Members of the Northwest Regional SWAT team help unload students out of the unit's Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle Monday at Birch Elementary. Children were taken to school in the vehicle for a silent auction prize at a recent SWAT unit fundraiser. They were picked up at an address in Dyer. The SWAT unit serves Merrillville, Crown Point, Schererville, Dyer, Griffith, Hobart, Lowell, Munster and Lake Station. It obtained the fortress on wheels for free through a military surplus equipment program.