Here’s something interesting; the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department and the Washington State Department of Transportation have partnered to provide realistic training opportunities for the Sheriff’s SWAT Team.
The WSDOT is in the process of purchasing a number of houses as part of the North Spokane Corridor project. Many of these structures are slated for demolition, but prior to removal, the SWAT Team has staged training exercises in several of them.
The SWAT Team uses the houses to conduct training in basic entry skills for their members, working on techniques for approach and entry into residences and rooms plus searching and clearing of the home. The training benefits the SWAT Team by training their staff with homes realistic to real life situations.