Members of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department S.W.A.T. Team were recently recognized and honored this month during the 2016 Indiana S.W.A.T. Officers Association Conference. The Kosciusko County team was one of seven state-wide S.W.A.T. teams that were recognized for their distinguished service and accomplishments.
The Kosciusko County S.W.A.T. was originally established in 1995 under former Kosciusko County Sheriff Alan Rovenstine. Initially it was developed as an “Arrest Team” under the command of Chuck Hodges and Craig Bale. The team has grown and developed to consist of eleven active members currently, which have trained with military special ops and federal agents in various locations, including Camp Atterbury, near Edinburg, Indiana. They have been involved in numerous felony warrant arrest, stand-off-situations, and other tactical incidents.
The Kosciusko County S.W.A.T. team has also provided coverage to several neighboring counties, including Fulton, Wabash, and recently Whitley County during a stand-off, extraction, and arrest incident in the town of South Whitley.