The S.W.A.T. team from the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office was one of several coalition members who participated in Upstate Shield 2013 program Tuesday at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton. The program included breakout training sessions on decision making, crisis negotiation, vehicle assault, undercover rescue and other scenarios. This is the third year that S.W.A.T. teams from various agencies in the upstate have participated in these exercises. The sessions were split up between the morning and afternoon.