Upcoming 2019 Conference Courses

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Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer (8 Hours) June 3, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer (8 Hours)
Class Date: Monday, June 3, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: The course covers the Precision Sniper Rifle systems of the Remington 700 series, Savage 10/110 series, and Winchester/FN 70 series type rifles. All students will have the opportunity to inspect their rifles and make any corrections in class to ensure their rifle is in top working order. This is a hands on class that will cover action disassembly & repair, proper torque of the action, extraction and ejection, maintenance, truing/lapping scope rings to maximize the performance of the rifle and optic, inspection of the pillar and bedding, and more. Course Highlights: * History of the Weapon System * Cycles of Function * Armorer Disassembly & Assembly * Identification of Common Problems and Parts * Nomenclature * Identification of Group Components * Stocks, Pillars and Bedding Inspections (Traditional, Synthetic, and SOPMOD) * Cleaning and Maintenance * Barrel Inspection * Ballistic Issues * Crown Repair * Parts Interchangeability & custom fitting * Headspace * Firing Pin Protrusion * Trigger Cleaning, and Replacement * Chamber Inspection * Accessories and Customizing * Tool Options and Selection * Scope Base Mounting * Scope Ring Truing & Lapping

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 3, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

2019 OTOA Conference General Session (8 Hours)
Class Date: Monday, June 3, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: The 2019 General Session kicks off the 2019 OTOA Training Conference with a day full of guest speakers and critical incident debriefings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructors include:

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Basic Aid for Responder K9's (B.A.R.K.) (4 Hours) June 4, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Basic Aid for Responder K9's (B.A.R.K.) (4 Hours)
Class Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: Kalahari - Acacia

Class Description: Tri-Med Tactical and K9 Karma's B.A.R.K. program is a first aid course that is specifically designed with the emergency responder canine's health and survivability in mind. This course is designed to prepare the canine handler or medical provider with easy to follow and easy to remember set of steps to employ life saving interventions during point of wounding care. Topics such as identification and treatment of massive bleeding, airway management, torso, abdominal, and skeletal trauma will be discussed as well as other life saving interventions. Through a combination of hands-on training, lectures, and discussions, participants will gain the crucial skills needed to potentially save their canine's life.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Athena Haus

Athena is a 25 year veteran of the Fire Service and USAR system. She has been involved with FEMA USAR since 1993 serving as a Technical Search Specialist, Search Team Manager, Canine Coordinator, Instructor, Canine Evaluator, and Canine Search Specialist. Athena also serves as a tactical medic for her local SWAT team.

OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Track (24 Hours) June 3, June 4, AND June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Track (24 Hours)
Class Date: Monday June 3, AND Tuesday June 4, AND Wednesday June 5, 2019
Class Time: Monday 0800-1600, Tuesday 0800-1200, and Wednesday 0800-1600

Class Location: 
Day 1 – Kalahari for the General Session
Day 2 – Kalahari – Cypress
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 Woodlands School (8 hrs).

Student Equipment Needs: Students MUST 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 and Nadi Graham

Vendor Exhibition with over 20 Break - Out Training Courses (8 Hours) June 4, 2019

Start time:09:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Vendor Exhibition with over 20 Break - Out Training Courses
Class Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Class Time: 0900-1700

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: An event you won't want to miss. With 200+ different vendor companies, hundreds of door prizes and over 20 Break-Out training classes, the 2019 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 2019 OTOA Training Conference and admission to each of the training sessions are limited to 40 students per session. Each training session is a maximum 60 minutes, and run several times during the day. These will be located in the Executive Center Rooms at Kalahari

No reservation needed - First Come - First Served

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Class Location: Kalahari - Ebony and NASA

Class Description: This course uses very little classroom and several field activities to emphasize the use and importance of visual tracking in law enforcement and the necessary tactical skills to enhance its effectiveness. Whether the student is assigned to a tactical team or a patrol function, this course emphasizes the “come as you are” approach to locating a suspect’s track while also demonstrating the use of tactics for officer safety during the following of the track. This course is not designed to change a department protocol or imply that visual tracking is THE way. It IS designed to provide students with another method of reading and understanding their surroundings while gathering the necessary resources needed for a successful outcome.

Student Equipment Needs: pens/paper/ and any gear that a student would like to take on a rural manhunt (such as rifles, hard body armor, binoculars, etc.)

Instructor: Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar is a 20 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.

Active Killer Interdiction: Terrorism Targets Police (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Active Killer Interdiction: Terrorism Targets Police (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Guava

Class Description: This course will address the most recent paradigm shift in active officer response to active shooter/killer incidents affecting the law enforcement and civilian communities throughout the world. Recent events involving attacks by active shooters/killers as well as mass killing events nationally will also be discussed. Police Officers will take part in a classroom lecture to include case study review on current and trending motives and tactics being utilized by the active shooter/killer as well as training and tactics being utilized by responding police officers to active killer incidents.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Frankie Sepulveda

NYPD Detective, HIDTA Instructor International Police/Military Instructor, OTOA & NYTOA Instructor, 88Tactical Instructor, FLETC Instructor, and Tactical Team Leader.

Combat Pistol Skills Course for K9 Handlers, Patrol Officers, Swat Officers and Critical Incident Detectives (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Combat Pistol Skills Course for K9 Handlers, Patrol Officers, Swat Officers and Critical Incident Detectives (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky County Sportsman Club - 50 Meter Range

Class Description: NO DOGS WILL BE WORKED This course was specifically designed for K9 Handlers, Patrol Officers, Swat Officers and Detectives who may work with their departments K9 Team in a patrol or tactical setting. Students attending this course can expect to improve their skill set for close quarters high threat situations. This course also focuses on increasing the knowledge for Detectives who investigate officer involved shootings and critical incidents. Understanding how, why and what pistol tactics change during K9 Deployments is important so as not to delay lethal force response if required. Detectives who investigate officer involved shootings need to understand how factors can change because of a K9 Deployment. Some of these include; Target Zones, Shot Placement, Lethal Response, K9 Handlers Responsibilities etc.

Student Equipment Needs: Duty Gear, Water, Standard K9 Training Equipment, Ear & Eye, 500 rounds of ammo for duty pistol, and clothing for the weather.

Instructor: Mike Pennington

I’m Mike Pennington, C.E.O. and founder of Storm Dog K9 Training L.L.C., a disabled Law Enforcement owned company located in Sunbury, Ohio. Storm Dog Tactical is a division of Storm Dog K9 Training L.L.C. specifically dedicated to Police, Military and Tactical K9 Operations. We are a full service K9 Company offering everything from Basic Single and Dual-Purpose Police Dog training to Advanced Tactical K9 Operations for Swat and Military units. Storm Dog Tactical has developed new and innovative techniques that make working a dog more efficient with low levels of conflict under stress. This increases mission safety and improves your deployment to apprehension ratio. The real-world experience of our trainers in both Law Enforcement and Military Operations is where we discovered the importance of training each K9 mentally to perform its task under stress, without conflict.

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: 8 hour block of Instruction utilizing Carbine. Overall focus is shooting both strong and support side carbine in a variety of standard and non-standard firing positions. We dont have a weak side , only a support side, Training will focus on shooting behind positions of cover and vehicles. Positions will focus on shooting Strong and Support side. Training will cover a blocks of instruction and be supported by a Drill following the instruction. 50 percent of this class will be shot on your support side.

Student Equipment Needs: Carbine, 4 mags, 750rds, as well as 200 rounds of pistol ammunition for your required duty/personal pistol, eye and ear pro, body armor, gloves, battle belt or duty belt. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Dan Brokos

Dan 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, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

AMTEC (ALS) Specialty Impact Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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: Bill Gazza

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

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:8:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 309

Class Description: Cell phones and other devices are being considered more frequently for cases. Investigators depend on digital forensics practitioners to provided them with forensic reports for review. Reports are then reviewed by investigators with little to no training in how to interpret this evidence. If this landscape is true for you, this is your class! In this class, we will discuss everything the non-technical investigator needs to know to do his job. From understanding the different types of extractions (not all are created equal) to learning how to find evidence beyond the very basic (pictures, texts, and internet history). As well, we will discuss how to tell if you need to search the cloud for evidence before ever laying eyes on a device report.

Student Equipment Needs:
Note taking materials.

Instructor: Rich Johnson

Richard Johnson has been in law enforcement for 18 years and has been practicing digital forensics with Westlake, Ohio Police Department for the past 7 years. He's performed work on cases for over 50 police agencies in Ohio at the local, state, and federal level. Richard has testified as an expert witness in cases of all shapes and sizes, including rape, burglary, RICO, and homicide. Richard is also an adjunct-instructor with the Lorain County Community College where he teaches digital forensics to law enforcement investigators.

Subject Removal in High Liability Environments (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Subject Removal in High Liability Environments (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Criminal Justice 504b

Class Description: Modeled off of our industry standard-setting course for the Airlines Industry, this class will teach officers how to manage and remove Subjects in high-liability, emotionally charged environments, where perceptions can count almost as much as outcomes. Examples include but are not limited to: Middle and High Schools, College Campuses, Hospitals, Buses and Trains, or during Organized Demonstrations.

Student Equipment Needs: Please wear comfortable clothing which allows you to move freely.

Instructor: Eric Kohtz

Eric 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.

ASP Basic Principles of Defensive Tactics (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

ASP Basic Principles of Defensive Tactics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Edison Milan Elementary School

Class Description: This course will review basic baton tactics, handcuffing, and transitioning between tools including an ASP flashlight. Course will include drills involving baton strikes, handcuffing, and use of flashlight requiring physical movement through line drills, wheel drills, post drills. 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. This ASP course will act as a refresher for those that have been through an ASP Instructor Course and will provide basic information and a peek into a full 3-day integrated ASP Instructor Course for those that have not. The course is designed to equip participants in practical field usage and general tactics. 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. Equipment belt. Shoes for training/running. Plenty of water. ASP products will be available for attendees to use during the course.

Instructor: Jared Williams - ASP Instructor Cadre

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Rosewood

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: Erik Lofland

Erik Lofland is a sergeant for the Ohio State Highway Patrol Special Response Team. He has fifteen years on the Division and thirteen years on the Special Response Team. Sergeant Lofland is the team leader for Red Squad and the explosive breacher team.

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Crown Palm

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 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Cypress

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

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.

CTS Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

CTS Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Defense Technology Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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: David Standen

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

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend School

Class Description: This course teaches SWAT/Patrol Officers in the tactical deployment of the Ballistic Shield in response to Active Shooter, Hostage Rescue and High Risk Warrants. The Ballistic Shield can be a very effective tool for SWAT/Patrol in rapid evolving critical incidents. Many L.E. agencies fail to understand the tactics and strategies involved in using the Ballistic Shield as an offensive tool. The myths of using a ballistic shield only for deliberate/controlled movements will be dismissed. The training scenarios will focus on actual events that could have avoided serious injury or death to SWAT/Patrol Officers if a Ballistic Shield had been deployed dynamically.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, Ballistic Shield and back-up, Sims Pistol, and Rifle (support side pistol optional). 50 pistol sims rounds and 25 sims rifle rounds. Duty belt, tactical vest with all issued gear or patrol body armor, flashlight. Participants should come prepared to train in all weather conditions and should bring a hydration system or water bottle. Wrap around eye protection, ear protection. Participants should wear clothing suitable for training, but similar to garments worn while working.*Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Anargyros Kereakes

Sgt Anargyros “AK” Kereakes began his law enforcement in 1990 with the Chicago Housing Authority Police Department and later joined the Chicago Police Department in 1994. For nine years, Sgt Anargyros “AK” Kereakes served as a full-time member of the Chicago Police Department’s SWAT Team and has held positions to include Entry, Team Leader, Training Coordinator, Paramedic and Assistant SWAT Commander. Past assignments included, working on tactical teams that focused on drugs, weapons, and gang suppression in Chicago’s public housing. Sgt Kereakes took a seven year leave of absence from CPD and worked for DynCorp International Worldwide Protection Services under programs administered by the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. He served in high threat diplomatic protection roles in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, and Israel, as well as a team leader for a war crimes investigative unit in Kosovo. Furthermore, AK has an extensive instructor background and is currently an Adjacent Training Instructor for Safariland Training Group (Sandy Wall), Evergreen Mountain (Rob Trivino) and Fulcrum Tactical Training, (Steve Claggett). AK currently serves as a Chicago Police Patrol Sergeant in the 019th District.

Fatal Choices: What We Know About Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Fatal Choices: What We Know About Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Wisteria

Class Description: Fatal Choices: Understanding VCAs and Victim Selection In this fast-moving and interactive lecture participants will be led through contemporary theories and current, curated data on the process by which violent criminal actors select their targets for violent aggression. Particular attention will be paid to the internal mechanisms in play within the criminal psychology, the universe of signifiers around "good guy" behavior, demeanor, and attributes which may actually make selection for attack more likely, as well as considerations for responsible armed citizens to mitigate this risk. Previous iterations of this material have been presented to law-enforcement agencies and private citizen groups across the US as well as international LE educational events. Violent Acts & Actors: A Conceptual and Practical Overview Many instructors present material on surviving physical attack, some address the aftermath of that defensive violence, however the preparation for being placed at risk or even physically attacked is given limited attention at best. This “pre-kinetic phase” is, in contrast, the entire focus of this course. In this wide-ranging and fast-moving program, attendees will be introduced to current understanding of the scope and scale of criminal violence, typologies of such violence, and an in-depth tracing of the developmental path of those who inflict such violence on others. Significant attention will be paid to translation from academic concepts and theories to actionable material with relevance at the street level. Attendees may hope to leave with a far greater understanding of the origins of and motivation for the seemingly senseless violence that wreaks havoc on so many communities, as well as greater insight into steps necessary to maximize their capacity for self-protection.

Student Equipment Note taking materials.

Instructor: William Aprill

William Aprill is a career mental health professional with over 20 years’ experience across the continuum of clinical care. He presently maintains a private practice and consultancy specializing in post-traumatic interventions and other disciplines. William is a former deputy sheriff (Orleans Parish, LA, Criminal Sheriff’s Office) and Special Deputy US Marshal (Eastern District of Louisiana). He is a decorated competitive shooter and has taught civilian, law enforcement, and military personnel in various fighting skills since 1990. He maintains an active schedule both as student and teacher, having been instructor-rated by several top-tier trainers and studying under many of the most influential members of the combative arts community. Through his company Aprill Risk Consulting, William has presented his material on violent criminals and their decision-making, defensive incident aftermath, mindset development and defensive preparedness nationally, including at the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association, the Annual Conference of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the Annual Conference of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI), Rangemaster Tactical Conference, The Field & Tactical Medicine Conference, A Girl & A Gun Annual Conference, Tactical Response Alumni Weekend, and the Louisiana Homicide Investigators Association. He is a co-founder and the Training Director of Paul-E-Palooza, the memorial conference and fundraiser for the family of the late trainer Paul Gomez. He has conducted collaborative presentations across the country with Craig Douglas/Shivworks, Modern Defensive Training Systems, Immediate Action Combatives, Point-Driven Training, Sharp Defense, Lethal Force Institute, Rangemaster, Active Response Training, Tactical Response, Safety Solutions Academy, Defense Training International, Armed Dynamics, and others.

