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Three cities in Green Country are pooling their resources to fight crime more effectively.

Bixby, Sand Springs and Sapulpa Police Departments are forming a three city SWAT team, called the Southwest Area Tactical team.

Bixby police officer Rene Torres plans to try out for the newly constructed team.

Since Bixby doesn’t have their own SWAT team, they’ve had to call in help from the Tulsa Police Department or the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office.

“Throughout my law enforcement career there’s been times where we’ve called different agencies to assist us in search warrants and things of that nature, barricaded individuals,” said Torres. “Sitting on the sidelines, observing and one day hoping to do something like that.”

For the last year…

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