Monday Critical Incident Debriefings and Lecture Series

City of Baltimore Hostage Rescue (1 Hour) June 6, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:10:00:00

Course Description: Actual footage of a hostage rescue performed in Baltimore city. This course details everything that went well with the operation as well as the many issues that were discovered upon closer evaluation.

Lead Instructor Bio: Police Agent Zachary Wein Has been a member of the Baltimore City Police Department for 20 years. 15 of those years he has been assigned to the SWAT team as a team leader, designated marksman, and explosive breacher. Agent Wein is also a full-time firearms instructor with the Department. Agent Wein received the department’s Medal of Honor in reference to this event.

Student Requirements:
An open mind to a viewpoint 

City of Baltimore Hostage Rescue (1 Hour) June 6, 2022

Critical Incident Debriefings and Lecture Series (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
A full day of Critical Incident Debriefings and Lectures

Lead Instructor Bio:

Student Requirements:
Note taking materials


Critical Incident Debriefings and Lecture Series (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Violence of Mind: Training and Preparation for Extreme Violence ( 1 Hour) June 6, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:10:00:00

Course Description:
This will be a talk based on the material covered in my book, Beyond OODA, about decision-making and self-story lines for both the good guy and the bad guy. Because it is a day generally held for briefings on incidents and OIS, this talk will focus on the initiation, that first real event—high stress, heavy violence, high stakes—and the differences in the preparation and the subsequent aftermath for the average cop vs the hardened con or gangbanger.


Understanding how to construct a professional story framework of your own can have a positive effect on the outcomes of high-stakes situations and the aftermath to follow. Demonstrating how the criminal actor often has a highly effective story framework in place that both allows him to operate without hesitation and also to pass through the aftermath intact will drive the importance of the concept home.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Varg Freeborn is the author of the best-selling "Violence of Mind: Training and Preparation for Extreme Violence," and "Beyond OODA: Developing the Orientation for Deception, Conflict, and Violence."

Varg was raised in a rough, criminal atmosphere and ultimately served 5 years in prison for extreme violence. After serving his time, he achieved a full restoration of rights and pursued higher levels of training. He was pulled into the law enforcement training world by multiple sources and has trained with many agencies both as a student, including full breaching school, high-risk warrant CQB, LE executive protection detail, and several years of shoothouse training where he was certified as a CQB Instructor under the Alliance Police Department Training Facility. Varg has since been teaching LE and civilians across the country the nuances of extreme violence and criminal behavior.

Student Requirements:
An open mind to a viewpoint 

Violence of Mind: Training and Preparation for Extreme Violence ( 1 Hour) June 6, 2022

4-Hour Monday Training Courses

Off Duty Critical Encounters (4hours) June 6,2022 (0800-1200)

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
For any officer, being involved in an off-duty critical incident will be the most final and stressful event you can be involved in during your career in law enforcement.

In 2008, Brandon Hernandez was involved in an off-duty shooting that his family and friends witnessed. That day forever changed him and his family. In this presentation, Brandon will debrief his deadly force incident in great detail, discuss “what happens next" after the deadly force incident when the uniformed police arrive and how to deal with the aftermath and stress involved.

Brandon will also discuss when to get involved and when not to get involved in situations off-duty.

Other topics discussed will be his 2nd on-duty shooting, media, social media, legalities, preparedness, and mindset

Lead Instructor Bio:
Brandon Hernandez has been with the Garland Police Department since 1998 and is currently assigned to the Auto Theft Unit. Brandon has worked in the Narcotic Unit in an undercover capacity and in the Patrol Division. Brandon joined the Garland SWAT Team in 2003 and is currently a Team Leader on the Assault Team. Brandon has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master Peace Officer Certification. Additionally, Brandon has taught numerous Tactical Police training courses for TTPOA, TMPA, T.I.G.E.R. Valley, Lead Faucet Tactical, Garland P.D., Dallas P.D., and TNOA. Brandon has been in two officer-involved shootings, both on and off-duty, and has witnessed several on-duty shootings involving fellow officers.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Off Duty Critical Encounters (4hours) June 6,2022 (0800-1200)

Police Sniper Operations / Best Practices (4 Hours) June 6, 2022 (0800 - 1200)

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
Deep dive session into Sniper Team member selection criteria, weapon, night vision, lessons learned on operations, use-of-force, running a sniper school, and more

Lead Instructor Bio:
Thomas "Tommy" Wehrle has been in law enforcement since 2000 and is currently a Sniper Team Leader for the Harford County Sheriffs Office in Maryland. He has trained hundreds of operators from elite military and law enforcement units across the country. He is also the CEO of Operational Development Solutions LLC.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Police Sniper Operations / Best Practices (4 Hours) June 6, 2022 (0800 - 1200)

8-Hour Monday Training Courses

Aerosol Projector Instructor: SABRE Pepper Spray Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
The course focuses on deploying, handling, and documenting the use of Aerosol Irritant Projectors. This course will enhance the instructor's development in the use and training of aerosol spray tactics and will help protect departments from costly litigation issues that could arise from the use of aerosol projectors. Medical issues and legal liability will be addressed.

This program addresses proper deployment techniques, available aerosols, recommended inert and contamination drills, decontamination, properly reporting force, and tactics for surviving an Aerosol Attack. The program addresses all aspects of using Aerosol Irritant Projectors.
Attendees receive an instructor manual and student PowerPoint.
Instructor Certification is valid for 3 years.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Gary Sikorski is a Master Instructor for SABRE Pepper Spray and conducts SABRE Law Enforcement and Civilian Instructor certification courses throughout the United States. Gary is a retired police command officer and active police trainer with over 30 years of experience.

Student Requirements:
Note taking material (pen & paper). Bring a change of clothes and a towel.

Aerosol Projector Instructor: SABRE Pepper Spray Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Law Enforcement Snipers & Marksmen need to be able to maintain and inspect their rifles to keep them in working order. The course covers the Bolt Action Sniper Rifle systems of the Remington 700 series, Savage 10/110 series, and Winchester/FN 70 series type rifles. All students will have the opportunity to inspect their rifles and make any corrections in class to ensure their rifle is in top working order. This is a hands-on class that will cover action disassembly & repair, torquing actions, proper torque of the action, extraction and ejection, maintenance, truing/lapping scope rings to maximize the performance of the rifle and optic, an inspection of the pillar and bedding, and more. This program is to train Licensed Peace Officers in the maintenance, care, and repair of these weapons systems. This program follows the Manufacturer’s guidelines and is taught by FBI and NRA Certified Instructors.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Greg “Sully” Sullivan is the Chief Instructor for Defensive Edge Training/SLR15 Rifles. He has been featured in SWAT Magazine, Guns & Ammo Magazine Tactical Guns & Gear Annual, Shooting Times, Gun Digest, Guns & Weapons for Law Enforcement Magazine, and Precision Rifle Magazine. His armoring courses have been taught for over two decades all over the country.

Student Requirements:
Students need to supply their own rifle and cleaning equipment to give it a thorough cleaning, inspection, and gauging for wear. The student may bring more than one rifle. (All tools will be supplied).


Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Defense Technology OC Aerosol Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Gain detailed information involved in the use of all types and forms of Oleoresin Capsicum aerosol projectors. This 8-hour course covers all aspects involved in the selection, preparation, deployment, storage, and legal ramifications regarding the use of all OC products.

The student will also acquire specific information in Defense Technology® OC products, including all formulations, blends, and spray patterns, along with the skills necessary to return to their agency and conduct in-service training.

This one-day course covers topics such as tactical considerations, decontamination/first aid, protective masks, and criminal and civil liabilities, policies, and procedures with a focus on instructor development to prepare the student to provide in-service training and documentation for their agency. Throughout the class, students participate in discussions with our instructors, who are nationally recognized for their experience in real-world deployments of OC products.

Upon completion of the course and successfully passing the final exam, the student may provide in-service training to their agency in specific areas for 36 calendar months from the testing date. Students will receive a CD containing the presentation, materials, and video to be utilized by the student when for training in their own departments. The Safariland Training Group will supply all munitions required for the class.

NOTE: This course is exclusively for Certified Law Enforcement / Military / Licensed Security Officers. Identification will be checked at the door and only credentialed officers will be granted admittance. Any questions please call 1-800-347-1200 Opt Training.


Lead Instructor Bio:

David A. Standen is a Staff Instructor for the Defense Technologies Training Academy and is responsible for all of the Monadnock and Use of Force programs. Standen has taught Defensive Tactics, Less Lethal Munitions, and Use of Force throughout the United States for over thirty-eight years. Standen was a police officer for thirty-seven years and has worked patrol, narcotics, and as an academy instructor. He has written numerous training manuals, assisted in writing several policies, and is the co-author of two police-related books. He was also the Captain in charge of all Police and Security Operations at American International College in Springfield, MA. 

Student Requirements:
This program involves practical exercises. Students are required to actively participate in these exercises as part of their instructor-level training. Students should be in good physical condition for these classes in order to ensure successful completion of the courses. Some of these courses involve exposure to OC agents as well as physical exercises.

Defense Technology OC Aerosol Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Fuel, Move and Recover (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Your performance and fitness as a tactical athlete are affected by what you eat, the way you move, and how you manage stress. Enhancing these areas can improve your life both on-duty and off-duty. We’ll introduce these skills to you to sharpen your resiliency to better perform under pressure and improve the way you process the stress that comes with your commitment to protect and serve. This course will have two parts: Lecture and Workshop. The lecture will introduce the concepts behind these skills. The workshop will allow you to practice the skills.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Michele Ionno, DPT, has experience working with athletes, soldiers, and the general population as the President of Advancing Athletics. Through his career as a clinician, performance coach, and data scientist, he has worked to improve the performance, health, and well-being of various populations, including tactical athletes. Doctor Ionno, through Advancing Athletics, and the Fuel. Move. Recover.™ team utilizes expertise in nutrition, resiliency, and general wellness to improve the lives and performance of those with whom he works.

Student Requirements:
Lecture: Note-taking materials. Workshop: PT clothes.

Fuel, Move and Recover (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Liberty Dynamic Enhanced Diversionary Device (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This is an instructor course that certifies officers in all aspects of the Enhanced Diversionary Device (EDD). This 1-day course comprised of classroom and range time covers topics such as tactical deployment, reloading procedures, the science of the EDD, nomenclature, legal considerations, and more.

This is a required course for departments to utilize the Enhanced Diversionary Device technology.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Sam Todd retired from the Kent (OH) PD in 2012 after 22 years of service. His career required several assignments and collateral duty roles during that time frame. After starting out in patrol, he moved into the drug task force after being shot during a high risk warrant. He served two years in the detective bureau prior to being promoted to sergeant. Sam returned to the DB as Sergeant where he spent approximately seven years while functioning as one of the SWAT Team Leaders and department Rangemaster for the balance of his career. Sam helped to resurrect the Ohio Tactical Officers Association in 1999 with the assistance of other tactical officers in Ohio. He spent 13 years as the President of the OTOA and three years as a member of the NTOA Board in 2010-2012.

Sam is one of the co-authors of the Team Leader Development course during his 12 years as one of the NTOA Staff Instructors. At the time of his retirement, he was the senior-most operator with 19 years on Metro SWAT. Prior to his law enforcement career, Sam was a soldier in the US Army during the early '80s. After his retirement from Kent PD, Sam continued to teach with many of the major less lethal munition companies and currently instructs for Combined Systems Inc and is the Director of Operations for Black Cloud Operations. He still routinely assists many of the different state associations on a regular basis with his experiences and tactical knowledge.

Student Requirements:
Ear and eye protection, tactical gloves, and note-taking materials.

Liberty Dynamic Enhanced Diversionary Device (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support Track (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
The OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) track is a 1-day training session for tactical medical professionals who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge and get hands-on training in tactical medical care in an intense and realistic environment. Participants will have the opportunity to practice tactical medical pre-planning, assessment, hemorrhage control, and airway management; review the latest recommendations from the Committees on Tactical Combat Casualty Care and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, and manage simulated casualties in “bad places” while receiving real-time instruction and feedback.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Dr. Brian L. Springer is an associate professor and the Vice-Chair at the Wright State University Department of Emergency Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He currently serves as the Tactical Medicine Director for the Ohio Tactical Officers Association. Dr. Springer served in the Marine Corps Reserve from 1988-to 1994 and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He attended medical school at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, and then came to Dayton for his emergency medicine residency and primary care sports medicine fellowship. He has been full-time faculty with the Department of Emergency Medicine since 2002 and has served as Director of the WSU Division of Tactical Emergency Medicine since its inception in 2009. He oversees Division activities in the tactical medical training and operational medical support of multiple law enforcement agencies throughout Ohio. He serves as a subject matter expert and adjunct instructor for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy and helped create the Critical Injury First Aid curriculum taught to all Ohio police cadets as part of Basic Peace Officer training. Dr. Springer is a member of the EMS Region III Regional Physicians Advisory Board. He is an attending physician at the Kettering Medical Center Emergency Department, medical director for the Kettering Fire Department, and a patrol officer with the Kettering Health Police and Security Department.

Student Requirements:
This is NOT an introductory class. Students must be EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN, PA, DO, or MD with previous TEMS training or experience. Equipment list: BDUs, boots, vest, helmet, eye protection, Chemical protection mask with the carrier. No weapons of any kind (to include firearms, knives, chemical agent sprays, noise/flash diversionary devices, etc.)

OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support Track (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Pepperball Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
PepperBall products can help reduce officer and suspect injuries, save lives, decrease the risk of litigation, and improve public perception of law enforcement agencies. The PepperBall System is an affordable, non-lethal tool designed for patrol, corrections, and tactical officers in a wide variety of situations. The PepperBall Instructor/Armorer Certification course involves intensive training in the use of the nonlethal PepperBall System, including operation, safety, maintenance, and deployment. This course certifies attendees as PepperBall Instructors for their individual agency, allowing the attendee to design a course in the safe and effective use of the PepperBall System.  This course will cover the new Variable Kinetic System (VKS) Launcher and TAC SF (Select Fire) Launcher. This course will feature the new PepperBall Patrol Carbine (PPC). The course is normally 2 days and has been condensed to 1 day specifically for OTOA attendees.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Michael Forrest has 19 years of cumulative experience in Law Enforcement. Michael spent 4 years in the US Army as a Military Police Officer, specializing as a K9 Handler / Trainer. During his military service, Mike competed in two World Level Competitions, placing 12th in the Warfighter Challenge and 2nd in the DOD K9 World Trials. Michael also contributed to the Multi-National efforts of the Stabilization Force while Deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Upon returning from Bosnia, Michael was selected to attend the Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) to be promoted to SGT, being recognized as the Honor Graduate upon completion.

Currently, Michael Forrest is a Lieutenant / K9 Handler with the Golf Manor Police Department, having served that community for the past 15 years. During this time, Michael has earned a distinct reputation for his dedication to the training of Law Enforcement and Military personnel. Michael has become known for developing curricula based upon Reality Based Scenario Training, incorporating the real-world issues faced by today’s peacekeepers with the tools and equipment available to them. As a testament to Michael’s training style, many agencies specifically request to have Michael instruct, while they are setting up their classes.

Student Requirements:
Pen, eye protection (sunglasses), lunch

Pepperball Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

UAS Drone Familiarization for Public Safety (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is an examination and familiarization of how Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Drones can effectively be integrated into a public safety agency’s tactical environment. Students within the course will learn about aeronautical principles in order to be safe flight operators. The ultimate goal is to foster a sense of common understanding and standards among Tactical UAS operators.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Joshua Brown is the President and CEO of Icarus Aerospace Inc. He is a Doctoral student in Global Security at the American Military University, holds a Master’s degree in Intelligence Studies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency & Disaster Management. He is the architect of the only nationally accredited UAS programs designed for Public Safety under IADLEST. His years of service include Military, Law Enforcement, Fire, and EMS operations & instruction. He also serves as an SME Consultant for IACP to the DOJ COPS Office.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials

UAS Drone Familiarization for Public Safety (8 Hours) June 6, 2022

Tuesday Vendor Exhibition & Live Fire Event

Vendor Show & Exhibition (8 Hours) June 7, 2022

Start time:01:00:00

End time:01:01:00

Visit with over 300 companies offering life-saving equipment

The vendor show opens at 9:00 and runs until 4:00

Live fire and barbeque start at 5:00 pm and runs until 8:00 PM

All door prizes from the vendor show are awarded at the Live Fire event

Vendor Show & Exhibition (8 Hours) June 7, 2022

Tuesday Training Courses (Limit - 2 selections)

Active Killer - Beyond the Scene (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1100-1200)

Start time:11:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
All Active Shooter/Killer responses include more than just the incident scene. Multiple rally points have to be set up and managed. This course reviews them and the considerations for them.

 


Lead Instructor Bio:
With almost 40 years of law enforcement experience and over 30 years of experience as an instructor, Lt. Borelli remains active as the Training Commander for his agency and the Director of Training for the Officer Virtual Academy.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Active Killer - Beyond the Scene (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1100-1200)

Armored Vehicles, what you should know (2 hours) June 7, 2022 (1300 - 1500)

Start time:13:00:00

End time:15:00:00

Course Description:
This training course will provide law enforcement professionals with the knowledge necessary to safely and effectively utilize and maintain armored vehicles.
Topics covered will include:
• Operational readiness of an armored vehicle – be ready for deployment
• Care and replacement of ballistic glass
• Battle repair of an armored vehicle
• How to maintain the integrity of armor
• Anatomy of run-flat tires, military and domestic
• Tactical use of an armored vehicle

 


Lead Instructor Bio:
Dennis Allen, Automotive Fleet Program Coordinator, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dennis A. Allen has been employed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cleveland Field Office, for nine years, where he currently serves as the Automotive Fleet Program Coordinator (AFPC). As the AFPC, Dennis is responsible for planning, directing, and monitoring all aspects of the Cleveland Field Office automotive fleet operations.

Dennis also serves as a Section Instructor for the FBI, providing classes to SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams on Armored Vehicle Tactics and operator orientation, and classes to Equipment Specialists on automotive maintenance and repair. He is also the Liaison for armored vehicles for all FBI offices across the country. Dennis is a Certified Master Technician, L1, and has extensive experience with military and armored vehicles. He has over 30 years of experience as an automotive and heavy truck technician. Dennis also has over 15 years of experience with crash recovery and towing in medium and heavy wrecker service with law enforcement and fire departments. He is a Certified Electrical Technician in Manufacturing Design and Manufacturing Processing. Dennis is also a Lenco In-Factory Technician Training and Orientation Instructor.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Armored Vehicles, what you should know (2 hours) June 7, 2022 (1300 - 1500)

Case Study: Court Security and Officer Safety During Times of Civil Disturbance (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1300-1400)

Start time:13:00:00

End time:14:00:00

Course Description:
This case study will present a first-hand account of the civil disturbances in Central Ohio from May-June 2020, told through the eyes of a former chief bailiff and relating to the security of the largest single-judge court in the state.  News accounts, videos, and still images will illustrate many points.

Following the declaration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in March 2020, a number of highly publicized law enforcement uses of force sparked civil disturbances nationwide, causing millions of dollars of damage and deaths. Ohio was no exception, and these unprecedented historic events can provide lessons learned to officers in areas ranging from community relations to individual use of force, riot control tactics, officer safety, officer-involved shooting investigations, courthouse security, and tactical operations. Participants will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences in class as we unpack these issues.

 

Lead Instructor Bio:
Mike Moran has over 25 years' service as a municipal prosecutor and police legal advisor for small law enforcement agencies in Central and Southeastern Ohio. He has served as a licensed private investigator, reserve police officer, state fraud investigator, special prosecutor, agency head, chief bailiff, expert witness, and has been training law enforcement and security personnel since the 1980s. Mike is currently an Adjunct Professor of Second Amendment Law at Capital Law School, an OPOTC-certified law enforcement firearms and use of force instructor, and a criminal court Magistrate for the City of Sunbury, Ohio. In his private law and consulting practice, he focuses on representing public servants, including police officers, and law-abiding citizens in criminal, civil, and administrative firearms and use of force matters. He is a Colonel in the Ohio Military Reserve, retiring from the Adjutant General’s Department as the OHMR Inspector General.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Case Study: Court Security and Officer Safety During Times of Civil Disturbance (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1300-1400)

Critical Incident Debrief / Semi-truck pursuit, turns hostage: Sniper Deployment with the .50 CAL Barrett Model 82A1 (4 Hours) June 7, 2022 (0800-1200)

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description: This course will be a tactical debrief of the Cincinnati Police Department critical incident on July 18, 2020, with their SWAT team deploying 5.56 rounds and two.50 CAL sniper rounds with the Barrett Model 82A1 at a moving semi-truck. Sergeant Ron Hale and Police Officer Phil Stoup will share their personal experiences responding to the hostage incident and events from the air and ground which ultimately led to the deployment of 5.56 rounds from SWAT officer Mike Winslow and two sniper shots from Sgt. Ron Hale using the Barrett Model 82A1 for only the 4th time by United States LE and the first time by an LE Sniper at a moving target. This course will cover the multi-jurisdiction LE response leading up to the Cincinnati Police Departments SWAT team involvement, and ultimately ending the incident successfully by disabling the semi-truck engine. Lessons learned and tactical takeaways will be discussed.

Lead Instructor Bio: Sergeant Ron Hale has 26 years of law enforcement experience with the Cincinnati Police Department, has been a member of SWAT for 22 years, and is a tactical team leader. He has been on the sniper team for 21 years and has been the sniper team leader for 12. He has been an OPOTA instructor for 18 years and worked at the Firearms Training Squad and the Police Academy. Ron is a combat veteran of the US Army (1987-1991) and served in Desert Shield – Desert Storm with the 24th Infantry Division.

Student Requirements: Note-taking materials

 

Critical Incident Debrief / Semi-truck pursuit, turns hostage: Sniper Deployment with the .50 CAL Barrett Model 82A1 (4 Hours) June 7, 2022 (0800-1200)

Does your tactical team have any gaps (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1100-1200)

Start time:11:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
This presentation will demonstrate how the NCCAD program works and will help identify mission-critical gaps and funding sources.


Lead Instructor Bio:
Mr. Shawn Kelley is the Program Lead for the National Counter-IED Capabilities Analysis Database (NCCAD) located within the DHS/CISA Office for Bombing Prevention and is a retired bomb squad commander with 44 years of first responder experience.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Does your tactical team have any gaps (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1100-1200)

Explosives Identification/Responses, Blast Injuries & Treatments for Officers (1 hour) June 7, 2022 (1100 - 1200)

Start time:11:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
Explosives identification and responses by First Responders is paramount in today's world. Active shootings are on the rise. Active shooters also construct and deploy various explosive devices as seen in the Columbine HS massacre. We as Police, Fire, and EMS have to be prepared for this reality. We will cover commercial, military-grade, and homemade explosives seen overseas and in the U.S. The identification of explosive materials will be covered using important acronyms such as C.A.M.P. (Chlorates, Acids, Metals, Peroxides). This knowledge is crucial when we encounter an area where explosive materials are being made. Moreover, fully constructed IEDs will also be reviewed using another acronym referred to as S.P.I.C.E.S. (Switch, Power source, Initiator, Container, Explosive material, Shrapnel). Once we identify a fully-constructed IED, then we need to avoid it, isolate it and notify the FBI, ATF, and even the DEA if drugs are also being constructed. If someone can make bombs, they can also make drugs. The steps are the same; the only differences are a few ingredients.

We will also cover blast effects, injuries, and treatments for officers. Usually, police officers are the initial responders on the scene and will need to render medical interventions for patients and each other. We will break up into groups and learn tourniquet application methods, chest seal placement methods, and wound packing. The course will also cover the importance of hazardous materials identification for police officers when responding to vague incidents.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Lt. Jarred R. Alden is a member of The Akron Fire Department. He currently functions as the Assistant Arson Bureau Manager for the Department. He has worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic for 16+ years and a Tactical SWAT Medic for The Akron Police Department for 9+ years. He also functioned as a rescue/recovery SCUBA diver for the Department's Dive Team. Lt. Alden lectures at various conferences such as the ITLS Trauma Conference and the Journal of EMS (JEMS) Conference for EMS Today.

Lt. Alden was a former sociology instructor at The University of Akron. His interests in research include but are not limited to the following: Explosives & Blast Injuries, Rescue Task Force, SWAT/TEMS, Human Behavior, and SABA for police officers.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials.