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Indigo Bay

Class Description: Traumatic and critical incidents are a part of life, especially for tactical teams. These courses address recognizing when our personnel may be in crisis, techniques for helping them and their families. After the Call begins the conversations about the logistic and emotional after effects of the death of a co-worker. Not a policy course, but begin the discussions and have a plan in place. We lose two and a half times the number of public safety personnel to suicide that we do line of duty. This course is to help recognize when someone could be in crisis and how to reach out to offer help. It also discusses helping the survivors in the aftermath of a suicide. Family and Friends are encouraged to attend.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials

Instructor: Steven Click

Steven M. Click recently retired as a lieutenant assigned to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Office of Personnel / Ohio ASSIST program. Steve has been involved in peer support with the Patrol’s Member’s Assistance Team (MAT) since its inception in 2002. He previously served as the Operational Commander. Prior to retirement, he oversaw all aspects of the MAT including policies, activations and training. He has been active in peer support since being CISM trained in 1993. He was deployed to New York City twice after the 9/11 attacks and worked with the NYPD peer support program, POPPA. Steve is trained in both group and individual peer support by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He oversees the Post Critical Incident Seminars for Ohio. He has been utilized as a peer in South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Georgia, for their PCIS / STLS programs. He serves as the Crisis Awareness Training, and other critical incident training program instructor for Ohio ASSIST, having provided training to a number of Ohio agencies including the Highway Patrol. He currently serves as the First Responder Liaison to the Trauma Informed Care program for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He also continues to oversee the Ohio ASSIST program. Steve retired with 36 years of service with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and served in a number of assignments including Commander of Cadet Training, the Patrol’s Motorcycle Unit, the Ohio Statehouse Detail as well as several field supervisory positions. He and his wife Lori live in Grove City, Ohio.

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 2

Class Description: Agencies rarely provide any concealment work to educate on the off duty or Detective / Undercover techniques and safe techniques to present or return the handgun to the holster, not to mention fighting from concealment. This class is going to cover the dynamics of carrying and deploying a concealed handgun as a daily responsibility. This will focus on the concealment, deployment and use of a handgun as a primary weapon while conducting Police Operations in a plain clothes assignment as well as off duty carry. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster. All methods of concealment (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt, off the body carry) will be addressed.

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? • 500 rounds of factory ammunition • Cleaning kit / lubrication •** Holsters MUST be capable of holstering without use of the support hand. Old leather pancake style or inside the waistband holsters that do not retain their opening when the handgun is removed are NOT permitted. ** Shoulder rigs ARE NOT permitted ** ** SERPA holsters ARE NOT permitted** Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Matt Jacques

Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, Detective within the Special Problem Unit as an undercover Detective as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U. S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C. U.S. Marshal’s Office. Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and later was selected and served as a Sniper team member. After his retirement, Matt was hired as the Senior Manager of Assault Weapons for FNH USA. He managed the FN SPR Precision Rifle program; FN Belt fed Weapons section and the SOCOM SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and New Equipment Training (NET) for SOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons. Matt left FNH USA in 2006 and returned to training Law Enforcement, this time for the Federal Government for the US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit. Matt started Victory First in 2012, and the interest and requests for his services allowed him to leave the Federal Government after 8 years, leaving as the Chief of Operations for the Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit.

Close Quarter Combat Clearance Techniques (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Close Quarter Combat Clearance Techniques (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, AND Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend School

Class Description: This two day course will cover the basics of close quarter clearance. Dependent upon student participation and knowledge base, we will cover more advanced techniques as we move through the day. Whether you are a 25 year veteran, first year on the SWAT team or an officer looking to build up their personal skills this class is for you. You will be challenged with decision making and proper techniques to effectively move through halls, clear all types of rooms and move safely and efficiently. This course will also include Simunitions training. This is to test the operators skills pushing them past shoot don’t shoot targets, ultimately engaging with force on force.

Student Equipment Needs: vests/ body armor (do not need to have the plates), No weapons, they will be provided. BDU's, eye protection, gloves (if wanted), Please bring clothing that you don't mind getting shot in with Simunition marking rounds. You don't need to be wearing it. Just have it available for the class. *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Ray Debolt

Sgt. Ray DeBolt I have been with the Sheriff's Office SWAT team for 10 years. I started at the deputy level moving my way from operator, assistant team leader, team leader, and now currently the training Sgt. for the SWAT team. Our team has had the opportunity to be trained by the best in the world and we look forward to sharing that with other operators.

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones in Law Enforcement and Tactical Functions (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones in Law Enforcement and Tactical Functions (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Building H

Class Description: Instructors will cover best practices for the use of UAS (drones) for law enforcement and tactical operations. Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of using drones for operations as well as determining which type of drone best fits the type of operations they intend to use drones for. Students will also be given the opportunity to fly different drone platforms with different camera payloads. Instructors are all FAA Part 107 licensed drone pilots and active members of an LE drone team having comprehensive experiences at flying these various missions in different settings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material and flash drives.

Instructor: Lt. Christopher Leonard

Lt. Christopher Leonard is with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and was instrumental in starting Franklin County's UAS program by working with Franklin County Homeland Security in securing funding for the purchase of the first UAS to be put in service by Franklin County. Since the inception, the UAS Team has flown missions throughout Franklin County and across the state, assisted in training other LEO's for UAS operations, and assisted other agencies in starting a UAS program.

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - 709

Class Description: Students will begin with an understanding of HTMBPR. After a comprehensive understanding of human physiology and psychology as it relates to HTMBPR, the students learn about such concepts as; advanced critical thinking, the decision making algorithm and the six layers of human behavior.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Jay Seese and Lynn Westover

Jay 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.
In 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.

Using IP Camera Technology in Tactical Campaigns and Large Scale Events (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Using IP Camera Technology in Tactical Campaigns and Large Scale Events (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - 601

Class Description: This course will provide students an overview of available video technologies which may be utilized during extended tactical campaigns and protecting large-scale events. Students will learn about the significance of setting up local computer networks and managing cameras and video recording systems on such networks. Students will engage in lab exercises utilizing common IP network cameras, network switches, and wireless technologies to transmit, view, and record areas of concern in the tactical theater. The importance of deploying an appropriate video management system to detect motion, monitor low-light areas, and preserve video evidence will be stressed. Students should possess moderate computer knowledge to attend this course.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Jack Hall

Jack Hall is a 28 year law enforcement veteran with experience in multiple disciplines - including technology crimes and forensic technology utilization. Hall is the co-owner of LEOTTA - Law Enforcement Officer Technology Training Associates - which has trained law enforcement across the United States, Canada, and Australia in various technology applications. Hall has specialized knowledge in IP camera technologies and utilization of video management systems for prevention, detection, and retention of criminal activity.

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Sagewood

Class Description: This course is designed to help local law enforcement better understand drug trafficking organizations structure, operations, and protocols.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Dr. Patrick Linnenbank

Dr. Patrick Linnenbank is the CEO of Seraph Latin America. He is a medical doctor, certified ethical hacker, certified master in anti terrorism studies (CMAS), as well as a board member on numerous security and medical boards.

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - 50 Meter Range

Class Description: The Intro to Behavior Based Combative Handgun trains students to make intuitive, recognition-based responses and respond appropriately and effectively working with nature instead of against it. Behavior based responses are more easily learned, more easily retained, and more often resorted to in highly stressful encounters. Students will learn how to recognize threats early, control the situation and their stress level through superior tactics, and if necessary apply handgun skills within a broad spectrum of precision from point shooting to sighted fire. Students will learn: • The Sympathetic Nervous System and the Survival Behavior System (SBS) • The “Three Brains” and how we think and act under threat • Combative Marksmanship: why survival and decision come before speed and precision

Student Equipment Needs: Full duty belt / tactical load out. Semiautomatic handgun with 3 magazines, 450 rounds. Appropriate range clothing. Eyes and hearing protection. Note book and pen. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Trevor Thrasher

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.

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain PD Training Building

Class Description: Since 1948 Israel has been forced to defend its citizens from acts of terrorism. Many hard lessons have been learned, and combat methodologies developed. These skills are now taught to American law- enforcement agencies who have to respond and address similar threats. This course curriculum includes lessons taught today to special operations units in the IDF, as well as various SWAT teams n the United States and Europe. This is a One-Day version of the complete Three day class and includes: Small team movement and tactics, Room entries and clearing, and Active killer response. The instructors are all graduates of combat units in the Israeli Defense Forces with vast operational experience.

Student Equipment Needs: Officers will need duty gear and any additional gear they would have with them while responding to an active killer situation. Additionally, officers will need to bring the appropriates sim guns (pistol and rifle if available),150 rounds of Simuniton for weapon systems and appropriate safety equipment.*Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: BK Blankchtein

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

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

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.

Pepperball Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pepperball Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Clubhouse

Class Description: PepperBall Instructor – Including new Variable Kinetic System (VKS) Launcher and new Shaped Projectiles for enhanced accuracy at greater distances (8 Hours). This is typically a TWO-DAY Class CONDENSED TO ONE DAY SPECIFICALLY FOR OTOA. PepperBall products can help reduce officer and suspect injuries, save lives, decrease the risk of litigation, and improve public perception of law enforcement agencies. The PepperBall System is an affordable, non-lethal tool designed for patrol, corrections, and tactical officers in a wide variety of situations. The PepperBall Instructor Certification course involves intensive training in the use of the nonlethal PepperBall System, including operation, safety, maintenance, and deployment. This course certifies attendees as PepperBall Instructors for their individual agency, allowing the attendee to design a course in the safe and effective use of the PepperBall System. THIS COURSE WILL INTRODUCE AND CERTIFY THE ATTENDEES ON THE NEW VARIABLE KINETIC SYSTEM (VKS) LAUNCHER AND NEW SHAPED PROJECTILES. The new system has proven to increase range, accuracy and energy at the point of impact, while allowing the operator two load two types of projectiles in to the launcher at the same time.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material (PepperBall will provide all weapons and ammo).

Instructor: Michael Forrest

Michael Forrest is a military veteran who is currently the Lieutenant for the Golf Manor Police Department where he has served for over ten years. He oversees the Operations, Investigations and Training for his department. In addition, Michael has been instructing law enforcement and military, both in the United States and internationally, for over five years. By developing curriculum based upon Reality Based Scenario Training Principles, Michael incorporates real world issues faced by today's peace keepers, with the tools and equipment available to them and focuses on tactics which stress officer safety and seek to reduce their exposure to liability and litigation. During this time, he has garnered a reputation for his tireless dedication to the training of law enforcement and military personnel and is frequently requested by name for advanced training.

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC) - Vehicle Bay

Class Description: The Presscheck Consulting No Fail Pistol course is designed to equip patrol and tactical officers with the skills to make high risk / high reward pistol shots in critical situations. This 8 hour course stresses the importance of being able to place accurate hits on small, moving, and limited exposure critical areas of the human body to instantly cease all motor function or cause rapid unconsciousness usually resulting in death. Training Objectives •General refresher on the basic fundamentals of gun handling and marksmanship (BY EXCEPTION. Come to this course knowing how to shoot. This is an intermediate to advanced level shooting course) •Zero/confirm zero on all optics and lasers (and iron sights if needed) •Provide students/officers a chance to have their shooting techniques observed by the trainer in order to provide that student/officer with individual feedback on ways to improve performance in accuracy and speed •Engagement of low percentage targets (small strike area often obscured with a hostage or other no-shoot area) •Shooting multiple targets(if class progression allows) •Shooting on the move (if class progression allows) •Competitive shooting drills around your peers to build esprit de corps and create self-induced stress to perform •The student will understand the importance of critical hits and the consequences of a miss, and will be able to diagnose if they are capable of achieving hits at any given moment based upon pre-shot diagnostics of their sights in real time. •This course will enable the student to continue to develop and maintain these skills through the use of clear, repeatable standards. •The student should leave the course with a firm understanding of their personal capability to make low percentage “No-Fail” shots.

Student Equipment Needs: Gun, 400 rounds of ammunition (minimum 50 duty loads), Holster, 2 mag pouch (2nd double pouch optional), 3 magazines (minimum 5 preferred), Hearing protection (active hearing preferred), Eye Protection- students MUST shoot with 20/20 or better corrected vision. Contacts or ballistic protective prescription glasses are mandatory, 1 Black Sharpie marker (one will be provided by exception if you don't bring one), cargo pants or dump pouch to hold spare mags and ammo. Students will be expected to load on the firing line., sun screen, hydration/cooler, snacks (there will be catered lunch for sale, but lunch breaks will be minimal due to compressed timeline of the course), rain gear(optional). Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Chuck Pressburg

SGM(R) Pressburg retired from the Army on 1 Jan 2017 after over 26 years of active service, mostly in Special Operations and Special Missions Units. After Infantry and Airborne Training in 1990, Chuck completed the Ranger Indoctrination Program and was assigned to the 1st Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment. Chuck’s various assignments included: 10 years in the 75th Ranger Regt including platoon sergeant of a 65 man strike force deployed to Afghanistan twice in 2001/2002. Platoon highly decorated during the battle of Takur Ghar (Robert’s Ridge) for recovery of 2 missing US Servicemen. 24 Months rifle and sniper squad leader 82nd Airborne Division. 2 years Asymmetric Warfare Group(AWG) (Founding member, 1st Active Army unit member deployed to combat, Selection class #1, Operational Training Course (OTC) Class #1) Spending over 20 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom, conducting Small Kill Team (SKT) operations and Direct Action raids in support of conventional and Special Operations Forces. 12 years, HQ USASOC performing various tasks as required including a two-year assignment to the G8 section where Chuck performed Science and Technology R&D.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - 100 Meter Range

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 each of 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.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye and Ear Pro, Handgun, Holster, Magazine Pouch, at least 3 magazines, 300 rounds training ammunition, Ball Cap, Bug Spray, Sun Screen, water and an open mind. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Russ Lyons

Russ Lyons is a Cleveland Police Officer with over twenty years of experience. Russ was previously assigned to the Ordnance Unit as a lead firearms trainer for ten years and 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 the basic training of over eight hundred recruits and the development of the yearly in-service firearms training curriculum for the fifteen hundred officer department. Russ is currently assigned to the Cleveland Division of Police S.W.A.T. Unit where he serves as an operator, firearms trainer and scoped rifle operator. Russ is an OPOTA certified instructor for: Semi-Auto Pistol, Shotgun, AR-15, Revolver, and Scoped Rifle. Russ is also an adjunct instructor for Center Mass Inc. and the Ohio Tactical Officer’s Association Red Team.

