The Marion County Sheriff’s Office started the Bad to the Bone competition in 2008 and have held it every October since. Each year, SWAT teams and other members of Florida law enforcement agencies are invited to participate. Teams and individuals face 17 challenging obstacles and different competitions such as a Tough Man competition, a Baddest Gal Alive division, a Men’s Five Member Team competition, and a Tough Men Over 40 division. Bad to the Bone allows for individuals to build upon their own respective talents as well as display their ability to work as a team. This competition helps teams prepare for the annual Orlando SWAT Round-up competition in November. The event is free to participants, family and friends who want to cheer on their loved ones.