Explosives Identification/Responses, Blast Injuries & Treatments for Officers (1 hour) June 7, 2022 (1100 - 1200)

Facing Life and Death: An International Experience of Training and Hope(1 hour) June 7, 2022 (1100 - 1200)

Start time:11:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
Costa Rican Federal SWAT officers relay a real-life critical incident debriefing of a high-risk warrant service that quickly turned into the words no SWAT operator ever wants to hear: “officer down!” In this incident debriefing, you will see video footage, hear first-hand testimony, and get a true taste of what your brothers in blue are facing in a 3rd world cartel-infested environment. High-quality training and life-saving resources that were provided through the OTOA literally saved the SWAT commander's life that day. Come and hear the story of training and hope from the SWAT officers that were directly involved

 The first 50 individuals to sign up and arrive at this break out session will receive a special gift from Costa Rica


Lead Instructor Bio:
Ryan Rought is the founder and director of TACTICA Ministries. TACTICA is a non-profit organization that serves the public safety community and their families in the United States and Latin America. TACTICA’s ministry headquarters is currently based in San José, Costa Rica, where Ryan and his wife Gretchen live. For 15 ½ years, TACTICA has been equipping law enforcement officers with tactics, leadership, ethics, and a warrior mindset. Ryan has earned a Master’s Degree in Law Enforcement Leadership from Liberty University. Prior to directing TACTICA, Ryan served 12 years at Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety on the SWAT team, as well as the KDPS training division sergeant; Ryan also served 11 years in the U.S. Army Infantry. Ryan is a man fervently committed to his Christian faith, his family, and serving others. His energy is contagious as he is unashamedly committed to investing in the public safety community through high-quality training, relationship building, and Gospel-centered teaching.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Facing Life and Death: An International Experience of Training and Hope(1 hour) June 7, 2022 (1100 - 1200)

Fourth Amendment Update (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1000-1100)

Start time:10:00:00

End time:11:00:00

Course Description:
This course will provide an update on recent decisions from courts on issues pertaining to Fourth Amendment matters relevant to law enforcement. The focus will be on recent decisions from the United States Supreme Court and Ohio courts (both federal and state) on issues such as the use of force, seizures, and searches. The discussion will include a review of what sort of actions implicate the Fourth Amendment in the first place and the most recent parameters of acceptable conduct.

 

Lead Instructor Bio:
Jared has almost two decades of experience representing police officers and municipalities throughout Ohio. His practice includes the defense of use-of-force claims and other civil lawsuits brought against officers in both state and federal court. Jared also provides training to both police departments and civic organizations on constitutional law issues related to law enforcement such as qualified immunity, the scope and application of the Fourth Amendment, use of force/seizure, and First Amendment issues, including both the recording of police officers by citizens and free speech employment issues regarding an officer’s use of social media. Jared graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2000 with degrees in criminal justice and political science and a minor in psychology. While at ONU, Jared was a member of the football team and earned three varsity letters as an offensive lineman. In 2003, Jared graduated with a law degree from William & Mary in Virginia. Upon graduation, he returned to Ohio and worked for two years with the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima. Jared joined the law firm of Green & Green in Dayton in 2005 and was made a partner in 2008. He is currently serving as chairman for the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys governmental and public entity liability committee. He and his wife, Cara reside in Madison Township with their three children and bullmastiff.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Fourth Amendment Update (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1000-1100)

Just the Facts: Five key financial strategies every first responder should know (1 hour) June 7, 2022 (1100 - 1200)

Start time:11:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:

First responders have different financial needs than most people and need to plan for specific scenarios that other people may not consider. In this brief but dynamic presentation, we’ll cover the important key financial strategies that every first responder needs to consider.

Doing nothing is expensive – not planning can cost you time, money, and worry
Where will your money come from in retirement – managing deferred comp, DROP, pension, and other sources of income correctly
Healthcare expenses can crush retirement dreams – do you have your healthcare bases covered. It’s not what you make; it’s what you keep - strategies to help minimize your taxes and maximize your retirement savings. Doing it yourself can mean missing out – understanding all of the right financial, tax, legal, and insurance strategies for you and your family takes time, effort, and expense


Lead Instructor Bio:
Ryan brings more than 17 years of personal advising experience to bear as leader of the Deferred Compensation Department for Lineweaver Financial Group. He specializes in all aspects of deferred comp, including DROP, PLOP, various Ohio pension funds, healthcare planning and overall, coordinated financial planning. Ryan is committed to helping clients achieve their financial goals by understanding their needs, offering thorough investment advice, and providing a high level of personal service and communication. As a financial advisor, he is dedicated to helping individuals and businesses develop financial and investment strategies that line up with their needs, goals, and risk tolerance. His mission is to provide every client with targeted, comprehensive financial advice and portfolio management strategies - delivered with the highest level of personal and professional integrity

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Just the Facts: Five key financial strategies every first responder should know (1 hour) June 7, 2022 (1100 - 1200)

Patrol and Tactical Shields (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1000 -1100)

Start time:10:00:00

End time:11:00:00

Course Description:
Tyr Tactical Patrol and Tactical Shield will cover the basics of what Patrol Officers to SWAT Operators need in a quality shield to protect themselves and their teammates in any encounter where a shield becomes necessary to resolve a critical situation.

Lead Instructor Bio:
 Mike Ott has18 years of service with Lakewood CO Police Department (SWAT, Master Firearms Instructor, Canine Handler, and Lead Physical Fitness Instructor), seven years with First Choice Armor / Diamondback Tactical as Vice President in Training Division, eight years with Point Blank Enterprise (Hard Armor Unit)
Lead Instructor on ballistic shield training to - Law Enforcement, Federal, Military in U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong

Student Requirements:
Questions about shields, the dynamics behind having shields assigned to patrol, and what is best for an agency and team. Note-taking material

Patrol and Tactical Shields (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1000 -1100)

Patrol Rifle LPVO Integration (1hour) June 7 2022 (1000 - 1100)

Start time:10:00:00

End time:11:00:00

Course DescriptionThis course encompasses concepts and best practices on implementing Low Power Variable Optics in a law enforcement context. This is an information-based class from a manufacturer's perspective and will address topics such as mounting, set up, zeroing, nomenclature, applicable accessories. This course will also address value points- what makes scopes cost what they do and subsequently what is or is not a smart value for an agency. This is the classroom portion of a live-fire class coming to OTOA for 2023.


Lead Instructor Bio: Adam Maxwell is an Account Manager and Customer Engagement Specialist attached to the Vortex Optics Military and Law Enforcement Sales Team. Adam came to Vortex through the competitive shooting program being active in the action shooting sports since 2007 participating in 3-gun, USPSA, and IDPA. Specializing in 3-gun as a multi-time champion, and ranked Pro in both the 3-Gun Nation and United Multigun Leagues, Adam has risen through the Customer Care, Technical Support, and now LE Sales teams as a Subject Matter Expert on Low Power Variable Optics and their various application

Student Requirements:
Open Mind
Questions about applications of LPVO
Note-taking material

Patrol Rifle LPVO Integration (1hour) June 7 2022 (1000 - 1100)

QuikClot & EZ IO for First Responders (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1000-1100)

Start time:10:00:00

End time:11:00:00

Course Description:
Stop the Flow and Gain Access with QuikClot & EZ IO; Description and Demonstration with hands-on practice.


Lead Instructor Bio:
Sean Allen is the Anesthesia & Emergency Medicine Senior Clinical Affairs Manager-Clinical and Medical Affairs

Student Requirements:
Show-up! All Training equipment provided.

QuikClot & EZ IO for First Responders (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1000-1100)

The ONIC Advantage (Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center) (1 hour) June 7 2022 (1300 - 1400)

Start time:13:00:00

End time:14:00:00

Course Description An overview of ONIC, and the services we have to offer from Forensics (cell phones, computers, camera systems, dark web, cryptocurrency), and live operation forensic support, Intelligence services from our analysts for pre-operation planning, live operation support (in-person), and post operations support. Examples of our operations/ and the different types of work products for your operations.


Lead Instructor Bio: Doug Kinder is currently the Intelligence Manager for the ONIC Toledo office. Doug has 37 years of law enforcement experience, with the City of Perrysburg to the Wood County Prosecutor's office. Doug has worked as a patrol officer, F.T.O, Firearms instructor, and Detective, Senior Investigator. As a Detective Doug worked with the Toledo area HITDA Units working on various drug investigations. Doug has led investigations from Homicides, Special Investigations, White Collar crimes, Sex crimes against children and the elderly. Doug was a member of the Northwest Ohio fugitive Taskforce with the U.S. Marshal's office in Toledo. Doug has a vast amount of experience with cell phone forensics and analysis, along with being a Certified Fraud examiner

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

The ONIC Advantage (Ohio Narcotics Intelligence Center) (1 hour) June 7 2022 (1300 - 1400)

Understanding Qualified Immunity (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1200-1300)

Start time:12:00:00

End time:13:00:00

Course Description:
Qualified immunity is an important and vital component of the American law enforcement system, but it is often misunderstood by the public, elected officials, and sometimes even judges. Understanding the parameters and application of qualified immunity is a crucial part of any officer’s training and will assist officers in the undertaking of their day-to-day duties. This course will provide a general overview of the concept of qualified immunity, both generally and as it applies to civil claims brought against officers for use of force, wrongful arrest, and improper searches. This course will also provide an update on case law decisions from the Supreme Court and Ohio courts (both federal and state) regarding the application of qualified immunity in specific circumstances. The purpose of this course is to provide officers with an understanding of the application of qualified immunity in real-life circumstances that could lead to the potential for civil claims, so questions and class participation are expected and welcome.

 


Lead Instructor Bio:
Jared has almost two decades of experience representing police officers and municipalities throughout Ohio. His practice includes the defense of the use-of-force claims and other civil lawsuits brought against officers in both state and federal court. Jared also provides training to both police departments and civic organizations on constitutional law issues related to law enforcement such as qualified immunity, the scope and application of the Fourth Amendment use of force/seizure, and First Amendment issues, including both the recording of police officers by citizens and free speech employment issues regarding an officer’s use of social media. Jared graduated from Ohio Northern University in 2000 with degrees in criminal justice and political science and a minor in psychology. While at ONU, Jared was a member of the football team and earned three varsity letters as an offensive lineman. In 2003, Jared graduated with a law degree from William & Mary in Virginia. Upon graduation, he returned to Ohio and worked for two years with the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima. Jared joined the law firm of Green & Green in Dayton in 2005 and was made a partner in 2008. He is currently serving as chairman for the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys governmental and public entity liability committee. He and his wife, Cara reside in Madison Township with their three children and bullmastiff.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Understanding Qualified Immunity (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1200-1300)

What's Wrong with My Body Armor? (1 hour) June 7, 20222 (1300 - 1400)

Start time:13:00:00

End time:14:00:00

Course Description:
Body armor is designed for one primary purpose, saving lives. The design of the tactical armor should meet the needs and requirements of the tactical officers. This focus group session is intended to allow the actual tactical officers to tell the manufacturer what works and what doesn't with current body armor designs. Feedback from this focus group will be utilized to develop the next generation of body armor based upon actual officer needs.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Marco served 25 Years with the NYPD, retiring in April 2022 as a Lieutenant Commander. Marco started his career with the NYPD in 1997 as a police officer in the 083 and 075 Pct in Brooklyn, NY. In 2002 Marco was promoted to Sergeant, where he spent time in the 069 Pct, 049 Pct, and seven years as an Anti-Crime Sgt in the Bronx, NY. In 2012, Marco was promoted to Lieutenant, working in Bronx Housing PSA 8. After a short time, he joined the Detective Bureau and was promoted to Commanding Officer of the 9th Pct Detective Squad, 28th Pct Detective Squad, and the Midtown North Pct Detective Squad. Marco was then selected to become the Commanding Officer of the Tactical Training Unit for the NYPD and the NY/NJ HIDTA Coordinator. In this role, he was responsible for Detectives and Sergeants who trained Officers, Detectives, Supervisors, and Undercover Officers within the NYPD and other agencies from around the country, and world. Marco finished his career with the NYPD as the Integrity Control Officer for the Special Investigations Division. Marco has facilitated, attended, and completed many training courses for the NYPD. Marco now serves as the Business Development Manager for Armor Express

Student Requirements:
None

What's Wrong with My Body Armor? (1 hour) June 7, 20222 (1300 - 1400)

Why does my K9 look like garbage (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (0900-1000)

Start time:09:00:00

End time:10:00:00

Course Description:
Does your dog itch continuously, lose hair, have a dull-stiff or brittle coat, show signs of coat dander or flaking? Do you feed him 5-6-7-8 cups of food or more a day to maintain their weight? Do your dog’s stools look like a cow patty, are they gassy? Does it take them forever to recoup from a long track, do they burn out early? There are reasons for this and you don’t have to look much farther than the bag of food…

This is a fast-paced, interactive class that talks directly to you, not over you. During the class, you will learn some of the industry “tricks” that pet food companies can use legally to shorten nutrition profiles and ingredient costs in order to make their food more profitable. You will not only learn how to read the nutritional label BUT most important, you'll learn how to read your canine for possible issues they are having.

What most of us assume is that you can feed a companion pet the same way you feed a canine athlete. Nothing is further from the truth. You don’t put an 84-octane in a Corvette and expect it to perform.

We will show you before and after pictures of working and sporting dogs that had a myriad of significant issues that were resolved by changing their diet. By the end of the class, you will be armed with the ability to look at your canine and see the effects of poor diet and what changes you can do to correct them.


Lead Instructor Bio:
Dave Dourson is the co-owner and co-founder of Kinetic Performance Dog Food (KPDF). Dave and his business partner, John Howard, met while working for a large, mid-west based, pet food company in 2009. It was there where they witnessed firsthand the “real factors” that are considered when companies select the ingredient of most canine foods currently being offered to the public. With a desire to focus on animal health over profitability, the two left corporate America and started their own company in 2011. The pair spent countless hours working with various kennels across the United States on K9 nutrition with the goal of creating the finest formulation for working and sporting dogs.

Dave has conducted countless canine nutritional seminars across the USA, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, and Great Britain for various divisions of the DOD, Homeland Security, USSS, Military, DEA, DHS/TSA, Intercom, State as well as hundreds of State and Local PDs
Dave and John are recognized as two of the top, no-nonsense, nutritional experts in the field teaching the handler how to quickly identify deficiencies in their K9 partner.

Student Requirements:
Bring questions; note/paper; copy of current feed and pictures of the problems with your K9.

Why does my K9 look like garbage (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (0900-1000)

Why does my K9 look like garbage (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1300-1400)

Start time:13:00:00

End time:14:00:00

Course Description:
Does your dog itch continuously, lose hair, have a dull-stiff or brittle coat, show signs of coat dander or flaking? Do you feed him 5-6-7-8 cups of food or more a day to maintain their weight? Do your dog’s stools look like a cow patty, are they gassy? Does it take them forever to recoup from a long track, do they burn out early? There are reasons for this and you don’t have to look much farther than the bag of food…

This is a fast-paced, interactive class that talks directly to you, not over you. During the class, you will learn some of the industry “tricks” that pet food companies can use legally to shorten nutrition profiles and ingredient costs in order to make their food more profitable. You will not only learn how to read the nutritional label BUT most important, you'll learn how to read your canine for possible issues they are having.

What most of us assume is that you can feed a companion pet the same way you feed a canine athlete. Nothing is further from the truth. You don’t put an 84-octane in a Corvette and expect it to perform.

We will show you before and after pictures of working and sporting dogs that had a myriad of significant issues that were resolved by changing their diet. By the end of the class, you will be armed with the ability to look at your canine and see the effects of poor diet and what changes you can do to correct them.


Lead Instructor Bio:
Dave Dourson is the co-owner and co-founder of Kinetic Performance Dog Food (KPDF). Dave and his business partner, John Howard, met while working for a large, mid-west based, pet food company in 2009. It was there where they witnessed firsthand the “real factors” that are considered when companies select the ingredient of most canine foods currently being offered to the public. With a desire to focus on animal health over profitability, the two left corporate America and started their own company in 2011. The pair spent countless hours working with various kennels across the United States on K9 nutrition with the goal of creating the finest formulation for working and sporting dogs.

Dave has conducted countless canine nutritional seminars across the USA, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, and Great Britain for various divisions of the DOD, Homeland Security, USSS, Military, DEA, DHS/TSA, Intercom, State as well as hundreds of State and Local PDs
Dave and John are recognized as two of the top, no-nonsense, nutritional experts in the field teaching the handler how to quickly identify deficiencies in their K9 partner.

Student Requirements:
Bring questions; note/paper; copy of current feed and pictures of the problems with your K9.

Course Description:
Does your dog itch continuously, lose hair, have a dull-stiff or brittle coat, show signs of coat dander or flaking? Do you feed him 5-6-7-8 cups of food or more a day to maintain their weight? Do your dog’s stools look like a cow patty, are they gassy? Does it take them forever to recoup from a long track, do they burn out early? There are reasons for this and you don’t have to look much further than the bag of food…

This is a fast-paced, interactive class that talks directly to you—not over you. During the class, you will learn some of the industry “tricks” that Pet Food Companies can use legally to shorten nutrition profiles and ingredient costs in order to make their food more profitable. You will not only learn how to read the nutritional label BUT most importantly; how to read your canine for possible issues they are having.

What most of us assume is that you can feed a companion pet the same way you feed a Canine Athlete----nothing is further from the truth. You don’t put an 84-octane in a corvette and expect it to perform, we will show you before and after pictures of working and sporting dogs that had a myriad of significant issues that were resolved by changing their diet. By the end of the class, you will be armed with the ability to look at your canine and see the effects of poor diet and what changes you can do to correct them.


Lead Instructor Bio:
Dave Dourson is the co-owner and co-founder of Kinetic Performance Dog Food (KPDF). Dave and his business partner, John Howard, met while working for a large, mid-west based, pet food company in 2009. It was there where they witnessed firsthand the “real factors” that are considered when companies select the ingredient of most canine foods currently being offered to the public. With a desire to focus on animal health over profitability, the two left corporate America and started their own company in 2011. The pair spent countless hours working with various kennels across the United States on K9 nutrition with the goal of creating the finest formulation for working and sporting dogs.

Dave has conducted countless canine nutritional seminars across the USA, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, and Great Britain for various divisions of the DOD, Homeland Security, USSS, Military, DEA, DHS/TSA, Intercom, State as well as hundreds of State and Local PDs
Dave and John are recognized as two of the top, no-nonsense, nutritional experts in the field teaching the Handler how to quickly identify deficiencies in their K9 partner.

Student Requirements:
Bring questions; note/paper; copy of current feed and pictures of the problems with your K9.

Why does my K9 look like garbage (1 Hour) June 7, 2022 (1300-1400)

4-Hour Wednesday Training Courses

BARK Basic Aid for the Responder K9 (4 Hours) June 8, 2022 (0800-1200)

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
BARK is designed to prepare the canine handler or medical provider with simple yet reliable steps to employ life-saving interventions, to stabilize ill and wounded canines in emergent situations. ***Spike's K9 Fund will generously be providing K9 First Aid Kits from DUSTOFF K9 to participants.***

Lead Instructor Bio:
Athena Haus has 28 years of experience in the field of Search and Rescue with 26 of those in public service, as a Firefighter/Paramedic and Fire Officer. She was a Founding Member of FEMA Ohio Task Force One where she served as a Search Team Manager, Canine Coordinator, and Canine Search Specialist when the team was in its infancy, helping to build the training program and current disaster site.

She has also served as a Canine Search Specialist for FEMA California Task Force One and Indiana Task Force One, working both human remains detection and live to find canines. Athena has deployed as a Canine asset with all three FEMA teams while she was a rostered member. She is the founder of K9 Karma, a canine training business, specializing in the working canine and behavioral canine issues.

For the past 20 years, she has traveled the country as an instructor, evaluator, and facilitator for search and rescue, as well as, tactical medicine classes and workshops. Athena specializes in live-find disaster search and wilderness as well as human remains detection over land and in disaster.   She has responded to countless disaster and missing person searches for local, state, and federal agencies. She has managed several large-scale local incidents as the Commanding Fire Officer operating in a Unified Command Structure. She frequently consults as a subject matter expert for large-scale disaster training exercises, providing guidance in search strategy and planning and resource management.

During her years as a disaster and fire service responder, Athena repeatedly saw that there was a lack of resources and training opportunities to fully prepare canine handlers and teams to manage canine injuries. She established BARK; Basic Aid to Responder K9 program, partnering with Tri-Med Tactical, providing training at the Ohio Fire Academy, Ohio Tactical Officer Association, IDHS as well as other organizations. This training ensures that teams with canines embedded in the disaster and tactical environment have access to the basic, real-world, hands-on canine medical training.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials.

BARK Basic Aid for the Responder K9 (4 Hours) June 8, 2022 (0800-1200)

Beyond OODA: Developing Orientation (4 Hours) June 8, 2022 (0800-1200)

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
Based on the work in Varg's second book, this course will dive deep into the development of the orientation towards violence from both the criminal and "good guy" perspectives.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Varg Freeborn is the author of the best-selling "Violence of Mind: Training and Preparation for Extreme Violence," and "Beyond OODA: Developing the Orientation for Deception, Conflict and Violence."

Varg was raised in a rough, criminal atmosphere and ultimately served 5 years in prison for extreme violence. After serving his time, he achieved a full restoration of rights and pursued higher levels of training. He was pulled into the law enforcement training world by multiple sources and has trained with many agencies both as a student, including full breaching school, high-risk warrant CQB, LE executive protection detail, and several years of shoothouse training where he was certified as a CQB Instructor under the Alliance Police Department Training Facility. Varg has since been teaching LE and civilians across the country the nuances of extreme violence and criminal behavior.

Student Requirements:
Bring an open mind, leave egos at the door

Beyond OODA: Developing Orientation (4 Hours) June 8, 2022 (0800-1200)

L.E.O.S.A. Staying in compliance (4 Hours) June 8, 2022 (0800-1200)

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
We teach active, retired, and qualified separated police officers about the federal law and how to stay in compliance with it, including specifics about Ohio and the surrounding states.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Sgt. James Gigante, retired after 25 years in law enforcement, is also a Marine. He has over 30 years of leadership training and experience.(Military, Law Enforcement, and Civilian). He is MOI certified by both the Marine corps and the state of New Jersey. He has prepared, scheduled, coordinated, administered and supervised, both formal and informal training of subordinates for most of his career. He found out about L.E.O.S.A. through talking with fellow officers from his department. The law was never mentioned by his department during any training. This led to a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about the law. Not able to get satisfactory answers even from his training department, he started doing his own research on the law, to include criminal and civil cases involving the law.

During his research, he learned three important lessons.
 1) His department was not alone, many departments throughout the country provided little or no training on it.
 2) There was a lot of outdated and erroneous information about the law on the internet. And,                           
3) He found “Sheepdog Academy” the only company he could find providing training on the law.

After attending one of their seminars, he was impressed enough to approach the instructor and offer his time and expertise to help them expand and get this important information out nationwide to his brothers and sisters in blue. Since his retirement has been doing exactly that.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

L.E.O.S.A. Staying in compliance (4 Hours) June 8, 2022 (0800-1200)

Pitfalls, Perils, and Positive Team Performance (4 Hours) June 8, 2022 (1200-1600)

Start time:12:01:00

End time:16:00:00

Course Description:
This block of instruction will address common themes found in tactical operation failure, and graphically demonstrate the implications through case studies. The block will also provide action steps to prevent such values, and increase the probability of positive team outcomes.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Steve Ijames has been a police officer since 1979 and retired as an assistant chief with the Springfield, Missouri Police Department. Since then he has served as chief of police in Republic and Ozark, Missouri. Ijames has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, a master’s degree in Public Administration, and is a graduate of the 186th FBI National Academy. Ijames has served in, supervised, and commanded a variety of assignments including uniformed patrol, criminal investigations, undercover narcotics, and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT).

Ijames was an original member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) board of directors and created the less-lethal force (impact projectiles, chemical munitions, and noise flash diversionary devices) instructor/trainer programs for the NTOA and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Ijames is the author of the IACP National Policy Center model policies involving those technologies as well as hostage situations, barricaded subjects, and their position papers on SWAT and patrol rifles. Ijames has personally applied resistance control measures in police operations ranging from empty hand control to deadly firearm force. Ijames has participated in, supervised, or commanded the service of approximately 2,500 search warrant entries, the resolution of approximately 150 barricaded suspect situations and the freeing of hostages in seven cases - two involving long rifle deployment and three involving crisis/rescue entry.

Ijames has provided less-lethal force, Tactical/patrol Command, and counter-terrorism training on behalf of the IACP and the U.S. Department of State across North America and in 33 other countries including such places as Tanzania, Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti, El Salvador, Yemen, Pakistan, Indonesia, and East Timor. Ijames has served on a variety of high profile critical incident and investigative police commissions, has reviewed approximately 3,000 police use of force cases for agencies such as the Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, and Philadelphia Police Departments-and provides policy, training, and litigation consulting in a wide variety of tactical, resistance control, special operations, and agency structure related areas.

He served as the police practices/use of force defense expert in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, MO., and is a police practice/use of force expert in the George Floyd case in Minneapolis, MN.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Pitfalls, Perils, and Positive Team Performance (4 Hours) June 8, 2022 (1200-1600)

Police Firearms Simulation Training Instructor (4 hours) June 8, 2022 (1200 - 1600)

Start time:12:01:00

End time:16:00:00

Course Description: 

Over and over again trainers and instructors report that the real value in their immersive use-of-force training simulator is that it allows officers to zero in on the often subtle opportunities to de-escalation in a way that might not require the use of deadly force.

An immersive simulation also makes it possible to fully explore every ramification of each force option or tactic. This course discusses training to your policy. As those policies change, so will your simulation.