Profile of an Active Shooter (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Profile of an Active Shooter (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 308

Class Description: School shooters have and always will be a concern for everyone. This course implements Lt. Dan Marcou’s Five Phases of the Active Shooter and shows how the shooters of Virginia Tech and Columbine all went through each phase giving us valuable insight into the minds of these killers and what to look for in future active shooters. This course is designed to give law enforcement, prosecutors, dispatchers, school teachers and school administrators an idea of the thoughts and actions of active shooters before they commit their crimes.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: James Burke

James Burke is the Director of Advanced Training for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy ("OPOTA") which is under the purview of the Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine. As the director my responsibilities are to supervise the advanced training sections of OPOTA in both London and Richfield campuses. OPOTA develops advanced law enforcement trainings on topics relevant to Ohio law enforcement. These trainings are provided to law enforcement professionals throughout the State of Ohio both by in-person seminars and trainings as well as on-line. These trainings and curricula are designed to incorporate the most recent developments in applicable federal and state law. These trainings and curricula also are meant to be comprehensive and timely in the topics and method of instruction they present as relevant to the provision of law enforcement services in Ohio. I have served at OPOTA since May of2012. I have an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. I am also currently working on my P.H.D. in Organizational Change Management at Walden University.

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response Sponsored by Vertx (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response Sponsored by Vertx (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range - First Range

Class Description: This course is designed to introduce low visibility options for carrying both firearms and medical equipment that might be necessary to deploy during an active shooter event. School Resource Officers (SRO), Detectives, Narcotics Officers, Plain Clothes officers, and even the off duty officer who carries a firearm and medical equipment would benefit from this course. We will provide recommendations for consideration for both equipment and techniques to carry life saving equipment both on and off body. Vertx will supply loaner bags to the class. This is not a low light class.

Student Equipment Needs: Handgun, eyes, ears, range clothing and 300 rounds of ammunition. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Bryan Hillis

Mr. 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, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US Government officials, foreign government officials, CEO’s, celebrities, professional athletes and Fortune 100/500 companies. Bryan was a guest speaker at the 2017 NBA Security Conference and is considered a preferred security vendor for the NBA. 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 hundreds of 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, breaching 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.

GLOCK Red Dot Pistol Fundamentals (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

GLOCK Red Dot Pistol Fundamentals (8 Hours)
Sponsored by: GLOCK
 Co-Sponsored by: Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 1

Class Description: This course is a one-of-a kind offering where the student will be provided a GLOCK 9mm pistol with a Red Dot Sight and the option of a Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland holster and the new Zero 9 triple magazine pouch to use for the class. The student will be instructed in the benefits of red dots on pistols. Red Dot optics seem clear to most however the learning curve can be steep to take full advantage of the sighting system. This 8 hour course will allow you to not only be proficient with this emerging technology but also help you learn how to get your department behind the benefits of the red dot optic on a pistol.

Attention: The OTOA in partnership with GLOCK, Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland are providing the students with the pistol, red dot optic, choice of holsters and a magazine pouch. The students must bring all other required range equipment AND 9mm ammunition.

Student Equipment Needs: Students are provided with a Glock optic equipped pistol. If a student elects to bring their own pistol, it must be a GLOCK and MUST have a red dot optic installed. No Exceptions, this is a GLOCK sponsored course. The sponsors will provide a Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment or Safariland holster. The new duty style / slim line triple magazine pouch with Tek-Lok mounting attachment method will be provided by Zero 9 Solutions, The student must bring a belt for the magazine pouches and holster, 300 rounds of 9mm ammunition and eye and ear protection. Personal body armor and a billed cap is also mandatory. Hydration and snacks, weather gear (cold/wet) are suggested.

Instructor: Scott Jedenski

Modern Samurai Project, LLC. Scott is widely regarded as an SME in the new but growing field of red dot equipped pistols. This regard has afforded him an opportunity to teach students from NYPD Instructor Cadre, Ohio Tactical Officers Association, Pentagon ERT, Oklahoma Narcotics Division, and many more departments and agencies. Accomplishments include being a Master Class USPSA shooter in Carry Optics. I am the only recipient of Ernest Langdon’s F.A.S.T. coin who did it with a red dot pistol.

Xray Alpha Advanced Rifle and Pistol (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Xray Alpha Advanced Rifle and Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club – Bay 4

Class Description: Training will briefly refresh Rifle/Pistol fundamentals and progress rapidly into tactical shooting utilizing practical shooting standardization and skill isolation techniques. This course will focus on CQB/Intermediate range engagements employed in CT/Active Shooter environments. This course will develop individual officer capabilities providing a foundation for future training development. Xray Alpha Advanced Rifle/Pistol is a custom designed course intended for officers with a well-developed foundation in Rifle/Pistol employment.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle with optic (preferably unmagnified) and sling, pistol, range or duty belt, 2 pistol and 1 rifle magazine pouch minimum, 500 rounds rifle, 500 rounds pistol, box lunch. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Matt Pranka

Matt Pranka has served for 26 years in the US Military, 24 years in various special operation units.

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 722

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

Room Entry - Combat Clearance (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Room Entry - Combat Clearance (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - Shoothouse

Class Description: No previous knowledge on room entries is required. This course is designed to build from the ground up the basics of 2 man room entries where we will utilize the combat clearance technique. This means that the entries and clearance will be slow and deliberate. Taught by former Navy SEAL and will utilize proprietary turning target system for improve cognitive response time to threat / no threat scenarios.

Student Equipment Needs: Duty Gear, 150 live fire ammo for both pistol (MUST BE BALL AMMO) and rifle (MUST BE FRANGIBLE) a well as eyes/ hearing protection. Helmets and Body Armorer is MANDATORY

Instructor: Jared Odgen

Jared Ogden attended the United States Naval Academy, graduated in 2004, and was commissioned as an Ensign. His initial orders were to a Warship in San Diego and from there, he applied for and was accepted into BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition / SEALs), the rigorous Navy SEAL selection program, and graduated BUD/S Class 265. After eight years of Active Duty and four deployments, he left the Naval Service in 2012. His military awards include the Combat Action Ribbon and Bronze Star with "V" for Valor among other numerous Joint awards. He spent the next three years contracting in the defense industry during which time he also represented the Special Operations Community as a cast member on National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Survival Alaska for two seasons. In March of 2015, Jared co-founded Triumph Systems, a company that manufactures innovative targets and target systems.

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 307

Class Description: This course is designed for Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 center fire Duty Pistols. Focus will be on nomenclature, field stripping 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 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Breaching (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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.*Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: John Breen

John 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 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 306 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: Derek Keller

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - Sniper 1

Class Description: This course is a full shooting course that will give the Officer a checklist to complete a Sniper Weapon System calibration by using a standard target layout and training system. This course forces the individual to reassess how they train and keep a record of their training. This system can help the officer show that his rifle, scope, ammo, and self are “calibrated” and verified to be in proper working order for many different types of shooting positions. This course focuses of the mechanical use of the rifle to be able to engage single or multiple targets with speed and accuracy. In the afternoon portion we will cover non-traditional “alternate” positions and how to accurately engage targets from any position while using anything for cover or concealment. Round count for this course is 200.

Student Equipment Needs: All kit that the Sniper would travel with or carry in their loadout, and 200 rounds.

Instructor: Jim Gilliand

Jim Gilliland is a 20-year Retired Army Master Sergeant, Professional Precision Match Shooter and owner of Shadow 6 Consulting. He is accredited with the longest .308 engagement in Iraq and lead the most successful sniper team there in 2005 (Joints Chief Counter IED Task force). With decades behind a precision rifle in both the Military and Competitive shooting Jim has a unique skillset that brings a very practical understanding and use to the Sniper community.

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - 50 Meter

Class Description: 1 Day Dynamic Multiple Weapons Class with Trigger Time Instructor with over 32 years of training and operational experience. Topics covered includes fundamentals of marksmanship to tactical deployment of weapons. Malfunctions drills to transition and use of cover. Fast pace with a lot of Trigger Time.

Student Equipment Needs: Weapons, holster, mag pouch, eye and ear protection, 300 rounds pistol, and 300 rounds rifle. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Tom Bullins

Over 20 years of experience in the private security industry and ten plus years service with the U.S. Marine Corp, with extensive experience in security and training. Skills are continuously honed through ongoing field experience. Experience Present - 1992 • Owner / Operator of Trigger Time Valley firearms training complex. • Responsible for the development of the shooting ranges for the training complex. • Responsible for the development of the specialized weapons training curriculum. • Provides and/or supports firearms instruction for various personnel. • Participated in numerous international and domestic protection details for corporations and government agencies. Provided training for corporate and government protection details in the areas of Anti-Terrorist, firearms, medical, advance team operations, driving, surveillance and counter surveillance. • Certified Instructor Department of Justice, Department of Defense, and the National Rifle Association. • Extensive experiences in training international, regional, and state police special tactical team (SWAT). • Certified SRT Instructor and Advisor Moore County Sheriff. • Also trains Special Operation personnel from various services within the US Department of Defense. • Subjects taught in the courses: Close Quarter Battle (CQB), Hostage Rescue, Sniper Operation, Explosive Entry and Tactical shooting skills.

Training to Her Strengths: Subject Control for the Female Officer (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Training to Her Strengths: Subject Control for the Female Officer (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Leopardwood

Class Description: This class is built around need based training. This class offers an environment to accelerate confidence in enhancing skills, capabilities and knowledge of true subject control. The class will provide instruction in executing safe tactics, allowing the officer to easily articulate the facts in an after action report. They will learn to deliver the same levels of performance as their male counterparts in realistic training utilizing methods and strategies from the Force Management System.
This class is for female officers only.

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

Instructor: Angela Ortiz

Sworn law enforcement officer for 14 years. Currently with the Lakewood Police Department assigned to the Special Operations/Training Division. Certified Force Management System Master Instructor. Instructor Certifications also held in the following : Semi Auto Pistol; Tactical Assault Rifle; HTVE; OC; Taser; ASP Handcuffing and Baton; Surviving Verbal Conflict; Below 100, ALICE, CIT certified officer, OPOTA Instructional Skills.

Street Combatives, Evolution of a Violent Encounter (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Street Combatives, Evolution of a Violent Encounter (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Rosewood

Class Description: This course is designed to teach officers how to survive a dangerous street encounter by learning both standing and ground fighting techniques. With over 20 simple to learn movements using basic body mechanics, you will learn to defend against the most common attacks on law enforcement. This course will touch on the psychology of an armed encounter and will help establish how, when, and if to introduce a weapon into a violent encounter.

Student Equipment Needs: Athletic clothes, mouth piece and athletic cup optional.

Instructor: Kevin Watson

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt professor, and 12 year law enforcement veteran, Kevin Watson brings a unique blend of traditional martial arts to street applicability. He currently works as a road patrol officer, a S.W.A.T. team sniper. He is the co-founder of GäRD Defense Solutions.

Transformational Trainer (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Transformational Trainer (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Zebrawood

Class Description: Regardless of subject matter expertise, the role of the trainer is to enhance the performance of their officers. The Transformational Trainer is an instructor enhancement program designed to help you focus on the “how to train” not just “what to train”. This program is designed to challenge instructors to think differently about law enforcement training in an effort to improve officer performance in the field. Through guided discussions, case studies, video analysis, self-assessments and small group exercises, participants will explore: Characteristics of the Transformational Trainer. The Science of Learning: Making it “Stick”. Generational Differences and Communication Styles. Human Performance and Decision Making. The Think CLEAR Approach to Student Evaluation: A New Look at Student Feedback. Eliminating Death by PowerPoint

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: John Bostain

John Bostain is the President of Command Presence, LLC. 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 dynamics of officer/citizen encounters, use of force, human performance factors, and instructor development. He’s certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science Institute (FSI) and holds a B.S.Ed in Adult Education from Valdosta State University. John began his career with the Hampton Police Division (HPD) in Hampton, Virginia where he served as a Uniformed Patrol Officer, Narcotics Investigator, Academy Instructor, Detective, and Patrol Supervisor. He served on the departmental S.W.A.T. Team, Bike Patrol Unit, and was the Advisor for the Law Enforcement Exploring Program. He held Virginia DCJS certifications as a firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, and driving instructor, in addition to several other instructor certifications. After leaving HPD in 2001, John spent 13 years at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA serving as an Instructor and Senior Instructor for Defensive Tactics, Patrol Procedures, and Use of Force. He also held a position as a Program Specialist in the Rural Policing Institute, Training Transformation Office, and Training Management. In 2012, he became the recipient of the prestigious Trainer of the Year Award as selected by Law Officer Magazine. John is an Instructor Trainer (Core Instructor) for the Below 100 Program is a member of the instructional staff of the BJA VALOR for Blue program. John is also an Advisory Board Member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainer’s Association (ILEETA)

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: BGSU Fireland - CPC Auditorium

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 Finer Points of Concealment We will go in depth like never before into the fieldcraft of concealment, which is so much more than hiding a weapon. “Concealment” is the concealing of weapons, intentions and capabilities throughout the duration of the event. Participants will learn that concealment is an art, and can be specifically a martial art–one that criminals have developed to a very high level of effectiveness. We will cover the true meaning of “blending in” using the environment and the “energy” of those natively in the environment. Students will get the chance to both act in concealment and to observe those acting in concealment. This concealment work will continue on to cover advanced safety, moving through crowds and around innocents without adding harm, and movement for assault/defense in crowds or around obstacles. 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 yourself 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.

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Center

Class Description: Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment is an eight-hour module of instruction designed to familiarize the participant with how to deploy a pistol and a blade within a standing or grounded entanglement and prevent the adversary from doing the same. The participant will learn a base of Greco-Roman wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that will be applied to a basic strategy template for self defense versus sport. Handgun and blade deployment will be covered in depth as well as preventing the adversary from doing the same, and managing the problem as well as one can if they are successful in doing so. The course is somewhat anaerobic and participants may be subjected to mild and greater than mild impact.

Student Equipment Needs: Inert handgun replicating their service pistol A training blade replicating their live blade Groin protection Mouthpiece Long sleeve blouse to be used with marking cartridges (provided) Holster either concealed or duty for their inert pistol Glock 17T training weapons will be provided and, used during the final evolutions so a holster that fits a 17 will be required also.

Instructor: Craig Douglas

Craig Douglas is the founder of ShivWorks, a consortium of like-minded professionals devoted to training and product development in the emerging field of interdisciplinary problem-solving for self-defense. Craig retired from law enforcement after 21 years of service with the bulk of his career spent in narcotics and SWAT. Since 2003, Craig has been teaching globally under the ShivWorks brand and has conducted coursework on entangled shooting skills in nearly 40 states and nine foreign countries. He has taught for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and to three branches of the U.S. military.

