Which SWAT team was the Best in the West?

Morgan Hill Ofc. Wayne Bell aims for a five point moving target with his handgun on the final part of the Top Gun event Thursday during the Best in the West Invitational SWAT Competition at the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Range in San Jose. During this e

The Best in the West competition was created and is hosted by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office year.

It’s the largest invitational SWAT competition in the western United States. This year’s competition was the 20th rendition. The Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team is responsible for the design and physically constructing and running the intensive two-day, seven event competition that pits SWAT teams from all over the U.S. against each other.

Here are the overall team standings from 2012 below. You can view the standings for each competition by downloading the PDFs at left: physical challenge, team assault, vehicle assault, jungle trail, sniper, top gun and two-man combat.

1 Las Vegas Metro PD
2 San Ramon PD
3 Pasadena PD
4 Campbell PD
5. Concord PD
6 Alameda County SO
7 Sunnyvale DPS
7 Sacramento County SO
8 Contra Costa County SO
8 Sonoma County SO
9 San Mateo PD
10 San Jose PD
11 San Mateo County SO
12 Amador County SO
13 Folsom PD
14 Fremont PD
14 San Francisco PD
15 San Francisco County PD
16 Milpitas PD
17 Placer County SO
18 Gilroy PD/Morgan Hill PD
19 Salinas Valley State Prison HRT
20 East Bay Regional Parks PD
21 Santa Cruz PD
22 Hayward PD
23 Salinas PD
24 Redwood City PD
25 Solano County SO
26 Alameda PD

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