  • Develop and deliver an appropriate training solution
  • Develop and deliver scenario-based judgmental training and marksmanship skill-building exercises.
  • Simulation training systems go beyond marksmanship and firearm training
  • Exercise every facet of use of force from fine-tuning their presence and tone of voice to employing specific de-escalation or force options
    Instructed by Milo Range using the Milo Range Theater

Lead Instructor Bio:

Neil Gikas
Bachelor of Science
Infantry Officer in the Army National Guard
(3) three years as an instructor for MILO
(5) five years as a domestic sales rep for MILO

John Jones
Bachelor of Science
(18) eighteen years of Simulation industry experience (All 18 with MILO)
NRA certified Range Safety Officer

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Police Firearms Simulation Training Instructor (4 hours) June 8, 2022 (1200 - 1600)

TacMobility: Controlling the Mind & the Machine (4 Hours) June 8, 2022 (0800-1200)

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
This course breaks down the science of how cumulative stress and trauma exposure impact our physical body and mental resiliency. The course consists of data-driven, practical, proactive, and effective training techniques that promote stress recovery, injury rehabilitation, and boost morale. Live recovery techniques performed by students. ***Open to Spouses***

Lead Instructor Bio:
Erica Gaines is the President and CEO of TacMobility: Controlling the Mind + the Machine, a training program whose mission is to create a sustainable law enforcement future through trauma education, stress management, and chronic pain relief. Having met over 100,000 officers since 2013, Erica created the world’s most extensive ongoing study of Law Enforcement Officers and Cumulative Stress.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials

TacMobility: Controlling the Mind & the Machine (4 Hours) June 8, 2022 (0800-1200)

Training for the fight (4 Hours) June 8, 2022 (1200-1600)

Start time:12:01:00

End time:16:00:00

Course Description:
My presentation, "How I Survived my Gunfight," is a detailed recap of an officer down ambush, including radio traffic, crime scene photos, the tactical approach, and utilizing resources.  It is an interactive discussion from all potential aspects of the first responder community. Survival is the key focus with descriptive accounts of policy, procedures, and the aftermath of a major critical incident.

 


Lead Instructor Bio:
Christopher Hoyer is a protector, survivor, and advocate for mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
After over 20 years as a street cop, having been faced with the worst horrors imaginable, he has turned his focus to public speaking and writing various articles worldwide.  Having recently published a book, he is helping the law enforcement and first responder community prepare for the trauma and joys that come with the job. He has spoken to thousands, including first responders, mental health advocates and various professional entities, sharing his story in hopes of saving lives.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Training for the fight (4 Hours) June 8, 2022 (1200-1600)

8-Hour Wednesday Training Courses

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Red Dots on pistols are becoming more popular as options for carrying for-duty weapons. Many are concerned with the training curve necessary to take full advantage of the technology.

Topics Covered:

  • Zeroing your red dot
  • The Draw and how to stop fishing for the dot
  • Red dots up close
  • Red dots at distance
  • Speed: Efficiency of draw and presentation
  • Dot tracking: Grip, stance, dot movement, predictability

Lead Instructor Bio:
Scott Jedlinski is a lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ), with no LEO or military experience. Scott has received hundreds of hours of training from people he considers to be the best in the industry ranging from tactical/self-defense to competition.

Scott is a Master class shooter in USPSA, the 16th recipient of the F.A.S.T Drill (#15) coin and a three-stripe Purple Belt under Tony Passos.

Scott has been afforded the honor of instructing members of Pentagon ERT, US Marshall's Service, NYPD Instructor Cadre, Chicago SWAT, Ohio Tactical Officers Association, Texas Tactical Police Officers Association, George Mason University Police, Santa Ana CA PD, the FBI National Tactical Training Unit, US Border Patrol's FMU and many more.

While Scott teaches many aspects of the successful implementation of a pistol, his main focus is the instruction of the red dot-equipped pistol.

Student Requirements: RDS Equipped Semi-automatic pistol, good holster, 4 mags, and 250 rounds of ammo. Eye and Ear protection.  Hydration and range snacks.  Inclimate weather gear.  Wearing Body armor is recommended. 

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

ALS / PACEM Defense OC and Chemical Munitions Instructor (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Learn how to safely deploy, OC aerosols, CS/OC grenades and launchable chemical munitions and receive instructor certification from ALS / PACEM Defense.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Bill Gazza is a retired Sergeant and SWAT Team Leader from Santa Cruz, CA, Sheriff’s Office.  Bill has over 20 years of law enforcement experience, 15 on SWAT and 13 as a team leader.  Bill is an FBI and NRA Certified Range Master with over 25 years experience in firearms training for Patrol, SWAT and civilians in everything from basic patrol weapons to less-lethal munitions, SWAT tactics and active shooter.  Bill is the law enforcement Business Manager and Master Instructor for ALS- Pacem Defense

Student Requirements:
Eye and ear protection, change of clothes.

ALS / PACEM Defense OC and Chemical Munitions Instructor (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
ASP conducts an 8-hour course designed for Instructor Certification of the ASP Tactical Flashlight.
This unique, one-of-a-kind course focuses on the 98% of the times police officers use flashlights with no firearms. This competency-based, Instructor level course will provide tactics utilizing the flashlight to distract, disorient, and disable the subject on the street. These flashlight techniquesare readily integrated into any Defensive Tactics System.

**Each student will receive one Primary Light, one Secondary Light, and one Tactical Light Case**.

Lead Instructor Bio: James Schramm has 20 years of professional experience in law enforcement, with expertise in defensive tactics. Experienced in Dignitary protection, working jointly with the Secret Service and State Department. 12 years professional experience as ASP trainer, training law enforcement, military, and security professionals worldwide. Experience ASP Trainer Armament Systems and Procedures, Appleton, WI 2004- Present · Training Police officers, military and security professionals in the instructional use of the Asp tactical baton, restraints and flashlights · Certified more than 2500 Law Enforcement, Military and Security Professionals as ASP Instructors - 2008 ASP Trainer Rome, Orvieto, and Livorno Italy o 2009 Lead Trainer ASP International Trainers conference Lisbon, Portugal o 2014 Second Lead trainer ASP International Trainers conference Barcelona, Spain o 2015 Training Cadre team member, responsible for new Integrated Training program o 2015 Training Cadre team member International trainers conference Las Vegas, Nevada o 2016 Lead trainer Enforce tac conference Nuremberg, Germany Police Officer 2001-2011 New York City Police Department, Tactical Training Unit Police Academy In-service Training Unit, Manhattan, NY Manhattan, New York ·

More than 20000 police officers trained in expandable baton, plain clothes tactics, officer safety and survival and dignitary protection · Assigned to Intel Division Dignitary protection details for numerous world leaders and dignitaries for UNGA Police Officer October 1991-December 2000 New York City Police Department, Patrol services · 25th Pct. East Harlem, New York · Patrol officer · Bike patrol · Anti-crime plainclothes unit · Latent print officer · Warrants · Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit Police Officer Recruit, Police Academy April 1991-October 1991 Manhattan, New York Education Criminal Justice 1989 Suffolk County Community College, Farmingdale, New

Student Requirements:

  • Wear footwear with good lateral and linear support, and pants or shorts that an inner belt can be affixed to.
  • An inner belt is what is most needed, so you don’t have to tear down your duty rig.
  • We will provide all equipment to be used during the class.
  • This is a physically active class - please bring what you will need to stay hydrated.
  • No functional firearms or knives are allowed at the training. Water and snacks

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Building Entries and Control Tactics for Patrol and SWAT (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course merges building entries with control tactics. Officers will be taught two concepts that will allow them to clear any room in the world. It will teach subject placement and management to aid in the clearing of structures including hallways. Prone handcuffing that removes the officer's knee from the subject's back is included.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Jason Laferriere has spent over 32 years in Law Enforcement and 35 years studying and teaching martial arts. Jason currently works in Federal Law Enforcement as a Special Agent and serves on a Federal Special Response Team (SRT) as the Assistant Team Leader and Training Coordinator. Jason has trained Elite Level Law Enforcement Teams internationally in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean. Prior to working in Federal Law Enforcement, Jason worked as a Police Officer in Montpelier, Vermont where he was the lead Defensive Tactics Instructor for his department.

Student Requirements:
Regular gear worn during patrol or swat operations should be worn to the class. Duty firearm and long guns are necessary. NO Live Ammunition. NO Taser. NO Chemical Agent. Water and Snacks

Building Entries and Control Tactics for Patrol and SWAT (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Combat and Contingency based Handgun (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This is a dive into the use of handguns from contact distance and out to as far as we can take it. It focuses on barricades, alternate shooting positions and malfunctions.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Buck Peddicord has had twenty-seven years as an LEO, twenty-five years in training, twenty years in SWAT, 5 years as a team leader as well as undercover experience. Buck has operated Defense Midwest LLC since 2001.

Student Requirements:

  • Handgun
  • Three magazines & suitable holster
  • Range safety equipment (to include ear and eye protection)
  • 450 rounds of ammo. Water and snacks. Inclement weather gear.

Combat and Contingency based Handgun (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Commander and Team Leader Development (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
The Commander and Senior Tactical Leader Development Track is an all-inclusive block of instruction that will cover important subjects that challenge today’s leaders. This 8-hour block of instruction will involve thought provoking subjects centered around the following topics: Leadership Principles, Tactical Theory, Shaping the Operational Environment, and a strong focus regarding Training Methodologies and Strategies.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Sean retired from the United States Border Patrol in 2019. The majority of his career was with the full-time tactical unit (BORTAC) in Tucson, AZ with his last assignment in BORTAC as the Deputy Commander. At the height of his career with BORTAC, the Southern Arizona region was one of the most violent regions in the United States due to the drug and human smuggling activities. Sean possesses valuable real world experience leading and executing complex operations in combating trans-national criminal organizations.

Student Requirements:
Note taking materials.

Commander and Team Leader Development (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This is a one-day (8 Hour) hands-on-intensive training program that focuses on gaining entry by such methods as lock picking and lock bypassing. This course is of benefit to any patrol officers, tactical operators, investigators, probation officers, conservation officers as well as specialized military units.

The Covert Lock Picking course teaches specialized methods for gaining entry into a variety of secured structures as well as everyday applications such as padlocked gates, fire safes, desks, file cabinets, strongboxes, etc. The course focuses on practical methods of gaining entry and details techniques on lock picking lock bypassing and defeating advanced locking technologies such as magnetic door locks, "high-security" locks, and electronic access gates.
Real-World Applications:
*Search & Arrest Warrants
*Welfare Checks
*Tactical Operations
*Probation Checks
*Vehicle Searches
*Unsecured Businesses & Residence
*Conservation Checks
*Surveillance Positioning
*Situations Where Suspects "Lost the Key"

Lead Instructor Bio:
Pat Cantlin is a 19 year veteran of the Lakewood Police Department, 12 of which have been as a member of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. He has served in Patrol as an FTO and Investigator, and as a member of the department's training division. Pat spent 9 years assigned full-time to a Federal Fugitive Task Force and is currently assigned to Narcotics.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials, thumb drive.

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

CQB Enhancing Flat Range (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is designed to increase the skills needed to conduct CQB. Time spent on the flat range should be used to prepare for the worst case situation a LE officer could encounter on the job. Here you will focus on weapons manipulation, and speed of precision shooting, static and moving, with both carbine and pistol. To do that we perform drills to enhance vision and use cognitive targets to improve decision making. End-state of this course is to identify strengths and gaps in training and equipment and better prepare the LEO.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
Steve Nguyen is a 22 year veteran of Army Special Forces. He served as an instructor for the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) course, was an assaulter and cell leader in the Crisis Response Force (CRF) and has been deployed numerous times in support of the GWOT. He is currently the lead LE/Mil and CQB instructor for BAER Solutions.

Student Requirements:

  • Recommend LEO use daily uniform/loadout.
  • Note taking on paper or phone is encouraged.
  • Full kit (helmet optional) if applicable.
  • Rifle and pistol with 3 mags ea. minimum
  • 500 rounds rifle. 500 rounds pistol
  • Ear/eye protection. Water/snacks. Inclement weather gear

Some drills will dictate rifle or pistol, other will be shooter's choice.

CQB Enhancing Flat Range (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Critical Thinking in Condensed Time Frames for Officers  (8 hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Critical Thinking Model P.I.E.T.O. (Priorities, Intelligence, Environment, Tools/Tactics/Technology, and Officer Instincts) as a means for the Tactical Commander, Team leader, or Operator to use as a mental guide in the decision-making process during tactical operations to make justifiable, ethical, and legal decisions.

This critical thinking model is designed for the Officer and the Operator as means to decision making in condensed time frames as well as the ability to prepare for written reports, explaining the use of force and testimony in court. 

Lead Instructor Bio:
Steve Mescan is a 27 year veteran of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and is currently assigned to the SWAT Team's Tactical Operations Section. The section comprises subject matter experts that assist the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Command Staff personnel with strategic initiatives, planning, and tactical resolve contingencies as they relate to all police operations. Steve is the past president of the Pennsylvania Tactical Officers Association and currently serves on the NTOA Board of Directors. He is an instructor for the NTOA and co-authored the NTOA Team Leader Development Program. He has instructed numerous state tactical associations and has consulted as an expert to area SWAT Teams concerning SWAT operations. In 2009, he was part of a subject matter expert team that developed the tactical strategic plan for the G-20 Summit held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in 2018 was the Team Leader involved in the response to the Tree of Life Synagogue Massacre.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Critical Thinking in Condensed Time Frames for Officers  (8 hours) June 8, 2022

CTS Chemical Munitions Instructor (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This 8-hour Instructor course is designed for those officers with a desire to develop their operational and instructor skills on Chemical Munitions. The course will assist instructors with the integration of Chemical Munitions options into their current tactical methods. This course includes classroom and range exercises. Information provided will include history and nomenclature of chemical agents, use of force considerations, hands-on applications, training examples and legal considerations. Students will receive an instructor certificate from CTS.

Demonstrations and range drills will be conducted under the supervision of the CTS Master Instructor.  The students will have the responsibility to attend both classroom and range activity for the Chemical Munitions Instructor course.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Phil Shingleton is the Director of Training for Combined Tactical Systems (CTS) and former police and SWAT officer from Austin, TX, PD.

Student Requirements:
Eye protection, ear protection, gloves, gas mask and filter

CTS Chemical Munitions Instructor (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Defense Technology Distraction Device Instructor (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including proficiency course. Students will receive an Instructor certification upon successful completion of course. The course will include but not limited to:

  • Introduction to Explosives
  • Distraction Devices: Types and Nomenclature
  • Reloadable and Non-Reloadable Devices
  • Decibels/Candela/P.S.I.
  • Overpressure: Cause and Effect
  • Handling/Storage/Rendering Safe
  • Tactical Deployment/Safety Considerations
  • Incident Case Studies
  • Criminal and Civil Liabilities
  • Development of Policy and Procedures
  • Gripping, Handling and Deployment Drills
  • Live Firing Exercises/Operational Scenarios
  • Command Initiated Technologies
  • Instructor Development

Lead Instructor Bio:
Dave Standen was a police officer for thirty-six years. As a retired officer with the Springfield (MA) Police Department he has worked patrol, with the DEA Task Force and as the Senior Staff Instructor for Recruit Training and primary Defensive Tactics Instructor. For fifteen years, Standen was the Defensive Coordinator and Master Instructor for the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC). The MPTC is the State agency responsible for Police Training and Standards for all municipal Police Departments in MA. In this position, he wrote the State’s Defensive Tactics Program and Use of Force Program. He has certified and re-certified hundreds of instructors in Defensive Tactics, Pepper Spray, Baton and Use of Force. Dave has been a Defensive Tactics Instructor for 36 years and has trained thousands of Police, Corrections, and Military and Civilian personnel in a number of areas; including all aspects of Defensive Tactics, Use of Force, Firearms, Patrol Procedures and Physical Fitness. He is certified in numerous disciplines relating to Defensive Tactics, Use of Force and Firearms and has been a frequent presenter at ASLET, ILEETA and Monadnock Seminars. Standen is also the founder and master instructor of COP Tactics Police Fighting Systems. He has trained officers across the country in systems that focus on “making the arrest”. He has written the COP Tactics Pepper Spray Arrest Tactics Instructor Manual and is the co-author of two books entitled Vehicle Stops: Safety Strategies and Tactical Procedures and Terry Stops: Safety Strategies and Tactical Procedures. He is proud to serve as an International (Master) Instructor and Advisory Board member for the Monadnock Training Council. In December, he was hired as the full-time Senior Instructor for Safariland with the responsibility of overseeing the Monadnock programs.

Student Requirements:
Eye and ear protection, gloves, body armor and duty gear normally utilized when deploying Distraction Devices/NFSD/Flash Bangs.

Defense Technology Distraction Device Instructor (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Explosives Identification/Responses, Blast Injuries & Treatments for Officers (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Explosives identification and responses by First Responders is paramount in today's world. Active shootings are on the rise. Active shooters also construct and deploy various explosive devices as seen in the Columbine HS massacre. We as Police, Fire, and EMS have to be prepared for this reality. We will cover commercial, military-grade, and homemade explosives seen overseas and in the U.S. The identification of explosive materials will be covered using important acronyms such as C.A.M.P. (Chlorates, Acids, Metals, Peroxides). This knowledge is crucial when we encounter an area where explosive materials are being made. Moreover, fully constructed IEDs will also be reviewed using another acronym referred to as S.P.I.C.E.S. (Switch, Power source, Initiator, Container, Explosive material, Shrapnel). Once we identify a fully-constructed IED, then we need to avoid it, isolate it and notify the FBI, ATF, and even the DEA if drugs are also being constructed. If someone can make bombs, they can also make drugs. The steps are the same; the only differences are a few ingredients.

We will also cover blast effects, injuries, and treatments for officers. Usually, police officers are the initial responders on the scene and will need to render medical interventions for patients and each other. We will break up into groups and learn tourniquet application methods, chest seal placement methods, and wound packing. The course will also cover the importance of hazardous materials identification for police officers when responding to vague incidents.  The 8-hour explosives course will conclude with a shot card explosives demonstration by the FBI. There will be a mock post-blast investigations session after the final demonstration.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Lt. Jarred R. Alden is a member of The Akron Fire Department. He currently functions as the Assistant Arson Bureau Manager for the Department. He has worked as a Firefighter/Paramedic for 16+ years and a Tactical SWAT Medic for The Akron Police Department for 9+ years. He also functioned as a rescue/recovery SCUBA diver for the Department's Dive Team. Lt. Alden lectures at various conferences such as the ITLS Trauma Conference and the Journal of EMS (JEMS) Conference for EMS Today.

Lt. Alden was a former sociology instructor at The University of Akron. His interests in research include but are not limited to the following: Explosives & Blast Injuries, Rescue Task Force, SWAT/TEMS, Human Behavior, and SABA for police officers.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials.

Explosives Identification/Responses, Blast Injuries & Treatments for Officers (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Fighting From Concealment (8 hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This class is going to cover the principles and dynamics of carrying a concealed handgun as a daily responsibility. It will focus on the concealment, deployment, and use of a handgun as a primary weapon while conducting Police Operations in a plainclothes assignment or off duty.

All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster. All methods of concealment (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt, off the body carry) will be addressed.

Lead Instructor Bio:

Matt is a retired Police Detective and former Marine Corps veteran. Matt spent most of his military enlistment within HMX-1, The Presidential Helicopter Squadron, and he served within the Military Police MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) and after his military service, continued in civilian Law Enforcement.

Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, Detective within the Special Problems Unit as an undercover Detective as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U. S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C. U S Marshal’s Office. Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and later was selected and served as a Sniper team member until his retirement due to injuries sustained during a line of duty incident.

After his retirement, Matt was hired as the Senior Manager of Assault Weapons for FNH USA.
He was involved in the FN SPR Precision Rifle program, FN Belt-fed Weapons section and the SOCOM SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and conducting the New Equipment Training (NET) for USSOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons.

Matt left FNH USA and returned to training Law Enforcement as a Firearms Instructor for The US Department of State Firearms Training Unit within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Matt was tasked with firearms training of Federal Special Agents for Diplomatic Security both stateside and worldwide. The training consisted of proficiency in 18 weapons platforms and tactics to operate covertly and overtly in austere and hostile environments worldwide such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Africa. Matt was promoted to the Chief of Operations of the Firearms Training Unit in 2011. While supervising 32 Instructors, Matt continued to train the operational-tactical teams, snipers, and High Threat components of the State Department Firearms programs.

 In 2013, Matt resigned from government service to make Victory First a full-time consulting and training company. He is a consultant for several leading companies within the Firearms Industry for product and business development and product/new equipment training.

With his deep and diverse Law Enforcement, Government and firearms industry background, he is a sought-after resource for Concealment / Undercover training, Carbine and DM/DDM courses and Close Quarters Battle (CQB) training. Matt also serves as a consultant/advisor for product development within both Law Enforcement and the firearms industry.

Matt is a contributing writer for RECOIL and CONCEALMENT magazines, and Brownells Gunnery and Breach Bang Clear publications. Matt has completed and hosted videos with
Panteao Productions, Trigger Time TV and Brownells, and was the host of Make Ready TV.

Student Requirements:

  • Wrap around Eye Protection
  • Ear protection (electronic preferred)
  • Baseball style hat
  • Range food / WATER
  • Seasonal weather gear / rain gear
  • STURDY pistol belt
  • Production Handgun, preferably 12 round capacity or higher
  • Single stack .45’s are fine, just need to increase magazine count to 8 minimum
  • Concealment Holster
  • Double magazine carrier
  • 3 high capacity magazines MINIMUM (8 for 1911 shooters)
  • A cover garment(s)- Button-down shirt, sweatshirt, jacket. How do you carry concealed?
  • *** I encourage you to bring a few different options, work from the clothing you wear when carrying.
  • 400 rounds of factory ammunition
  • Cleaning kit/lubrication

Fighting From Concealment (8 hours) June 8, 2022

Human Terrain Mapping and Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This workshop is designed to give officers the capability to make observations in human behavior patterns to increase their survivability and effectiveness while on duty. HTMBPR is a science-based predictive analysis and proactive decision-making model. It's based upon lessons learned from the development of Human Behavior Pattern Recognition and Analysis (HBPR&A) programs for the Department of Defense. HTMBPR focuses on developing advanced critical thinking by understanding human behavior patterns. It provides a framework for Law Enforcement Officers to observe, articulate, document and defend decisions they make in the course of performing their duties by providing officers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to 1) observe a situation, orient themselves within it, and make sound practical decisions in accordance with law and agency policy and procedure, and 2) then take legal, moral and ethically appropriate action(s).

This is a tactical field decision-making model for intelligence-based policing.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Lynn Westover has 20 years of experience in Intelligence & Counterterrorism with 12 years in USMC Special Operations (Force Recon, Scout Sniper). Aside from his five combat tours (Global War on Terrorism, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom), Lynn was also a Military Formal School Instructor, Master Instructor Certified, and Curriculum Developer. He was one of the first Marines to participate in the Combat Hunter limited objective experiment and ultimately became an instructor for Combat Hunter, ASAT, SOFSAT, and IT-SAT. Lynn participates as a Team Member & Evaluator for USASOC unnamed covert surveillance & counter-surveillance asymmetric operations.

Jay Seese spent 20 years in Law Enforcement in corrections, patrol, and counter-narcotics 14 years of which were undercover/plainclothes operations. He was also a US Army veteran of 5 years as Military Police with 3 Combat Tours (Operation Just Cause Panama, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm). Jay was instrumental as one of the original SMEs recruited to develop the Combat Hunter program and an instructor for Combat Hunter, Border Hunter, ASAT, SOFSAT, MASAT, IT-SAT. Additionally, he participates as a Team Leader & Evaluator for USASOC unnamed covert surveillance & counter-surveillance asymmetric operations.

Student Requirements:
General note-taking materials (notebook computer, notepad, pens/pencils/highlighters)

Human Terrain Mapping and Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 hours) June 8, 2022

Intro to Krav Maga (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Krav Maga for modern-day law enforcement can be particularly useful because most agencies cannot afford the luxury of prolonged training courses for their personnel. Krav Maga is quick, effective and both easily learned and retained.  Krav Maga emerged in an environment where extreme violence, mostly of a political nature, was common. It has had ample opportunity to be tested and improved under real-life conditions. Few defensive tactics systems in the world are as street and battle-tested as Krav Maga.

Lead Instructor Bio:
A law enforcement officer since 2003, Jeremy Hooley has been an ILEA certified instructor since 2010, focusing on the areas of physical tactics and firearms.  An assistant team leader on the regional SWAT team, he has also taught in two foreign nations.

Student Requirements:
Red/blue training handgun replicating their duty gun and a duty holster.  Red/blue training rifle.  Vest. (Vest will not be worn the entire course)

Intro to Krav Maga (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Intro to Tactical Visual Tracking (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
In this basic introduction to visual tracker training, the individual learns ground disturbance tracking, then incorporate team movements and strategies to tip the scales in their favor for successful woodland operations.

Our students learn to detect the physical evidence of an incident site, interpret the evidence and formulate strategies to follow the evidence. We call this evidence “sign “or “spoor”.

By constantly interpreting the evidence, or sign, the tracker learns to develop a profile of the subject which aids him in anticipating the subject’s movement and direction. This allows the team to expedite the pursuit and tactically close in to apprehend the fleeing subject.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Bill Rogers is a retired law enforcement officer with a large metro Atlanta Police Department. He has also been teaching personal defense concepts for over 40 years. He has traveled from South Africa to Nicaragua teaching and training officers defensive tactics. From a beach patrol officer to SWAT operator in the '90s, to an accident reconstructionist, he has covered the entire gambit as a law enforcement officer. He discovered a passion for tactical tracking several years ago. In 2015 he formed a multi-jurisdictional woodland tracker training group that includes the National Park Service, Cobb County Police, Pickens County Sheriff, Georgia State Patrol Aviation.

Student Requirements:
Uniform/clothing camo, boots, individual rifle (empty). Seasonally appropriate hat, underwear, and outerwear. Insect repellent with Deet and wet weather gear (optional). Water/snacks

Intro to Tactical Visual Tracking (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Low Signature Carbine for LE Counter Terrorism / Undercover Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Low Signature carbine introduces the student to the most effective methods of concealing and employing a shoulder-fired weapon from a backpack or sling bag to support undercover or counterterrorism operations.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
Dave "Boon" Benton has twenty-six years combined military, law enforcement and governmental experience, including twelve years conducting Low Signature/No signature operations in support of GWOT.

Student Requirements:

  • Shoulder-fired weapon (SFW) that can be concealed in a backpack or sling bag
  • 300 rounds of SFW ammo
  • 50 rounds of pistol ammo
  • Backpack or sling bag that conceals SFW
  • Concealed holster and spare mag pouch
  • Service pistol
  • Three mags for SFW and two mags for pistol
  • Sling, optic, white light for SFW,
  • Individual medical kit
  • Chest rig or mag pouch to carry spare SFW mags
  • Eyes and ear protection, plainclothes non-uniform or tactical gear.

Low Signature Carbine for LE Counter Terrorism / Undercover Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Mastering Pistol Fundamentals (MPF1) (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is geared towards the intermediate shooter who wants to master their fundamentals in the pistol. Students will review concepts such as proper grip, different trigger presses, different sight alignments, moving and shooting, clearing malfunctions, and practical applications of these skills. The aim of this course is to give the student confidence and the skill set necessary to successfully engage and neutralize a lethal threat in a safe manner. Students will be able to apply newly taught principles in live-fire exercises on the range.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Sang Lee started out in the private sector working in executive protection. After five years of supervisory experience working with high-profile clients, Sang Lee moved back to Chicago from Los Angeles and was recruited by multiple shooting schools. Since then, he has been teaching law enforcement medical, handgun, and rifle courses all over the U.S. and overseas.  Sang has certifications in medical training, edged weapons, armorer for multiple weapons platforms, and CQB and Shoot House training. Sang has had the opportunity to train with some of the best instructors in the business and brings a different perspective from his many years of being an instructor and student.

Student Requirements

Ammunition: Minimum 300-500 rds. for your pistol
Duty belt / off-duty belt
Duty setup, or off duty setup
Pistol with holster
Minimum of 3 magazines for double stack
Minimum of 5 magazines for single stack
Magazine pouches
Ballistic eye protection
Ear protection (Electronic Ears recommended)
Brimmed hat
Please bring an old shirt you can shoot up

Mastering Pistol Fundamentals (MPF1) (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
 Patrol Rifle Problem Solver is designed to increase the skill and proficiency of experienced individual officers working alone or in a team environment. The course focuses on increasing officer proficiency in weapon manipulation, problem-solving and tactical decision-making based on environmental factors.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Daniel Shaw is a retired US Marine Infantry Unit Leader with multiple combat tours and instructor titles. He has developed curricula and training standards for pre-deployment training and Marine Security Forces such as the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Teams (FAST) and the Naval Nuclear Security Program. Daniel has been a DOD/USMC firearms instructor for over 19 years. Since retirement from the Marine Corps in 2013, Daniel has traveled the U.S. teaching Armed Citizens and Law Enforcement Officers. He holds numerous instructor certifications from the US Marine Corps including foreign weapons and master instructor of a handgun, rifle/carbine, shotgun, and light, medium, and heavy machine guns.

Daniel uses his life of training and combat experience to develop and present a curriculum to help Law Enforcement, US Military, and responsible Armed Citizens prepare for emergency situations.

Student Requirements:
Student Equipment Needs: Zeroed rifle, Handgun, Dress and wear equipment that would be common for rifle employment situations, 600-800 rounds of rifle/carbine ammunition, 200- 250 rounds of handgun ammunition, and fluids and Lunch. We will take a 30-minute lunch, so please bring yours. WEARING OF BODY ARMOR IS MANDATORY.

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Pistol Development (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Pistol skills development through a systematic approach to shooting. This course is fundamentally challenging as speed and accuracy are its driving force. The shooting “Process” will be stressed in this course. Don’t know what the shooting “Process” is? Come find out. You will learn how to train and progress one's skills through an assortment of firing drills.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Chad Chalkey is a retired Marine, with a career in Special Operations where he served as a member of several direct action teams and special reconnaissance teams. Later went on to serve as a paramilitary independent contractor and for the past 8 years serving as lead marksmanship and tactics instructor for a DOD entity.

Student Requirements:
Gun belt, holster, mag holders, pistol w/ magazines, min of 500 rds. of ammo. Eye and Ear protection. Water and snacks. Inclement weather gear.

Pistol Development (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:

Pistol Diagnostics
This is a one-day handgun course covering the three pillars of gunfighting to include weapon safety, mindset, handling, manipulation, and marksmanship.  this course will dial in your performance enabling you to engage your threat sooner not later.  This course covers loading, reloads, malfunctions, positive target identification as well as moving and shooting. 

Lead Instructor Bio:
Curtis has spent 20+ yrs in the Contract Security/High Threat Protection Industry and has been the Team Lead on several, successful high threat dignitary protection teams in the U.S and Mexico. For several years now, He has been involved with a special team of individuals who have worked with SWAT/SRT, Special Teams, and Military Units from all over the U.S and Singapore, developing training programs and exposing flaws in existing tactics. As well as spending 3 years as a School Resource Officer He has been a guest speaker and helped develop several Active Shooter training programs. He is a Certified Glock Armorer and has studied under some of the finest gunsmiths on the West Coast. He has trained under some of the most knowledgeable, respected firearms instructors in the U.S, but will always consider himself a lifelong student of the Craft.

Student Requirements:
Gun belt, holster, mag holders, pistol w/ magazines, 500-600 rds. of ammo. Eye and Ear protection. Water and snacks. Inclement weather gear. We train rain or shine so be prepared.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Plain Clothes Survival Tactics (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This class is designed to provide officers working plainclothes assignments, undercovers (UCs), and all other interested officers with the skills to survive events where their cover may be compromised.

Class includes lessons in defeating restraints, defensive tactics in extremely confined spaces, and shooting from compromised, unorthodox positions, and with limited access to backup guns.

Class includes dynamic scenarios and evolutions.

Lead Instructor Bio:
BK served in the Israeli Defense Forces as an infantry reconnaissance team member from 1993 to 1997. He was honorably discharged upon completion of mandatory service as a sergeant first class. BK’s expertise includes firearms, tactical operations, hand-to-hand combat, amphibious assaults, operational security in hostile areas, intelligence and counter-intelligence operations. BK is often used as a consultant in designing training programs for military and law enforcement agencies. BK is a sworn officer in Alabama.
BK holds a Bachelors's degree from the University of Maryland in Counterterrorism and International Security, and a Graduate degree from American Military University in Security Management.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials. Plainclothes concealment garment (mandatory). concealed holster and firearm... backup guns recommended. 200 rounds of ammunition. Range protective gear (ear and eye protection).

Plain Clothes Survival Tactics (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Positional Shooting (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course will rely greatly on positional shooting and how to use the equipment the officer has as well as what can be found in the operational environment. It is highly recommended to bring whatever you would normally deploy with.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Master Sergeant (retired) Jim spent over 20 years in the United States Army. Gilliland is a record holding Sniper and active Long Range competitive shooter, trainer, and consultant in the firearms industry. Jim Gilliland is the Founder and President of Shadow 6 Consulting, a training and consulting business.

Student Requirements:
All standard call-out equipment. Tripods, backpacks, shooting sticks, and other accessories. Anything needed for this class can also be provided by the instructor. Eye and Ear protection. Water and snacks. IN climate weather gear. 200 rounds of rifle ammunition. Range ONLY allows 5.56/.223 and .308, 7.62 ammunition

Positional Shooting (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Practical De-escalation for Road Patrol Officers (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Become aware of your ACE, and learn how to more effectively use it to de-escalate situations you may find yourself in!
A- Appearance C- Communication E- Engagement

Lead Instructor Bio:
John is an Army combat veteran, a retired police officer from Grand Rapids, MI, and certified crisis intervention specialist with the National Anger Management Association.

Student Requirements:
Note Taking material

Practical De-escalation for Road Patrol Officers (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Pragmatic Pistol and Rifle for LE (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is designed to challenge the students individually, as well as with partners. The class will focus on utilizing the pistol and rifle at realistic distances with added stress factors (shot timers, competitions, random target calling, close proximity to partners, etc.). This is not a basic firearms course. Students are expected to have an understanding of both the pistol and AR-15 style rifle weapon systems in order to attend this class. Students must be in good physical shape and be prepared to run, sprint, and move from position to position throughout the duration of the course.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Matt Lasker is a lead instructor and co-owner for Noble Arms LLC. He currently serves as a Sergeant at a police department in a suburb of Cleveland and has over 13 years of experience as a Law Enforcement Officer. Matt is also a member of the regional SWAT team where he is one of the lead firearms instructors for the team. Since 2012, Matt has been involved with Special Weapons and Tactics. He is an instructor for his Police Agencies Active Threat Response Training Program, Firearms Training, Firearms Requalification Program, and is a unit instructor in the Basic Police Academy.

Student Requirements:

  • 400 rifle rounds,
  • 300 pistol rounds,
  • Patrol rifle and pistol on duty/battle belt with holster/pouches,
  • 3 rifle magazines, 3 pistol magazines,
  • hearing protection, eye protection,
  • Water/snacks, inclement weather gear.
  • Wearing of Body Armor is Mandatory

Pragmatic Pistol and Rifle for LE (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Protective Operations Handgun (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is meant for the protection professional and LE who carry a concealed handgun while working on protective operations details. In this course, we will go over proper clothing to maximize concealment of firearms and other protective operations tools, including medical equipment. We will analyze and discuss attacks on principals and steps to avoid conflict. We will highlight effective measures for both engaging a threat as well as using movement and cover to your advantage while maintaining security for your client/principal. Students will draw from concealment throughout the course.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Mr. Hillis brings over twenty years of teaching and operational experience to Alexander Global Strategies, Inc.
Bryan was fortunate to have a diverse law enforcement career for over fifteen years and served in a variety of positions to include, including Patrol, Criminal Investigations, SWAT Team Leader, Team Commander, overseeing and managing all department training, and ultimately the Assistant Chief in Charge of Criminal Investigations and Special Operations.

For over a decade, Bryan has planned, led, and managed protection details during high-profile events in the United States, Central, and South America. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US government officials, foreign government officials, CEOs, celebrities, and Fortune 100/500 companies, during global events.

On the training side, Bryan was selected and vetted as an instructor for the US Diplomatic Security Service/Anti-Terrorism Assistance Training Program. After being made a part of a team tasked with training foreign countries in the protection of their national leadership, Bryan deployed to the Middle East where he trained a Middle Eastern presidential protective detail in the areas of Firearms, Motorcade Operations, Defensive Tactics, and Protective Operations along with various other Anti-Terrorism topics.  

Additionally, for over fifteen years Bryan has taught and led exercises in various areas to include firearms, combative, close quarter battle, tactical mobility, and other high-risk tactics, techniques and procedures to members of the US Special Operations community, along with officers from all over the country.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials. IWB or OWB Holster and cover garment (IWB Holster MUST NOT collapse/pancake after drawing from concealment), handgun, and 400 rounds of ammo. NO SERPA holsters will be allowed. Eye and Ear protection. Water and snacks. Inclement weather gear.

Protective Operations Handgun (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Real Speed Pistol (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
“Real” Speed Pistol
This course is simply about learning to shoot fast and accurately at realistic speeds…..the speeds that actually need to happen when the target isn’t standing still indefinitely. The techniques of what it takes to shoot 4,5 or even 6 shots per second ACCURATELY will be discussed in great detail and the student will have a better understanding of what that actually takes to accomplish.

This class is designed around the ultimate and equal balance of accuracy and speed that is applicable just as much to LE/Military training as it is to practical shooting competition.  If you carry/use a handgun in any way, shape or form and you flat out want to be a better more realistic shooter come take this class taught by a World Champion/ Former Police-SWAT Officer and you will benefit.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Robert Vogel is a professional shooter, firearms trainer and many time National/World champion in 3 disciplines of practical shooting. He also served over 8 years as a full-time police officer and SWAT team member.

Student Requirements:
Pistol, holster, minimum 3 magazines and two magazine pouches, 350 rounds per day, ear and eye protection. Water/snacks. Inclement weather gear.

Real Speed Pistol (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

S&W M&P M2.0 Armorers Class (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This is a 3-year certification for the full-size M&P M2.0 pistol. At the end of the class, the student will have the ability to completely field strip, armor and reassemble the pistol.

Instructor Bio Rick Shene is the S&W Senior LE District Sales Manager
Retired Detroit PD
US Navy Veteran

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials. Smith a& Wesson will provide pistols to work on. NO LIVE FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION ALLOWED IN CLASS

S&W M&P M2.0 Armorers Class (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Scoped Rifle Theory (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course will encompass an in-depth look into the basic of a scoped rifle. We will be covering what happens between the scope and the rifle. How to set up your rifles system, Posture for accuracy, shooting from improvised positions/tripods and other useful knowledge.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
Robert Pettorsson was a Marine Scout Sniper from 2000-2004. Upon leaving the Marine Corps Mr. Pettorsson began working at McMillan Sniper School. Providing 20 years of teaching sniping and sniper tactics professionally, Rob has been teaching at the OTOA conference for 6 years providing practical insight to the Ohio LE Sniper Community.

Student Requirements:
Scoped rifle system, 80-100 rounds of ammo, shooting bag, tri-pod, and any other applicable duty gear you would like time on or to test out. Water/snacks. Inclement weather gear. Ear/Eye protection

Scoped Rifle Theory (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Shots Fired, Shots Fired. Now What will happen to me? Peer Support from a Leadership Perspective for the Street Officer or SWAT Operator (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
"You or your Swat Unit was just involved in a shooting, now what?"

This class provides an overview of peer support for critical incidents and dealing with the aftermath of a critical incident. In today’s toxic, politically charged environment the need for law enforcement professionals to have “leadership-driven” peer support is vital for the emotional survival of those involved in such incidents. This class provides a “lessons learned” approach with much-needed updated information in and around these types of incidents for everyone! Whether you are a street officer or a tactical team supervisor, you need to be better informed on dealing with stress, officer suicide, officer-involved shootings, and in the line of duty traumatic incidents and deaths. The time to think about this isn’t after an incident, you and your agency must be prepared and have the mindset of “when….not if” it happens here!"

Lead Instructor Bio:

Jim Gilbert is currently a Chief Deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and is assigned to the Patrol Bureau. He has been a member of law enforcement for over 28 years and is an active leader in and around critical incident education and support for those who have been involved in such incidents.

Chief Gilbert was involved in an officer-involved shooting on October 9, 2000, when he shot & killed a suspect who had disarmed an officer. Over his career, he has responded to and/or assisted in a peer support capacity at over 315 critical incidents. He has extensive training and certifications in critical incident response and on numerous occasions has been a requested speaker on the topic. He retired from the Columbus Division of Police in January 2013 to join the Command Staff at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. He is very passionate about the profession of law enforcement and his leadership style is to "lead from the front". He currently commands over 185 sworn and civilian employees in the Patrol Bureau as a Chief Deputy.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials

Shots Fired, Shots Fired. Now What will happen to me? Peer Support from a Leadership Perspective for the Street Officer or SWAT Operator (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Strategies of Low Light Engagements (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Most low-light courses focus on shooting with a flashlight. During this 8-hour course, we will focus on the more difficult aspects of using a flashlight in a hostile environment: searching for an armed person.

We all recognize that using a flashlight in a tactical environment is a two-edged sword; if I don't use it I can't see my opponent but if I use it he can see me. During this training block, we will provide the student with the eight lighting principles to fight with a white light tool. The how, when, where, and why to use the light and how to create the advantages needed while clearing a building for an adversary.

Upon completion of this intensive 1-day course, participants will be able to effectively clear and defend a building or room using low light tactics.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Bill Oliver is currently a Master Sergeant in the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  Bill’s current assignment is in the Gaming Division, assigned to the Argosy Casino in Kansas City, Missouri, as the Officer in Charge.  Bill spent 7 years as a canine officer assigned to the Criminal Interdiction Unit. Bill also spent 5 years on SWAT, assigned to the entry team.  Bill has worked for Strategos International for thirteen years as an adjunct instructor in the areas of Strategies of Low Light Engagements, Active Shooter and Intruder Awareness for Schools, Churches, Workplace Violence and Hospitals.  Bill has been a firearms instructor for seventeen years.

Student Requirements:
Choice of BDUs/Sweats/Overalls/Flight Suit
Flashlight
Eye, Ear, Groin and Neck Protection, Gloves
Chest Protection for Women
Knee-Pads
Liquids (Water, Gatorade, etc.)

Strategies of Low Light Engagements (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Street Combatives, Evolution of a Violent Encounter (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
GäRD Defense Solutions
 course is designed to teach officers how to survive a dangerous street encounter. Learning both standing and ground fighting techniques, using basic and natural body mechanics, you will learn to defend against the most common attacks on law enforcement.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Kevin Watson is a  full-time police officer with 12 years of experience. Kevin is currently assigned as a patrol officer and has many other responsibilities including evidence technician and lead defensive tactics instructor. Kevin is also a member of his department’s SWAT team for the last nine years where he has been assigned as a sniper for the past five years, in addition to being a scoped long rifle instructor.

In addition to his law enforcement experience, he has spent most of his adult life practicing martial arts including; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and boxing.  Kevin earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2013 under Professor Jorge Gurgel and currently holds the rank of 2nd-degree black belt. Kevin brings his knowledge of traditional martial arts education and real-life experiences of being a street cop to develop and write realistic training curricula for civilians, law enforcement, and military alike.  He is constantly striving to bring the best, most advanced training for all levels of students.

Student Requirements:
Athletic or BDU style clothing, mouthpiece, cup, snacks, water, (wrestling shoes optional)


Street Combatives, Evolution of a Violent Encounter (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Tactical Applications of UAS (Drones) (8 hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:Attendees will learn of the different UAS platforms available for use during operations and their tactical applications ranging from scouting, overwatch, searches, and indoor use. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to practice building entries and clearing with indoor drones (flown by FCSO pilots). Attendees will learn how to select the proper platform based on the operations they intend to conduct

Student RequirementsNote Taking materials

Instructor BioLieutenant Chris Leonard is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served on Submarines. He has been with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office since 1990. He is the commander of the Drone Team and has been a licensed UAS Pilot since 2017. The Drone Team started with 1 Drone and has since acquired 13 Drones, a state-of-the-art Drone Trailer, and 9 Part 107 licensed pilots

Tactical Applications of UAS (Drones) (8 hours) June 8, 2022

Tactical Breaching (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is designed to enhance the skills of the law enforcement or SWAT officer in the art and science of tactical breaching.  Students will be taught the most effective and useful breaching techniques utilized by SWAT Teams and/or Task Forces in both residential and commercial environments.    Taught by current Cleveland FBI SWAT breachers, training topics will include: concepts and principles of breaching, reconnaissance, planning, deployment, safety considerations, equipment selection, and lessons learned.  . There will be five hands-on stations consisting of ram/Halligan/Hydraulic Spreader, cut saw and chainsaw, window porting, exterior tactics/actions at the breach, and shotgun breaching. The training will conclude with a demonstration of the Lenco BearCat Hydraulic Ram Bar System

Lead Instructor Bio:
John Breen is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cleveland Division, and serves as an Assault Team Leader on the Cleveland FBI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.  SA Breen is also a Firearms Instructor, Tactical Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor and Defensive Tactics Instructor.  Prior to becoming an FBI Agent, SA Breen served in the United States Army from 2000-2006.

Student Requirements:

SWAT team training uniform or equivalent consisting of long pants and long sleeves (Note: It is recommended that students wear old/training clothes due to sparks from saw) Leather boots are also recommended (Note: avoid trail shoes or boots with nylon exteriors as sparks from saw and slag can burn through footwear causing burns/injury to feet)
Gloves
Ballistic Body Armor (Note: to be worn at shotgun breaching station)
Helmet
Eye Protection (Goggles are preferred)
Hearing Protection
Balaclava/hood (Note: to protect head/neck from falling glass during window porting station)
***Optional Equipment: Officers are encouraged to bring a Breaching Shotgun, Ram, Halligan and/or any other mechanical breaching tools utilized by their tactical team.

Lunch: There will be a one-hour break for lunch. It is recommended that students bring a lunch as the nearest restaurants are approximately 15 minutes from the training location.

Reporting Instructions: Training will start inside the classroom (trailer) located in front of the Shoothouse. Upon arrival, leave all gear, weapons, etc. secured in your vehicles and report to the classroom. ***

Safety: We will be using Simunition during some of the training. Do not bring any live ammunition or weapons on to the training site. We will provide blank rounds for the shotgun breaching station.

 

Tactical Breaching (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Tactical Communications (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Tactical Communication empowers emergency responders with a greater understanding of how to adjust and adapt their approach, eliminate challenges, and avoid obstacles as they maneuver in and out of different environments.

Relationships, hidden rules, and language structures vary between the different socioeconomic areas of our community, especially when serving under-resourced communities. The main goal is to strengthen the relationships between first responders and the community by improving tactics, communication, and awareness while reducing conflict and complaints.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Born and raised in inner-city Toledo, Ohio Angel A.D. Tucker grew up in an impoverished neighborhood flooded with drugs, gangs, and violence. In 2011, Angel made local history by becoming the first African-American police officer to join the Oregon Ohio Police Division (OPD), where he served for almost 11 years. During his career with OPD, Angel led the initiative for external carrier vests, facilitated the “Code of Conduct” agreement between FLOC and the City of Oregon, and brokered a mutual aid agreement between the DART Unit (LCSO) and Mercy Health Partners Public Safety Department. Angel served as a member of SRT, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Crisis Negotiator Unit (CNU), Drug Abuse Response Team (DART), Honor Guard, the Bike Patrol Unit, and continues to serve as a national consultant in Tactical Communication. Angel again made history in 2022 when the Mayor of Toledo announced his new role as Deputy Director of Public Safety for the City of Toledo Ohio.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials

Tactical Communications (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

The Vickery Institute Pistol and Carbine Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:

This course was developed by the late Jack Vickery, a Firearms Instructor and Assistant Team Leader for the Cleveland FBI SWAT.

Most law enforcement officers and SWAT team members have limited time and resources to train, therefore making it more critical that this time is used to its fullest potential. The Pareto principle (a.k.a. the 80/20 rule) states that focusing the majority of your training time on 20% of the most important skills will help achieve 80% of your results. Over years of training and experience, we’ve identified what we believe to be these critical skills.

You will learn techniques that are reliable, repeatable, efficient, and consistent across all aspects of law enforcement. This course will not only teach you how to be a better gunfighter, but it will also provide you with a system that you can incorporate into your firearms training program.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
John Breen is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cleveland Division, and serves as an Assault Team Leader on the Cleveland FBI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.  SA Breen is also a Firearms Instructor, Tactical Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor and Defensive Tactics Instructor.  Prior to becoming an FBI Agent, SA Breen served in the United States Army from 2000-2006.

Student Requirements:

  • Eye protection
  • hearing protection
  • baseball hat
  • 250 rounds of pistol ammunition
  • 300 rounds of rifle ammunition
  • 4 pistol magazines
  • 4 rifle/carbine magazines
  • pistol and rifle/carbine with sling
  • body armor/plate carrier
  • pistol belt w/holster and magazine pouches
  • notebook/pencil, black sharpie marker. Water and snacks.
  • Foul weather gear.

The Vickery Institute Pistol and Carbine Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Understanding Mexican Cartels (8 hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course will give a clear description of Narco-Politics by an award-winning Breitbart Journalist,
Roberto Mireles.  He brings 12 yrs of security operations in Mexican criminal operations experience. He will be covering Narco-Culture, Narco-Tactics, Escape tactics and criminal methodologies employed by Narco-Operatives and Sicarios.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Roberto Mireles is Director Of Operations for Seraph Protection Group.
Masters of Psychology In Terrorism
BA of Criminal Justice and Sociology
Private Security Contractor LaTAM
Team Lead Security Operations for Pinkerton.
Counter-Kidnapping Instructor

Student Requirements:
Comfortable clothes, Note Taking Material

Understanding Mexican Cartels (8 hours) June 8, 2022

Vehicle Hides in LE Sniper Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Police snipers are increasingly required to provide observational and lethal coverage to a growing number of customers. More often than not, these requests demand the necessities of low visibility deployment, effective fields of observation and fire, and rapid response in dynamic environments. The tactical officer’s vehicle provides a sheltered platform that when properly used, allows the sniper to hide in plain sight and gain a vantage point otherwise improbable. Coupled with the inherent mobility and relative security of a vehicle, the sniper can position himself perfectly while being able to relocate as the need arises. This course digs deep into the realities of building a hide site within a vehicle; its pros and cons revealed. Building techniques and tricks, communication and coordination, vehicle selection, and integrating this capability into your team’s operations are all covered in depth.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
Jeff is a policeman with over 30 years on the job in Los Angeles CA, Ft Wayne IN, and his current Dept. in Phoenix AZ. In that time he has been a police sniper for 20, sniper team leader for 7, and co-chaired the SME committee on sniper operations for the AZ Tactical Officers Assn. He is a graduate of multiple LE sniper schools, the Marine Scout/Sniper Basic Course, and has instructed military and LE snipers around the country. Jeff has experience as a sniper overseas as well: in combat operations as the sniper platoon Sgt. and as a DOS contractor, both in Iraq. He is currently a full-time firearms instructor at the police academy and co-owns Standing Offhand

 

Student Requirements:
Assigned duty rifle w/sling, ear/eye protection, 200 rounds duty ammunition, assigned vehicle (or one that can be used by the sniper), all normal SNIPER deployment equipment (backpack, optics, night vision, veils, shooting bags, radio, etc.), tripod and shooting saddle/support, any urban hide site materials you already use, food and water, appropriate clothing, note-taking material, a positive learning attitude.

Vehicle Hides in LE Sniper Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2022

16-Hour Wednesday/Thursday Training Courses

AR15/M16/M4/AR308 Armorer Course (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
SLR15 AR15 / M16 / M4 Armorer Course (16 Hours)

Armorers will be certified in the proper maintenance, care, and repair of these weapons systems, including semi-auto and select-fire trigger systems.  This course covers all AR15 / M4 /M16 / AR308 type weapons systems made and their variants.  This program follows the Manufacturer’s guidelines and is taught by FBI and NRA Certified Instructors.

 

Lead Instructor Bio:
Greg “Sully” Sullivan

Greg “Sully” Sullivan is the Chief Instructor for this Armorer course. Sully brings several decades of Law Enforcement & SWAT experience to this course, along with a background in machining and gun design. Sully has been featured in several SWAT Magazine cover stories, Guns Precision Rifle Magazine, Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Gun & Weapons for Law Enforcement, Gun Digest, Precision Rifle, the NTOA’s “Tactical Edge”, and several other publications

Student Requirements:
Students must bring a rifle to work on. Students need to supply their own rifle, and cleaning equipment. This allows you to get familiar with your own configuration and modifications. You will be able to give it a thorough cleaning, inspection, and gauging for wear. You are welcome to bring more than one rifle. (All tools will be supplied). 

AR15/M16/M4/AR308 Armorer Course (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

Asymmetric Gunfighter (16 Hours) June 8 - 9 , 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
The TYR Tactical® Asymmetrical Gunfighter Course is an Intermediate Pistol and Carbine Class focusing on the ever-changing contingencies of a gunfight. The course also focuses on the tactical pistol and rifle drills in daylight conditions. It involves stationary and non-stationary as well as shooting in and around vehicles.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
Joey Goodloe is a former US Army SOF turned TYR Tactical Sales Rep and Instructor in small arms and close quarter battle techniques.

Student Requirements:

  • pistol and rifle
  • At least 4 Mags for both weapon systems
  • Body armor, gloves, eyes and ears
  • Round Count Day One: Qty - 800 rounds - M4 / 250 rounds pistol
  • Round Count Day Two: Qty - 250 rounds - M4 / 650 rounds pistol

WEARING OF BODY ARMOR IS MANDATORY

Asymmetric Gunfighter (16 Hours) June 8 - 9 , 2022

Daniel Defense DDM4 M4/AR15 Armorer Course (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
The Daniel Defense DDM4 Armorer’s Course is a 2-day training evolution specifically focused on the Daniel Defense DDM4 Platform. In this class, we will cover a variety of topics which include parts nomenclature, field stripping, cleaning & lubrication, function test procedures, the cycle of operation, malfunction diagnosis, parts replacement intervals, proper workstation set up, and complete disassembly & reassembly of a DDM4 Carbine.

 

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials. We also recommend students bring their own tools if they have them. Daniel Defense will provide as many tool kits as possible

Daniel Defense DDM4 M4/AR15 Armorer Course (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

Designated Marksman (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is designed to enhance the patrol rifle operator's ability to make precision shots while utilizing a rifle equipped with magnified optics.  Graduates will demonstrate proficiency on the Center Mass DM qualification course engaging targets from 7-200 yards, and also have the opportunity to engage steel targets out 500 yards (range permitting.)  Students will learn the pros and cons of various magnified optic systems (red dot with magnifier, ACOG & low power variable scope.)  DM rifle equipment selection and set up will be discussed, along with lessons learned from two decades of competition at the National Patrol Rifle Competition.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
Lieutenant Mark Stout is a 29-year veteran of the West Bloomfield Michigan Police Department.  He holds an associate degree in applied science, a bachelor of applied science, a master of public administration from the University of Michigan, and is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. 

He is a former U.S. Army Infantry Paratrooper and is currently in charge of the West Bloomfield Police Firearms Training Unit.  He spent fourteen years as a member of the West Bloomfield Police Special Response Team (SRT.)  His assignments on the team include entry team member, entry team leader, sniper team leader, and SRT commander.  He is a member of the National Tactical Officers Association, International Defensive Pistol Association & Michigan Rifle and Pistol Association, a lifetime member of the NRA and 2nd Amendment Foundation, and current President of the Michigan Police Combat Pistol Association. 

He has received extensive firearms training and is an avid competitive shooter having won multiple national, state and regional championships.  During his career, he has trained thousands of students, both civilian and law enforcement, in firearm skills and legal issues related to the use of force.

Student Requirements:
Prerequisite: Must have attended a basic patrol rifle operator school.

Equipment Requirements: A Semi-Automatic Patrol rifle in .223/5.56 or 308 calibers with a sling, quality combat-proven magnified optic capable of less than 2x magnification on the lowest setting and no greater than 8x on the highest setting. Examples of appropriate optics include a variable power scope, ACOG, or red dot sight with a magnifier. Students should bring 300 rounds of duty grade rifle ammunition, duty pistol with holster and 50 rounds of pistol ammunition, note-taking material.

WEARING OF BODY ARMOR IS MANDATORY.

Designated Marksman (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

RAIDER Level 1 (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Addressing Unique Challenges, RAIDER exposes first-on-scene responders to the tactical skills necessary to operate in the unique Active Shooter setting – a hostile environment, populated by large numbers of civilians, with an Active Shooter attempting to achieve the highest body count possible in the shortest amount of time. This is not a normal event, nor is the response.

Solo-Engagement Tactics.
There will always be a first officer on the scene. If he or she waits for more officers – as is the protocol in many units – who are we portraying needs help more - the officer or the victims under attack? Solo-engagement training is designed to provide officers with the necessary mental and physical skills to draw the attention of the active shooter away from the potential victims, confuse and frustrate the shooter, and successfully neutralize the situation.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Chris Pattie has been a police officer with the city of Mentor (OH) since 1997 and currently works in patrol.  Chri
s served on the SWAT and Sniper team from 2002-2016 and was the Sniper Team Leader from 2013 to 2016.  Chris is a firearms instructor certified in revolver, semi-auto, shotgun, patrol rifle, sub-machine gun, and scoped rifle.  He also holds other instructor certifications to include less lethal, diversional devices, ALICE, and RAIDER. 

Chris became a certified RAIDER instructor in 2014 and has been teaching the instructor-level classes nationally for the ALICE Training Institute since 2015.  Prior to his work in law enforcement, Chris was an active member of the United States Navy where he served for six years.  Four of those years were served as a Master-At-Arms.  He was a Watch Commander and the team leader for the Security Alert Team.  Chris had several overseas deployments including Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm during the first Gulf War, and the Persian Gulf war.  He received several Letters of Commendation, Letters of Appreciation, Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist, and the Navy Achievement Medal.  In 2018, Chris, along with his wife, bought the RAIDER company from the ALICE Training Institute. He currently resides in Eastlake, Ohio with his wife and two children.

Student Requirements:
Students will need to bring suitable clothing for force on force training.  The students will be using Airsoft which will break bare skin. We will provide head protection, Airsoft weapons, and Airsoft ammunition.

RAIDER Level 1 (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

Simunition Instructor Safety Certification Course (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This Two day (16 hours) course of Instruction is designed to provide students substantial hands-on experience with Simunition FX training Ammunition technology, weapons, conversion kits, and the Simunition line of Protective equipment. Additionally, this course will provide in-depth hands-on instruction on Scenario-based training program development and training methodology and will give critical practical experience to students on how to best utilize Simunition training products in a highly effective, realistic, extremely safe training program.

 

Student Requirements:
Duty belt, duty holster, tactical vest (if applicable), flashlights and weapons' light, shooting glasses, weather-appropriate clothing, clothes suitable for role-playing civilians and criminals

Simunition Instructor Safety Certification Course (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
The 2nd edition of NAEMT's Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) course teaches EMS practitioners and other prehospital providers how to respond to and care for patients in a civilian tactical environment.
The course presents the three phases of tactical care and integrates parallel EMS nomenclature:
• Hot Zone/Direct Threat Care that is rendered while under attack or in adverse conditions.
• Warm Zone/Indirect Threat Care that is rendered while the threat has been suppressed but may resurface at any point.
• Cold Zone/Evacuation Care that is rendered while the casualty is being evacuated from the incident site.
The 16-hour classroom course includes all new patient simulations and covers the following topics:
• Hemorrhage control including immediate action drills for tourniquet application throughout the course;
• Complete coverage of the MARCH assessment;
• Surgical airway control and needle decompression;
• Strategies for treating wounded responders in threatening environments;
• Caring for pediatric patients;
• Techniques for dragging and carrying victims to safety; and
• A final, mass-casualty/active shooter event simulation.


$25 certification fee for this course

Lead Instructor Bio:
: David Sirl served in the US Army 1983-1987, Retired Firefighter/Paramedic from the City of Parma Heights Ohio, former TEMS Medic Southwest Enforcement Bureau, NAEMT Instructor, ITLS Instructor, AHA Instructor, EMS CE Instructor, currently an EMS Coordinator, Training Site Coordinator and Training Course Coordinator for MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland Ohio. Worked extensively with the fire, EMS, law enforcement at the local, county, state and federal levels providing education on tactical emergency casualty care, care under fire and rescue task force

Student Requirements:
Bring a good attitude! If you have ballistic protection (helmet and vests) bring it with you. We will swap out actual equipment for training equipment. A unique link will be provided to the OTOA for course registration. This is a certification course on a four-year renewal cycle. 16 -hours of CAPCE will be earned to apply toward your current EMS re-certification. If you are law enforcement be prepared to offload any magazines and ammunition prior to the training scenarios. Feel free to bring any weapons platforms that you normally carry. A provider manual will be provided to each student on day one of class. No pre-course work is required.

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

Two Officer Tactics (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Fighting inside structures is not an easy problem set to negotiate. As a matter of fact, the tactics are some of the most argued and most trained around the world. From the moment the class begins, the Two Officer Tactics Course immediately introduces the officer to close-quarter combat and structural navigation. This is a comprehensive program in the Tier 1 series designed to introduce officers to the D-H-D method (deliberate, hasty, dynamic) within the move-to and -through concepts derived from that used by modern-day Special Forces.
This course will cover:

  • Doors
  • Corners
  • Hallways
  • Intersections
  • Angles
  • Navigation
  • Navigation With Others
  • Priorities
  • Decision Making
  • Communication

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
Retired from active-duty service on Nov 1, 2020 out of 1 ST. Special Forces Group on Joint Base Lewis-McChord after 21 years of service.
Served as the Special Forces Operations Sergeant (18Z) on Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (ODA) 1234
Served as the Special Forces Intelligence Sergeant (18F) on ODA 1224 and 1226.
Served as a Special Forces Communications Sergeant (18E) on ODA 1226.
Combat rotations include Iraq in 2003, Afghanistan in 2005, 2010, and 2013, and the Philippines in 2011.

Certifications include Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course (8-week annual training) Advanced Tactical Infiltration Course, Military Freefall Jumpmaster Course, Military Freefall Course, Special Forces Sensitive Site Exploitation Operator Advanced Course, Special Forces Communications Sergeant Course, Survival Escape Resistance Evasion (SERE) School, Air Assault School, Static Line Jumpmaster Course, and Basic Airborne School.

Student Requirements:
Required equipment: Clear eye protection meeting ANSI Z87.1, belt, pants with pockets, no open-toed shoes, snacks, hydration, and a positive attitude. Note-taking materials, NLTA (Sims/UTM/FX) converted rifle, NLTA converted handgun, full kit, minimum 3 rifle magazines, minimum 2 handgun magazines. 100 rounds of 5.56 NLTA, 50 rounds of 9mm NLTA. UTM Glocks and Rifle conversions are available to attendees.

UTM ammunition may be purchased the day of class from the Instructor cadre

This is a force-on-force course. Long pants and shirts (Two layers of LOOSE clothing is recommended ), Head, neck and face protection (no exposed skin), Gloves with back of the hand protection, Groin protection.

Two Officer Tactics (16 Hours) June 8 - 9, 2022

4-Hour Thursday Training Courses

Beyond OODA: Developing Orientation (4 Hours) June 9, 2022 (0800-1200)

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
Based on the work in Varg's second book, this course will dive deep into the development of the orientation towards violence from both the criminal and "good guy" perspectives.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Varg Freeborn is the author of the best-selling "Violence of Mind: Training and Preparation for Extreme Violence," and "Beyond OODA: Developing the Orientation for Deception, Conflict and Violence."

Varg was raised in a rough, criminal atmosphere and ultimately served 5 years in prison for extreme violence. After serving his time, he achieved a full restoration of rights and pursued higher levels of training. He was pulled into the law enforcement training world by multiple sources and has trained with many agencies both as a student, including full breaching school, high-risk warrant CQB, LE executive protection detail, and several years of shoothouse training where he was certified as a CQB Instructor under the Alliance Police Department Training Facility. Varg has since been teaching LE and civilians across the country the nuances of extreme violence and criminal behavior.

Student Requirements:
Bring an open mind, leave egos at the door

Beyond OODA: Developing Orientation (4 Hours) June 9, 2022 (0800-1200)

L.E.O.S.A. Staying in compliance (4 Hours) June 9, 2022 (0800-1200)

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
We teach active, retired, and qualified separated police officers about the federal law and how to stay in compliance with it, including specifics about Ohio and the surrounding states.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Sgt. James Gigante, retired after 25 years in law enforcement, is also a Marine. He has over 30 years of leadership training and experience.(Military, Law Enforcement, and Civilian). He is MOI certified by both the Marine corps and the state of New Jersey. He has prepared, scheduled, coordinated, administered and supervised, both formal and informal training of subordinates for most of his career. He found out about L.E.O.S.A. through talking with fellow officers from his department. The law was never mentioned by his department during any training. This led to a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about the law. Not able to get satisfactory answers even from his training department, he started doing his own research on the law, to include criminal and civil cases involving the law.

During his research, he learned three important lessons.
 1) His department was not alone, many departments throughout the country provided little or no training on it.
 2) There was a lot of outdated and erroneous information about the law on the internet. And,                           
3) He found “Sheepdog Academy” the only company he could find providing training on the law.

After attending one of their seminars, he was impressed enough to approach the instructor and offer his time and expertise to help them expand and get this important information out nationwide to his brothers and sisters in blue. Since his retirement has been doing exactly that.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

L.E.O.S.A. Staying in compliance (4 Hours) June 9, 2022 (0800-1200)

Pitfalls, Perils, and Positive Team Performance (4 Hours) June 9, 2022 (1200-1600)

Start time:12:01:00

End time:16:00:00

Course Description:
This block of instruction will address common themes found in tactical operation failure, and graphically demonstrate the implications through case studies. The block will also provide action steps to prevent such values, and increase the probability of positive team outcomes.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Steve Ijames has been a police officer since 1979 and retired as an assistant chief with the Springfield, Missouri Police Department. Since then he has served as chief of police in Republic and Ozark, Missouri. Ijames has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, a master’s degree in Public Administration, and is a graduate of the 186th FBI National Academy. Ijames has served in, supervised, and commanded a variety of assignments including uniformed patrol, criminal investigations, undercover narcotics, and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT).

Ijames was an original member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) board of directors and created the less-lethal force (impact projectiles, chemical munitions, and noise flash diversionary devices) instructor/trainer programs for the NTOA and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Ijames is the author of the IACP National Policy Center model policies involving those technologies as well as hostage situations, barricaded subjects, and their position papers on SWAT and patrol rifles. Ijames has personally applied resistance control measures in police operations ranging from empty hand control to deadly firearm force. Ijames has participated in, supervised, or commanded the service of approximately 2,500 search warrant entries, the resolution of approximately 150 barricaded suspect situations and the freeing of hostages in seven cases - two involving long rifle deployment and three involving crisis/rescue entry.

Ijames has provided less-lethal force, Tactical/patrol Command, and counter-terrorism training on behalf of the IACP and the U.S. Department of State across North America and in 33 other countries including such places as Tanzania, Bosnia, Somalia, Haiti, El Salvador, Yemen, Pakistan, Indonesia, and East Timor. Ijames has served on a variety of high profile critical incident and investigative police commissions, has reviewed approximately 3,000 police use of force cases for agencies such as the Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, and Philadelphia Police Departments-and provides policy, training, and litigation consulting in a wide variety of tactical, resistance control, special operations, and agency structure related areas.

He served as the police practices/use of force defense expert in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, MO., and is a police practice/use of force expert in the George Floyd case in Minneapolis, MN.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Pitfalls, Perils, and Positive Team Performance (4 Hours) June 9, 2022 (1200-1600)

Training for the fight (4 Hours) June 9, 2022 (1200-1600)

Start time:12:01:00

End time:16:00:00

Course Description:
My presentation, "How I Survived my Gunfight," is a detailed recap of an officer down ambush, including radio traffic, crime scene photos, the tactical approach and utilizing resources.  It is an interactive discussion from all potential aspects of the first responder community. Survival is the key focus with descriptive accounts of policy, procedures and the aftermath of a major critical incident.


Lead Instructor Bio:
Chris is a retired police officer, protector, survivor and advocate for mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. After over 20 years as a street cop, having been faced with the worst horrors imaginable, he has turned his focus to public speaking and writing various articles worldwide.  Having recently published a book he is helping the law enforcement and first responder community prepare for the trauma and joys that come with the job. He has spoken to thousands, including first responders, mental health advocates and various professional entities, sharing his story in hopes of saving lives.

Student Requirements:
Note taking material

Training for the fight (4 Hours) June 9, 2022 (1200-1600)

8-Hour Thursday Training Courses

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Red Dots on pistols are becoming more popular as options for carrying for-duty weapons. Many are concerned with the training curve necessary to take full advantage of the technology.

Topics Covered:

  • Zeroing your red dot
  • The Draw and how to stop fishing for the dot
  • Red dots up close
  • Red dots at distance
  • Speed: Efficiency of draw and presentation
  • Dot tracking: Grip, stance, dot movement, predictability

Lead Instructor Bio:
Scott Jedlinski is a lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ), with no LEO or military experience. Scott has received hundreds of hours of training from people he considers to be the best in the industry ranging from tactical/self-defense to competition.

Scott is a Master class shooter in USPSA, the 16th recipient of the F.A.S.T Drill (#15) coin and a three-stripe Purple Belt under Tony Passos.

Scott has been afforded the honor of instructing members of Pentagon ERT, US Marshall's Service, NYPD Instructor Cadre, Chicago SWAT,  Ohio Tactical Officers Association, Texas Tactical Police Officers Association, George Mason University Police, Santa Ana CA PD, the FBI National Tactical Training Unit, US Border Patrol's FMU and many more.

While Scott teaches many aspects of the successful implementation of a pistol, his main focus is the instruction of the red dot-equipped pistol.

Student Requirements: RDS Equipped Semi-automatic pistol, good holster, 4 mags, and 250 rounds of ammo. Eye and Ear protection.  Hydration and range snacks.  Inclimate weather gear.  Wearing Body armor is recommended. 

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

ALS / PACEM Defense Impact Munitions Instructor 12G/37&40MM (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Learn how to safely deploy, a full line of 12 Gg and 37/40mm Impact munitions for Patrol, SWAT, CERT, and Crowd Control. You will be certified as an instructor.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Bill Gazza is a retired Sergeant and SWAT Team Leader from Santa Cruz California Sheriff’s Office. Bill has over 20 years of Law Enforcement experience, 15 on SWAT and 13 as a Team Leader. Bill is an FBI and NRA Certified Range Master with over 25yrs experience of in firearms training for Patrol, SWAT, and civilians in everything from basic patrol weapons, less-lethal munitions, SWAT tactics, and active shooter. Bill is the Law Enforcement Business Manager and Master Instructor for ALS- Pacem Defense

Student Requirements:
Eye and ear protection, Nomex gloves.

ALS / PACEM Defense Impact Munitions Instructor 12G/37&40MM (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Barricaded Subject (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Tactical considerations in dealing with a barricaded subject in a safe manner.
The class will cover tactics, tools, and techniques in dealing with this type of individual

Lead Instructor Bio:
TBA

Student Requirements:
Note taking materials.  USB flash drive for course materials, if desired.

Barricaded Subject (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Building Entries and Control Tactics for Patrol and SWAT (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course merges building entries with control tactics. Officers will be taught two concepts that will allow them to clear any room in the world. It will teach subject placement and management to aid in the clearing of structures. Hallways will be covered as well and prone handcuffing that removes the Officers knee from the subjects back.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Jason Laferriere has spent over 32 years in Law Enforcement and 35 years studying and teaching martial arts. Jason currently works in Federal Law Enforcement as a Special Agent and serves on a Federal Special Response Team (SRT) as the Assistant Team Leader and Training Coordinator. Jason has trained Elite Level Law Enforcement Teams internationally in Asia, Africa, Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean. Prior to working in Federal Law Enforcement, Jason worked as a Police Officer in Montpelier, Vermont where he was the lead Defensive Tactics Instructor for his department.

Student Requirements:
Regular gear worn during patrol or swat operations should be worn to the class. Duty firearm and long guns necessary. NO Live Ammunition. NO Taser. NO Chemical Agent. Water and Snacks

Building Entries and Control Tactics for Patrol and SWAT (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Camouflaged and Concealment-Rural Sniper Hides & FFPs (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
We will learn and explore different options for concealed positions in a rural environment that can be used for observation, surveillance, and firing positions with a scoped rifle system or surveillance gear.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Robert Pettorsson was a Marine Scout Sniper from 2000-2004. Upon leaving the Marine Corps Mr. Pettorsson began working at McMillan Sniper School. Providing 20 years of teaching sniping and sniper tactics professionally, Rob has been teaching at the OTOA conference for 6 years providing practical insight to the Ohio LE Sniper Community.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Student Requirements:

  • Scoped rifle
  • Applicable surveillance gear
  • Any camo/ hide kits you currently employ
  • Ghillie suit, Sniper veil ( if you already own one, not something that you need to buy prior)
  • Water/snacks
  • Ear/Eye Protection
  • Inclement weather gear
  • 30 rounds of rifle ammunition

Camouflaged and Concealment-Rural Sniper Hides & FFPs (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Close Quarter Contact: Edged Weapons (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Training to only retreat from a threat to grab a tool off your duty belt has had fatal outcomes for many police officers. Thru hands-on, scenario-based training, officers will experience first-hand the various distances, reaction times, assault times, and human performance factors that impact how edged weapon assaults unfold. As a result, participants will gain enhanced assessment and decision making models, along with force options to improve their survivability of an edged weapon attack.

Lead Instructor Bio:
In 2002 I started training in martial arts, having since attained master and instructor ranks, and still teach and workout regularly. In 2007, I started full-time law enforcement, spending 13 years at a sheriff's office, with 7 years as a supervisor (Sgt). Martial arts and tactics training have always been a passion of mine. With my combined law enforcement and martial arts experience, I developed training curriculum that specifically caters to law enforcement, taking into account many factors, from uncontrolled variables in street encounters, to restrictions from duty gear and attire, as well as legally compliant techniques and tactics.

Student Requirements:
Preferred duty belts and boots, or workout attire. If possible, training pistol.

Close Quarter Contact: Edged Weapons (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Combat and Contingency based Handgun (8 Hours) June 09, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This is a dive into the use of handguns from contact distance and out to as far as we can take it. It focuses on barricades, alternate shooting positions and malfunctions.

Lead Instructor Bio:
.27 years as a LEO, 25 years in training, 20 years SWAT, 5 years as a Team leader as well as undercover experience. I have run Defense MIdwest LLC since 2001

Student Requirements:
Handgun, 3 magazines, suitable holster, range safety equipment (to include ear and eye protection), 450 rounds of ammo. Water and snacks. IN climate weather gear.

Combat and Contingency based Handgun (8 Hours) June 09, 2022

Commander and Team Leader Development (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
The Commander and Senior Tactical Leader Development Track is an all-inclusive block of instruction that will cover important subjects that challenge today’s leaders. This 8-hour block of instruction will involve thought provoking subjects centered around the following topics: Leadership Principles; Tactical Theory; Shaping the Operational Environment; and a strong focus regarding Training Methodologies and Strategies.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Sean retired from the United States Border Patrol in 2019. The majority of his career was with the full-time tactical unit (BORTAC) in Tucson, AZ with his last assignment in BORTAC as the Deputy Commander. At the height of his career with BORTAC, the Southern Arizona region was one of the most violent regions in the United States due to the drug and human smuggling activities. Sean possesses valuable real world experience leading and executing complex operations in combating trans-national criminal organizations.

Student Requirements:
Note taking materials.

Commander and Team Leader Development (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This is a one-day (8 Hour) hands-on-intensive training program that focuses on gaining entry by such methods as lock picking and lock bypassing. This course is of benefit to any patrol officers, tactical operators, investigators, probation officers, conservation officers as well as specialized military units.

The Covert Lock Picking course teaches specialized methods for gaining entry into a variety of secured structures as well as everyday applications such as padlocked gates, fire safes, desks, file cabinets, strongboxes, etc. The course focuses on practical methods of gaining entry and details techniques on lock picking lock bypassing and defeating advanced locking technologies such as magnetic door locks, "high-security" locks, and electronic access gates.
Real-World Applications:
*Search & Arrest Warrants
*Welfare Checks
*Tactical Operations
*Probation Checks
*Vehicle Searches
*Unsecured Businesses & Residence
*Conservation Checks
*Surveillance Positioning
*Situations Where Suspects "Lost the Key"

Lead Instructor Bio:
Pat Cantlin is a 19 year veteran of the Lakewood Police Department, 12 of which have been as a member of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. He has served in Patrol as an FTO and Investigator, and as a member of the department's training division. Pat spent 9 years assigned full-time to a Federal Fugitive Task Force and is currently assigned to Narcotics.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials, thumb drive.

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

CQB Enhancing Flat Range (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is designed to increase the skills needed to conduct CQB. Time spent on the flat range should be used to prepare for the worst case situation a LE officer could encounter on the job. Here you will focus on weapons manipulation, and speed a precision shooting, static and moving, with both carbine and pistol. To do that we perform dills to enhance vision and use cognitive targets to improve decision making. End-state of this course is to identify strengths and gaps in training and equipment and better prepare the LEO.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
Steve Nguyen is a 22 year veteran of Army Special Forces. He served as an instructor for the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) course, was an assaulter and cell leader in the Crisis Response Force (CRF) and has been deployed numerous times in support of the GWOT. He is currently the lead LE/Mil and CQB instructor for BAER Solutions.

Student Requirements:

  • Recommend LEO use daily uniform/loadout.
  • Note taking on paper or phone is encouraged.
  • Full kit (helmet optional) if applicable.
  • Rifle and pistol with 3 mags ea. minimum. 500 rounds rifle. 500 rounds pistol
  • Ear/eye protection. Water/snacks. Inclement weather gear.
  • Some drills will dictate rifle or pistol, other will be shooter's choice.

CQB Enhancing Flat Range (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Critical Thinking in Condensed Time Frames for Officers  (8 hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Critical Thinking Model P.I.E.T.O. (Priorities, Intelligence, Environment, Tools/Tactics/Technology, and Officer Instincts) as a means for the Tactical Commander, Team leader, or Operator to use as a mental guide in the decision-making process during tactical operations to make justifiable, ethical, and legal decisions. This critical thinking model is designed for the Officer and the Operator as means to decision making in condensed time frames as well as the ability to prepare for written reports, explaining the use of force and testimony in court. 

Lead Instructor Bio:
Steve Mescan is a 27 year veteran of the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and is currently assigned to the SWAT Team's Tactical Operations Section. The section comprises subject matter experts that assist the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Command Staff personnel with strategic initiatives, planning, and tactical resolve contingencies as they relate to all police operations. Steve is the past president of the Pennsylvania Tactical Officers Association and currently serves on the NTOA Board of Directors. He is an instructor for the NTOA and co-authored the NTOA Team Leader Development Program. He has instructed numerous state tactical associations and has consulted as an expert to area SWAT Teams concerning SWAT operations. In 2009, he was part of a subject matter expert team that developed the tactical strategic plan for the G-20 Summit held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in 2018 was the Team Leader involved in the response to the Tree of Life Synagogue Massacre.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Critical Thinking in Condensed Time Frames for Officers  (8 hours) June 9, 2022

CTS IMPACT Less Lethal Instructor (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Class Description: Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including qualification courses. The course will include but not limited to:
• Introduction to Impact Munitions
• Weapons and Munitions: 12ga./37mm/40mm
• Single Projectiles/Multiple Projectiles
• Operational Considerations – Skip Fire/Direct Fire
• Crowd Control Considerations (open and contained)
• Single Target Acquisition/Dynamic Entry Support
• Physiological/Psychological Effects
• Incident Case Studies/Liability Consideration
• Test Data: Blunt Trauma/Ballistics and Energy
• Development of Policy and Procedures
• Operational Scenarios/Qualification Course
• Documenting Training/In-Service Training
• Instructor Development/Follow-Up Procedures

 

Lead Instructor Bio:
Phil Shingleton is the Director of Training for Combined Tactical Systems (CTS) and former police and SWAT officer from Austin Texas PD.

Student Requirements:
Eye and ear protection, gloves, body armor and duty gear normally utilized when deploying less lethal munitions. 1- Department 37mm Single (Smooth Bore) Launcher or 37 Multi Launcher, AND 1- 40mm Multi or 40 MM Single Launcher 12-gauge Shotgun. Cylinder Bore and clearly marked for use with Less Lethal.

CTS IMPACT Less Lethal Instructor (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Defense Technology Less Lethal Impact Instructor (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including qualification courses. Student will receive an Instructor certification upon successful completion of this course. The course will include but not be limited to:

  • Introduction to Impact Munitions
  • Weapons and Munitions: 12ga./37mm/40mm
  • Single Projectiles/Multiple Projectiles
  • Operational Considerations – Skip Fire/Direct Fire
  • Crowd Control Considerations (open and contained)
  • Single Target Acquisition/Dynamic Entry Support
  • Physiological/Psychological Effects
  • Incident Case Studies/Liability Consideration
  • Test Data: Blunt Trauma/Ballistics and Energy
  • Development of Policy and Procedures
  • Operational Scenarios/Qualification Course
  • Documenting Training/In-Service Training
  • Instructor Development/Follow-Up Procedures

Lead Instructor Bio:
Dave Standen was a police officer for thirty-six years. As a retired officer with the Springfield (MA) Police Department he has worked patrol, with the DEA Task Force and as the Senior Staff Instructor for Recruit Training and primary Defensive Tactics Instructor. For fifteen years, Standen was the Defensive Coordinator and Master Instructor for the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC). The MPTC is the State agency responsible for Police Training and Standards for all municipal Police Departments in MA. In this position, he wrote the State’s Defensive Tactics Program and Use of Force Program. He has certified and re-certified hundreds of instructors in Defensive Tactics, Pepper Spray, Baton and Use of Force.

Dave has been a Defensive Tactics Instructor for 36 years and has trained thousands of Police, Corrections, and Military and Civilian personnel in a number of areas; including all aspects of Defensive Tactics, Use of Force, Firearms, Patrol Procedures and Physical Fitness. He is certified in numerous disciplines relating to Defensive Tactics, Use of Force and Firearms and has been a frequent presenter at ASLET, ILEETA and Monadnock Seminars. Standen is also the founder and master instructor of COP Tactics Police Fighting Systems. He has trained officers across the country in systems that focus on “making the arrest”.

He has written the COP Tactics Pepper Spray Arrest Tactics Instructor Manual and is the co-author of two books entitled Vehicle Stops: Safety Strategies and Tactical Procedures and Terry Stops: Safety Strategies and Tactical Procedures. He is proud to serve as an International (Master) Instructor and Advisory Board member for the Monadnock Training Council. In December, he was hired as the full-time Senior Instructor for Safariland with the responsibility of overseeing the Monadnock programs.

Student Requirements:
Eye and ear protection, gloves, body armor and duty gear normally utilized when deploying less lethal munitions. 1- Department 37mm Single (Smooth Bore) Launcher or 37 Multi Launcher, AND 1- 40mm Multi or 40 MM Single Launcher 12 gauge Shotgun. Cylinder Bore and clearly marked for use with Less Lethal.

Defense Technology Less Lethal Impact Instructor (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Glock Armorer (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Learn how to safely use and maintain your weapon in a one-day (8 hour) class.

Students will learn how to maintain, service and repair GLOCK pistols. Any firearm that is incorrectly assembled could lead to an unexpected malfunction, which is why GLOCK firmly believes that anyone servicing a firearm must have factory-certified training.

In the basic Armorer’s Class (AC), students learn to maintain and service all GLOCK pistol models. In this one-day (8 hr) class, students are taught about the design of the SAFE ACTION® System, detailed disassembly and reassembly of all models, recommended service schedules, and parts replacement.

Certification is granted for a three-year period.

GLOCK reserves the right to remove students from classes and/or permanent ban from future training due to violation(s) of firearms safety rules with no refund of class fees.

To be eligible to take the Glock Armorers Course you must be a citizen of the United States, an active/retired law enforcement or military officer, private security, GLOCK Stocking Dealer/Range Program Employee or current GSSF member.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Benjamin Rios Jr SFC (Ret), Special Forces
Mr. Benjamin Rios Jr. was born on 8 September 1970 in Brooklyn, New York to Benjamin SR. and Myrta Rios. SFC Rios joined the United States Army on 24 May 1989 as a 31K (Combat Signaler). After completing AIT training at Fort Gordon, GA he was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division (Forward) Germany in October 1989 to 1992. While assigned to HHC 1/16 Inf. SFC Rios deployed in support of DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM from Nov 1990- Feb 1991. In 1992 he was reassigned to 1st Infantry Division HHC 2nd Brigade Fort Riley KS from 1992-1994.

In 1994 SFC Rios was reassigned to A co 122 Signal BN (Republic of South Korea). In 1995 SFC (Ret) Rios was reassigned to HHC 1/5 Field Artillery Fort Riley Ks, as a Senior Signal System Support Chief. In 1999 SFC (Ret) Rios was reassigned to A co 307 Signal BN Camp Carrol (Republic of South Korea) As a Wire Cable System Team Chief. SFC (Ret) Rios was reassigned to HHC 40th Signal BN (Fort Huachuca, AZ).
On 11 September 2001 SFC (Ret) Rios attended SFAS and was selected as an 18B (Special Forces Weapons Sergeant). In August of 2002 SFC (Ret) Rios Completed the Special Forces Qualification Course. From September 2002 to July 2004 SFC (Ret) Rios was assigned to A co 3rd BN, 7th Special Forces Group as a junior weapons sergeant. From July 2004-2009 SFC (Ret) Rios was assigned to C co 3rd BN, 7th Special Forces Group (FW) as a senior weapons sergeant, where he deployed in numerous times in support of The Global War On Terror (GWOT).

In May 2009 SFC (Ret) Rios was assigned to the United States Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Training Group(ABN) as an instructor at D co 2nd BN, 1st SWC (ABN). Where from May 2009- May 2013 he held numerous positions as a Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Acquisition Exploitations Technique Course (SFARTAETC) instructor. SFC (Ret) Rios was reassigned back to C co 3rd BN, 7th SFG(A) Eglin FL in June 2013, as a Cell Leader for ODA 7333.

SFC (Ret) Rios military education include Special Operations Target Interdiction Course (SOTIC), Military Free Fall Parachutist (MFF), Senior Leadership Course(SLC), Special Forces Advanced Reconnaissance Target Acquisition Exploitations Technique Course (SFARTAETC), SERE(High Risk), Basic Airborne Course, Special Forces Qualifications Course, Advanced Leaders Course(ALC) and the Warrior Leaders Course.
SFC (Ret) Rios awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Services Medal w/ 2 Oak leaf Clusters, ARCOM 2, JSAM 2, AAM 3, AGCM 8, NDSM 2, ACM-CS, ICM-CS, GWTSM, KDSM, NOPDR 3, NATOMDL, SP-FR-TB, CIB, MFFPBDB, PRCHTBAD
.

 

Student Requirements:
Eye protection - No Firearms or Live ammunition allowed in the class

Glock Armorer (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Hostage Rescue Overview (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This 8 hour course is designed to provide a review of hostage rescue concepts needed by personnel who are assigned as members of Special Weapons and Tactics units. However, the concepts presented can also be used by first responders, if needed. Topics include discussion of hostage rescue concepts, rapid deployment and emergency entry tactics, tactical operations center concepts, crisis negotiations concepts and hostage rescue force options including: marksman-long rifle operations, stronghold assaults, and vehicle assaults.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Bob Chabali retired as the Assistant Chief of Police of the Dayton (OH) Police Department after a 36-year career. Chief Chabali served in a multitude of assignments, to include patrol, narcotics unit, internal investigations unit, property crimes and violent crimes investigations. He oversaw approximately 410 employees and all aspects of the Dayton Police Department as he promoted through the ranks. Chief Chabali also served a board member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and served as Chairman of the Board. He served as an operator, team leader, commander and incident commander of the Dayton SWAT Team during his 24-year tenure on the team. In August 2017, Bob became the Chief of Police of the Fairfield Township Police Department in Butler County Ohio where he oversees a full-service police department. Bob has a Bachelor's Degree from The Ohio State University.

Student Requirements:
Note taking materials

Hostage Rescue Overview (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Human Terrain Mapping and Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This workshop is designed to give officers the capability to make observations in human behavior patterns to increase their survivability and effectiveness while on duty. HTMBPR is a science-based predictive analysis and proactive decision-making model. It's based upon lessons learned from the development of Human Behavior Pattern Recognition and Analysis (HBPR&A) programs for the Department of Defense. HTMBPR focuses on developing advanced critical thinking by understanding human behavior patterns. It provides a framework for Law Enforcement Officers to observe, articulate, document and defend decisions they make in the course of performing their duties by providing officers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to 1) observe a situation, orient themselves within it, and make sound practical decisions in accordance with law and agency policy and procedure, and 2) then take legal, moral and ethically appropriate action(s).

This is a tactical field decision-making model for intelligence-based policing.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Lynn Westover has 20 years of experience in Intelligence & Counterterrorism with 12 years in USMC Special Operations (Force Recon, Scout Sniper). Aside from his five combat tours (Global War on Terrorism, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom), Lynn was also a Military Formal School Instructor, Master Instructor Certified, and Curriculum Developer. He was one of the first Marines to participate in the Combat Hunter limited objective experiment and ultimately became an instructor for Combat Hunter, ASAT, SOFSAT, and IT-SAT. Lynn participates as a Team Member & Evaluator for USASOC unnamed covert surveillance & counter-surveillance asymmetric operations.

Jay Seese spent 20 years in Law Enforcement in corrections, patrol, and counter-narcotics 14 years of which were undercover/plainclothes operations. He was also a US Army veteran of 5 years as Military Police with 3 Combat Tours (Operation Just Cause Panama, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm). Jay was instrumental as one of the original SMEs recruited to develop the Combat Hunter program and an instructor for Combat Hunter, Border Hunter, ASAT, SOFSAT, MASAT, IT-SAT. Additionally, he participates as a Team Leader & Evaluator for USASOC unnamed covert surveillance & counter-surveillance asymmetric operations.

Student Requirements:
General note-taking materials (notebook computer, notepad, pens/pencils/highlighters)

Human Terrain Mapping and Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 hours) June 9, 2022

Indoor Tactical Drone Usage (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
The BRINC LEMUR S is a game-changing aerial unmanned system for Law Enforcement, Fire, SAR and Hazmat Response teams. The LEMUR S was specially designed to operate in challenging interior environments and is equipped with numerous proprietary technologies to ensure ongoing operations and reconnaissance capabilities

Lead Instructor Bio:
Jessie Wiggins has 8 LE Experience. Retired Lt. Las Vegas Metro Police Department. 15 Years SWAT Experience. BA Criminology The Ohio State University. Masters Computer Science (Cyber Security)

Student Requirements:
Experience with drones is recommended but not required. Note taking material

Indoor Tactical Drone Usage (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Intro to Krav Maga (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Krav Maga for modern-day law enforcement can be particularly useful because most agencies cannot afford the luxury of prolonged training courses for their personnel. Krav Maga is quick, effective and both easily learned and retained.  Krav Maga emerged in an environment where extreme violence, mostly of a political nature, was common. It has had ample opportunity to be tested and improved under real-life conditions. Few defensive tactics systems in the world are as street and battle-tested as Krav Maga.

Lead Instructor Bio:
A law enforcement officer since 2003, Jeremy Hooley has been an ILEA certified instructor since 2010, focusing on the areas of physical tactics and firearms.  An assistant team leader on the regional SWAT team, he has also taught in two foreign nations.

Student Requirements:
Red/blue training handgun replicating their duty gun and a duty holster.  Red/blue training rifle.  Vest. (Vest will not be worn the entire course)

Intro to Krav Maga (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Intro to Tactical Visual Tracking (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This basic introduction to visual tracker training, the individual learns ground disturbance tracking, then incorporates team movements and strategies to tip the scales in their favor for successful woodland operations.
Our students learn to detect the physical evidence of an incident site, interpret the evidence and formulate strategies to follow the evidence. We call this evidence “sign “or “spoor”.
By constantly interpreting the evidence, or sign, the tracker learns to develop a profile of the subject which aids him in anticipating the subject’s movement and direction. This allows the team to expedite the pursuit and tactically close in to apprehend the fleeing subject.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Bill is a retired law enforcement officer with a large metro Atlanta Police Department. He has also been teaching personal defense concepts for over 40 years. He has traveled from South Africa to Nicaragua teaching and training officers defensive tactics. From a beach patrol officer to SWAT operator in the 90's, to an accident re constructionist, he has covered the entire gambit as a law enforcement officer. He discovered a passion for tactical tracking several years ago. In 2015 he formed a multi-jurisdictional woodland tracker training group that includes the National Park Service, Cobb County Police, Pickens County Sheriff, Georgia State Patrol Aviation.

Student Requirements:
Uniform/clothing camo, boots, individual rifle (empty). Seasonally appropriate hat, underwear, and outerwear. Insect repellent with Deet and wet weather gear (optional). Water/snacks

Intro to Tactical Visual Tracking (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Low Signature Carbine for LE Counter Terrorism / Undercover Operations (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Low Signature carbine introduces the student to the most effective methods of concealing and employing a shoulder-fired weapon from a backpack or sling bag to support undercover or counterterrorism operations.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Dave "Boon" Benton has twenty-six years combined military, law enforcement and governmental experience, including twelve years conducting Low Signature/No signature operations in support of GWOT.

Student Requirements:

  • Shoulder-fired weapon (SFW) that can be concealed in a backpack or sling bag
  • 300 rounds of SFW ammo
  • 50 rounds of pistol ammo
  • Backpack or sling bag that conceals SFW
  • Concealed holster and spare mag pouch
  • Service pistol
  • Three mags for SFW and two mags for pistol
  • Sling, optic, white light for SFW,
  • Individual medical kit
  • Chest rig or mag pouch to carry spare SFW mags
  • Eyes and ear protection, plainclothes non-uniform or tactical gear.

Low Signature Carbine for LE Counter Terrorism / Undercover Operations (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Mastering Pistol Fundamentals (MPF1) (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is geared towards the intermediate shooter who wants to master their fundamentals in the pistol. Students will review concepts such as proper grip, different trigger presses, different sight alignments, moving and shooting, clearing malfunctions, and practical applications of these skills. The aim of this course is to give the student confidence and the skill set necessary to successfully engage and neutralize a lethal threat in a safe manner. Students will be able to apply newly taught principles in live-fire exercises on the range.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Sang Lee started out in the private sector working in executive protection. After five years of supervisory experience working with high-profile clients, Sang Lee moved back to Chicago from Los Angeles and was recruited by multiple shooting schools. Since then, he has been teaching law enforcement medical, handgun, and rifle courses all over the U.S. and overseas.  Sang has certifications in medical training, edged weapons, armorer for multiple weapons platforms, and CQB and Shoot House training. Sang has had the opportunity to train with some of the best instructors in the business and brings a different perspective from his many years of being an instructor and student.

Student Requirements

Ammunition: Minimum 300-500 rds. for your pistol
Duty belt / off-duty belt
Duty setup, or off duty setup
Pistol with holster
Minimum of 3 magazines for double stack
Minimum of 5 magazines for single stack
Magazine pouches
Ballistic eye protection
Ear protection (Electronic Ears recommended)
Brimmed hat
Please bring an old shirt you can shoot up

Mastering Pistol Fundamentals (MPF1) (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Patrol Performance - RDS Handgun workshop (8 hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is to improve and build upon current Patrol Handgun skills
and accuracy. The drills are purpose-driven and built upon accuracy demands, then adding speed to accurate hits on selected targets, and decision making.
Red Dot OR Iron sight handguns are all welcome

Lead Instructor Bio:

Matt is a retired Police Detective and former Marine Corps veteran. Matt spent most of his military enlistment within HMX-1, The Presidential Helicopter Squadron, and he served within the Military Police MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) and after his military service, continued in civilian Law Enforcement.

Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, Detective within the Special Problems Unit as an undercover Detective as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U. S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C.
U S Marshal’s Office. Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and later was selected and served as a Sniper team member until his retirement due to injuries sustained during a line of duty incident.
After his retirement, Matt was hired as the Senior Manager of Assault Weapons for FNH USA.
He was involved in the FN SPR Precision Rifle program; FN Belt fed Weapons section and the SOCOM SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and conducting the New Equipment Training (NET) for USSOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons.

Matt left FNH USA and returned to training Law Enforcement as a Firearms Instructor for The US Department of State Firearms Training Unit within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Matt was tasked with firearms training of Federal Special Agents for Diplomatic Security both stateside and worldwide. The training consisted of proficiency in 18 weapons platforms and tactics to operate covertly and overtly in austere and hostile environments worldwide such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Africa. Matt was promoted to the Chief of Operations of the Firearms Training Unit in 2011. While supervising 32 Instructors, Matt continued to train the operational-tactical teams, snipers and High Threat components of the State Department Firearms programs.

In 2013, Matt resigned from Government service to make Victory First a full-time consulting and training company. He is a consultant for several leading companies within the Firearms Industry for product and business development and product / New Equipment training.

With his deep and diverse Law Enforcement, Government and firearms industry background, he is a sought-after resource for Concealment / Undercover training, Carbine and DM/DDM courses and Close Quarters Battle (CQB) training. Matt also serves as a consultant/advisor for product development within both Law Enforcement and the firearms industry.

Matt is a contributing writer for RECOIL and CONCEALMENT magazines, and Brownells Gunnery and Breach Bang Clear publications. Matt has completed and hosted videos with
Panteao Productions, Trigger Time TV and Brownells, and was the host of Make Ready TV
.

Student Requirements:
Duty Handgun
Duty belt - Complete with all duty-related / carried gear.
Single stack .45’s are fine, just need to increase magazine count to 8 minimum
4 magazines - (8 for 1911 guys)
400 rounds of factory ammunition
Wrap around Eye Protection
Ear protection (electronic preferred)
Baseball style hat
Range food / WATER
Seasonal weather gear/rain gear
Cleaning kit/lubrication
Note-taking materials

Patrol Performance - RDS Handgun workshop (8 hours) June 9, 2022

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
 Patrol Rifle Problem Solver is designed to increase the skill and proficiency of experienced individual officers working alone or in a team environment. The course focuses in increasing officer proficiency in weapon manipulation, problem solving and tactical decision making based on environmental factors.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Daniel Shaw is a retired US Marine Infantry Unit Leader with multiple combat tours and instructor titles. He has developed curricula and training standards for pre-deployment training and Marine Security Forces such as the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Teams (FAST) and the Naval Nuclear Security Program. Daniel has been a DOD/USMC firearms instructor for over 19 years. Since retirement from the Marine Corps in 2013, Daniel has traveled the U.S. teaching Armed Citizens and Law Enforcement Officers. He holds numerous instructor certifications from the US Marine Corps to include foreign weapons and master instructor of handgun, rifle/carbine, shotgun, and light, medium and heavy machine guns.

Daniel uses his life of training and combat experience to develop and present curriculum to help Law Enforcement, US Military and responsible Armed Citizens prepare for emergency situations.

Student Requirements:
Student Equipment Needs: Zeroed rifle, Handgun, Dress and wear equipment that would be common for rifle employment situations, 600-800 rounds of rifle/carbine ammunition, 200- 250 rounds of handgun ammunition, and fluids and Lunch. We will take a 30-minute lunch, so please bring yours. WEARING OF BODY ARMOR IS MANDATORY.

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Pistol Development (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Pistol skills development through a systematic approach to shooting. This course is fundamentally challenging as speed and accuracy are its driving force. The shooting “Process” will be stressed in this course. Don’t know what the shooting “Process” is? Come find out. You will learn how to train and progress one's skills through an assortment of firing drills.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Chad Chalkey is a retired Marine, with a career in Special Operations where he served as a member of several direct action teams and special reconnaissance teams. Later went on to serve as a paramilitary independent contractor and for the past 8 years serving as lead marksmanship and tactics instructor for a DOD entity.

Student Requirements:
Gun belt, holster, mag holders, pistol w/ magazines, min of 500 rds. of ammo. Eye and Ear protection. Water and snacks. Inclement weather gear.

Pistol Development (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:

Pistol Diagnostics
This is a one-day handgun course covering the three pillars of gunfighting to include weapon safety, mindset, handling, manipulation, and marksmanship.  this course will dial in your performance enabling you to engage your threat sooner not later.  This course covers loading, reloads, malfunctions, positive target identification as well as moving and shooting. 

Lead Instructor Bio:
Curtis has spent 20+ yrs in the Contract Security/High Threat Protection Industry and has been the Team Lead on several, successful high threat dignitary protection teams in the U.S and Mexico. For several years now, He has been involved with a special team of individuals who have worked with SWAT/SRT, Special Teams, and Military Units from all over the U.S and Singapore, developing training programs and exposing flaws in existing tactics. As well as spending 3 years as a School Resource Officer He has been a guest speaker and helped develop several Active Shooter training programs. He is a Certified Glock Armorer and has studied under some of the finest gunsmiths on the West Coast. He has trained under some of the most knowledgeable, respected firearms instructors in the U.S, but will always consider himself a lifelong student of the Craft.

Student Requirements:
Gun belt, holster, mag holders, pistol w/ magazines, 500-600 rds. of ammo. Eye and Ear protection. Water and snacks. Inclement weather gear. We train rain or shine so be prepared.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Pistol Skill Development (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This one-day course focuses on the mechanics of marksmanship at speed with a pistol. This course is not about tactics, although tactical application of all techniques taught will be discussed, but instead is about skill with the firearm.

Your skill at shooting drives your tactics, and the ability to make a shot with precision, rapidly, and under pressure, is of paramount importance. Our goal is for every student to finish this class with a deeper understanding of how to construct their personal training in order to improve as efficiently as possible.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Matthew Little is a US Army Special Forces combat veteran who has extensive law enforcement experience, including serving as training coordinator and an operational supervisor on a major metropolitan SWAT team, and has worked as a government contractor in non-permissive environments. He is also ranked as a master class shooter with pistol and carbine by both the US Practical Shooting Association and the International Defensive Pistol Association. Matt has instructed foreign and US military personnel and police officers, martial artists, and civilians. This instructional experience was not solely academic, as he was usually then leading his students operationally either in combat or in arguably the most violent major city in North America.

Student Requirements:

  • Pistol of 9mm or larger caliber, minimum 3 magazines (6 for single stack guns),
  • Belt, holster and at a minimum two mag pouches 
  • Minimum 500 rounds of ammunition, although more is recommended.
  • Eye/ear protection for range.
  • No Serpa holsters or soft nylon/leather holsters permitted in class.
  • Water and snacks. Inclement weather gear

Pistol Skill Development (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Plain Clothes Survival Tactics (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This class is designed to provide officers working plainclothes assignments, undercovers (UCs), and all other interested officers with the skills to survive events where their cover may be compromised.

Class includes lessons in defeating restraints, defensive tactics in extremely confined spaces, and shooting from compromised, unorthodox positions, and with limited access to backup guns.

Class includes dynamic scenarios and evolutions.

Lead Instructor Bio:
BK served in the Israeli Defense Forces as an infantry reconnaissance team member from 1993 to 1997. He was honorably discharged upon completion of mandatory service as a sergeant first class. BK’s expertise includes firearms, tactical operations, hand-to-hand combat, amphibious assaults, operational security in hostile areas, intelligence and counter-intelligence operations. BK is often used as a consultant in designing training programs for military and law enforcement agencies. BK is a sworn officer in Alabama.
BK holds a Bachelors's degree from the University of Maryland in Counterterrorism and International Security, and a Graduate degree from American Military University in Security Management.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials. Plainclothes concealment garment (mandatory). concealed holster and firearm... backup guns recommended. 200 rounds of ammunition. Range protective gear (ear and eye protection).

Plain Clothes Survival Tactics (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Positional Shooting (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course will rely greatly on positional shooting and how to use the equipment the officer has as well as what can be found in the operational environment. It is highly recommended to bring whatever you would normally deploy with.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Master Sergeant (retired) Jim spent over 20 years in the United States Army. Gilliland is a record holding Sniper and active Long Range competitive shooter, trainer, and consultant in the firearms industry. Jim Gilliland is the Founder and President of Shadow 6 Consulting, a training and consulting business.

Student Requirements:
All standard call out equipment. Tripods, backpacks, shooting sticks, and other accessories. Anything needed for this class can also be provided by the instructor. Eye and Ear protection. Water and snacks. Inclement weather gear. 200 rounds of rifle ammunition. Range ONLY allows 5.56/.223 and .308, 7.62 ammunition

Positional Shooting (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Practical De-escalation for Road Patrol Officers (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Become aware of your ACE, and learn how to more effectively use it to de-escalate situations you may find yourself in!
A- Appearance C- Communication E- Engagement

Lead Instructor Bio:
John is an Army combat veteran, retired police officer from Grand Rapids, MI, and certified crisis intervention specialist with the National Anger Management Association.

Student Requirements:
Note Taking material

Practical De-escalation for Road Patrol Officers (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Pragmatic Pistol and Rifle for LE (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is designed to challenge the students individually, as well as with partners. The class will focus on utilizing your pistol and rifle at realistic distances with added stress factors (shot timers, competitions, random target calling, close proximity to partners, etc.). This is not a basic firearms course. Students are expected to have an understanding on both the pistol and AR-15 style rifle weapon systems in order to attend this class. Students must be in good physical shape and be prepared to run, sprint, and move from position to position throughout the duration of the course.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Matt Lasker is a lead instructor and co-owner for Noble Arms LLC. He currently serves as a Sergeant at a police department in a suburb of Cleveland and has over 13 years experience as a Law Enforcement Officer. Matt is also a member of the regional SWAT team where he is one of the lead firearms instructors for the team. Since 2012, Matt has been involved with Special Weapons and Tactics. He is an instructor for his Police Agencies Active Threat Response Training Program, Firearms Training, Firearms Requalification Program, and is a unit instructor in the Basic Police Academy.

Student Requirements:
400 rifle rounds, 300 pistol rounds, Patrol Rifle, Pistol, duty/battle belt with holster/pouches, 3 rifle magazines, 3 pistol magazines, hearing protection, eye protection, Water/snacks, foul weather gear. Wearing of Body Armor is Mandatory

Pragmatic Pistol and Rifle for LE (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Protective Operations Handgun (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is meant for the protection professional and LE who carry a concealed handgun while working on protective operations details. In this course, we will go over proper clothing to maximize concealment of firearms and other protective operations tools, including medical equipment. We will analyze and discuss attacks on principals and steps to avoid conflict. We will highlight effective measures for both engaging a threat as well as using movement and cover to your advantage while maintaining security for your client/principal. Students will draw from concealment throughout the course.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Mr. Hillis brings over twenty years of teaching and operational experience to Alexander Global Strategies, Inc.
Bryan was fortunate to have a diverse law enforcement career for over fifteen years and served in a variety of positions to include, including Patrol, Criminal Investigations, SWAT Team Leader, Team Commander, overseeing and managing all department training, and ultimately the Assistant Chief in Charge of Criminal Investigations and Special Operations.

For over a decade, Bryan has planned, led, and managed protection details during high-profile events in the United States, Central, and South America. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US government officials, foreign government officials, CEOs, celebrities, and Fortune 100/500 companies, during global events.

On the training side, Bryan was selected and vetted as an instructor for the US Diplomatic Security Service/Anti-Terrorism Assistance Training Program. After being made a part of a team tasked with training foreign countries in the protection of their national leadership, Bryan deployed to the Middle East where he trained a Middle Eastern presidential protective detail in the areas of Firearms, Motorcade Operations, Defensive Tactics, and Protective Operations along with various other Anti-Terrorism topics.  

Additionally, for over fifteen years Bryan has taught and led exercises in various areas to include firearms, combative, close quarter battle, tactical mobility, and other high-risk tactics, techniques and procedures to members of the US Special Operations community, along with officers from all over the country.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials. IWB or OWB Holster and cover garment (IWB Holster MUST NOT collapse/pancake after drawing from concealment), handgun, and 400 rounds of ammo. NO SERPA holsters will be allowed. Eye and Ear protection. Water and snacks. Inclement weather gear.

Protective Operations Handgun (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Real Speed Pistol (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
“Real” Speed Pistol
This course is simply about learning to shoot fast and accurately at realistic speeds…..the speeds that actually need to happen when the target isn’t standing still indefinitely. The techniques of what it takes to shoot 4,5 or even 6 shots per second ACCURATELY will be discussed in great detail and the student will have a better understanding of what that actually takes to accomplish.

The class is designed around the ultimate and equal balance of accuracy and speed that is applicable just as much to LE/Military training as it is to practical shooting competition.  If you carry/use a handgun in any way, shape or form and you flat out want to be a better more realistic shooter come take this class taught by a World Champion/ Former Police-SWAT Officer and you will benefit.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Robert Vogel is a professional shooter, firearms trainer and many time National/World champion in 3 disciplines of practical shooting. He also served over 8 years as a full-time police officer and SWAT team member.

Student Requirements:
Pistol, holster, minimum 3 magazines and two magazine pouches, 350 rounds per day, ear and eye protection. Water/snacks. Inclement weather gear.

Real Speed Pistol (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

S&W M&P M2.0 Armorers Class (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This is a 3 year certification for the full size M&P M2.0 pistol. At the end of the class the student will have the ability to completely field strip, armor and reassemble the pistol.

 

Student Requirements:
Note taking materials. Smith a& Wesson will provide pistols to work on. NO LIVE FIREARMS OR MMUNITION ALLOWED IN CLASS

S&W M&P M2.0 Armorers Class (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Strategies of Low Light Engagements (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Most low-light courses focus on shooting with a flashlight. During this 8-hour course, we will focus on the more difficult aspects of using a flashlight in a hostile environment: searching for an armed person.

We all recognize that using a flashlight in a tactical environment is a two-edged sword; if I don't use it I can't see my opponent but if I use it he can see me. During this training block, we will provide the student with the eight lighting principles to fight with a white light tool. The how, when, where, and why to use the light and how to create the advantages needed while clearing a building for an adversary.

Upon completion of this intensive 1-day course, participants will be able to effectively clear and defend a building or room using low light tactics.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Bill Oliver is currently a Master Sergeant in the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  Bill’s current assignment is in the Gaming Division, assigned to the Argosy Casino in Kansas City, Missouri, as the Officer in Charge.  Bill spent 7 years as a canine officer assigned to the Criminal Interdiction Unit. Bill also spent 5 years on SWAT, assigned to the entry team.  Bill has worked for Strategos International for thirteen years as an adjunct instructor in the areas of Strategies of Low Light Engagements, Active Shooter and Intruder Awareness for Schools, Churches, Workplace Violence and Hospitals.  Bill has been a firearms instructor for seventeen years.

Student Requirements:
Choice of BDUs/Sweats/Overalls/Flight Suit
Flashlight
Eye, Ear, Groin and Neck Protection, Gloves
Chest Protection for Women
Knee-Pads
Liquids (Water, Gatorade, etc.)

Strategies of Low Light Engagements (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Tactical Applications of UAS (Drones) (8 hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:Attendees will learn of the different UAS platforms available for use during operations and their tactical applications ranging from scouting, overwatch, searches, and indoor use. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to practice building entries and clearing with indoor drones (flown by FCSO pilots). Attendees will learn how to select the proper platform based on the operations they intend to conduct

Student RequirementsNote Taking materials

Instructor BioLieutenant Chris Leonard is a Veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served on Submarines. He has been with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office since 1990. He is the commander of the Drone Team and has been a licensed UAS Pilot since 2017. The Drone Team started with 1 Drone and has since acquired 13 Drones, a state-of-the-art Drone Trailer, and 9 Part 107 licensed pilots

Tactical Applications of UAS (Drones) (8 hours) June 9, 2022

Tactical Communications (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Tactical Communication empowers emergency responders with a greater understanding of how to adjust and adapt their approach, eliminate challenges, and avoid obstacles as they maneuver in and out of different environments.

Relationships, hidden rules, and language structures vary between the different socioeconomic areas of our community, especially when serving under-resourced communities. The main goal is to strengthen the relationships between first responders and the community by improving tactics, communication, and awareness while reducing conflict and complaints.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Born and raised in inner-city Toledo, Ohio Angel A.D. Tucker grew up in an impoverished neighborhood flooded with drugs, gangs, and violence. In 2011, Angel made local history by becoming the first African-American police officer to join the Oregon Ohio Police Division (OPD), where he served for almost 11 years. During his career with OPD, Angel led the initiative for external carrier vests, facilitated the “Code of Conduct” agreement between FLOC and the City of Oregon, and brokered a mutual aid agreement between the DART Unit (LCSO) and Mercy Health Partners Public Safety Department. Angel served as a member of SRT, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), Crisis Negotiator Unit (CNU), Drug Abuse Response Team (DART), Honor Guard, the Bike Patrol Unit, and continues to serve as a national consultant in Tactical Communication. Angel again made history in 2022 when the Mayor of Toledo announced his new role as Deputy Director of Public Safety for the City of Toledo Ohio.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials

Tactical Communications (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

The Vickery Institute Pistol and Carbine Course (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:

This course was developed by the late Jack Vickery, a Firearms Instructor and Assistant Team Leader for the Cleveland FBI SWAT.

Most law enforcement officers and SWAT team members have limited time and resources to train, therefore making it more critical that this time is used to its fullest potential. The Pareto principal (a.k.a. the 80/20 rule) states that focusing the majority of your training time on 20% of the most important skills will help achieve 80% of your results. Over years of training and experience, we’ve identified what we believe to be these critical skills.

You will learn techniques that are reliable, repeatable, efficient, and consistent across all aspects of law enforcement. This course will not only teach you how to be a better gunfighter, it will provide you with a system that you can incorporate into your firearms training program.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
John Breen is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cleveland Division, and serves as an Assault Team Leader on the Cleveland FBI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.  SA Breen is also a Firearms Instructor, Tactical Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor and Defensive Tactics Instructor.  Prior to becoming an FBI Agent, SA Breen served in the United States Army from 2000-2006.

Student Requirements:

  • Eye protection & hearing protection,
  • baseball hat,
  • 250 rounds of pistol ammunition, 300 rounds of rifle ammunition,
  • 4 pistol magazines, 4 rifle/carbine magazines,
  • pistol, rifle/Carbine with Sling,
  • body armor/plate carrier,
  • pistol belt w/ holster and magazine pouches,
  • notebook/pencil, black sharpie marker.
  • Water and snacks. Inclement weather gear.

The Vickery Institute Pistol and Carbine Course (8 Hours) June 9, 2022

Understanding Mexican Cartels (8 hours) June 9, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course will give a clear description of Narco-Politics by an award-winning Breitbart Journalist,
Roberto Mireles.  He brings 12 yrs of security operations in Mexican criminal operations experience. He will be covering Narco-Culture, Narco-Tactics, Escape tactics and criminal methodologies employed by Narco-Operatives and Sicarios.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Roberto Mireles is Director Of Operations for Seraph Protection Group.
Masters of Psychology In Terrorism
BA of Criminal Justice and Sociology
Private Security Contractor LaTAM
Team Lead Security Operations for Pinkerton.
Counter-Kidnapping Instructor

Student Requirements:
Comfortable clothes, Note Taking Material

Understanding Mexican Cartels (8 hours) June 9, 2022

16-Hour Thursday/Friday Training Courses

OTOA Close Quarters Concepts for Patrol (16 Hours) June 09 - June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:

The course focuses on close-quarters concepts for high-risk calls involving a single officer and partner tactics to include active shooter. Emphasis is placed on clearing structures, tactical problem solving, critical decision making, handling multiple subjects, and friendly fire avoidance.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Phil is a retired Marine and decorated combat veteran with over 30 years of specialized training and instruction in both the military and Law Enforcement communities.  Phil served as a Special Missions Close Quarters Battle (CQB) Instructor for 1st Special Operations Training Group (SOTG), responsible for training Marine Force Recon in Surgical Shooting, Dynamic Room Entry Close Combat, and Breaching.

Phil was later selected to be the Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge and Chief Instructor for the Close Quarters Battle section, MCSF, responsible for training all Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Teams (FAST) and Recapture Tactics Teams at Naval Special Weapons Facilities in CQB and Advanced Urban Combat.
Phil’s operational experience includes several combat deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia.
Phil has served several years in Law Enforcement as an active Patrolman, Defensive Tactics, Firearms, and SWAT instructor and is a current reserve Law Enforcement Officer and SWAT team member in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area.

Phil currently serves as the Chief Instructor for The Ohio Tactical Officers Association and Lead Instructor for all Basic and Advanced SWAT courses for the OTOA

Student Requirements:
Pistol belt and training uniform, clear eye protection, red/ blue gun training pistol (optional).


The course is sponsored by Unit Solutions. https://www.unitsolutions.com/

Unit Solutions will be providing training rifles and ammo for this class.

Students - Bring a training pistol suitable for Simunition or UTM and 50 rounds of training marking rounds 

Unit Solutions Black Silver Red

OTOA Close Quarters Concepts for Patrol (16 Hours) June 09 - June 10, 2022

4-Hour Friday Training Courses

Beyond OODA: Developing Orientation (4 Hours) June 10, 2022 (0800-1200)

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
Based on the work in Varg's second book, this course will dive deep into the development of the orientation towards violence from both the criminal and "good guy" perspectives.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Varg Freeborn is the author of the best-selling "Violence of Mind: Training and Preparation for Extreme Violence," and "Beyond OODA: Developing the Orientation for Deception, Conflict and Violence."

Varg was raised in a rough, criminal atmosphere and ultimately served 5 years in prison for extreme violence. After serving his time, he achieved a full restoration of rights and pursued higher levels of training. He was pulled into the law enforcement training world by multiple sources and has trained with many agencies both as a student, including full breaching school, high-risk warrant CQB, LE executive protection detail, and several years of shoothouse training where he was certified as a CQB Instructor under the Alliance Police Department Training Facility. Varg has since been teaching LE and civilians across the country the nuances of extreme violence and criminal behavior.

Student Requirements:
Bring an open mind, leave egos at the door

Beyond OODA: Developing Orientation (4 Hours) June 10, 2022 (0800-1200)

L.E.O.S.A. Staying in compliance (4 Hours) June 10, 2022 (0800-1200)

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
We teach active, retired, and qualified separated police officers about the federal law and how to stay in compliance with it, including specifics about Ohio and the surrounding states.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Sgt. James Gigante, retired after 25 years in law enforcement, is also a Marine. He has over 30 years of leadership training and experience.(Military, Law Enforcement, and Civilian). He is MOI certified by both the Marine corps and the state of New Jersey. He has prepared, scheduled, coordinated, administered and supervised, both formal and informal training of subordinates for most of his career. He found out about L.E.O.S.A. through talking with fellow officers from his department. The law was never mentioned by his department during any training. This led to a lot of confusion and misunderstanding about the law. Not able to get satisfactory answers even from his training department, he started doing his own research on the law, to include criminal and civil cases involving the law.

During his research, he learned three important lessons.
 1) His department was not alone, many departments throughout the country provided little or no training on it.
 2) There was a lot of outdated and erroneous information about the law on the internet. And,                           
3) He found “Sheepdog Academy” the only company he could find providing training on the law.

After attending one of their seminars, he was impressed enough to approach the instructor and offer his time and expertise to help them expand and get this important information out nationwide to his brothers and sisters in blue. Since his retirement has been doing exactly that.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

L.E.O.S.A. Staying in compliance (4 Hours) June 10, 2022 (0800-1200)

Training for the fight (4 Hours) June 10, 2022 (0800 - 1200)

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Course Description:
My presentation, "How I Survived my Gunfight," is a detailed recap of an officer down ambush, including radio traffic, crime scene photos, the tactical approach, and utilizing resources.  It is an interactive discussion from all potential aspects of the first responder community. Survival is the key focus with descriptive accounts of policy, procedures, and the aftermath of a major critical incident.

 


Lead Instructor Bio:
Christopher Hoyer is a protector, survivor, and advocate for mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
After over 20 years as a street cop, having been faced with the worst horrors imaginable, he has turned his focus to public speaking and writing various articles worldwide.  Having recently published a book, he is helping the law enforcement and first responder community prepare for the trauma and joys that come with the job. He has spoken to thousands, including first responders, mental health advocates and various professional entities, sharing his story in hopes of saving lives.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking material

Training for the fight (4 Hours) June 10, 2022 (0800 - 1200)

8-Hour Friday Training Courses

Advance Combat Shield Course (8 hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
...NO classroom…
This will be a very aggressive class incorporating physical / psychological interference built into drills focusing on movement, multiple targets, rescue, covert, dynamic, and team interaction.

WARRIORS CARRY SHIELDS !!

Operators will be trained to deploy the shields in an operation with great mobility, flexibility and accuracy without risk of malfunctions to the weapon system. Operators will learn to adjust and deploy the shield in any environment and defeat threats without hesitation and with conviction.

Operators will learn how to fix malfunctions with both hands and fight in an offensive mode with both weapon systems (RIFLE and SIDE ARM) incorporating Standing, Kneeling, Prone, Movement, Multiple Target drills

Lead Instructor Bio:
18 years of service with Lakewood CO Police Department (SWAT, Master Firearms Instructor, K-9 Handler, and Lead Physical Fitness Instructor)
7 years with First Choice Armor / Diamondback Tactical as Vice President in Training Division
8 years with Point Blank Enterprise (Hard Armor Unit)
Lead Instructor on ballistic shield training to - Law Enforcement, Federal, Military in U.S. , Europe, Canada, Mexico, and Hong Kong

Student Requirements:
full battle gear
500 rounds handgun
250 rounds rifle
Ear and Eye Protection, Water/snacks. Inclement weather gear. Wearing of Body Armor is Mandatory

Advance Combat Shield Course (8 hours) June 10, 2022

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Red Dots on pistols are becoming more popular as options for carrying for-duty weapons. Many are concerned with the training curve necessary to take full advantage of the technology.

Topics Covered:

  • Zeroing your red dot
  • The Draw and how to stop fishing for the dot
  • Red dots up close
  • Red dots at distance
  • Speed: Efficiency of draw and presentation
  • Dot tracking: Grip, stance, dot movement, predictability

Lead Instructor Bio:
Scott Jedlinski is a lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ), with no LEO or military experience. Scott has received hundreds of hours of training from people he considers to be the best in the industry ranging from tactical/self-defense to competition.

Scott is a Master class shooter in USPSA, the 16th recipient of the F.A.S.T Drill (#15) coin and a three-stripe Purple Belt under Tony Passos.

Scott has been afforded the honor of instructing members of Pentagon ERT, US Marshall's Service, NYPD Instructor Cadre, Chicago SWAT,  Ohio Tactical Officers Association, Texas Tactical Police Officers Association, George Mason University Police, Santa Ana CA PD, the FBI National Tactical Training Unit, US Border Patrol's FMU and many more.

While Scott teaches many aspects of the successful implementation of a pistol, his main focus is the instruction of the red dot-equipped pistol.

Student Requirements: RDS Equipped Semi-automatic pistol, good holster, 4 mags, and 250 rounds of ammo. Eye and Ear protection.  Hydration and range snacks.  Inclimate weather gear.  Wearing Body armor is recommended. 

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

ALS / PACEM Defense Noise Flash Diversionary Devices (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Training on a full line of NFDD's, Stun Munitions and Hornet's Nest Grenades offered and sold by ALS/PACEM Defense. This is an instructor certification course and the course graduate will receive instructor certification from ALS/PACEM Defense. THROUGH LECTURE, DEMONSTRATIONS AND CLASS DISCUSSION, THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY TO SAFELY STORE, LOAD AND DEPLOY ALS-PACEM DEFENSE NOISE FLASH DIVERSIONARY DEVICES. GRADUATING STUDENTS WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO TRAIN OTHERS, WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENCIES, AS END USERS OF ALS-PACEM DEFENSE NOISE FLASH DIVERSIONARY DEVICES

 

Lead Instructor Bio:
Bill Gazza is a retired Sergeant and SWAT Team Leader from Santa Cruz California Sheriff’s Office. Bill has over 20 years Law Enforcement experience, 15 on SWAT and 13 as a Team Leader. Bill is an FBI and NRA certified Range Master with over 25yrs experience of firearms training for Patrol, SWAT and civilians in everything from basic patrol weapons, less lethal munitions, SWAT tactics and active shooter. Bill is the Law Enforcement Business Manager and Master Instructor for ALS- Pacem Defense

Student Requirements:
Eye and ear protection, nomex gloves.

ALS / PACEM Defense Noise Flash Diversionary Devices (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Carbine Skill Development (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This one-day course focuses on the mechanics of marksmanship at speed with a carbine. This course is not about tactics, but instead is about skill with the firearm. Your skill at shooting drives your tactics, and the ability to make a shot with precision, rapidly, and under pressure, is of paramount importance. This course deals primarily with employing the carbine at CQB and urban engagement distances. Our goal is for every student to finish this class with a deeper understanding of how to construct their personal training in order to improve as efficiently as possible.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Matthew Little is a US Army Special Forces combat veteran who has extensive law enforcement experience, including serving as training coordinator and an operational supervisor on a major metropolitan SWAT team, and has worked as a government contractor in non-permissive environments. He is also ranked as a master class shooter with pistol and carbine by both the US Practical Shooting Association and the International Defensive Pistol Association. Matt has instructed foreign and US military personnel and police officers, martial artists, and civilians. This instructional experience was not solely academic, as he was usually then leading his students operationally either in combat or in arguably the most violent major city in North America.

Student Requirements:
Serviceable carbine, if pistol caliber then 9mm or larger, if rifle caliber 5.56 or larger. Minimum 3 magazines, belt and at least one magazine pouch capable of retaining magazine during strenuous movement, and a secure sling. Minimum 500 rounds of ammunition although more is recommended. Eye/ear protection for range.
Water and snacks, in-climate weather gear

Carbine Skill Development (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Close Quarter Contact: Edged Weapons (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Training to only retreat from a threat to grab a tool off your duty belt has had fatal outcomes for many police officers. Thru hands-on, scenario-based training, officers will experience first-hand the various distances, reaction times, assault times, and human performance factors that impact how edged weapon assaults unfold. As a result, participants will gain enhanced assessment and decision making models, along with force options to improve their survivability of an edged weapon attack.