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend School

Class Description: This course teaches SWAT/Patrol Officers in the tactical deployment of the Ballistic Shield in response to Active Shooter, Hostage Rescue and High Risk Warrants. The Ballistic Shield can be a very effective tool for SWAT/Patrol in rapid evolving critical incidents. Many L.E. agencies fail to understand the tactics and strategies involved in using the Ballistic Shield as an offensive tool. The myths of using a ballistic shield only for deliberate/controlled movements will be dismissed. The training scenarios will focus on actual events that could have avoided serious injury or death to SWAT/Patrol Officers if a Ballistic Shield had been deployed dynamically.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, Ballistic Shield and back-up, Sims Pistol, and Rifle (support side pistol optional). 50 pistol sims rounds and 25 sims rifle rounds. Duty belt, tactical vest with all issued gear or patrol body armor, flashlight. Participants should come prepared to train in all weather conditions and should bring a hydration system or water bottle. Wrap around eye protection, ear protection. Participants should wear clothing suitable for training, but similar to garments worn while working. *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Anargyros Kereakes

Sgt Anargyros “AK” Kereakes began his law enforcement in 1990 with the Chicago Housing Authority Police Department and later joined the Chicago Police Department in 1994. For nine years, Sgt Anargyros “AK” Kereakes served as a full-time member of the Chicago Police Department’s SWAT Team and has held positions to include Entry, Team Leader, Training Coordinator, Paramedic and Assistant SWAT Commander. Past assignments included, working on tactical teams that focused on drugs, weapons, and gang suppression in Chicago’s public housing. Sgt Kereakes took a seven year leave of absence from CPD and worked for DynCorp International Worldwide Protection Services under programs administered by the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. He served in high threat diplomatic protection roles in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, and Israel, as well as a team leader for a war crimes investigative unit in Kosovo. Furthermore, AK has an extensive instructor background and is currently an Adjacent Training Instructor for Safariland Training Group (Sandy Wall), Evergreen Mountain (Rob Trivino) and Fulcrum Tactical Training, (Steve Claggett). AK currently serves as a Chicago Police Patrol Sergeant in the 019th District.

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations (Including MRAP) (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations (Including MRAP) (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 606 and then to 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.

The Basic Sniper (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

The Basic Sniper (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - 300 Meter Range

Class Description: This course will cover the fundamentals of marksmanship. You will become familiar with the characteristics of your rifle, you will learn how to properly set up your rifle, how to efficiently sight in, learn the entire theory behind radian measurements and how they are applicable within your scoped rifle system. This class is ideal for all learning levels and it meant to cover the knowledge that should be taught in basic classes to help the shooter completely under stand the practical science at their fingertips.

Student Equipment Needs:
Each attendee should bring their scoped rifle system, and applicable tools and cleaning gear, rear bag/sand socks, bringing tripods are encouraged ( we will have a few available) 60 rds. of match ammunition ( other ammo that you may want to test at the class is also welcome.

Instructor: Corey Clancy and Rob Pettorsson

Both Corey and Rob individually have over 15 years of professional instruction experience in the realm of scoped rifle shooting. Corey is former Marine Scout Sniper, Gov contractor, Former Chief Instructor at GPS Defense Sniper School and Director of Training for Strategic Armory Corps. Rob also a former Marine Scout Sniper, Chief Instructor for McMillan Sniper School, and National Sales Manager for Strategic Armory Corps. Corey and Rob have a contagious sense of humor which makes the class very interesting and educational.

Asymmetrical Gunfighter Course (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Asymmetrical Gunfighter Course (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Gibsonburg PD Range - Range 1

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

Student Equipment Needs: Pistol, Rifle, At least 4 Mags for both weapon systems, Body armor, eyes and ears. Round Count Day One: Qty.780 - M4 and Round Count Day Two: Qty.210 - M4 / Qty.650 - Pistol Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Joey Goodloe

Joey Goodloe is former US Army SOF turned Tyr Tactical Sales Rep and Instructor in small arms and close quarter battle techniques.

Rescue Task Force (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Rescue Task Force (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Kalahari - Portia on Wednesday and Woodlands School on Thursday

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 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Simunition Instructor and Safety Course (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 801

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 you have one. *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

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 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SLR15 AR15/M16/M4 Armorer (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Kalahari - Aloeswood

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 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Suicidal Jumper Rescue (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Firelands Hospital

Class Description: Suicidal jumper rescue geared to 1st responders, to include Supervisors, SWAT, negotiators and crisis intervention specialists. tactics designed to prevent the loss of officers lives while attempting a rescue.

Student Equipment Needs: A safety rated waist belt for under web gear or duty belt.

Instructor: Sr. Cpl. Christian D'Alesandro (retired)

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.

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 306

Class Description: This class is designed to help police officers be aware of how their own body language (non-verbal messages) and tone of voice (what is said, how it's said) all play a critical part in successfully de-escalating a loud, rude, obnoxious, often confrontational person.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: John Riley

John Riley spent 7 years in the Army as an infantryman and was a part of the 24th Infantry Division's drive into Iraq during Desert Storm. John then spent over 19 years with the Grand Rapids, MI, police department before retiring in 2015. As a police officer John discovered he had a knack for communicating with people and being able to de-escalate potential volatile situations. In 2016 John founded Gentle Response LLC to pass on and teach what he learned and observed first hand about conflict de-escalation. John and his team now travel around the US conducting training seminars with businesses, corporations, state agencies and law enforcement agencies.

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
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 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. 1000 rounds handgun ammunition, (a box of DUTY rounds for ballistic demonstrations) CAT or SOF T TQ on your person is mandatory an IFAK is recommended. Cleaning kit and gun lube. Eye protection and electronic ear protection. Long sleeve shirt, gloves, knee pads 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. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY.

Instructor: Bryan Veliz

Bryan Veliz began his career as a state law enforcement officer serving as an active patrol officer for several years. As a Patrol Officer, within in his first two years on the field he was assigned as a member of the agency’s Emergency Response Team where he later was responsible for instructing firearms training and qualifications as well as instruction of pistol, carbine and shotgun weapon platforms. Bryan has attended several training courses with top instructors across the nation and seminars regarding the fundamental’s, mechanics and safety standards of firearms. Bryan continues to serve in law enforcement in addition to being a cadre instructor with Centrifuge Training, LLC.

MACTAC - Urban Tactics / Close Quarter Battle Tactical Skills Course (24 Hours) June 5 AND June 6 AND June 7, 2019

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 5 AND Thursday June 6 AND Friday June 7, 2019
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.*Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Victor Garcia

Victor 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.

Counterterrorism Targeting for Law Enforcement (24 Hours) June 5 AND June 6 AND June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Counterterrorism Targeting for Law Enforcement (24 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5, AND Thursday June 6, AND Friday June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: Day 1: EHOVE - Room 701, Day 2: Northern Ohio Tacical Training Center - 25 Meter Range, Day 3: EHOVE - Room 701

Class Description: This course teaches one to integrate counterterrorism targeting principles into law enforcement operations and intelligence functions. It will cover the fundamentals of targeting, global and homeland counterterrorism threat trends, and how to integrate the targeting cycle into tactical operations. The 3 day course consists of a classroom day, a range day, and a field training exercise day.

Student Equipment Needs: For classroom day, pen and paper; for range day and FTX day you will need your low profile uniform or clothes to blend in on the street, and need a low profile backpack for your tactical gear, then need your callout gear, duty pistol and a long gun, and 300 rounds of ammo for each weapon, and cell phones for the FTX day.

Instructor: Sarah Adams & Dave "Boon" Benton

Sarah Adams is an award winning targeting officer and global threat advisor with extensive domestic and international experience. Previously, Ms. Adams held positions in the government and non-profit sectors, and has worked overseas on behalf of the U.S. Government’s intelligence mission in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Ms. Adams currently works in Security Intelligence in the Aviation Sector. Prior to joining the private sector, from January 2015 to January 2017, Ms. Adams served as the Senior Advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Benghazi after being recruited as an executive appointment from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by the committee’s Chairman, Trey Gowdy. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Adams was a lead Targeting Analyst at the CIA after joining the Agency in 2006. Ms. Adams holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business from the University of Central Florida.

Master Your Pistol and Rifle (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Master Your Pistol and Rifle (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range - Second Range

Class Description: This course is geared towards intermediate shooters who want to master their fundamental skills in pistol and rifle. Students will review concepts such as proper grip and why it makes a difference, different trigger presses, different sight alignments, sight picture, stance, transitions, and practice clearing malfunctions. Most importantly, we will answer questions that the students may have on techniques or concepts. 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 have the opportunity to apply newly taught principles in live-fire exercises.

Student Equipment Needs: Ammunition: Minimum pistol 300 rds. Minimum rifle 200 rds Duty belt Ballistic Vest Pistol with holster Rifle with sling Minimum of 3 pistol magazines for double stack Minimum of 3 AR/rifle magazines Magazine pouches Ballistic eye protection Ear protection Brimmed hat. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Sang Lee

Sang 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.

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 309

Class Description: Cell phones and other devices are being considered more frequently for cases. Investigators depend on digital forensics practitioners to provided them with forensic reports for review. Reports are then reviewed by investigators with little to no training in how to interpret this evidence. If this landscape is true for you, this is your class! In this class, we will discuss everything the non-technical investigator needs to know to do his job. From understanding the different types of extractions (not all are created equal) to learning how to find evidence beyond the very basic (pictures, texts, and internet history). As well, we will discuss how to tell if you need to search the cloud for evidence before ever laying eyes on a device report.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Rich Johnson

Richard Johnson has been in law enforcement for 18 years and has been practicing digital forensics with Westlake, Ohio Police Department for the past 7 years. He's performed work on cases for over 50 police agencies in Ohio at the local, state, and federal level. Richard has testified as an expert witness in cases of all shapes and sizes, including rape, burglary, RICO, and homicide. Richard is also an adjunct-instructor with the Lorain County Community College where he teaches digital forensics to law enforcement investigators.

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain PD Training Building

Class Description: Since 1948 Israel has been forced to defend its citizens from acts of terrorism. Many hard lessons have been learned, and combat methodologies developed. These skills are now taught to American law- enforcement agencies who have to respond and address similar threats. This course curriculum includes lessons taught today to special operations units in the IDF, as well as various SWAT teams n the United States and Europe. This is a One-Day version of the complete Three day class and includes: Small team movement and tactics, Room entries and clearing, Active killer response. The instructors are all graduates of combat units in the Israeli Defense Forces with vast operational experience.

Student Equipment Needs: Officers will need duty gear and any additional gear they would have with them while responding to an active killer situation. Additionally, officers will need to bring the appropriates sim guns (pistol and rifle if available),150 rounds of Simuniton for weapon systems and appropriate safety equipment. *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: BK Blankchtein

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

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC) - 100 Meter Range

Class Description: 8 hour block of Instruction utilizing Carbine. Overall focus is shooting both strong and support side carbine in a variety of standard and non-standard firing positions. We dont have a weak side , only a support side, Training will focus on shooting behind positions of cover and vehicles. Positions will focus on shooting Strong and Support side. Training will cover a blocks of instruction and be supported by a Drill following the instruction. 50 percent of this class will be shot on your support side.

Student Equipment Needs: Carbine, 4 mags, 750rds, as well as 200 rounds of pistol ammunition for your required duty/personal pistol, eye and ear pro, body armor, gloves, battle belt or duty belt. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Dan Brokos

Dan Brokos is owner of Lead Faucet Tactical ( LFT ), LFT is a training and tactical product company. Dan retired last year after serving 26 years in the military, 21 of those in the Army SOF community. Dan spent his entire career as an operator, his only 2 breaks were teaching and instructing at the SF School House where he developed the POI for advanced Marksmanship, CQB and Sniper Operations. Dan has been instructing outside of the military since 2008 and decided to start LFT to give back to the LE and Military communities the knowledge he gained over the years. Dan brings relevant shooting and tactical TTPs in his method of Instruction. Last Year LFT taught 36 classes throughout the US and Overseas with other Military Units. visit www.leadfaucettactical.com

AMTEC (ALS) Noise Flash Diversionary Devices Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

AMTEC (ALS) Noise Flash Diversionary Devices Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5 2019
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: Bill Gazza

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

ASP Instructor Class(8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

ASP Instructor Class(8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend Community School

Class Description: ASP Discipline is to be determined.

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

Instructor: Jared Williams - ASP Instructor Cadre

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Guava

Class Description: Training for the first line of defense in a critical incident, the dispatcher. The class will cover negotiation skills, recognizing and dealing with suicidal callers, PTSD, self-care and include case debriefs with actual audio. The team of instructors brings over 32 years of experience, including dispatch and SWAT negotiations. Each attendee will leave with reference handouts to take back to their dispatch center, as well as verbal tactics to handle critical calls.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Mangin

Lt. 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.

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Crown Palm

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

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Indigo Bay

Class Description: Traumatic and critical incidents are a part of life, especially for tactical teams. These courses address recognizing when our personnel may be in crisis, techniques for helping them and their families. After the Call begins the conversations about the logistic and emotional after effects of the death of a co-worker. Not a policy course, but begin the discussions and have a plan in place. We lose two and a half times the number of public safety personnel to suicide that we do line of duty. This course is to help recognize when someone could be in crisis and how to reach out to offer help. It also discusses helping the survivors in the aftermath of a suicide. Family and Friends are encouraged to attend.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Steven Click

Steven M. Click recently retired as a lieutenant assigned to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Office of Personnel / Ohio ASSIST program. Steve has been involved in peer support with the Patrol’s Member’s Assistance Team (MAT) since its inception in 2002. He previously served as the Operational Commander. Prior to retirement, he oversaw all aspects of the MAT including policies, activations and training. He has been active in peer support since being CISM trained in 1993. He was deployed to New York City twice after the 9/11 attacks and worked with the NYPD peer support program, POPPA. Steve is trained in both group and individual peer support by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He oversees the Post Critical Incident Seminars for Ohio. He has been utilized as a peer in South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Georgia, for their PCIS / STLS programs. He serves as the Crisis Awareness Training, and other critical incident training program instructor for Ohio ASSIST, having provided training to a number of Ohio agencies including the Highway Patrol. He currently serves as the First Responder Liaison to the Trauma Informed Care program for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He also continues to oversee the Ohio ASSIST program. Steve retired with 36 years of service with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and served in a number of assignments including Commander of Cadet Training, the Patrol’s Motorcycle Unit, the Ohio Statehouse Detail as well as several field supervisory positions. He and his wife Lori live in Grove City, Ohio.

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

CTS Flash Bang Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Defense Technology Distraction Device Munitions Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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: David Standen

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

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Tamarind

Class Description: This course will prepare the Patrol Officer of Supervisor to take on a leadership role during critical incidents, prior to the arrival of specialized tactical units, promoting an organized and professional tactical patrol response.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Lt. Paul Ohl

Lt. Paul Ohl has served with the Columbus Division of Police for 30 years. He has 17 years of experience in patrol operations and has been the SWAT Team Commander for the last 7 years. He has led the response to over 800 barricaded suspect situations, high risk search warrants and several active shooter responses. He also led the restructuring of the Columbus Division of Police's Active Shooter Response protocols and the training of the instructors who delivered the training to 1800 police officers and 1500 firefighters.

