The Indiana SWAT Challenge was started in 2001 and today is as strong as ever. The Delaware County Sheriff's Office prides itself in hosting the most real-life team oriented SWAT competition in the midwest. Although it will never be the biggest event of it's kind organizers strive to exceed all expectations of every team member who competes in the Indiana SWAT Challenge. Every year a few team events are removed and new, more challenging events are created.
The Indiana SWAT Challenge was made a 501 (c) 7 not-for-profit corporation in 2009. This was done to streamline SWAT Challenge finances and make it easier to accept contributions from corporations.
Starting in 2009 the Indiana SWAT Challenge began sponsoring a needy family for Christmas. Due to the generous donations of our competitors and sponsors we were able to make Christmas a lot more special for one of Muncie's single mothers and her two young daughters. We fully expect to carry on this tradition in 2010 and beyond.
The Indiana SWAT Challenge was born in 2002. Lieutenant Dave Strong and the Carmel Police Department ran the competition from 2002 - 2006. After 2006 Carmel was forced to give up hosting the Challenge due to the city taking training ground from them. The Carmel SWAT team did a great job of establishing this annual competition and making each event as challenging as it could be. SWAT teams from all over Indiana and surrounding states competed in the challenge during these years.
In 2007 The Challenge was dormant and looking for a new host. The following year Sheriff George Sheridan, Jr. and the Delaware County Sheriff's Office stepped up and took the reins. They built a new obstacle course at the Muncie F.O.P. lodge #87 and have been hosting the competition ever since.
We are currently trying to find records of winning teams from the past Indiana SWAT Challenges to proudly display their accomplishments on this website. If any of you know teams that competed and won the Challenge please forward that information to Tony Skinner or Jeff Stanley of the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. Your help is most appreciated.