Starke County SWAT to Hold Fundraising Banquet in April

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team will host a fundraising banquet later this year.

The event will be held at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center in Knox from 5 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, April 20th.

Tickets can be bought for $25 each. According to event organizers, that gives you access to the buffet dinner and covers the cost of two alcoholic beverages or soft drinks. The banquet is limited to individuals 21 and up.

The event will also feature a cash bar, a DJ and a silent auction with various items that will begin at 8 p.m.

Gun raffles for a Henry-Lever Action 30/30 and a Henry-Lever Action .22 Caliber will take place during the event.

Funds collected will be used to purchase some much needed equipment. This will be the first event of its kind but officials have indicated they’re hoping to make this an annual occurrence.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Starke County Justice Center or by contacting any Starke County police officer. You can also buy them online through

For more information, visit the SWAT Fundraiser event page or call the Sheriff’s Office at 574-772-3771.