The Albany Dougherty Metro SWAT team received new accreditation today after a week of special training.
A graduation ceremony was held for the 23-team members, including 5 new SWAT officers.
The Barrow County Sheriff's Training Officer, who has taught SWAT teams for a decade, came to town to lead the training.
SWAT Board members say the community can feel safer with this team.
"I feel extremely good about this team. We have good people. We know we have good people. And the level of training that has been given here this week, just builds on that, " said Albany Police Chief John Proctor.
The SWAT team is made up of officers from Albany Police Department, Dougherty County Sheriff's Office, D-A.'s office, Dougherty County School Police Department, and two paramedics from E-M-S.
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