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend Community School

Class Description: This course teaches SWAT/Patrol Officers in the tactical deployment of the Ballistic Shield in response to Active Shooter, Hostage Rescue and High Risk Warrants. The Ballistic Shield can be a very effective tool for SWAT/Patrol in rapid evolving critical incidents. Many L.E. agencies fail to understand the tactics and strategies involved in using the Ballistic Shield as an offensive tool. The myths of using a ballistic shield only for deliberate/controlled movements will be dismissed. The training scenarios will focus on actual events that could have avoided serious injury or death to SWAT/Patrol Officers if a Ballistic Shield had been deployed dynamically.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, Ballistic Shield and back-up, Sims Pistol, and Rifle (support side pistol optional). 50 pistol sims rounds and 25 sims rifle rounds. Duty belt, tactical vest with all issued gear or patrol body armor, flashlight. Participants should come prepared to train in all weather conditions and should bring a hydration system or water bottle. Wrap around eye protection, ear protection. Participants should wear clothing suitable for training, but similar to garments worn while working. *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Anargyros Kereakes

Sgt Anargyros “AK” Kereakes began his law enforcement in 1990 with the Chicago Housing Authority Police Department and later joined the Chicago Police Department in 1994. For nine years, Sgt Anargyros “AK” Kereakes served as a full-time member of the Chicago Police Department’s SWAT Team and has held positions to include Entry, Team Leader, Training Coordinator, Paramedic and Assistant SWAT Commander. Past assignments included, working on tactical teams that focused on drugs, weapons, and gang suppression in Chicago’s public housing. Sgt Kereakes took a seven year leave of absence from CPD and worked for DynCorp International Worldwide Protection Services under programs administered by the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. He served in high threat diplomatic protection roles in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, and Israel, as well as a team leader for a war crimes investigative unit in Kosovo. Furthermore, AK has an extensive instructor background and is currently an Adjacent Training Instructor for Safariland Training Group (Sandy Wall), Evergreen Mountain (Rob Trivino) and Fulcrum Tactical Training, (Steve Claggett). AK currently serves as a Chicago Police Patrol Sergeant in the 019th District.

Fatal Choices: What We Know About Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Fatal Choices: What We Know About Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Wisteria

Class Description: Fatal Choices: Understanding VCAs and Victim Selection In this fast-moving and interactive lecture participants will be led through contemporary theories and current, curated data on the process by which violent criminal actors select their targets for violent aggression. Particular attention will be paid to the internal mechanisms in play within the criminal psychology, the universe of signifiers around "good guy" behavior, demeanor, and attributes which may actually make selection for attack more likely, as well as considerations for responsible armed citizens to mitigate this risk. Previous iterations of this material have been presented to law-enforcement agencies and private citizen groups across the US as well as international LE educational events. Violent Acts & Actors: A Conceptual and Practical Overview Many instructors present material on surviving physical attack, some address the aftermath of that defensive violence, however the preparation for being placed at risk or even physically attacked is given limited attention at best. This “pre-kinetic phase” is, in contrast, the entire focus of this course. In this wide-ranging and fast-moving program, attendees will be introduced to current understanding of the scope and scale of criminal violence, typologies of such violence, and an in-depth tracing of the developmental path of those who inflict such violence on others. Significant attention will be paid to translation from academic concepts and theories to actionable material with relevance at the street level. Attendees may hope to leave with a far greater understanding of the origins of and motivation for the seemingly senseless violence that wreaks havoc on so many communities, as well as greater insight into steps necessary to maximize their capacity for self-protection.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: William Aprill

William Aprill is a career mental health professional with over 20 years’ experience across the continuum of clinical care. He presently maintains a private practice and consultancy specializing in post-traumatic interventions and other disciplines. William is a former deputy sheriff (Orleans Parish, LA, Criminal Sheriff’s Office) and Special Deputy US Marshal (Eastern District of Louisiana). He is a decorated competitive shooter and has taught civilian, law enforcement, and military personnel in various fighting skills since 1990. He maintains an active schedule both as student and teacher, having been instructor-rated by several top-tier trainers and studying under many of the most influential members of the combative arts community. Through his company Aprill Risk Consulting, William has presented his material on violent criminals and their decision-making, defensive incident aftermath, mindset development and defensive preparedness nationally, including at the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association, the Annual Conference of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the Annual Conference of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI), Rangemaster Tactical Conference, The Field & Tactical Medicine Conference, A Girl & A Gun Annual Conference, Tactical Response Alumni Weekend, and the Louisiana Homicide Investigators Association. He is a co-founder and the Training Director of Paul-E-Palooza, the memorial conference and fundraiser for the family of the late trainer Paul Gomez. He has conducted collaborative presentations across the country with Craig Douglas/Shivworks, Modern Defensive Training Systems, Immediate Action Combatives, Point-Driven Training, Sharp Defense, Lethal Force Institute, Rangemaster, Active Response Training, Tactical Response, Safety Solutions Academy, Defense Training International, Armed Dynamics, and others.

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 2

Class Description: Agencies rarely provide any concealment work to educate on the off duty or Detective / Undercover techniques and safe techniques to present or return the handgun to the holster, not to mention fighting from concealment. This class is going to cover the dynamics of carrying and deploying a concealed handgun as a daily responsibility. This will focus on the concealment, deployment and use of a handgun as a primary weapon while conducting Police Operations in a plain clothes assignment as well as off duty carry. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster. All methods of concealment (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt, off the body carry) will be addressed.

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? • 500 rounds of factory ammunition • Cleaning kit / lubrication •** Holsters MUST be capable of holstering without use of the support hand. Old leather pancake style or inside the waistband holsters that do not retain their opening when the handgun is removed are NOT permitted. ** Shoulder rigs ARE NOT permitted ** ** SERPA holsters ARE NOT permitted** Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Matt Jacques

Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, Detective within the Special Problem Unit as an undercover Detective as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U. S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C. U.S. Marshal’s Office. Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and later was selected and served as a Sniper team member. After his retirement, Matt was hired as the Senior Manager of Assault Weapons for FNH USA. He managed the FN SPR Precision Rifle program; FN Belt fed Weapons section and the SOCOM SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and New Equipment Training (NET) for SOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons. Matt left FNH USA in 2006 and returned to training Law Enforcement, this time for the Federal Government for the US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit. Matt started Victory First in 2012, and the interest and requests for his services allowed him to leave the Federal Government after 8 years, leaving as the Chief of Operations for the Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit.

Opioid Training, Trends, and Practical Exercise (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Opioid Training, Trends, and Practical Exercise (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Portia

Class Description: The class will cover an in-depth analysis of the opioid epidemic and how to deal with it from a police officer/ detective perspective. The latest trends will be discussed with specific examples. Previous cases will be examined in-depth to show how to overcome certain obstacles. Students will be expected to participate in a mock opioid crime scene (fatal overdose).

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material.

Instructor: Sgt. Matthew Baeppler and Det. Scott Moran – Cleveland Police Department

Sgt. Matthew Baeppler. 25 years with the Cleveland Division of Police. 8 years in Basic Patrol. 11 years as a detective in the Narcotic Unit/ Gang Unit. Supervisor with the Gang Unit and Narcotics Unit the past 6 years.
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.

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Sagewood

Class Description: This course is designed to help local law enforcement better understand drug trafficking organizations structure, operations, and protocols.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Dr. Patrick Linnenbank

Dr. Patrick Linnenbank is the CEO of Seraph Latin America. He is a medical doctor, certified ethical hacker, certified master in anti terrorism studies (CMAS), as well as a board member on numerous security and medical boards.

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - 709

Class Description: Students will begin with an understanding of HTMBPR. After a comprehensive understanding of human physiology and psychology as it relates to HTMBPR, the students learn about such concepts as; advanced critical thinking, the decision making algorithm and the six layers of human behavior.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Jay Seese and Lynn Westover

Jay 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.

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - 50 Meter Range

Class Description: The Intro to Behavior Based Combative Handgun trains students to make intuitive, recognition-based responses and respond appropriately and effectively working with nature instead of against it. Behavior based responses are more easily learned, more easily retained, and more often resorted to in highly stressful encounters. Students will learn how to recognize threats early, control the situation and their stress level through superior tactics, and if necessary apply handgun skills within a broad spectrum of precision from point shooting to sighted fire. Students will learn: • The Sympathetic Nervous System and the Survival Behavior System (SBS) • The “Three Brains” and how we think and act under threat • Combative Marksmanship: why survival and decision come before speed and precision.

Student Equipment Needs: Full duty belt / tactical load out. Semiautomatic handgun with 3 magazines, 450 rounds. Appropriate range clothing. Eyes and hearing protection. Note book and pen. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Trevor Thrasher

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.

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Center

Class Description: Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment is an eight-hour module of instruction designed to familiarize the participant with how to deploy a pistol and a blade within a standing or grounded entanglement and prevent the adversary from doing the same. The participant will learn a base of Greco-Roman wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that will be applied to a basic strategy template for self defense versus sport. Handgun and blade deployment will be covered in depth as well as preventing the adversary from doing the same, and managing the problem as well as one can if they are successful in doing so. The course is somewhat anaerobic and participants may be subjected to mild and greater than mild impact.

Student Equipment Needs: Inert handgun replicating their service pistol A training blade replicating their live blade Groin protection Mouthpiece Long sleeve blouse to be used with marking cartridges (provided) Holster either concealed or duty for their inert pistol Glock 17T training weapons will be provided and, used during the final evolutions so a holster that fits a 17 will be required also.

Instructor: Craig Douglas

Craig Douglas is the founder of ShivWorks, a consortium of like-minded professionals devoted to training and product development in the emerging field of interdisciplinary problem-solving for self-defense. Craig retired from law enforcement after 21 years of service with the bulk of his career spent in narcotics and SWAT. Since 2003, Craig has been teaching globally under the ShivWorks brand and has conducted coursework on entangled shooting skills in nearly 40 states and nine foreign countries. He has taught for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and to three branches of the U.S. military.

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Ebony and NASA

Class Description: This course uses very little classroom and several field activities to emphasize the use and importance of visual tracking in law enforcement and the necessary tactical skills to enhance its effectiveness. Whether the student is assigned to a tactical team or a patrol function, this course emphasizes the “come as you are” approach to locating a suspect’s track while also demonstrating the use of tactics for officer safety during the following of the track. This course is not designed to change a department protocol or imply that visual tracking is THE way. It IS designed to provide students with another method of reading and understanding their surroundings while gathering the necessary resources needed for a successful outcome.

Student Equipment Needs: pens/paper/ and any gear that a student would like to take on a rural manhunt (such as rifles, hard body armor, binoculars, etc.

Instructor: Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar is a 20 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.

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 306

Class Description: This class is designed to help police officers be aware of how their own body language (non-verbal messages) and tone of voice (what is said, how it's said) all play a critical part in successfully de-escalating a loud, rude, obnoxious, often confrontational person.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: John Riley

John Riley spent 7 years in the Army as an infantryman and was a part of the 24th Infantry Division's drive into Iraq during Desert Storm. John then spent over 19 years with the Grand Rapids, MI, police department before retiring in 2015. As a police officer John discovered he had a knack for communicating with people and being able to de-escalate potential volatile situations. In 2016 John founded Gentle Response LLC to pass on and teach what he learned and observed first hand about conflict de-escalation. John and his team now travel around the US conducting training seminars with businesses, corporations, state agencies and law enforcement agencies.

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response Sponsored by Vertx (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response Sponsored by Vertx (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range - First Range

Class Description: This course is designed to introduce low visibility options for carrying both firearms and medical equipment that might be necessary to deploy during an active shooter event. School Resource Officers (SRO), Detectives, Narcotics Officers, Plain Clothes officers, and even the off duty officer who carries a firearm and medical equipment would benefit from this course. We will provide recommendations for consideration for both equipment and techniques to carry life saving equipment both on and off body. Vertx will supply loaner bags to the class. This is not a low light class.

Student Equipment Handgun, eyes, ears, range clothing and 300 rounds of ammunition. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Bryan Hillis

Mr. 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, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US Government officials, foreign government officials, CEO’s, celebrities, professional athletes and Fortune 100/500 companies. Bryan was a guest speaker at the 2017 NBA Security Conference and is considered a preferred security vendor for the NBA. 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 hundreds of 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, breaching 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.

Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) Review (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) Review (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Zebrawood

Class Description: The aftermath of any officer involved shootings is marked by a host of both physiological and psychological reactions that can unmistakably, impact a law enforcement career and every aspect of a police officer's day to day functioning. Left untreated, despair and host of disquieting symptoms have the potential to overtake one's career and life. All law enforcement officers deserve and should avail themselves to psychological and peer support in order to make the transition back to the job after such a life altering event.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

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

Kathy Platoni, Psy.D., DAIPM, FAIS COL (RET), US Army COL, Ohio Military Reserve/State Defense Forces Dr. Kathy Platoni has been a practicing clinical psychologist for more than 36 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: Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom (Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom. 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. he 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. 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 serves as Editor of the Combat Stress E-Magazine and publishes regularly in Google News, Apple News, and Lemonwire about subject matter pertaining to wartime service, the Fort Hood Massacre, and the moral injury of war. 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. 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 37th year, this time as Brigade Psychologist for State Defense Forces.

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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.Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

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.

Master Your Pistol and Rifle (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Master Your Pistol and Rifle (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range - Second Range

Class Description: This course is geared towards intermediate shooters who want to master their fundamental skills in pistol and rifle. Students will review concepts such as proper grip and why it makes a difference, different trigger presses, different sight alignments, sight picture, stance, transitions, and practice clearing malfunctions. Most importantly, we will answer questions that the students may have on techniques or concepts. 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 have the opportunity to apply newly taught principles in live-fire exercises.

Student Equipment Needs: Ammunition: Minimum pistol 300 rds. Minimum rifle 200 rds Duty belt Ballistic Vest Pistol with holster Rifle with sling Minimum of 3 pistol magazines for double stack Minimum of 3 AR/rifle magazines Magazine pouches Ballistic eye protection Ear protection Brimmed hat. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Sang Lee

Sang 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.

Xray Alpha Advanced Rifle and Pistol (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Xray Alpha Advanced Rifle and Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club – Bay 4

Class Description: Training will briefly refresh Rifle/Pistol fundamentals and progress rapidly into tactical shooting utilizing practical shooting standardization and skill isolation techniques. This course will focus on CQB/Intermediate range engagements employed in CT/Active Shooter environments. This course will develop individual officer capabilities providing a foundation for future training development. Xray Alpha Advanced Rifle/Pistol is a custom designed course intended for officers with a well-developed foundation in Rifle/Pistol employment.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle with optic (preferably unmagnified) and sling, pistol, range or duty belt, 2 pistol and 1 rifle magazine pouch minimum, 500 rounds rifle, 500 rounds pistol, box lunch. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Matt Pranka

Matt Pranka has served for 26 years in the US Military, 24 years in various special operation units.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - 100 Meter Range

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 each of 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.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye and Ear Pro, Handgun, Holster, Magazine Pouch, at least 3 magazines, 300 rounds training ammunition, Ball Cap, Bug Spray, Sun Screen, water and an open mind. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Russ Lyons

Russ Lyons is a Cleveland Police Officer with over twenty years of experience. Russ was previously assigned to the Ordnance Unit as a lead firearms trainer for ten years and 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 the basic training of over eight hundred recruits and the development of the yearly in-service firearms training curriculum for the fifteen hundred officer department. Russ is currently assigned to the Cleveland Division of Police S.W.A.T. Unit where he serves as an operator, firearms trainer and scoped rifle operator. Russ is an OPOTA certified instructor for: Semi-Auto Pistol, Shotgun, AR-15, Revolver, and Scoped Rifle. Russ is also an adjunct instructor for Center Mass Inc. and the Ohio Tactical Officer’s Association Red Team.

