Savannah River Site security officers win competition

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Security protection officers at Savannah River Site won top honors at the 2012 Security Protection Officer Team Competition this week.

Savannah River Site’s security contractor WSI-SRS was one of 11 teams representing Department of Energy sites. The team was awarded the Department of Energy Secretary’s Trophy in the five-man team competition. This year marked the 10th time an SRS team has won the award. The last time was in 2009. The team placed second in 2011.

Competitions were open to both law enforcement and security teams.

Columbia and Aiken counties’ sheriff’s offices competed in the non-Department of Energy team competition. Both teams were in the top five for their category.

According to a news release, the events of the competition are designed to challenge weapon marksmanship, physical stamina and tactical problem solving. Teams were tested in skills to protect national assets in the event of a world crisis.

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wildman 04/28/12 - 11:16 pm
During a time of layoffs, no

During a time of layoffs, no pay raises, cutting benefits and more how can they justify funding this? Eleven teams spent a week in Aiken, trained for six months at their home location, ammuniation, and on and on. Overall I'm sure this event cost over a million dollars. No mention of the best overall team, a team from Canada was reported as having the overall best score.

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