- By Ashleigh Sloop
- Posted Thursday, October 28, 2010
START Attends Competition at the N. C. Justice Academy
The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Action Response Team (START) is a specialized unit which provides strategic assistance to operations initiated by deputies of the Sheriff’s Office. These operations include incidents such as riots, high risk search and high risk arrest warrant service, armed barricaded suspects, hostage taking incidents, sniper and active shooter incidents, as well as other unique and unusual incidents.
START consists of sworn deputies that work in a variety of assignments within the Sheriff’s Office and volunteer as members of the tactical team. START members receive additional training in areas such as police sniper/observer, breaching and advance tactics.
During October 20-22nd, START participated in a statewide competition at the NC Justice Academy in Salemburg, NC. The team trained and competed with other tactical teams from across the state. They placed 9th overall and 3rd in the “Rolling Thunder” and “Night Operations” events.