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC) - Vehicle Bay

Class Description: The Presscheck Consulting No Fail Pistol course is designed to equip patrol and tactical officers with the skills to make high risk / high reward pistol shots in critical situations. This 8 hour course stresses the importance of being able to place accurate hits on small, moving, and limited exposure critical areas of the human body to instantly cease all motor function or cause rapid unconsciousness usually resulting in death. Training Objectives •General refresher on the basic fundamentals of gun handling and marksmanship (BY EXCEPTION. Come to this course knowing how to shoot. This is an intermediate to advanced level shooting course) •Zero/confirm zero on all optics and lasers (and iron sights if needed) •Provide students/officers a chance to have their shooting techniques observed by the trainer in order to provide that student/officer with individual feedback on ways to improve performance in accuracy and speed •Engagement of low percentage targets (small strike area often obscured with a hostage or other no-shoot area) •Shooting multiple targets(if class progression allows) •Shooting on the move (if class progression allows) •Competitive shooting drills around your peers to build esprit de corps and create self-induced stress to perform •The student will understand the importance of critical hits and the consequences of a miss, and will be able to diagnose if they are capable of achieving hits at any given moment based upon pre-shot diagnostics of their sights in real time. •This course will enable the student to continue to develop and maintain these skills through the use of clear, repeatable standards. •The student should leave the course with a firm understanding of their personal capability to make low percentage “No-Fail” shots.

Student Equipment Needs: Gun, 400 rounds of ammunition (minimum 50 duty loads), Holster, 2 mag pouch (2nd double pouch optional), 3 magazines (minimum 5 preferred), Hearing protection (active hearing preferred), Eye Protection- students MUST shoot with 20/20 or better corrected vision. Contacts or ballistic protective prescription glasses are mandatory, 1 Black Sharpie marker (one will be provided by exception if you don't bring one), cargo pants or dump pouch to hold spare mags and ammo. Students will be expected to load on the firing line., sun screen, hydration/cooler, snacks (there will be catered lunch for sale, but lunch breaks will be minimal due to compressed timeline of the course), rain gear(optional). Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Chuck Pressburg

SGM(R) Pressburg retired from the Army on 1 Jan 2017 after over 26 years of active service, mostly in Special Operations and Special Missions Units. After Infantry and Airborne Training in 1990, Chuck completed the Ranger Indoctrination Program and was assigned to the 1st Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment. Chuck’s various assignments included: 10 years in the 75th Ranger Regt including platoon sergeant of a 65 man strike force deployed to Afghanistan twice in 2001/2002. Platoon highly decorated during the battle of Takur Ghar (Robert’s Ridge) for recovery of 2 missing US Servicemen. 24 Months rifle and sniper squad leader 82nd Airborne Division. 2 years Asymmetric Warfare Group(AWG) (Founding member, 1st Active Army unit member deployed to combat, Selection class #1, Operational Training Course (OTC) Class #1) Spending over 20 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom, conducting Small Kill Team (SKT) operations and Direct Action raids in support of conventional and Special Operations Forces. 12 years, HQ USASOC performing various tasks as required including a two-year assignment to the G8 section where Chuck performed Science and Technology R&D.

GLOCK Red Dot Pistol Fundamentals (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Red Dot Pistol Fundamentals (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 1

Class Description: This course is a one-of-a kind offering where the student will be provided a GLOCK 9mm pistol with a Red Dot Sight and the option of a Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland holster and the new Zero 9 triple magazine pouch to use for the class. The student will be instructed in the benefits of red dots on pistols. Red Dot optics seem clear to most however the learning curve can be steep to take full advantage of the sighting system. This 8 hour course will allow you to not only be proficient with this emerging technology but also help you learn how to get your department behind the benefits of the red dot optic on a pistol.

Attention: The OTOA in partnership with GLOCK, Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland are providing the students with the pistol, red dot optic, choice of holsters and a magazine pouch. The students must bring all other required range equipment AND 9mm ammunition.

Student Equipment Needs: Students are provided with a Glock optic equipped pistol. If a student elects to bring their own pistol, it must be a GLOCK and MUST have a red dot optic installed. No Exceptions, this is a GLOCK sponsored course. The sponsors will provide a Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment or Safariland holster. The new duty style / slim line triple magazine pouch with Tek-Lok mounting attachment method will be provided by Zero 9 Solutions, The student must bring a belt for the magazine pouches and holster, 300 rounds of 9mm ammunition and eye and ear protection. Personal body armor and a billed cap is also mandatory. Hydration and snacks, weather gear (cold/wet) are suggested.

Instructor: Scott Jedenski

Modern Samurai Project, LLC. Scott is widely regarded as an SME in the new but growing field of red dot equipped pistols. This regard has afforded him an opportunity to teach students from NYPD Instructor Cadre, Ohio Tactical Officers Association, Pentagon ERT, Oklahoma Narcotics Division, and many more departments and agencies. Accomplishments include being a Master Class USPSA shooter in Carry Optics. I am the only recipient of Ernest Langdon’s F.A.S.T. coin who did it with a red dot pistol.

Peer Support for Patrol / SWAT Officers (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Peer Support for Patrol / SWAT Officers (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thurday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Rosewood

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, 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!

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Chef Jim Gilbert

Chief Jim Gilbert grew up in Cincinnati and comes from a law enforcement family. His father is a retired Cincinnati Police Specialist and his brother is a current Cincinnati Police Officer. When he was young he was an Explorer with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office as well as a Firefighter/EMT with the Miami Township Fire Dept. He graduated his first Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in 1993. He worked as a police officer at the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio until he was hired at the Columbus Division of Police in 1996 attending their academy. He worked almost his entire career on 3rd shift assigned to the 11th Precinct. In 2006 he was elected as President of the Fraternal Order of Police-Capital City Lodge #9 a position he held for 6 years. In 2007 He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. While at CPD he received many awards & commendations; which included 2 Chief's Special Commendations, The Blue Star, The Medal of Merit, 2 separate Officer of the Year Awards, the MADD TOP COP Award, Central Ohio Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year, The Ohio Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award, and a FCSO Certificate of Merit. He served on the Honor Guard, Officer Support Team, State FOP CISM Team, FTO, CIT Member and guest academy instructor. Chief Gilbert was involved in an officer involved shooting on October 9, 2000 when he shot & killed a suspect who had disarmed an officer. Over his career he has responded to and/or assisted in a peer support capacity at over 300 critical incidents. He has extensive training in critical incident response and on numerous occasions has been a requested speaker on the topic. He retired from CPD in January 2013 to join the Command Staff at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. He is very passionate about the profession of law enforcement and his leadership style is to "lead from the front". He currently commands over 175 sworn and civilian employees in the Patrol Bureau as a Chief Deputy. Chief Gilbert understands the importance of balancing proactive policing in today's world with an understanding that the upmost professional services are required at all times. He understands that interactions with the public are of the upmost importance and has adopted the 3 P’s of Patrol. They are; Professionalism in all that you do, Pride in how you do it and Passion to care about the quality of your work in your service to the communities you serve! Chief Gilbert is still very active with the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge #9 and had served on their Executive Board for over the last 12 years. He is a member of Ohio Concerns of Police Survivors, a member of the Ohio State FOP Critical Incident Response Mid-Ohio Team, a member of the National Sheriff's Association, Buckeye State Sheriff's Association, Ohio Chiefs of Police Association, Franklin County Chiefs of Police Association, Franklin County EMA Board member, Ohio Tactical Officer’s Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9, American Legion Post 283 and is active in his community as a little league baseball coach. Chief Gilbert is a graduate of the Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs Public Safety Leadership Academy “Class #3”. He is married and has four children.

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 722

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 is a Dayton Police Detective, currently assigned to the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E. Task Force. Sean is former member of the Dayton SWAT team. Ross Nagy is the sniper team leader with Dayton Police Department. He is currently assigned to a Dayton Police Department uniformed proactive squad Ross Nagy is and OTOA Region 3 Representative, Dayton SWAT Team Leader, andSniper Team Leader

Profile of an Active Shooter (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Profile of an Active Shooter (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 308

Class Description: School shooters have and always will be a concern for everyone. This course implements Lt. Dan Marcou’s Five Phases of the Active Shooter and shows how the shooters of Virginia Tech and Columbine all went through each phase giving us valuable insight into the minds of these killers and what to look for in future active shooters. This course is designed to give law enforcement, prosecutors, dispatchers, school teachers and school administrators an idea of the thoughts and actions of active shooters before they commit their crimes.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: James Burke

James Burke is the Director of Advanced Training for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy ("OPOTA") which is under the purview of the Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine. As the director my responsibilities are to supervise the advanced training sections of OPOTA in both London and Richfield campuses. OPOTA develops advanced law enforcement trainings on topics relevant to Ohio law enforcement. These trainings are provided to law enforcement professionals throughout the State of Ohio both by in-person seminars and trainings as well as on-line. These trainings and curricula are designed to incorporate the most recent developments in applicable federal and state law. These trainings and curricula also are meant to be comprehensive and timely in the topics and method of instruction they present as relevant to the provision of law enforcement services in Ohio. I have served at OPOTA since May of2012. I have an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. I am also currently working on my P.H.D. in Organizational Change Management at Walden University.

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 307

Class Description: This course is designed for Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 center fire Duty Pistols. Focus will be on nomenclature, field stripping 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 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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: Derek Keller

Removing K9 Competition (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Removing K9 Competition (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 601 and then NASA

Class Description: This course will teach each K9 Handler how to recognize and improve Operational Focus and Commitment by working to remove K9 Competition between handler and back up officers.

Student Equipment Needs: Duty Gear, Water, Standard K9 Training Equipment, and clothing for the weather.

Instructor: Mike Pennington

Dan Russell: I’m Mike Pennington, C.E.O. and founder of Storm Dog K9 Training L.L.C., a disabled Law Enforcement owned company located in Sunbury, Ohio. Storm Dog Tactical is a division of Storm Dog K9 Training L.L.C. specifically dedicated to Police, Military and Tactical K9 Operations. We are a full service K9 Company offering everything from Basic Single and Dual-Purpose Police Dog training to Advanced Tactical K9 Operations for Swat and Military units. Storm Dog Tactical has developed new and innovative techniques that make working a dog more efficient with low levels of conflict under stress. This increases mission safety and improves your deployment to apprehension ratio. The real-world experience of our trainers in both Law Enforcement and Military Operations is where we discovered the importance of training each K9 mentally to perform its task under stress, without conflict.

Threat Spikes (Series 3); From Takedowns to Handcuffing (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Threat Spikes (Series 3); From Takedowns to Handcuffing (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Criminal Justice 504b

Class Description: This course will address one of the most neglected yet vulnerable phases of a subject control interaction, Threat Spike 3. This phase of subject interaction begins with a takedown attempt and ends with a successful handcuffing. This training represents Series 3 of the Contact Dominance architecture, as taught in the Force Management System Instructor Certification Course.

Student Equipment Needs: Please wear comfortable clothing which allows you to move freely.

Instructor: Eric Kohtz

Eric 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.

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - Sniper 1

Class Description: This course is a full shooting course that will give the Officer a checklist to complete a Sniper Weapon System calibration by using a standard target layout and training system. This course forces the individual to reassess how they train and keep a record of their training. This system can help the officer show that his rifle, scope, ammo, and self are “calibrated” and verified to be in proper working order for many different types of shooting positions. This course focuses of the mechanical use of the rifle to be able to engage single or multiple targets with speed and accuracy. In the afternoon portion we will cover non-traditional “alternate” positions and how to accurately engage targets from any position while using anything for cover or concealment. Round count for this course is 200.

Student Equipment Needs: All kit that the Sniper would travel with or carry in their loadout, and 200 rounds.

Instructor: Jim Gilliand

Jim Gilliland is a 20-year Retired Army Master Sergeant, Professional Precision Match Shooter and owner of Shadow 6 Consulting. He is accredited with the longest .308 engagement in Iraq and lead the most successful sniper team there in 2005 (Joints Chief Counter IED Task force). With decades behind a precision rifle in both the Military and Competitive shooting Jim has a unique skillset that brings a very practical understanding and use to the Sniper community.

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: BGSU Fireland - CPC Auditorium

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 Finer Points of Concealment We will go in depth like never before into the fieldcraft of concealment, which is so much more than hiding a weapon. “Concealment” is the concealing of weapons, intentions and capabilities throughout the duration of the event. Participants will learn that concealment is an art, and can be specifically a martial art–one that criminals have developed to a very high level of effectiveness. We will cover the true meaning of “blending in” using the environment and the “energy” of those natively in the environment. Students will get the chance to both act in concealment and to observe those acting in concealment. This concealment work will continue on to cover advanced safety, moving through crowds and around innocents without adding harm, and movement for assault/defense in crowds or around obstacles. 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 yourself 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.

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC) - 50 Meter

Class Description: 1 Day Dynamic Multiple Weapons Class with Trigger Time Instructor with over 32 years of training and operational experience. Topics covered includes fundamentals of marksmanship to tactical deployment of weapons. Malfunctions drills to transition and use of cover. Fast pace with a lot of Trigger Time

Student Equipment Needs: Weapons, holster, mag pouch, eye and ear protection, 300 rounds pistol, and 300 rounds rifle. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Tom Bullins

Over 20 years of experience in the private security industry and ten plus years service with the U.S. Marine Corp, with extensive experience in security and training. Skills are continuously honed through ongoing field experience. Experience Present - 1992 • Owner / Operator of Trigger Time Valley firearms training complex. • Responsible for the development of the shooting ranges for the training complex. • Responsible for the development of the specialized weapons training curriculum. • Provides and/or supports firearms instruction for various personnel. • Participated in numerous international and domestic protection details for corporations and government agencies. Provided training for corporate and government protection details in the areas of Anti-Terrorist, firearms, medical, advance team operations, driving, surveillance and counter surveillance. • Certified Instructor Department of Justice, Department of Defense, and the National Rifle Association. • Extensive experiences in training international, regional, and state police special tactical team (SWAT). • Certified SRT Instructor and Advisor Moore County Sheriff. • Also trains Special Operation personnel from various services within the US Department of Defense. • Subjects taught in the courses: Close Quarter Battle (CQB), Hostage Rescue, Sniper Operation, Explosive Entry and Tactical shooting skills.

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 309

Class Description: Cell phones and other devices are being considered more frequently for cases. Investigators depend on digital forensics practitioners to provided them with forensic reports for review. Reports are then reviewed by investigators with little to no training in how to interpret this evidence. If this landscape is true for you, this is your class! In this class, we will discuss everything the non-technical investigator needs to know to do his job. From understanding the different types of extractions (not all are created equal) to learning how to find evidence beyond the very basic (pictures, texts, and internet history). As well, we will discuss how to tell if you need to search the cloud for evidence before ever laying eyes on a device report.

Student Equipment Needs: Rich Johnson

Instructor: Richard Johnson has been in law enforcement for 18 years and has been practicing digital forensics with Westlake, Ohio Police Department for the past 7 years. He's performed work on cases for over 50 police agencies in Ohio at the local, state, and federal level. Richard has testified as an expert witness in cases of all shapes and sizes, including rape, burglary, RICO, and homicide. Richard is also an adjunct-instructor with the Lorain County Community College where he teaches digital forensics to law enforcement investigators.

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Indigo Bay

Class Description: Traumatic and critical incidents are a part of life, especially for tactical teams. These courses address recognizing when our personnel may be in crisis, techniques for helping them and their families. After the Call begins the conversations about the logistic and emotional after effects of the death of a co-worker. Not a policy course, but begin the discussions and have a plan in place. We lose two and a half times the number of public safety personnel to suicide that we do line of duty. This course is to help recognize when someone could be in crisis and how to reach out to offer help. It also discusses helping the survivors in the aftermath of a suicide. Family and Friends are encouraged to attend.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Steven Click

Steven M. Click recently retired as a lieutenant assigned to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Office of Personnel / Ohio ASSIST program. Steve has been involved in peer support with the Patrol’s Member’s Assistance Team (MAT) since its inception in 2002. He previously served as the Operational Commander. Prior to retirement, he oversaw all aspects of the MAT including policies, activations and training. He has been active in peer support since being CISM trained in 1993. He was deployed to New York City twice after the 9/11 attacks and worked with the NYPD peer support program, POPPA. Steve is trained in both group and individual peer support by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He oversees the Post Critical Incident Seminars for Ohio. He has been utilized as a peer in South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Georgia, for their PCIS / STLS programs. He serves as the Crisis Awareness Training, and other critical incident training program instructor for Ohio ASSIST, having provided training to a number of Ohio agencies including the Highway Patrol. He currently serves as the First Responder Liaison to the Trauma Informed Care program for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He also continues to oversee the Ohio ASSIST program. Steve retired with 36 years of service with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and served in a number of assignments including Commander of Cadet Training, the Patrol’s Motorcycle Unit, the Ohio Statehouse Detail as well as several field supervisory positions. He and his wife Lori live in Grove City, Ohio.

Practical LE Sniper (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Practical LE Sniper (8 Hours
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - 300 Meter Range

Class Description: This course will cover the practical application of a scoped rifle system as it would apply to call out scenarios. Specific smaller lessons will be given within this course (shooting form supported positions, partner comms, observation technique etc) to allow all learning levels to attend this course and benefit.

Student Equipment Needs: Each attendee should bring their scoped rifle system, and applicable tools and cleaning gear, rear bag/sand socks, bringing tripods are encouraged ( we will have a few available) , any regular use duty/ call our gear 80 rds. of match ammunition ( other ammo that you may want to test at the class is also welcome.

Instructor: Corey Clancy and Rob Pettorsson

Both Corey and Rob individually have over 15 years of professional instruction experience in the realm of scoped rifle shooting. Corey is former Marine Scout Sniper, Gov contractor, Former Chief Instructor at GPS Defense Sniper School and Director of Training for Strategic Armory Corps. Rob also a former Marine Scout Sniper, Chief Instructor for McMillan Sniper School, and National Sales Manager for Strategic Armory Corps. Corey and Rob have a contagious sense of humor which makes the class very interesting and educational.

Explosive Effects, Injuries & Investigations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Explosive Effects, Injuries & Investigations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 802 then Ares Inc.

Class Description: This course will provide the officer with the knowledge to further his/her education in explosives, blast injuries and investigations. Instructors will begin with an introduction to explosive materials, precursors and IEDs. Detonation velocities, blast injuries and basic treatment strategies will provide the attendee with an understanding of various injury patterns based on the explosive materials. The Akron Fire Department's FIU will discuss protocols and procedures when a device detonates putting the crew "Right of Bang." The scientific method, evidence collection, documentation and interviewing will be delivered through cases investigated in Akron. The FBI will detonate various explosives at ARES,Inc. range with a mock investigation and a debrief to conclude.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, eyes, and ears.

Instructor: Jarred Alden

Lt. Jarred R. Alden currently works for The Akron Fire Department in Akron Ohio. Alden is a 15 1/2 year veteran of the Fire Service. He is a firefighter/paramedic and also functions as a tactical medic for The Akron Police Dept's SWAT team. He is a former Rescue Diver for the department. Alden has been recently assigned to the Fire Investigation's Unit. The Fire Investigation's Unit investigates various fire determinations by applying the Scientific Method. This method of analysis is also used when the AFD's FIU investigates post-detonation and post-explosion IEDs and HMEs. Alden also holds a B.A. in sociology from Urbana University and an M.A. in Behavioral Sciences from Wright State University.

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: 8 hour block of Instruction utilizing Carbine. Overall focus is shooting both strong and support side carbine in a variety of standard and non-standard firing positions. We dont have a weak side , only a support side, Training will focus on shooting behind positions of cover and vehicles. Positions will focus on shooting Strong and Support side. Training will cover a blocks of instruction and be supported by a Drill following the instruction. 50 percent of this class will be shot on your support side.

Student Equipment Needs: Carbine, 4 mags, 750rds, as well as 200 rounds of pistol ammunition for your required duty/personal pistol, eye and ear pro, body armor, gloves, battle belt or duty belt. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Dan Brokos

Dan Brokos is owner of Lead Faucet Tactical ( LFT ), LFT is a training and tactical product company. Dan retired last year after serving 26 years in the military, 21 of those in the Army SOF community. Dan spent his entire career as an operator, his only 2 breaks were teaching and instructing at the SF School House where he developed the POI for advanced Marksmanship, CQB and Sniper Operations. Dan has been instructing outside of the military since 2008 and decided to start LFT to give back to the LE and Military communities the knowledge he gained over the years. Dan brings relevant shooting and tactical TTPs in his method of Instruction. Last Year LFT taught 36 classes throughout the US and Overseas with other Military Units. visit www.leadfaucettactical.com

AMTEC (ALS) Chemical Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

AMTEC (ALS) Chemical Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
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: Bill Gazza

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

ASP Instructor Class(8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

ASP Instructor Class(8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend Community School

Class Description: ASP Discipline is to be determined.

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 Officers (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

B-Con, Triage and Treatment for Operators (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 802

Class Description: The officer will learn how to triage and treat various victims in the field. The attendee will learn how to sort patients based on injury severity. The officer will also learn how to treat bleeding injuries, airway & breathing issues and shock management.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material and older clothing.

Instructor: Frank LaRock

Frank LaRock currently works for the Akron Fire Department as a Lieutenant. He is a member of the APD SWAT/TEMS team and AFD’s Haz Mat team.

SWAT K9 Integration Puzzle (4 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

SWAT K9 Integration Puzzle (4 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: Kalahari - Crown Palm

Class Description: This course was specifically designed for Swat Administrators and K9 Handlers who want to integrate or utilize a K9 During Swat missions. Topics covered include: - Swat K9 Training Puzzle - Command, Control, Utilization and Implementation - Understanding the differences between a Swat and Patrol K9 - Why the best Patrol K9 may not make the best Swat K9 - K9 Mental Training versus Task Oriented Training - Insure Full Team Support and limit K9 Conflict with team - Understanding top 3 reasons Swat K9 Integration fails and how to prevent it through selection, assignment and training.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Mike Pennington

I’m Mike Pennington, C.E.O. and founder of Storm Dog K9 Training L.L.C., a disabled Law Enforcement owned company located in Sunbury, Ohio. Storm Dog Tactical is a division of Storm Dog K9 Training L.L.C. specifically dedicated to Police, Military and Tactical K9 Operations. We are a full service K9 Company offering everything from Basic Single and Dual-Purpose Police Dog training to Advanced Tactical K9 Operations for Swat and Military units. Storm Dog Tactical has developed new and innovative techniques that make working a dog more efficient with low levels of conflict under stress. This increases mission safety and improves your deployment to apprehension ratio. The real-world experience of our trainers in both Law Enforcement and Military Operations is where we discovered the importance of training each K9 mentally to perform its task under stress, without conflict.

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
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

I 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.

RAIDER Training (16 Hours) June 6 and 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

RAIDER Training (16 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday June 6 AND Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Woodlands School

Class Description: SOLO response to an active killer/shooter.

Student Equipment Needs: Pens, paper, long sleeves, and pants for airsoft. *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Chris Patte

Police officer over 21 years. SWAT team member and sniper for 14 years. Firearms instructor for over 17 years. RAIDER instructor for over 4 years.

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Cypress

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

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.

Leveraging the Ballistic Corner (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Leveraging the Ballistic Corner (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - Shoothouse

Class Description: Ballistic shields and blankets can be considered dynamic, portable ballistic corners that can be placed anywhere between the threat and law enforcement personnel, thus allowing the “good guys” to safely maneuver into a position of advantage to negate the threat(s). The bunker has traditionally been taught to be deployed in a slow, thorough and methodical, defensive tempo. The ballistic blanket is primarily utilized for rescues but can be positioned to give a team a tactical advantage. This introductory course is designed to avoid a defensive mindset. It has been constructed with a primary focus on the offensive capabilities of the ballistic shield and a multitude of applications with ballistic blankets. The attendee will be exposed to the distinct advantages when deploying ballistic shields and blankets. This is by far the most cutting-edge and real- world proven instruction regarding hand-held ballistic shield deployments and ballistic blanket applications. **This is an INTRODUCTORY course that will conclude with fundamental live-fire drills. It is designed to introduce the attendee to the concepts of applying the ballistic shield properly during clearing operations.

Student Equipment Needs: REQUIRED: Notebook and pen/pencil (that can be carried at all times), Ballistic helmet, Ballistic vest (tactical or plate carrier), Duty belt or thigh rig, Department issued pistol, Department issued shoulder-mounted weapon (i.e. MP5, M4, etc.), Minimum of two (2) magazines for the shoulder-mounted weapon, Chamber safety flag for the pistol, Minimum of three (3) magazines for the pistol, Vest or belt-mounted carry system for the magazines, Two hundred and fifty (250) rounds of factory new ammunition (Hand gun) MUST BE BALL AMMO, Chamber safety flag for the shoulder-mounted weapon, Vest or belt-mounted carry system for the magazines, One hundred (100) rounds of factory new ammunition long gun (MP5, M4, etc.) MUST BE FRANGIBLE, Ballistic shield, hand-held, Level IIIA minimum*, Eye and ear protection, Any other personal gear needed.Helmets and Body Armorer are MANDATORY OPTIONAL: Weapon-mounted light for pistol, Weapon-mounted light for shoulder-mounted weapon, Ballistic blanket and stand*, Gloves, Knee pads *Note: There will be some additional simulated firearms (i.e. Blue guns), ballistic shields, and a ballistic blanket available for use by the participants, which will be provided by PDS Tactical LLC.

Instructor(s): Peter D. Segreti

Peter D. Segreti recently retired from the New York Police Department (NYPD) with twenty-eight (28) years of service. Peter joined the NYPD in 1985 and served just over eleven years in Patrol prior to his assignment to the famed Emergency Service Unit (ESU) in 1996. He was originally assigned to Truck Three (Bronx), conducting high-risk special operations as an entry team member, breacher, shield operator, and sniper. During his sixteen (16) year tenure with ESU, Peter was selected to become a primary instructor for the unit. He served in that position for eleven (11) years, designing and developing a myriad of training programs for ESU and other specialized units of the NYPD covering all aspects of tactical deployments and sniper applications. Peter has extensive deployment experience from conducting thousands of actual operations with ESU. His approach to ballistic shield and blanket instruction is simple, effective, and grounded in real-world applications.

CTS Grenadier Certification Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

CTS Grenadier Certification Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Clubhouse

Class Description: Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including qualification courses and contamination exercises.The course will include is but not limited to: • Hands-on Training with Tactical Deployment with 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 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Defense Technology Chemical Agent Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
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: David Standen

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

Fatal Choices: What We Know About Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Fatal Choices: What We Know About Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Wisteria

Class Description: Fatal Choices: Understanding VCAs and Victim Selection In this fast-moving and interactive lecture participants will be led through contemporary theories and current, curated data on the process by which violent criminal actors select their targets for violent aggression. Particular attention will be paid to the internal mechanisms in play within the criminal psychology, the universe of signifiers around "good guy" behavior, demeanor, and attributes which may actually make selection for attack more likely, as well as considerations for responsible armed citizens to mitigate this risk. Previous iterations of this material have been presented to law-enforcement agencies and private citizen groups across the US as well as international LE educational events. Violent Acts & Actors: A Conceptual and Practical Overview Many instructors present material on surviving physical attack, some address the aftermath of that defensive violence, however the preparation for being placed at risk or even physically attacked is given limited attention at best. This “pre-kinetic phase” is, in contrast, the entire focus of this course. In this wide-ranging and fast-moving program, attendees will be introduced to current understanding of the scope and scale of criminal violence, typologies of such violence, and an in-depth tracing of the developmental path of those who inflict such violence on others. Significant attention will be paid to translation from academic concepts and theories to actionable material with relevance at the street level. Attendees may hope to leave with a far greater understanding of the origins of and motivation for the seemingly senseless violence that wreaks havoc on so many communities, as well as greater insight into steps necessary to maximize their capacity for self-protection.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: William Aprill

William Aprill is a career mental health professional with over 20 years’ experience across the continuum of clinical care. He presently maintains a private practice and consultancy specializing in post-traumatic interventions and other disciplines. William is a former deputy sheriff (Orleans Parish, LA, Criminal Sheriff’s Office) and Special Deputy US Marshal (Eastern District of Louisiana). He is a decorated competitive shooter and has taught civilian, law enforcement, and military personnel in various fighting skills since 1990. He maintains an active schedule both as student and teacher, having been instructor-rated by several top-tier trainers and studying under many of the most influential members of the combative arts community. Through his company Aprill Risk Consulting, William has presented his material on violent criminals and their decision-making, defensive incident aftermath, mindset development and defensive preparedness nationally, including at the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association, the Annual Conference of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the Annual Conference of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI), Rangemaster Tactical Conference, The Field & Tactical Medicine Conference, A Girl & A Gun Annual Conference, Tactical Response Alumni Weekend, and the Louisiana Homicide Investigators Association. He is a co-founder and the Training Director of Paul-E-Palooza, the memorial conference and fundraiser for the family of the late trainer Paul Gomez. He has conducted collaborative presentations across the country with Craig Douglas/Shivworks, Modern Defensive Training Systems, Immediate Action Combatives, Point-Driven Training, Sharp Defense, Lethal Force Institute, Rangemaster, Active Response Training, Tactical Response, Safety Solutions Academy, Defense Training International, Armed Dynamics, and others.

