CPSO ACT Team finishes first in statewide competition - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

CPSO ACT Team finishes first in statewide competition

(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC) (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

It's believed that practice makes perfect and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office ACT Team takes that to heart. 

The team is constantly training, both mentally and physically, practicing for tactical situations they have to encounter on a day-to-day basis. 

"To prep for an event at this magnitude really fine tunes those skills and directly correlates back to the street," said Sgt. John Reddin, team leader for the ACT Team.

On Tuesday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 10, the ACT Team competed in the 2017 Louisiana Tactical Police Officer's Association annual SWAT competition and came in first out of 10 teams from across the state. 

The team consisted of six competitors, five entry team members (Sgt. John Reddin, Sgt. Ed Choi, Sgt. Joshua Donovan, Sgt. Jeremy Dansby, Sgt. Brandon Miller), and one sniper (Capt. Rick Daughenbaugh).

"We choose to be involved," said Sgt. Reddin. "Because it literally pushes the people on the team. We basically compete amongst our entire team so whoever does the best gets to go and compete and it just pushes you to do better, keeps your physical fitness up, your mental focus. All these things that drive us on a day-to-day operation, it helps."

Mobile users, click HERE to see more photos.

The competition tested their technical and tactical competence, as well as firearm and SWAT fundamentals.

Capt. Daughenbaugh, a 22-year veteran sniper, had to shoot from a 450-yard distance and came in third overall. 

"As to quote scripture, Proverbs 27:17: 'As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another,' " said Capt. Daughenbaugh. "We take it seriously because this is not a football game, it's not softball, the skills that we utilize in the competition directly relates to our daily jobs and it makes us better."

After two days of no less than five hours of grueling physical and mental tests, CPSO ACT Team placed first in rifle, first in obstacle course, second in pistol, second in shotgun and third in sniper. 

The team plans to compete again next year to defend its title. 

Copyright KPLC 2017. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • BREAKING

    Many without power in Calcasieu and Jeff Davis, some traffic lights affected

    Many without power in Calcasieu and Jeff Davis, some traffic lights affected

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:14 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:14:22 GMT
    (Source: Entergy)(Source: Entergy)

    Around 3,000 people are without power in Calcasieu as of 2 p.m. Thursday. Drivers are reporting that the outages are affecting traffic signals on La. 14. Around 1,200 are without power along La. 14, south of I-10. There are also power outages reported in the area of La. 14 and Tom Hebert Road and in Sulphur. Entergy's website says the outages are caused by the effects the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy. Follow these links for outage maps: Entergy BECi Cleco  Jef...

    More >>

    Around 3,000 people are without power in Calcasieu as of 2 p.m. Thursday. Drivers are reporting that the outages are affecting traffic signals on La. 14. Around 1,200 are without power along La. 14, south of I-10. There are also power outages reported in the area of La. 14 and Tom Hebert Road and in Sulphur. Entergy's website says the outages are caused by the effects the remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy. Follow these links for outage maps: Entergy BECi Cleco  Jef...

    More >>
  • LATEST CLOSURES: Tropical Storm Cindy

    LATEST CLOSURES: Tropical Storm Cindy

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:43:01 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will close its administrative office, tax office and departments with non-essential personnel at noon Wednesday, June 21, as the area prepares for Tropical Storm Wednesday. Those offices will resume normal schedules on Friday, June 23. 

    More >>

    The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office will close its administrative office, tax office and departments with non-essential personnel at noon Wednesday, June 21, as the area prepares for Tropical Storm Wednesday. Those offices will resume normal schedules on Friday, June 23. 

    More >>
  • breaking

    LIVE BLOG: Cindy downgraded to tropical depression

    LIVE BLOG: Cindy downgraded to tropical depression

    Thursday, June 22 2017 5:47 PM EDT2017-06-22 21:47:23 GMT
    Cameron Parish Coastline (Source: KPLC)Cameron Parish Coastline (Source: KPLC)

    The 7StormTeam believes the center circulation of Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall between Holly Beach and Johnson Bayou in Cameron Parish at about 2 a.m. Official word will be coming out from the National Hurricane Center at about 4 a.m. Click HERE for more.

    More >>

    The 7StormTeam believes the center circulation of Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall between Holly Beach and Johnson Bayou in Cameron Parish at about 2 a.m. Official word will be coming out from the National Hurricane Center at about 4 a.m. Click HERE for more.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly