Upcoming 2018 Conference Courses

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Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer (8 Hours) June 4, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer (8 Hours)
Class Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: 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 M16/AR15 / M4 type weapons systems made and their variants. This program follows the Manufacturer's guidelines and is taught by FBI and NRA Certified Instructors.

Student Equipment Needs: 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).

Instructor: Greg "Sully" Sullivan

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. Our Armoring Courses have been taught for over two decades all over the country.

OTOA Conference General Session & Incident Debriefings (8 Hours) June 4, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

2018 OTOA Conference General Session (8 Hours)
Class Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1700

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: The 2018 General Session kicks off the 2018 OTOA Training Conference with a day full of guest speakers and critical incident debriefings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructors include:

COMING SOON

Stress & Professional Telecommunicator/Dispatch (12 Hours) June 4 AND June 5, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Stress & Professional Telecommunicator/Dispatch (12 Hours)
Class Date: Monday, June 4 AND Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 on Monday and 0800-1200 on Tuesday

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This course will assist students in identifying the different types of stress that affect professional telecommunicators and explain the causes, signs and symptoms of these stressors. Students will differentiate between job-related and personal stress and how to recognize when someone you work with is in a "stress emergency." Students will also be armed with appropriate tools to help alleviate stress and assist law enforcement administrators with developing policies for defusing, debriefing, and follow-up care of dispatch personnel. The role of the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team will be reviewed as well as available resources to get help for yourself, a co-worker, a friend, or a family member.
Covered topics include many of the challenges new dispatchers face will be reviewed, including:
• Mass casualty incidents/natural disasters Officer-involved incidents
• Line-Of-Duty-Death / death within the department
• Incidents involving family or friends
• Injury/death of an infant or small child
• Hostage/SWAT situations
• Suicides
The physiological effects that constant stress has on the body will be reviewed as well as how to realistically and positively cope with the stress of the job, and protecting yourself from burnout. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions, share opinions, and express ideas. They will be armed with the necessary skills and abilities to return to their agencies to be effective and professional telecommunicators.
Day 2: A symposium, which will feature a select panel of emergency service dispatchers who have experienced extraordinary challenges and stressors in their communications centers. They will share their stories, their challenges, and their triumphs in an open forum which will invite students to inquire how they handled surreal career calls that no should have to endure.This open forum symposium will provide students with a unique insight into the trials and tribulations of some of the worst incidents handled by professional telecommunicators.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Nancy Jewitt - LEOTTA

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours) June 4 AND June 5, 2018

Start time:11:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours)
Class Date: Monday June 4 AND Tuesday June 5, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Sandusky Police Range

Class Description: Vehicle CQB is an accelerated shooting class focused on positional shooting and a critical look at how we have historically fought in and around vehicles. Students will push the boundaries of "traditional" cover and concealment utilizing various cars and trucks in a true 3D environment. Drills will incorporate critical weapon employment while engaging threats in, around, from, over and under vehicles with a heavy emphasis on problem solving. Live ballistic demos with a variety of ammunition will be conducted as the class explores ballistic deflection, deformation, penetration, and terminal effect in direct correlation to various vehicle mediums. Both days of this course will be long days, so come prepared.

Student Equipment Needs:
• Handgun with at least 3 magazines (5 if single stack) and magazine pouch. 
• Holster must attach via the belt (paddle holsters are not allowed). Holsters must provide an active or passive retention on device and be able to keep the holster in place while running or moving in and out of awkward positions. No SERPA or Vanguard type holsters. 
• 800 rounds handgun ammunition.
• CAT or SOF T TQ on your person is mandatory an IFAK is recommended. 
• Cleaning kit and gun lube. 
• Eye protection on and electronic ear protection on. 
• Long sleeve shirt, gloves, kneepads are mandatory. Elbow pads and shemagh (face wrap) are optional. 
• Normal CCW or Full duty belt / tactical loadout (your normal work or EDC setup). 
• Notepad, pen and permanent marker. 
• Water and snacks.

Instructor: Will Petty

Petty SmallWilliam Petty began his Law Enforcement career in 2003 in Albuquerque, NM. While there he served as a Firearms Instructor, an Emergency Response Team member and was also a member of the department's shooting team. In 2011, Petty relocated to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates where he worked as a Counter Terrorism Instructor with the Critical National Infrastructure Authority. In 2013 (to present) he returned to the U.S. and resumed law enforcement with his department in Texas. While there he worked patrol and ran the firearms programs for several large regional Police academies. It is rumored that he has many leather?bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany. (This of course is not true as he has a kindle). He did however once make Mac and Cheese without the Mac. He has and continues to run contract courses establishing various programs and in? service material for major local, state and federal departments in the US and Canada.

OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Track (24 Hours) June 4, June 5 AND June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Track (24 Hours)
Class Date: Monday June 4, AND Tuesday June 5, AND Wednesday June 6,2018
Class Time: Monday 0800-1600, Tuesday 0800-1200, and Wednesday 0800-1600

Class Location: 
Day 1 – Kalahari for the General Session
Day 2 – Kalahari – Indigo Bay
Day 3 – Woodlands School

Class Description: The OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) track is a 3-day seminar for tactical medical providers 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 assessment, hemorrhage control, and airway management and manage simulated casualties in "bad places" while receiving real-time instruction and feedback. Day 1: attend General Sessions at Kalahari (8 hrs); Day 2: morning hands-on review at Kalahari (4 hrs); Day 3: scenario training at off-campus site TBD (8 hrs).

Student Equipment Needs: Students should be EM-R, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN, PA, DO, or MD. Equipment list: BDUs, boots, vest, helmet, eye protection, Chemical protection mask with carrier. No weapons of any kind (to include firearms, knives, chemical agent sprays, noise/flash diversion devices, etc.)

Instructor: Dr. Brian L. Springer

Principles of Hostage Rescue Operations (8 Hours) June 5, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Principles of Hostage Rescue Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend School

Class Description: In this course we will discuss tactics for resolving hostage situations, the emergency and deliberate assault team, dynamic entry and room clearing techniques, hostage and suspect handling, discussion on night operations, multi-team and multi-entry points and planning considerations, and the use of the ballistic shield(s) during hostage rescue operations.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, Training weapon (or safe weapon) for dry fire training.

Instructor: Robert A. Trivino

Rob Trivino is retired from a long career in the United States Army. He spent the majority of his time assigned as an operational member of a US Army Special Missions Unit. Rob has extensive wartime leadership and tactical experience, leading small teams and larger maneuver elements in combat. He has deployed on multiple combat missions to the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq and has served as a Sniper Team Leader, and both Assault and Sniper Element Sergeants Major. Rob's awards include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, and 5 Bronze Stars (2 for Valor). He recently wrote, A Warrior's Path, Lessons In Leadership, a book about his leadership lessons learned.

Vendor Exhibition with over 20 Break - Out Training Courses (8 Hours) June 5, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Vendor Exhibition with over 20 Break - Out Training Courses
Class Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Class Time: 0900-1700

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: An event you won't want to miss. With 150+ different vendor companies, hundreds of door prizes and over 20 Break-Out training classes, the 2017 OTOA Vendor Exhibition has grown to be one of the largest state tactical training conference vendor shows in the country.

Vendor Exhibition starts at 0900 and runs until 1700

The Break Out Training Courses will start at 0900 and end at 1600. The Break Out Training Courses are the perfect opportunity to gain additional life-saving training and take that needed break from the vendor show.

Break Out Training Courses will be posted on day one of the 2018 OTOA Training Conference and admission to each of the training sessions are limited to 40 students per session. Each training session is a maximum 45 minutes, and run several times during the day.

No reservation needed - First Come - First Served

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range

Class Description: Techniques, tips, and training to improve speed and accuracy of the service handgun in emergency scenarios. Students will emphasize application in 'fighting' timeframes and distances; compressed time and predominantly 10 yards and in. An intermediate level session, students will shoot diagnostic and demanding skill drills to better control the service pistol and boost their abilities to hit on demand. Shooters will work primarily at speed and will work up to integrating multiple shots, multiple targets, and short movement. The class will touch on back-up gun employment and single handed shooting.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye/ear pro, Inclement Weather gear, Pen/Notebook, Service Pistol/holster, Minimum 3 magazines, 350 rounds, and Optional (in addition to above): if you carry a back-up Gun/Holster/50 rounds.

Instructor: Justin Dyal 

Dyal headshot OTOAA noted shooter, trainer, and author, Justin Dyal is a retired Marine Raider who left the Marine Corps as a Lt Colonel with extensive experience in anti-terrorism and special operations units. Justin designed training and courses for numerous units and led several of the specialized Marine schools that teach advanced weapons skills. Since the Corps he has consulted with companies in the tactical industry, written for numerous gun magazines, and continued teaching good guys in the military, law enforcement, and civilian sectors. An avid shooter, Justin has competed at the regional and national level in a variety of pistol and rifle disciplines.

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE Building 600

Class Description: This High Threat Close Quarter Battle Active Killer Interdiction Course will better prepare officers to respond and prevail in dynamic active threat incidents before, during, and after they occur. The course provides a short lecture on Active Killer Interdiction and how it differs from traditional active killer response, and then will train officers to rapidly deal with active threats in crowded, open air, vehicle, and interior environments. Officers will practice individual weapons flow skills, rapid movement around innocents and fellow officer, avoiding friendly fire, and working as a team providing security, maneuver, and focused threat engagement in a variety of environment using similar principle based techniques, tactics and procedures in each environment. The course ends with a multiple contact drill. The course utilizes dry practice and force on force marking cartridges to maximize realism. There is no live fire.

Student Equipment Needs: Personal protective gear for force on force marking cartridge training, Duty gear, Duty weapon with safety device for dry practice, Marking cartridge pistol and/or rifle, and 100 rounds of marking cartridge ammunition.

Instructor: Trevor Thrasher

Trevor Thrasher was born into a military family in 1968. His father, a Vietnam fighter pilot, was temporarily stationed in Bitburg, Germany at the time Trevor was born. The family soon returned to Bellevue, Nebraska where Trevor was raised and attended high school and college before entering into an extensive career in Law Enforcement and Military employment.
A combat veteran U.S. Army Green Beret, 88 Tactical COO Trevor Thrasher has unique and wide-ranging special operations experience. His credentials include law enforcement SWAT, high risk protective work in non-permissive environments, and counter terrorism direct action missions-done both unilaterally and with foreign special forces. Thrasher possesses numerous instructor level certifications in firearms, hand to hand combat and special tactics, and has developed proprietary tactical curriculum for numerous units and agencies. Among his many certifications are Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Israeli Tactical Shooting Instructor, Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor, SPEAR Instructor, Krav Maga Instructor, Special Forces Hand to Hand Combat Instructor, Take Down and Ground Control Instructor, FAST Defense, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Low Light and Special Team Tactics, Conventional and Explosive Breaching, Israeli Counter-Terrorism Tactical Instructor and many other certifications in the related fields of firearms, combatives and tactics.
Trevor served as primary defensive tactics instructor for the Omaha Police Department, primary tactical instructor/advisor to a foreign commando counter-terror unit, and is responsible for the ground breaking curriculum known as High Threat Systems, and Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning©.
Thrasher maintains his operational experience as a part-time police officer, Operations Sergeant with the 19th Special Forces Group in the Colorado National Guard, and as a contract security specialist for various organizations locally and overseas. Trevor is a devoted advocate of fitness and nutrition, and when he is not working or training, he spends time with the close knit Thrasher family.

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA

Class Description: This course is designed to enhance the officer's ability to maintain control of their patrol vehicle under stressful conditions. We will discuss at length vehicle dynamics as it relates to both high speed driving and operating your vehicle on day to day patrol. This introduction to our 2-day program will address rear wheel drive, front wheel drive and high center of gravity vehicles. Officers will operate their issued patrol vehicles during drills and skills evaluations.

Student Equipment Needs: Students need to provide their own vehicle (full of fuel), notebook/pen.

Instructor: Mike Evock

Chief Warrant Officer Mike Evock is a combat veteran who has been involved with the Special Forces community for over sixteen years. His career in the military began in 1988 when he enlisted into the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army. It would be only four short years after joining the Army and having experienced combat situations that Mike shifted to the Special Forces as an 18B Weapons Sergeant. His exceptional skills were essential to the success of the division during training and combat missions. From 1994-2009, Mike Evock trained, instructed, commanded and executed various missions as a Green Beret both in the United States and abroad. During this time, Mike achieved his Warrant Officer ranking which put him in command of several small and large unit operations. He has been intimately involved with sensitive combat missions, crisis response teams, counter terrorism missions and more, and continues to instruct and perform important missions in the civilian world today.
Mike Evock began Racing For Heroes in 2009 as a way to give back and support his fellow Special Forces Veterans. Between 2013 and 2015, he made the decision to transform his racing efforts into a charitable organization. That is when he was able to receive 501c3 exemption letter for the operation of the Racing For Heroes Raceway in Mill Hall, PA. He used this venture as a way to uplift and recognize Veterans in many ways. Uniquely, the entire staff at the track were Veterans who volunteered their time to the cause and to the sport. Mike not only ran and promoted the track, but he was also a participant running the #773 Dirt Late Model as a tribute to all of his fallen Special Forces brothers.
Although Racing For Heroes is no longer running this racetrack, Mike has decided to reinvent the cause through another form of racing. His passion for competitive racing continues to inspire him by using the Racing For Heroes organization to support his fellow Veterans. By doing so, it has given these Veterans a place to call home once again. Through motorsports, Mike Evock has found a strength and resilience that he brings to each new day of his life as a survivor and as a true American Hero.

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: Tactical application of the M4 carbine involving strong and support side shooting. The tactical application of cover. Kit setup to support ambidextrous shooting, support side fundamentals, ballistics for carbine when canted 90 degrees, reloads strong and support side, contingencies of one arm or one hand shooting, ambidextrous shooting in and around vehicles.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle, 4 mags, battle belt, chest rig or plate carrier, kneepads, gloves, eye pro, ear pro, inclement weather gear.

Instructor: Dan Brokos

BrokosDan Brokos is a retired SGM who spent 26 years in the Army, 22 of those in the SF community. He has done numerous deployments to the Balkans, Aftica, Iraq and Afghanasan. Dan operational experience inclued Assault team leader, troop assault SGM and company assault company SGM. Dan was the master trainer for Specail Forces Shooting, Breaching and CQB school. Dan was also, the company SMG/Master trainer for the SF sniper course and and the advanced shooting, breaching and CQB course.
Dan Brokos is now the CEO and primary trainer of Lead Faucet tactical. Even though he has recently retired, he has been training outside of the military since 2008. He has trained numerous LE, Federal, Government and SOF military units.

AMTEC (ALS) Specialty Impact Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

AMTEC (ALS) Specialty Impact Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 708

Class Description: AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems is a full service provider of less lethal products to Law Enforcement and Correction agencies. Students attending this class will receive an instructor certification, not an end user certificate. We have some exciting new products we want operators to learn about to see if they fit into their less lethal arsenal. Our cadre of instructors has many years of on the job experience using less lethal products and look forward to sharing these experiences with you.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen and notebook, Nomex or Kevlar full finger gloves, gas mask with CS filter, contact lens case, hydration source, 12ga shotgun and 37/40mm launcher if available and body armor (optional).

Instructor: Clay Anderson - AMTEC

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE 504b

Class Description: This is a one (1) day Instructor Level Certification course for tactical use of the ASP flashlight and Tactical Light case. ASP has extracted the flashlight portion of the 3-day Integrated Training Course to provide tactics using the flashlight to distract, disorient, and disable subjects on the street while enhancing officer skillset. The ASP trainer will review baton strikes and cuffing procedures and teach how the ASP flashlight and Tactical Light Case combo can integrate with these tools and become a valuable asset on your belt. The course is designed to equip instructors to teach practical field usages and includes multi-use drills, general tactics, and expert support in case of litigation arising out of training. ASP will provide a free flashlight training kit to each participant as well as additional products for training and purchase.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials. ASP products will be available for attendees to use during the course.

Instructor: Jared Williams - ASP Instructor Cadre

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class will take an in-depth look at barricaded suspects, legal considerations, tools/gear available to assist with this issue, and tactics in resolving the situation in a safe and tactical manner.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Mangin

Mangin Bryan K. 2013 08 07I have been a state trooper for approximately 13 years and have served on our Special Response Team for approximately 10 years.
I am currently a team leader on SRT, one of our scout/observers, and am the current team leader of our Scout/Sniper team.

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Over the past 70 years, line-of-duty deaths attributable to accidents, preventable events or complacency has remained unacceptably high. A review of data indicates that many deaths are due to officer negligence or carelessness...and could have been avoided. We must consider the fact that a great majority of the deaths are interrelated. Since most Patrol Officers are also tactical team members; it is fairly simple to see the correlation. These deaths also occur in tactical operations, or worst yet, while responding to tactical situations. We will discuss several reasons for these deaths and the tactics we can use to keep ourselves safe and those we work with. We will discuss a powerful, lifesaving program that you can initiate in your own agency that will help drive down line of duty injuries and death. All attendees to this course will receive instructor materials that will help you build a Below 100 program in your agency.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Jonathan Davis – OSP SRT

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Sagewood

Class Description:This is a one-day, 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, and vehicles. 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 Life 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"Student Equipment Needs: Pen/Notebook.

Instructor: Pat Cantlin & Cyril Cheng

Cantlin ProfilePat is a 14 year veteran of the Lakewood Police Department, currently assigned to Special Operations. Joined WEB SWAT in January of 2009. Assigned full time to the Cleveland Division of the United States Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force since April of 2012.

CTS Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

CTS Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 706

Class 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

Student Equipment Needs: 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.

Instructor: Phil Shingleton – CTS

Defense Technology Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Defense Technology Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 707

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

Student Equipment Needs: 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.

Instructor: Kevin Boucher – Safariland

Essentials In Correctional Excellence (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Essentials In Correctional Excellence (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 709

Class Description: Corrections Officers today work in one of the most physically and mentally challenging areas within law enforcement. Traditionally, the primary training focus has revolved around hard skills such as firearms, baton, and self-defense. While vital to officer survival, focusing on "hard skills" alone is incomplete and can result in officer injuries and liability for agencies. That's why Essentials in Correctional Excellence was created. This course provides front-line officers and supervisors with the communication, threat assessment, and elicitation skills necessary to protect themselves, while simultaneously improving the quality of contacts with inmates under their supervision.

Student Equipment Needs: All student materials provided by Command Presence.

Instructor: Richard T. Judy

Richard Judy is the Vice President of Command Presence LLC, a law enforcement training company located in Brunswick Georgia. He is the course developer and lead instructor of the "Essentials In Correctional Excellence" program. Richard's accomplished law enforcement career spans thirty-five years as a law enforcement officer and law enforcement trainer, working at the federal, state and private levels. Richard's operational experience working as a Corrections Officer at minimum, medium and maximum security facilities ranging from community custody to Federal Special Confinement Unit (Death Row). Richard's vast experience in law enforcement and corrections continued as an academy instructor.

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain

Class Description: This block of instruction is designed for Law Enforcement personnel who work or execute special operations in a close quarter urban environment. Force on Force Advanced Tactics focuses heavily on force on force scenarios where students must employ and adapt their training to survive the scenario against well –armed and determined suspect(s). Scenarios will consist of, but not limited to: building/house clearing, hostage situation, active shooter, and approach on target. By the end of the day, officers will have refined or changed their current tactics to better achieve their mission.

Student Equipment Needs: Call out gear (NO impact weapons, NO chemical irritants, empty mag pouches, no knives.)

Instructor: Eric McBride

Sergeant, SWAT, Instructor, and Range Safety Officer

Glock Armorer (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Glock Armorer (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1700

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Areas of focus include: Safety Rules, Safe Action System Design, Function of Safeties, Unloading & Clearing, Field Stripping & Reassembly, Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Slide, Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Receiver, Fire Control Component Configurations / Engagement, Multiple Practice Disassembly & Reassembly of Entire Pistol, Options / Alternate Parts Offered, Sights / Tools, Diagnostics / Trouble Shooting Guides, Review, and Written Examination (Minimum Required Score 80%).

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials and safety materials – No Firearms permitted in class.

Instructor: Lynn Freshly

FreshlyLynn has been a Firearms Instructor for Glock Professional, Inc for over six years. He is one of the primary shooting instructors for Glock. He has taught classes all over the United States and Canada. He teaches approximately 60 Armorer Classes and 10 Instructor Workshops per year. He has also taught classes for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association, National Rifle association and the Ohio Tactical Officers Association.

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 2

Class Description: This class is going to cover the dynamic aspects of carrying and deploying a concealed handgun as a DAILY responsibility, while working plain clothes, UC or off duty. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster, (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt,) and all will be addressed. We will discuss gear selection, advantages and disadvantages of positions of carry and methods and considerations.

Student Equipment Needs: Required Kit items include:
• 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 rounds capacity or higher
• Single stack .45's are fine, just need to increase magazine count to 8 minimum
• Concealment Holster - **SEE NOTES AT BOTTOM**
• Double magazine carrier
• 4 high capacity magazines MINIMUM (8 for 1911 guys)
• A cover garment- Button down shirt, sweatshirt, jacket. How do you carry concealed?
• 600 rounds of factory ammunition
• Cleaning kit / lubrication

Instructor: Matt Jacques

Matt is a former Marine and retired SWAT Officer. He served as an undercover Detective within the Special Problems Unit and Street Crimes 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 as a Sniper team member until his retirement due to injuries sustained during a line of duty incident.
Matt was the Chief of Operations for the Firearms Training Unit for a Federal Agency for nearly a decade before taking his company, Victory First full time.

High Risk Room Entry (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

High Risk Room Entry (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Center

Class Description: Franklin County SWAT will be introducing room clearance techniques used in high stress/ high-risk situations. The team will cover basic two to four man room entries, multiple rooms, hallway movements, cover, threshold assessments, angles, non-verbal communication and de-confliction. This is a fast paced class that will challenge students to think on their feet. The class will conclude with scenario-based training based on real world experiences.

Student Equipment Needs: BDU's, paint ball mask and gloves if you have (we will provide if you don't), Students will be exposed to Simunitions (bring padded clothing…ie sweatshirt, coveralls are recommended). Students are encouraged to bring lunch. We are trying to cover a lot of topics in a short period of time.

Instructor: Ray Debolt

I am Ray DeBolt with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office SWAT team. I started out on the team as a Deputy and moved through the ranks. I am currently the Sgt. in charge of SWAT training. The team went full time in 2014 and we are fortunate that we get to practice and perfect our craft every day. We are a very busy SWAT team and have worked with several different agencies in and out of Ohio. I get to work with the best SWAT operators in the country and we are constantly learning. Our team looks forward to working with you.

How Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones Can Assist S.W.A.T. Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

How Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones Can Assist S.W.A.T. Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 110

Class Description: The workshop will cover, discuss, and show examples of how an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)/Drone can assist in S.W.A.T. Operations. Examples will be shown through PowerPoint, photos and videos of how the UAS's/Drones are used. Some UAS's/Drones that can be used will be displayed for viewing and discussion as well as different camera systems and sensors will be displayed. Also problems that may arise during S.W.A.T./UAS-Drone Operations will be discussed. With permission from the facility, time and airspace issues addressed, live demonstrations with various Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)/Drones and equipment to give the attendees a better understanding of how the equipment can be used. Demonstrations will be outside and inside a structure. Class is an open forum course and questions are encouraged.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen, paper and open mind. Attendees may take photographs of the UAS's/Drones, equipment and the demonstrations.

Instructor: James Doug Daniels

Daniels Shot 1Doug joined the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) staff in 2000 as a full time instructor. Prior to joining the OPOTA staff, Doug served 23 years with the Greenfield Police Department where he attained the rank of sergeant. His duties included patrol, investigations, juvenile and school truancy, shift supervisor, bike patrol supervisor/officer and in-service instructor. His teaching responsibilities at OPOTA include firearms, officer survival, patrol tactics, and soon Unmanned Aircraft System courses. Doug is a member in good standing with the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), and the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (NLEFIA). He has taught at four IALEFI Annual Training Conferences and one IALEFI Regional Conference. Doug has taught at the 2017 Ohio Tactical Officers Annual Training Conference. Doug is also a member of Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA), Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), AUVSI Wright-Kettering Chapter, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association (UAVSA) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Doug received his Remote Pilot Certificate on August 31 2016 and is the first Remote Pilot for the Ohio Attorney General Office and OPOTA. Doug is presently conducting research for Law Enforcement in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS's)/Drones. Doug serves as a Special Deputy with the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: HTMBPR is designed for the 21st Century Law Enforcement Professional. It focuses on advanced critical thinking using an understanding in human behavior patterns to articulate and defend decisions made by the officer in the course of their duties. It is designed to empower the law enforcement officer and limit department/organization liability while simultaneously building community rapport and engagement.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen/Pencil/Highlighter, Notebook, Tablet/Laptop Computer, Students can wear their duty uniform or casual attire as per their Unit/Dept/Org SOPs or guidance.

Instructor: Jay Seese and Lynn Westover

Jay SeeseJay has worked extensively within Combat Profiling and the Combat Profiling Program of Instruction (POI) and the USJFCOM's Border Hunter Program of Instruction (POI). Jay worked with the US Marine Corp's highly successful Combat Hunter program, which had a dramatic impact on the success rate of missions during a very tenuous timeframe in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Jay has trained Rangers and Anti-Poaching units within South Africa and completed courses of instruction at the South African Wildlife College. Jay has completed multiple iterations in training (Marines/Army) and Drug Task force teams within Columbia as well as Saudi Arabia.
As a recognized subject matter expert, Jay has worked with numerous programs to include; Combat Profiling, Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis (HBPR&A) Irregular Warfare, Advanced Situational Awareness Training (ASAT), Special Operational Forces Advanced Situational Awareness Training (SOFSAT), Maritime Situational Awareness Training (MASAT) and Insider-Threat Situational Awareness Training (IT-SAT). Jay was a Senior-Team Lead Instructor for the 5-day and 10-Day user and operator's courses and the 22-day T3 (Train the Trainer) Course with duties that included scenario development, range application, rural and urban integration, advanced tactical operations, and advanced optics integration. Jay has taught Special Operation Forces Situational Awareness (SOFSAT) to Naval Special Warfare (NSW), US Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). In 2012 and 2013 Jay served as a Team Leader in Afghanistan for multiple deployments, traveling and conducting training for U.S. and coalition forces, theater wide.
Jay has worked 18 years within the law enforcement community with 14 years of undercover/plainclothes operations and investigations. Jay worked City/State/Federal task force groups in an undercover capacity that included operations within DEA/ATF and multiple DOJ agencies. Jay has been a Senior Instructor for 8 years with an "unnamed" program to instruct and conduct covert-urban operations, surveillance and counter surveillance techniques. Jay is a 5 Year US Army veteran serving with the Military Police Quick Reaction Force (QRF), with multiple combat deployments. Jay Seese is a Partner/Co-founder of Six Layer Concepts & Consulting LLC. Jay holds an Active Secret Security Clearance.Lynn "Sherpa" Westover served 12 years as an Infantryman, Force Reconnaissance Team Leader and Scout Sniper in the Marine Corps. After his tour at Fox Co. BLT 2/8, Lynn became a Reconnaissance Marine completing 4 combat tours, 2 in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan, from 2002 to 2007 at 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. He then earned his Master Instructor Certification at the Reconnaissance Center of Excellence as a Basic Reconnaissance Instructor where he was instrumental in developing the Reconnaissance Team Leaders Course. Lynn was also responsible for implementing the Combat Hunter program into the curriculum of BRC.
Lynn Westover JrIn 2010 and 2012 Lynn was stationed at Force Company II MEF,  Okinawa Japan. He then deployed with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion as a Force Recon Team Leader in Upper Sangin Valley, Helmand Province of Afghanistan. After leaving the Marine Corps in 2012, Lynn became an Advanced Situational Awareness Instructor teaching ASAT, IT-SAT, and SOFSAT to Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen as well as British, Italian, Polish, and Spanish Forces. Lynn spent three months in Afghanistan teaching Insider Threat Situational Awareness. He was responsible for teaching human behavior pattern recognition to members of the Special Operations Community such as NSW, Navy SEAL teams 2, 4, 8, and 10; 7th Special Forces Group; 3rd Special Forces Group; and 19th Special Forces Group.
As a recognized subject matter expert, Lynn was the lead consultant for behavior profiling and hostile threat mitigation for Guidry Group LLC. He was also the Lead Security Applications Developer for UAS fixed wing early detection and response for high-risk oil assets, tactics techniques and procedures land and maritime. Lynn generated training standards and performance requirements for West Africa Oil Security Project Development, Elkins Marine Training International and Oceans Explorers Nigeria LTD. He has provided the first of a new line of training courses to be launched in Nigeria. He has served as a Team Leader for personal security detachments, executive protection, private investigation, reconnaissance and surveillance, and site security consulting. Lynn advises African Rangers in South Africa as the Human Terrain Director for VETPAW (Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife) Lynn works as an instructor with an "unnamed" program to instruct and conduct covert- urban operations, surveillance and counter surveillance techniques. Lynn currently holds an Active Secret Security clearance and is a Partner/Co-founder of Six Layer Concepts & Consulting LLC.

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club

Class Description: This course is a designed to give the shooter the proper shooting fundamentals and mindset needed in a life-or-death scenario from 50-300 yards. We have carbines because they are more powerful than pistols and capable of precision at distance. This course is designed to teach you how to operate your carbine effectively in such scenarios. Learn what you and your weapon are capable of. This is a great class for anyone that is apprehensive, or novice shooting at these ranges; reality is your ONLY shot may be at distance. Come and learn what works, what doesn't work, and why. Learn what the bullet does once it hits a medium (window, wall, clothing, etc.) and what it does against soft tissue; learn what it does at distance- forget what Hollywood has taught you. This course is designed to educate you the shooter on what to expect from your body, your mind, and equipment in a life-or-death scenario. We do not rise to the occasion, but fall to the level of our training — don't fall short when it counts. This is a low-round-count class — distance calls for quality not quantity. FYI — we will shoot a lot of steel! Course includes: Fundamentals needed for accuracy (personal and equipment), Target engagement from 50-300 yards, In-depth discussion on incapacitation zones, Ballistic lecture of common carbine calibers in mediums and soft tissue, Scenario training, Specific incapacitation drills, Situation specific shooting positions, Psychology of the gunfight, and Speed and accuracy drills.

Student Equipment Needs: Carbine of choice with quality optic or sights
3 or more magazines
200 rounds of rifle ammo
Ear protection (electronic preferred) / Eye protection
Sling and magazine pouches
Water hydrating device
Weapon lube and maintenance tools
Bagged lunch or snacks
Positive attitude and open mind

Instructor: Doc Spears

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: ARES

Class Description: This 8 hour class will introduce the officer to the theory and practical application of explosive breaching as it pertains to LE Special Operation Teams. After an initial overview in the classroom that will cover history, liability and collateral issues, safety and current changes, the students will move to the range where they will construct, place and fire a variety of charges used to defeat solid wood and metal doors. At the completion of this class, the students will have a clear understanding of why this vital skill set is so critical to combat the current criminal and terrorist threats the LE community id facing. This course is strongly recommended for supervisors and decision makers.

Student Equipment Needs: Body Armor, eye and ear protection, knife, and note taking materials.

Instructor: Alan Brosnan

BrosnanAlan's introduction to counter terrorist and breaching operations came during his service with the New Zealand Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. He moved to the United States in 1989 and has been active in law enforcement and military training ever since. From 1992-2015, Alan was a Reserve Deputy with the Desoto County (Mississippi) Sheriff's Department where his job descriptions included SWAT entry man, breacher and instructor. Since 1993, Alan has worked as a contract instructor for the U.S. Department of State's Anti-terrorism Assistance Program that trains foreign law enforcement officers in skills associated with counter terrorism. He has designed and implemented several courses pertaining to breaching and tactics to dozens of foreign countries. Alan has been conducting and participating in explosive breaching training and tactical operations consistently for the last 37 years.

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA/Kalahari

Class Description: Students will be introduced to visual tracking skills with an emphasis on proper focus in the critical first minutes of an unfolding incident. The class will center around finding and interpreting tracks and supporting details. Additionally, the course will focus on the small team tactics vital during the initial phase of the operation. This curriculum is based on a "come as you are" approach. The skill sets stressed are designed to make you better with what you have and emphasizes seizing opportunities, leveraging primitive and advanced technology, and piecing together information in order to determine the best tactics to effect an arrest.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, appropriate BDU clothing, plate carriers, long guns, small binoculars (optional).

Instructor: Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar is a 19 year law enforcement officer/supervisor with the National Park Service near Atlanta, Ga. Anthony began his study of tracking and rural tactical operations in 2001 after several work related incidents exposed a unique need for the skill set. Since that time, Anthony has 100's of hours of training and operational experience involving tracking, rural tactics, and the use of footprint evidence to resolve critical incidents. Anthony currently exclusively trains law enforcement departments and officers who are looking for the unique skills. Anthony is also a Firearms Instructor and use of Force Instructor for his agency.

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 722

Class Description: AGS will be conducting a one (1) day excerpt from our Law Enforcement Protective Operations (LEPO) course. This course will be repeated on 3 separate days during the conference. Students will learn protective operation walking formations and discuss each of the member's responsibilities. Along with formations, we will discuss arrivals and departures with members of the formation and a principal. First half of the day will be inside of the classroom, while second half will be outside applying the walking formations and arrivals and departures.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Hillis

Bryan KTOA RangeMr. Hillis currently serves as the President and Principal Consultant for Alexander Global Strategies, Inc., a Security, Risk Management and Training firm. Bryan was fortunate to have a diverse Law Enforcement career for over 15 years and served in a variety of positions to include, 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, lead and managed protection details during high profile events in the United States and in Central and South America, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US Government officials, foreign government officials, CEO's, celebrities, professional athletes and Fortune 100/500 companies.
On the training side, Bryan was selected and vetted as an instructor for the US Diplomatic Security Service/Anti-Terrorism Assistance Training Program. Bryan deployed to the Middle East where he trained Middle Eastern Presidential Protective Details in the areas of Firearms, Motorcade Operations, Defensive Tactics, and Protective Operations along with various other Anti-Terrorism topics. In addition to his Middle East deployment, Bryan has trained countless individuals who deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel to conduct protection details for government officials on the World Wide Protective Services project for the US Department of State.
Additionally, for over 15 years Bryan has taught and led exercises in variety of areas to include firearms, combatives, close quarter battle, tactical mobility, and various breaching methods along with other high risk tactics. Bryan has been tasked as the lead instructor during DOD and DOJ contract courses for Naval Special Warfare (SEAL's), FBI Hostage Rescue Teams, US Special Forces along with Eastern European Special Forces. Bryan routinely works with State and Local Law Enforcement officers from all over the country.

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club – 100-Meter Range

Class 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. This is a fast-paced course with intermittent stress and little downtime.
Topics Include:
• Safety as it relates to carbine employment
• Ready positions and presentation
• Post engagement considerations
• Speed/emergency reload
• Critical communication
• Manipulation and stoppage problem solving
• Handgun, speed and precision
• Handgun manipulation
• Deploying the secondary weapon
• Transitioning from secondary to primary
• Full and half support side engagement
• Changing levels
• Positional problem solving
• Working through problems as a team

Student Equipment Needs: Zeroed rifle, Handgun, Dress and wear equipment that would be common for rifle employment situations, 350-450 rounds of rifle/carbine ammunition, 100- 200 rounds of handgun ammunition, and fluids and Lunch. We will take a 30-minute lunch, so please bring yours.

Instructor: Daniel Shaw

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. His direct action experience includes Level IV VBSS and In Extremis Hostage Rescue. Daniel has been a DOD/USMC firearms instructor for over 16 years. Since retirement from the Marine Corps, Daniel has gained over 5 years of experience teaching Armed Citizens, Law Enforcement Officers, and Active Duty Military. He holds numerous instructor certifications from the US Marine Corps to include foreign weapons and master instructor of handgun, rifle/carbine, shotgun, and medium to heavy machine guns. Daniel takes his life of training and combat experience and develops and presents curriculum and creates digital media content to help Law Enforcement, US Military and responsible Armed Citizens prepare for a deadly force encounter.

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range

Class Description: Participants in this course should have a core understanding of marksmanship fundamentals and strong weapons handling skills. Building on these fundamentals, participants will be instructed in high performance skills and will practice techniques to enable them to successfully perform in firearm engagements. Topics covered will include: Weapon Zeros, Safety, Grip, Stance, Accuracy, Speed, Positions, Multiple Threats, Reloads, Malfunctions, Shooting on the Move, and Open Mindset.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle, Serviceable Pistol, 3 Rifle Magazines, Pouches for Rifle Magazines, 3 Pistol Magazines, Pouches for Pistol Magazines, 300 Rifle Rounds / 250 Pistol Rounds, Rifle Sling, Eye and Ear Protections, and Serviceable Holster

Instructor: Jared Reston

restonbioJared has been a law enforcement officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office since 2001 and has been an active member of S.W.A.T. since 2004. Jared is currently assigned as a Detective in the Department of Homeland Security/Gang Investigations Unit, and he is the assistant team leader and lead firearms instructor for the SWAT team. Jared has been involved in the successful resolution of over one thousand S.W.A.T. missions, including several lethal force incidents. For his actions in a January 2008 shooting, he was awarded The President of the United States "Medal of Valor", American Police and Hall of Fame's "National Police Officer of the Year", Fraternal Order of Police's "Florida Police Officer of the Year", and the State of Florida's "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year." Jared has had the opportunity to train with, and be trained by, some of the finest firearms and tactics instructors in the country. His goal is to use his training and experience to give Armed Professionals the tools to successfully resolve their own critical incidents.

Performance Pistol (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Performance Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: The purpose of this POI is to strengthen the effectiveness of officers through maximizing shooting performance. For most law enforcement, the handgun serves as THE primary weapon system/life-line. With this in mind, it's important to train to a high standard with that weapon. Example topics covered:
- Sighting methods and considerations
- Proper trigger reset and cadence control
- Subconscious throttle control
- Target transitioning
- Shooting on the move
- Self-training considerations

Student Equipment Needs: 800 rounds, Holster/Duty belt, ability to carry 1-3 extra mags, and an open mind.

Instructor: Lucas A Botkin

LucasBotkinLucas Botkin is the founder and CEO of T.REX ARMS, a company specializing in tactical equipment, solutions, and education. Lucas is an avid shooter and spends 12-16 hours a week on the range. Firing in excess of 2000 rounds a week. Lucas currently consults various law enforcement agencies and military units in ways to improve standards and build firearm proficiency through progressive shooting performance. He also runs a LE/MIL training facility outside of Nashville.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: To Be Determined

Class Description: Pistol Diagnostics will give the student the ability and knowledge necessary to recognize and self diagnose issues he or she may be having and to fix those issues through a better understanding of the fundamentals of marksmanship as they relate to the pistol. We will break down the fundamentals in terms that make sense to you, that you'll be able to take back with you to increase your confidence and competence with your pistol. If you've been frustrated with your pistol marksmanship or would simply like to tune things up, this is the class for you. You will not be left behind in this class, we will fix you!

Student Equipment Needs: 300 rounds, Holster/Duty belt, ability to carry at least 1-3 extra mags, and an open mind.

Instructor: Russ Lyons

Russ Lyons is a Cleveland Police officer with over 22 years experience. Russ was previously assigned to the Ordnance Unit as a lead firearms trainer for 10 years. He was instrumental in the implementation and development of the Division's patrol rifle program. He also served on the Division's Weapons Committee and was responsible for the selection of weapons and equipment. In addition, Russ was responsible for recruit basic training and the development of yearly in service firearms training for his agency. Russ is currently assigned to the Division's S.W.A.T. Team, where he serves as an operator, sniper and trainer. Russ is an adjunct instructor for the OTOA's Red Team and Center Mass Inc.

Plain Clothes Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Response (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Plain Clothes Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Building H

Class Description: This LE-CT Response and Low Visibility Operations/Next Gen Warfare course is designed to provide insight into the world of government Small Unit Counter Terrorisms Tactics, with an emphasis in Low Visibility Operations. These tactics are currently being utilized by special teams throughout Europe and the Middle East, and credited to saving lives when seconds count. The objective of the eight (8) hour seminar is to provide an overview of team structure, command and control, equipment, communications, weapons, and deployment. Our goal is to provoke thought and discussion for how teams will tackle the next generation of warfare. The instructor cadre have foundations as US Marines, having served on Law Enforcement Tactical Teams, as well as established Counter Terrorism units within the Intelligence Community.

Student Equipment Needs: Notepad and Pen; Low visibility clothing (i.e. blue jeans, t-shirts, clothing) that works in the surrounding environment. Handgun, Subgun or SBR, Plate carrier/chest rigs/or bandoleer, helmet, NVGs, Med kit, comms gear.

Instructor: Danny "Gator" Pritbor

Gator has 24 years of experience with service as a U.S. Marine, Law Enforcement (SWAT) Deputy, GRS-Protective Special Agent (USG) and Defense Contractor (DOD). He has extensive time conducting low profile protective operations, and running special teams in high threat areas throughout the Middle East. Gator served with the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Florida. He has extensive service on the SWAT team, Gang Enforcement and Narcotics units, where he participated in numerous high-risk search warrant, hostage rescues and apprehensions of violent felony offenders.
He is the founder and director of FireBase Combat Studies Group LLC, and remains active as a Government Security Specialist, Industry consultant and tactical training advisor.
Danny has trained beginner and advanced personnel as a firearm and tactics instructor for several governmental agencies to include the U.S. State Department Antiterrorism Assistance program and the U.S. Department of Energy NNSI Central Training Academy. Private sector training companies include the Universal Training Academy in Frost Proof FL, Blackwater USA, the Surefire Institute, Strategos International and Deliberate Dynamics.

Principles of Hostage Rescue Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Principles of Hostage Rescue Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend School

Class Description: In this course we will discuss tactics for resolving hostage situations, the emergency and deliberate assault team, dynamic entry and room clearing techniques, hostage and suspect handling, discussion on night operations, multi-team and multi-entry points and planning considerations, and the use of the ballistic shield(s) during hostage rescue operations.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, Training weapon (or safe weapon) for dry fire training.

Instructor: Robert A. Trivino

Rob Trivino is retired from a long career in the United States Army. He spent the majority of his time assigned as an operational member of a US Army Special Missions Unit. Rob has extensive wartime leadership and tactical experience, leading small teams and larger maneuver elements in combat. He has deployed on multiple combat missions to the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq and has served as a Sniper Team Leader, and both Assault and Sniper Element Sergeants Major. Rob's awards include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, and 5 Bronze Stars (2 for Valor). He recently wrote, A Warrior's Path, Lessons In Leadership, a book about his leadership lessons learned.

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 1

Class Description: In partnership with Glock, Safariland and Raven Concealment, students that do not have a pistol with an optic can use a Glock 34 GEN 5 equipped with a red dot optic (courtesy of Glock) and holster the weapon in a Safariland or Raven Concealment holster. Students that have their own pistol and red dot combo are welcome to bring it
Red Dots on pistols are becoming more popular as options for carry and 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 • How to get better on your own. Dry fire for skill building. Live fire for confirmation • Red Dot Maintenance • Target transitions • Shooting on the move.

Student Equipment Needs: RDS pistol. Holster (no serpas). 3 mags (1 gun/2 pouched). 250 rounds.

Instructor: Scott Jedenski

Lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ). Sponsored and Master class USPSA competitor in Carry Optics division. 15th recipient of the F.A.S.T coin (only one to do it with a RMR).
I have received training from notable instructors such as Jose Gordon, Matt Jacques, Chris Sizelove, Steve Fisher, Greg Ellifritz, Pat Goodale, Wayne Fisher , Ernest Langdon, and Aaron Cowan.
I have been sought out by and consulted LE agencies on the use of RDS pistols. The latest was the
Pentagon ERT instructor cadre.

Ronin Tactical Pistol Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ronin Tactical Pistol Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Izzak Walton League

Class Description: This will be a tactical pistol course focusing on the tactical fundamentals and strategy of a tactical pistol. The instruction will consist of pistol marksmanship fundamentals and how that relates while under stress. Officers will be taught how to quickly evaluate the threat, engage and neutralize the threat and conduct situational awareness checks why moving to control points. Officers will be taught moving and shooting tactics and critical task skills proven on the battlefields by Special Operations soldiers. Officers will walk away with proven mindsets and pistol tactics that will better enhance their operational capabilities and survivability.

Student Equipment Needs:Semi-Auto pistol A slide action pistol that is magazine feed, 4 pistol magazine, 500rds of ball ammunition, Eyes Protection, Ears Protection, Long pants and closed toe shoes, Pistol Holster, Magazine holders for 2 Mags, SWAT Kit (Optional), Tactical Duty Belt, Notebook and Pen, and Water.Instructor: Tu Lam

tulamprofileTu Lam (Retired U.S. Army Special Forces- Green Beret)--23 Years Full Spectrum US Special Operations throughout 27 countries worldwide. Team-Leader assignments in Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, Hostage Rescue, Direct Action and Counter-Terrorism Operations in permissive and non-permissive environments. Composite Special Forces team training and development team leader. Founder/CEO and Director of Training and Research Development for Ronin Tactics Inc. ??R?nin Tactics specializes in Law Enforcement and Military tactics training in non-lethal and lethal applications. Using concepts and directives, special weapons and tactics, empty-hand and edge weapons combative, close-quarters battle, and firearm applications both handgun and rifle.

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class will focus on the planning process for both SWAT and Narcotics search warrants. The class will discuss and outline the scout process along with the necessary information needed to complete an operations plan for a search warrant. Different options for operation plans will be presented. This class is geared toward those who will be tasked with completing search warrant plans for their agency or SWAT team. Participants will have the opportunity to do a scout/intel gathering and complete a search warrant operations plan.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen, Paper, Laptop if they have one.

Instructor: Detective Sean Humphrey and Officer Ross Nagy

Det. Sean Humphrey
Narcotics Detective with Dayton Police Department currently assigned to the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E Task Force
OTOA Region 3 Represenative
Former Dayton SWAT Member - Sniper

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 701

This eight hour class is designed to provide participants with practical, hands on skills in addressing violent situations when working in plain clothes or undercover, when force escalation options are limited, and when in confined environments (such as inside a vehicle). The class includes a SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) component that would teach officers how to defeat restraints; a defensive tactics component-teaching handgun disarms in extreme close quarters, and vehicle interdiction as a part of officer rescue tactics. This is a fast paced and dynamic class.

Student Equipment Needs: Officers should come in plain clothes and a concealable holster. If they have a training gun for their holster they should bring that as well.

Instructor: BK Blankchtein

BK 56BK spent over 21 years (4 active and 17 as a reservist) in the Israeli military as a tier-one unit member. BK moved to the USA in 1999 and established Masada Tactical. Leveraging their experience, Masada Tactical aimed to provide agencies with training to meet today's threats, based on proven Israeli tactics. Specializing in small team tactics, CQC, empty-hand tactics, and counterterrorism Masada Tactical has trained over 200 agencies around the world. BK holds a bachelor degree in counterterrorism and a Masters degree in Security Management. He is a sworn officer in Chatom, AL.

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This course is designed for Smith & Wesson M&P center fire Duty Pistols. Focus will be on nomenclature, fieldstripping and maintenance, safeties and safety checks, detailed dis-assembly, and troubleshooting and minor repairs. Performing lessons repeatedly will insure good hands-on instruction for a better understanding of this firearm. 3-year certification.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen & Paper (Smith & Wesson will provide all weapons)

Instructor: Rick Shene

Tactical Breaching (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Breaching (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - Live Fire Shoot House

Class 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 (5) hands-on stations consisting of ram/halligan, cut saw, break and rake, team tactics/actions at the breach and shotgun breaching.

Student Equipment Needs: 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 that have nylon as sparks from saw and slag can burn through footwear causing burns/injury to foot), Gloves, Ballistic Body Armor (Note: to be worn at shotgun breaching station), Helmet, Goggles (Note: wrap around glasses are not adequate), Hearing Protection, Balaclava/hood (Note: to protect head/neck from falling glass during break and rake station)
Safety: We will be using simunitions 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.

Instructor: John Breen

BreenJohn Breen is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cleveland Division, and serves as an Assistant Team Leader and Lead Breacher 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.

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 308 and Fire Tower

Class Description: Basic introduction to applying multiple breach and ladder operations to your warrant service tactics. A two-hour power point will review theory and application as well as the development of a ladder component. The class will then conduct practical exercises with the intention of giving the student a basic understanding of ladder deployment accompanied by breach and hold techniques for second story windows.

Student Equipment Needs: Helmet, gloves and eye protection.

Instructor: Darin Karbler

Sgt. Darin Karbler is a patrol Sergeant for the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and has been a member of the DTU (Delaware Tactical Unit) since 1997. Sgt. Karbler has also worked in the Detective Bureau, Court Services and with the U.S Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Sgt. Karbler has been an OTOA board member since 2013 and currently holds the position of Director of Merchandise.

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky Fire Tower

Class Description: SWAT Operators will review knots, improvised anchors and on-rope fundamentals with current kit review and placement. Primary training focus will be contingency planning and execution of emergent operator, team and hostage/victim egress and rescue from elevated positions. Introduction to tactical infiltration and overwatch positions. New equipment will be introduced; team's current equipment may be used. Revac USA will have on rope equipment available for all students if departments are unable to provide.

Student Equipment Needs: Team training uniform (older BDU's recommended, as they will get abused) Gloves Appropriate boots/footwear, Helmet, bump cap, Current team rope equipment, Harness, hardware, rope etc. (Revac will provide all equipment for training if students do not have equipment available) Plate carriers/Vests (no magazines, ammunition etc) Training weapons if available.

Instructor: Dan Russell

Dan Russell: Owner Revac USA, Special Operations Tactical Rope Instructor 2005-present,Rope Rescue Technician, Tactical Rope Access Specialist in Jungle/Urban/Dessert,20+ years climbing experience rock, big wall, ice, alpine and mountaineering.

The Death of Defensive Tactics: How to Stop Relying on What's Killing Us (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

The Death of Defensive Tactics: How to Stop Relying on What's Killing Us (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Are you tired of symbolic "box-checking" DT that your officers laugh at and create more injuries in training than it prevents in the street? Are you ready for a fresh approach? This class will show you how to creatively destroy the legacy DT systems that have never worked and replace them with simple concepts and methods that do. You will also learn why to stop using the term "Defensive Tactics" and replace it with a new, Serviceable standard that redefines hands-on use of force for today's LE professional. THIS IS A WORKING CLASS. YOU WILL LEARN BY DOING.

Student Equipment Needs: Comfortable clothing that allow freedom to move, clean athletic shoes.

Instructor: Chief Matthew Vanyo

Matt VanyoMatt is Chief of Police for Olmsted Township Police Department. He is a lifelong Martial Artist and has evaluated the majority of DT programs offered in the U.S. over the past 20 years. He is a graduate of FBINA Class #255, and is a Master Instructor in the Force Management System (www.forcemgmt.com).

Training to Her Strengths: Small Changes for Big Results in Female Officer Subject Control (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Training to Her Strengths: Small Changes for Big Results in Female Officer Subject Control (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class is built around the concept of Need-Based Training. This concept states that small alterations in both strategy and mechanics can produce exponential results in performance.
Need-Based Training as applied to subject control for female officers is one of the areas in which the Force Management System has re-engineered the entire paradigm. Female officers should no longer be pigeonholed into training at levels far below their capability by being forced to train in systems designed for men. They will learn to deliver the same levels of performance as their male counterparts by utilizing strategies and methods built specifically for them.
This class is for female officers only.

Student Equipment Needs: Clean athletic shoes and comfortable clothing that allows freedom to move.

Instructor: Eric Kohtz

Eric KohtzEric is the President of Talon Global, a Combatives and Subject Control Redevelopment LLC. He is the creator of the Force Management System and the Serviceability Screen. He also founded the Detroit Combatives Club and has been its Chief Instructor since 1998.

Urban K9 Deployment Tactics (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Urban K9 Deployment Tactics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Fairgrounds

Class Description: This course will cover the challenges all K9 Teams face when deploying for a suspect in an Urban Environment. Some of the following topics will be covered in this course; Tracking versus Air Scent, Terrain Change Effects, K9 Transition Zones, Focused Tunnels of Odor, Effects of Wind and its Importance when deploying.

Student Equipment Needs: Patrol / Tactical K9 Gear, Duty gear and clothing for weather, and Bite Suit and/or Sleeve.

Instructor: Mike Pennington - Storm Dog Tactical

Urban Sniper Workshop (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Urban Sniper Workshop (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Izzak Walton League

Class Description: Students will conduct range and practical exercises in a Urban tactical environment. These will include, building and engaging targets from urban hide-sites, tactical observation exercise, and engaging targets from an elevated position.

Student Equipment Needs: Sniper Weapons System, 100 rds, Call-Out Gear, Lawn Chair, Lunch/Drinks, Hearing and Eye Protection.

Instructor: Chad Williams and Kevin Wheeler

Chad Williams
US Army Special Forces (Retired) and Columbus Ohio Police Officer (Retired)

Officer Kevin Wheeler
Columbus, Ohio Police Department. Prior assignments include SWAT, IN/TAC. Aviation Unit and is currently assigned to the Divisions Ordnance Unit as a firearms instructor.

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 801

Class Description: A unique perspective on the violent threats you face. Hear an insider perspective from someone who lived and survived in that violent criminal underworld world for 25 years, with an articulation on how to hack the human processor by understanding how that hardcore mindset is created, and what we can do to begin cultivating the mindset to prepare to meet them head-on with the professionalism.
The primary focus of this course is instructing people to deal with the apex predator, or High-Order Criminal, while pushing oneself to a high level of professionalism. While conventional self-defense and law enforcement training may be sufficient to handle the less intelligent and low skilled assailant, this type of training fails drastically when applied to the predator that has high-order thinking skills.
Participants will gain an understanding of the different levels of criminal attack, and will learn how to focus their study and training to deal with the savvy, non-stereotypical predator with high-order thinking skills. The focus is to identify and understand the high-order predator, and to learn how to not only deal with them, but to awaken and cultivate the high-order predation skills within you while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Our orientation is the foundation of every decision making process we engage in. We will examine how that orientation is created, and what we can do to alter our decision-making performance through training and conditioning.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Varg Freeborn

Varg Freeborn is the Owner and Head Instructor of One Life Defense, LLC and the creator of Violence of MInd. He was raised in an environment of criminal and gang violence, and went on to serve 5 years in prison for a self-defense stabbing that went wrong. After earning a restoration, he went on to work in the industry training with both civilians and law enforcement to a professional level in lethal force mindset, gunfighting and combatives. His experience includes an intimate understanding of prison, criminal combat culture and violence culture as a whole, in which he has lived as a full-time participant. He is also intimately experienced with defending oneself in post-event court proceedings for lethal force, prison training, and the resultant experience with bloody, ambush/counter-ambush predatory violence. From the streets, to prison, to professional training to a law-enforcement level, few have his breadth of experience.

Women's Handgun Concepts (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Women's Handgun Concepts (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: This course is geared towards the intermediate shooter who wants to reinforce their fundamentals and will teach them the techniques and drills to master them. Students will review concepts such as grip, trigger control, sight alignment, sight picture, and stance and practice clearing malfunctions. 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 principle in live-fire exercises on the range
Topics that will be covered: Gear, Ammunition, Grip, Iron Sight/Red Dots, Stance, Loading/Unloading/Reloading, Press checking, Multiple Carry Positions, Transitions, Sight gears, Immediate action drills, and Post engagement follow through.

Student Equipment Needs: Ammunition: Minimum 300 rds., Duty belt, Ballistic Vest, Pistol with holster, Minimum of 3 magazines for double stack, Minimum of 5 magazines for single stack, Magazine pouches, Ballistic eye protection, Ear protection, and Brimmed hat. Also recommended equipment: Hydration, Snacks, rain gear, sunscreen, and insect repellant.

Instructor: Sang Lee

Sang LeeSang Lee, started out in the private sector working in executive protection. After 5 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 L.E.O medical, handgun, and rifle courses all over the U.S. and overseas. Sang has certifications in medical training, edged weapons, armourer 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 a instructor and student.

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE Building 600

Class Description:This High Threat Close Quarter Battle Active Killer Interdiction Course will better prepare officers to respond and prevail in dynamic active threat incidents before, during, and after they occur. The course provides a short lecture on Active Killer Interdiction and how it differs from traditional active killer response, and then will train officers to rapidly deal with active threats in crowded, open air, vehicle, and interior environments. Officers will practice individual weapons flow skills, rapid movement around innocents and fellow officer, avoiding friendly fire, and working as a team providing security, maneuver, and focused threat engagement in a variety of environment using similar principle based techniques, tactics and procedures in each environment. The course ends with a multiple contact drill. The course utilizes dry practice and force on force marking cartridges to maximize realism. There is no live fire.

Student Equipment Needs: Personal protective gear for force on force marking cartridge training, Duty gear, Duty weapon with safety device for dry practice, Marking cartridge pistol and/or rifle, and 100 rounds of marking cartridge ammunition.

Instructor: Trevor Thrasher

Trevor Thrasher was born into a military family in 1968. His father, a Vietnam fighter pilot, was temporarily stationed in Bitburg, Germany at the time Trevor was born. The family soon returned to Bellevue, Nebraska where Trevor was raised and attended high school and college before entering into an extensive career in Law Enforcement and Military employment.
A combat veteran U.S. Army Green Beret, 88 Tactical COO Trevor Thrasher has unique and wide-ranging special operations experience. His credentials include law enforcement SWAT, high risk protective work in non-permissive environments, and counter terrorism direct action missions-done both unilaterally and with foreign special forces. Thrasher possesses numerous instructor level certifications in firearms, hand to hand combat and special tactics, and has developed proprietary tactical curriculum for numerous units and agencies. Among his many certifications are Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Israeli Tactical Shooting Instructor, Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor, SPEAR Instructor, Krav Maga Instructor, Special Forces Hand to Hand Combat Instructor, Take Down and Ground Control Instructor, FAST Defense, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Low Light and Special Team Tactics, Conventional and Explosive Breaching, Israeli Counter-Terrorism Tactical Instructor and many other certifications in the related fields of firearms, combatives and tactics.
Trevor served as primary defensive tactics instructor for the Omaha Police Department, primary tactical instructor/advisor to a foreign commando counter-terror unit, and is responsible for the ground breaking curriculum known as High Threat Systems, and Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning©.
Thrasher maintains his operational experience as a part-time police officer, Operations Sergeant with the 19th Special Forces Group in the Colorado National Guard, and as a contract security specialist for various organizations locally and overseas. Trevor is a devoted advocate of fitness and nutrition, and when he is not working or training, he spends time with the close knit Thrasher family.

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations (Including MRAP) (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations (Including MRAP) (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: NASA

Class Description: At the end of this course of instruction, the student will:
1. Be able to understand the historical basis of armor.
2. Be able to conduct standard maintenance.
3. Be able to understand proper vehicle storage.
4. Be able to operate armor in urban and rural terrain.
5. Be able to conduct hasty armor recovery and towing.
6. Be able to conduct crew rescue and recovery of personnel.
7. Be able to conduct tactical man down rescue drills w/armor.
8. Be able to conduct natural disaster rescue w/armor.
9. Be able to mitigate/survive electrocution and water hazards w/armor.
10. Be able to deploy vehicle ram for breach or deconstruction.

Student Equipment Needs:Armored Vehicle, Full kit (MANDATORY – Gloves and Helmet).

Instructor: Kurt Joseph Delia

Mr. Delia is the President of Delia Tactical International. He is an active 28 year Law Enforcement officer in Michigan, former team leader, SWAT instructor and master breacher. Delia was assigned to a SWAT team for 18 years, as well as previous covert investigative duties, narcotics enforcement and international security assignments. He is a veteran of the Michigan National Guard VDF unit and served with the 5th Battalion Alpha Company as a Light Infantry SAR specialist. Delia was the lead MRAP combat mobility instructor PMC for Crusaders Group. Delia trained SOCOM units (19th-5th-3rd SFG) for combat deployment in ground mobility and hand to hand combatives techniques for four+ years.

Intermediate Distance Sniper Operations (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intermediate Distance Sniper Operations (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: To Be Determined

Class Description: This course will familiarize the beginner-Advanced level snipers with proper equipment/shooter set up, zeroing, tracking drills, myths and theories, Emergency loading, malfunction clearing, stress drills, accuracy drills, endurance drills, data collection 15-max distance of range available, shooter/spotter dialogue and techniques, supported shooting techniques, unsupported shooting techniques, efficiency drills and multiple target Identification and engagement.

Student Equipment Needs:
All officers must have their standard call out gear/equipment and uniform. All rifles should shoot MOA or better, approx. 250 rounds of match/DUTY ammunition only and all optics MUST be a scope with tactical type turrets for making compensation adjustments. Officers are highly recommended to have a Manfrotto type tripod suitable for engaging targets in the standing position and either HOG Saddle or Rogue Precision type shooting support attached to their tripod.

Instructor: Jerod Johnson

Jerod Johnson- 8+ years in the Marine Corps most spent as a Scout/Sniper where he attended specialty schools like 1st Marine Regiment Scout Sniper course, 1st Marine Division Basic Scout Sniper course, Special Operations Training Group Urban Sniper, Special Operations Training Group Reconnaissance & Surveillance, Survival Evasion Escape (S.E.R.E.) and completed 3 deployments to various countries including serving as Team Leader for his Scout/Sniper team protecting the USS Cole after it was bombed in Yemen. Jerod has also contracted through the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Services teaching Defensive Designated Marksman in Jordan and Pakistan as well as numerous deployments as a Sniper/DDM conducting anti piracy operations around Somalia and Yemen. Jerod has worked in the firearms industry for companies like Leupold & Stevens and Heckler & Koch Defense. He is currently a reserve police officer and teaches firearm training full time with his company STA Training Group. This is Jerod's 4th year teaching Sniper Operations for the OTOA.

Operational Risk Mitigation for SWAT (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Operational Risk Mitigation for SWAT (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: The ability to recognize, evaluate and mitigate risk to personnel during complex training and operations inherent to the SWAT environment is a critical skill for current and future team leaders. This course will provide instruction on evaluating and procedurally mitigating risk. The format will include lecture, case studies, and protocols to be instituted to limit exposure and reduce potentially destructive outcomes. Formats for documentation, crisis decision-making, and problem solving methodologies are included as are equipment and technology reviews associated with risk mitigation. The instructor will provide personal examples from his extensive military and law enforcement special operations careers.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material.

Instructor: Randy Watt

WattSteven R. Watt, Randy, is the Chief of Police of the Ogden, Utah, Police Department. Chief Watt is a 34-year veteran of the Ogden Police Department with extensive service in SWAT. Chief Watt is the recipient of numerous awards, including having been twice awarded the Department's Medal of Valor for actions during tactical operations. Chief Watt is a retired Colonel, U.S. Army Special Forces, with 34 years of active duty and National Guard service. Having served several combat tours since 9/11/2001, COL Watt's awards include the Legion of Merit, The Bronze Star Medal with V device, three Bronze Star Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, and the Joint Unit Meritorious Service Award. His qualifications include Special Forces Qualification (enlisted and officer), Master Parachutist and Military Free Fall Parachutist. Chief Watt is an expert for the USDOJ on Terrorism, is a lead trainer for the NTOA, and is a training consultant to numerous military and police tactical units throughout the world. Chief Watt holds a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, a MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor's Degree in Police Science from Weber State University. He is a graduate of Session 191 of the FBI National Academy and is the Author of One Warrior's Creed.

Rescue Task Force (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Rescue Task Force (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Woodlands School

Class Description: This course will expand your understanding of rescue task force concepts for active shooter, terrorist or mass casualty incidents with the goal of saving lives. The course is designed for tactically minded professionals from law enforcement, fire, and medical fields. RTF concepts combine the integration of Police and Fire/EMS, working within a warm zone to get immediate medical care to victims in these events. Training topics will include RTF concepts, TECC (Tactical Emergency Critical Care), Critical Incident Management, Unified Command and ICS, team integration and movement, PPE, skill station and scenarios with role players.

Student Equipment Needs: Classroom material for note taking. RTF equipment from your agency, if available: FIRE/EMS/MEDIC personnel - Ballistic Helmet, Vest, Medic Supplies. Law enforcement personnel - duty gear you would use on active shooter calls.

Instructor: Scott Russell – OTOA

Scott Russell is the Lead Paramedic for WEB SWAT, Paramedic coordinator for Lakewood Fire Rescue task Force. Tactical medic for over 20 yrs, RN with Cleveland Metro Life Flight, Special operations medicine coordinator . Paramedic for over 30 yrs, Critical care RN for 28 yrs. Lead instructor for RTF four 3 years with OTOA.

Simunition Instructor and Safety Course (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Simunition Instructor and Safety Course (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 606

Class Description: Provide students with substantial hands on experience with Simunition(R) FX (R) training ammunition technology conversion kits and protective gear. This course also hands-on instruction in scenario based training program development.

Student Equipment Needs:Utility uniform, gun belt with holster and mag pouch. Simunition converted gun if they have one.

Instructor: Michael P. Chin

Mike is a retired Police Officer from Florida, who went to work as a full time tactical instructor and started with Simunition as a Regional Manager in 2005. 

SLR15 AR15/M16/M4 Armorer (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SLR15 AR15/M16/M4 Armorer (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: 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 M16/AR15 / M4 type weapons systems made and their variants. This program follows the Manufacturer's guidelines and is taught by FBI and NRA Certified Instructors. Here is a brief overview of what is covered: History of the Weapon, Cycles of Function, General Disassembly & Assembly, Identification of Common Problems and Parts, Nomenclature, Identification of Group Components, Semi, Burst, and Full Auto Parts and Conversions, Complete Armoring Disassembly / Assembly, Barrel Replacement, Cleaning and Maintenance, Ballistic Issues, Gas System, Parts Interchangeability, including Brands, Headspace, Firing Pin Protrusion, Trigger Jobs, Chamber Inspection and Issues, Troubleshooting, diagnosis & repair, Gauging, Inspections, Stress & Interval Issues, Accessories and Customizing, Tool Options and Selection, Iron Sights, Optics, SOP/MOD Accessories and Additions, and Suppressors & Timing Issues

Student Equipment Needs: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.

Instructor: Greg "Sully" Sullivan

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. Our Armoring Courses have been taught for over two decades all over the country.

Suicidal Jumper Rescue (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Suicidal Jumper Rescue (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Firelands Hospital

Class Description: The class incorporates the coordinated efforts of Patrol, Supervisors, SWAT and Negotiators as it applies to the Suicidal Jumper. This tactic emphasizes the importance of safety for the responding LE community with the ultimate goal of saving lives.

Student Equipment Needs: Rappel rated waist belt (under the sam browne style), rappel line, and hardware.

Instructor: Sr. Cpl. Christian D'Alesandro (retired) and Sr. Cpl. Scott McDonnold - Dallas SWAT

Sr. Cpl. Christian D'Alesandro 31 year Dallas PD veteran (ret) with 21 years full time SWAT. Tactical Rappel Master 17 years, Hostage Negotiator, Entry team member, Sniper (8 yrs.) gas and less than lethal instructor, pistol and rifle instructor. Adjunct instructor for Safariland Training Group. Program Director TTPOA.

SWAT Team Leader (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SWAT Team Leader (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: To Be Determined

Class Description: The team leader course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to effectively lead officers on high-risk missions. We cover everything from setting standards, selection & training of personnel, & combat leadership and mindset. The class will teach you how to plan, coordinate and lead on a variety of missions. We use numerous table top exercises to drive the lessons learned home for warrant service, barricaded subjects and hostage incidents. This class is appropriate for any officer or supervisor who is in a position to lead officers during high-risk operations.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material and a thumb drive.

Instructor: Bill Blowers

Bill has been serving since 1986 when he joined the US Army as a 19D. Bill was assigned to the SWAT team Jan 1995 thru Jan 2018. He has served as a Sniper, ballistic shield carrier, breacher, entry team member, team training coordinator assistant team leader and team leader. Bill has successfully planned or participated in over 1250 SWAT missions including high risk warrants, barricaded subjects and Hostage Rescue. Bill has well over 5000 hours of documented SWAT training and has trained hundreds of SWAT officers for multiple states. He can be reached at www.tap-rack.com.

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Sandusky Police Range

Class Description: Vehicle CQB is an accelerated shooting class focused on positional shooting and a critical look at how we have historically fought in and around vehicles. Students will push the boundaries of "traditional" cover and concealment utilizing various cars and trucks in a true 3D environment. Drills will incorporate critical weapon employment while engaging threats in, around, from, over and under vehicles with a heavy emphasis on problem solving. Live ballistic demos with a variety of ammunition will be conducted as the class explores ballistic deflection, deformation, penetration, and terminal effect in direct correlation to various vehicle mediums. Both days of this course will be long days, so come prepared.

Student Equipment Needs:
• Handgun with at least 3 magazines (5 if single stack) and magazine pouch. 
• Holster must attach via the belt (paddle holsters are not allowed). Holsters must provide an active or passive retention on device and be able to keep the holster in place while running or moving in and out of awkward positions. No SERPA or Vanguard type holsters. 
• 800 rounds handgun ammunition.
• CAT or SOF T TQ on your person is mandatory an IFAK is recommended. 
• Cleaning kit and gun lube. 
• Eye protection on and electronic ear protection on. 
• Long sleeve shirt, gloves, kneepads are mandatory. Elbow pads and shemagh (face wrap) are optional. 
• Normal CCW or Full duty belt / tactical loadout (your normal work or EDC setup). 
• Notepad, pen and permanent marker. 
• Water and snacks.

Instructor: Will Petty

Petty SmallWilliam Petty began his Law Enforcement career in 2003 in Albuquerque, NM. While there he served as a Firearms Instructor, an Emergency Response Team member and was also a member of the department's shooting team. In 2011, Petty relocated to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates where he worked as a Counter Terrorism Instructor with the Critical National Infrastructure Authority. In 2013 (to present) he returned to the U.S. and resumed law enforcement with his department in Texas. While there he worked patrol and ran the firearms programs for several large regional Police academies. It is rumored that he has many leather?bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany. (This of course is not true as he has a kindle). He did however once make Mac and Cheese without the Mac. He has and continues to run contract courses establishing various programs and in? service material for major local, state and federal departments in the US and Canada.

MACTAC - Urban Tactics / Close Quarter Battle Tactical Skills Course (24 Hours) June 6 AND June 7 AND June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

MACTAC - Urban Tactics / Close Quarter Battle Tactical Skills Course (24 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7 AND Friday June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: Ottawa County Fairgrounds

Class Description:

This course is designed as an advanced Active Threat / Urban Tactics / CQB course that will focus on the specialized tactical skill sets that officers can utilize when faced with heavily armed, violent offenders in an urban environment. The course will highlight the MACTAC curriculum. The techniques, tactics and skills taught will assist officers in limiting the scope of the crisis, containing and preventing the escape of armed dangerous offenders, rescuing downed officers / persons and stopping on-going violence utilizing integrated, small unit fire and maneuver techniques & tactics.

Attendees should be proficient in basic CQB and Active Threat / Rapid Deployment Techniques and Tactics. The class is an advanced tactics course and is specifically designed to build on the basic tactical skills that officers already possess. DAY 1: 2 Hours Classroom: Introduction to Urban Tactics / Active Threat Response / Recent Incident Reviews / Small Unit Techniques & Tactics. 5 Hours Tactical Training: Individual & Small Unit Movement Techniques & Tactics / Use of Cover & Barricades / High - Low Corner Clears / Danger Area Crossing / Emergency Medical Protocols Day 2: Tactical Training all Day: Small Unit Fire & Maneuver / 2 Officer Buddy Team / 3 Officer Contact Teams / 6 Officer Squad Tactics / Urban Area Search Techniques / Immediate Action Drills / Arrest Teams / Engagements in and around Vehicles / Realistic Force-on-Force Scenario Based Training Day 3: Tactical Training all Day: Realistic Force-on-Force Scenario Based Training. Officers will participate in a series of scenarios with live role players that will allow them to utilize the urban / CQB skill sets learned and practiced to locate, engage and stop heavily armed violent offenders in an urban environment. The scenarios will progress through the day in complexity and culminate in an integrated scenario requiring the entire class to deploy and manage an active terrorist situation.

Student Equipment Needs: The course requires every attendee to be equipped with a converted patrol rifle and pistol that can shoot marking cartridges. UTM / Simunition / Force-on-Force are all acceptable brands. Air-Soft training pistols and rifles are also acceptable.
Paint Ball weapons & ammunition are NOT ACCEPTABLE and will not be allowed in the course.
Each attendee is also required to bring the following equipment:
Department Vehicle – Mandatory (one vehicle if multiple Officers from the same department)
Ballistic Vest
Duty pistol Belt w/ pistol
Patrol Rifle/ Long Gun w/Sling
"Police" identifying outer clothing / vest
Department Ball Cap – W / "Police"
Protective Impact Resistant Safety Glasses
Knee Pads
Gloves
Simuntion, UTM, for pistol AND Long Guns AND Ammunition for each.
OTOA does not provide force on force gear for this course.
Each attendee is also required to bring the following equipment – cont.
Water / Sport Drinks to Maintain Hydration
250 Rifle Marking Cartridges – any color – as listed above.
50 Pistol Marking Cartridges – any color – as listed above.
Inclement Weather Gear – The majority of the course is outside - we will train rain or shine
Sun Screen / Bug Repellant
Bag Lunch for every day – we do not leave the training site for lunch.

Instructor: Victor Garcia

Headshot Vic 1Victor Garcia is a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Illinois Tactical Officers Association. He is currently a member of the full-time Illinois State Police SWAT team. In 2007, he started out as a police officer in the south suburbs of Chicago. Since the inception of the ITOA MACTAC program Victor has assisted in its development, drawing upon his combat experiences as an infantry squad leader while serving in the U.S Marines as part of the offensive in Fallujah, Iraq. He continues to be active in advancing the training for all police officers in active threat response, to include the development of a statewide master tactical patrol officer program in Illinois.

Tactical Dispatch Unit (TDU) – Crisis Communications for Tactical Incident Command (24 Hours) June 6 AND June 7 AND June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Dispatch Unit (TDU) – Crisis Communications for Tactical Incident Command (24 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7 AND Friday June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: EHOVE

Class Description: This class will introduce the experienced dispatcher to Crisis Communications and provide the tools to be prepared for natural or man-made disasters, tactical situations, or any large-scale events. NMS ICS 100 and 700 minimum preferred to attend.
Day One: Students will discuss and learn the qualities of a tactical dispatcher and the vigorous requirements of this special assignment; students will evaluate the different types of situations that the Tactical Dispatch Unit (TDU) could be utilized for; the importance of Incident Command Sytem (ICS), emergency management and the Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP).
Day Two: Students will focus on group activities and scenarios. Course participants will also discuss the stress that this additional responsibility can bring upon them and the after-care that may be needed when handling crisis communication incidents. Class participation is crucial during this phase of training.
Day Three: Students will be participating in the Rescue Task Force Class.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Nancy Jewitt and Rob Harvey - LEOTTA

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range

Class Description: Techniques, tips, and training to improve speed and accuracy of the service handgun in emergency scenarios. Students will emphasize application in 'fighting' timeframes and distances; compressed time and predominantly 10 yards and in. An intermediate level session, students will shoot diagnostic and demanding skill drills to better control the service pistol and boost their abilities to hit on demand. Shooters will work primarily at speed and will work up to integrating multiple shots, multiple targets, and short movement. The class will touch on back-up gun employment and single handed shooting.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye/ear pro, Inclement Weather gear, Pen/Notebook, Service Pistol/holster, Minimum 3 magazines, 350 rounds, and Optional (in addition to above): if you carry a back-up Gun/Holster/50 rounds.

Instructor: Justin Dyal 

Dyal headshot OTOAA noted shooter, trainer, and author, Justin Dyal is a retired Marine Raider who left the Marine Corps as a Lt Colonel with extensive experience in anti-terrorism and special operations units. Justin designed training and courses for numerous units and led several of the specialized Marine schools that teach advanced weapons skills. Since the Corps he has consulted with companies in the tactical industry, written for numerous gun magazines, and continued teaching good guys in the military, law enforcement, and civilian sectors. An avid shooter, Justin has competed at the regional and national level in a variety of pistol and rifle disciplines.

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE Building 600

Class Description: This High Threat Close Quarter Battle Active Killer Interdiction Course will better prepare officers to respond and prevail in dynamic active threat incidents before, during, and after they occur. The course provides a short lecture on Active Killer Interdiction and how it differs from traditional active killer response, and then will train officers to rapidly deal with active threats in crowded, open air, vehicle, and interior environments. Officers will practice individual weapons flow skills, rapid movement around innocents and fellow officer, avoiding friendly fire, and working as a team providing security, maneuver, and focused threat engagement in a variety of environment using similar principle based techniques, tactics and procedures in each environment. The course ends with a multiple contact drill. The course utilizes dry practice and force on force marking cartridges to maximize realism. There is no live fire.

Student Equipment Needs: Personal protective gear for force on force marking cartridge training, Duty gear, Duty weapon with safety device for dry practice, Marking cartridge pistol and/or rifle, and 100 rounds of marking cartridge ammunition.

Instructor: Trevor Thrasher

Trevor Thrasher was born into a military family in 1968. His father, a Vietnam fighter pilot, was temporarily stationed in Bitburg, Germany at the time Trevor was born. The family soon returned to Bellevue, Nebraska where Trevor was raised and attended high school and college before entering into an extensive career in Law Enforcement and Military employment.
A combat veteran U.S. Army Green Beret, 88 Tactical COO Trevor Thrasher has unique and wide-ranging special operations experience. His credentials include law enforcement SWAT, high risk protective work in non-permissive environments, and counter terrorism direct action missions-done both unilaterally and with foreign special forces. Thrasher possesses numerous instructor level certifications in firearms, hand to hand combat and special tactics, and has developed proprietary tactical curriculum for numerous units and agencies. Among his many certifications are Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Israeli Tactical Shooting Instructor, Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor, SPEAR Instructor, Krav Maga Instructor, Special Forces Hand to Hand Combat Instructor, Take Down and Ground Control Instructor, FAST Defense, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Low Light and Special Team Tactics, Conventional and Explosive Breaching, Israeli Counter-Terrorism Tactical Instructor and many other certifications in the related fields of firearms, combatives and tactics.
Trevor served as primary defensive tactics instructor for the Omaha Police Department, primary tactical instructor/advisor to a foreign commando counter-terror unit, and is responsible for the ground breaking curriculum known as High Threat Systems, and Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning©.
Thrasher maintains his operational experience as a part-time police officer, Operations Sergeant with the 19th Special Forces Group in the Colorado National Guard, and as a contract security specialist for various organizations locally and overseas. Trevor is a devoted advocate of fitness and nutrition, and when he is not working or training, he spends time with the close knit Thrasher family.

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA

Class Description: This course is designed to enhance the officer's ability to maintain control of their patrol vehicle under stressful conditions. We will discuss at length vehicle dynamics as it relates to both high speed driving and operating your vehicle on day to day patrol. This introduction to our 2-day program will address rear wheel drive, front wheel drive and high center of gravity vehicles. Officers will operate their issued patrol vehicles during drills and skills evaluations.

Student Equipment Needs: Students need to provide their own vehicle (full of fuel), notebook/pen.

Instructor: Mike Evock

Chief Warrant Officer Mike Evock is a combat veteran who has been involved with the Special Forces community for over sixteen years. His career in the military began in 1988 when he enlisted into the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army. It would be only four short years after joining the Army and having experienced combat situations that Mike shifted to the Special Forces as an 18B Weapons Sergeant. His exceptional skills were essential to the success of the division during training and combat missions. From 1994-2009, Mike Evock trained, instructed, commanded and executed various missions as a Green Beret both in the United States and abroad. During this time, Mike achieved his Warrant Officer ranking which put him in command of several small and large unit operations. He has been intimately involved with sensitive combat missions, crisis response teams, counter terrorism missions and more, and continues to instruct and perform important missions in the civilian world today.
Mike Evock began Racing For Heroes in 2009 as a way to give back and support his fellow Special Forces Veterans. Between 2013 and 2015, he made the decision to transform his racing efforts into a charitable organization. That is when he was able to receive 501c3 exemption letter for the operation of the Racing For Heroes Raceway in Mill Hall, PA. He used this venture as a way to uplift and recognize Veterans in many ways. Uniquely, the entire staff at the track were Veterans who volunteered their time to the cause and to the sport. Mike not only ran and promoted the track, but he was also a participant running the #773 Dirt Late Model as a tribute to all of his fallen Special Forces brothers.
Although Racing For Heroes is no longer running this racetrack, Mike has decided to reinvent the cause through another form of racing. His passion for competitive racing continues to inspire him by using the Racing For Heroes organization to support his fellow Veterans. By doing so, it has given these Veterans a place to call home once again. Through motorsports, Mike Evock has found a strength and resilience that he brings to each new day of his life as a survivor and as a true American Hero.

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: Tactical application of the M4 carbine involving strong and support side shooting. The tactical application of cover. Kit setup to support ambidextrous shooting, support side fundamentals, ballistics for carbine when canted 90 degrees, reloads strong and support side, contingencies of one arm or one hand shooting, ambidextrous shooting in and around vehicles.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle, 4 mags, battle belt, chest rig or plate carrier, kneepads, gloves, eye pro, ear pro, inclement weather gear.

Instructor: Dan Brokos

BrokosDan Brokos is a retired SGM who spent 26 years in the Army, 22 of those in the SF community. He has done numerous deployments to the Balkans, Aftica, Iraq and Afghanasan. Dan operational experience inclued Assault team leader, troop assault SGM and company assault company SGM. Dan was the master trainer for Specail Forces Shooting, Breaching and CQB school. Dan was also, the company SMG/Master trainer for the SF sniper course and and the advanced shooting, breaching and CQB course.
Dan Brokos is now the CEO and primary trainer of Lead Faucet tactical. Even though he has recently retired, he has been training outside of the military since 2008. He has trained numerous LE, Federal, Government and SOF military units.

AMTEC (ALS) Noise Flash Diversionary Devices Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

AMTEC (ALS) Noise Flash Diversionary Devices Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 708

Class Description: AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems is a full service provider of less lethal products to Law Enforcement and Correction agencies. Students attending this class will receive an instructor certification, not an end user certificate. We have some exciting new products we want operators to learn about to see if they fit into their less lethal arsenal. Our cadre of instructors has many years of on the job experience using less lethal products and look forward to sharing these experiences with you.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen and notebook, Nomex or Kevlar full finger gloves, gas mask with CS filter, contact lens case, hydration source, 12ga shotgun and 37/40mm launcher if available and body armor (optional).

Instructor: Clay Anderson - AMTEC

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE 504b

Class Description: This is a one (1) day Instructor Level Certification course for tactical use of the ASP flashlight and Tactical Light case. ASP has extracted the flashlight portion of the 3-day Integrated Training Course to provide tactics using the flashlight to distract, disorient, and disable subjects on the street while enhancing officer skillset. The ASP trainer will review baton strikes and cuffing procedures and teach how the ASP flashlight and Tactical Light Case combo can integrate with these tools and become a valuable asset on your belt. The course is designed to equip instructors to teach practical field usages and includes multi-use drills, general tactics, and expert support in case of litigation arising out of training. ASP will provide a free flashlight training kit to each participant as well as additional products for training and purchase.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials. ASP products will be available for attendees to use during the course.

Instructor: Jared Williams - ASP Instructor Cadre

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class will take an in-depth look at barricaded suspects, legal considerations, tools/gear available to assist with this issue, and tactics in resolving the situation in a safe and tactical manner.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Mangin

Mangin Bryan K. 2013 08 07I have been a state trooper for approximately 13 years and have served on our Special Response Team for approximately 10 years.
I am currently a team leader on SRT, one of our scout/observers, and am the current team leader of our Scout/Sniper team.

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Over the past 70 years, line-of-duty deaths attributable to accidents, preventable events or complacency has remained unacceptably high. A review of data indicates that many deaths are due to officer negligence or carelessness...and could have been avoided. We must consider the fact that a great majority of the deaths are interrelated. Since most Patrol Officers are also tactical team members; it is fairly simple to see the correlation. These deaths also occur in tactical operations, or worst yet, while responding to tactical situations. We will discuss several reasons for these deaths and the tactics we can use to keep ourselves safe and those we work with. We will discuss a powerful, lifesaving program that you can initiate in your own agency that will help drive down line of duty injuries and death. All attendees to this course will receive instructor materials that will help you build a Below 100 program in your agency.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Jonathan Davis – OSP SRT

Combat Pistol for K9 (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Combat Pistol for K9 (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Izaak Walton League

Class Description: This is an officer course only. No Dogs will be worked. This course was specifically designed for K9 Handlers, Patrol Officers and Swat Officers who work with their departments K9 Team in a patrol or tactical setting. Storm Dog Tactical specifically developed this combat pistol course to improve the skill set of each K9 Handler, Patrol Back Up Officer and Swat Operator in dealing with close quarters high threat situations during K9 Deployments. Understanding how, why and what pistol tactics change during K9 Deployments is important so as not to delay lethal force response if required. These tactics are different than those currently being instructed to patrol officers and swat operators.

Student Equipment Needs: 400 rounds of ammo for duty pistol, Duty gear and clothing for weather and Eye/Ear Protection.

Instructor: Mike Pennington - Storm Dog Tactical

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Sagewood

Class Description:This is a one-day, 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, and vehicles. 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 Life 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"Student Equipment Needs: Pen/Notebook.

Instructor: Pat Cantlin & Cyril Cheng

Cantlin ProfilePat is a 14 year veteran of the Lakewood Police Department, currently assigned to Special Operations. Joined WEB SWAT in January of 2009. Assigned full time to the Cleveland Division of the United States Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force since April of 2012.

CTS Flash Bang Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

CTS Flash Bang Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 706

Class Description: Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including proficiency 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

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

Instructor: Phil Shingleton – CTS

Defense Technology Distraction Device Munitions Instructor (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Defense Technology Distraction Device Munitions Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 707

Class Description: Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including proficiency 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

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

Instructor: Kevin Boucher – Safariland

Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 709

Class Description: Police interactions with citizens are in the national spotlight. What previously wouldn't have made the local paper now makes national news. Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters is an offer safety program, designed to enhance officer safety while simultaneously increase the quality of contacts police have with the public. In short, this course keeps officers safe, while keeping them off YouTube!

Student Equipment Needs: Workbook and pen will be provided.

Instructor: John Bostain

John has committed the last 23 years to law enforcement, 20 of which have been as a law enforcement trainer. He has presented nationally and internationally on contemporary law enforcement topics such as officer/citizen encounters, use of force, human performance factors, and instructor development.
John was a police officer in Hampton VA, where he served as a patrol officer, detective, patrol supervisor, and SWAT team member. He was an instructor at FLETC for 13 years and now owns Command Presence Training in Brunswick, GA. He is also the recipient of the 2012 ILEETA Trainer of the Year Award.

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain

Class Description: This block of instruction is designed for Law Enforcement personnel who work or execute special operations in a close quarter urban environment. Force on Force Advanced Tactics focuses heavily on force on force scenarios where students must employ and adapt their training to survive the scenario against well –armed and determined suspect(s). Scenarios will consist of, but not limited to: building/house clearing, hostage situation, active shooter, and approach on target. By the end of the day, officers will have refined or changed their current tactics to better achieve their mission.

Student Equipment Needs: Call out gear (NO impact weapons, NO chemical irritants, empty mag pouches, no knives.)

Instructor: Eric McBride

Sergeant, SWAT, Instructor, and Range Safety Officer

Glock Armorer (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Glock Armorer (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1700

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Areas of focus include: Safety Rules, Safe Action System Design, Function of Safeties, Unloading & Clearing, Field Stripping & Reassembly, Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Slide, Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Receiver, Fire Control Component Configurations / Engagement, Multiple Practice Disassembly & Reassembly of Entire Pistol, Options / Alternate Parts Offered, Sights / Tools, Diagnostics / Trouble Shooting Guides, Review, and Written Examination (Minimum Required Score 80%).

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials and safety materials – No Firearms permitted in class.

Instructor: Lynn Freshly

FreshlyLynn has been a Firearms Instructor for Glock Professional, Inc for over six years. He is one of the primary shooting instructors for Glock. He has taught classes all over the United States and Canada. He teaches approximately 60 Armorer Classes and 10 Instructor Workshops per year. He has also taught classes for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association, National Rifle association and the Ohio Tactical Officers Association.

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 2

Class Description: This class is going to cover the dynamic aspects of carrying and deploying a concealed handgun as a DAILY responsibility, while working plain clothes, UC or off duty. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster, (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt,) and all will be addressed. We will discuss gear selection, advantages and disadvantages of positions of carry and methods and considerations.

Student Equipment Needs: Required Kit items include:
• 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 rounds capacity or higher
• Single stack .45's are fine, just need to increase magazine count to 8 minimum
• Concealment Holster - **SEE NOTES AT BOTTOM**
• Double magazine carrier
• 4 high capacity magazines MINIMUM (8 for 1911 guys)
• A cover garment- Button down shirt, sweatshirt, jacket. How do you carry concealed?
• 600 rounds of factory ammunition
• Cleaning kit / lubrication

Instructor: Matt Jacques

Matt is a former Marine and retired SWAT Officer. He served as an undercover Detective within the Special Problems Unit and Street Crimes 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 as a Sniper team member until his retirement due to injuries sustained during a line of duty incident.
Matt was the Chief of Operations for the Firearms Training Unit for a Federal Agency for nearly a decade before taking his company, Victory First full time.

Heroin/Fentanyl Investigators Workshop (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Heroin/Fentanyl Investigators Workshop (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Ohio in Opiate Crisis: Crime Scene to Courtroom
This class will take the student through the crime scene with Cleveland P.D. detectives who have handled hundreds of Fatal & two thousand Non-Fatal scene investigations. The class will demonstrate how Info/Intel gleaned from the scene/sources is uploaded into the HIDTA Case Explorer database & then analyzed by DEA personnel who produce very valuable "Pointers" used in the prosecution of suspects & strategy development. (Case Explorer is available to all L.E) The class will show the issues and needs of State & Federal Prosecution & the Medical Examiners perspective. The DEA will share current trends & future enhancements to this crisis.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material.

Instructor: Scott Moran – Cleveland Police Department
Pat Lavelle – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor
James Goodwin – Drug Enforcement Agency
Robert Corts – United States Attorney's Office
Frank Perhacs – HIDTA
Hugh Shannon – Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner

Det. Scott Moran: Cleveland P.D. for 22 years.13 years in Narcotics doing Major Investigations and undercover work. Det. Moran has spent the last 5 years investigating over 300 Opiate Death and 1000 Non-Fatal scenes resulting in successful prosecutions for Manslaughter and Corrupting Another with Drugs in State court and Federal court as well. Det. Moran shares his investigative knowledge in Opiate related deaths to other L.E around the state of Ohio including the Ohio Attorney Generals L.E. conference and in other states across the USA.

High Risk Room Entry (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

High Risk Room Entry (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Center

Class Description: Franklin County SWAT will be introducing room clearance techniques used in high stress/ high-risk situations. The team will cover basic two to four man room entries, multiple rooms, hallway movements, cover, threshold assessments, angles, non-verbal communication and de-confliction. This is a fast paced class that will challenge students to think on their feet. The class will conclude with scenario-based training based on real world experiences.

Student Equipment Needs: BDU's, paint ball mask and gloves if you have (we will provide if you don't), Students will be exposed to Simunitions (bring padded clothing…ie sweatshirt, coveralls are recommended). Students are encouraged to bring lunch. We are trying to cover a lot of topics in a short period of time.

Instructor: Ray Debolt

I am Ray DeBolt with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office SWAT team. I started out on the team as a Deputy and moved through the ranks. I am currently the Sgt. in charge of SWAT training. The team went full time in 2014 and we are fortunate that we get to practice and perfect our craft every day. We are a very busy SWAT team and have worked with several different agencies in and out of Ohio. I get to work with the best SWAT operators in the country and we are constantly learning. Our team looks forward to working with you.

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: HTMBPR is designed for the 21st Century Law Enforcement Professional. It focuses on advanced critical thinking using an understanding in human behavior patterns to articulate and defend decisions made by the officer in the course of their duties. It is designed to empower the law enforcement officer and limit department/organization liability while simultaneously building community rapport and engagement.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen/Pencil/Highlighter, Notebook, Tablet/Laptop Computer, Students can wear their duty uniform or casual attire as per their Unit/Dept/Org SOPs or guidance.

Instructor: Jay Seese and Lynn Westover

Jay SeeseJay has worked extensively within Combat Profiling and the Combat Profiling Program of Instruction (POI) and the USJFCOM's Border Hunter Program of Instruction (POI). Jay worked with the US Marine Corp's highly successful Combat Hunter program, which had a dramatic impact on the success rate of missions during a very tenuous timeframe in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Jay has trained Rangers and Anti-Poaching units within South Africa and completed courses of instruction at the South African Wildlife College. Jay has completed multiple iterations in training (Marines/Army) and Drug Task force teams within Columbia as well as Saudi Arabia.
As a recognized subject matter expert, Jay has worked with numerous programs to include; Combat Profiling, Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis (HBPR&A) Irregular Warfare, Advanced Situational Awareness Training (ASAT), Special Operational Forces Advanced Situational Awareness Training (SOFSAT), Maritime Situational Awareness Training (MASAT) and Insider-Threat Situational Awareness Training (IT-SAT). Jay was a Senior-Team Lead Instructor for the 5-day and 10-Day user and operator's courses and the 22-day T3 (Train the Trainer) Course with duties that included scenario development, range application, rural and urban integration, advanced tactical operations, and advanced optics integration. Jay has taught Special Operation Forces Situational Awareness (SOFSAT) to Naval Special Warfare (NSW), US Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). In 2012 and 2013 Jay served as a Team Leader in Afghanistan for multiple deployments, traveling and conducting training for U.S. and coalition forces, theater wide.
Jay has worked 18 years within the law enforcement community with 14 years of undercover/plainclothes operations and investigations. Jay worked City/State/Federal task force groups in an undercover capacity that included operations within DEA/ATF and multiple DOJ agencies. Jay has been a Senior Instructor for 8 years with an "unnamed" program to instruct and conduct covert-urban operations, surveillance and counter surveillance techniques. Jay is a 5 Year US Army veteran serving with the Military Police Quick Reaction Force (QRF), with multiple combat deployments. Jay Seese is a Partner/Co-founder of Six Layer Concepts & Consulting LLC. Jay holds an Active Secret Security Clearance.Lynn "Sherpa" Westover served 12 years as an Infantryman, Force Reconnaissance Team Leader and Scout Sniper in the Marine Corps. After his tour at Fox Co. BLT 2/8, Lynn became a Reconnaissance Marine completing 4 combat tours, 2 in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan, from 2002 to 2007 at 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. He then earned his Master Instructor Certification at the Reconnaissance Center of Excellence as a Basic Reconnaissance Instructor where he was instrumental in developing the Reconnaissance Team Leaders Course. Lynn was also responsible for implementing the Combat Hunter program into the curriculum of BRC.
Lynn Westover JrIn 2010 and 2012 Lynn was stationed at Force Company II MEF,  Okinawa Japan. He then deployed with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion as a Force Recon Team Leader in Upper Sangin Valley, Helmand Province of Afghanistan. After leaving the Marine Corps in 2012, Lynn became an Advanced Situational Awareness Instructor teaching ASAT, IT-SAT, and SOFSAT to Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen as well as British, Italian, Polish, and Spanish Forces. Lynn spent three months in Afghanistan teaching Insider Threat Situational Awareness. He was responsible for teaching human behavior pattern recognition to members of the Special Operations Community such as NSW, Navy SEAL teams 2, 4, 8, and 10; 7th Special Forces Group; 3rd Special Forces Group; and 19th Special Forces Group.
As a recognized subject matter expert, Lynn was the lead consultant for behavior profiling and hostile threat mitigation for Guidry Group LLC. He was also the Lead Security Applications Developer for UAS fixed wing early detection and response for high-risk oil assets, tactics techniques and procedures land and maritime. Lynn generated training standards and performance requirements for West Africa Oil Security Project Development, Elkins Marine Training International and Oceans Explorers Nigeria LTD. He has provided the first of a new line of training courses to be launched in Nigeria. He has served as a Team Leader for personal security detachments, executive protection, private investigation, reconnaissance and surveillance, and site security consulting. Lynn advises African Rangers in South Africa as the Human Terrain Director for VETPAW (Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife) Lynn works as an instructor with an "unnamed" program to instruct and conduct covert- urban operations, surveillance and counter surveillance techniques. Lynn currently holds an Active Secret Security clearance and is a Partner/Co-founder of Six Layer Concepts & Consulting LLC.

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club

Class Description: This course is a designed to give the shooter the proper shooting fundamentals and mindset needed in a life-or-death scenario from 50-300 yards. We have carbines because they are more powerful than pistols and capable of precision at distance. This course is designed to teach you how to operate your carbine effectively in such scenarios. Learn what you and your weapon are capable of. This is a great class for anyone that is apprehensive, or novice shooting at these ranges; reality is your ONLY shot may be at distance. Come and learn what works, what doesn't work, and why. Learn what the bullet does once it hits a medium (window, wall, clothing, etc.) and what it does against soft tissue; learn what it does at distance- forget what Hollywood has taught you. This course is designed to educate you the shooter on what to expect from your body, your mind, and equipment in a life-or-death scenario. We do not rise to the occasion, but fall to the level of our training — don't fall short when it counts. This is a low-round-count class — distance calls for quality not quantity. FYI — we will shoot a lot of steel! Course includes: Fundamentals needed for accuracy (personal and equipment), Target engagement from 50-300 yards, In-depth discussion on incapacitation zones, Ballistic lecture of common carbine calibers in mediums and soft tissue, Scenario training, Specific incapacitation drills, Situation specific shooting positions, Psychology of the gunfight, and Speed and accuracy drills.

Student Equipment Needs: Carbine of choice with quality optic or sights
3 or more magazines
200 rounds of rifle ammo
Ear protection (electronic preferred) / Eye protection
Sling and magazine pouches
Water hydrating device
Weapon lube and maintenance tools
Bagged lunch or snacks
Positive attitude and open mind

Instructor: Doc Spears

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: ARES

Class Description: This 8 hour class will introduce the officer to the theory and practical application of explosive breaching as it pertains to LE Special Operation Teams. After an initial overview in the classroom that will cover history, liability and collateral issues, safety and current changes, the students will move to the range where they will construct, place and fire a variety of charges used to defeat solid wood and metal doors. At the completion of this class, the students will have a clear understanding of why this vital skill set is so critical to combat the current criminal and terrorist threats the LE community id facing. This course is strongly recommended for supervisors and decision makers.

Student Equipment Needs: Body Armor, eye and ear protection, knife, and note taking materials.

Instructor: Alan Brosnan

BrosnanAlan's introduction to counter terrorist and breaching operations came during his service with the New Zealand Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. He moved to the United States in 1989 and has been active in law enforcement and military training ever since. From 1992-2015, Alan was a Reserve Deputy with the Desoto County (Mississippi) Sheriff's Department where his job descriptions included SWAT entry man, breacher and instructor. Since 1993, Alan has worked as a contract instructor for the U.S. Department of State's Anti-terrorism Assistance Program that trains foreign law enforcement officers in skills associated with counter terrorism. He has designed and implemented several courses pertaining to breaching and tactics to dozens of foreign countries. Alan has been conducting and participating in explosive breaching training and tactical operations consistently for the last 37 years.

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA/Kalahari

Class Description: Students will be introduced to visual tracking skills with an emphasis on proper focus in the critical first minutes of an unfolding incident. The class will center around finding and interpreting tracks and supporting details. Additionally, the course will focus on the small team tactics vital during the initial phase of the operation. This curriculum is based on a "come as you are" approach. The skill sets stressed are designed to make you better with what you have and emphasizes seizing opportunities, leveraging primitive and advanced technology, and piecing together information in order to determine the best tactics to effect an arrest.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, appropriate BDU clothing, plate carriers, long guns, small binoculars (optional).

Instructor: Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar is a 19 year law enforcement officer/supervisor with the National Park Service near Atlanta, Ga. Anthony began his study of tracking and rural tactical operations in 2001 after several work related incidents exposed a unique need for the skill set. Since that time, Anthony has 100's of hours of training and operational experience involving tracking, rural tactics, and the use of footprint evidence to resolve critical incidents. Anthony currently exclusively trains law enforcement departments and officers who are looking for the unique skills. Anthony is also a Firearms Instructor and use of Force Instructor for his agency.

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 722

Class Description: AGS will be conducting a one (1) day excerpt from our Law Enforcement Protective Operations (LEPO) course. This course will be repeated on 3 separate days during the conference. Students will learn protective operation walking formations and discuss each of the member's responsibilities. Along with formations, we will discuss arrivals and departures with members of the formation and a principal. First half of the day will be inside of the classroom, while second half will be outside applying the walking formations and arrivals and departures.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Hillis

Bryan KTOA RangeMr. Hillis currently serves as the President and Principal Consultant for Alexander Global Strategies, Inc., a Security, Risk Management and Training firm. Bryan was fortunate to have a diverse Law Enforcement career for over 15 years and served in a variety of positions to include, 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, lead and managed protection details during high profile events in the United States and in Central and South America, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US Government officials, foreign government officials, CEO's, celebrities, professional athletes and Fortune 100/500 companies.
On the training side, Bryan was selected and vetted as an instructor for the US Diplomatic Security Service/Anti-Terrorism Assistance Training Program. Bryan deployed to the Middle East where he trained Middle Eastern Presidential Protective Details in the areas of Firearms, Motorcade Operations, Defensive Tactics, and Protective Operations along with various other Anti-Terrorism topics. In addition to his Middle East deployment, Bryan has trained countless individuals who deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel to conduct protection details for government officials on the World Wide Protective Services project for the US Department of State.
Additionally, for over 15 years Bryan has taught and led exercises in variety of areas to include firearms, combatives, close quarter battle, tactical mobility, and various breaching methods along with other high risk tactics. Bryan has been tasked as the lead instructor during DOD and DOJ contract courses for Naval Special Warfare (SEAL's), FBI Hostage Rescue Teams, US Special Forces along with Eastern European Special Forces. Bryan routinely works with State and Local Law Enforcement officers from all over the country.

Narcotics Team Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Narcotics Team Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - 306

Class Description:Attendees will be introduced to the covert and overt aspects of narcotic operations ranging from street level narcotics enforcement to small- to mid-level drug traffickers. The role and expectations of the undercover operative while performing his duties are discussed to include safety considerations and tactical support team personnel. Emphasis will be placed on individual officer tactics, team tactics, team dynamics, team limitations, investigative efforts and undercover deployment. Tactical team operations, case takedowns and undercover officer rescue will also be discussed.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material.

Instructor: Frankie Sepulveda

Det. Frank Sepulveda has a combined total of over 20 years experience in the law enforcement, active duty military, security, and combatives fields. He currently serves as an Instructor with the NY/NJ High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Regional Training Center as well as an Instructor with the New York Police Department (NYPD) Organized Crime Control Bureau (OCCB) Training Unit. Det. Sepulveda is tasked with training approximately 8,000 law enforcement personnel annually comprised of various federal, state, local, and international LE/MIL units. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for 88 Tactical Group and Ronin Tactics Inc.

Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) Review (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) Review (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This 8-hour block will be divided into 2 4-hour blocks. The first 4-hour block will involve discussion on issues to consider when responding as a supervisor/command officer to an officer involved shooting (OIS). Additionally, what an officer should expect during such incidents will also be covered. Issues will include how to work with the officer during the immediate and long-term aftermath. The second 4-hour block will be presented by Dr. Kathy Platoni, an expert in PTSD and trauma, who will discuss her experience when assisting officers involved in critical incidents including officer involved shootings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Dr. Kathy Platoni & Bob Chabali, Dayton PD (Ret), NTOA

Kathy Platoni, Psy.D. has been a practicing clinical psychologist for more than 35 years and maintains her private practice in Centerville, Ohio. In service of her country and as an Army Reserve clinical psychologist, she has deployed on four occasions in time of war. Dr. Platoni served as commander of the 1972nd Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control) at Guantanamo Bay Cuba from 2003-2004, where combat stress control became a critical element of the Joint Task Force mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Global War on Terrorism. Having volunteered to return to active duty within weeks of her redeployment from Joint Task Force-GTMO, Dr. Platoni deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, holding the position of Deputy Commander of Clinical Services for the 55th Medical Company (CSC) in Baghdad and seven subsequent locations, finally as Officer in Charge of Team Ar Ramadi, situated the seat of the insurgency and during times of intensive combat. At the invitation of the 3rd Brigade Commander, 3rd Infantry Division upon the conclusion of her tour of duty in the wartime theater, Dr. Platoni reported to the Home of the Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia for an additional six month mission in order to provide for the reintegration services of the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment due to elevated numbers of psychological casualties among combat arms soldiers. Dr. Platoni was last deployed to the combat theater of Afghanistan from 2009 through late 2010 with the 467th Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving as Clinical Advisor for the medical detachment and Officer in Charge of Team Wilson, Kandahar Province, and Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was assigned to the 1493rd Medical Detachment (CSC) in Cary, North Carolina until the time of her retirement. As a survivor of the tragic Ft. Hood Massacre in November of 2009, she is an ardent activist for reconsideration of this shooting incident as an act of terrorism to assure that the wounded and the families of the deceased are awarded long overdue benefits and was very instrumental in the awarding of the Purple Heart Medal to the Fort Hood wounded and to the families of those who lost their lives on that tragic day.
Dr. Platoni is a graduate of the School of Professional Psychology of Nova University (now Nova Southeastern University) in Davie, Florida. Subsequent to the conclusion of her doctoral studies under the auspices of the United States Army's Health Professionals Scholarship Program, she completed her internship on active duty Army status at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas in 1984. From 1984 through 1987, she served as Chief of Psychology at DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. During her more than three decades of both active and Army Reserve status, including a six month tour of duty during Operation Desert Storm, Dr. Platoni developed combat stress control, debriefings and crisis management programs utilized throughout the U.S. Army. She held the position of Army Reserve Clinical Psychology Consultant to the Chief, Medical Service Corp for six years and is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. Dr. Platoni retired from the US Army with the rank of Colonel in October of 2013.
Dr. Platoni maintains an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor with the School of Professional Psychology, Wright State University. She is a skilled hypnotherapist and possesses expertise in the sub-specialty areas of behavioral medicine and the treatment of chronic pain and chronic, debilitating, and terminal illnesses. Due to her father's exposure to radiation during the bombing of Nagasaki during World War II, she was born with congenital defects that have required extensive maxillofacial (bone) reconstructive and bone grafting procedures. No stranger to chronic pain herself, Dr. Platoni has undergone 59 major and minor surgeries over the course of the last 24 years to correct these defects, 18 of them with hypnosis as the sole anesthetic. Her last major plastic surgery was featured in a segment of ABC News "20/20" in 1999. She is in the process of completing a series of scholarly articles on this subject and has also published in a number of professional and lay journals on topics relating to Gulf War Syndrome, the psychological aftermath of the events of "9/11", and professional/medical ethics. Two landmark books, written and edited by Dr. Raymond Scurfield and Dr. Platoni on the subject of war trauma, Expanding the Circle of Healing~Trauma in Its Wake and Healing War Trauma~A Handbook of Creative Approaches, were published in 2012. She was awarded Diplomate status by the American Academy of Pain Management and was recently appointed Fellow of the American Institute of Stress and distinguished membership in the Institute of Traumatic Stress 2013 Board of Scientific and Professional Advisors and of Veterans 360. In addition, Dr. Platoni holds professional memberships in the American Psychological Association, Ohio Psychological Association, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, the Dayton Area Psychological Association, and International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She also holds the position of Editor of the Combat Stress E-Magazine.
Since the "9/11" tragedy and attacks on the United States, Dr. Platoni voluntarily deployed to New York City on two occasions in order to provide disaster mental health and critical incident stress debriefing services to members of the New York City Police Department. She currently serves as the Dayton SWAT psychologist and Mental Health Advisor to the Dayton Hostage Negotiation Team.
As a nationally renowned expert in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dr. Platoni has been featured in Fox News, CNN, USA Today, Newsweek, US News and World Report, AP News, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Washington Post, NPR Radio, Stars and Stripes, San Antonio Express News, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, The Ohio Psychologist, the Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, and The National Psychologist.
For her professional contributions to the field of psychology and decades of humanitarian service, Dr. Platoni was awarded a lifetime achievement award by her alma mater, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in 2008 and was selected for the very prestigious Dayton's Ten Top Women Award for the Class of 2012. She was awarded the Legacy Award for community service and volunteerism in the Southwest Ohio area in April of 2013. She was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious service by the United States Army on 19 July 2014. Dr. Platoni was the recipient of the 2016 IVAT Returning Veterans Resiliency in Response to Trauma Award. This award is given by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) to a veteran who has experienced specific trauma in war and whose efforts and advocacy have had a notably restorative impact on a traumatized population.
On 14 March 2015, COL Platoni was sworn in as a member of the 4th Civil Support and Sustainment Brigade, Ohio Military Reserve; back in uniform for her 35th year, this time as Chief Psychologist for State Defense Forces.
Kathy Platoni, Psy.D., DAAPM, FAIS
COL (RET), US Army
COL (Ohio Military Reserve), SDF

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club – 100-Meter Range

Class 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. This is a fast-paced course with intermittent stress and little downtime.
Topics Include:
• Safety as it relates to carbine employment
• Ready positions and presentation
• Post engagement considerations
• Speed/emergency reload
• Critical communication
• Manipulation and stoppage problem solving
• Handgun, speed and precision
• Handgun manipulation
• Deploying the secondary weapon
• Transitioning from secondary to primary
• Full and half support side engagement
• Changing levels
• Positional problem solving
• Working through problems as a team

Student Equipment Needs: Zeroed rifle, Handgun, Dress and wear equipment that would be common for rifle employment situations, 350-450 rounds of rifle/carbine ammunition, 100- 200 rounds of handgun ammunition, and fluids and Lunch. We will take a 30-minute lunch, so please bring yours.

Instructor: Daniel Shaw

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. His direct action experience includes Level IV VBSS and In Extremis Hostage Rescue. Daniel has been a DOD/USMC firearms instructor for over 16 years. Since retirement from the Marine Corps, Daniel has gained over 5 years of experience teaching Armed Citizens, Law Enforcement Officers, and Active Duty Military. He holds numerous instructor certifications from the US Marine Corps to include foreign weapons and master instructor of handgun, rifle/carbine, shotgun, and medium to heavy machine guns. Daniel takes his life of training and combat experience and develops and presents curriculum and creates digital media content to help Law Enforcement, US Military and responsible Armed Citizens prepare for a deadly force encounter.

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range

Class Description: Participants in this course should have a core understanding of marksmanship fundamentals and strong weapons handling skills. Building on these fundamentals, participants will be instructed in high performance skills and will practice techniques to enable them to successfully perform in firearm engagements. Topics covered will include: Weapon Zeros, Safety, Grip, Stance, Accuracy, Speed, Positions, Multiple Threats, Reloads, Malfunctions, Shooting on the Move, and Open Mindset.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle, Serviceable Pistol, 3 Rifle Magazines, Pouches for Rifle Magazines, 3 Pistol Magazines, Pouches for Pistol Magazines, 300 Rifle Rounds / 250 Pistol Rounds, Rifle Sling, Eye and Ear Protections, and Serviceable Holster

Instructor: Jared Reston

restonbioJared has been a law enforcement officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office since 2001 and has been an active member of S.W.A.T. since 2004. Jared is currently assigned as a Detective in the Department of Homeland Security/Gang Investigations Unit, and he is the assistant team leader and lead firearms instructor for the SWAT team. Jared has been involved in the successful resolution of over one thousand S.W.A.T. missions, including several lethal force incidents. For his actions in a January 2008 shooting, he was awarded The President of the United States "Medal of Valor", American Police and Hall of Fame's "National Police Officer of the Year", Fraternal Order of Police's "Florida Police Officer of the Year", and the State of Florida's "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year." Jared has had the opportunity to train with, and be trained by, some of the finest firearms and tactics instructors in the country. His goal is to use his training and experience to give Armed Professionals the tools to successfully resolve their own critical incidents.

Performance Pistol (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Performance Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: The purpose of this POI is to strengthen the effectiveness of officers through maximizing shooting performance. For most law enforcement, the handgun serves as THE primary weapon system/life-line. With this in mind, it's important to train to a high standard with that weapon. Example topics covered:
- Sighting methods and considerations
- Proper trigger reset and cadence control
- Subconscious throttle control
- Target transitioning
- Shooting on the move
- Self-training considerations

Student Equipment Needs: 800 rounds, Holster/Duty belt, ability to carry 1-3 extra mags, and an open mind.

Instructor: Lucas A Botkin

LucasBotkinLucas Botkin is the founder and CEO of T.REX ARMS, a company specializing in tactical equipment, solutions, and education. Lucas is an avid shooter and spends 12-16 hours a week on the range. Firing in excess of 2000 rounds a week. Lucas currently consults various law enforcement agencies and military units in ways to improve standards and build firearm proficiency through progressive shooting performance. He also runs a LE/MIL training facility outside of Nashville.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: To Be Determined

Class Description: Pistol Diagnostics will give the student the ability and knowledge necessary to recognize and self diagnose issues he or she may be having and to fix those issues through a better understanding of the fundamentals of marksmanship as they relate to the pistol. We will break down the fundamentals in terms that make sense to you, that you'll be able to take back with you to increase your confidence and competence with your pistol. If you've been frustrated with your pistol marksmanship or would simply like to tune things up, this is the class for you. You will not be left behind in this class, we will fix you!

Student Equipment Needs: 300 rounds, Holster/Duty belt, ability to carry at least 1-3 extra mags, and an open mind.

Instructor: Russ Lyons

Russ Lyons is a Cleveland Police officer with over 22 years experience. Russ was previously assigned to the Ordnance Unit as a lead firearms trainer for 10 years. He was instrumental in the implementation and development of the Division's patrol rifle program. He also served on the Division's Weapons Committee and was responsible for the selection of weapons and equipment. In addition, Russ was responsible for recruit basic training and the development of yearly in service firearms training for his agency. Russ is currently assigned to the Division's S.W.A.T. Team, where he serves as an operator, sniper and trainer. Russ is an adjunct instructor for the OTOA's Red Team and Center Mass Inc.

Plain Clothes Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Response (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Plain Clothes Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Building H

Class Description: This LE-CT Response and Low Visibility Operations/Next Gen Warfare course is designed to provide insight into the world of government Small Unit Counter Terrorisms Tactics, with an emphasis in Low Visibility Operations. These tactics are currently being utilized by special teams throughout Europe and the Middle East, and credited to saving lives when seconds count. The objective of the eight (8) hour seminar is to provide an overview of team structure, command and control, equipment, communications, weapons, and deployment. Our goal is to provoke thought and discussion for how teams will tackle the next generation of warfare. The instructor cadre have foundations as US Marines, having served on Law Enforcement Tactical Teams, as well as established Counter Terrorism units within the Intelligence Community.

Student Equipment Needs: Notepad and Pen; Low visibility clothing (i.e. blue jeans, t-shirts, clothing) that works in the surrounding environment. Handgun, Subgun or SBR, Plate carrier/chest rigs/or bandoleer, helmet, NVGs, Med kit, comms gear.

Instructor: Danny "Gator" Pritbor

Gator has 24 years of experience with service as a U.S. Marine, Law Enforcement (SWAT) Deputy, GRS-Protective Special Agent (USG) and Defense Contractor (DOD). He has extensive time conducting low profile protective operations, and running special teams in high threat areas throughout the Middle East. Gator served with the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Florida. He has extensive service on the SWAT team, Gang Enforcement and Narcotics units, where he participated in numerous high-risk search warrant, hostage rescues and apprehensions of violent felony offenders.
He is the founder and director of FireBase Combat Studies Group LLC, and remains active as a Government Security Specialist, Industry consultant and tactical training advisor.
Danny has trained beginner and advanced personnel as a firearm and tactics instructor for several governmental agencies to include the U.S. State Department Antiterrorism Assistance program and the U.S. Department of Energy NNSI Central Training Academy. Private sector training companies include the Universal Training Academy in Frost Proof FL, Blackwater USA, the Surefire Institute, Strategos International and Deliberate Dynamics.

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club

Class Description: In partnership with Glock, Safariland and Raven Concealment, students that do not have a pistol with an optic can use a Glock 34 GEN 5 equipped with a red dot optic (courtesy of Glock) and holster the weapon in a Safariland or Raven Concealment holster. Students that have their own pistol and red dot combo are welcome to bring it
Red Dots on pistols are becoming more popular as options for carry and 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 • How to get better on your own. Dry fire for skill building. Live fire for confirmation • Red Dot Maintenance • Target transitions • Shooting on the move.

Student Equipment Needs: RDS pistol. Holster (no serpas). 3 mags (1 gun/2 pouched). 250 rounds.

Instructor: Scott Jedenski

Lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ). Sponsored and Master class USPSA competitor in Carry Optics division. 15th recipient of the F.A.S.T coin (only one to do it with a RMR).
I have received training from notable instructors such as Jose Gordon, Matt Jacques, Chris Sizelove, Steve Fisher, Greg Ellifritz, Pat Goodale, Wayne Fisher , Ernest Langdon, and Aaron Cowan.
I have been sought out by and consulted LE agencies on the use of RDS pistols. The latest was the
Pentagon ERT instructor cadre.

Ronin Close Quarters Defense – Blade (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ronin Close Quarters Defense – Blade (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thurday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This block of instruction is a beginner to medium skill level course. This course will build on the fundamentals and capabilities of the blade. Officers will be taught how to use the blade in order to better defend against these tactics. Course will cover empty hands, blade fighting, impact weapons and how to defend against common weapons found and used on the streets. Officers will walk away with a proven mindset and defense tactics to better enhance their survivability.

Student Equipment Needs: Water, Notebook and Pen, and Wear Daily duty clothes.

Instructor: Tu Lam

tulamprofileTu Lam (Retired U.S. Army Special Forces- Green Beret)--23 Years Full Spectrum US Special Operations throughout 27 countries worldwide. Team-Leader assignments in Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, Hostage Rescue, Direct Action and Counter-Terrorism Operations in permissive and non-permissive environments. Composite Special Forces team training and development team leader. Founder/CEO and Director of Training and Research Development for Ronin Tactics Inc. ??R?nin Tactics specializes in Law Enforcement and Military tactics training in non-lethal and lethal applications. Using concepts and directives, special weapons and tactics, empty-hand and edge weapons combative, close-quarters battle, and firearm applications both handgun and rifle.

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class will focus on the planning process for both SWAT and Narcotics search warrants. The class will discuss and outline the scout process along with the necessary information needed to complete an operations plan for a search warrant. Different options for operation plans will be presented. This class is geared toward those who will be tasked with completing search warrant plans for their agency or SWAT team. Participants will have the opportunity to do a scout/intel gathering and complete a search warrant operations plan.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen, Paper, Laptop if they have one.

Instructor: Detective Sean Humphrey and Officer Ross Nagy

Det. Sean Humphrey
Narcotics Detective with Dayton Police Department currently assigned to the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E Task Force
OTOA Region 3 Represenative
Former Dayton SWAT Member - Sniper

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 701

Class Description: This eight hour class is designed to provide participants with practical, hands on skills in addressing violent situations when working in plain clothes or undercover, when force escalation options are limited, and when in confined environments (such as inside a vehicle). The class includes a SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) component that would teach officers how to defeat restraints; a defensive tactics component-teaching handgun disarms in extreme close quarters, and vehicle interdiction as a part of officer rescue tactics. This is a fast paced and dynamic class.

Student Equipment Needs: Officers should come in plain clothes and a concealable holster. If they have a training gun for their holster they should bring that as well.

Instructor: BK Blankchtein

BK 56BK spent over 21 years (4 active and 17 as a reservist) in the Israeli military as a tier-one unit member. BK moved to the USA in 1999 and established Masada Tactical. Leveraging their experience, Masada Tactical aimed to provide agencies with training to meet today's threats, based on proven Israeli tactics. Specializing in small team tactics, CQC, empty-hand tactics, and counterterrorism Masada Tactical has trained over 200 agencies around the world. BK holds a bachelor degree in counterterrorism and a Masters degree in Security Management. He is a sworn officer in Chatom, AL.

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This course is designed for Smith & Wesson M&P center fire Duty Pistols. Focus will be on nomenclature, fieldstripping and maintenance, safeties and safety checks, detailed dis-assembly, and troubleshooting and minor repairs. Performing lessons repeatedly will insure good hands-on instruction for a better understanding of this firearm. 3-year certification.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen & Paper (Smith & Wesson will provide all weapons)

Instructor: Rick Shene

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 308 and Fire Tower

Class Description: Basic introduction to applying multiple breach and ladder operations to your warrant service tactics. A two-hour power point will review theory and application as well as the development of a ladder component. The class will then conduct practical exercises with the intention of giving the student a basic understanding of ladder deployment accompanied by breach and hold techniques for second story windows.

Student Equipment Needs: Helmet, gloves and eye protection.

Instructor: Darin Karbler

Sgt. Darin Karbler is a patrol Sergeant for the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and has been a member of the DTU (Delaware Tactical Unit) since 1997. Sgt. Karbler has also worked in the Detective Bureau, Court Services and with the U.S Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Sgt. Karbler has been an OTOA board member since 2013 and currently holds the position of Director of Merchandise.

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky Fire Tower

Class Description: SWAT Operators will review knots, improvised anchors and on-rope fundamentals with current kit review and placement. Primary training focus will be contingency planning and execution of emergent operator, team and hostage/victim egress and rescue from elevated positions. Introduction to tactical infiltration and overwatch positions. New equipment will be introduced; team's current equipment may be used. Revac USA will have on rope equipment available for all students if departments are unable to provide.

Student Equipment Needs: Team training uniform (older BDU's recommended, as they will get abused) Gloves Appropriate boots/footwear, Helmet, bump cap, Current team rope equipment, Harness, hardware, rope etc. (Revac will provide all equipment for training if students do not have equipment available) Plate carriers/Vests (no magazines, ammunition etc) Training weapons if available.

Instructor: Dan Russell

Dan Russell: Owner Revac USA, Special Operations Tactical Rope Instructor 2005-present,Rope Rescue Technician, Tactical Rope Access Specialist in Jungle/Urban/Dessert,20+ years climbing experience rock, big wall, ice, alpine and mountaineering.

The Death of Defensive Tactics: How to Stop Relying on What's Killing Us (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

The Death of Defensive Tactics: How to Stop Relying on What's Killing Us (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Are you tired of symbolic "box-checking" DT that your officers laugh at and create more injuries in training than it prevents in the street? Are you ready for a fresh approach? This class will show you how to creatively destroy the legacy DT systems that have never worked and replace them with simple concepts and methods that do. You will also learn why to stop using the term "Defensive Tactics" and replace it with a new, Serviceable standard that redefines hands-on use of force for today's LE professional. THIS IS A WORKING CLASS. YOU WILL LEARN BY DOING.

Student Equipment Needs: Comfortable clothing that allow freedom to move, clean athletic shoes.

Instructor: Chief Matthew Vanyo

Matt VanyoMatt is Chief of Police for Olmsted Township Police Department. He is a lifelong Martial Artist and has evaluated the majority of DT programs offered in the U.S. over the past 20 years. He is a graduate of FBINA Class #255, and is a Master Instructor in the Force Management System (www.forcemgmt.com).

Urban Sniper Workshop (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Urban Sniper Workshop (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Izzak Walton League

Class Description: Students will conduct range and practical exercises in a Urban tactical environment. These will include, building and engaging targets from urban hide-sites, tactical observation exercise, and engaging targets from an elevated position.

Student Equipment Needs: Sniper Weapons System, 100 rds, Call-Out Gear, Lawn Chair, Lunch/Drinks, Hearing and Eye Protection.

Instructor: Chad Williams and Kevin Wheeler

Chad Williams
US Army Special Forces (Retired) and Columbus Ohio Police Officer (Retired)

Officer Kevin Wheeler
Columbus, Ohio Police Department. Prior assignments include SWAT, IN/TAC. Aviation Unit and is currently assigned to the Divisions Ordnance Unit as a firearms instructor.

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 801

Class Description: A unique perspective on the violent threats you face. Hear an insider perspective from someone who lived and survived in that violent criminal underworld world for 25 years, with an articulation on how to hack the human processor by understanding how that hardcore mindset is created, and what we can do to begin cultivating the mindset to prepare to meet them head-on with the professionalism.
The primary focus of this course is instructing people to deal with the apex predator, or High-Order Criminal, while pushing oneself to a high level of professionalism. While conventional self-defense and law enforcement training may be sufficient to handle the less intelligent and low skilled assailant, this type of training fails drastically when applied to the predator that has high-order thinking skills.
Participants will gain an understanding of the different levels of criminal attack, and will learn how to focus their study and training to deal with the savvy, non-stereotypical predator with high-order thinking skills. The focus is to identify and understand the high-order predator, and to learn how to not only deal with them, but to awaken and cultivate the high-order predation skills within you while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Our orientation is the foundation of every decision making process we engage in. We will examine how that orientation is created, and what we can do to alter our decision-making performance through training and conditioning.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Varg Freeborn

Varg Freeborn is the Owner and Head Instructor of One Life Defense, LLC and the creator of Violence of MInd. He was raised in an environment of criminal and gang violence, and went on to serve 5 years in prison for a self-defense stabbing that went wrong. After earning a restoration, he went on to work in the industry training with both civilians and law enforcement to a professional level in lethal force mindset, gunfighting and combatives. His experience includes an intimate understanding of prison, criminal combat culture and violence culture as a whole, in which he has lived as a full-time participant. He is also intimately experienced with defending oneself in post-event court proceedings for lethal force, prison training, and the resultant experience with bloody, ambush/counter-ambush predatory violence. From the streets, to prison, to professional training to a law-enforcement level, few have his breadth of experience.

Women's Patrol Rifle Concepts 1 (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Women's Patrol Rifle Concepts 1 (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: This course is geared towards the intermediate shooter who wants to reinforce their fundamentals and will teach them the techniques and drills to master them. Students will review concepts such as grip, trigger control, sight alignment, sight picture, transitions to pistol, reloading, stance, ready positions and immediate action drills. 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 safe manner. Students will the exercise these principle in live-fire drills on
the range. This course is designed for women only as to foster a more comfortable learning environment. Topics that will be covered: Gear, Ammunition, Grip, Recoil control, Stance, Point of Aim Point of impact, Mechanical offset/hold overs, Loading/Unloading/Reloading, Press checking, Drawing, Shooting, Sight gears, Malfunctions 1, 2, 3, and Post engagement follow through.

Student Equipment Needs: Duty Pistol and Patrol Rifle, Ammunition: Minimum 200 pistol rounds and 300 rifle rounds, Duty belt, Rifle Sling, Ballistic Vest, Minimum of 3 pistol magazines for double stack and 5 for single stack, 3 Rifle magazines, Rifle magazine pouch, Ballistic eye protection, Ear protection, Brimmed hat. Recommended equipment: Hydration, Snacks, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellant.

Instructor: Sang Lee

Sang LeeSang Lee, started out in the private sector working in executive protection. After 5 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 L.E.O medical, handgun, and rifle courses all over the U.S. and overseas. Sang has certifications in medical training, edged weapons, armourer 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 a instructor and student.

SWAT Negotiation and Crisis Intervention (4 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

SWAT Negotiation and Crisis Intervention (4 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: SWAT so often relies on negotiators to do the talking, but what happens when they aren't there? This class emphasizes the needs for basic CI skills and how they fit the modern SWAT operator.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Christian D'Alesandro 
Sr. Cpl. Christian D'Alesandro 31 year Dallas PD veteran (ret) with 21 years full time SWAT. Tactical Rappel Master 17 years, Hostage Negotiator, Entry team member, Sniper (8 yrs.) gas and less than lethal instructor, pistol and rifle instructor. Adjunct instructor for Safariland Training Group.Program Director TTPOA

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range

Class Description: Techniques, tips, and training to improve speed and accuracy of the service handgun in emergency scenarios. Students will emphasize application in 'fighting' timeframes and distances; compressed time and predominantly 10 yards and in. An intermediate level session, students will shoot diagnostic and demanding skill drills to better control the service pistol and boost their abilities to hit on demand. Shooters will work primarily at speed and will work up to integrating multiple shots, multiple targets, and short movement. The class will touch on back-up gun employment and single handed shooting.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye/ear pro, Inclement Weather gear, Pen/Notebook, Service Pistol/holster, Minimum 3 magazines, 350 rounds, and Optional (in addition to above): if you carry a back-up Gun/Holster/50 rounds.

Instructor: Justin Dyal 

Dyal headshot OTOAA noted shooter, trainer, and author, Justin Dyal is a retired Marine Raider who left the Marine Corps as a Lt Colonel with extensive experience in anti-terrorism and special operations units. Justin designed training and courses for numerous units and led several of the specialized Marine schools that teach advanced weapons skills. Since the Corps he has consulted with companies in the tactical industry, written for numerous gun magazines, and continued teaching good guys in the military, law enforcement, and civilian sectors. An avid shooter, Justin has competed at the regional and national level in a variety of pistol and rifle disciplines.

Advanced Sniper Techniques and Efficiency Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Advanced Sniper Techniques and Efficiency Course (8 Hours
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: To Be Determined

Class Description: This course is set up to inform and challenge the officers with ADVANCED shooting techniques, efficiency drills, emergency actions, target I.D. drills, stress drills, accuracy drills, speed drills, artificial support shooting, multiple target I.D. and engagement.

Student Equipment Needs: All rifles should shoot MOA or better, approx. 140 rounds of match/DUTY ammunition only and all optics MUST be a scope with tactical type turrets for making compensation adjustments. Officers are highly recommended to have a Manfrotto type tripod suitable for engaging targets in the standing position and either HOG Saddle or Rogue Precision type shooting support attached to their tripod.

Instructor: Jerod Johnson

Jerod Johnson- 8+ years in the Marine Corps most spent as a Scout/Sniper where he attended specialty schools like 1st Marine Regiment Scout Sniper course, 1st Marine Division Basic Scout Sniper course, Special Operations Training Group Urban Sniper, Special Operations Training Group Reconnaissance & Surveillance, Survival Evasion Escape (S.E.R.E.) and completed 3 deployments to various countries including serving as Team Leader for his Scout/Sniper team protecting the USS Cole after it was bombed in Yemen. Jerod has also contracted through the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Services teaching Defensive Designated Marksman in Jordan and Pakistan as well as numerous deployments as a Sniper/DDM conducting anti piracy operations around Somalia and Yemen. Jerod has worked in the firearms industry for companies like Leupold & Stevens and Heckler & Koch Defense. He is currently a reserve police officer and teaches firearm training full time with his company STA Training Group. This is Jerod's 4th year teaching Sniper Operations for the OTOA.

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA

Class Description: This course is designed to enhance the officer's ability to maintain control of their patrol vehicle under stressful conditions. We will discuss at length vehicle dynamics as it relates to both high speed driving and operating your vehicle on day to day patrol. This introduction to our 2-day program will address rear wheel drive, front wheel drive and high center of gravity vehicles. Officers will operate their issued patrol vehicles during drills and skills evaluations.

Student Equipment Needs: Students need to provide their own vehicle (full of fuel), notebook/pen.

Instructor: Mike Evock

Chief Warrant Officer Mike Evock is a combat veteran who has been involved with the Special Forces community for over sixteen years. His career in the military began in 1988 when he enlisted into the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army. It would be only four short years after joining the Army and having experienced combat situations that Mike shifted to the Special Forces as an 18B Weapons Sergeant. His exceptional skills were essential to the success of the division during training and combat missions. From 1994-2009, Mike Evock trained, instructed, commanded and executed various missions as a Green Beret both in the United States and abroad. During this time, Mike achieved his Warrant Officer ranking which put him in command of several small and large unit operations. He has been intimately involved with sensitive combat missions, crisis response teams, counter terrorism missions and more, and continues to instruct and perform important missions in the civilian world today.
Mike Evock began Racing For Heroes in 2009 as a way to give back and support his fellow Special Forces Veterans. Between 2013 and 2015, he made the decision to transform his racing efforts into a charitable organization. That is when he was able to receive 501c3 exemption letter for the operation of the Racing For Heroes Raceway in Mill Hall, PA. He used this venture as a way to uplift and recognize Veterans in many ways. Uniquely, the entire staff at the track were Veterans who volunteered their time to the cause and to the sport. Mike not only ran and promoted the track, but he was also a participant running the #773 Dirt Late Model as a tribute to all of his fallen Special Forces brothers.
Although Racing For Heroes is no longer running this racetrack, Mike has decided to reinvent the cause through another form of racing. His passion for competitive racing continues to inspire him by using the Racing For Heroes organization to support his fellow Veterans. By doing so, it has given these Veterans a place to call home once again. Through motorsports, Mike Evock has found a strength and resilience that he brings to each new day of his life as a survivor and as a true American Hero.

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: Tactical application of the M4 carbine involving strong and support side shooting. The tactical application of cover. Kit setup to support ambidextrous shooting, support side fundamentals, ballistics for carbine when canted 90 degrees, reloads strong and support side, contingencies of one arm or one hand shooting, ambidextrous shooting in and around vehicles.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle, 4 mags, battle belt, chest rig or plate carrier, kneepads, gloves, eye pro, ear pro, inclement weather gear.

Instructor: Dan Brokos

BrokosDan Brokos is a retired SGM who spent 26 years in the Army, 22 of those in the SF community. He has done numerous deployments to the Balkans, Aftica, Iraq and Afghanasan. Dan operational experience inclued Assault team leader, troop assault SGM and company assault company SGM. Dan was the master trainer for Specail Forces Shooting, Breaching and CQB school. Dan was also, the company SMG/Master trainer for the SF sniper course and and the advanced shooting, breaching and CQB course.
Dan Brokos is now the CEO and primary trainer of Lead Faucet tactical. Even though he has recently retired, he has been training outside of the military since 2008. He has trained numerous LE, Federal, Government and SOF military units.

AMTEC (ALS) Chemical Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

AMTEC (ALS) Chemical Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 708

Class Description: AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems is a full service provider of less lethal products to Law Enforcement and Correction agencies. Students attending this class will receive an instructor certification, not an end user certificate. We have some exciting new products we want operators to learn about to see if they fit into their less lethal arsenal. Our cadre of instructors has many years of on the job experience using less lethal products and look forward to sharing these experiences with you.
CHEMICAL MUNITIONS: The purpose of this course is to instruct LE/Corrections and Military personnel in the safe handling and deployment of Chemical Munitions.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen and notebook, Nomex or Kevlar full finger gloves, gas mask with CS filter, contact lens case, hydration source, 12ga shotgun and 37/40mm launcher if available and body armor (optional).

Instructor: Clay Anderson - AMTEC

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE 504b

Class Description: This is a one (1) day Instructor Level Certification course for tactical use of the ASP flashlight and Tactical Light case. ASP has extracted the flashlight portion of the 3-day Integrated Training Course to provide tactics using the flashlight to distract, disorient, and disable subjects on the street while enhancing officer skillset. The ASP trainer will review baton strikes and cuffing procedures and teach how the ASP flashlight and Tactical Light Case combo can integrate with these tools and become a valuable asset on your belt. The course is designed to equip instructors to teach practical field usages and includes multi-use drills, general tactics, and expert support in case of litigation arising out of training. ASP will provide a free flashlight training kit to each participant as well as additional products for training and purchase.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials. ASP products will be available for attendees to use during the course.

Instructor: Jared Williams - ASP Instructor Cadre

Triage and Treatment for Operators (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

B-Con, Triage and Treatment for Operators (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This course will introduce SWAT Operators to the basics of how to identify injuries, triage, and treat casualties in the tactical setting. Triaging is an important part of first identifying who is injured and secondly how bad the victims are injured. The operator will also become familiar with the specific treatment options once the initial triage is complete. We will focus on how to treat the airway, breathing and circulation when breached by applying basic skills and tools of the trade. Upon completion of the course operators will have the skill set to properly apply a tourniquet, hold pressure, pack wounds, place chest seals, place nasal airway adjuncts, position patients, and perform an ongoing assessment. This is vital when rendering aid to other officers.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Aaron Byard – All Hands Response

Ballistic Shield User (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ballistic Shield User (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky PD Range

Class Description: Tap-Rack tactical will certify you in the use of ANY ballistic shield. We will cover different levels of protection, construction, accessories and application. Topics covered include marksmanship, weapon handling and manipulation, defensive tactics, shield tactics and team movement using ballistic shields or blankets.

Student Equipment Needs: Ballistic Shield, 500 rounds pistol ammo, Normal SWAT deployment gear to include helmet, armor, pistol belt.

Instructor: Bill Blowers

Bill has been serving since 1986 when he joined the US Army as a 19D. Bill was assigned to the SWAT team Jan 1995 thru Jan 2018. He has served as a Sniper, ballistic shield carrier, breacher, entry team member, team training coordinator assistant team leader and team leader. Bill has successfully planned or participated in over 1250 SWAT missions including high risk warrants, barricaded subjects and Hostage Rescue. Bill has well over 5000 hours of documented SWAT training and has trained hundreds of SWAT officers for multiple states. He can be reached at www.tap-rack.com.

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class will take an in-depth look at barricaded suspects, legal considerations, tools/gear available to assist with this issue, and tactics in resolving the situation in a safe and tactical manner.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Mangin

Mangin Bryan K. 2013 08 07I have been a state trooper for approximately 13 years and have served on our Special Response Team for approximately 10 years.
I am currently a team leader on SRT, one of our scout/observers, and am the current team leader of our Scout/Sniper team.

Breaking Down Silos: A New Look at Scenario Based Training (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Breaking Down Silos: A New Look at Scenario Based Training (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE Room 709

Class Description: Well-designed Scenario Based Training (SBT) can significantly improve officer safety and performance. In an era of increased violence (LEOKA 2016), SBT is no longer a luxury, it's a necessity. Unfortunately, many well-intentioned scenarios can cause negative training scars. This course will examine the purpose of SBT (evaluation vs. training), provide an evidence based training model for the development of realistic SBT, learn how to "reverse engineer" real life events and convert them into scenarios, and explore ways of breaking down training silos that often impede officer performance.

Student Equipment Needs: Gunbelt, eye protection, note taking, long sleeve t-shirt and gloves are optional but helpful.

Instructor: Dennis Valone

Dennis has 22 years in public safety to include EMS and Law Enforcement. He has served multiple assignments to include Patrol, Canine, SWAT Team Leader, and Uniform Patrol Commander. Dennis currently serves as the Captain over the Alpharetta (GA) Department of Public Safety Training Division.
Dennis served 8 years as President of the Georgia Tactical Officers Association and has had the honor of teaching for organizations such as Below 100, NTOA, and Calibre Press.
Dennis is currently a Senior Consultant and Lead Trainer for Command Presence Training. He currently leads the Dynamics of Officer Citizen Encounters Program and the Leadership Training Program.

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Sagewood

Class Description:This is a one-day, 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, and vehicles. 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 Life 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"Student Equipment Needs: Pen/Notebook.

Instructor: Pat Cantlin & Cyril Cheng

Cantlin Profile

Pat is a 14 year veteran of the Lakewood Police Department, currently assigned to Special Operations. Joined WEB SWAT in January of 2009. Assigned full time to the Cleveland Division of the United States Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force since April of 2012.

Critical Incident Debriefs for Officer Involved Shootings (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Critical Incident Debriefs for Officer Involved Shootings (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This is a One Day debrief with four officers that were involved in officer involved shootings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor(s): David L. Leighty – Westerville Division of Police
Mike Moran – Franklin County Probate Court
Brandon Savage – Middlefield Police Department
Lt. Paul Ohl – Columbus Division of Police SWAT

CTS Chemical Munitions Certification Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

CTS Chemical Munitions Certification Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 706

Class Description: Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including qualification courses and contamination exercises. 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 Equipment Needs: 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.

Instructor: Phil Shingleton – CTS

Defense Technology Chemical Agent Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Defense Technology Chemical Agent Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 707

Class Description: Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including qualification courses and contamination exercises. 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 Equipment Needs: 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.

Instructor: Kevin Boucher – Safariland

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain

Class Description: This block of instruction is designed for Law Enforcement personnel who work or execute special operations in a close quarter urban environment. Force on Force Advanced Tactics focuses heavily on force on force scenarios where students must employ and adapt their training to survive the scenario against well –armed and determined suspect(s). Scenarios will consist of, but not limited to: building/house clearing, hostage situation, active shooter, and approach on target. By the end of the day, officers will have refined or changed their current tactics to better achieve their mission.

Student Equipment Needs: Call out gear (NO impact weapons, NO chemical irritants, empty mag pouches, no knives.)

Instructor: Eric McBride

Sergeant, SWAT, Instructor, and Range Safety Officer

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 2

Class Description: This class is going to cover the dynamic aspects of carrying and deploying a concealed handgun as a DAILY responsibility, while working plain clothes, UC or off duty. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster, (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt,) and all will be addressed. We will discuss gear selection, advantages and disadvantages of positions of carry and methods and considerations.

Student Equipment Needs: Required Kit items include:
• 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 rounds capacity or higher
• Single stack .45's are fine, just need to increase magazine count to 8 minimum
• Concealment Holster - **SEE NOTES AT BOTTOM**
• Double magazine carrier
• 4 high capacity magazines MINIMUM (8 for 1911 guys)
• A cover garment- Button down shirt, sweatshirt, jacket. How do you carry concealed?
• 600 rounds of factory ammunition
• Cleaning kit / lubrication

Instructor: Matt Jacques

Matt is a former Marine and retired SWAT Officer. He served as an undercover Detective within the Special Problems Unit and Street Crimes 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 as a Sniper team member until his retirement due to injuries sustained during a line of duty incident.
Matt was the Chief of Operations for the Firearms Training Unit for a Federal Agency for nearly a decade before taking his company, Victory First full time.

Hostage Rescue Overview (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Hostage Rescue Overview (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: The presentation offers an overview for new or experienced SWAT Team members and will review contemporary tactics and techniques used in hostage rescues. Topics discussed include hostage rescue concepts, rapid deployment, emergency entry tactics, discussion of tactical operations center and hostage negotiations concepts. HRT techniques and fore options will be discussed related to stronghold, vehicle, and long rifle options.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bob Chabali – Dayton Police Depart (Chief retired)

Bob retired from the Dayton Police Department as the Assistant Chief of Police where he oversaw approximately 410 employees. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Ohio State. He is currently the Chief of Police for the Fairfield Township Police Department. Bob serves on the Board of the NTOA where he instructs nationally for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) in various disciplines, including decision making in critical incidents, and high-risk tactical operation. Bob has served as an operator, team leader, and commander for the tactical unit for over 23 years. His duties included the supervision and management of major tactical incidents, and he served as the primary incident commander.

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: HTMBPR is designed for the 21st Century Law Enforcement Professional. It focuses on advanced critical thinking using an understanding in human behavior patterns to articulate and defend decisions made by the officer in the course of their duties. It is designed to empower the law enforcement officer and limit department/organization liability while simultaneously building community rapport and engagement.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen/Pencil/Highlighter, Notebook, Tablet/Laptop Computer, Students can wear their duty uniform or casual attire as per their Unit/Dept/Org SOPs or guidance.

Instructor: Jay Seese and Lynn Westover

Jay SeeseJay has worked extensively within Combat Profiling and the Combat Profiling Program of Instruction (POI) and the USJFCOM's Border Hunter Program of Instruction (POI). Jay worked with the US Marine Corp's highly successful Combat Hunter program, which had a dramatic impact on the success rate of missions during a very tenuous timeframe in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Jay has trained Rangers and Anti-Poaching units within South Africa and completed courses of instruction at the South African Wildlife College. Jay has completed multiple iterations in training (Marines/Army) and Drug Task force teams within Columbia as well as Saudi Arabia.
As a recognized subject matter expert, Jay has worked with numerous programs to include; Combat Profiling, Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis (HBPR&A) Irregular Warfare, Advanced Situational Awareness Training (ASAT), Special Operational Forces Advanced Situational Awareness Training (SOFSAT), Maritime Situational Awareness Training (MASAT) and Insider-Threat Situational Awareness Training (IT-SAT). Jay was a Senior-Team Lead Instructor for the 5-day and 10-Day user and operator's courses and the 22-day T3 (Train the Trainer) Course with duties that included scenario development, range application, rural and urban integration, advanced tactical operations, and advanced optics integration. Jay has taught Special Operation Forces Situational Awareness (SOFSAT) to Naval Special Warfare (NSW), US Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). In 2012 and 2013 Jay served as a Team Leader in Afghanistan for multiple deployments, traveling and conducting training for U.S. and coalition forces, theater wide.
Jay has worked 18 years within the law enforcement community with 14 years of undercover/plainclothes operations and investigations. Jay worked City/State/Federal task force groups in an undercover capacity that included operations within DEA/ATF and multiple DOJ agencies. Jay has been a Senior Instructor for 8 years with an "unnamed" program to instruct and conduct covert-urban operations, surveillance and counter surveillance techniques. Jay is a 5 Year US Army veteran serving with the Military Police Quick Reaction Force (QRF), with multiple combat deployments. Jay Seese is a Partner/Co-founder of Six Layer Concepts & Consulting LLC. Jay holds an Active Secret Security Clearance.Lynn "Sherpa" Westover served 12 years as an Infantryman, Force Reconnaissance Team Leader and Scout Sniper in the Marine Corps. After his tour at Fox Co. BLT 2/8, Lynn became a Reconnaissance Marine completing 4 combat tours, 2 in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan, from 2002 to 2007 at 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. He then earned his Master Instructor Certification at the Reconnaissance Center of Excellence as a Basic Reconnaissance Instructor where he was instrumental in developing the Reconnaissance Team Leaders Course. Lynn was also responsible for implementing the Combat Hunter program into the curriculum of BRC.
Lynn Westover JrIn 2010 and 2012 Lynn was stationed at Force Company II MEF,  Okinawa Japan. He then deployed with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion as a Force Recon Team Leader in Upper Sangin Valley, Helmand Province of Afghanistan. After leaving the Marine Corps in 2012, Lynn became an Advanced Situational Awareness Instructor teaching ASAT, IT-SAT, and SOFSAT to Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen as well as British, Italian, Polish, and Spanish Forces. Lynn spent three months in Afghanistan teaching Insider Threat Situational Awareness. He was responsible for teaching human behavior pattern recognition to members of the Special Operations Community such as NSW, Navy SEAL teams 2, 4, 8, and 10; 7th Special Forces Group; 3rd Special Forces Group; and 19th Special Forces Group.
As a recognized subject matter expert, Lynn was the lead consultant for behavior profiling and hostile threat mitigation for Guidry Group LLC. He was also the Lead Security Applications Developer for UAS fixed wing early detection and response for high-risk oil assets, tactics techniques and procedures land and maritime. Lynn generated training standards and performance requirements for West Africa Oil Security Project Development, Elkins Marine Training International and Oceans Explorers Nigeria LTD. He has provided the first of a new line of training courses to be launched in Nigeria. He has served as a Team Leader for personal security detachments, executive protection, private investigation, reconnaissance and surveillance, and site security consulting. Lynn advises African Rangers in South Africa as the Human Terrain Director for VETPAW (Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife) Lynn works as an instructor with an "unnamed" program to instruct and conduct covert- urban operations, surveillance and counter surveillance techniques. Lynn currently holds an Active Secret Security clearance and is a Partner/Co-founder of Six Layer Concepts & Consulting LLC.

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 9, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club

Class Description: This course is a designed to give the shooter the proper shooting fundamentals and mindset needed in a life-or-death scenario from 50-300 yards. We have carbines because they are more powerful than pistols and capable of precision at distance. This course is designed to teach you how to operate your carbine effectively in such scenarios. Learn what you and your weapon are capable of. This is a great class for anyone that is apprehensive, or novice shooting at these ranges; reality is your ONLY shot may be at distance. Come and learn what works, what doesn't work, and why. Learn what the bullet does once it hits a medium (window, wall, clothing, etc.) and what it does against soft tissue; learn what it does at distance- forget what Hollywood has taught you. This course is designed to educate you the shooter on what to expect from your body, your mind, and equipment in a life-or-death scenario. We do not rise to the occasion, but fall to the level of our training — don't fall short when it counts. This is a low-round-count class — distance calls for quality not quantity. FYI — we will shoot a lot of steel! Course includes: Fundamentals needed for accuracy (personal and equipment), Target engagement from 50-300 yards, In-depth discussion on incapacitation zones, Ballistic lecture of common carbine calibers in mediums and soft tissue, Scenario training, Specific incapacitation drills, Situation specific shooting positions, Psychology of the gunfight, and Speed and accuracy drills.

Student Equipment Needs: Carbine of choice with quality optic or sights
3 or more magazines
200 rounds of rifle ammo
Ear protection (electronic preferred) / Eye protection
Sling and magazine pouches
Water hydrating device
Weapon lube and maintenance tools
Bagged lunch or snacks
Positive attitude and open mind

Instructor: Doc Spears

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: ARES

Class Description: This 8 hour class will introduce the officer to the theory and practical application of explosive breaching as it pertains to LE Special Operation Teams. After an initial overview in the classroom that will cover history, liability and collateral issues, safety and current changes, the students will move to the range where they will construct, place and fire a variety of charges used to defeat solid wood and metal doors. At the completion of this class, the students will have a clear understanding of why this vital skill set is so critical to combat the current criminal and terrorist threats the LE community id facing. This course is strongly recommended for supervisors and decision makers.

Student Equipment Needs: Body Armor, eye and ear protection, knife, and note taking materials.

Instructor: Alan Brosnan

BrosnanAlan's introduction to counter terrorist and breaching operations came during his service with the New Zealand Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. He moved to the United States in 1989 and has been active in law enforcement and military training ever since. From 1992-2015, Alan was a Reserve Deputy with the Desoto County (Mississippi) Sheriff's Department where his job descriptions included SWAT entry man, breacher and instructor. Since 1993, Alan has worked as a contract instructor for the U.S. Department of State's Anti-terrorism Assistance Program that trains foreign law enforcement officers in skills associated with counter terrorism. He has designed and implemented several courses pertaining to breaching and tactics to dozens of foreign countries. Alan has been conducting and participating in explosive breaching training and tactical operations consistently for the last 37 years.

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA/Kalahari

Class Description: Students will be introduced to visual tracking skills with an emphasis on proper focus in the critical first minutes of an unfolding incident. The class will center around finding and interpreting tracks and supporting details. Additionally, the course will focus on the small team tactics vital during the initial phase of the operation. This curriculum is based on a "come as you are" approach. The skill sets stressed are designed to make you better with what you have and emphasizes seizing opportunities, leveraging primitive and advanced technology, and piecing together information in order to determine the best tactics to effect an arrest.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, appropriate BDU clothing, plate carriers, long guns, small binoculars (optional).

Instructor: Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar is a 19 year law enforcement officer/supervisor with the National Park Service near Atlanta, Ga. Anthony began his study of tracking and rural tactical operations in 2001 after several work related incidents exposed a unique need for the skill set. Since that time, Anthony has 100's of hours of training and operational experience involving tracking, rural tactics, and the use of footprint evidence to resolve critical incidents. Anthony currently exclusively trains law enforcement departments and officers who are looking for the unique skills. Anthony is also a Firearms Instructor and use of Force Instructor for his agency.

K9 Transitional Zones of Training Course (8 Hours) June 9, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

K9 Transitional Zones of Training Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Fairgrounds

Class Description: As a Dual Purpose K9 Team having the ability to transition from one K9 discipline to another is paramount for success and operational ability. Transitional K9 training is important during weekly training exercises. If done correctly, it will greatly enhance a dogs control, focus and commitment in all areas.

Student Equipment Needs: Patrol / Tactical K9 Gear, Duty gear and clothing for weather, Bite Suit and/or Sleeve, and Detection Odor - Narcotic or Explosive.

Instructor: Mike Pennington – Storm Dog Tactical

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 722

Class Description: AGS will be conducting a one (1) day excerpt from our Law Enforcement Protective Operations (LEPO) course. This course will be repeated on 3 separate days during the conference. Students will learn protective operation walking formations and discuss each of the member's responsibilities. Along with formations, we will discuss arrivals and departures with members of the formation and a principal. First half of the day will be inside of the classroom, while second half will be outside applying the walking formations and arrivals and departures.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Hillis

Bryan KTOA RangeMr. Hillis currently serves as the President and Principal Consultant for Alexander Global Strategies, Inc., a Security, Risk Management and Training firm. Bryan was fortunate to have a diverse Law Enforcement career for over 15 years and served in a variety of positions to include, 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, lead and managed protection details during high profile events in the United States and in Central and South America, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US Government officials, foreign government officials, CEO's, celebrities, professional athletes and Fortune 100/500 companies.
On the training side, Bryan was selected and vetted as an instructor for the US Diplomatic Security Service/Anti-Terrorism Assistance Training Program. Bryan deployed to the Middle East where he trained Middle Eastern Presidential Protective Details in the areas of Firearms, Motorcade Operations, Defensive Tactics, and Protective Operations along with various other Anti-Terrorism topics. In addition to his Middle East deployment, Bryan has trained countless individuals who deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel to conduct protection details for government officials on the World Wide Protective Services project for the US Department of State.
Additionally, for over 15 years Bryan has taught and led exercises in variety of areas to include firearms, combatives, close quarter battle, tactical mobility, and various breaching methods along with other high risk tactics. Bryan has been tasked as the lead instructor during DOD and DOJ contract courses for Naval Special Warfare (SEAL's), FBI Hostage Rescue Teams, US Special Forces along with Eastern European Special Forces. Bryan routinely works with State and Local Law Enforcement officers from all over the country.

Narcotics Team Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Narcotics Team Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - 306

Class Description:Attendees will be introduced to the covert and overt aspects of narcotic operations ranging from street level narcotics enforcement to small- to mid-level drug traffickers. The role and expectations of the undercover operative while performing his duties are discussed to include safety considerations and tactical support team personnel. Emphasis will be placed on individual officer tactics, team tactics, team dynamics, team limitations, investigative efforts and undercover deployment. Tactical team operations, case takedowns and undercover officer rescue will also be discussed.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material.

Instructor: Frankie Sepulveda

Det. Frank Sepulveda has a combined total of over 20 years experience in the law enforcement, active duty military, security, and combatives fields. He currently serves as an Instructor with the NY/NJ High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Regional Training Center as well as an Instructor with the New York Police Department (NYPD) Organized Crime Control Bureau (OCCB) Training Unit. Det. Sepulveda is tasked with training approximately 8,000 law enforcement personnel annually comprised of various federal, state, local, and international LE/MIL units. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for 88 Tactical Group and Ronin Tactics Inc.

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club – 100-Meter Range

Class 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. This is a fast-paced course with intermittent stress and little downtime.
Topics Include:
• Safety as it relates to carbine employment
• Ready positions and presentation
• Post engagement considerations
• Speed/emergency reload
• Critical communication
• Manipulation and stoppage problem solving
• Handgun, speed and precision
• Handgun manipulation
• Deploying the secondary weapon
• Transitioning from secondary to primary
• Full and half support side engagement
• Changing levels
• Positional problem solving
• Working through problems as a team

Student Equipment Needs: Zeroed rifle, Handgun, Dress and wear equipment that would be common for rifle employment situations, 350-450 rounds of rifle/carbine ammunition, 100- 200 rounds of handgun ammunition, and fluids and Lunch. We will take a 30-minute lunch, so please bring yours.

Instructor: Daniel Shaw

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. His direct action experience includes Level IV VBSS and In Extremis Hostage Rescue. Daniel has been a DOD/USMC firearms instructor for over 16 years. Since retirement from the Marine Corps, Daniel has gained over 5 years of experience teaching Armed Citizens, Law Enforcement Officers, and Active Duty Military. He holds numerous instructor certifications from the US Marine Corps to include foreign weapons and master instructor of handgun, rifle/carbine, shotgun, and medium to heavy machine guns. Daniel takes his life of training and combat experience and develops and presents curriculum and creates digital media content to help Law Enforcement, US Military and responsible Armed Citizens prepare for a deadly force encounter.

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range

Class Description: Participants in this course should have a core understanding of marksmanship fundamentals and strong weapons handling skills. Building on these fundamentals, participants will be instructed in high performance skills and will practice techniques to enable them to successfully perform in firearm engagements. Topics covered will include: Weapon Zeros, Safety, Grip, Stance, Accuracy, Speed, Positions, Multiple Threats, Reloads, Malfunctions, Shooting on the Move, and Open Mindset.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle, Serviceable Pistol, 3 Rifle Magazines, Pouches for Rifle Magazines, 3 Pistol Magazines, Pouches for Pistol Magazines, 300 Rifle Rounds / 250 Pistol Rounds, Rifle Sling, Eye and Ear Protections, and Serviceable Holster.

Instructor: Jared Reston

restonbioJared has been a law enforcement officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office since 2001 and has been an active member of S.W.A.T. since 2004. Jared is currently assigned as a Detective in the Department of Homeland Security/Gang Investigations Unit, and he is the assistant team leader and lead firearms instructor for the SWAT team. Jared has been involved in the successful resolution of over one thousand S.W.A.T. missions, including several lethal force incidents. For his actions in a January 2008 shooting, he was awarded The President of the United States "Medal of Valor", American Police and Hall of Fame's "National Police Officer of the Year", Fraternal Order of Police's "Florida Police Officer of the Year", and the State of Florida's "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year." Jared has had the opportunity to train with, and be trained by, some of the finest firearms and tactics instructors in the country. His goal is to use his training and experience to give Armed Professionals the tools to successfully resolve their own critical incidents.

Performance Pistol (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Performance Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: The purpose of this POI is to strengthen the effectiveness of officers through maximizing shooting performance. For most law enforcement, the handgun serves as THE primary weapon system/life-line. With this in mind, it's important to train to a high standard with that weapon. Example topics covered:
- Sighting methods and considerations
- Proper trigger reset and cadence control
- Subconscious throttle control
- Target transitioning
- Shooting on the move
- Self-training considerations

Student Equipment Needs: 800 rounds, Holster/Duty belt, ability to carry 1-3 extra mags, and an open mind.

Instructor: Lucas A Botkin

LucasBotkinLucas Botkin is the founder and CEO of T.REX ARMS, a company specializing in tactical equipment, solutions, and education. Lucas is an avid shooter and spends 12-16 hours a week on the range. Firing in excess of 2000 rounds a week. Lucas currently consults various law enforcement agencies and military units in ways to improve standards and build firearm proficiency through progressive shooting performance. He also runs a LE/MIL training facility outside of Nashville.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: To Be Determined

Class Description: Pistol Diagnostics will give the student the ability and knowledge necessary to recognize and self diagnose issues he or she may be having and to fix those issues through a better understanding of the fundamentals of marksmanship as they relate to the pistol. We will break down the fundamentals in terms that make sense to you, that you'll be able to take back with you to increase your confidence and competence with your pistol. If you've been frustrated with your pistol marksmanship or would simply like to tune things up, this is the class for you. You will not be left behind in this class, we will fix you!

Student Equipment Needs: 300 rounds, Holster/Duty belt, ability to carry at least 1-3 extra mags, and an open mind.

Instructor: Russ Lyons

Russ Lyons is a Cleveland Police officer with over 22 years experience. Russ was previously assigned to the Ordnance Unit as a lead firearms trainer for 10 years. He was instrumental in the implementation and development of the Division's patrol rifle program. He also served on the Division's Weapons Committee and was responsible for the selection of weapons and equipment. In addition, Russ was responsible for recruit basic training and the development of yearly in service firearms training for his agency. Russ is currently assigned to the Division's S.W.A.T. Team, where he serves as an operator, sniper and trainer. Russ is an adjunct instructor for the OTOA's Red Team and Center Mass Inc.

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club

Class Description: In partnership with Glock, Safariland and Raven Concealment, students that do not have a pistol with an optic can use a Glock 34 GEN 5 equipped with a red dot optic (courtesy of Glock) and holster the weapon in a Safariland or Raven Concealment holster. Students that have their own pistol and red dot combo are welcome to bring it
Red Dots on pistols are becoming more popular as options for carry and 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 • How to get better on your own. Dry fire for skill building. Live fire for confirmation • Red Dot Maintenance • Target transitions • Shooting on the move.

Student Equipment Needs: RDS pistol. Holster (no serpas). 3 mags (1 gun/2 pouched). 250 rounds.

Instructor: Scott Jedenski

Lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ). Sponsored and Master class USPSA competitor in Carry Optics division. 15th recipient of the F.A.S.T coin (only one to do it with a RMR).
I have received training from notable instructors such as Jose Gordon, Matt Jacques, Chris Sizelove, Steve Fisher, Greg Ellifritz, Pat Goodale, Wayne Fisher , Ernest Langdon, and Aaron Cowan.
I have been sought out by and consulted LE agencies on the use of RDS pistols. The latest was the
Pentagon ERT instructor cadre.

Ronin Close Quarters Defense – Blade (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ronin Close Quarters Defense – Blade (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This block of instruction is a beginner to medium skill level course. This course will build on the fundamentals and capabilities of the blade. Officers will be taught how to use the blade in order to better defend against these tactics. Course will cover empty hands, blade fighting, impact weapons and how to defend against common weapons found and used on the streets. Officers will walk away with a proven mindset and defense tactics to better enhance their survivability.

Student Equipment Needs: Water, Notebook and Pen, and Wear Daily duty clothes.

Instructor: Tu Lam

tulamprofileTu Lam (Retired U.S. Army Special Forces- Green Beret)--23 Years Full Spectrum US Special Operations throughout 27 countries worldwide. Team-Leader assignments in Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, Hostage Rescue, Direct Action and Counter-Terrorism Operations in permissive and non-permissive environments. Composite Special Forces team training and development team leader. Founder/CEO and Director of Training and Research Development for Ronin Tactics Inc. ??R?nin Tactics specializes in Law Enforcement and Military tactics training in non-lethal and lethal applications. Using concepts and directives, special weapons and tactics, empty-hand and edge weapons combative, close-quarters battle, and firearm applications both handgun and rifle.

SABRE OC Instructor Certification Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SABRE OC Instructor Certification Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Course focuses on the deploying, handling, and documenting the use of Chemical Aerosols. Medical issues and legal liability will be addressed. 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. This program addresses proper deployment techniques, available aerosols, recommended inert and contamination drills, decontamination, properly reporting force, and tactics for surviving an Aerosol Attack. Program addresses all aspects of using Chemical Aerosol Projectors. Attendees receive an instructor manual and student PowerPoint. Instructor Certification valid for 3 years.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material.

Instructor: Gary Sikorski

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. He also currently serves as the primary Defensive Tactics Instructor and Use of Force Coordinator at the Wayne County Regional Police Training Center in Metropolitan Detroit.

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class will focus on the planning process for both SWAT and Narcotics search warrants. The class will discuss and outline the scout process along with the necessary information needed to complete an operations plan for a search warrant. Different options for operation plans will be presented. This class is geared toward those who will be tasked with completing search warrant plans for their agency or SWAT team. Participants will have the opportunity to do a scout/intel gathering and complete a search warrant operations plan.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen, Paper, Laptop if they have one.

Instructor: Detective Sean Humphrey and Officer Ross Nagy

Det. Sean Humphrey
Narcotics Detective with Dayton Police Department currently assigned to the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E Task Force
OTOA Region 3 Represenative
Former Dayton SWAT Member - Sniper

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 701

Class Description: This eight hour class is designed to provide participants with practical, hands on skills in addressing violent situations when working in plain clothes or undercover, when force escalation options are limited, and when in confined environments (such as inside a vehicle). The class includes a SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) component that would teach officers how to defeat restraints; a defensive tactics component-teaching handgun disarms in extreme close quarters, and vehicle interdiction as a part of officer rescue tactics. This is a fast paced and dynamic class.

Student Equipment Needs: Officers should come in plain clothes and a concealable holster. If they have a training gun for their holster they should bring that as well.

Instructor: BK Blankchtein

BK 56BK spent over 21 years (4 active and 17 as a reservist) in the Israeli military as a tier-one unit member. BK moved to the USA in 1999 and established Masada Tactical. Leveraging their experience, Masada Tactical aimed to provide agencies with training to meet today's threats, based on proven Israeli tactics. Specializing in small team tactics, CQC, empty-hand tactics, and counterterrorism Masada Tactical has trained over 200 agencies around the world. BK holds a bachelor degree in counterterrorism and a Masters degree in Security Management. He is a sworn officer in Chatom, AL.

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 308 and Fire Tower

Class Description: Basic introduction to applying multiple breach and ladder operations to your warrant service tactics. A two-hour power point will review theory and application as well as the development of a ladder component. The class will then conduct practical exercises with the intention of giving the student a basic understanding of ladder deployment accompanied by breach and hold techniques for second story windows.

Student Equipment Needs: Helmet, gloves and eye protection.

Instructor: Darin Karbler

Sgt. Darin Karbler is a patrol Sergeant for the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and has been a member of the DTU (Delaware Tactical Unit) since 1997. Sgt. Karbler has also worked in the Detective Bureau, Court Services and with the U.S Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Sgt. Karbler has been an OTOA board member since 2013 and currently holds the position of Director of Merchandise.

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky Fire Tower

Class Description: SWAT Operators will review knots, improvised anchors and on-rope fundamentals with current kit review and placement. Primary training focus will be contingency planning and execution of emergent operator, team and hostage/victim egress and rescue from elevated positions. Introduction to tactical infiltration and overwatch positions. New equipment will be introduced; team's current equipment may be used. Revac USA will have on rope equipment available for all students if departments are unable to provide.

Student Equipment Needs: Team training uniform (older BDU's recommended, as they will get abused) Gloves Appropriate boots/footwear, Helmet, bump cap, Current team rope equipment, Harness, hardware, rope etc. (Revac will provide all equipment for training if students do not have equipment available) Plate carriers/Vests (no magazines, ammunition etc) Training weapons if available.

Instructor: Dan Russell

Dan Russell: Owner Revac USA, Special Operations Tactical Rope Instructor 2005-present,Rope Rescue Technician, Tactical Rope Access Specialist in Jungle/Urban/Dessert,20+ years climbing experience rock, big wall, ice, alpine and mountaineering.

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 801

Class Description: A unique perspective on the violent threats you face. Hear an insider perspective from someone who lived and survived in that violent criminal underworld world for 25 years, with an articulation on how to hack the human processor by understanding how that hardcore mindset is created, and what we can do to begin cultivating the mindset to prepare to meet them head-on with the professionalism.
The primary focus of this course is instructing people to deal with the apex predator, or High-Order Criminal, while pushing oneself to a high level of professionalism. While conventional self-defense and law enforcement training may be sufficient to handle the less intelligent and low skilled assailant, this type of training fails drastically when applied to the predator that has high-order thinking skills.
Participants will gain an understanding of the different levels of criminal attack, and will learn how to focus their study and training to deal with the savvy, non-stereotypical predator with high-order thinking skills. The focus is to identify and understand the high-order predator, and to learn how to not only deal with them, but to awaken and cultivate the high-order predation skills within you while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Our orientation is the foundation of every decision making process we engage in. We will examine how that orientation is created, and what we can do to alter our decision-making performance through training and conditioning.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Varg Freeborn

Varg Freeborn is the Owner and Head Instructor of One Life Defense, LLC and the creator of Violence of MInd. He was raised in an environment of criminal and gang violence, and went on to serve 5 years in prison for a self-defense stabbing that went wrong. After earning a restoration, he went on to work in the industry training with both civilians and law enforcement to a professional level in lethal force mindset, gunfighting and combatives. His experience includes an intimate understanding of prison, criminal combat culture and violence culture as a whole, in which he has lived as a full-time participant. He is also intimately experienced with defending oneself in post-event court proceedings for lethal force, prison training, and the resultant experience with bloody, ambush/counter-ambush predatory violence. From the streets, to prison, to professional training to a law-enforcement level, few have his breadth of experience.

Women's Off Duty Carry (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Women's Off Duty Carry (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: This course is geared towards off duty and concealed carry methods. We will show you different carry positions and the benefits and drawbacks of such. Students will review concepts such as grip, trigger control, sight alignment, sight picture, stance, deployment techniques from concealment, and practice clearing malfunctions. The aim of this course is to give the student the ability and confidence necessary to successfully engage and neutralize a lethal threat in a safe manner. Students will be able to apply newly taught principle in live-fire exercises on the range. This course is designed for women only as to foster a more comfortable learning environment. Topics that will be covered: Gear, Concealment holster designed for your pistol, Ammunition, Grip, Stance, Loading/Unloading/Reloading, Press checking, Multiple Carry Positions, Drawing from concealment, Re-holstering to concealment, Sight gears, Immediate action drills, Post engagement follow through.

Student Equipment Needs: Ammunition: Minimum 300 rds., Ballistic Vest *, Pistol with IWB/Off duty holster, Minimum of 3 magazines, Magazine pouch, Ballistic eye protection, Ear protection, Brimmed hat, Recommended equipment: Hydration, Snacks, rain gear, sunscreen, and insect repellant and comfortable clothing.

Instructor: Sang Lee

Sang LeeSang Lee, started out in the private sector working in executive protection. After 5 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 L.E.O medical, handgun, and rifle courses all over the U.S. and overseas. Sang has certifications in medical training, edged weapons, armourer 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 a instructor and student.

Critical Mindset of Counter Ambushes for Law Enforcement (4 Hours) June 5, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Principles of Hostage Rescue Operations (4 Hours)
Class Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: With the brutal and endless ambushes on law enforcement continuing to rise and the second leading killer of law enforcement in 2016. With the number showing ambushes up 167% since 2014 something had to be done in a form of training to prepare today’s law enforcement for the next ambush. So now the 2011 International Law Enforcement Officer of the year Michael Neal now brings to law enforcement The “Counter Ambush for Law Enforcement” class. The training will consist of numerous different Ambush scenarios, which the normal patrol officer is faced with every day.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Michael Neal

Michael Kent Neal is currently the Sheriff of Monroe County. Neal is a former Corporal for Arkansas Game & Fish. Michael began his career in law enforcement in 1998 as a part time officer for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department. Served 10 1/2 years with the Brinkley Fire and Rescue as Instructor and retiring in 2009 as a Captain. On May 20, 2010 Office Neal was instrumental in ending a brutal gun battle in West Memphis that resulted in the death of two West Memphis police officers and the wounding of the Crittenden County Sheriff and his chief deputy.

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: One day course on the basics of crisis negotiations, including communication techniques, tips for negotiations, how to handle common demands and questions, suicide, PTSD and Dispatcher self-care. Attendees receive hand-outs with information to take back to their dispatch centers for future use and will hear actual negotiations.

Student Equipment Needs:Note taking materials.

Instructor: Patricia Wain

Wain Lt dept photoLt. Patricia Wain is a 23 year veteran of the Streetsboro Police Department and has been a Crisis Negotiator with the Summit Portage Metro Swat team since 2001. Due to a man-power shortage, she spent several months in Dispatch at the start of her career before returning to road patrol. During her time with Metro Swat she has been involved in numerous critical incidents, including barricaded and suicidal subjects as well as hostage situations. Lt. Wain's time in dispatch has given her an understanding of the importance of Communications Officers and what they do.

Monday Conference Courses - 8 Hours

Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer (8 Hours) June 4, 2018

OTOA Conference General Session & Incident Debriefings (8 Hours) June 4, 2018

Monday AND Tuesday - 12 & 16 Hours

Stress & Professional Telecommunicator/Dispatch (12 Hours) June 4 AND June 5, 2018

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours) June 4 AND June 5, 2018

Monday AND Tuesday AND Wednesday Conference Courses - 24 Hours

OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Track (24 Hours) June 4, June 5 AND June 6, 2018

Tuesday Conference Courses - 2, 3, & 4 Hours

Critical Mindset of Counter Ambushes for Law Enforcement (4 Hours) June 5, 2018

Tuesday Conference Courses - 8 Hours

Principles of Hostage Rescue Operations (8 Hours) June 5, 2018

Vendor Exhibition with over 20 Break - Out Training Courses (8 Hours) June 5, 2018

Wednesday Conference Courses - 8 Hours

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

AMTEC (ALS) Specialty Impact Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

CTS Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Defense Technology Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Essentials In Correctional Excellence (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Glock Armorer (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

High Risk Room Entry (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

How Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones Can Assist S.W.A.T. Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Performance Pistol (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Plain Clothes Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Response (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Principles of Hostage Rescue Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Ronin Tactical Pistol Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Tactical Breaching (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

The Death of Defensive Tactics: How to Stop Relying on What's Killing Us (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Training to Her Strengths: Small Changes for Big Results in Female Officer Subject Control (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Urban K9 Deployment Tactics (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Urban Sniper Workshop (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Women's Handgun Concepts (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Wednesday AND Thursday Conference Courses - 16 Hours

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations (Including MRAP) (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Intermediate Distance Sniper Operations (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Operational Risk Mitigation for SWAT (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Rescue Task Force (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Simunition Instructor and Safety Course (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

SLR15 AR15/M16/M4 Armorer (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Suicidal Jumper Rescue (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

SWAT Team Leader (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Wednesday AND Thursday AND Friday Conference Courses - 24 Hours

MACTAC - Urban Tactics / Close Quarter Battle Tactical Skills Course (24 Hours) June 6 AND June 7 AND June 8, 2018

Tactical Dispatch Unit (TDU) – Crisis Communications for Tactical Incident Command (24 Hours) June 6 AND June 7 AND June 8, 2018

Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer (8 Hours) June 4, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer (8 Hours)
Class Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: 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 M16/AR15 / M4 type weapons systems made and their variants. This program follows the Manufacturer's guidelines and is taught by FBI and NRA Certified Instructors.

Student Equipment Needs: 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).

Instructor: Greg "Sully" Sullivan

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. Our Armoring Courses have been taught for over two decades all over the country.

OTOA Conference General Session & Incident Debriefings (8 Hours) June 4, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

2018 OTOA Conference General Session (8 Hours)
Class Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1700

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: The 2018 General Session kicks off the 2018 OTOA Training Conference with a day full of guest speakers and critical incident debriefings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructors include:

COMING SOON

Stress & Professional Telecommunicator/Dispatch (12 Hours) June 4 AND June 5, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Stress & Professional Telecommunicator/Dispatch (12 Hours)
Class Date: Monday, June 4 AND Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 on Monday and 0800-1200 on Tuesday

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This course will assist students in identifying the different types of stress that affect professional telecommunicators and explain the causes, signs and symptoms of these stressors. Students will differentiate between job-related and personal stress and how to recognize when someone you work with is in a "stress emergency." Students will also be armed with appropriate tools to help alleviate stress and assist law enforcement administrators with developing policies for defusing, debriefing, and follow-up care of dispatch personnel. The role of the Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team will be reviewed as well as available resources to get help for yourself, a co-worker, a friend, or a family member.
Covered topics include many of the challenges new dispatchers face will be reviewed, including:
• Mass casualty incidents/natural disasters Officer-involved incidents
• Line-Of-Duty-Death / death within the department
• Incidents involving family or friends
• Injury/death of an infant or small child
• Hostage/SWAT situations
• Suicides
The physiological effects that constant stress has on the body will be reviewed as well as how to realistically and positively cope with the stress of the job, and protecting yourself from burnout. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions, share opinions, and express ideas. They will be armed with the necessary skills and abilities to return to their agencies to be effective and professional telecommunicators.
Day 2: A symposium, which will feature a select panel of emergency service dispatchers who have experienced extraordinary challenges and stressors in their communications centers. They will share their stories, their challenges, and their triumphs in an open forum which will invite students to inquire how they handled surreal career calls that no should have to endure.This open forum symposium will provide students with a unique insight into the trials and tribulations of some of the worst incidents handled by professional telecommunicators.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Nancy Jewitt - LEOTTA

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours) June 4 AND June 5, 2018

Start time:11:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours)
Class Date: Monday June 4 AND Tuesday June 5, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Sandusky Police Range

Class Description: Vehicle CQB is an accelerated shooting class focused on positional shooting and a critical look at how we have historically fought in and around vehicles. Students will push the boundaries of "traditional" cover and concealment utilizing various cars and trucks in a true 3D environment. Drills will incorporate critical weapon employment while engaging threats in, around, from, over and under vehicles with a heavy emphasis on problem solving. Live ballistic demos with a variety of ammunition will be conducted as the class explores ballistic deflection, deformation, penetration, and terminal effect in direct correlation to various vehicle mediums. Both days of this course will be long days, so come prepared.

Student Equipment Needs:
• Handgun with at least 3 magazines (5 if single stack) and magazine pouch. 
• Holster must attach via the belt (paddle holsters are not allowed). Holsters must provide an active or passive retention on device and be able to keep the holster in place while running or moving in and out of awkward positions. No SERPA or Vanguard type holsters. 
• 800 rounds handgun ammunition.
• CAT or SOF T TQ on your person is mandatory an IFAK is recommended. 
• Cleaning kit and gun lube. 
• Eye protection on and electronic ear protection on. 
• Long sleeve shirt, gloves, kneepads are mandatory. Elbow pads and shemagh (face wrap) are optional. 
• Normal CCW or Full duty belt / tactical loadout (your normal work or EDC setup). 
• Notepad, pen and permanent marker. 
• Water and snacks.

Instructor: Will Petty

Petty SmallWilliam Petty began his Law Enforcement career in 2003 in Albuquerque, NM. While there he served as a Firearms Instructor, an Emergency Response Team member and was also a member of the department's shooting team. In 2011, Petty relocated to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates where he worked as a Counter Terrorism Instructor with the Critical National Infrastructure Authority. In 2013 (to present) he returned to the U.S. and resumed law enforcement with his department in Texas. While there he worked patrol and ran the firearms programs for several large regional Police academies. It is rumored that he has many leather?bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany. (This of course is not true as he has a kindle). He did however once make Mac and Cheese without the Mac. He has and continues to run contract courses establishing various programs and in? service material for major local, state and federal departments in the US and Canada.

OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Track (24 Hours) June 4, June 5 AND June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Track (24 Hours)
Class Date: Monday June 4, AND Tuesday June 5, AND Wednesday June 6,2018
Class Time: Monday 0800-1600, Tuesday 0800-1200, and Wednesday 0800-1600

Class Location: 
Day 1 – Kalahari for the General Session
Day 2 – Kalahari – Indigo Bay
Day 3 – Woodlands School

Class Description: The OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) track is a 3-day seminar for tactical medical providers 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 assessment, hemorrhage control, and airway management and manage simulated casualties in "bad places" while receiving real-time instruction and feedback. Day 1: attend General Sessions at Kalahari (8 hrs); Day 2: morning hands-on review at Kalahari (4 hrs); Day 3: scenario training at off-campus site TBD (8 hrs).

Student Equipment Needs: Students should be EM-R, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN, PA, DO, or MD. Equipment list: BDUs, boots, vest, helmet, eye protection, Chemical protection mask with carrier. No weapons of any kind (to include firearms, knives, chemical agent sprays, noise/flash diversion devices, etc.)

Instructor: Dr. Brian L. Springer

Principles of Hostage Rescue Operations (8 Hours) June 5, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Principles of Hostage Rescue Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend School

Class Description: In this course we will discuss tactics for resolving hostage situations, the emergency and deliberate assault team, dynamic entry and room clearing techniques, hostage and suspect handling, discussion on night operations, multi-team and multi-entry points and planning considerations, and the use of the ballistic shield(s) during hostage rescue operations.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, Training weapon (or safe weapon) for dry fire training.

Instructor: Robert A. Trivino

Rob Trivino is retired from a long career in the United States Army. He spent the majority of his time assigned as an operational member of a US Army Special Missions Unit. Rob has extensive wartime leadership and tactical experience, leading small teams and larger maneuver elements in combat. He has deployed on multiple combat missions to the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq and has served as a Sniper Team Leader, and both Assault and Sniper Element Sergeants Major. Rob's awards include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, and 5 Bronze Stars (2 for Valor). He recently wrote, A Warrior's Path, Lessons In Leadership, a book about his leadership lessons learned.

Vendor Exhibition with over 20 Break - Out Training Courses (8 Hours) June 5, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Vendor Exhibition with over 20 Break - Out Training Courses
Class Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Class Time: 0900-1700

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: An event you won't want to miss. With 150+ different vendor companies, hundreds of door prizes and over 20 Break-Out training classes, the 2017 OTOA Vendor Exhibition has grown to be one of the largest state tactical training conference vendor shows in the country.

Vendor Exhibition starts at 0900 and runs until 1700

The Break Out Training Courses will start at 0900 and end at 1600. The Break Out Training Courses are the perfect opportunity to gain additional life-saving training and take that needed break from the vendor show.

Break Out Training Courses will be posted on day one of the 2018 OTOA Training Conference and admission to each of the training sessions are limited to 40 students per session. Each training session is a maximum 45 minutes, and run several times during the day.

No reservation needed - First Come - First Served

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range

Class Description: Techniques, tips, and training to improve speed and accuracy of the service handgun in emergency scenarios. Students will emphasize application in 'fighting' timeframes and distances; compressed time and predominantly 10 yards and in. An intermediate level session, students will shoot diagnostic and demanding skill drills to better control the service pistol and boost their abilities to hit on demand. Shooters will work primarily at speed and will work up to integrating multiple shots, multiple targets, and short movement. The class will touch on back-up gun employment and single handed shooting.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye/ear pro, Inclement Weather gear, Pen/Notebook, Service Pistol/holster, Minimum 3 magazines, 350 rounds, and Optional (in addition to above): if you carry a back-up Gun/Holster/50 rounds.

Instructor: Justin Dyal 

Dyal headshot OTOAA noted shooter, trainer, and author, Justin Dyal is a retired Marine Raider who left the Marine Corps as a Lt Colonel with extensive experience in anti-terrorism and special operations units. Justin designed training and courses for numerous units and led several of the specialized Marine schools that teach advanced weapons skills. Since the Corps he has consulted with companies in the tactical industry, written for numerous gun magazines, and continued teaching good guys in the military, law enforcement, and civilian sectors. An avid shooter, Justin has competed at the regional and national level in a variety of pistol and rifle disciplines.

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE Building 600

Class Description: This High Threat Close Quarter Battle Active Killer Interdiction Course will better prepare officers to respond and prevail in dynamic active threat incidents before, during, and after they occur. The course provides a short lecture on Active Killer Interdiction and how it differs from traditional active killer response, and then will train officers to rapidly deal with active threats in crowded, open air, vehicle, and interior environments. Officers will practice individual weapons flow skills, rapid movement around innocents and fellow officer, avoiding friendly fire, and working as a team providing security, maneuver, and focused threat engagement in a variety of environment using similar principle based techniques, tactics and procedures in each environment. The course ends with a multiple contact drill. The course utilizes dry practice and force on force marking cartridges to maximize realism. There is no live fire.

Student Equipment Needs: Personal protective gear for force on force marking cartridge training, Duty gear, Duty weapon with safety device for dry practice, Marking cartridge pistol and/or rifle, and 100 rounds of marking cartridge ammunition.

Instructor: Trevor Thrasher

Trevor Thrasher was born into a military family in 1968. His father, a Vietnam fighter pilot, was temporarily stationed in Bitburg, Germany at the time Trevor was born. The family soon returned to Bellevue, Nebraska where Trevor was raised and attended high school and college before entering into an extensive career in Law Enforcement and Military employment.
A combat veteran U.S. Army Green Beret, 88 Tactical COO Trevor Thrasher has unique and wide-ranging special operations experience. His credentials include law enforcement SWAT, high risk protective work in non-permissive environments, and counter terrorism direct action missions-done both unilaterally and with foreign special forces. Thrasher possesses numerous instructor level certifications in firearms, hand to hand combat and special tactics, and has developed proprietary tactical curriculum for numerous units and agencies. Among his many certifications are Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Israeli Tactical Shooting Instructor, Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor, SPEAR Instructor, Krav Maga Instructor, Special Forces Hand to Hand Combat Instructor, Take Down and Ground Control Instructor, FAST Defense, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Low Light and Special Team Tactics, Conventional and Explosive Breaching, Israeli Counter-Terrorism Tactical Instructor and many other certifications in the related fields of firearms, combatives and tactics.
Trevor served as primary defensive tactics instructor for the Omaha Police Department, primary tactical instructor/advisor to a foreign commando counter-terror unit, and is responsible for the ground breaking curriculum known as High Threat Systems, and Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning©.
Thrasher maintains his operational experience as a part-time police officer, Operations Sergeant with the 19th Special Forces Group in the Colorado National Guard, and as a contract security specialist for various organizations locally and overseas. Trevor is a devoted advocate of fitness and nutrition, and when he is not working or training, he spends time with the close knit Thrasher family.

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA

Class Description: This course is designed to enhance the officer's ability to maintain control of their patrol vehicle under stressful conditions. We will discuss at length vehicle dynamics as it relates to both high speed driving and operating your vehicle on day to day patrol. This introduction to our 2-day program will address rear wheel drive, front wheel drive and high center of gravity vehicles. Officers will operate their issued patrol vehicles during drills and skills evaluations.

Student Equipment Needs: Students need to provide their own vehicle (full of fuel), notebook/pen.

Instructor: Mike Evock

Chief Warrant Officer Mike Evock is a combat veteran who has been involved with the Special Forces community for over sixteen years. His career in the military began in 1988 when he enlisted into the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army. It would be only four short years after joining the Army and having experienced combat situations that Mike shifted to the Special Forces as an 18B Weapons Sergeant. His exceptional skills were essential to the success of the division during training and combat missions. From 1994-2009, Mike Evock trained, instructed, commanded and executed various missions as a Green Beret both in the United States and abroad. During this time, Mike achieved his Warrant Officer ranking which put him in command of several small and large unit operations. He has been intimately involved with sensitive combat missions, crisis response teams, counter terrorism missions and more, and continues to instruct and perform important missions in the civilian world today.
Mike Evock began Racing For Heroes in 2009 as a way to give back and support his fellow Special Forces Veterans. Between 2013 and 2015, he made the decision to transform his racing efforts into a charitable organization. That is when he was able to receive 501c3 exemption letter for the operation of the Racing For Heroes Raceway in Mill Hall, PA. He used this venture as a way to uplift and recognize Veterans in many ways. Uniquely, the entire staff at the track were Veterans who volunteered their time to the cause and to the sport. Mike not only ran and promoted the track, but he was also a participant running the #773 Dirt Late Model as a tribute to all of his fallen Special Forces brothers.
Although Racing For Heroes is no longer running this racetrack, Mike has decided to reinvent the cause through another form of racing. His passion for competitive racing continues to inspire him by using the Racing For Heroes organization to support his fellow Veterans. By doing so, it has given these Veterans a place to call home once again. Through motorsports, Mike Evock has found a strength and resilience that he brings to each new day of his life as a survivor and as a true American Hero.

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: Tactical application of the M4 carbine involving strong and support side shooting. The tactical application of cover. Kit setup to support ambidextrous shooting, support side fundamentals, ballistics for carbine when canted 90 degrees, reloads strong and support side, contingencies of one arm or one hand shooting, ambidextrous shooting in and around vehicles.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle, 4 mags, battle belt, chest rig or plate carrier, kneepads, gloves, eye pro, ear pro, inclement weather gear.

Instructor: Dan Brokos

BrokosDan Brokos is a retired SGM who spent 26 years in the Army, 22 of those in the SF community. He has done numerous deployments to the Balkans, Aftica, Iraq and Afghanasan. Dan operational experience inclued Assault team leader, troop assault SGM and company assault company SGM. Dan was the master trainer for Specail Forces Shooting, Breaching and CQB school. Dan was also, the company SMG/Master trainer for the SF sniper course and and the advanced shooting, breaching and CQB course.
Dan Brokos is now the CEO and primary trainer of Lead Faucet tactical. Even though he has recently retired, he has been training outside of the military since 2008. He has trained numerous LE, Federal, Government and SOF military units.

AMTEC (ALS) Specialty Impact Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

AMTEC (ALS) Specialty Impact Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 708

Class Description: AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems is a full service provider of less lethal products to Law Enforcement and Correction agencies. Students attending this class will receive an instructor certification, not an end user certificate. We have some exciting new products we want operators to learn about to see if they fit into their less lethal arsenal. Our cadre of instructors has many years of on the job experience using less lethal products and look forward to sharing these experiences with you.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen and notebook, Nomex or Kevlar full finger gloves, gas mask with CS filter, contact lens case, hydration source, 12ga shotgun and 37/40mm launcher if available and body armor (optional).

Instructor: Clay Anderson - AMTEC

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE 504b

Class Description: This is a one (1) day Instructor Level Certification course for tactical use of the ASP flashlight and Tactical Light case. ASP has extracted the flashlight portion of the 3-day Integrated Training Course to provide tactics using the flashlight to distract, disorient, and disable subjects on the street while enhancing officer skillset. The ASP trainer will review baton strikes and cuffing procedures and teach how the ASP flashlight and Tactical Light Case combo can integrate with these tools and become a valuable asset on your belt. The course is designed to equip instructors to teach practical field usages and includes multi-use drills, general tactics, and expert support in case of litigation arising out of training. ASP will provide a free flashlight training kit to each participant as well as additional products for training and purchase.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials. ASP products will be available for attendees to use during the course.

Instructor: Jared Williams - ASP Instructor Cadre

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class will take an in-depth look at barricaded suspects, legal considerations, tools/gear available to assist with this issue, and tactics in resolving the situation in a safe and tactical manner.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Mangin

Mangin Bryan K. 2013 08 07I have been a state trooper for approximately 13 years and have served on our Special Response Team for approximately 10 years.
I am currently a team leader on SRT, one of our scout/observers, and am the current team leader of our Scout/Sniper team.

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Over the past 70 years, line-of-duty deaths attributable to accidents, preventable events or complacency has remained unacceptably high. A review of data indicates that many deaths are due to officer negligence or carelessness...and could have been avoided. We must consider the fact that a great majority of the deaths are interrelated. Since most Patrol Officers are also tactical team members; it is fairly simple to see the correlation. These deaths also occur in tactical operations, or worst yet, while responding to tactical situations. We will discuss several reasons for these deaths and the tactics we can use to keep ourselves safe and those we work with. We will discuss a powerful, lifesaving program that you can initiate in your own agency that will help drive down line of duty injuries and death. All attendees to this course will receive instructor materials that will help you build a Below 100 program in your agency.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Jonathan Davis – OSP SRT

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Sagewood

Class Description:This is a one-day, 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, and vehicles. 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 Life 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"Student Equipment Needs: Pen/Notebook.

Instructor: Pat Cantlin & Cyril Cheng

Cantlin ProfilePat is a 14 year veteran of the Lakewood Police Department, currently assigned to Special Operations. Joined WEB SWAT in January of 2009. Assigned full time to the Cleveland Division of the United States Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force since April of 2012.

CTS Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

CTS Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 706

Class 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

Student Equipment Needs: 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.

Instructor: Phil Shingleton – CTS

Defense Technology Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Defense Technology Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 707

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

Student Equipment Needs: 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.

Instructor: Kevin Boucher – Safariland

Essentials In Correctional Excellence (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Essentials In Correctional Excellence (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 709

Class Description: Corrections Officers today work in one of the most physically and mentally challenging areas within law enforcement. Traditionally, the primary training focus has revolved around hard skills such as firearms, baton, and self-defense. While vital to officer survival, focusing on "hard skills" alone is incomplete and can result in officer injuries and liability for agencies. That's why Essentials in Correctional Excellence was created. This course provides front-line officers and supervisors with the communication, threat assessment, and elicitation skills necessary to protect themselves, while simultaneously improving the quality of contacts with inmates under their supervision.

Student Equipment Needs: All student materials provided by Command Presence.

Instructor: Richard T. Judy

Richard Judy is the Vice President of Command Presence LLC, a law enforcement training company located in Brunswick Georgia. He is the course developer and lead instructor of the "Essentials In Correctional Excellence" program. Richard's accomplished law enforcement career spans thirty-five years as a law enforcement officer and law enforcement trainer, working at the federal, state and private levels. Richard's operational experience working as a Corrections Officer at minimum, medium and maximum security facilities ranging from community custody to Federal Special Confinement Unit (Death Row). Richard's vast experience in law enforcement and corrections continued as an academy instructor.

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain

Class Description: This block of instruction is designed for Law Enforcement personnel who work or execute special operations in a close quarter urban environment. Force on Force Advanced Tactics focuses heavily on force on force scenarios where students must employ and adapt their training to survive the scenario against well –armed and determined suspect(s). Scenarios will consist of, but not limited to: building/house clearing, hostage situation, active shooter, and approach on target. By the end of the day, officers will have refined or changed their current tactics to better achieve their mission.

Student Equipment Needs: Call out gear (NO impact weapons, NO chemical irritants, empty mag pouches, no knives.)

Instructor: Eric McBride

Sergeant, SWAT, Instructor, and Range Safety Officer

Glock Armorer (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Glock Armorer (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1700

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Areas of focus include: Safety Rules, Safe Action System Design, Function of Safeties, Unloading & Clearing, Field Stripping & Reassembly, Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Slide, Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Receiver, Fire Control Component Configurations / Engagement, Multiple Practice Disassembly & Reassembly of Entire Pistol, Options / Alternate Parts Offered, Sights / Tools, Diagnostics / Trouble Shooting Guides, Review, and Written Examination (Minimum Required Score 80%).

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials and safety materials – No Firearms permitted in class.

Instructor: Lynn Freshly

FreshlyLynn has been a Firearms Instructor for Glock Professional, Inc for over six years. He is one of the primary shooting instructors for Glock. He has taught classes all over the United States and Canada. He teaches approximately 60 Armorer Classes and 10 Instructor Workshops per year. He has also taught classes for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association, National Rifle association and the Ohio Tactical Officers Association.

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 2

Class Description: This class is going to cover the dynamic aspects of carrying and deploying a concealed handgun as a DAILY responsibility, while working plain clothes, UC or off duty. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster, (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt,) and all will be addressed. We will discuss gear selection, advantages and disadvantages of positions of carry and methods and considerations.

Student Equipment Needs: Required Kit items include:
• 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 rounds capacity or higher
• Single stack .45's are fine, just need to increase magazine count to 8 minimum
• Concealment Holster - **SEE NOTES AT BOTTOM**
• Double magazine carrier
• 4 high capacity magazines MINIMUM (8 for 1911 guys)
• A cover garment- Button down shirt, sweatshirt, jacket. How do you carry concealed?
• 600 rounds of factory ammunition
• Cleaning kit / lubrication

Instructor: Matt Jacques

Matt is a former Marine and retired SWAT Officer. He served as an undercover Detective within the Special Problems Unit and Street Crimes 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 as a Sniper team member until his retirement due to injuries sustained during a line of duty incident.
Matt was the Chief of Operations for the Firearms Training Unit for a Federal Agency for nearly a decade before taking his company, Victory First full time.

High Risk Room Entry (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

High Risk Room Entry (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Center

Class Description: Franklin County SWAT will be introducing room clearance techniques used in high stress/ high-risk situations. The team will cover basic two to four man room entries, multiple rooms, hallway movements, cover, threshold assessments, angles, non-verbal communication and de-confliction. This is a fast paced class that will challenge students to think on their feet. The class will conclude with scenario-based training based on real world experiences.

Student Equipment Needs: BDU's, paint ball mask and gloves if you have (we will provide if you don't), Students will be exposed to Simunitions (bring padded clothing…ie sweatshirt, coveralls are recommended). Students are encouraged to bring lunch. We are trying to cover a lot of topics in a short period of time.

Instructor: Ray Debolt

I am Ray DeBolt with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office SWAT team. I started out on the team as a Deputy and moved through the ranks. I am currently the Sgt. in charge of SWAT training. The team went full time in 2014 and we are fortunate that we get to practice and perfect our craft every day. We are a very busy SWAT team and have worked with several different agencies in and out of Ohio. I get to work with the best SWAT operators in the country and we are constantly learning. Our team looks forward to working with you.

How Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones Can Assist S.W.A.T. Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

How Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones Can Assist S.W.A.T. Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 110

Class Description: The workshop will cover, discuss, and show examples of how an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)/Drone can assist in S.W.A.T. Operations. Examples will be shown through PowerPoint, photos and videos of how the UAS's/Drones are used. Some UAS's/Drones that can be used will be displayed for viewing and discussion as well as different camera systems and sensors will be displayed. Also problems that may arise during S.W.A.T./UAS-Drone Operations will be discussed. With permission from the facility, time and airspace issues addressed, live demonstrations with various Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)/Drones and equipment to give the attendees a better understanding of how the equipment can be used. Demonstrations will be outside and inside a structure. Class is an open forum course and questions are encouraged.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen, paper and open mind. Attendees may take photographs of the UAS's/Drones, equipment and the demonstrations.

Instructor: James Doug Daniels

Daniels Shot 1Doug joined the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) staff in 2000 as a full time instructor. Prior to joining the OPOTA staff, Doug served 23 years with the Greenfield Police Department where he attained the rank of sergeant. His duties included patrol, investigations, juvenile and school truancy, shift supervisor, bike patrol supervisor/officer and in-service instructor. His teaching responsibilities at OPOTA include firearms, officer survival, patrol tactics, and soon Unmanned Aircraft System courses. Doug is a member in good standing with the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), and the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association (NLEFIA). He has taught at four IALEFI Annual Training Conferences and one IALEFI Regional Conference. Doug has taught at the 2017 Ohio Tactical Officers Annual Training Conference. Doug is also a member of Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA), Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), AUVSI Wright-Kettering Chapter, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association (UAVSA) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA). Doug received his Remote Pilot Certificate on August 31 2016 and is the first Remote Pilot for the Ohio Attorney General Office and OPOTA. Doug is presently conducting research for Law Enforcement in the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS's)/Drones. Doug serves as a Special Deputy with the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: HTMBPR is designed for the 21st Century Law Enforcement Professional. It focuses on advanced critical thinking using an understanding in human behavior patterns to articulate and defend decisions made by the officer in the course of their duties. It is designed to empower the law enforcement officer and limit department/organization liability while simultaneously building community rapport and engagement.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen/Pencil/Highlighter, Notebook, Tablet/Laptop Computer, Students can wear their duty uniform or casual attire as per their Unit/Dept/Org SOPs or guidance.

Instructor: Jay Seese and Lynn Westover

Jay SeeseJay has worked extensively within Combat Profiling and the Combat Profiling Program of Instruction (POI) and the USJFCOM's Border Hunter Program of Instruction (POI). Jay worked with the US Marine Corp's highly successful Combat Hunter program, which had a dramatic impact on the success rate of missions during a very tenuous timeframe in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Jay has trained Rangers and Anti-Poaching units within South Africa and completed courses of instruction at the South African Wildlife College. Jay has completed multiple iterations in training (Marines/Army) and Drug Task force teams within Columbia as well as Saudi Arabia.
As a recognized subject matter expert, Jay has worked with numerous programs to include; Combat Profiling, Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis (HBPR&A) Irregular Warfare, Advanced Situational Awareness Training (ASAT), Special Operational Forces Advanced Situational Awareness Training (SOFSAT), Maritime Situational Awareness Training (MASAT) and Insider-Threat Situational Awareness Training (IT-SAT). Jay was a Senior-Team Lead Instructor for the 5-day and 10-Day user and operator's courses and the 22-day T3 (Train the Trainer) Course with duties that included scenario development, range application, rural and urban integration, advanced tactical operations, and advanced optics integration. Jay has taught Special Operation Forces Situational Awareness (SOFSAT) to Naval Special Warfare (NSW), US Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). In 2012 and 2013 Jay served as a Team Leader in Afghanistan for multiple deployments, traveling and conducting training for U.S. and coalition forces, theater wide.
Jay has worked 18 years within the law enforcement community with 14 years of undercover/plainclothes operations and investigations. Jay worked City/State/Federal task force groups in an undercover capacity that included operations within DEA/ATF and multiple DOJ agencies. Jay has been a Senior Instructor for 8 years with an "unnamed" program to instruct and conduct covert-urban operations, surveillance and counter surveillance techniques. Jay is a 5 Year US Army veteran serving with the Military Police Quick Reaction Force (QRF), with multiple combat deployments. Jay Seese is a Partner/Co-founder of Six Layer Concepts & Consulting LLC. Jay holds an Active Secret Security Clearance.Lynn "Sherpa" Westover served 12 years as an Infantryman, Force Reconnaissance Team Leader and Scout Sniper in the Marine Corps. After his tour at Fox Co. BLT 2/8, Lynn became a Reconnaissance Marine completing 4 combat tours, 2 in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan, from 2002 to 2007 at 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. He then earned his Master Instructor Certification at the Reconnaissance Center of Excellence as a Basic Reconnaissance Instructor where he was instrumental in developing the Reconnaissance Team Leaders Course. Lynn was also responsible for implementing the Combat Hunter program into the curriculum of BRC.
Lynn Westover JrIn 2010 and 2012 Lynn was stationed at Force Company II MEF,  Okinawa Japan. He then deployed with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion as a Force Recon Team Leader in Upper Sangin Valley, Helmand Province of Afghanistan. After leaving the Marine Corps in 2012, Lynn became an Advanced Situational Awareness Instructor teaching ASAT, IT-SAT, and SOFSAT to Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen as well as British, Italian, Polish, and Spanish Forces. Lynn spent three months in Afghanistan teaching Insider Threat Situational Awareness. He was responsible for teaching human behavior pattern recognition to members of the Special Operations Community such as NSW, Navy SEAL teams 2, 4, 8, and 10; 7th Special Forces Group; 3rd Special Forces Group; and 19th Special Forces Group.
As a recognized subject matter expert, Lynn was the lead consultant for behavior profiling and hostile threat mitigation for Guidry Group LLC. He was also the Lead Security Applications Developer for UAS fixed wing early detection and response for high-risk oil assets, tactics techniques and procedures land and maritime. Lynn generated training standards and performance requirements for West Africa Oil Security Project Development, Elkins Marine Training International and Oceans Explorers Nigeria LTD. He has provided the first of a new line of training courses to be launched in Nigeria. He has served as a Team Leader for personal security detachments, executive protection, private investigation, reconnaissance and surveillance, and site security consulting. Lynn advises African Rangers in South Africa as the Human Terrain Director for VETPAW (Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife) Lynn works as an instructor with an "unnamed" program to instruct and conduct covert- urban operations, surveillance and counter surveillance techniques. Lynn currently holds an Active Secret Security clearance and is a Partner/Co-founder of Six Layer Concepts & Consulting LLC.

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club

Class Description: This course is a designed to give the shooter the proper shooting fundamentals and mindset needed in a life-or-death scenario from 50-300 yards. We have carbines because they are more powerful than pistols and capable of precision at distance. This course is designed to teach you how to operate your carbine effectively in such scenarios. Learn what you and your weapon are capable of. This is a great class for anyone that is apprehensive, or novice shooting at these ranges; reality is your ONLY shot may be at distance. Come and learn what works, what doesn't work, and why. Learn what the bullet does once it hits a medium (window, wall, clothing, etc.) and what it does against soft tissue; learn what it does at distance- forget what Hollywood has taught you. This course is designed to educate you the shooter on what to expect from your body, your mind, and equipment in a life-or-death scenario. We do not rise to the occasion, but fall to the level of our training — don't fall short when it counts. This is a low-round-count class — distance calls for quality not quantity. FYI — we will shoot a lot of steel! Course includes: Fundamentals needed for accuracy (personal and equipment), Target engagement from 50-300 yards, In-depth discussion on incapacitation zones, Ballistic lecture of common carbine calibers in mediums and soft tissue, Scenario training, Specific incapacitation drills, Situation specific shooting positions, Psychology of the gunfight, and Speed and accuracy drills.

Student Equipment Needs: Carbine of choice with quality optic or sights
3 or more magazines
200 rounds of rifle ammo
Ear protection (electronic preferred) / Eye protection
Sling and magazine pouches
Water hydrating device
Weapon lube and maintenance tools
Bagged lunch or snacks
Positive attitude and open mind

Instructor: Doc Spears

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: ARES

Class Description: This 8 hour class will introduce the officer to the theory and practical application of explosive breaching as it pertains to LE Special Operation Teams. After an initial overview in the classroom that will cover history, liability and collateral issues, safety and current changes, the students will move to the range where they will construct, place and fire a variety of charges used to defeat solid wood and metal doors. At the completion of this class, the students will have a clear understanding of why this vital skill set is so critical to combat the current criminal and terrorist threats the LE community id facing. This course is strongly recommended for supervisors and decision makers.

Student Equipment Needs: Body Armor, eye and ear protection, knife, and note taking materials.

Instructor: Alan Brosnan

BrosnanAlan's introduction to counter terrorist and breaching operations came during his service with the New Zealand Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. He moved to the United States in 1989 and has been active in law enforcement and military training ever since. From 1992-2015, Alan was a Reserve Deputy with the Desoto County (Mississippi) Sheriff's Department where his job descriptions included SWAT entry man, breacher and instructor. Since 1993, Alan has worked as a contract instructor for the U.S. Department of State's Anti-terrorism Assistance Program that trains foreign law enforcement officers in skills associated with counter terrorism. He has designed and implemented several courses pertaining to breaching and tactics to dozens of foreign countries. Alan has been conducting and participating in explosive breaching training and tactical operations consistently for the last 37 years.

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA/Kalahari

Class Description: Students will be introduced to visual tracking skills with an emphasis on proper focus in the critical first minutes of an unfolding incident. The class will center around finding and interpreting tracks and supporting details. Additionally, the course will focus on the small team tactics vital during the initial phase of the operation. This curriculum is based on a "come as you are" approach. The skill sets stressed are designed to make you better with what you have and emphasizes seizing opportunities, leveraging primitive and advanced technology, and piecing together information in order to determine the best tactics to effect an arrest.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, appropriate BDU clothing, plate carriers, long guns, small binoculars (optional).

Instructor: Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar is a 19 year law enforcement officer/supervisor with the National Park Service near Atlanta, Ga. Anthony began his study of tracking and rural tactical operations in 2001 after several work related incidents exposed a unique need for the skill set. Since that time, Anthony has 100's of hours of training and operational experience involving tracking, rural tactics, and the use of footprint evidence to resolve critical incidents. Anthony currently exclusively trains law enforcement departments and officers who are looking for the unique skills. Anthony is also a Firearms Instructor and use of Force Instructor for his agency.

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 722

Class Description: AGS will be conducting a one (1) day excerpt from our Law Enforcement Protective Operations (LEPO) course. This course will be repeated on 3 separate days during the conference. Students will learn protective operation walking formations and discuss each of the member's responsibilities. Along with formations, we will discuss arrivals and departures with members of the formation and a principal. First half of the day will be inside of the classroom, while second half will be outside applying the walking formations and arrivals and departures.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Hillis

Bryan KTOA RangeMr. Hillis currently serves as the President and Principal Consultant for Alexander Global Strategies, Inc., a Security, Risk Management and Training firm. Bryan was fortunate to have a diverse Law Enforcement career for over 15 years and served in a variety of positions to include, 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, lead and managed protection details during high profile events in the United States and in Central and South America, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US Government officials, foreign government officials, CEO's, celebrities, professional athletes and Fortune 100/500 companies.
On the training side, Bryan was selected and vetted as an instructor for the US Diplomatic Security Service/Anti-Terrorism Assistance Training Program. Bryan deployed to the Middle East where he trained Middle Eastern Presidential Protective Details in the areas of Firearms, Motorcade Operations, Defensive Tactics, and Protective Operations along with various other Anti-Terrorism topics. In addition to his Middle East deployment, Bryan has trained countless individuals who deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel to conduct protection details for government officials on the World Wide Protective Services project for the US Department of State.
Additionally, for over 15 years Bryan has taught and led exercises in variety of areas to include firearms, combatives, close quarter battle, tactical mobility, and various breaching methods along with other high risk tactics. Bryan has been tasked as the lead instructor during DOD and DOJ contract courses for Naval Special Warfare (SEAL's), FBI Hostage Rescue Teams, US Special Forces along with Eastern European Special Forces. Bryan routinely works with State and Local Law Enforcement officers from all over the country.

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club – 100-Meter Range

Class 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. This is a fast-paced course with intermittent stress and little downtime.
Topics Include:
• Safety as it relates to carbine employment
• Ready positions and presentation
• Post engagement considerations
• Speed/emergency reload
• Critical communication
• Manipulation and stoppage problem solving
• Handgun, speed and precision
• Handgun manipulation
• Deploying the secondary weapon
• Transitioning from secondary to primary
• Full and half support side engagement
• Changing levels
• Positional problem solving
• Working through problems as a team

Student Equipment Needs: Zeroed rifle, Handgun, Dress and wear equipment that would be common for rifle employment situations, 350-450 rounds of rifle/carbine ammunition, 100- 200 rounds of handgun ammunition, and fluids and Lunch. We will take a 30-minute lunch, so please bring yours.

Instructor: Daniel Shaw

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. His direct action experience includes Level IV VBSS and In Extremis Hostage Rescue. Daniel has been a DOD/USMC firearms instructor for over 16 years. Since retirement from the Marine Corps, Daniel has gained over 5 years of experience teaching Armed Citizens, Law Enforcement Officers, and Active Duty Military. He holds numerous instructor certifications from the US Marine Corps to include foreign weapons and master instructor of handgun, rifle/carbine, shotgun, and medium to heavy machine guns. Daniel takes his life of training and combat experience and develops and presents curriculum and creates digital media content to help Law Enforcement, US Military and responsible Armed Citizens prepare for a deadly force encounter.

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range

Class Description: Participants in this course should have a core understanding of marksmanship fundamentals and strong weapons handling skills. Building on these fundamentals, participants will be instructed in high performance skills and will practice techniques to enable them to successfully perform in firearm engagements. Topics covered will include: Weapon Zeros, Safety, Grip, Stance, Accuracy, Speed, Positions, Multiple Threats, Reloads, Malfunctions, Shooting on the Move, and Open Mindset.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle, Serviceable Pistol, 3 Rifle Magazines, Pouches for Rifle Magazines, 3 Pistol Magazines, Pouches for Pistol Magazines, 300 Rifle Rounds / 250 Pistol Rounds, Rifle Sling, Eye and Ear Protections, and Serviceable Holster

Instructor: Jared Reston

restonbioJared has been a law enforcement officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office since 2001 and has been an active member of S.W.A.T. since 2004. Jared is currently assigned as a Detective in the Department of Homeland Security/Gang Investigations Unit, and he is the assistant team leader and lead firearms instructor for the SWAT team. Jared has been involved in the successful resolution of over one thousand S.W.A.T. missions, including several lethal force incidents. For his actions in a January 2008 shooting, he was awarded The President of the United States "Medal of Valor", American Police and Hall of Fame's "National Police Officer of the Year", Fraternal Order of Police's "Florida Police Officer of the Year", and the State of Florida's "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year." Jared has had the opportunity to train with, and be trained by, some of the finest firearms and tactics instructors in the country. His goal is to use his training and experience to give Armed Professionals the tools to successfully resolve their own critical incidents.

Performance Pistol (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Performance Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: The purpose of this POI is to strengthen the effectiveness of officers through maximizing shooting performance. For most law enforcement, the handgun serves as THE primary weapon system/life-line. With this in mind, it's important to train to a high standard with that weapon. Example topics covered:
- Sighting methods and considerations
- Proper trigger reset and cadence control
- Subconscious throttle control
- Target transitioning
- Shooting on the move
- Self-training considerations

Student Equipment Needs: 800 rounds, Holster/Duty belt, ability to carry 1-3 extra mags, and an open mind.

Instructor: Lucas A Botkin

LucasBotkinLucas Botkin is the founder and CEO of T.REX ARMS, a company specializing in tactical equipment, solutions, and education. Lucas is an avid shooter and spends 12-16 hours a week on the range. Firing in excess of 2000 rounds a week. Lucas currently consults various law enforcement agencies and military units in ways to improve standards and build firearm proficiency through progressive shooting performance. He also runs a LE/MIL training facility outside of Nashville.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: To Be Determined

Class Description: Pistol Diagnostics will give the student the ability and knowledge necessary to recognize and self diagnose issues he or she may be having and to fix those issues through a better understanding of the fundamentals of marksmanship as they relate to the pistol. We will break down the fundamentals in terms that make sense to you, that you'll be able to take back with you to increase your confidence and competence with your pistol. If you've been frustrated with your pistol marksmanship or would simply like to tune things up, this is the class for you. You will not be left behind in this class, we will fix you!

Student Equipment Needs: 300 rounds, Holster/Duty belt, ability to carry at least 1-3 extra mags, and an open mind.

Instructor: Russ Lyons

Russ Lyons is a Cleveland Police officer with over 22 years experience. Russ was previously assigned to the Ordnance Unit as a lead firearms trainer for 10 years. He was instrumental in the implementation and development of the Division's patrol rifle program. He also served on the Division's Weapons Committee and was responsible for the selection of weapons and equipment. In addition, Russ was responsible for recruit basic training and the development of yearly in service firearms training for his agency. Russ is currently assigned to the Division's S.W.A.T. Team, where he serves as an operator, sniper and trainer. Russ is an adjunct instructor for the OTOA's Red Team and Center Mass Inc.

Plain Clothes Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Response (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Plain Clothes Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Building H

Class Description: This LE-CT Response and Low Visibility Operations/Next Gen Warfare course is designed to provide insight into the world of government Small Unit Counter Terrorisms Tactics, with an emphasis in Low Visibility Operations. These tactics are currently being utilized by special teams throughout Europe and the Middle East, and credited to saving lives when seconds count. The objective of the eight (8) hour seminar is to provide an overview of team structure, command and control, equipment, communications, weapons, and deployment. Our goal is to provoke thought and discussion for how teams will tackle the next generation of warfare. The instructor cadre have foundations as US Marines, having served on Law Enforcement Tactical Teams, as well as established Counter Terrorism units within the Intelligence Community.

Student Equipment Needs: Notepad and Pen; Low visibility clothing (i.e. blue jeans, t-shirts, clothing) that works in the surrounding environment. Handgun, Subgun or SBR, Plate carrier/chest rigs/or bandoleer, helmet, NVGs, Med kit, comms gear.

Instructor: Danny "Gator" Pritbor

Gator has 24 years of experience with service as a U.S. Marine, Law Enforcement (SWAT) Deputy, GRS-Protective Special Agent (USG) and Defense Contractor (DOD). He has extensive time conducting low profile protective operations, and running special teams in high threat areas throughout the Middle East. Gator served with the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Florida. He has extensive service on the SWAT team, Gang Enforcement and Narcotics units, where he participated in numerous high-risk search warrant, hostage rescues and apprehensions of violent felony offenders.
He is the founder and director of FireBase Combat Studies Group LLC, and remains active as a Government Security Specialist, Industry consultant and tactical training advisor.
Danny has trained beginner and advanced personnel as a firearm and tactics instructor for several governmental agencies to include the U.S. State Department Antiterrorism Assistance program and the U.S. Department of Energy NNSI Central Training Academy. Private sector training companies include the Universal Training Academy in Frost Proof FL, Blackwater USA, the Surefire Institute, Strategos International and Deliberate Dynamics.

Principles of Hostage Rescue Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Principles of Hostage Rescue Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend School

Class Description: In this course we will discuss tactics for resolving hostage situations, the emergency and deliberate assault team, dynamic entry and room clearing techniques, hostage and suspect handling, discussion on night operations, multi-team and multi-entry points and planning considerations, and the use of the ballistic shield(s) during hostage rescue operations.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, Training weapon (or safe weapon) for dry fire training.

Instructor: Robert A. Trivino

Rob Trivino is retired from a long career in the United States Army. He spent the majority of his time assigned as an operational member of a US Army Special Missions Unit. Rob has extensive wartime leadership and tactical experience, leading small teams and larger maneuver elements in combat. He has deployed on multiple combat missions to the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq and has served as a Sniper Team Leader, and both Assault and Sniper Element Sergeants Major. Rob's awards include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, and 5 Bronze Stars (2 for Valor). He recently wrote, A Warrior's Path, Lessons In Leadership, a book about his leadership lessons learned.

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 1

Class Description: In partnership with Glock, Safariland and Raven Concealment, students that do not have a pistol with an optic can use a Glock 34 GEN 5 equipped with a red dot optic (courtesy of Glock) and holster the weapon in a Safariland or Raven Concealment holster. Students that have their own pistol and red dot combo are welcome to bring it
Red Dots on pistols are becoming more popular as options for carry and 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 • How to get better on your own. Dry fire for skill building. Live fire for confirmation • Red Dot Maintenance • Target transitions • Shooting on the move.

Student Equipment Needs: RDS pistol. Holster (no serpas). 3 mags (1 gun/2 pouched). 250 rounds.

Instructor: Scott Jedenski

Lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ). Sponsored and Master class USPSA competitor in Carry Optics division. 15th recipient of the F.A.S.T coin (only one to do it with a RMR).
I have received training from notable instructors such as Jose Gordon, Matt Jacques, Chris Sizelove, Steve Fisher, Greg Ellifritz, Pat Goodale, Wayne Fisher , Ernest Langdon, and Aaron Cowan.
I have been sought out by and consulted LE agencies on the use of RDS pistols. The latest was the
Pentagon ERT instructor cadre.

Ronin Tactical Pistol Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ronin Tactical Pistol Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Izzak Walton League

Class Description: This will be a tactical pistol course focusing on the tactical fundamentals and strategy of a tactical pistol. The instruction will consist of pistol marksmanship fundamentals and how that relates while under stress. Officers will be taught how to quickly evaluate the threat, engage and neutralize the threat and conduct situational awareness checks why moving to control points. Officers will be taught moving and shooting tactics and critical task skills proven on the battlefields by Special Operations soldiers. Officers will walk away with proven mindsets and pistol tactics that will better enhance their operational capabilities and survivability.

Student Equipment Needs:Semi-Auto pistol A slide action pistol that is magazine feed, 4 pistol magazine, 500rds of ball ammunition, Eyes Protection, Ears Protection, Long pants and closed toe shoes, Pistol Holster, Magazine holders for 2 Mags, SWAT Kit (Optional), Tactical Duty Belt, Notebook and Pen, and Water.Instructor: Tu Lam

tulamprofileTu Lam (Retired U.S. Army Special Forces- Green Beret)--23 Years Full Spectrum US Special Operations throughout 27 countries worldwide. Team-Leader assignments in Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, Hostage Rescue, Direct Action and Counter-Terrorism Operations in permissive and non-permissive environments. Composite Special Forces team training and development team leader. Founder/CEO and Director of Training and Research Development for Ronin Tactics Inc. ??R?nin Tactics specializes in Law Enforcement and Military tactics training in non-lethal and lethal applications. Using concepts and directives, special weapons and tactics, empty-hand and edge weapons combative, close-quarters battle, and firearm applications both handgun and rifle.

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class will focus on the planning process for both SWAT and Narcotics search warrants. The class will discuss and outline the scout process along with the necessary information needed to complete an operations plan for a search warrant. Different options for operation plans will be presented. This class is geared toward those who will be tasked with completing search warrant plans for their agency or SWAT team. Participants will have the opportunity to do a scout/intel gathering and complete a search warrant operations plan.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen, Paper, Laptop if they have one.

Instructor: Detective Sean Humphrey and Officer Ross Nagy

Det. Sean Humphrey
Narcotics Detective with Dayton Police Department currently assigned to the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E Task Force
OTOA Region 3 Represenative
Former Dayton SWAT Member - Sniper

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 701

This eight hour class is designed to provide participants with practical, hands on skills in addressing violent situations when working in plain clothes or undercover, when force escalation options are limited, and when in confined environments (such as inside a vehicle). The class includes a SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) component that would teach officers how to defeat restraints; a defensive tactics component-teaching handgun disarms in extreme close quarters, and vehicle interdiction as a part of officer rescue tactics. This is a fast paced and dynamic class.

Student Equipment Needs: Officers should come in plain clothes and a concealable holster. If they have a training gun for their holster they should bring that as well.

Instructor: BK Blankchtein

BK 56BK spent over 21 years (4 active and 17 as a reservist) in the Israeli military as a tier-one unit member. BK moved to the USA in 1999 and established Masada Tactical. Leveraging their experience, Masada Tactical aimed to provide agencies with training to meet today's threats, based on proven Israeli tactics. Specializing in small team tactics, CQC, empty-hand tactics, and counterterrorism Masada Tactical has trained over 200 agencies around the world. BK holds a bachelor degree in counterterrorism and a Masters degree in Security Management. He is a sworn officer in Chatom, AL.

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This course is designed for Smith & Wesson M&P center fire Duty Pistols. Focus will be on nomenclature, fieldstripping and maintenance, safeties and safety checks, detailed dis-assembly, and troubleshooting and minor repairs. Performing lessons repeatedly will insure good hands-on instruction for a better understanding of this firearm. 3-year certification.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen & Paper (Smith & Wesson will provide all weapons)

Instructor: Rick Shene

Tactical Breaching (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Breaching (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - Live Fire Shoot House

Class 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 (5) hands-on stations consisting of ram/halligan, cut saw, break and rake, team tactics/actions at the breach and shotgun breaching.

Student Equipment Needs: 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 that have nylon as sparks from saw and slag can burn through footwear causing burns/injury to foot), Gloves, Ballistic Body Armor (Note: to be worn at shotgun breaching station), Helmet, Goggles (Note: wrap around glasses are not adequate), Hearing Protection, Balaclava/hood (Note: to protect head/neck from falling glass during break and rake station)
Safety: We will be using simunitions 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.

Instructor: John Breen

BreenJohn Breen is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Cleveland Division, and serves as an Assistant Team Leader and Lead Breacher 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.

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 308 and Fire Tower

Class Description: Basic introduction to applying multiple breach and ladder operations to your warrant service tactics. A two-hour power point will review theory and application as well as the development of a ladder component. The class will then conduct practical exercises with the intention of giving the student a basic understanding of ladder deployment accompanied by breach and hold techniques for second story windows.

Student Equipment Needs: Helmet, gloves and eye protection.

Instructor: Darin Karbler

Sgt. Darin Karbler is a patrol Sergeant for the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and has been a member of the DTU (Delaware Tactical Unit) since 1997. Sgt. Karbler has also worked in the Detective Bureau, Court Services and with the U.S Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Sgt. Karbler has been an OTOA board member since 2013 and currently holds the position of Director of Merchandise.

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky Fire Tower

Class Description: SWAT Operators will review knots, improvised anchors and on-rope fundamentals with current kit review and placement. Primary training focus will be contingency planning and execution of emergent operator, team and hostage/victim egress and rescue from elevated positions. Introduction to tactical infiltration and overwatch positions. New equipment will be introduced; team's current equipment may be used. Revac USA will have on rope equipment available for all students if departments are unable to provide.

Student Equipment Needs: Team training uniform (older BDU's recommended, as they will get abused) Gloves Appropriate boots/footwear, Helmet, bump cap, Current team rope equipment, Harness, hardware, rope etc. (Revac will provide all equipment for training if students do not have equipment available) Plate carriers/Vests (no magazines, ammunition etc) Training weapons if available.

Instructor: Dan Russell

Dan Russell: Owner Revac USA, Special Operations Tactical Rope Instructor 2005-present,Rope Rescue Technician, Tactical Rope Access Specialist in Jungle/Urban/Dessert,20+ years climbing experience rock, big wall, ice, alpine and mountaineering.

The Death of Defensive Tactics: How to Stop Relying on What's Killing Us (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

The Death of Defensive Tactics: How to Stop Relying on What's Killing Us (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Are you tired of symbolic "box-checking" DT that your officers laugh at and create more injuries in training than it prevents in the street? Are you ready for a fresh approach? This class will show you how to creatively destroy the legacy DT systems that have never worked and replace them with simple concepts and methods that do. You will also learn why to stop using the term "Defensive Tactics" and replace it with a new, Serviceable standard that redefines hands-on use of force for today's LE professional. THIS IS A WORKING CLASS. YOU WILL LEARN BY DOING.

Student Equipment Needs: Comfortable clothing that allow freedom to move, clean athletic shoes.

Instructor: Chief Matthew Vanyo

Matt VanyoMatt is Chief of Police for Olmsted Township Police Department. He is a lifelong Martial Artist and has evaluated the majority of DT programs offered in the U.S. over the past 20 years. He is a graduate of FBINA Class #255, and is a Master Instructor in the Force Management System (www.forcemgmt.com).

Training to Her Strengths: Small Changes for Big Results in Female Officer Subject Control (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Training to Her Strengths: Small Changes for Big Results in Female Officer Subject Control (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class is built around the concept of Need-Based Training. This concept states that small alterations in both strategy and mechanics can produce exponential results in performance.
Need-Based Training as applied to subject control for female officers is one of the areas in which the Force Management System has re-engineered the entire paradigm. Female officers should no longer be pigeonholed into training at levels far below their capability by being forced to train in systems designed for men. They will learn to deliver the same levels of performance as their male counterparts by utilizing strategies and methods built specifically for them.
This class is for female officers only.

Student Equipment Needs: Clean athletic shoes and comfortable clothing that allows freedom to move.

Instructor: Eric Kohtz

Eric KohtzEric is the President of Talon Global, a Combatives and Subject Control Redevelopment LLC. He is the creator of the Force Management System and the Serviceability Screen. He also founded the Detroit Combatives Club and has been its Chief Instructor since 1998.

Urban K9 Deployment Tactics (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Urban K9 Deployment Tactics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Fairgrounds

Class Description: This course will cover the challenges all K9 Teams face when deploying for a suspect in an Urban Environment. Some of the following topics will be covered in this course; Tracking versus Air Scent, Terrain Change Effects, K9 Transition Zones, Focused Tunnels of Odor, Effects of Wind and its Importance when deploying.

Student Equipment Needs: Patrol / Tactical K9 Gear, Duty gear and clothing for weather, and Bite Suit and/or Sleeve.

Instructor: Mike Pennington - Storm Dog Tactical

Urban Sniper Workshop (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Urban Sniper Workshop (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Izzak Walton League

Class Description: Students will conduct range and practical exercises in a Urban tactical environment. These will include, building and engaging targets from urban hide-sites, tactical observation exercise, and engaging targets from an elevated position.

Student Equipment Needs: Sniper Weapons System, 100 rds, Call-Out Gear, Lawn Chair, Lunch/Drinks, Hearing and Eye Protection.

Instructor: Chad Williams and Kevin Wheeler

Chad Williams
US Army Special Forces (Retired) and Columbus Ohio Police Officer (Retired)

Officer Kevin Wheeler
Columbus, Ohio Police Department. Prior assignments include SWAT, IN/TAC. Aviation Unit and is currently assigned to the Divisions Ordnance Unit as a firearms instructor.

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 801

Class Description: A unique perspective on the violent threats you face. Hear an insider perspective from someone who lived and survived in that violent criminal underworld world for 25 years, with an articulation on how to hack the human processor by understanding how that hardcore mindset is created, and what we can do to begin cultivating the mindset to prepare to meet them head-on with the professionalism.
The primary focus of this course is instructing people to deal with the apex predator, or High-Order Criminal, while pushing oneself to a high level of professionalism. While conventional self-defense and law enforcement training may be sufficient to handle the less intelligent and low skilled assailant, this type of training fails drastically when applied to the predator that has high-order thinking skills.
Participants will gain an understanding of the different levels of criminal attack, and will learn how to focus their study and training to deal with the savvy, non-stereotypical predator with high-order thinking skills. The focus is to identify and understand the high-order predator, and to learn how to not only deal with them, but to awaken and cultivate the high-order predation skills within you while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Our orientation is the foundation of every decision making process we engage in. We will examine how that orientation is created, and what we can do to alter our decision-making performance through training and conditioning.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Varg Freeborn

Varg Freeborn is the Owner and Head Instructor of One Life Defense, LLC and the creator of Violence of MInd. He was raised in an environment of criminal and gang violence, and went on to serve 5 years in prison for a self-defense stabbing that went wrong. After earning a restoration, he went on to work in the industry training with both civilians and law enforcement to a professional level in lethal force mindset, gunfighting and combatives. His experience includes an intimate understanding of prison, criminal combat culture and violence culture as a whole, in which he has lived as a full-time participant. He is also intimately experienced with defending oneself in post-event court proceedings for lethal force, prison training, and the resultant experience with bloody, ambush/counter-ambush predatory violence. From the streets, to prison, to professional training to a law-enforcement level, few have his breadth of experience.

Women's Handgun Concepts (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Women's Handgun Concepts (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: This course is geared towards the intermediate shooter who wants to reinforce their fundamentals and will teach them the techniques and drills to master them. Students will review concepts such as grip, trigger control, sight alignment, sight picture, and stance and practice clearing malfunctions. 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 principle in live-fire exercises on the range
Topics that will be covered: Gear, Ammunition, Grip, Iron Sight/Red Dots, Stance, Loading/Unloading/Reloading, Press checking, Multiple Carry Positions, Transitions, Sight gears, Immediate action drills, and Post engagement follow through.

Student Equipment Needs: Ammunition: Minimum 300 rds., Duty belt, Ballistic Vest, Pistol with holster, Minimum of 3 magazines for double stack, Minimum of 5 magazines for single stack, Magazine pouches, Ballistic eye protection, Ear protection, and Brimmed hat. Also recommended equipment: Hydration, Snacks, rain gear, sunscreen, and insect repellant.

Instructor: Sang Lee

Sang LeeSang Lee, started out in the private sector working in executive protection. After 5 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 L.E.O medical, handgun, and rifle courses all over the U.S. and overseas. Sang has certifications in medical training, edged weapons, armourer 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 a instructor and student.

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE Building 600

Class Description:This High Threat Close Quarter Battle Active Killer Interdiction Course will better prepare officers to respond and prevail in dynamic active threat incidents before, during, and after they occur. The course provides a short lecture on Active Killer Interdiction and how it differs from traditional active killer response, and then will train officers to rapidly deal with active threats in crowded, open air, vehicle, and interior environments. Officers will practice individual weapons flow skills, rapid movement around innocents and fellow officer, avoiding friendly fire, and working as a team providing security, maneuver, and focused threat engagement in a variety of environment using similar principle based techniques, tactics and procedures in each environment. The course ends with a multiple contact drill. The course utilizes dry practice and force on force marking cartridges to maximize realism. There is no live fire.

Student Equipment Needs: Personal protective gear for force on force marking cartridge training, Duty gear, Duty weapon with safety device for dry practice, Marking cartridge pistol and/or rifle, and 100 rounds of marking cartridge ammunition.

Instructor: Trevor Thrasher

Trevor Thrasher was born into a military family in 1968. His father, a Vietnam fighter pilot, was temporarily stationed in Bitburg, Germany at the time Trevor was born. The family soon returned to Bellevue, Nebraska where Trevor was raised and attended high school and college before entering into an extensive career in Law Enforcement and Military employment.
A combat veteran U.S. Army Green Beret, 88 Tactical COO Trevor Thrasher has unique and wide-ranging special operations experience. His credentials include law enforcement SWAT, high risk protective work in non-permissive environments, and counter terrorism direct action missions-done both unilaterally and with foreign special forces. Thrasher possesses numerous instructor level certifications in firearms, hand to hand combat and special tactics, and has developed proprietary tactical curriculum for numerous units and agencies. Among his many certifications are Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Israeli Tactical Shooting Instructor, Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor, SPEAR Instructor, Krav Maga Instructor, Special Forces Hand to Hand Combat Instructor, Take Down and Ground Control Instructor, FAST Defense, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Low Light and Special Team Tactics, Conventional and Explosive Breaching, Israeli Counter-Terrorism Tactical Instructor and many other certifications in the related fields of firearms, combatives and tactics.
Trevor served as primary defensive tactics instructor for the Omaha Police Department, primary tactical instructor/advisor to a foreign commando counter-terror unit, and is responsible for the ground breaking curriculum known as High Threat Systems, and Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning©.
Thrasher maintains his operational experience as a part-time police officer, Operations Sergeant with the 19th Special Forces Group in the Colorado National Guard, and as a contract security specialist for various organizations locally and overseas. Trevor is a devoted advocate of fitness and nutrition, and when he is not working or training, he spends time with the close knit Thrasher family.

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations (Including MRAP) (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations (Including MRAP) (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: NASA

Class Description: At the end of this course of instruction, the student will:
1. Be able to understand the historical basis of armor.
2. Be able to conduct standard maintenance.
3. Be able to understand proper vehicle storage.
4. Be able to operate armor in urban and rural terrain.
5. Be able to conduct hasty armor recovery and towing.
6. Be able to conduct crew rescue and recovery of personnel.
7. Be able to conduct tactical man down rescue drills w/armor.
8. Be able to conduct natural disaster rescue w/armor.
9. Be able to mitigate/survive electrocution and water hazards w/armor.
10. Be able to deploy vehicle ram for breach or deconstruction.

Student Equipment Needs:Armored Vehicle, Full kit (MANDATORY – Gloves and Helmet).

Instructor: Kurt Joseph Delia

Mr. Delia is the President of Delia Tactical International. He is an active 28 year Law Enforcement officer in Michigan, former team leader, SWAT instructor and master breacher. Delia was assigned to a SWAT team for 18 years, as well as previous covert investigative duties, narcotics enforcement and international security assignments. He is a veteran of the Michigan National Guard VDF unit and served with the 5th Battalion Alpha Company as a Light Infantry SAR specialist. Delia was the lead MRAP combat mobility instructor PMC for Crusaders Group. Delia trained SOCOM units (19th-5th-3rd SFG) for combat deployment in ground mobility and hand to hand combatives techniques for four+ years.

Intermediate Distance Sniper Operations (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intermediate Distance Sniper Operations (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: To Be Determined

Class Description: This course will familiarize the beginner-Advanced level snipers with proper equipment/shooter set up, zeroing, tracking drills, myths and theories, Emergency loading, malfunction clearing, stress drills, accuracy drills, endurance drills, data collection 15-max distance of range available, shooter/spotter dialogue and techniques, supported shooting techniques, unsupported shooting techniques, efficiency drills and multiple target Identification and engagement.

Student Equipment Needs:
All officers must have their standard call out gear/equipment and uniform. All rifles should shoot MOA or better, approx. 250 rounds of match/DUTY ammunition only and all optics MUST be a scope with tactical type turrets for making compensation adjustments. Officers are highly recommended to have a Manfrotto type tripod suitable for engaging targets in the standing position and either HOG Saddle or Rogue Precision type shooting support attached to their tripod.

Instructor: Jerod Johnson

Jerod Johnson- 8+ years in the Marine Corps most spent as a Scout/Sniper where he attended specialty schools like 1st Marine Regiment Scout Sniper course, 1st Marine Division Basic Scout Sniper course, Special Operations Training Group Urban Sniper, Special Operations Training Group Reconnaissance & Surveillance, Survival Evasion Escape (S.E.R.E.) and completed 3 deployments to various countries including serving as Team Leader for his Scout/Sniper team protecting the USS Cole after it was bombed in Yemen. Jerod has also contracted through the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Services teaching Defensive Designated Marksman in Jordan and Pakistan as well as numerous deployments as a Sniper/DDM conducting anti piracy operations around Somalia and Yemen. Jerod has worked in the firearms industry for companies like Leupold & Stevens and Heckler & Koch Defense. He is currently a reserve police officer and teaches firearm training full time with his company STA Training Group. This is Jerod's 4th year teaching Sniper Operations for the OTOA.

Operational Risk Mitigation for SWAT (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Operational Risk Mitigation for SWAT (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: The ability to recognize, evaluate and mitigate risk to personnel during complex training and operations inherent to the SWAT environment is a critical skill for current and future team leaders. This course will provide instruction on evaluating and procedurally mitigating risk. The format will include lecture, case studies, and protocols to be instituted to limit exposure and reduce potentially destructive outcomes. Formats for documentation, crisis decision-making, and problem solving methodologies are included as are equipment and technology reviews associated with risk mitigation. The instructor will provide personal examples from his extensive military and law enforcement special operations careers.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material.

Instructor: Randy Watt

WattSteven R. Watt, Randy, is the Chief of Police of the Ogden, Utah, Police Department. Chief Watt is a 34-year veteran of the Ogden Police Department with extensive service in SWAT. Chief Watt is the recipient of numerous awards, including having been twice awarded the Department's Medal of Valor for actions during tactical operations. Chief Watt is a retired Colonel, U.S. Army Special Forces, with 34 years of active duty and National Guard service. Having served several combat tours since 9/11/2001, COL Watt's awards include the Legion of Merit, The Bronze Star Medal with V device, three Bronze Star Medals, three Meritorious Service Medals, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, and the Joint Unit Meritorious Service Award. His qualifications include Special Forces Qualification (enlisted and officer), Master Parachutist and Military Free Fall Parachutist. Chief Watt is an expert for the USDOJ on Terrorism, is a lead trainer for the NTOA, and is a training consultant to numerous military and police tactical units throughout the world. Chief Watt holds a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, a MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor's Degree in Police Science from Weber State University. He is a graduate of Session 191 of the FBI National Academy and is the Author of One Warrior's Creed.

Rescue Task Force (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Rescue Task Force (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Woodlands School

Class Description: This course will expand your understanding of rescue task force concepts for active shooter, terrorist or mass casualty incidents with the goal of saving lives. The course is designed for tactically minded professionals from law enforcement, fire, and medical fields. RTF concepts combine the integration of Police and Fire/EMS, working within a warm zone to get immediate medical care to victims in these events. Training topics will include RTF concepts, TECC (Tactical Emergency Critical Care), Critical Incident Management, Unified Command and ICS, team integration and movement, PPE, skill station and scenarios with role players.

Student Equipment Needs: Classroom material for note taking. RTF equipment from your agency, if available: FIRE/EMS/MEDIC personnel - Ballistic Helmet, Vest, Medic Supplies. Law enforcement personnel - duty gear you would use on active shooter calls.

Instructor: Scott Russell – OTOA

Scott Russell is the Lead Paramedic for WEB SWAT, Paramedic coordinator for Lakewood Fire Rescue task Force. Tactical medic for over 20 yrs, RN with Cleveland Metro Life Flight, Special operations medicine coordinator . Paramedic for over 30 yrs, Critical care RN for 28 yrs. Lead instructor for RTF four 3 years with OTOA.

Simunition Instructor and Safety Course (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Simunition Instructor and Safety Course (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 606

Class Description: Provide students with substantial hands on experience with Simunition(R) FX (R) training ammunition technology conversion kits and protective gear. This course also hands-on instruction in scenario based training program development.

Student Equipment Needs:Utility uniform, gun belt with holster and mag pouch. Simunition converted gun if they have one.

Instructor: Michael P. Chin

Mike is a retired Police Officer from Florida, who went to work as a full time tactical instructor and started with Simunition as a Regional Manager in 2005. 

SLR15 AR15/M16/M4 Armorer (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SLR15 AR15/M16/M4 Armorer (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: 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 M16/AR15 / M4 type weapons systems made and their variants. This program follows the Manufacturer's guidelines and is taught by FBI and NRA Certified Instructors. Here is a brief overview of what is covered: History of the Weapon, Cycles of Function, General Disassembly & Assembly, Identification of Common Problems and Parts, Nomenclature, Identification of Group Components, Semi, Burst, and Full Auto Parts and Conversions, Complete Armoring Disassembly / Assembly, Barrel Replacement, Cleaning and Maintenance, Ballistic Issues, Gas System, Parts Interchangeability, including Brands, Headspace, Firing Pin Protrusion, Trigger Jobs, Chamber Inspection and Issues, Troubleshooting, diagnosis & repair, Gauging, Inspections, Stress & Interval Issues, Accessories and Customizing, Tool Options and Selection, Iron Sights, Optics, SOP/MOD Accessories and Additions, and Suppressors & Timing Issues

Student Equipment Needs: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.

Instructor: Greg "Sully" Sullivan

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. Our Armoring Courses have been taught for over two decades all over the country.

Suicidal Jumper Rescue (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Suicidal Jumper Rescue (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Firelands Hospital

Class Description: The class incorporates the coordinated efforts of Patrol, Supervisors, SWAT and Negotiators as it applies to the Suicidal Jumper. This tactic emphasizes the importance of safety for the responding LE community with the ultimate goal of saving lives.

Student Equipment Needs: Rappel rated waist belt (under the sam browne style), rappel line, and hardware.

Instructor: Sr. Cpl. Christian D'Alesandro (retired) and Sr. Cpl. Scott McDonnold - Dallas SWAT

Sr. Cpl. Christian D'Alesandro 31 year Dallas PD veteran (ret) with 21 years full time SWAT. Tactical Rappel Master 17 years, Hostage Negotiator, Entry team member, Sniper (8 yrs.) gas and less than lethal instructor, pistol and rifle instructor. Adjunct instructor for Safariland Training Group. Program Director TTPOA.

SWAT Team Leader (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SWAT Team Leader (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: To Be Determined

Class Description: The team leader course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to effectively lead officers on high-risk missions. We cover everything from setting standards, selection & training of personnel, & combat leadership and mindset. The class will teach you how to plan, coordinate and lead on a variety of missions. We use numerous table top exercises to drive the lessons learned home for warrant service, barricaded subjects and hostage incidents. This class is appropriate for any officer or supervisor who is in a position to lead officers during high-risk operations.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material and a thumb drive.

Instructor: Bill Blowers

Bill has been serving since 1986 when he joined the US Army as a 19D. Bill was assigned to the SWAT team Jan 1995 thru Jan 2018. He has served as a Sniper, ballistic shield carrier, breacher, entry team member, team training coordinator assistant team leader and team leader. Bill has successfully planned or participated in over 1250 SWAT missions including high risk warrants, barricaded subjects and Hostage Rescue. Bill has well over 5000 hours of documented SWAT training and has trained hundreds of SWAT officers for multiple states. He can be reached at www.tap-rack.com.

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours) June 6 AND June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Sandusky Police Range

Class Description: Vehicle CQB is an accelerated shooting class focused on positional shooting and a critical look at how we have historically fought in and around vehicles. Students will push the boundaries of "traditional" cover and concealment utilizing various cars and trucks in a true 3D environment. Drills will incorporate critical weapon employment while engaging threats in, around, from, over and under vehicles with a heavy emphasis on problem solving. Live ballistic demos with a variety of ammunition will be conducted as the class explores ballistic deflection, deformation, penetration, and terminal effect in direct correlation to various vehicle mediums. Both days of this course will be long days, so come prepared.

Student Equipment Needs:
• Handgun with at least 3 magazines (5 if single stack) and magazine pouch. 
• Holster must attach via the belt (paddle holsters are not allowed). Holsters must provide an active or passive retention on device and be able to keep the holster in place while running or moving in and out of awkward positions. No SERPA or Vanguard type holsters. 
• 800 rounds handgun ammunition.
• CAT or SOF T TQ on your person is mandatory an IFAK is recommended. 
• Cleaning kit and gun lube. 
• Eye protection on and electronic ear protection on. 
• Long sleeve shirt, gloves, kneepads are mandatory. Elbow pads and shemagh (face wrap) are optional. 
• Normal CCW or Full duty belt / tactical loadout (your normal work or EDC setup). 
• Notepad, pen and permanent marker. 
• Water and snacks.

Instructor: Will Petty

Petty SmallWilliam Petty began his Law Enforcement career in 2003 in Albuquerque, NM. While there he served as a Firearms Instructor, an Emergency Response Team member and was also a member of the department's shooting team. In 2011, Petty relocated to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates where he worked as a Counter Terrorism Instructor with the Critical National Infrastructure Authority. In 2013 (to present) he returned to the U.S. and resumed law enforcement with his department in Texas. While there he worked patrol and ran the firearms programs for several large regional Police academies. It is rumored that he has many leather?bound books and his apartment smells of rich mahogany. (This of course is not true as he has a kindle). He did however once make Mac and Cheese without the Mac. He has and continues to run contract courses establishing various programs and in? service material for major local, state and federal departments in the US and Canada.

MACTAC - Urban Tactics / Close Quarter Battle Tactical Skills Course (24 Hours) June 6 AND June 7 AND June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

MACTAC - Urban Tactics / Close Quarter Battle Tactical Skills Course (24 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7 AND Friday June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: Ottawa County Fairgrounds

Class Description:

This course is designed as an advanced Active Threat / Urban Tactics / CQB course that will focus on the specialized tactical skill sets that officers can utilize when faced with heavily armed, violent offenders in an urban environment. The course will highlight the MACTAC curriculum. The techniques, tactics and skills taught will assist officers in limiting the scope of the crisis, containing and preventing the escape of armed dangerous offenders, rescuing downed officers / persons and stopping on-going violence utilizing integrated, small unit fire and maneuver techniques & tactics.

Attendees should be proficient in basic CQB and Active Threat / Rapid Deployment Techniques and Tactics. The class is an advanced tactics course and is specifically designed to build on the basic tactical skills that officers already possess. DAY 1: 2 Hours Classroom: Introduction to Urban Tactics / Active Threat Response / Recent Incident Reviews / Small Unit Techniques & Tactics. 5 Hours Tactical Training: Individual & Small Unit Movement Techniques & Tactics / Use of Cover & Barricades / High - Low Corner Clears / Danger Area Crossing / Emergency Medical Protocols Day 2: Tactical Training all Day: Small Unit Fire & Maneuver / 2 Officer Buddy Team / 3 Officer Contact Teams / 6 Officer Squad Tactics / Urban Area Search Techniques / Immediate Action Drills / Arrest Teams / Engagements in and around Vehicles / Realistic Force-on-Force Scenario Based Training Day 3: Tactical Training all Day: Realistic Force-on-Force Scenario Based Training. Officers will participate in a series of scenarios with live role players that will allow them to utilize the urban / CQB skill sets learned and practiced to locate, engage and stop heavily armed violent offenders in an urban environment. The scenarios will progress through the day in complexity and culminate in an integrated scenario requiring the entire class to deploy and manage an active terrorist situation.

Student Equipment Needs: The course requires every attendee to be equipped with a converted patrol rifle and pistol that can shoot marking cartridges. UTM / Simunition / Force-on-Force are all acceptable brands. Air-Soft training pistols and rifles are also acceptable.
Paint Ball weapons & ammunition are NOT ACCEPTABLE and will not be allowed in the course.
Each attendee is also required to bring the following equipment:
Department Vehicle – Mandatory (one vehicle if multiple Officers from the same department)
Ballistic Vest
Duty pistol Belt w/ pistol
Patrol Rifle/ Long Gun w/Sling
"Police" identifying outer clothing / vest
Department Ball Cap – W / "Police"
Protective Impact Resistant Safety Glasses
Knee Pads
Gloves
Simuntion, UTM, for pistol AND Long Guns AND Ammunition for each.
OTOA does not provide force on force gear for this course.
Each attendee is also required to bring the following equipment – cont.
Water / Sport Drinks to Maintain Hydration
250 Rifle Marking Cartridges – any color – as listed above.
50 Pistol Marking Cartridges – any color – as listed above.
Inclement Weather Gear – The majority of the course is outside - we will train rain or shine
Sun Screen / Bug Repellant
Bag Lunch for every day – we do not leave the training site for lunch.

Instructor: Victor Garcia

Headshot Vic 1Victor Garcia is a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the Illinois Tactical Officers Association. He is currently a member of the full-time Illinois State Police SWAT team. In 2007, he started out as a police officer in the south suburbs of Chicago. Since the inception of the ITOA MACTAC program Victor has assisted in its development, drawing upon his combat experiences as an infantry squad leader while serving in the U.S Marines as part of the offensive in Fallujah, Iraq. He continues to be active in advancing the training for all police officers in active threat response, to include the development of a statewide master tactical patrol officer program in Illinois.

Tactical Dispatch Unit (TDU) – Crisis Communications for Tactical Incident Command (24 Hours) June 6 AND June 7 AND June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Dispatch Unit (TDU) – Crisis Communications for Tactical Incident Command (24 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 6 AND Thursday June 7 AND Friday June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: EHOVE

Class Description: This class will introduce the experienced dispatcher to Crisis Communications and provide the tools to be prepared for natural or man-made disasters, tactical situations, or any large-scale events. NMS ICS 100 and 700 minimum preferred to attend.
Day One: Students will discuss and learn the qualities of a tactical dispatcher and the vigorous requirements of this special assignment; students will evaluate the different types of situations that the Tactical Dispatch Unit (TDU) could be utilized for; the importance of Incident Command Sytem (ICS), emergency management and the Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP).
Day Two: Students will focus on group activities and scenarios. Course participants will also discuss the stress that this additional responsibility can bring upon them and the after-care that may be needed when handling crisis communication incidents. Class participation is crucial during this phase of training.
Day Three: Students will be participating in the Rescue Task Force Class.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Nancy Jewitt and Rob Harvey - LEOTTA

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range

Class Description: Techniques, tips, and training to improve speed and accuracy of the service handgun in emergency scenarios. Students will emphasize application in 'fighting' timeframes and distances; compressed time and predominantly 10 yards and in. An intermediate level session, students will shoot diagnostic and demanding skill drills to better control the service pistol and boost their abilities to hit on demand. Shooters will work primarily at speed and will work up to integrating multiple shots, multiple targets, and short movement. The class will touch on back-up gun employment and single handed shooting.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye/ear pro, Inclement Weather gear, Pen/Notebook, Service Pistol/holster, Minimum 3 magazines, 350 rounds, and Optional (in addition to above): if you carry a back-up Gun/Holster/50 rounds.

Instructor: Justin Dyal 

Dyal headshot OTOAA noted shooter, trainer, and author, Justin Dyal is a retired Marine Raider who left the Marine Corps as a Lt Colonel with extensive experience in anti-terrorism and special operations units. Justin designed training and courses for numerous units and led several of the specialized Marine schools that teach advanced weapons skills. Since the Corps he has consulted with companies in the tactical industry, written for numerous gun magazines, and continued teaching good guys in the military, law enforcement, and civilian sectors. An avid shooter, Justin has competed at the regional and national level in a variety of pistol and rifle disciplines.

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE Building 600

Class Description: This High Threat Close Quarter Battle Active Killer Interdiction Course will better prepare officers to respond and prevail in dynamic active threat incidents before, during, and after they occur. The course provides a short lecture on Active Killer Interdiction and how it differs from traditional active killer response, and then will train officers to rapidly deal with active threats in crowded, open air, vehicle, and interior environments. Officers will practice individual weapons flow skills, rapid movement around innocents and fellow officer, avoiding friendly fire, and working as a team providing security, maneuver, and focused threat engagement in a variety of environment using similar principle based techniques, tactics and procedures in each environment. The course ends with a multiple contact drill. The course utilizes dry practice and force on force marking cartridges to maximize realism. There is no live fire.

Student Equipment Needs: Personal protective gear for force on force marking cartridge training, Duty gear, Duty weapon with safety device for dry practice, Marking cartridge pistol and/or rifle, and 100 rounds of marking cartridge ammunition.

Instructor: Trevor Thrasher

Trevor Thrasher was born into a military family in 1968. His father, a Vietnam fighter pilot, was temporarily stationed in Bitburg, Germany at the time Trevor was born. The family soon returned to Bellevue, Nebraska where Trevor was raised and attended high school and college before entering into an extensive career in Law Enforcement and Military employment.
A combat veteran U.S. Army Green Beret, 88 Tactical COO Trevor Thrasher has unique and wide-ranging special operations experience. His credentials include law enforcement SWAT, high risk protective work in non-permissive environments, and counter terrorism direct action missions-done both unilaterally and with foreign special forces. Thrasher possesses numerous instructor level certifications in firearms, hand to hand combat and special tactics, and has developed proprietary tactical curriculum for numerous units and agencies. Among his many certifications are Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor, Israeli Tactical Shooting Instructor, Concealed Carry Handgun Instructor, SPEAR Instructor, Krav Maga Instructor, Special Forces Hand to Hand Combat Instructor, Take Down and Ground Control Instructor, FAST Defense, Pressure Point Control Tactics, Low Light and Special Team Tactics, Conventional and Explosive Breaching, Israeli Counter-Terrorism Tactical Instructor and many other certifications in the related fields of firearms, combatives and tactics.
Trevor served as primary defensive tactics instructor for the Omaha Police Department, primary tactical instructor/advisor to a foreign commando counter-terror unit, and is responsible for the ground breaking curriculum known as High Threat Systems, and Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning©.
Thrasher maintains his operational experience as a part-time police officer, Operations Sergeant with the 19th Special Forces Group in the Colorado National Guard, and as a contract security specialist for various organizations locally and overseas. Trevor is a devoted advocate of fitness and nutrition, and when he is not working or training, he spends time with the close knit Thrasher family.

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA

Class Description: This course is designed to enhance the officer's ability to maintain control of their patrol vehicle under stressful conditions. We will discuss at length vehicle dynamics as it relates to both high speed driving and operating your vehicle on day to day patrol. This introduction to our 2-day program will address rear wheel drive, front wheel drive and high center of gravity vehicles. Officers will operate their issued patrol vehicles during drills and skills evaluations.

Student Equipment Needs: Students need to provide their own vehicle (full of fuel), notebook/pen.

Instructor: Mike Evock

Chief Warrant Officer Mike Evock is a combat veteran who has been involved with the Special Forces community for over sixteen years. His career in the military began in 1988 when he enlisted into the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army. It would be only four short years after joining the Army and having experienced combat situations that Mike shifted to the Special Forces as an 18B Weapons Sergeant. His exceptional skills were essential to the success of the division during training and combat missions. From 1994-2009, Mike Evock trained, instructed, commanded and executed various missions as a Green Beret both in the United States and abroad. During this time, Mike achieved his Warrant Officer ranking which put him in command of several small and large unit operations. He has been intimately involved with sensitive combat missions, crisis response teams, counter terrorism missions and more, and continues to instruct and perform important missions in the civilian world today.
Mike Evock began Racing For Heroes in 2009 as a way to give back and support his fellow Special Forces Veterans. Between 2013 and 2015, he made the decision to transform his racing efforts into a charitable organization. That is when he was able to receive 501c3 exemption letter for the operation of the Racing For Heroes Raceway in Mill Hall, PA. He used this venture as a way to uplift and recognize Veterans in many ways. Uniquely, the entire staff at the track were Veterans who volunteered their time to the cause and to the sport. Mike not only ran and promoted the track, but he was also a participant running the #773 Dirt Late Model as a tribute to all of his fallen Special Forces brothers.
Although Racing For Heroes is no longer running this racetrack, Mike has decided to reinvent the cause through another form of racing. His passion for competitive racing continues to inspire him by using the Racing For Heroes organization to support his fellow Veterans. By doing so, it has given these Veterans a place to call home once again. Through motorsports, Mike Evock has found a strength and resilience that he brings to each new day of his life as a survivor and as a true American Hero.

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: Tactical application of the M4 carbine involving strong and support side shooting. The tactical application of cover. Kit setup to support ambidextrous shooting, support side fundamentals, ballistics for carbine when canted 90 degrees, reloads strong and support side, contingencies of one arm or one hand shooting, ambidextrous shooting in and around vehicles.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle, 4 mags, battle belt, chest rig or plate carrier, kneepads, gloves, eye pro, ear pro, inclement weather gear.

Instructor: Dan Brokos

BrokosDan Brokos is a retired SGM who spent 26 years in the Army, 22 of those in the SF community. He has done numerous deployments to the Balkans, Aftica, Iraq and Afghanasan. Dan operational experience inclued Assault team leader, troop assault SGM and company assault company SGM. Dan was the master trainer for Specail Forces Shooting, Breaching and CQB school. Dan was also, the company SMG/Master trainer for the SF sniper course and and the advanced shooting, breaching and CQB course.
Dan Brokos is now the CEO and primary trainer of Lead Faucet tactical. Even though he has recently retired, he has been training outside of the military since 2008. He has trained numerous LE, Federal, Government and SOF military units.

AMTEC (ALS) Noise Flash Diversionary Devices Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

AMTEC (ALS) Noise Flash Diversionary Devices Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 708

Class Description: AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems is a full service provider of less lethal products to Law Enforcement and Correction agencies. Students attending this class will receive an instructor certification, not an end user certificate. We have some exciting new products we want operators to learn about to see if they fit into their less lethal arsenal. Our cadre of instructors has many years of on the job experience using less lethal products and look forward to sharing these experiences with you.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen and notebook, Nomex or Kevlar full finger gloves, gas mask with CS filter, contact lens case, hydration source, 12ga shotgun and 37/40mm launcher if available and body armor (optional).

Instructor: Clay Anderson - AMTEC

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE 504b

Class Description: This is a one (1) day Instructor Level Certification course for tactical use of the ASP flashlight and Tactical Light case. ASP has extracted the flashlight portion of the 3-day Integrated Training Course to provide tactics using the flashlight to distract, disorient, and disable subjects on the street while enhancing officer skillset. The ASP trainer will review baton strikes and cuffing procedures and teach how the ASP flashlight and Tactical Light Case combo can integrate with these tools and become a valuable asset on your belt. The course is designed to equip instructors to teach practical field usages and includes multi-use drills, general tactics, and expert support in case of litigation arising out of training. ASP will provide a free flashlight training kit to each participant as well as additional products for training and purchase.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials. ASP products will be available for attendees to use during the course.

Instructor: Jared Williams - ASP Instructor Cadre

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class will take an in-depth look at barricaded suspects, legal considerations, tools/gear available to assist with this issue, and tactics in resolving the situation in a safe and tactical manner.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Mangin

Mangin Bryan K. 2013 08 07I have been a state trooper for approximately 13 years and have served on our Special Response Team for approximately 10 years.
I am currently a team leader on SRT, one of our scout/observers, and am the current team leader of our Scout/Sniper team.

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Over the past 70 years, line-of-duty deaths attributable to accidents, preventable events or complacency has remained unacceptably high. A review of data indicates that many deaths are due to officer negligence or carelessness...and could have been avoided. We must consider the fact that a great majority of the deaths are interrelated. Since most Patrol Officers are also tactical team members; it is fairly simple to see the correlation. These deaths also occur in tactical operations, or worst yet, while responding to tactical situations. We will discuss several reasons for these deaths and the tactics we can use to keep ourselves safe and those we work with. We will discuss a powerful, lifesaving program that you can initiate in your own agency that will help drive down line of duty injuries and death. All attendees to this course will receive instructor materials that will help you build a Below 100 program in your agency.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Jonathan Davis – OSP SRT

Combat Pistol for K9 (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Combat Pistol for K9 (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Izaak Walton League

Class Description: This is an officer course only. No Dogs will be worked. This course was specifically designed for K9 Handlers, Patrol Officers and Swat Officers who work with their departments K9 Team in a patrol or tactical setting. Storm Dog Tactical specifically developed this combat pistol course to improve the skill set of each K9 Handler, Patrol Back Up Officer and Swat Operator in dealing with close quarters high threat situations during K9 Deployments. Understanding how, why and what pistol tactics change during K9 Deployments is important so as not to delay lethal force response if required. These tactics are different than those currently being instructed to patrol officers and swat operators.

Student Equipment Needs: 400 rounds of ammo for duty pistol, Duty gear and clothing for weather and Eye/Ear Protection.

Instructor: Mike Pennington - Storm Dog Tactical

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Sagewood

Class Description:This is a one-day, 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, and vehicles. 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 Life 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"Student Equipment Needs: Pen/Notebook.

Instructor: Pat Cantlin & Cyril Cheng

Cantlin ProfilePat is a 14 year veteran of the Lakewood Police Department, currently assigned to Special Operations. Joined WEB SWAT in January of 2009. Assigned full time to the Cleveland Division of the United States Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force since April of 2012.

CTS Flash Bang Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

CTS Flash Bang Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 706

Class Description: Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including proficiency 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

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

Instructor: Phil Shingleton – CTS

Defense Technology Distraction Device Munitions Instructor (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Defense Technology Distraction Device Munitions Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 707

Class Description: Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including proficiency 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

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

Instructor: Kevin Boucher – Safariland

Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 709

Class Description: Police interactions with citizens are in the national spotlight. What previously wouldn't have made the local paper now makes national news. Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters is an offer safety program, designed to enhance officer safety while simultaneously increase the quality of contacts police have with the public. In short, this course keeps officers safe, while keeping them off YouTube!

Student Equipment Needs: Workbook and pen will be provided.

Instructor: John Bostain

John has committed the last 23 years to law enforcement, 20 of which have been as a law enforcement trainer. He has presented nationally and internationally on contemporary law enforcement topics such as officer/citizen encounters, use of force, human performance factors, and instructor development.
John was a police officer in Hampton VA, where he served as a patrol officer, detective, patrol supervisor, and SWAT team member. He was an instructor at FLETC for 13 years and now owns Command Presence Training in Brunswick, GA. He is also the recipient of the 2012 ILEETA Trainer of the Year Award.

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain

Class Description: This block of instruction is designed for Law Enforcement personnel who work or execute special operations in a close quarter urban environment. Force on Force Advanced Tactics focuses heavily on force on force scenarios where students must employ and adapt their training to survive the scenario against well –armed and determined suspect(s). Scenarios will consist of, but not limited to: building/house clearing, hostage situation, active shooter, and approach on target. By the end of the day, officers will have refined or changed their current tactics to better achieve their mission.

Student Equipment Needs: Call out gear (NO impact weapons, NO chemical irritants, empty mag pouches, no knives.)

Instructor: Eric McBride

Sergeant, SWAT, Instructor, and Range Safety Officer

Glock Armorer (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:17:00:00

Glock Armorer (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1700

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Areas of focus include: Safety Rules, Safe Action System Design, Function of Safeties, Unloading & Clearing, Field Stripping & Reassembly, Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Slide, Detail Disassembly & Reassembly of Receiver, Fire Control Component Configurations / Engagement, Multiple Practice Disassembly & Reassembly of Entire Pistol, Options / Alternate Parts Offered, Sights / Tools, Diagnostics / Trouble Shooting Guides, Review, and Written Examination (Minimum Required Score 80%).

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials and safety materials – No Firearms permitted in class.

Instructor: Lynn Freshly

FreshlyLynn has been a Firearms Instructor for Glock Professional, Inc for over six years. He is one of the primary shooting instructors for Glock. He has taught classes all over the United States and Canada. He teaches approximately 60 Armorer Classes and 10 Instructor Workshops per year. He has also taught classes for the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors, International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association, National Rifle association and the Ohio Tactical Officers Association.

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 2

Class Description: This class is going to cover the dynamic aspects of carrying and deploying a concealed handgun as a DAILY responsibility, while working plain clothes, UC or off duty. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster, (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt,) and all will be addressed. We will discuss gear selection, advantages and disadvantages of positions of carry and methods and considerations.

Student Equipment Needs: Required Kit items include:
• 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 rounds capacity or higher
• Single stack .45's are fine, just need to increase magazine count to 8 minimum
• Concealment Holster - **SEE NOTES AT BOTTOM**
• Double magazine carrier
• 4 high capacity magazines MINIMUM (8 for 1911 guys)
• A cover garment- Button down shirt, sweatshirt, jacket. How do you carry concealed?
• 600 rounds of factory ammunition
• Cleaning kit / lubrication

Instructor: Matt Jacques

Matt is a former Marine and retired SWAT Officer. He served as an undercover Detective within the Special Problems Unit and Street Crimes 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 as a Sniper team member until his retirement due to injuries sustained during a line of duty incident.
Matt was the Chief of Operations for the Firearms Training Unit for a Federal Agency for nearly a decade before taking his company, Victory First full time.

Heroin/Fentanyl Investigators Workshop (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Heroin/Fentanyl Investigators Workshop (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Ohio in Opiate Crisis: Crime Scene to Courtroom
This class will take the student through the crime scene with Cleveland P.D. detectives who have handled hundreds of Fatal & two thousand Non-Fatal scene investigations. The class will demonstrate how Info/Intel gleaned from the scene/sources is uploaded into the HIDTA Case Explorer database & then analyzed by DEA personnel who produce very valuable "Pointers" used in the prosecution of suspects & strategy development. (Case Explorer is available to all L.E) The class will show the issues and needs of State & Federal Prosecution & the Medical Examiners perspective. The DEA will share current trends & future enhancements to this crisis.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material.

Instructor: Scott Moran – Cleveland Police Department
Pat Lavelle – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor
James Goodwin – Drug Enforcement Agency
Robert Corts – United States Attorney's Office
Frank Perhacs – HIDTA
Hugh Shannon – Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner

Det. Scott Moran: Cleveland P.D. for 22 years.13 years in Narcotics doing Major Investigations and undercover work. Det. Moran has spent the last 5 years investigating over 300 Opiate Death and 1000 Non-Fatal scenes resulting in successful prosecutions for Manslaughter and Corrupting Another with Drugs in State court and Federal court as well. Det. Moran shares his investigative knowledge in Opiate related deaths to other L.E around the state of Ohio including the Ohio Attorney Generals L.E. conference and in other states across the USA.

High Risk Room Entry (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

High Risk Room Entry (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Center

Class Description: Franklin County SWAT will be introducing room clearance techniques used in high stress/ high-risk situations. The team will cover basic two to four man room entries, multiple rooms, hallway movements, cover, threshold assessments, angles, non-verbal communication and de-confliction. This is a fast paced class that will challenge students to think on their feet. The class will conclude with scenario-based training based on real world experiences.

Student Equipment Needs: BDU's, paint ball mask and gloves if you have (we will provide if you don't), Students will be exposed to Simunitions (bring padded clothing…ie sweatshirt, coveralls are recommended). Students are encouraged to bring lunch. We are trying to cover a lot of topics in a short period of time.

Instructor: Ray Debolt

I am Ray DeBolt with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office SWAT team. I started out on the team as a Deputy and moved through the ranks. I am currently the Sgt. in charge of SWAT training. The team went full time in 2014 and we are fortunate that we get to practice and perfect our craft every day. We are a very busy SWAT team and have worked with several different agencies in and out of Ohio. I get to work with the best SWAT operators in the country and we are constantly learning. Our team looks forward to working with you.

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: HTMBPR is designed for the 21st Century Law Enforcement Professional. It focuses on advanced critical thinking using an understanding in human behavior patterns to articulate and defend decisions made by the officer in the course of their duties. It is designed to empower the law enforcement officer and limit department/organization liability while simultaneously building community rapport and engagement.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen/Pencil/Highlighter, Notebook, Tablet/Laptop Computer, Students can wear their duty uniform or casual attire as per their Unit/Dept/Org SOPs or guidance.

Instructor: Jay Seese and Lynn Westover

Jay SeeseJay has worked extensively within Combat Profiling and the Combat Profiling Program of Instruction (POI) and the USJFCOM's Border Hunter Program of Instruction (POI). Jay worked with the US Marine Corp's highly successful Combat Hunter program, which had a dramatic impact on the success rate of missions during a very tenuous timeframe in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Jay has trained Rangers and Anti-Poaching units within South Africa and completed courses of instruction at the South African Wildlife College. Jay has completed multiple iterations in training (Marines/Army) and Drug Task force teams within Columbia as well as Saudi Arabia.
As a recognized subject matter expert, Jay has worked with numerous programs to include; Combat Profiling, Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis (HBPR&A) Irregular Warfare, Advanced Situational Awareness Training (ASAT), Special Operational Forces Advanced Situational Awareness Training (SOFSAT), Maritime Situational Awareness Training (MASAT) and Insider-Threat Situational Awareness Training (IT-SAT). Jay was a Senior-Team Lead Instructor for the 5-day and 10-Day user and operator's courses and the 22-day T3 (Train the Trainer) Course with duties that included scenario development, range application, rural and urban integration, advanced tactical operations, and advanced optics integration. Jay has taught Special Operation Forces Situational Awareness (SOFSAT) to Naval Special Warfare (NSW), US Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). In 2012 and 2013 Jay served as a Team Leader in Afghanistan for multiple deployments, traveling and conducting training for U.S. and coalition forces, theater wide.
Jay has worked 18 years within the law enforcement community with 14 years of undercover/plainclothes operations and investigations. Jay worked City/State/Federal task force groups in an undercover capacity that included operations within DEA/ATF and multiple DOJ agencies. Jay has been a Senior Instructor for 8 years with an "unnamed" program to instruct and conduct covert-urban operations, surveillance and counter surveillance techniques. Jay is a 5 Year US Army veteran serving with the Military Police Quick Reaction Force (QRF), with multiple combat deployments. Jay Seese is a Partner/Co-founder of Six Layer Concepts & Consulting LLC. Jay holds an Active Secret Security Clearance.Lynn "Sherpa" Westover served 12 years as an Infantryman, Force Reconnaissance Team Leader and Scout Sniper in the Marine Corps. After his tour at Fox Co. BLT 2/8, Lynn became a Reconnaissance Marine completing 4 combat tours, 2 in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan, from 2002 to 2007 at 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. He then earned his Master Instructor Certification at the Reconnaissance Center of Excellence as a Basic Reconnaissance Instructor where he was instrumental in developing the Reconnaissance Team Leaders Course. Lynn was also responsible for implementing the Combat Hunter program into the curriculum of BRC.
Lynn Westover JrIn 2010 and 2012 Lynn was stationed at Force Company II MEF,  Okinawa Japan. He then deployed with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion as a Force Recon Team Leader in Upper Sangin Valley, Helmand Province of Afghanistan. After leaving the Marine Corps in 2012, Lynn became an Advanced Situational Awareness Instructor teaching ASAT, IT-SAT, and SOFSAT to Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen as well as British, Italian, Polish, and Spanish Forces. Lynn spent three months in Afghanistan teaching Insider Threat Situational Awareness. He was responsible for teaching human behavior pattern recognition to members of the Special Operations Community such as NSW, Navy SEAL teams 2, 4, 8, and 10; 7th Special Forces Group; 3rd Special Forces Group; and 19th Special Forces Group.
As a recognized subject matter expert, Lynn was the lead consultant for behavior profiling and hostile threat mitigation for Guidry Group LLC. He was also the Lead Security Applications Developer for UAS fixed wing early detection and response for high-risk oil assets, tactics techniques and procedures land and maritime. Lynn generated training standards and performance requirements for West Africa Oil Security Project Development, Elkins Marine Training International and Oceans Explorers Nigeria LTD. He has provided the first of a new line of training courses to be launched in Nigeria. He has served as a Team Leader for personal security detachments, executive protection, private investigation, reconnaissance and surveillance, and site security consulting. Lynn advises African Rangers in South Africa as the Human Terrain Director for VETPAW (Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife) Lynn works as an instructor with an "unnamed" program to instruct and conduct covert- urban operations, surveillance and counter surveillance techniques. Lynn currently holds an Active Secret Security clearance and is a Partner/Co-founder of Six Layer Concepts & Consulting LLC.

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club

Class Description: This course is a designed to give the shooter the proper shooting fundamentals and mindset needed in a life-or-death scenario from 50-300 yards. We have carbines because they are more powerful than pistols and capable of precision at distance. This course is designed to teach you how to operate your carbine effectively in such scenarios. Learn what you and your weapon are capable of. This is a great class for anyone that is apprehensive, or novice shooting at these ranges; reality is your ONLY shot may be at distance. Come and learn what works, what doesn't work, and why. Learn what the bullet does once it hits a medium (window, wall, clothing, etc.) and what it does against soft tissue; learn what it does at distance- forget what Hollywood has taught you. This course is designed to educate you the shooter on what to expect from your body, your mind, and equipment in a life-or-death scenario. We do not rise to the occasion, but fall to the level of our training — don't fall short when it counts. This is a low-round-count class — distance calls for quality not quantity. FYI — we will shoot a lot of steel! Course includes: Fundamentals needed for accuracy (personal and equipment), Target engagement from 50-300 yards, In-depth discussion on incapacitation zones, Ballistic lecture of common carbine calibers in mediums and soft tissue, Scenario training, Specific incapacitation drills, Situation specific shooting positions, Psychology of the gunfight, and Speed and accuracy drills.

Student Equipment Needs: Carbine of choice with quality optic or sights
3 or more magazines
200 rounds of rifle ammo
Ear protection (electronic preferred) / Eye protection
Sling and magazine pouches
Water hydrating device
Weapon lube and maintenance tools
Bagged lunch or snacks
Positive attitude and open mind

Instructor: Doc Spears

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: ARES

Class Description: This 8 hour class will introduce the officer to the theory and practical application of explosive breaching as it pertains to LE Special Operation Teams. After an initial overview in the classroom that will cover history, liability and collateral issues, safety and current changes, the students will move to the range where they will construct, place and fire a variety of charges used to defeat solid wood and metal doors. At the completion of this class, the students will have a clear understanding of why this vital skill set is so critical to combat the current criminal and terrorist threats the LE community id facing. This course is strongly recommended for supervisors and decision makers.

Student Equipment Needs: Body Armor, eye and ear protection, knife, and note taking materials.

Instructor: Alan Brosnan

BrosnanAlan's introduction to counter terrorist and breaching operations came during his service with the New Zealand Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. He moved to the United States in 1989 and has been active in law enforcement and military training ever since. From 1992-2015, Alan was a Reserve Deputy with the Desoto County (Mississippi) Sheriff's Department where his job descriptions included SWAT entry man, breacher and instructor. Since 1993, Alan has worked as a contract instructor for the U.S. Department of State's Anti-terrorism Assistance Program that trains foreign law enforcement officers in skills associated with counter terrorism. He has designed and implemented several courses pertaining to breaching and tactics to dozens of foreign countries. Alan has been conducting and participating in explosive breaching training and tactical operations consistently for the last 37 years.

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA/Kalahari

Class Description: Students will be introduced to visual tracking skills with an emphasis on proper focus in the critical first minutes of an unfolding incident. The class will center around finding and interpreting tracks and supporting details. Additionally, the course will focus on the small team tactics vital during the initial phase of the operation. This curriculum is based on a "come as you are" approach. The skill sets stressed are designed to make you better with what you have and emphasizes seizing opportunities, leveraging primitive and advanced technology, and piecing together information in order to determine the best tactics to effect an arrest.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, appropriate BDU clothing, plate carriers, long guns, small binoculars (optional).

Instructor: Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar is a 19 year law enforcement officer/supervisor with the National Park Service near Atlanta, Ga. Anthony began his study of tracking and rural tactical operations in 2001 after several work related incidents exposed a unique need for the skill set. Since that time, Anthony has 100's of hours of training and operational experience involving tracking, rural tactics, and the use of footprint evidence to resolve critical incidents. Anthony currently exclusively trains law enforcement departments and officers who are looking for the unique skills. Anthony is also a Firearms Instructor and use of Force Instructor for his agency.

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 722

Class Description: AGS will be conducting a one (1) day excerpt from our Law Enforcement Protective Operations (LEPO) course. This course will be repeated on 3 separate days during the conference. Students will learn protective operation walking formations and discuss each of the member's responsibilities. Along with formations, we will discuss arrivals and departures with members of the formation and a principal. First half of the day will be inside of the classroom, while second half will be outside applying the walking formations and arrivals and departures.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Hillis

Bryan KTOA RangeMr. Hillis currently serves as the President and Principal Consultant for Alexander Global Strategies, Inc., a Security, Risk Management and Training firm. Bryan was fortunate to have a diverse Law Enforcement career for over 15 years and served in a variety of positions to include, 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, lead and managed protection details during high profile events in the United States and in Central and South America, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US Government officials, foreign government officials, CEO's, celebrities, professional athletes and Fortune 100/500 companies.
On the training side, Bryan was selected and vetted as an instructor for the US Diplomatic Security Service/Anti-Terrorism Assistance Training Program. Bryan deployed to the Middle East where he trained Middle Eastern Presidential Protective Details in the areas of Firearms, Motorcade Operations, Defensive Tactics, and Protective Operations along with various other Anti-Terrorism topics. In addition to his Middle East deployment, Bryan has trained countless individuals who deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel to conduct protection details for government officials on the World Wide Protective Services project for the US Department of State.
Additionally, for over 15 years Bryan has taught and led exercises in variety of areas to include firearms, combatives, close quarter battle, tactical mobility, and various breaching methods along with other high risk tactics. Bryan has been tasked as the lead instructor during DOD and DOJ contract courses for Naval Special Warfare (SEAL's), FBI Hostage Rescue Teams, US Special Forces along with Eastern European Special Forces. Bryan routinely works with State and Local Law Enforcement officers from all over the country.

Narcotics Team Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Narcotics Team Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - 306

Class Description:Attendees will be introduced to the covert and overt aspects of narcotic operations ranging from street level narcotics enforcement to small- to mid-level drug traffickers. The role and expectations of the undercover operative while performing his duties are discussed to include safety considerations and tactical support team personnel. Emphasis will be placed on individual officer tactics, team tactics, team dynamics, team limitations, investigative efforts and undercover deployment. Tactical team operations, case takedowns and undercover officer rescue will also be discussed.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material.

Instructor: Frankie Sepulveda

Det. Frank Sepulveda has a combined total of over 20 years experience in the law enforcement, active duty military, security, and combatives fields. He currently serves as an Instructor with the NY/NJ High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Regional Training Center as well as an Instructor with the New York Police Department (NYPD) Organized Crime Control Bureau (OCCB) Training Unit. Det. Sepulveda is tasked with training approximately 8,000 law enforcement personnel annually comprised of various federal, state, local, and international LE/MIL units. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for 88 Tactical Group and Ronin Tactics Inc.

Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) Review (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) Review (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This 8-hour block will be divided into 2 4-hour blocks. The first 4-hour block will involve discussion on issues to consider when responding as a supervisor/command officer to an officer involved shooting (OIS). Additionally, what an officer should expect during such incidents will also be covered. Issues will include how to work with the officer during the immediate and long-term aftermath. The second 4-hour block will be presented by Dr. Kathy Platoni, an expert in PTSD and trauma, who will discuss her experience when assisting officers involved in critical incidents including officer involved shootings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Dr. Kathy Platoni & Bob Chabali, Dayton PD (Ret), NTOA

Kathy Platoni, Psy.D. has been a practicing clinical psychologist for more than 35 years and maintains her private practice in Centerville, Ohio. In service of her country and as an Army Reserve clinical psychologist, she has deployed on four occasions in time of war. Dr. Platoni served as commander of the 1972nd Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control) at Guantanamo Bay Cuba from 2003-2004, where combat stress control became a critical element of the Joint Task Force mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in the Global War on Terrorism. Having volunteered to return to active duty within weeks of her redeployment from Joint Task Force-GTMO, Dr. Platoni deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, holding the position of Deputy Commander of Clinical Services for the 55th Medical Company (CSC) in Baghdad and seven subsequent locations, finally as Officer in Charge of Team Ar Ramadi, situated the seat of the insurgency and during times of intensive combat. At the invitation of the 3rd Brigade Commander, 3rd Infantry Division upon the conclusion of her tour of duty in the wartime theater, Dr. Platoni reported to the Home of the Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia for an additional six month mission in order to provide for the reintegration services of the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment due to elevated numbers of psychological casualties among combat arms soldiers. Dr. Platoni was last deployed to the combat theater of Afghanistan from 2009 through late 2010 with the 467th Medical Detachment (Combat Stress Control) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, serving as Clinical Advisor for the medical detachment and Officer in Charge of Team Wilson, Kandahar Province, and Camp Phoenix in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was assigned to the 1493rd Medical Detachment (CSC) in Cary, North Carolina until the time of her retirement. As a survivor of the tragic Ft. Hood Massacre in November of 2009, she is an ardent activist for reconsideration of this shooting incident as an act of terrorism to assure that the wounded and the families of the deceased are awarded long overdue benefits and was very instrumental in the awarding of the Purple Heart Medal to the Fort Hood wounded and to the families of those who lost their lives on that tragic day.
Dr. Platoni is a graduate of the School of Professional Psychology of Nova University (now Nova Southeastern University) in Davie, Florida. Subsequent to the conclusion of her doctoral studies under the auspices of the United States Army's Health Professionals Scholarship Program, she completed her internship on active duty Army status at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas in 1984. From 1984 through 1987, she served as Chief of Psychology at DeWitt Army Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. During her more than three decades of both active and Army Reserve status, including a six month tour of duty during Operation Desert Storm, Dr. Platoni developed combat stress control, debriefings and crisis management programs utilized throughout the U.S. Army. She held the position of Army Reserve Clinical Psychology Consultant to the Chief, Medical Service Corp for six years and is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College. Dr. Platoni retired from the US Army with the rank of Colonel in October of 2013.
Dr. Platoni maintains an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor with the School of Professional Psychology, Wright State University. She is a skilled hypnotherapist and possesses expertise in the sub-specialty areas of behavioral medicine and the treatment of chronic pain and chronic, debilitating, and terminal illnesses. Due to her father's exposure to radiation during the bombing of Nagasaki during World War II, she was born with congenital defects that have required extensive maxillofacial (bone) reconstructive and bone grafting procedures. No stranger to chronic pain herself, Dr. Platoni has undergone 59 major and minor surgeries over the course of the last 24 years to correct these defects, 18 of them with hypnosis as the sole anesthetic. Her last major plastic surgery was featured in a segment of ABC News "20/20" in 1999. She is in the process of completing a series of scholarly articles on this subject and has also published in a number of professional and lay journals on topics relating to Gulf War Syndrome, the psychological aftermath of the events of "9/11", and professional/medical ethics. Two landmark books, written and edited by Dr. Raymond Scurfield and Dr. Platoni on the subject of war trauma, Expanding the Circle of Healing~Trauma in Its Wake and Healing War Trauma~A Handbook of Creative Approaches, were published in 2012. She was awarded Diplomate status by the American Academy of Pain Management and was recently appointed Fellow of the American Institute of Stress and distinguished membership in the Institute of Traumatic Stress 2013 Board of Scientific and Professional Advisors and of Veterans 360. In addition, Dr. Platoni holds professional memberships in the American Psychological Association, Ohio Psychological Association, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, the Dayton Area Psychological Association, and International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She also holds the position of Editor of the Combat Stress E-Magazine.
Since the "9/11" tragedy and attacks on the United States, Dr. Platoni voluntarily deployed to New York City on two occasions in order to provide disaster mental health and critical incident stress debriefing services to members of the New York City Police Department. She currently serves as the Dayton SWAT psychologist and Mental Health Advisor to the Dayton Hostage Negotiation Team.
As a nationally renowned expert in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dr. Platoni has been featured in Fox News, CNN, USA Today, Newsweek, US News and World Report, AP News, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Washington Post, NPR Radio, Stars and Stripes, San Antonio Express News, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Globe, The Ohio Psychologist, the Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, and The National Psychologist.
For her professional contributions to the field of psychology and decades of humanitarian service, Dr. Platoni was awarded a lifetime achievement award by her alma mater, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, in 2008 and was selected for the very prestigious Dayton's Ten Top Women Award for the Class of 2012. She was awarded the Legacy Award for community service and volunteerism in the Southwest Ohio area in April of 2013. She was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious service by the United States Army on 19 July 2014. Dr. Platoni was the recipient of the 2016 IVAT Returning Veterans Resiliency in Response to Trauma Award. This award is given by the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) to a veteran who has experienced specific trauma in war and whose efforts and advocacy have had a notably restorative impact on a traumatized population.
On 14 March 2015, COL Platoni was sworn in as a member of the 4th Civil Support and Sustainment Brigade, Ohio Military Reserve; back in uniform for her 35th year, this time as Chief Psychologist for State Defense Forces.
Kathy Platoni, Psy.D., DAAPM, FAIS
COL (RET), US Army
COL (Ohio Military Reserve), SDF

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club – 100-Meter Range

Class 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. This is a fast-paced course with intermittent stress and little downtime.
Topics Include:
• Safety as it relates to carbine employment
• Ready positions and presentation
• Post engagement considerations
• Speed/emergency reload
• Critical communication
• Manipulation and stoppage problem solving
• Handgun, speed and precision
• Handgun manipulation
• Deploying the secondary weapon
• Transitioning from secondary to primary
• Full and half support side engagement
• Changing levels
• Positional problem solving
• Working through problems as a team

Student Equipment Needs: Zeroed rifle, Handgun, Dress and wear equipment that would be common for rifle employment situations, 350-450 rounds of rifle/carbine ammunition, 100- 200 rounds of handgun ammunition, and fluids and Lunch. We will take a 30-minute lunch, so please bring yours.

Instructor: Daniel Shaw

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. His direct action experience includes Level IV VBSS and In Extremis Hostage Rescue. Daniel has been a DOD/USMC firearms instructor for over 16 years. Since retirement from the Marine Corps, Daniel has gained over 5 years of experience teaching Armed Citizens, Law Enforcement Officers, and Active Duty Military. He holds numerous instructor certifications from the US Marine Corps to include foreign weapons and master instructor of handgun, rifle/carbine, shotgun, and medium to heavy machine guns. Daniel takes his life of training and combat experience and develops and presents curriculum and creates digital media content to help Law Enforcement, US Military and responsible Armed Citizens prepare for a deadly force encounter.

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range

Class Description: Participants in this course should have a core understanding of marksmanship fundamentals and strong weapons handling skills. Building on these fundamentals, participants will be instructed in high performance skills and will practice techniques to enable them to successfully perform in firearm engagements. Topics covered will include: Weapon Zeros, Safety, Grip, Stance, Accuracy, Speed, Positions, Multiple Threats, Reloads, Malfunctions, Shooting on the Move, and Open Mindset.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle, Serviceable Pistol, 3 Rifle Magazines, Pouches for Rifle Magazines, 3 Pistol Magazines, Pouches for Pistol Magazines, 300 Rifle Rounds / 250 Pistol Rounds, Rifle Sling, Eye and Ear Protections, and Serviceable Holster

Instructor: Jared Reston

restonbioJared has been a law enforcement officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office since 2001 and has been an active member of S.W.A.T. since 2004. Jared is currently assigned as a Detective in the Department of Homeland Security/Gang Investigations Unit, and he is the assistant team leader and lead firearms instructor for the SWAT team. Jared has been involved in the successful resolution of over one thousand S.W.A.T. missions, including several lethal force incidents. For his actions in a January 2008 shooting, he was awarded The President of the United States "Medal of Valor", American Police and Hall of Fame's "National Police Officer of the Year", Fraternal Order of Police's "Florida Police Officer of the Year", and the State of Florida's "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year." Jared has had the opportunity to train with, and be trained by, some of the finest firearms and tactics instructors in the country. His goal is to use his training and experience to give Armed Professionals the tools to successfully resolve their own critical incidents.

Performance Pistol (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Performance Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: The purpose of this POI is to strengthen the effectiveness of officers through maximizing shooting performance. For most law enforcement, the handgun serves as THE primary weapon system/life-line. With this in mind, it's important to train to a high standard with that weapon. Example topics covered:
- Sighting methods and considerations
- Proper trigger reset and cadence control
- Subconscious throttle control
- Target transitioning
- Shooting on the move
- Self-training considerations

Student Equipment Needs: 300 rounds, Holster/Duty belt, ability to carry at least 1-3 extra mags, and an open mind.

Instructor: Lucas A Botkin

LucasBotkinLucas Botkin is the founder and CEO of T.REX ARMS, a company specializing in tactical equipment, solutions, and education. Lucas is an avid shooter and spends 12-16 hours a week on the range. Firing in excess of 2000 rounds a week. Lucas currently consults various law enforcement agencies and military units in ways to improve standards and build firearm proficiency through progressive shooting performance. He also runs a LE/MIL training facility outside of Nashville.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: To Be Determined

Class Description: Pistol Diagnostics will give the student the ability and knowledge necessary to recognize and self diagnose issues he or she may be having and to fix those issues through a better understanding of the fundamentals of marksmanship as they relate to the pistol. We will break down the fundamentals in terms that make sense to you, that you'll be able to take back with you to increase your confidence and competence with your pistol. If you've been frustrated with your pistol marksmanship or would simply like to tune things up, this is the class for you. You will not be left behind in this class, we will fix you!

Student Equipment Needs: 800 rounds, Holster/Duty bel, ability to carry 1-3 extra mags, and an open mind.

Instructor: Russ Lyons

Russ Lyons is a Cleveland Police officer with over 22 years experience. Russ was previously assigned to the Ordnance Unit as a lead firearms trainer for 10 years. He was instrumental in the implementation and development of the Division's patrol rifle program. He also served on the Division's Weapons Committee and was responsible for the selection of weapons and equipment. In addition, Russ was responsible for recruit basic training and the development of yearly in service firearms training for his agency. Russ is currently assigned to the Division's S.W.A.T. Team, where he serves as an operator, sniper and trainer. Russ is an adjunct instructor for the OTOA's Red Team and Center Mass Inc.

Plain Clothes Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Response (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Plain Clothes Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Building H

Class Description: This LE-CT Response and Low Visibility Operations/Next Gen Warfare course is designed to provide insight into the world of government Small Unit Counter Terrorisms Tactics, with an emphasis in Low Visibility Operations. These tactics are currently being utilized by special teams throughout Europe and the Middle East, and credited to saving lives when seconds count. The objective of the eight (8) hour seminar is to provide an overview of team structure, command and control, equipment, communications, weapons, and deployment. Our goal is to provoke thought and discussion for how teams will tackle the next generation of warfare. The instructor cadre have foundations as US Marines, having served on Law Enforcement Tactical Teams, as well as established Counter Terrorism units within the Intelligence Community.

Student Equipment Needs: Notepad and Pen; Low visibility clothing (i.e. blue jeans, t-shirts, clothing) that works in the surrounding environment. Handgun, Subgun or SBR, Plate carrier/chest rigs/or bandoleer, helmet, NVGs, Med kit, comms gear.

Instructor: Danny "Gator" Pritbor

Gator has 24 years of experience with service as a U.S. Marine, Law Enforcement (SWAT) Deputy, GRS-Protective Special Agent (USG) and Defense Contractor (DOD). He has extensive time conducting low profile protective operations, and running special teams in high threat areas throughout the Middle East. Gator served with the Orange County Sheriff's Office in Orlando, Florida. He has extensive service on the SWAT team, Gang Enforcement and Narcotics units, where he participated in numerous high-risk search warrant, hostage rescues and apprehensions of violent felony offenders.
He is the founder and director of FireBase Combat Studies Group LLC, and remains active as a Government Security Specialist, Industry consultant and tactical training advisor.
Danny has trained beginner and advanced personnel as a firearm and tactics instructor for several governmental agencies to include the U.S. State Department Antiterrorism Assistance program and the U.S. Department of Energy NNSI Central Training Academy. Private sector training companies include the Universal Training Academy in Frost Proof FL, Blackwater USA, the Surefire Institute, Strategos International and Deliberate Dynamics.

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club

Class Description: In partnership with Glock, Safariland and Raven Concealment, students that do not have a pistol with an optic can use a Glock 34 GEN 5 equipped with a red dot optic (courtesy of Glock) and holster the weapon in a Safariland or Raven Concealment holster. Students that have their own pistol and red dot combo are welcome to bring it
Red Dots on pistols are becoming more popular as options for carry and 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 • How to get better on your own. Dry fire for skill building. Live fire for confirmation • Red Dot Maintenance • Target transitions • Shooting on the move.

Student Equipment Needs: RDS pistol. Holster (no serpas). 3 mags (1 gun/2 pouched). 250 rounds.

Instructor: Scott Jedenski

Lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ). Sponsored and Master class USPSA competitor in Carry Optics division. 15th recipient of the F.A.S.T coin (only one to do it with a RMR).
I have received training from notable instructors such as Jose Gordon, Matt Jacques, Chris Sizelove, Steve Fisher, Greg Ellifritz, Pat Goodale, Wayne Fisher , Ernest Langdon, and Aaron Cowan.
I have been sought out by and consulted LE agencies on the use of RDS pistols. The latest was the
Pentagon ERT instructor cadre.

Ronin Close Quarters Defense – Blade (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ronin Close Quarters Defense – Blade (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thurday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This block of instruction is a beginner to medium skill level course. This course will build on the fundamentals and capabilities of the blade. Officers will be taught how to use the blade in order to better defend against these tactics. Course will cover empty hands, blade fighting, impact weapons and how to defend against common weapons found and used on the streets. Officers will walk away with a proven mindset and defense tactics to better enhance their survivability.

Student Equipment Needs: Water, Notebook and Pen, and Wear Daily duty clothes.

Instructor: Tu Lam

tulamprofileTu Lam (Retired U.S. Army Special Forces- Green Beret)--23 Years Full Spectrum US Special Operations throughout 27 countries worldwide. Team-Leader assignments in Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, Hostage Rescue, Direct Action and Counter-Terrorism Operations in permissive and non-permissive environments. Composite Special Forces team training and development team leader. Founder/CEO and Director of Training and Research Development for Ronin Tactics Inc. ??R?nin Tactics specializes in Law Enforcement and Military tactics training in non-lethal and lethal applications. Using concepts and directives, special weapons and tactics, empty-hand and edge weapons combative, close-quarters battle, and firearm applications both handgun and rifle.

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class will focus on the planning process for both SWAT and Narcotics search warrants. The class will discuss and outline the scout process along with the necessary information needed to complete an operations plan for a search warrant. Different options for operation plans will be presented. This class is geared toward those who will be tasked with completing search warrant plans for their agency or SWAT team. Participants will have the opportunity to do a scout/intel gathering and complete a search warrant operations plan.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen, Paper, Laptop if they have one.

Instructor: Detective Sean Humphrey and Officer Ross Nagy

Det. Sean Humphrey
Narcotics Detective with Dayton Police Department currently assigned to the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E Task Force
OTOA Region 3 Represenative
Former Dayton SWAT Member - Sniper

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 701

Class Description: This eight hour class is designed to provide participants with practical, hands on skills in addressing violent situations when working in plain clothes or undercover, when force escalation options are limited, and when in confined environments (such as inside a vehicle). The class includes a SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) component that would teach officers how to defeat restraints; a defensive tactics component-teaching handgun disarms in extreme close quarters, and vehicle interdiction as a part of officer rescue tactics. This is a fast paced and dynamic class.

Student Equipment Needs: Officers should come in plain clothes and a concealable holster. If they have a training gun for their holster they should bring that as well.

Instructor: BK Blankchtein

BK 56BK spent over 21 years (4 active and 17 as a reservist) in the Israeli military as a tier-one unit member. BK moved to the USA in 1999 and established Masada Tactical. Leveraging their experience, Masada Tactical aimed to provide agencies with training to meet today's threats, based on proven Israeli tactics. Specializing in small team tactics, CQC, empty-hand tactics, and counterterrorism Masada Tactical has trained over 200 agencies around the world. BK holds a bachelor degree in counterterrorism and a Masters degree in Security Management. He is a sworn officer in Chatom, AL.

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This course is designed for Smith & Wesson M&P center fire Duty Pistols. Focus will be on nomenclature, fieldstripping and maintenance, safeties and safety checks, detailed dis-assembly, and troubleshooting and minor repairs. Performing lessons repeatedly will insure good hands-on instruction for a better understanding of this firearm. 3-year certification.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen & Paper (Smith & Wesson will provide all weapons)

Instructor: Rick Shene

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 308 and Fire Tower

Class Description: Basic introduction to applying multiple breach and ladder operations to your warrant service tactics. A two-hour power point will review theory and application as well as the development of a ladder component. The class will then conduct practical exercises with the intention of giving the student a basic understanding of ladder deployment accompanied by breach and hold techniques for second story windows.

Student Equipment Needs: Helmet, gloves and eye protection.

Instructor: Darin Karbler

Sgt. Darin Karbler is a patrol Sergeant for the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and has been a member of the DTU (Delaware Tactical Unit) since 1997. Sgt. Karbler has also worked in the Detective Bureau, Court Services and with the U.S Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Sgt. Karbler has been an OTOA board member since 2013 and currently holds the position of Director of Merchandise.

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky Fire Tower

Class Description: SWAT Operators will review knots, improvised anchors and on-rope fundamentals with current kit review and placement. Primary training focus will be contingency planning and execution of emergent operator, team and hostage/victim egress and rescue from elevated positions. Introduction to tactical infiltration and overwatch positions. New equipment will be introduced; team's current equipment may be used. Revac USA will have on rope equipment available for all students if departments are unable to provide.

Student Equipment Needs: Team training uniform (older BDU's recommended, as they will get abused) Gloves Appropriate boots/footwear, Helmet, bump cap, Current team rope equipment, Harness, hardware, rope etc. (Revac will provide all equipment for training if students do not have equipment available) Plate carriers/Vests (no magazines, ammunition etc) Training weapons if available.

Instructor: Dan Russell

Dan Russell: Owner Revac USA, Special Operations Tactical Rope Instructor 2005-present,Rope Rescue Technician, Tactical Rope Access Specialist in Jungle/Urban/Dessert,20+ years climbing experience rock, big wall, ice, alpine and mountaineering.

The Death of Defensive Tactics: How to Stop Relying on What's Killing Us (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

The Death of Defensive Tactics: How to Stop Relying on What's Killing Us (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Are you tired of symbolic "box-checking" DT that your officers laugh at and create more injuries in training than it prevents in the street? Are you ready for a fresh approach? This class will show you how to creatively destroy the legacy DT systems that have never worked and replace them with simple concepts and methods that do. You will also learn why to stop using the term "Defensive Tactics" and replace it with a new, Serviceable standard that redefines hands-on use of force for today's LE professional. THIS IS A WORKING CLASS. YOU WILL LEARN BY DOING.

Student Equipment Needs: Comfortable clothing that allow freedom to move, clean athletic shoes.

Instructor: Chief Matthew Vanyo

Matt VanyoMatt is Chief of Police for Olmsted Township Police Department. He is a lifelong Martial Artist and has evaluated the majority of DT programs offered in the U.S. over the past 20 years. He is a graduate of FBINA Class #255, and is a Master Instructor in the Force Management System (www.forcemgmt.com).

Urban Sniper Workshop (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Urban Sniper Workshop (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Izzak Walton League

Class Description: Students will conduct range and practical exercises in a Urban tactical environment. These will include, building and engaging targets from urban hide-sites, tactical observation exercise, and engaging targets from an elevated position.

Student Equipment Needs: Sniper Weapons System, 100 rds, Call-Out Gear, Lawn Chair, Lunch/Drinks, Hearing and Eye Protection.

Instructor: Chad Williams and Kevin Wheeler

Chad Williams
US Army Special Forces (Retired) and Columbus Ohio Police Officer (Retired)

Officer Kevin Wheeler
Columbus, Ohio Police Department. Prior assignments include SWAT, IN/TAC. Aviation Unit and is currently assigned to the Divisions Ordnance Unit as a firearms instructor.

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 801

Class Description: A unique perspective on the violent threats you face. Hear an insider perspective from someone who lived and survived in that violent criminal underworld world for 25 years, with an articulation on how to hack the human processor by understanding how that hardcore mindset is created, and what we can do to begin cultivating the mindset to prepare to meet them head-on with the professionalism.
The primary focus of this course is instructing people to deal with the apex predator, or High-Order Criminal, while pushing oneself to a high level of professionalism. While conventional self-defense and law enforcement training may be sufficient to handle the less intelligent and low skilled assailant, this type of training fails drastically when applied to the predator that has high-order thinking skills.
Participants will gain an understanding of the different levels of criminal attack, and will learn how to focus their study and training to deal with the savvy, non-stereotypical predator with high-order thinking skills. The focus is to identify and understand the high-order predator, and to learn how to not only deal with them, but to awaken and cultivate the high-order predation skills within you while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Our orientation is the foundation of every decision making process we engage in. We will examine how that orientation is created, and what we can do to alter our decision-making performance through training and conditioning.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Varg Freeborn

Varg Freeborn is the Owner and Head Instructor of One Life Defense, LLC and the creator of Violence of MInd. He was raised in an environment of criminal and gang violence, and went on to serve 5 years in prison for a self-defense stabbing that went wrong. After earning a restoration, he went on to work in the industry training with both civilians and law enforcement to a professional level in lethal force mindset, gunfighting and combatives. His experience includes an intimate understanding of prison, criminal combat culture and violence culture as a whole, in which he has lived as a full-time participant. He is also intimately experienced with defending oneself in post-event court proceedings for lethal force, prison training, and the resultant experience with bloody, ambush/counter-ambush predatory violence. From the streets, to prison, to professional training to a law-enforcement level, few have his breadth of experience.

Women's Patrol Rifle Concepts 1 (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Women's Patrol Rifle Concepts 1 (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: This course is geared towards the intermediate shooter who wants to reinforce their fundamentals and will teach them the techniques and drills to master them. Students will review concepts such as grip, trigger control, sight alignment, sight picture, transitions to pistol, reloading, stance, ready positions and immediate action drills. 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 safe manner. Students will the exercise these principle in live-fire drills on
the range. This course is designed for women only as to foster a more comfortable learning environment. Topics that will be covered: Gear, Ammunition, Grip, Recoil control, Stance, Point of Aim Point of impact, Mechanical offset/hold overs, Loading/Unloading/Reloading, Press checking, Drawing, Shooting, Sight gears, Malfunctions 1, 2, 3, and Post engagement follow through.

Student Equipment Needs: Duty Pistol and Patrol Rifle, Ammunition: Minimum 200 pistol rounds and 300 rifle rounds, Duty belt, Rifle Sling, Ballistic Vest, Minimum of 3 pistol magazines for double stack and 5 for single stack, 3 Rifle magazines, Rifle magazine pouch, Ballistic eye protection, Ear protection, Brimmed hat. Recommended equipment: Hydration, Snacks, rain gear, sunscreen, insect repellant.

Instructor: Sang Lee

Sang LeeSang Lee, started out in the private sector working in executive protection. After 5 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 L.E.O medical, handgun, and rifle courses all over the U.S. and overseas. Sang has certifications in medical training, edged weapons, armourer 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 a instructor and student.

SWAT Negotiation and Crisis Intervention (4 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

SWAT Negotiation and Crisis Intervention (4 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: SWAT so often relies on negotiators to do the talking, but what happens when they aren't there? This class emphasizes the needs for basic CI skills and how they fit the modern SWAT operator.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Christian D'Alesandro 
Sr. Cpl. Christian D'Alesandro 31 year Dallas PD veteran (ret) with 21 years full time SWAT. Tactical Rappel Master 17 years, Hostage Negotiator, Entry team member, Sniper (8 yrs.) gas and less than lethal instructor, pistol and rifle instructor. Adjunct instructor for Safariland Training Group.Program Director TTPOA

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range

Class Description: Techniques, tips, and training to improve speed and accuracy of the service handgun in emergency scenarios. Students will emphasize application in 'fighting' timeframes and distances; compressed time and predominantly 10 yards and in. An intermediate level session, students will shoot diagnostic and demanding skill drills to better control the service pistol and boost their abilities to hit on demand. Shooters will work primarily at speed and will work up to integrating multiple shots, multiple targets, and short movement. The class will touch on back-up gun employment and single handed shooting.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye/ear pro, Inclement Weather gear, Pen/Notebook, Service Pistol/holster, Minimum 3 magazines, 350 rounds, and Optional (in addition to above): if you carry a back-up Gun/Holster/50 rounds.

Instructor: Justin Dyal 

Dyal headshot OTOAA noted shooter, trainer, and author, Justin Dyal is a retired Marine Raider who left the Marine Corps as a Lt Colonel with extensive experience in anti-terrorism and special operations units. Justin designed training and courses for numerous units and led several of the specialized Marine schools that teach advanced weapons skills. Since the Corps he has consulted with companies in the tactical industry, written for numerous gun magazines, and continued teaching good guys in the military, law enforcement, and civilian sectors. An avid shooter, Justin has competed at the regional and national level in a variety of pistol and rifle disciplines.

Advanced Sniper Techniques and Efficiency Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Advanced Sniper Techniques and Efficiency Course (8 Hours
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: To Be Determined

Class Description: This course is set up to inform and challenge the officers with ADVANCED shooting techniques, efficiency drills, emergency actions, target I.D. drills, stress drills, accuracy drills, speed drills, artificial support shooting, multiple target I.D. and engagement.

Student Equipment Needs: All rifles should shoot MOA or better, approx. 140 rounds of match/DUTY ammunition only and all optics MUST be a scope with tactical type turrets for making compensation adjustments. Officers are highly recommended to have a Manfrotto type tripod suitable for engaging targets in the standing position and either HOG Saddle or Rogue Precision type shooting support attached to their tripod.

Instructor: Jerod Johnson

Jerod Johnson- 8+ years in the Marine Corps most spent as a Scout/Sniper where he attended specialty schools like 1st Marine Regiment Scout Sniper course, 1st Marine Division Basic Scout Sniper course, Special Operations Training Group Urban Sniper, Special Operations Training Group Reconnaissance & Surveillance, Survival Evasion Escape (S.E.R.E.) and completed 3 deployments to various countries including serving as Team Leader for his Scout/Sniper team protecting the USS Cole after it was bombed in Yemen. Jerod has also contracted through the U.S. State Department's Diplomatic Security Services teaching Defensive Designated Marksman in Jordan and Pakistan as well as numerous deployments as a Sniper/DDM conducting anti piracy operations around Somalia and Yemen. Jerod has worked in the firearms industry for companies like Leupold & Stevens and Heckler & Koch Defense. He is currently a reserve police officer and teaches firearm training full time with his company STA Training Group. This is Jerod's 4th year teaching Sniper Operations for the OTOA.

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA

Class Description: This course is designed to enhance the officer's ability to maintain control of their patrol vehicle under stressful conditions. We will discuss at length vehicle dynamics as it relates to both high speed driving and operating your vehicle on day to day patrol. This introduction to our 2-day program will address rear wheel drive, front wheel drive and high center of gravity vehicles. Officers will operate their issued patrol vehicles during drills and skills evaluations.

Student Equipment Needs: Students need to provide their own vehicle (full of fuel), notebook/pen.

Instructor: Mike Evock

Chief Warrant Officer Mike Evock is a combat veteran who has been involved with the Special Forces community for over sixteen years. His career in the military began in 1988 when he enlisted into the 82nd Airborne Division of the Army. It would be only four short years after joining the Army and having experienced combat situations that Mike shifted to the Special Forces as an 18B Weapons Sergeant. His exceptional skills were essential to the success of the division during training and combat missions. From 1994-2009, Mike Evock trained, instructed, commanded and executed various missions as a Green Beret both in the United States and abroad. During this time, Mike achieved his Warrant Officer ranking which put him in command of several small and large unit operations. He has been intimately involved with sensitive combat missions, crisis response teams, counter terrorism missions and more, and continues to instruct and perform important missions in the civilian world today.
Mike Evock began Racing For Heroes in 2009 as a way to give back and support his fellow Special Forces Veterans. Between 2013 and 2015, he made the decision to transform his racing efforts into a charitable organization. That is when he was able to receive 501c3 exemption letter for the operation of the Racing For Heroes Raceway in Mill Hall, PA. He used this venture as a way to uplift and recognize Veterans in many ways. Uniquely, the entire staff at the track were Veterans who volunteered their time to the cause and to the sport. Mike not only ran and promoted the track, but he was also a participant running the #773 Dirt Late Model as a tribute to all of his fallen Special Forces brothers.
Although Racing For Heroes is no longer running this racetrack, Mike has decided to reinvent the cause through another form of racing. His passion for competitive racing continues to inspire him by using the Racing For Heroes organization to support his fellow Veterans. By doing so, it has given these Veterans a place to call home once again. Through motorsports, Mike Evock has found a strength and resilience that he brings to each new day of his life as a survivor and as a true American Hero.

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: Tactical application of the M4 carbine involving strong and support side shooting. The tactical application of cover. Kit setup to support ambidextrous shooting, support side fundamentals, ballistics for carbine when canted 90 degrees, reloads strong and support side, contingencies of one arm or one hand shooting, ambidextrous shooting in and around vehicles.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle, 4 mags, battle belt, chest rig or plate carrier, kneepads, gloves, eye pro, ear pro, inclement weather gear.

Instructor: Dan Brokos

BrokosDan Brokos is a retired SGM who spent 26 years in the Army, 22 of those in the SF community. He has done numerous deployments to the Balkans, Aftica, Iraq and Afghanasan. Dan operational experience inclued Assault team leader, troop assault SGM and company assault company SGM. Dan was the master trainer for Specail Forces Shooting, Breaching and CQB school. Dan was also, the company SMG/Master trainer for the SF sniper course and and the advanced shooting, breaching and CQB course.
Dan Brokos is now the CEO and primary trainer of Lead Faucet tactical. Even though he has recently retired, he has been training outside of the military since 2008. He has trained numerous LE, Federal, Government and SOF military units.

AMTEC (ALS) Chemical Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

AMTEC (ALS) Chemical Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 708

Class Description: AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems is a full service provider of less lethal products to Law Enforcement and Correction agencies. Students attending this class will receive an instructor certification, not an end user certificate. We have some exciting new products we want operators to learn about to see if they fit into their less lethal arsenal. Our cadre of instructors has many years of on the job experience using less lethal products and look forward to sharing these experiences with you.
CHEMICAL MUNITIONS: The purpose of this course is to instruct LE/Corrections and Military personnel in the safe handling and deployment of Chemical Munitions.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen and notebook, Nomex or Kevlar full finger gloves, gas mask with CS filter, contact lens case, hydration source, 12ga shotgun and 37/40mm launcher if available and body armor (optional).

Instructor: Clay Anderson - AMTEC

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE 504b

Class Description: This is a one (1) day Instructor Level Certification course for tactical use of the ASP flashlight and Tactical Light case. ASP has extracted the flashlight portion of the 3-day Integrated Training Course to provide tactics using the flashlight to distract, disorient, and disable subjects on the street while enhancing officer skillset. The ASP trainer will review baton strikes and cuffing procedures and teach how the ASP flashlight and Tactical Light Case combo can integrate with these tools and become a valuable asset on your belt. The course is designed to equip instructors to teach practical field usages and includes multi-use drills, general tactics, and expert support in case of litigation arising out of training. ASP will provide a free flashlight training kit to each participant as well as additional products for training and purchase.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials. ASP products will be available for attendees to use during the course.

Instructor: Jared Williams - ASP Instructor Cadre

Triage and Treatment for Operators (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

B-Con, Triage and Treatment for Operators (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This course will introduce SWAT Operators to the basics of how to identify injuries, triage, and treat casualties in the tactical setting. Triaging is an important part of first identifying who is injured and secondly how bad the victims are injured. The operator will also become familiar with the specific treatment options once the initial triage is complete. We will focus on how to treat the airway, breathing and circulation when breached by applying basic skills and tools of the trade. Upon completion of the course operators will have the skill set to properly apply a tourniquet, hold pressure, pack wounds, place chest seals, place nasal airway adjuncts, position patients, and perform an ongoing assessment. This is vital when rendering aid to other officers.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Aaron Byard – All Hands Response

Ballistic Shield User (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ballistic Shield User (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky PD Range

Class Description: Tap-Rack tactical will certify you in the use of ANY ballistic shield. We will cover different levels of protection, construction, accessories and application. Topics covered include marksmanship, weapon handling and manipulation, defensive tactics, shield tactics and team movement using ballistic shields or blankets.

Student Equipment Needs: Ballistic Shield, 500 rounds pistol ammo, Normal SWAT deployment gear to include helmet, armor, pistol belt.

Instructor: Bill Blowers

Bill has been serving since 1986 when he joined the US Army as a 19D. Bill was assigned to the SWAT team Jan 1995 thru Jan 2018. He has served as a Sniper, ballistic shield carrier, breacher, entry team member, team training coordinator assistant team leader and team leader. Bill has successfully planned or participated in over 1250 SWAT missions including high risk warrants, barricaded subjects and Hostage Rescue. Bill has well over 5000 hours of documented SWAT training and has trained hundreds of SWAT officers for multiple states. He can be reached at www.tap-rack.com.

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class will take an in-depth look at barricaded suspects, legal considerations, tools/gear available to assist with this issue, and tactics in resolving the situation in a safe and tactical manner.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Mangin

Mangin Bryan K. 2013 08 07I have been a state trooper for approximately 13 years and have served on our Special Response Team for approximately 10 years.
I am currently a team leader on SRT, one of our scout/observers, and am the current team leader of our Scout/Sniper team.

Breaking Down Silos: A New Look at Scenario Based Training (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Breaking Down Silos: A New Look at Scenario Based Training (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE Room 709

Class Description: Well-designed Scenario Based Training (SBT) can significantly improve officer safety and performance. In an era of increased violence (LEOKA 2016), SBT is no longer a luxury, it's a necessity. Unfortunately, many well-intentioned scenarios can cause negative training scars. This course will examine the purpose of SBT (evaluation vs. training), provide an evidence based training model for the development of realistic SBT, learn how to "reverse engineer" real life events and convert them into scenarios, and explore ways of breaking down training silos that often impede officer performance.

Student Equipment Needs: Gunbelt, eye protection, note taking, long sleeve t-shirt and gloves are optional but helpful.

Instructor: Dennis Valone

Dennis has 22 years in public safety to include EMS and Law Enforcement. He has served multiple assignments to include Patrol, Canine, SWAT Team Leader, and Uniform Patrol Commander. Dennis currently serves as the Captain over the Alpharetta (GA) Department of Public Safety Training Division.
Dennis served 8 years as President of the Georgia Tactical Officers Association and has had the honor of teaching for organizations such as Below 100, NTOA, and Calibre Press.
Dennis is currently a Senior Consultant and Lead Trainer for Command Presence Training. He currently leads the Dynamics of Officer Citizen Encounters Program and the Leadership Training Program.

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Sagewood

Class Description:This is a one-day, 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, and vehicles. 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 Life 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"Student Equipment Needs: Pen/Notebook.

Instructor: Pat Cantlin & Cyril Cheng

Cantlin Profile

Pat is a 14 year veteran of the Lakewood Police Department, currently assigned to Special Operations. Joined WEB SWAT in January of 2009. Assigned full time to the Cleveland Division of the United States Marshals Service Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force since April of 2012.

Critical Incident Debriefs for Officer Involved Shootings (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Critical Incident Debriefs for Officer Involved Shootings (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This is a One Day debrief with four officers that were involved in officer involved shootings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor(s): David L. Leighty – Westerville Division of Police
Mike Moran – Franklin County Probate Court
Brandon Savage – Middlefield Police Department
Lt. Paul Ohl – Columbus Division of Police SWAT

CTS Chemical Munitions Certification Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

CTS Chemical Munitions Certification Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 706

Class Description: Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including qualification courses and contamination exercises. 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 Equipment Needs: 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.

Instructor: Phil Shingleton – CTS

Defense Technology Chemical Agent Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Defense Technology Chemical Agent Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 707

Class Description: Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including qualification courses and contamination exercises. 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 Equipment Needs: 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.

Instructor: Kevin Boucher – Safariland

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain

Class Description: This block of instruction is designed for Law Enforcement personnel who work or execute special operations in a close quarter urban environment. Force on Force Advanced Tactics focuses heavily on force on force scenarios where students must employ and adapt their training to survive the scenario against well –armed and determined suspect(s). Scenarios will consist of, but not limited to: building/house clearing, hostage situation, active shooter, and approach on target. By the end of the day, officers will have refined or changed their current tactics to better achieve their mission.

Student Equipment Needs: Call out gear (NO impact weapons, NO chemical irritants, empty mag pouches, no knives.)

Instructor: Eric McBride

Sergeant, SWAT, Instructor, and Range Safety Officer

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 2

Class Description: This class is going to cover the dynamic aspects of carrying and deploying a concealed handgun as a DAILY responsibility, while working plain clothes, UC or off duty. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster, (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt,) and all will be addressed. We will discuss gear selection, advantages and disadvantages of positions of carry and methods and considerations.

Student Equipment Needs: Required Kit items include:
• 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 rounds capacity or higher
• Single stack .45's are fine, just need to increase magazine count to 8 minimum
• Concealment Holster - **SEE NOTES AT BOTTOM**
• Double magazine carrier
• 4 high capacity magazines MINIMUM (8 for 1911 guys)
• A cover garment- Button down shirt, sweatshirt, jacket. How do you carry concealed?
• 600 rounds of factory ammunition
• Cleaning kit / lubrication

Instructor: Matt Jacques

Matt is a former Marine and retired SWAT Officer. He served as an undercover Detective within the Special Problems Unit and Street Crimes 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 as a Sniper team member until his retirement due to injuries sustained during a line of duty incident.
Matt was the Chief of Operations for the Firearms Training Unit for a Federal Agency for nearly a decade before taking his company, Victory First full time.

Hostage Rescue Overview (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Hostage Rescue Overview (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: The presentation offers an overview for new or experienced SWAT Team members and will review contemporary tactics and techniques used in hostage rescues. Topics discussed include hostage rescue concepts, rapid deployment, emergency entry tactics, discussion of tactical operations center and hostage negotiations concepts. HRT techniques and fore options will be discussed related to stronghold, vehicle, and long rifle options.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bob Chabali – Dayton Police Depart (Chief retired)

Bob retired from the Dayton Police Department as the Assistant Chief of Police where he oversaw approximately 410 employees. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The Ohio State. He is currently the Chief of Police for the Fairfield Township Police Department. Bob serves on the Board of the NTOA where he instructs nationally for the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) in various disciplines, including decision making in critical incidents, and high-risk tactical operation. Bob has served as an operator, team leader, and commander for the tactical unit for over 23 years. His duties included the supervision and management of major tactical incidents, and he served as the primary incident commander.

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: HTMBPR is designed for the 21st Century Law Enforcement Professional. It focuses on advanced critical thinking using an understanding in human behavior patterns to articulate and defend decisions made by the officer in the course of their duties. It is designed to empower the law enforcement officer and limit department/organization liability while simultaneously building community rapport and engagement.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen/Pencil/Highlighter, Notebook, Tablet/Laptop Computer, Students can wear their duty uniform or casual attire as per their Unit/Dept/Org SOPs or guidance.

Instructor: Jay Seese and Lynn Westover

Jay SeeseJay has worked extensively within Combat Profiling and the Combat Profiling Program of Instruction (POI) and the USJFCOM's Border Hunter Program of Instruction (POI). Jay worked with the US Marine Corp's highly successful Combat Hunter program, which had a dramatic impact on the success rate of missions during a very tenuous timeframe in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Jay has trained Rangers and Anti-Poaching units within South Africa and completed courses of instruction at the South African Wildlife College. Jay has completed multiple iterations in training (Marines/Army) and Drug Task force teams within Columbia as well as Saudi Arabia.
As a recognized subject matter expert, Jay has worked with numerous programs to include; Combat Profiling, Human Behavior Pattern Recognition & Analysis (HBPR&A) Irregular Warfare, Advanced Situational Awareness Training (ASAT), Special Operational Forces Advanced Situational Awareness Training (SOFSAT), Maritime Situational Awareness Training (MASAT) and Insider-Threat Situational Awareness Training (IT-SAT). Jay was a Senior-Team Lead Instructor for the 5-day and 10-Day user and operator's courses and the 22-day T3 (Train the Trainer) Course with duties that included scenario development, range application, rural and urban integration, advanced tactical operations, and advanced optics integration. Jay has taught Special Operation Forces Situational Awareness (SOFSAT) to Naval Special Warfare (NSW), US Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) and the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). In 2012 and 2013 Jay served as a Team Leader in Afghanistan for multiple deployments, traveling and conducting training for U.S. and coalition forces, theater wide.
Jay has worked 18 years within the law enforcement community with 14 years of undercover/plainclothes operations and investigations. Jay worked City/State/Federal task force groups in an undercover capacity that included operations within DEA/ATF and multiple DOJ agencies. Jay has been a Senior Instructor for 8 years with an "unnamed" program to instruct and conduct covert-urban operations, surveillance and counter surveillance techniques. Jay is a 5 Year US Army veteran serving with the Military Police Quick Reaction Force (QRF), with multiple combat deployments. Jay Seese is a Partner/Co-founder of Six Layer Concepts & Consulting LLC. Jay holds an Active Secret Security Clearance.Lynn "Sherpa" Westover served 12 years as an Infantryman, Force Reconnaissance Team Leader and Scout Sniper in the Marine Corps. After his tour at Fox Co. BLT 2/8, Lynn became a Reconnaissance Marine completing 4 combat tours, 2 in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan, from 2002 to 2007 at 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. He then earned his Master Instructor Certification at the Reconnaissance Center of Excellence as a Basic Reconnaissance Instructor where he was instrumental in developing the Reconnaissance Team Leaders Course. Lynn was also responsible for implementing the Combat Hunter program into the curriculum of BRC.
Lynn Westover JrIn 2010 and 2012 Lynn was stationed at Force Company II MEF,  Okinawa Japan. He then deployed with 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion as a Force Recon Team Leader in Upper Sangin Valley, Helmand Province of Afghanistan. After leaving the Marine Corps in 2012, Lynn became an Advanced Situational Awareness Instructor teaching ASAT, IT-SAT, and SOFSAT to Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen as well as British, Italian, Polish, and Spanish Forces. Lynn spent three months in Afghanistan teaching Insider Threat Situational Awareness. He was responsible for teaching human behavior pattern recognition to members of the Special Operations Community such as NSW, Navy SEAL teams 2, 4, 8, and 10; 7th Special Forces Group; 3rd Special Forces Group; and 19th Special Forces Group.
As a recognized subject matter expert, Lynn was the lead consultant for behavior profiling and hostile threat mitigation for Guidry Group LLC. He was also the Lead Security Applications Developer for UAS fixed wing early detection and response for high-risk oil assets, tactics techniques and procedures land and maritime. Lynn generated training standards and performance requirements for West Africa Oil Security Project Development, Elkins Marine Training International and Oceans Explorers Nigeria LTD. He has provided the first of a new line of training courses to be launched in Nigeria. He has served as a Team Leader for personal security detachments, executive protection, private investigation, reconnaissance and surveillance, and site security consulting. Lynn advises African Rangers in South Africa as the Human Terrain Director for VETPAW (Veterans Empowered to Protect African Wildlife) Lynn works as an instructor with an "unnamed" program to instruct and conduct covert- urban operations, surveillance and counter surveillance techniques. Lynn currently holds an Active Secret Security clearance and is a Partner/Co-founder of Six Layer Concepts & Consulting LLC.

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 9, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club

Class Description: This course is a designed to give the shooter the proper shooting fundamentals and mindset needed in a life-or-death scenario from 50-300 yards. We have carbines because they are more powerful than pistols and capable of precision at distance. This course is designed to teach you how to operate your carbine effectively in such scenarios. Learn what you and your weapon are capable of. This is a great class for anyone that is apprehensive, or novice shooting at these ranges; reality is your ONLY shot may be at distance. Come and learn what works, what doesn't work, and why. Learn what the bullet does once it hits a medium (window, wall, clothing, etc.) and what it does against soft tissue; learn what it does at distance- forget what Hollywood has taught you. This course is designed to educate you the shooter on what to expect from your body, your mind, and equipment in a life-or-death scenario. We do not rise to the occasion, but fall to the level of our training — don't fall short when it counts. This is a low-round-count class — distance calls for quality not quantity. FYI — we will shoot a lot of steel! Course includes: Fundamentals needed for accuracy (personal and equipment), Target engagement from 50-300 yards, In-depth discussion on incapacitation zones, Ballistic lecture of common carbine calibers in mediums and soft tissue, Scenario training, Specific incapacitation drills, Situation specific shooting positions, Psychology of the gunfight, and Speed and accuracy drills.

Student Equipment Needs: Carbine of choice with quality optic or sights
3 or more magazines
200 rounds of rifle ammo
Ear protection (electronic preferred) / Eye protection
Sling and magazine pouches
Water hydrating device
Weapon lube and maintenance tools
Bagged lunch or snacks
Positive attitude and open mind

Instructor: Doc Spears

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: ARES

Class Description: This 8 hour class will introduce the officer to the theory and practical application of explosive breaching as it pertains to LE Special Operation Teams. After an initial overview in the classroom that will cover history, liability and collateral issues, safety and current changes, the students will move to the range where they will construct, place and fire a variety of charges used to defeat solid wood and metal doors. At the completion of this class, the students will have a clear understanding of why this vital skill set is so critical to combat the current criminal and terrorist threats the LE community id facing. This course is strongly recommended for supervisors and decision makers.

Student Equipment Needs: Body Armor, eye and ear protection, knife, and note taking materials.

Instructor: Alan Brosnan

BrosnanAlan's introduction to counter terrorist and breaching operations came during his service with the New Zealand Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment. He moved to the United States in 1989 and has been active in law enforcement and military training ever since. From 1992-2015, Alan was a Reserve Deputy with the Desoto County (Mississippi) Sheriff's Department where his job descriptions included SWAT entry man, breacher and instructor. Since 1993, Alan has worked as a contract instructor for the U.S. Department of State's Anti-terrorism Assistance Program that trains foreign law enforcement officers in skills associated with counter terrorism. He has designed and implemented several courses pertaining to breaching and tactics to dozens of foreign countries. Alan has been conducting and participating in explosive breaching training and tactical operations consistently for the last 37 years.

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA/Kalahari

Class Description: Students will be introduced to visual tracking skills with an emphasis on proper focus in the critical first minutes of an unfolding incident. The class will center around finding and interpreting tracks and supporting details. Additionally, the course will focus on the small team tactics vital during the initial phase of the operation. This curriculum is based on a "come as you are" approach. The skill sets stressed are designed to make you better with what you have and emphasizes seizing opportunities, leveraging primitive and advanced technology, and piecing together information in order to determine the best tactics to effect an arrest.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, appropriate BDU clothing, plate carriers, long guns, small binoculars (optional).

Instructor: Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar is a 19 year law enforcement officer/supervisor with the National Park Service near Atlanta, Ga. Anthony began his study of tracking and rural tactical operations in 2001 after several work related incidents exposed a unique need for the skill set. Since that time, Anthony has 100's of hours of training and operational experience involving tracking, rural tactics, and the use of footprint evidence to resolve critical incidents. Anthony currently exclusively trains law enforcement departments and officers who are looking for the unique skills. Anthony is also a Firearms Instructor and use of Force Instructor for his agency.

K9 Transitional Zones of Training Course (8 Hours) June 9, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

K9 Transitional Zones of Training Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Fairgrounds

Class Description: As a Dual Purpose K9 Team having the ability to transition from one K9 discipline to another is paramount for success and operational ability. Transitional K9 training is important during weekly training exercises. If done correctly, it will greatly enhance a dogs control, focus and commitment in all areas.

Student Equipment Needs: Patrol / Tactical K9 Gear, Duty gear and clothing for weather, Bite Suit and/or Sleeve, and Detection Odor - Narcotic or Explosive.

Instructor: Mike Pennington – Storm Dog Tactical

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 722

Class Description: AGS will be conducting a one (1) day excerpt from our Law Enforcement Protective Operations (LEPO) course. This course will be repeated on 3 separate days during the conference. Students will learn protective operation walking formations and discuss each of the member's responsibilities. Along with formations, we will discuss arrivals and departures with members of the formation and a principal. First half of the day will be inside of the classroom, while second half will be outside applying the walking formations and arrivals and departures.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Hillis

Bryan KTOA RangeMr. Hillis currently serves as the President and Principal Consultant for Alexander Global Strategies, Inc., a Security, Risk Management and Training firm. Bryan was fortunate to have a diverse Law Enforcement career for over 15 years and served in a variety of positions to include, 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, lead and managed protection details during high profile events in the United States and in Central and South America, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US Government officials, foreign government officials, CEO's, celebrities, professional athletes and Fortune 100/500 companies.
On the training side, Bryan was selected and vetted as an instructor for the US Diplomatic Security Service/Anti-Terrorism Assistance Training Program. Bryan deployed to the Middle East where he trained Middle Eastern Presidential Protective Details in the areas of Firearms, Motorcade Operations, Defensive Tactics, and Protective Operations along with various other Anti-Terrorism topics. In addition to his Middle East deployment, Bryan has trained countless individuals who deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel to conduct protection details for government officials on the World Wide Protective Services project for the US Department of State.
Additionally, for over 15 years Bryan has taught and led exercises in variety of areas to include firearms, combatives, close quarter battle, tactical mobility, and various breaching methods along with other high risk tactics. Bryan has been tasked as the lead instructor during DOD and DOJ contract courses for Naval Special Warfare (SEAL's), FBI Hostage Rescue Teams, US Special Forces along with Eastern European Special Forces. Bryan routinely works with State and Local Law Enforcement officers from all over the country.

Narcotics Team Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Narcotics Team Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - 306

Class Description:Attendees will be introduced to the covert and overt aspects of narcotic operations ranging from street level narcotics enforcement to small- to mid-level drug traffickers. The role and expectations of the undercover operative while performing his duties are discussed to include safety considerations and tactical support team personnel. Emphasis will be placed on individual officer tactics, team tactics, team dynamics, team limitations, investigative efforts and undercover deployment. Tactical team operations, case takedowns and undercover officer rescue will also be discussed.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material.

Instructor: Frankie Sepulveda

Det. Frank Sepulveda has a combined total of over 20 years experience in the law enforcement, active duty military, security, and combatives fields. He currently serves as an Instructor with the NY/NJ High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Regional Training Center as well as an Instructor with the New York Police Department (NYPD) Organized Crime Control Bureau (OCCB) Training Unit. Det. Sepulveda is tasked with training approximately 8,000 law enforcement personnel annually comprised of various federal, state, local, and international LE/MIL units. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for 88 Tactical Group and Ronin Tactics Inc.

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club – 100-Meter Range

Class 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. This is a fast-paced course with intermittent stress and little downtime.
Topics Include:
• Safety as it relates to carbine employment
• Ready positions and presentation
• Post engagement considerations
• Speed/emergency reload
• Critical communication
• Manipulation and stoppage problem solving
• Handgun, speed and precision
• Handgun manipulation
• Deploying the secondary weapon
• Transitioning from secondary to primary
• Full and half support side engagement
• Changing levels
• Positional problem solving
• Working through problems as a team

Student Equipment Needs: Zeroed rifle, Handgun, Dress and wear equipment that would be common for rifle employment situations, 350-450 rounds of rifle/carbine ammunition, 100- 200 rounds of handgun ammunition, and fluids and Lunch. We will take a 30-minute lunch, so please bring yours.

Instructor: Daniel Shaw

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. His direct action experience includes Level IV VBSS and In Extremis Hostage Rescue. Daniel has been a DOD/USMC firearms instructor for over 16 years. Since retirement from the Marine Corps, Daniel has gained over 5 years of experience teaching Armed Citizens, Law Enforcement Officers, and Active Duty Military. He holds numerous instructor certifications from the US Marine Corps to include foreign weapons and master instructor of handgun, rifle/carbine, shotgun, and medium to heavy machine guns. Daniel takes his life of training and combat experience and develops and presents curriculum and creates digital media content to help Law Enforcement, US Military and responsible Armed Citizens prepare for a deadly force encounter.

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range

Class Description: Participants in this course should have a core understanding of marksmanship fundamentals and strong weapons handling skills. Building on these fundamentals, participants will be instructed in high performance skills and will practice techniques to enable them to successfully perform in firearm engagements. Topics covered will include: Weapon Zeros, Safety, Grip, Stance, Accuracy, Speed, Positions, Multiple Threats, Reloads, Malfunctions, Shooting on the Move, and Open Mindset.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle, Serviceable Pistol, 3 Rifle Magazines, Pouches for Rifle Magazines, 3 Pistol Magazines, Pouches for Pistol Magazines, 300 Rifle Rounds / 250 Pistol Rounds, Rifle Sling, Eye and Ear Protections, and Serviceable Holster.

Instructor: Jared Reston

restonbioJared has been a law enforcement officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office since 2001 and has been an active member of S.W.A.T. since 2004. Jared is currently assigned as a Detective in the Department of Homeland Security/Gang Investigations Unit, and he is the assistant team leader and lead firearms instructor for the SWAT team. Jared has been involved in the successful resolution of over one thousand S.W.A.T. missions, including several lethal force incidents. For his actions in a January 2008 shooting, he was awarded The President of the United States "Medal of Valor", American Police and Hall of Fame's "National Police Officer of the Year", Fraternal Order of Police's "Florida Police Officer of the Year", and the State of Florida's "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year." Jared has had the opportunity to train with, and be trained by, some of the finest firearms and tactics instructors in the country. His goal is to use his training and experience to give Armed Professionals the tools to successfully resolve their own critical incidents.

Performance Pistol (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Performance Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: The purpose of this POI is to strengthen the effectiveness of officers through maximizing shooting performance. For most law enforcement, the handgun serves as THE primary weapon system/life-line. With this in mind, it's important to train to a high standard with that weapon. Example topics covered:
- Sighting methods and considerations
- Proper trigger reset and cadence control
- Subconscious throttle control
- Target transitioning
- Shooting on the move
- Self-training considerations

Student Equipment Needs: 800 rounds, Holster/Duty belt, ability to carry 1-3 extra mags, and an open mind.

Instructor: Lucas A Botkin

LucasBotkinLucas Botkin is the founder and CEO of T.REX ARMS, a company specializing in tactical equipment, solutions, and education. Lucas is an avid shooter and spends 12-16 hours a week on the range. Firing in excess of 2000 rounds a week. Lucas currently consults various law enforcement agencies and military units in ways to improve standards and build firearm proficiency through progressive shooting performance. He also runs a LE/MIL training facility outside of Nashville.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: To Be Determined

Class Description: Pistol Diagnostics will give the student the ability and knowledge necessary to recognize and self diagnose issues he or she may be having and to fix those issues through a better understanding of the fundamentals of marksmanship as they relate to the pistol. We will break down the fundamentals in terms that make sense to you, that you'll be able to take back with you to increase your confidence and competence with your pistol. If you've been frustrated with your pistol marksmanship or would simply like to tune things up, this is the class for you. You will not be left behind in this class, we will fix you!

Student Equipment Needs: 300 rounds, Holster/Duty belt, ability to carry at least 1-3 extra mags, and an open mind.

Instructor: Russ Lyons

Russ Lyons is a Cleveland Police officer with over 22 years experience. Russ was previously assigned to the Ordnance Unit as a lead firearms trainer for 10 years. He was instrumental in the implementation and development of the Division's patrol rifle program. He also served on the Division's Weapons Committee and was responsible for the selection of weapons and equipment. In addition, Russ was responsible for recruit basic training and the development of yearly in service firearms training for his agency. Russ is currently assigned to the Division's S.W.A.T. Team, where he serves as an operator, sniper and trainer. Russ is an adjunct instructor for the OTOA's Red Team and Center Mass Inc.

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club

Class Description: In partnership with Glock, Safariland and Raven Concealment, students that do not have a pistol with an optic can use a Glock 34 GEN 5 equipped with a red dot optic (courtesy of Glock) and holster the weapon in a Safariland or Raven Concealment holster. Students that have their own pistol and red dot combo are welcome to bring it
Red Dots on pistols are becoming more popular as options for carry and 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 • How to get better on your own. Dry fire for skill building. Live fire for confirmation • Red Dot Maintenance • Target transitions • Shooting on the move.

Student Equipment Needs: RDS pistol. Holster (no serpas). 3 mags (1 gun/2 pouched). 250 rounds.

Instructor: Scott Jedenski

Lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ). Sponsored and Master class USPSA competitor in Carry Optics division. 15th recipient of the F.A.S.T coin (only one to do it with a RMR).
I have received training from notable instructors such as Jose Gordon, Matt Jacques, Chris Sizelove, Steve Fisher, Greg Ellifritz, Pat Goodale, Wayne Fisher , Ernest Langdon, and Aaron Cowan.
I have been sought out by and consulted LE agencies on the use of RDS pistols. The latest was the
Pentagon ERT instructor cadre.

Ronin Close Quarters Defense – Blade (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ronin Close Quarters Defense – Blade (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This block of instruction is a beginner to medium skill level course. This course will build on the fundamentals and capabilities of the blade. Officers will be taught how to use the blade in order to better defend against these tactics. Course will cover empty hands, blade fighting, impact weapons and how to defend against common weapons found and used on the streets. Officers will walk away with a proven mindset and defense tactics to better enhance their survivability.

Student Equipment Needs: Water, Notebook and Pen, and Wear Daily duty clothes.

Instructor: Tu Lam

tulamprofileTu Lam (Retired U.S. Army Special Forces- Green Beret)--23 Years Full Spectrum US Special Operations throughout 27 countries worldwide. Team-Leader assignments in Unconventional Warfare, Foreign Internal Defense, Special Reconnaissance, Hostage Rescue, Direct Action and Counter-Terrorism Operations in permissive and non-permissive environments. Composite Special Forces team training and development team leader. Founder/CEO and Director of Training and Research Development for Ronin Tactics Inc. ??R?nin Tactics specializes in Law Enforcement and Military tactics training in non-lethal and lethal applications. Using concepts and directives, special weapons and tactics, empty-hand and edge weapons combative, close-quarters battle, and firearm applications both handgun and rifle.

SABRE OC Instructor Certification Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SABRE OC Instructor Certification Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: Course focuses on the deploying, handling, and documenting the use of Chemical Aerosols. Medical issues and legal liability will be addressed. 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. This program addresses proper deployment techniques, available aerosols, recommended inert and contamination drills, decontamination, properly reporting force, and tactics for surviving an Aerosol Attack. Program addresses all aspects of using Chemical Aerosol Projectors. Attendees receive an instructor manual and student PowerPoint. Instructor Certification valid for 3 years.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material.

Instructor: Gary Sikorski

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. He also currently serves as the primary Defensive Tactics Instructor and Use of Force Coordinator at the Wayne County Regional Police Training Center in Metropolitan Detroit.

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This class will focus on the planning process for both SWAT and Narcotics search warrants. The class will discuss and outline the scout process along with the necessary information needed to complete an operations plan for a search warrant. Different options for operation plans will be presented. This class is geared toward those who will be tasked with completing search warrant plans for their agency or SWAT team. Participants will have the opportunity to do a scout/intel gathering and complete a search warrant operations plan.

Student Equipment Needs: Pen, Paper, Laptop if they have one.

Instructor: Detective Sean Humphrey and Officer Ross Nagy

Det. Sean Humphrey
Narcotics Detective with Dayton Police Department currently assigned to the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E Task Force
OTOA Region 3 Represenative
Former Dayton SWAT Member - Sniper

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 701

Class Description: This eight hour class is designed to provide participants with practical, hands on skills in addressing violent situations when working in plain clothes or undercover, when force escalation options are limited, and when in confined environments (such as inside a vehicle). The class includes a SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) component that would teach officers how to defeat restraints; a defensive tactics component-teaching handgun disarms in extreme close quarters, and vehicle interdiction as a part of officer rescue tactics. This is a fast paced and dynamic class.

Student Equipment Needs: Officers should come in plain clothes and a concealable holster. If they have a training gun for their holster they should bring that as well.

Instructor: BK Blankchtein

BK 56BK spent over 21 years (4 active and 17 as a reservist) in the Israeli military as a tier-one unit member. BK moved to the USA in 1999 and established Masada Tactical. Leveraging their experience, Masada Tactical aimed to provide agencies with training to meet today's threats, based on proven Israeli tactics. Specializing in small team tactics, CQC, empty-hand tactics, and counterterrorism Masada Tactical has trained over 200 agencies around the world. BK holds a bachelor degree in counterterrorism and a Masters degree in Security Management. He is a sworn officer in Chatom, AL.

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 308 and Fire Tower

Class Description: Basic introduction to applying multiple breach and ladder operations to your warrant service tactics. A two-hour power point will review theory and application as well as the development of a ladder component. The class will then conduct practical exercises with the intention of giving the student a basic understanding of ladder deployment accompanied by breach and hold techniques for second story windows.

Student Equipment Needs: Helmet, gloves and eye protection.

Instructor: Darin Karbler

Sgt. Darin Karbler is a patrol Sergeant for the Delaware County Sheriff's Office and has been a member of the DTU (Delaware Tactical Unit) since 1997. Sgt. Karbler has also worked in the Detective Bureau, Court Services and with the U.S Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Sgt. Karbler has been an OTOA board member since 2013 and currently holds the position of Director of Merchandise.

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky Fire Tower

Class Description: SWAT Operators will review knots, improvised anchors and on-rope fundamentals with current kit review and placement. Primary training focus will be contingency planning and execution of emergent operator, team and hostage/victim egress and rescue from elevated positions. Introduction to tactical infiltration and overwatch positions. New equipment will be introduced; team's current equipment may be used. Revac USA will have on rope equipment available for all students if departments are unable to provide.

Student Equipment Needs: Team training uniform (older BDU's recommended, as they will get abused) Gloves Appropriate boots/footwear, Helmet, bump cap, Current team rope equipment, Harness, hardware, rope etc. (Revac will provide all equipment for training if students do not have equipment available) Plate carriers/Vests (no magazines, ammunition etc) Training weapons if available.

Instructor: Dan Russell

Dan Russell: Owner Revac USA, Special Operations Tactical Rope Instructor 2005-present,Rope Rescue Technician, Tactical Rope Access Specialist in Jungle/Urban/Dessert,20+ years climbing experience rock, big wall, ice, alpine and mountaineering.

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 801

Class Description: A unique perspective on the violent threats you face. Hear an insider perspective from someone who lived and survived in that violent criminal underworld world for 25 years, with an articulation on how to hack the human processor by understanding how that hardcore mindset is created, and what we can do to begin cultivating the mindset to prepare to meet them head-on with the professionalism.
The primary focus of this course is instructing people to deal with the apex predator, or High-Order Criminal, while pushing oneself to a high level of professionalism. While conventional self-defense and law enforcement training may be sufficient to handle the less intelligent and low skilled assailant, this type of training fails drastically when applied to the predator that has high-order thinking skills.
Participants will gain an understanding of the different levels of criminal attack, and will learn how to focus their study and training to deal with the savvy, non-stereotypical predator with high-order thinking skills. The focus is to identify and understand the high-order predator, and to learn how to not only deal with them, but to awaken and cultivate the high-order predation skills within you while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Our orientation is the foundation of every decision making process we engage in. We will examine how that orientation is created, and what we can do to alter our decision-making performance through training and conditioning.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Varg Freeborn

Varg Freeborn is the Owner and Head Instructor of One Life Defense, LLC and the creator of Violence of MInd. He was raised in an environment of criminal and gang violence, and went on to serve 5 years in prison for a self-defense stabbing that went wrong. After earning a restoration, he went on to work in the industry training with both civilians and law enforcement to a professional level in lethal force mindset, gunfighting and combatives. His experience includes an intimate understanding of prison, criminal combat culture and violence culture as a whole, in which he has lived as a full-time participant. He is also intimately experienced with defending oneself in post-event court proceedings for lethal force, prison training, and the resultant experience with bloody, ambush/counter-ambush predatory violence. From the streets, to prison, to professional training to a law-enforcement level, few have his breadth of experience.

Women's Off Duty Carry (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Women's Off Duty Carry (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: This course is geared towards off duty and concealed carry methods. We will show you different carry positions and the benefits and drawbacks of such. Students will review concepts such as grip, trigger control, sight alignment, sight picture, stance, deployment techniques from concealment, and practice clearing malfunctions. The aim of this course is to give the student the ability and confidence necessary to successfully engage and neutralize a lethal threat in a safe manner. Students will be able to apply newly taught principle in live-fire exercises on the range. This course is designed for women only as to foster a more comfortable learning environment. Topics that will be covered: Gear, Concealment holster designed for your pistol, Ammunition, Grip, Stance, Loading/Unloading/Reloading, Press checking, Multiple Carry Positions, Drawing from concealment, Re-holstering to concealment, Sight gears, Immediate action drills, Post engagement follow through.

Student Equipment Needs: Ammunition: Minimum 300 rds., Ballistic Vest *, Pistol with IWB/Off duty holster, Minimum of 3 magazines, Magazine pouch, Ballistic eye protection, Ear protection, Brimmed hat, Recommended equipment: Hydration, Snacks, rain gear, sunscreen, and insect repellant and comfortable clothing.

Instructor: Sang Lee

Sang LeeSang Lee, started out in the private sector working in executive protection. After 5 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 L.E.O medical, handgun, and rifle courses all over the U.S. and overseas. Sang has certifications in medical training, edged weapons, armourer 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 a instructor and student.

Critical Incident Debriefs for Officer Involved Shootings (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Critical Incident Debriefs for Officer Involved Shootings (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This is a One Day debrief with four officers that were involved in officer involved shootings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor(s): David L. Leighty – Westerville Division of Police
Mike Moran – Franklin County Probate Court
Brandon Savage – Middlefield Police Department
Lt. Paul Ohl –

Critical Mindset of Counter Ambushes for Law Enforcement (4 Hours) June 5, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Principles of Hostage Rescue Operations (4 Hours)
Class Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: With the brutal and endless ambushes on law enforcement continuing to rise and the second leading killer of law enforcement in 2016. With the number showing ambushes up 167% since 2014 something had to be done in a form of training to prepare today’s law enforcement for the next ambush. So now the 2011 International Law Enforcement Officer of the year Michael Neal now brings to law enforcement The “Counter Ambush for Law Enforcement” class. The training will consist of numerous different Ambush scenarios, which the normal patrol officer is faced with every day.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Michael Neal

Michael Kent Neal is currently the Sheriff of Monroe County. Neal is a former Corporal for Arkansas Game & Fish. Michael began his career in law enforcement in 1998 as a part time officer for the Monroe County Sheriff's Department. Served 10 1/2 years with the Brinkley Fire and Rescue as Instructor and retiring in 2009 as a Captain. On May 20, 2010 Office Neal was instrumental in ending a brutal gun battle in West Memphis that resulted in the death of two West Memphis police officers and the wounding of the Crittenden County Sheriff and his chief deputy.

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours) June 6, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: One day course on the basics of crisis negotiations, including communication techniques, tips for negotiations, how to handle common demands and questions, suicide, PTSD and Dispatcher self-care. Attendees receive hand-outs with information to take back to their dispatch centers for future use and will hear actual negotiations.

Student Equipment Needs:Note taking materials.

Instructor: Patricia Wain

Wain Lt dept photoLt. Patricia Wain is a 23 year veteran of the Streetsboro Police Department and has been a Crisis Negotiator with the Summit Portage Metro Swat team since 2001. Due to a man-power shortage, she spent several months in Dispatch at the start of her career before returning to road patrol. During her time with Metro Swat she has been involved in numerous critical incidents, including barricaded and suicidal subjects as well as hostage situations. Lt. Wain's time in dispatch has given her an understanding of the importance of Communications Officers and what they do.

Columbus Division of Police SWAT

Street leadership - Response to a Critical Incident (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Street leadership - Response to a Critical Incident (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: This course will extensively address the response to critical incidents such as hostage barricade situations, armed barricaded suspects, active killers, at the patrol level. Course material will assist patrol supervisors and officers in effectively, efficiently, and safely responding to high risk incidents prior to the arrival of a SRT or a SWAT team. Some topics which will be addressed are legal considerations, the establishment of effective containment, arrest teams, emergency entry teams, streamlined ICS, effective use of CIT officers and patrol rifle operators, deployment of less lethal assets and the efficient transition of command and control once special operations units arrive.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Lt. Paul Ohl

Lieutenant Paul Ohl has been a law enforcement officer for 30 years, the last 28 with the Columbus Division of Police. He has been the SWAT Commander since 2012 and has commanded approximately 300 barricade situations and 400 high-risk search warrant services. Lieutenant Ohl has 18 years of experience serving in the Patrol Bureau as a lieutenant, sergeant and officer, with barricade response experience at all levels.

Peer Support for SWAT / Patrol Officers (4 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Peer Support for SWAT / Patrol Officers (4 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: 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 peer support is vital for the emotional survival of those involved in such incidents. This class provides information to everyone from a street officer to a tactical team supervisor in dealing with stress, officer suicide, and officer involved shootings and in the line of duty traumatic incidents and deaths. The time to think about this isn’t after an incident an agency must be prepared and have the mindset of “when not if” it happens here!
Learning Objectives:
-Understand what is a critical incident and the cause for cumulative stress
-What do to prior to, following & long term after an incident
-Know what to do if involved in a critical incident and where to turn
-Identify those involved in a potential crisis
-Understanding the characteristics of PTSS
-Police Suicides & prevention tips
-From a tactical team standpoint after incident “Now what?”
-What Columbus SWAT experienced after their loss of a tactical team member
-Know what is available in resources

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Chef Jim Gilbert

Chief 2 18 14 2 4x6I have instructed at OPOTA, The BSSA as stated earlier, Here in Franklin County for the FOP and at the OSU John Glenn School of Public Affairs College/Public Safety Leadership Academy at OSP. My class has been very well received and I think it would be a great class for the OTOA Conference due to the fact that so many agencies around the state do not have anything in place to take care of an officer who is involved in a critical incident. The main goal of this class is to get officers/supervisors to be thinking about not the “IF BUT WHEN” it happens. To many agencies and leadership at those agencies drop the ball on protecting the officer and his/her family after an incident. I talk about them becoming a “casualty of the agency not the incident” and speak about what can be done to prevent these casualties from happening. Obviously there is a lot more to the class then just that…. I present/speak from a very different perspective then most due to myself being involved in an officer involved shooting from October 10, 2000 in which I shot and killed a suspect who had disarmed a fellow officer (Then at Cols PD.) I became very involved in the Columbus Division of Police Officer Support Team after that incident and became a member of the Ohio FOP Mid-Ohio Critical Incident Stress Management Team. I also was the FOP President for 6 years here in Central Ohio and responded/handled over 230 critical incidents, 6 line of duty deaths, 4 officer suicides during my tenure. Now as a Chief Deputy with over 225 assigned deputies under my command I have greater responsibilities that entail being an administrator who doesn’t forget where he comes from by leading from the front.

Patrol Officer Close Quarter Battle Tactics (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Officer Close Quarter Battle Tactics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Campy Perry Shoothouse

Class Description: This is a live fire Single Patrol Officer Close Quarters Battle Tactics and Techniques Course. There will be instruction on methodology consistent with the High-Threat Behavioral Based System. The course will be conducted in a live fire shoot house. The course will consist of a Dry-Practice morning session followed by live micro drills and live fire scenarios.

Student Equipment Needs: Pistol W/3 magazines. Duty Gear. Eye/Ear Protection, body armor Water/Lunch, and 100 training rounds pistol.

Instructor: Phil Chaney

Phil is a retired Marine Chief Warrant Officer 3 and decorated combat veteran with over 25 years of specialized training and instruction. Phil brings a unique blend of both combat experience and formal special skills instructor qualifications.
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, Close Quarters Battle and Close Combat. He was later hand selected to be Chief Instructor for the Close Quarters Battle section, MCSF, responsible for training all Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Teams (FAST) in CQB and created the course curriculum for the Advanced Urban Combat course.

Phil’s operational experience includes several combat deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. Phil’s commendations include: Bronze Star w/ “Valor” device (OEF), Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal w/ “Valor” device (OIF), Meritorious Service Medal (OIF), Navy /Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

Phil is currently The Chief Training Instructor for the Ohio Tactical Officers Association (OTOA), and serves as a State Certified Defensive Tactics, Firearms and SWAT Instructor. In addition, Phil is an adjunct instructor for Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) for Basic SWAT and Advanced SWAT courses for the State.
Phil has been instrumental in the development and instruction of the new State Basic and Advanced SWAT Schools as well as the Single Officer Response to Active Threats (SORAT) curriculum development.
Phil has attended numerous specialty schools, only a few of which are listed here:
• Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Instructor Course
• Special Operations Training Group Close Quarters Battle course
• MCSF Close Quarters Battle course - Honor graduate
• Special Forces Close Quarters Combat Course (SFARTAETC)
• Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Firearms Instructor Course
• Advanced Urban Combat Instructor (MCSF)

Armored Vehicle Rescue Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Armored Vehicle Rescue Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky Police Range

Class Description: This course will teach considerations, methods and TTPs for using an armored vehicle to conduct rescue operations. Live fire exercises will be utilized to both teach and validate TTPs.

Student Equipment Needs: Basic SWAT Kit, 200 rounds of carbine and 100 rounds of pistol ammunition, as well as eye and ear protection.

Instructor: John Ray

John Ray has been a SWAT Assaulter and Sniper for LAPD Metro Division, D Platoon for over 8 years. His prior assignments include Patrol, Firearms Instructor and Narcotics.

Thursday Conference Courses - 8 Hours

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

AMTEC (ALS) Noise Flash Diversionary Devices Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Combat Pistol for K9 (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

CTS Flash Bang Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Defense Technology Distraction Device Munitions Instructor (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Dynamics of Officer/Citizen Encounters (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Glock Armorer (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Heroin/Fentanyl Investigators Workshop (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

High Risk Room Entry (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Narcotics Team Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) Review (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Patrol Officer Close Quarter Battle Tactics (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Performance Pistol (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Plain Clothes Law Enforcement Counter Terrorism Response (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Ronin Close Quarters Defense – Blade (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Street leadership - Response to a Critical Incident (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

The Death of Defensive Tactics: How to Stop Relying on What's Killing Us (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Urban Sniper Workshop (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Women's Patrol Rifle Concepts 1 (8 Hours) June 7, 2018

Friday Conference Courses - 4 Hours

Peer Support for SWAT / Patrol Officers (4 Hours) June 8, 2018

SWAT Negotiation and Crisis Intervention (4 Hours) June 8, 2018

Friday Conference Courses - 8 Hours

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Active Killer Interdiction (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Advanced Sniper Techniques and Efficiency Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Advanced Systematic Vehicle Control (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

AMTEC (ALS) Chemical Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Armored Vehicle Rescue Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

ASP Tactical Flashlight Instructor (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Ballistic Shield User (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Breaking Down Silos: A New Look at Scenario Based Training (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Critical Incident Debriefs for Officer Involved Shootings (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

CTS Chemical Munitions Certification Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Defense Technology Chemical Agent Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Force on Force Advanced Tactics (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Gun Fighting from Concealment - Pistol (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Hostage Rescue Overview (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Intermediate Distance Carbine Deployment (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Introduction to Explosive Breaching (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Introduction to Law Enforcement Tracking (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

K9 Transitional Zones of Training Course (8 Hours) June 9, 2018

Law Enforcement Protective Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Narcotics Team Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Performance Gunfighting One Day Mod (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Performance Pistol (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Ronin Close Quarters Defense – Blade (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

SABRE OC Instructor Certification Course (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

SERE (Survival, Escape, Resistance, and Evasion) Tactics for UC and Plainclothes Officers (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Tactical Rappelling and Contingency Egress (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Triage and Treatment for the First Responder (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

Women's Off Duty Carry (8 Hours) June 8, 2018

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