The Dates for the SWAT Competition have also changed due to a scheduling conflict at the Justice Academy.  

The SWAT Competition will now be held October 11-13, 2022 with the Team Leader Briefing being held on October 10, 2022 at 1800 hours.

Since this is the 30th Anniversary of the State SWAT Competition, we have decided to also hold a separate Sniper Challenge during the SWAT Competition.  This will have separate scoring and Trophies with the Winning Sniper/Spotter Team having separate bragging rights from the SWAT Competition. The day the Sniper Challenge occurs will not impact the SWAT Competition because no events run that day will require Snipers.  

We will also be having a Most Fit Operator PT Event with separate Trophies for that.  

Please join us in making this the most successful SWAT Competition ever!!!  Those Sniper/Spotter Teams that registered for the Samarcand Sniper Challenge will not need to register again for the new date.  Any other Teams wishing to participate will have an opportunity to register for the Sniper Challenge.  

That information will be forthcoming but the fees remain the same, $40.00 per Sniper, $80.00 for the Sniper/Spotter Team.  For the SWAT Competition the fees will be $20.00 per Operator with Teams being between: 6 to 10 Operators plus 1 Team Leader/Coach.  

We appreciate the Teams that did register for the Samarcand Sniper Challenge and hope you will be able to compete in October. 

Stay in the Fight,Banzai Robert McLaughlin Jr.President NC Tactical Officers Association


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