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Leesburg officers complete SWAT training

April 7, 2006

Leesburg -- Leesburg and Lee County are among Georgia's fastest growing communities. Their police are making sure their crime fighting ability keeps pace with the skyrocketing population.

Eight officers of the Leesburg Police Department completed two weeks of training to set up their new S.W.A.T. team. The officers were trained in Special Response Tactics, today working with smoke bombs, flash grenades, and storming a barricaded building.

Chief Charles Moore said the Department is keeping pace to protect the community. "For our citizens to feel safe. We've got all the schools in Lee County and fixing to build another one. So we have all the kids here in Leesburg. If we ever need them, we got them."

The S.W.A.T. Officers will be presented their certificates tonight. They already have a S.W.A.T. mobile command vehicle.

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