Monday, September 24, 2012

PGPD Hosts Annual Iron Team Endurance Competition

                                      Video Footage from the 2011 Iron Team Endurance Competition

On Wednesday, Prince George’s County’s finest will show their true grit when the Police Department’s Special Operations Division hosts its annual Iron Team Endurance Competition in Laurel.

The competition is open to law enforcement agencies, military and fire personnel. Approximately 30 teams from as far away as New Jersey signed up to take on the grueling challenge. The participants will be tested mentally and physically in a variety of exercises. Each four-person team will have to complete a 3.5 mile trail run, zodiac boat paddle, water crossing, tire pull, equipment carry and the list goes on with 16 obstacles in all. Highlights of last year’s competition are posted below.

Who:              Corporal Bud Bergstrom, Special Operations Division

When:            September 26, 2012

Time:              9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (approximate end time)

Where:           T. Howard Duckett Park
                      16999 Supplee Lane
                       Laurel, Maryland

Members of the media are invited to attend this event and may arrive on site as early as 7:00 a.m. A walk-through of the course will take place at 7:30 a.m. For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at (301) 772-4710.

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