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R' <br /> CITY <br /> FIRST ADDENDUM TO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR SPECIAL <br /> WEAPONS AND TACTICS TEAM(REGION 1 SWAT)COOPERATION <br /> THIS FIRST ADDENDUM TO INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR SPECIAL <br /> WEAPONS AND TACTICS TEAM (REGION 1 SWAT) COOPERATION(this "Addendum") is <br /> entered into as of this D9 day of A 1/4AN ,2011 (the "Effective Date"), by <br /> and among SNOHOMISH COUNTY, a political subdivision of the State of Washington (the <br /> "County"), the CITY OF EVERETT, a Washington municipal corporation (the "City"), and the <br /> CITY OF LAKE STEVENS, a Washington municipal corporation. <br /> RECITALS <br /> A. The parties are public agencies as defined by chapter 39.34 RCW and chapter 10.93 RCW, <br /> and are authorized to entered into interlocal agreements to provide for joint or cooperative <br /> actions to provide services and facilities in a manner and pursuant to forms of governmental <br /> organization that will accord best with geographic, economic, population and other factors <br /> influencing the needs and development of local communities; and <br /> B. The parties recognize that incidents of a serious criminal nature do occur which require a <br /> specially trained and equipped law enforcement response to effectively respond to the <br /> situation. These incidents create demand on each party's resources. The parties believe these <br /> resources are economically served by combining resources to form a cooperative Special <br /> Weapons and Tactics Team (hereinafter "Region 1 SWAT"). <br /> C. The goal of this Agreement is to establish and maintain a multi jurisdictional Cooperative <br /> SWAT Team to effectively respond to high risk criminal occurrences as described below. <br /> D. The SWAT Team shall be specially trained and equipped to provide a cooperative and joint <br /> effort between the municipal entities to respond to and resolve criminal activity of a high risk <br /> nature. <br /> E. The parties now desire to create a collaborative SWAT Team that will facilitate increased <br /> operational efficiencies and economies of scale by providing a mechanism for the sharing of <br /> material, personnel, knowledge and equipment, and training, all as more fully described by, <br /> and pursuant to the terms and conditions contained in,this Agreement. <br /> INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT FOR SPECIAL <br /> WEAPONS AND TACTICS TEAM COOPERATION <br /> pg. 1 <br /> IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES <br />