Lead Instructor Bio:
In 2002 I started training in martial arts, having since attained master and instructor ranks, and still teach and workout regularly. In 2007, I started full-time law enforcement, spending 13 years at a sheriff's office, with 7 years as a supervisor (Sgt). Martial arts and tactics training have always been a passion of mine. With my combined law enforcement and martial arts experience, I developed training curriculum that specifically caters to law enforcement, taking into account many factors, from uncontrolled variables in street encounters, to restrictions from duty gear and attire, as well as legally compliant techniques and tactics.

Student Requirements:
Preferred duty belts and boots, or workout attire. If possible, training pistol.

Close Quarter Contact: Edged Weapons (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Combat and Contingency based Handgun (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This is a dive into the use of handguns from contact distance and out to as far as we can take it. It focuses on barricades, alternate shooting positions and malfunctions.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Buck Peddicord has had twenty-seven years as an LEO, twenty-five years in training, twenty years in SWAT, 5 years as a team leader as well as undercover experience. Buck has operated Defense Midwest LLC since 2001.

Student Requirements:

  • Handgun
  • Three magazines & suitable holster
  • Range safety equipment (to include ear and eye protection)
  • 450 rounds of ammo. Water and snacks. Inclement weather gear.

Combat and Contingency based Handgun (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Commander and Team Leader Development (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
The Commander and Senior Tactical Leader Development Track is an all-inclusive block of instruction that will cover important subjects that challenge today’s leaders. This 8-hour block of instruction will involve thought provoking subjects centered around the following topics: Leadership Principles; Tactical Theory; Shaping the Operational Environment; and a strong focus regarding Training Methodologies and Strategies.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Sean retired from the United States Border Patrol in 2019. The majority of his career was with the full-time tactical unit (BORTAC) in Tucson, AZ with his last assignment in BORTAC as the Deputy Commander. At the height of his career with BORTAC, the Southern Arizona region was one of the most violent regions in the United States due to the drug and human smuggling activities. Sean possesses valuable real world experience leading and executing complex operations in combating trans-national criminal organizations.

Student Requirements:
Note taking materials.

Commander and Team Leader Development (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This is a one-day (8 Hour) hands-on-intensive training program that focuses on gaining entry by such methods as lock picking and lock bypassing. This course is of benefit to any patrol officers, tactical operators, investigators, probation officers, conservation officers as well as specialized military units.

The Covert Lock Picking course teaches specialized methods for gaining entry into a variety of secured structures as well as everyday applications such as padlocked gates, fire safes, desks, file cabinets, strongboxes, etc. The course focuses on practical methods of gaining entry and details techniques on lock picking lock bypassing and defeating advanced locking technologies such as magnetic door locks, "high-security" locks, and electronic access gates.
Real-World Applications:
*Search & Arrest Warrants
*Welfare Checks
*Tactical Operations
*Probation Checks
*Vehicle Searches
*Unsecured Businesses & Residence
*Conservation Checks
*Surveillance Positioning
*Situations Where Suspects "Lost the Key"

Lead Instructor Bio:
Pat Cantlin is a 19 year veteran of the Lakewood Police Department, 12 of which have been as a member of Westshore Enforcement Bureau SWAT. He has served in Patrol as an FTO and Investigator, and as a member of the department's training division. Pat spent 9 years assigned full-time to a Federal Fugitive Task Force and is currently assigned to Narcotics.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials, thumb drive.

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

CQB Enhancing Flat Range (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is designed to increase the skills needed to conduct CQB. Time spent on the flat range should be used to prepare for the worst case situation a LE officer could encounter on the job. Here you will focus on weapons manipulation, and speed a precision shooting, static and moving, with both carbine and pistol. To do that we perform dills to enhance vision and use cognitive targets to improve decision making. End-state of this course is to identify strengths and gaps in training and equipment and better prepare the LEO.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
Steve Nguyen is a 22 year veteran of Army Special Forces. He served as an instructor for the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat (SFAUC) course, was an assaulter and cell leader in the Crisis Response Force (CRF) and has been deployed numerous times in support of the GWOT. He is currently the lead LE/Mil and CQB instructor for BAER Solutions.

Student Requirements:
Recommend LEO use daily uniform/loadout. Note taking on paper or phone is encouraged. Full kit (helmet optional) if applicable. Rifle and pistol with 3 mags ea. minimum. 500 rounds rifle. 500 rounds pistol
Ear/eye protection. Water/snacks. In-climate weather gear
Some drills will dictate rifle or pistol, other will be shooter's choice.

CQB Enhancing Flat Range (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

CTS Flash-Bang Instructor (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This 8-hour Instructor course is designed for those officers with a desire to develop their operational and Instructor skills on Flash Sound Diversionary Devices (FSDD or Flash Bang). 

Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including proficiency course. The course will include but not be limited to:
• Introduction to Explosives
• Distraction Devices: Types and Nomenclature
• Reloadable and Non-Reloadable Devices
• Decibels/Candela/P.S.I.
• Overpressure: Cause and Effect
• Handling/Storage/Rendering Safe
• Tactical Deployment/Safety Considerations
• Incident Case Studies
• Criminal and Civil Liabilities
• Development of Policy and Procedures
• Gripping, Handling and Deployment Drills
• Live Firing Exercises/Operational Scenarios
• Command Initiated Technologies
• Instructor Development

 

Lead Instructor Bio:
Phil Shingleton is the Director of Training for Combined Tactical Systems (CTS) and former police and SWAT officer from Austin Texas PD.

Student Requirements:

Eye and ear protection, gloves, body armor and duty gear normally utilized when deploying Distraction Devices/NFSD/Flash Bangs.

CTS Flash-Bang Instructor (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Defense Technology Chemical Agent Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Instructor-level lecture and practical exercise including qualification courses and contamination exercises. The student will receive an Instructor certification after successful completion of the course. The course will include is but not limited to: Introduction to Chemical Munitions Types and Forms of Chemical Agents Technological Advancements in Pyrotechnics, Blast, and Aerosol Munitions Escalation of Chemical Deployment Crowd Control Principles/Outdoor Considerations Barricade Subject/Space Denial Powder OC/CN/CS Hands-on Training with Tactical Deployment with Hand-Held Grenades, and 37mm and 40mm Launchers Techniques and Tactical Considerations Decontamination/First Aid Protective Masks Criminal and Civil Liabilities Sample Policy and Procedures Instructor Development Contamination Exercises.

Student Requirements:
Eye and ear protection, gloves, body armor, functioning gas mask and duty gear normally utilized when deploying Chemical Agents. 1- Department 37mm Single (Smooth Bore) Launcher or 37 Multi Launcher, AND 1- 40mm Multi or 40 MM Single Launcher. 12 gauge Shotgun

Defense Technology Chemical Agent Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Human Terrain Mapping and Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This workshop is designed to give officers the capability to make observations in human behavior patterns to increase their survivability and effectiveness while on duty. HTMBPR is a science-based predictive analysis and proactive decision-making model. It's based upon lessons learned from the development of Human Behavior Pattern Recognition and Analysis (HBPR&A) programs for the Department of Defense. HTMBPR focuses on developing advanced critical thinking by understanding human behavior patterns. It provides a framework for Law Enforcement Officers to observe, articulate, document and defend decisions they make in the course of performing their duties by providing officers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to 1) observe a situation, orient themselves within it, and make sound practical decisions in accordance with law and agency policy and procedure, and 2) then take legal, moral and ethically appropriate action(s).

This is a tactical field decision-making model for intelligence-based policing.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Lynn Westover has 20 years of experience in Intelligence & Counterterrorism with 12 years in USMC Special Operations (Force Recon, Scout Sniper). Aside from his five combat tours (Global War on Terrorism, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom), Lynn was also a Military Formal School Instructor, Master Instructor Certified, and Curriculum Developer. He was one of the first Marines to participate in the Combat Hunter limited objective experiment and ultimately became an instructor for Combat Hunter, ASAT, SOFSAT, and IT-SAT. Lynn participates as a Team Member & Evaluator for USASOC unnamed covert surveillance & counter-surveillance asymmetric operations.

Jay Seese spent 20 years in Law Enforcement in corrections, patrol, and counter-narcotics 14 years of which were undercover/plainclothes operations. He was also a US Army veteran of 5 years as Military Police with 3 Combat Tours (Operation Just Cause Panama, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm). Jay was instrumental as one of the original SMEs recruited to develop the Combat Hunter program and an instructor for Combat Hunter, Border Hunter, ASAT, SOFSAT, MASAT, IT-SAT. Additionally, he participates as a Team Leader & Evaluator for USASOC unnamed covert surveillance & counter-surveillance asymmetric operations.

Student Requirements:
General note-taking materials (notebook computer, notepad, pens/pencils/highlighters)

Human Terrain Mapping and Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 hours) June 10, 2022

Intro to Tactical Visual Tracking (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This basic introduction to visual tracker training, the individual learns ground disturbance tracking, then incorporates team movements and strategies to tip the scales in their favor for successful woodland operations.
Our students learn to detect the physical evidence of an incident site, interpret the evidence and formulate strategies to follow the evidence. We call this evidence “sign “or “spoor”.
By constantly interpreting the evidence, or sign, the tracker learns to develop a profile of the subject which aids him in anticipating the subject’s movement and direction. This allows the team to expedite the pursuit and tactically close in to apprehend the fleeing subject.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Bill is a retired law enforcement officer with a large metro Atlanta Police Department. He has also been teaching personal defense concepts for over 40 years. He has traveled from South Africa to Nicaragua teaching and training officers defensive tactics. From a beach patrol officer to SWAT operator in the 90's, to an accident re constructionist, he has covered the entire gambit as a law enforcement officer. He discovered a passion for tactical tracking several years ago. In 2015 he formed a multi-jurisdictional woodland tracker training group that includes the National Park Service, Cobb County Police, Pickens County Sheriff, Georgia State Patrol Aviation.

Student Requirements:
Uniform/clothing camo, boots, individual rifle (empty). Seasonally appropriate hat, underwear, and outerwear. Insect repellent with Deet and wet weather gear (optional). Water/snacks

Intro to Tactical Visual Tracking (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Officer Involved Shooting Overview (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
The aftermath of any officer involved shooting is marked by a host of both physiological and psychological reactions that can unmistakably impact a law enforcement career and every aspect of a police officer's day to day functioning. Left untreated, despair and host of disquieting symptoms have the potential to overtake one's career and life. The recent Dayton mass shooting has provided a fertile training ground for law enforcement agencies throughout the nation to understand the longstanding effects of such tragic circumstances on their officers,if left untreated. All law enforcement officers deserve and should avail themselves to psychological and peer support in order to make the transition back to the job after such a life altering event.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Bob Chabali retired as the Assistant Chief of Police of the Dayton (OH) Police Department after a 36-year career. Chief Chabali served in a multitude of assignments, to include patrol, narcotics unit, internal investigations unit, property crimes and violent crimes investigations. He oversaw approximately 410 employees and all aspects of the Dayton Police Department as he promoted through the ranks. Chief Chabali also served a board member of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and served as Chairman of the Board. He served as an operator, team leader, commander and incident commander of the Dayton SWAT Team during his 24-year tenure on the team. In August 2017, Bob became the Chief of Police of the Fairfield Township Police Department in Butler County Ohio where he oversees a full-service police department. Bob has a Bachelor's Degree from The Ohio State University.

Student Requirements:
Note taking materials

Officer Involved Shooting Overview (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Patrol Performance - Carbine Workshop ( 8 hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This class is going to aspects of carbine / AR platform deployment and operation from a patrol operations standpoint.
This is a course that will improve upon current skill levels, vastly improve upon the economy of movement, deployment, and operator efficiency.

Some topics include:

  • Safety
  • Equipment selection and considerations
  • Zeroing and offset considerations
  • Reloads
  • Clearing malfunctionsTransitions
  • Multiple threats/threat selection
  • Barricades
  • Distance and accuracy

Lead Instructor Bio:

Matt is a retired Police Detective and former Marine Corps veteran. Matt spent most of his military enlistment within HMX-1, The Presidential Helicopter Squadron, and he served within the Military Police MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) and after his military service, continued in civilian Law Enforcement.

Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, Detective within the Special Problems Unit as an undercover Detective as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U. S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C.
U S Marshal’s Office. Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and later was selected and served as a Sniper team member until his retirement due to injuries sustained during a line of duty incident.
After his retirement, Matt was hired as the Senior Manager of Assault Weapons for FNH USA.
He was involved in the FN SPR Precision Rifle program; FN Belt fed Weapons section and the SOCOM SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and conducting the New Equipment Training (NET) for USSOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons. 

Matt left FNH USA and returned to training Law Enforcement as a Firearms Instructor for The US Department of State Firearms Training Unit within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Matt was tasked with firearms training of Federal Special Agents for Diplomatic Security both stateside and worldwide. The training consisted of proficiency in 18 weapons platforms and tactics to operate covertly and overtly in austere and hostile environments worldwide such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Africa. Matt was promoted to the Chief of Operations of the Firearms Training Unit in 2011. While supervising 32 Instructors, Matt continued to train the operational-tactical teams, snipers, and High Threat components of the State Department Firearms programs. 

In 2013, Matt resigned from Government service to make Victory First a full-time consulting and training company. He is a consultant for several leading companies within the Firearms Industry for product and business development and product / New Equipment training. 

With his deep and diverse Law Enforcement, Government, and firearms industry background, he is a sought-after resource for Concealment / Undercover training, Carbine and DM/DDM courses, and Close Quarters Battle (CQB) training. Matt also serves as a consultant/advisor for product development within both Law Enforcement and the firearms industry.

Matt is a contributing writer for RECOIL and CONCEALMENT magazines, and Brownells Gunnery and Breach Bang Clear publications. Matt has completed and hosted videos with
Panteao Productions, Trigger Time TV, and Brownells, and was the host of Make Ready TV.

Student Requirements:
Duty Carbine + 3 magazines
Duty Handgun + 4 magazines (6 for 1911 .45 drivers)
Rifle sling must be able to allow the rifle to hang.
HOLSTERS – Duty rig or concealment however you run at work.
Spare batteries for optics (if required)
Wrap around Eye Protection
Ear protection (electronic preferred)
Baseball style hat
Range food / WATER
Seasonal weather gear/rain gear
Ability to retain 2 pistol magazines, 1 rifle magazine on your body
400 rounds of factory rifle ammunition
100 rounds of factory pistol ammunition
Note-taking material
Cleaning kit/lubrication

 WEARING OF BODY ARMOR IS MANDATORY.

Patrol Performance - Carbine Workshop ( 8 hours) June 10, 2022

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
 Patrol Rifle Problem Solver is designed to increase the skill and proficiency of experienced individual officers working alone or in a team environment. The course focuses in increasing officer proficiency in weapon manipulation, problem solving and tactical decision making based on environmental factors.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Daniel Shaw is a retired US Marine Infantry Unit Leader with multiple combat tours and instructor titles. He has developed curricula and training standards for pre-deployment training and Marine Security Forces such as the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Teams (FAST) and the Naval Nuclear Security Program. Daniel has been a DOD/USMC firearms instructor for over 19 years. Since retirement from the Marine Corps in 2013, Daniel has traveled the U.S. teaching Armed Citizens and Law Enforcement Officers. He holds numerous instructor certifications from the US Marine Corps to include foreign weapons and master instructor of handgun, rifle/carbine, shotgun, and light, medium and heavy machine guns.

Daniel uses his life of training and combat experience to develop and present curriculum to help Law Enforcement, US Military and responsible Armed Citizens prepare for emergency situations.

Student Requirements:
Student Equipment Needs: Zeroed rifle, Handgun, Dress and wear equipment that would be common for rifle employment situations, 600-800 rounds of rifle/carbine ammunition, 200- 250 rounds of handgun ammunition, and fluids and Lunch. We will take a 30-minute lunch, so please bring yours. WEARING OF BODY ARMOR IS MANDATORY.

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Plain Clothes Survival Tactics (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This class is designed to provide officers working plainclothes assignments, undercovers (UCs), and all other interested officers with the skills to survive events where their cover may be compromised.

Class includes lessons in defeating restraints, defensive tactics in extremely confined spaces, and shooting from compromised, unorthodox positions, and with limited access to backup guns.

Class includes dynamic scenarios and evolutions.

Lead Instructor Bio:
BK served in the Israeli Defense Forces as an infantry reconnaissance team member from 1993 to 1997. He was honorably discharged upon completion of mandatory service as a sergeant first class. BK’s expertise includes firearms, tactical operations, hand-to-hand combat, amphibious assaults, operational security in hostile areas, intelligence and counter-intelligence operations. BK is often used as a consultant in designing training programs for military and law enforcement agencies. BK is a sworn officer in Alabama.
BK holds a Bachelors's degree from the University of Maryland in Counterterrorism and International Security, and a Graduate degree from American Military University in Security Management.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials. Plainclothes concealment garment (mandatory). concealed holster and firearm... backup guns recommended. 200 rounds of ammunition. Range protective gear (ear and eye protection).

Plain Clothes Survival Tactics (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Positional Shooting (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course will rely greatly on positional shooting and how to use the equipment the officer has as well as what can be found in the operational environment. It is highly recommended to bring whatever you would normally deploy with.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Master Sergeant (retired) Jim spent over 20 years in the United States Army. Gilliland is a record holding Sniper and active Long Range competitive shooter, trainer, and consultant in the firearms industry. Jim Gilliland is the Founder and President of Shadow 6 Consulting, a training and consulting business.

Student Requirements:
All standard call out equipment. Tripods, backpacks, shooting sticks, and other accessories. Anything needed for this class can also be provided by the instructor. Eye and Ear protection. Water and snacks. IN climate weather gear. 200 rounds of rifle ammunition. Range ONLY allows 5.56/.223 and .308, 7.62 ammunition

Positional Shooting (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Practical De-escalation for Road Patrol Officers (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Become aware of your ACE, and learn how to more effectively use it to de-escalate situations you may find yourself in!
A- Appearance C- Communication E- Engagement

Lead Instructor Bio:
John is an Army combat veteran, retired police officer from Grand Rapids, MI, and certified crisis intervention specialist with the National Anger Management Association.

Student Requirements:
Note Taking material

Practical De-escalation for Road Patrol Officers (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Pragmatic Pistol and Rifle for LE (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is designed to challenge the students individually, as well as with partners. The class will focus on utilizing your pistol and rifle at realistic distances with added stress factors (shot timers, competitions, random target calling, close proximity to partners, etc.). This is not a basic firearms course. Students are expected to have an understanding on both the pistol and AR-15 style rifle weapon systems in order to attend this class. Students must be in good physical shape and be prepared to run, sprint, and move from position to position throughout the duration of the course.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Matt Lasker is a lead instructor and co-owner for Noble Arms LLC. He currently serves as a Sergeant at a police department in a suburb of Cleveland and has over 13 years experience as a Law Enforcement Officer. Matt is also a member of the regional SWAT team where he is one of the lead firearms instructors for the team. Since 2012, Matt has been involved with Special Weapons and Tactics. He is an instructor for his Police Agencies Active Threat Response Training Program, Firearms Training, Firearms Requalification Program, and is a unit instructor in the Basic Police Academy.

Student Requirements:
400 rifle rounds, 300 pistol rounds, Patrol Rifle, Pistol, duty/battle belt with holster/pouches, 3 rifle magazines, 3 pistol magazines, hearing protection, eye protection, Water/snacks, in-climate weather gear. Wearing of Body Armor is Mandatory

Pragmatic Pistol and Rifle for LE (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Protective Operations Handgun (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course is meant for the protection professional and LE who carry a concealed handgun while working on protective operations details. In this course, we will go over proper clothing to maximize concealment of firearms and other protective operations tools, including medical equipment. We will analyze and discuss attacks on principals and steps to avoid conflict. We will highlight effective measures for both engaging a threat as well as using movement and cover to your advantage while maintaining security for your client/principal. Students will draw from concealment throughout the course.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Mr. Hillis brings over twenty years of teaching and operational experience to Alexander Global Strategies, Inc.
Bryan was fortunate to have a diverse law enforcement career for over fifteen years and served in a variety of positions to include, including Patrol, Criminal Investigations, SWAT Team Leader, Team Commander, overseeing and managing all department training, and ultimately the Assistant Chief in Charge of Criminal Investigations and Special Operations.

For over a decade, Bryan has planned, led, and managed protection details during high-profile events in the United States, Central, and South America. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US government officials, foreign government officials, CEOs, celebrities, and Fortune 100/500 companies, during global events.

On the training side, Bryan was selected and vetted as an instructor for the US Diplomatic Security Service/Anti-Terrorism Assistance Training Program. After being made a part of a team tasked with training foreign countries in the protection of their national leadership, Bryan deployed to the Middle East where he trained a Middle Eastern presidential protective detail in the areas of Firearms, Motorcade Operations, Defensive Tactics, and Protective Operations along with various other Anti-Terrorism topics.  

Additionally, for over fifteen years Bryan has taught and led exercises in various areas to include firearms, combative, close quarter battle, tactical mobility, and other high-risk tactics, techniques and procedures to members of the US Special Operations community, along with officers from all over the country.

Student Requirements:
Note-taking materials. IWB or OWB Holster and cover garment (IWB Holster MUST NOT collapse/pancake after drawing from concealment), handgun, and 400 rounds of ammo. NO SERPA holsters will be allowed. Eye and Ear protection. Water and snacks. Inclement weather gear.

Protective Operations Handgun (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

The Vickery Institute Pistol and Carbine Course (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:

This course was developed by the late Jack Vickery, a Firearms Instructor and Assistant Team Leader for the Cleveland FBI SWAT.

Most law enforcement officers and SWAT team members have limited time and resources to train, therefore making it more critical that this time is used to its fullest potential. The Pareto principal (a.k.a. the 80/20 rule) states that focusing the majority of your training time on 20% of the most important skills will help achieve 80% of your results. Over years of training and experience, we’ve identified what we believe to be these critical skills.

You will learn techniques that are reliable, repeatable, efficient, and consistent across all aspects of law enforcement. This course will not only teach you how to be a better gunfighter, it will provide you with a system that you can incorporate into your firearms training program.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
John Breen is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cleveland Division, and serves as an Assault Team Leader on the Cleveland FBI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.  SA Breen is also a Firearms Instructor, Tactical Instructor, Active Shooter Instructor and Defensive Tactics Instructor.  Prior to becoming an FBI Agent, SA Breen served in the United States Army from 2000-2006.

Student Requirements:

Eye protection, hearing protection, baseball hat, 250 rounds of pistol ammunition, 300 rounds of rifle ammunition, 4 pistol magazines, 4 rifle/carbine magazines, pistol, rifle/Carbine with Sling, body armor/plate carrier, pistol belt w/ holster and magazine pouches, notebook/pencil, black sharpie marker. Water and snacks. IN climate weather gear.

The Vickery Institute Pistol and Carbine Course (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Understanding Mexican Cartels (8 hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
This course will give a clear description of Narco-Politics by an award-winning Breitbart Journalist,
Roberto Mireles.  He brings 12 yrs of security operations in Mexican criminal operations experience. He will be covering Narco-Culture, Narco-Tactics, Escape tactics and criminal methodologies employed by Narco-Operatives and Sicarios.

Lead Instructor Bio:
Roberto Mireles is Director Of Operations for Seraph Protection Group.
Masters of Psychology In Terrorism
BA of Criminal Justice and Sociology
Private Security Contractor LaTAM
Team Lead Security Operations for Pinkerton.
Counter-Kidnapping Instructor

Student Requirements:
Comfortable clothes, Note Taking Material

Understanding Mexican Cartels (8 hours) June 10, 2022

Vehicle Hides in LE Sniper Operations (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Course Description:
Police snipers are increasingly required to provide observational and lethal coverage to a growing number of customers. More often than not, these requests demand the necessities of low visibility deployment, effective fields of observation and fire, and rapid response in dynamic environments. The tactical officer’s vehicle provides a sheltered platform that, when properly used, allows the sniper to hide in plain sight and gain a vantage point otherwise improbable. Coupled with the inherent mobility and relative security of a vehicle, the sniper can position themself perfectly while being able to relocate as the need arises. This course digs deeply into the realities of building a hide site within a vehicle; it’s pros and cons revealed. Building techniques and tricks, communication and coordination, vehicle selection, and integrating this capability into your team’s operations are all covered in depth.

RESTRICTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Lead Instructor Bio:
Jeff is a policeman with over 30 years on the job in Los Angeles CA, Ft Wayne IN, and his current department in Phoenix. In that time he has been a police sniper for 20, sniper team leader for 7, and co-chaired the SME committee on sniper operations for the AZ Tactical Officers Assn. He is a graduate of multiple LE sniper schools, the Marine Scout/Sniper Basic Course, and has instructed military and LE snipers around the country. Jeff has experience as a sniper overseas as well: in combat operations as the sniper platoon sergeant and as a DOS contractor, both in Iraq. He is currently a full time firearms instructor at the police academy and co-owns Standing Offhand.

 

Student Requirements:

  • Assigned duty rifle w/sling
  • ear/eye protection
  • 200 rounds duty ammunition
  • assigned vehicle (or one that can be used by the sniper)
  • all normal SNIPER deployment equipment (backpack, optics, night vision, veils, shooting bags radio, etc.)
  • tripod and shooting saddle/support
  • any urban hide site materials you already use
  • food and water, appropriate clothing
  • note taking material
  • a positive learning attitude

Vehicle Hides in LE Sniper Operations (8 Hours) June 10, 2022

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