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Bay 2

Class Description: Agencies rarely provide any concealment work to educate on the off duty or Detective / Undercover techniques and safe techniques to present or return the handgun to the holster, not to mention fighting from concealment. This class is going to cover the dynamics of carrying and deploying a concealed handgun as a daily responsibility. This will focus on the concealment, deployment and use of a handgun as a primary weapon while conducting Police Operations in a plain clothes assignment as well as off duty carry. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster. All methods of concealment (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt, off the body carry) will be addressed.

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? • 500 rounds of factory ammunition • Cleaning kit / lubrication •** Holsters MUST be capable of holstering without use of the support hand. Old leather pancake style or inside the waistband holsters that do not retain their opening when the handgun is removed are NOT permitted. ** Shoulder rigs ARE NOT permitted ** ** SERPA holsters ARE NOT permitted** Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Matt Jacques

Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, Detective within the Special Problem Unit as an undercover Detective as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U. S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C. U.S. Marshal’s Office. Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and later was selected and served as a Sniper team member. After his retirement, Matt was hired as the Senior Manager of Assault Weapons for FNH USA. He managed the FN SPR Precision Rifle program; FN Belt fed Weapons section and the SOCOM SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and New Equipment Training (NET) for SOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons. Matt left FNH USA in 2006 and returned to training Law Enforcement, this time for the Federal Government for the US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit. Matt started Victory First in 2012, and the interest and requests for his services allowed him to leave the Federal Government after 8 years, leaving as the Chief of Operations for the Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit.

Hostage Rescue Overview (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Hostage Rescue Overview (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Aloeswood

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

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 (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - 709

Class Description: Students will begin with an understanding of HTMBPR. After a comprehensive understanding of human physiology and psychology as it relates to HTMBPR, the students learn about such concepts as; advanced critical thinking, the decision making algorithm and the six layers of human behavior.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Jay Seese and Lynn Westover

Jay 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.

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Center

Class Description: Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment is an eight-hour module of instruction designed to familiarize the participant with how to deploy a pistol and a blade within a standing or grounded entanglement and prevent the adversary from doing the same. The participant will learn a base of Greco-Roman wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that will be applied to a basic strategy template for self defense versus sport. Handgun and blade deployment will be covered in depth as well as preventing the adversary from doing the same, and managing the problem as well as one can if they are successful in doing so. The course is somewhat anaerobic and participants may be subjected to mild and greater than mild impact.

Student Equipment Needs: Inert handgun replicating their service pistol A training blade replicating their live blade Groin protection Mouthpiece Long sleeve blouse to be used with marking cartridges (provided) Holster either concealed or duty for their inert pistol Glock 17T training weapons will be provided and, used during the final evolutions so a holster that fits a 17 will be required also.

Instructor: Craig Douglas

Craig Douglas is the founder of ShivWorks, a consortium of like-minded professionals devoted to training and product development in the emerging field of interdisciplinary problem-solving for self-defense. Craig retired from law enforcement after 21 years of service with the bulk of his career spent in narcotics and SWAT. Since 2003, Craig has been teaching globally under the ShivWorks brand and has conducted coursework on entangled shooting skills in nearly 40 states and nine foreign countries. He has taught for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and to three branches of the U.S. military.

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Sagewood

Class Description: This course is designed to help local law enforcement better understand drug trafficking organizations structure, operations, and protocols.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Dr. Patrick Linnenbank

Dr. Patrick Linnenbank is the CEO of Seraph Latin America. He is a medical doctor, certified ethical hacker, certified master in anti terrorism studies (CMAS), as well as a board member on numerous security and medical boards.

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Ebony and NASA

Class Description: This course uses very little classroom and several field activities to emphasize the use and importance of visual tracking in law enforcement and the necessary tactical skills to enhance its effectiveness. Whether the student is assigned to a tactical team or a patrol function, this course emphasizes the “come as you are” approach to locating a suspect’s track while also demonstrating the use of tactics for officer safety during the following of the track. This course is not designed to change a department protocol or imply that visual tracking is THE way. It IS designed to provide students with another method of reading and understanding their surroundings while gathering the necessary resources needed for a successful outcome.

Student Equipment Needs: pens/paper/ and any gear that a student would like to take on a rural manhunt (such as rifles, hard body armor, binoculars, etc.)

Instructor: Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar is a 20 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.

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - 50 Meter Range

Class Description: The Intro to Behavior Based Combative Handgun trains students to make intuitive, recognition-based responses and respond appropriately and effectively working with nature instead of against it. Behavior based responses are more easily learned, more easily retained, and more often resorted to in highly stressful encounters. Students will learn how to recognize threats early, control the situation and their stress level through superior tactics, and if necessary apply handgun skills within a broad spectrum of precision from point shooting to sighted fire. Students will learn: • The Sympathetic Nervous System and the Survival Behavior System (SBS) • The “Three Brains” and how we think and act under threat • Combative Marksmanship: why survival and decision come before speed and precision

Student Equipment Needs: Full duty belt / tactical load out. Semiautomatic handgun with 3 magazines, 450 rounds. Appropriate range clothing. Eyes and hearing protection. Note book and pen.Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Trevor Thrasher

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.

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain PD Training Building

Class Description: Since 1948 Israel has been forced to defend its citizens from acts of terrorism. Many hard lessons have been learned, and combat methodologies developed. These skills are now taught to American law- enforcement agencies who have to respond and address similar threats. This course curriculum includes lessons taught today to special operations units in the IDF, as well as various SWAT teams n the United States and Europe. This is a One-Day version of the complete Three day class and includes: Small team movement and tactics, Room entries and clearing, Active killer response. The instructors are all graduates of combat units in the Israeli Defense Forces with vast operational experience.

Student Equipment Needs: Officers will need duty gear and any additional gear they would have with them while responding to an active killer situation. Additionally, officers will need to bring the appropriates sim guns (pistol and rifle if available),150 rounds of Simuniton for weapon systems and appropriate safety equipment.*Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: BK Blankchtein

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

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 306

Class Description: This class is designed to help police officers be aware of how their own body language (non-verbal messages) and tone of voice (what is said, how it's said) all play a critical part in successfully de-escalating a loud, rude, obnoxious, often confrontational person.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: John Riley

John Riley spent 7 years in the Army as an infantryman and was a part of the 24th Infantry Division's drive into Iraq during Desert Storm. John then spent over 19 years with the Grand Rapids, MI, police department before retiring in 2015. As a police officer John discovered he had a knack for communicating with people and being able to de-escalate potential volatile situations. In 2016 John founded Gentle Response LLC to pass on and teach what he learned and observed first hand about conflict de-escalation. John and his team now travel around the US conducting training seminars with businesses, corporations, state agencies and law enforcement agencies.

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
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.Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

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.

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response Sponsored by Vertx (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response Sponsored by Vertx (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range - First Range

Class Description: This course is designed to introduce low visibility options for carrying both firearms and medical equipment that might be necessary to deploy during an active shooter event. School Resource Officers (SRO), Detectives, Narcotics Officers, Plain Clothes officers, and even the off duty officer who carries a firearm and medical equipment would benefit from this course. We will provide recommendations for consideration for both equipment and techniques to carry life saving equipment both on and off body. Vertx will supply loaner bags to the class. This is not a low light class.

Student Equipment Needs: Handgun, eyes, ears, range clothing and 300 rounds of ammunition. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Bryan Hillis

Mr. 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, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US Government officials, foreign government officials, CEO’s, celebrities, professional athletes and Fortune 100/500 companies. Bryan was a guest speaker at the 2017 NBA Security Conference and is considered a preferred security vendor for the NBA. 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 hundreds of 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, breaching 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.

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC) - Vehicle Bay

Class Description: The Presscheck Consulting No Fail Pistol course is designed to equip patrol and tactical officers with the skills to make high risk / high reward pistol shots in critical situations. This 8 hour course stresses the importance of being able to place accurate hits on small, moving, and limited exposure critical areas of the human body to instantly cease all motor function or cause rapid unconsciousness usually resulting in death. Training Objectives •General refresher on the basic fundamentals of gun handling and marksmanship (BY EXCEPTION. Come to this course knowing how to shoot. This is an intermediate to advanced level shooting course) •Zero/confirm zero on all optics and lasers (and iron sights if needed) •Provide students/officers a chance to have their shooting techniques observed by the trainer in order to provide that student/officer with individual feedback on ways to improve performance in accuracy and speed •Engagement of low percentage targets (small strike area often obscured with a hostage or other no-shoot area) •Shooting multiple targets(if class progression allows) •Shooting on the move (if class progression allows) •Competitive shooting drills around your peers to build esprit de corps and create self-induced stress to perform •The student will understand the importance of critical hits and the consequences of a miss, and will be able to diagnose if they are capable of achieving hits at any given moment based upon pre-shot diagnostics of their sights in real time. •This course will enable the student to continue to develop and maintain these skills through the use of clear, repeatable standards. •The student should leave the course with a firm understanding of their personal capability to make low percentage “No-Fail” shots.

Student Equipment Needs: Gun, 400 rounds of ammunition (minimum 50 duty loads), Holster, 2 mag pouch (2nd double pouch optional), 3 magazines (minimum 5 preferred), Hearing protection (active hearing preferred), Eye Protection- students MUST shoot with 20/20 or better corrected vision. Contacts or ballistic protective prescription glasses are mandatory, 1 Black Sharpie marker (one will be provided by exception if you don't bring one), cargo pants or dump pouch to hold spare mags and ammo. Students will be expected to load on the firing line., sun screen, hydration/cooler, snacks (there will be catered lunch for sale, but lunch breaks will be minimal due to compressed timeline of the course), rain gear(optional). Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Chuck Pressburg

SGM(R) Pressburg retired from the Army on 1 Jan 2017 after over 26 years of active service, mostly in Special Operations and Special Missions Units. After Infantry and Airborne Training in 1990, Chuck completed the Ranger Indoctrination Program and was assigned to the 1st Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment. Chuck’s various assignments included: 10 years in the 75th Ranger Regt including platoon sergeant of a 65 man strike force deployed to Afghanistan twice in 2001/2002. Platoon highly decorated during the battle of Takur Ghar (Robert’s Ridge) for recovery of 2 missing US Servicemen. 24 Months rifle and sniper squad leader 82nd Airborne Division. 2 years Asymmetric Warfare Group(AWG) (Founding member, 1st Active Army unit member deployed to combat, Selection class #1, Operational Training Course (OTC) Class #1) Spending over 20 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom, conducting Small Kill Team (SKT) operations and Direct Action raids in support of conventional and Special Operations Forces. 12 years, HQ USASOC performing various tasks as required including a two-year assignment to the G8 section where Chuck performed Science and Technology R&D.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - 100 Meter Range

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 each of 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.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye and Ear Pro, Handgun, Holster, Magazine Pouch, at least 3 magazines, 300 rounds training ammunition, Ball Cap, Bug Spray, Sun Screen, water and an open mind. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

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.

GLOCK Red Dot Pistol Fundamentals (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Red Dot Pistol Fundamentals (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 1

Class Description: This course is a one-of-a kind offering where the student will be provided a GLOCK 9mm pistol with a Red Dot Sight and the option of a Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland holster and the new Zero 9 triple magazine pouch to use for the class. The student will be instructed in the benefits of red dots on pistols. Red Dot optics seem clear to most however the learning curve can be steep to take full advantage of the sighting system. This 8 hour course will allow you to not only be proficient with this emerging technology but also help you learn how to get your department behind the benefits of the red dot optic on a pistol.

Attention: The OTOA in partnership with GLOCK, Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland are providing the students with the pistol, red dot optic, choice of holsters and a magazine pouch. The students must bring all other required range equipment AND 9mm ammunition.

Student Equipment Needs: Students are provided with a Glock optic equipped pistol. If a student elects to bring their own pistol, it must be a GLOCK and MUST have a red dot optic installed. No Exceptions, this is a GLOCK sponsored course. The sponsors will provide a Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment or Safariland holster. The new duty style / slim line triple magazine pouch with Tek-Lok mounting attachment method will be provided by Zero 9 Solutions, The student must bring a belt for the magazine pouches and holster, 300 rounds of 9mm ammunition and eye and ear protection. Personal body armor and a billed cap is also mandatory. Hydration and snacks, weather gear (cold/wet) are suggested.

Instructor: Scott Jedenski

Modern Samurai Project, LLC. Scott is widely regarded as an SME in the new but growing field of red dot equipped pistols. This regard has afforded him an opportunity to teach students from NYPD Instructor Cadre, Ohio Tactical Officers Association, Pentagon ERT, Oklahoma Narcotics Division, and many more departments and agencies. Accomplishments include being a Master Class USPSA shooter in Carry Optics. I am the only recipient of Ernest Langdon’s F.A.S.T. coin who did it with a red dot pistol.

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones in Law Enforcement and Tactical Functions (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones in Law Enforcement and Tactical Functions (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Building H

Class Description: Instructors will cover best practices for the use of UAS (drones) for law enforcement and tactical operations. Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of using drones for operations as well as determining which type of drone best fits the type of operations they intend to use drones for. Students will also be given the opportunity to fly different drone platforms with different camera payloads. Instructors are all FAA Part 107 licensed drone pilots and active members of an LE drone team having comprehensive experiences at flying these various missions in different settings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material and flash drives.

Instructor: Lt. Christopher Leonard

Lt. Christopher Leonard is with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and was instrumental in starting Franklin County's UAS program by working with Franklin County Homeland Security in securing funding for the purchase of the first UAS to be put in service by Franklin County. Since the inception, the UAS Team has flown missions throughout Franklin County and across the state, assisted in training other LEO's for UAS operations, and assisted other agencies in starting a UAS program.

SABRE OC Instructor Certification Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SABRE OC Instructor Certification Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Empress

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.

Xray Alpha Advanced Rifle and Pistol (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Xray Alpha Advanced Rifle and Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club – Bay 4

Class Description: Training will briefly refresh Rifle/Pistol fundamentals and progress rapidly into tactical shooting utilizing practical shooting standardization and skill isolation techniques. This course will focus on CQB/Intermediate range engagements employed in CT/Active Shooter environments. This course will develop individual officer capabilities providing a foundation for future training development. Xray Alpha Advanced Rifle/Pistol is a custom designed course intended for officers with a well-developed foundation in Rifle/Pistol employment.

Student Equipment Needs: Rifle with optic (preferably unmagnified) and sling, pistol, range or duty belt, 2 pistol and 1 rifle magazine pouch minimum, 500 rounds rifle, 500 rounds pistol, box lunch. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Matt Pranka

Matt Pranka has served for 26 years in the US Military, 24 years in various special operation units.

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - Sniper 1

Class Description: This course is a full shooting course that will give the Officer a checklist to complete a Sniper Weapon System calibration by using a standard target layout and training system. This course forces the individual to reassess how they train and keep a record of their training. This system can help the officer show that his rifle, scope, ammo, and self are “calibrated” and verified to be in proper working order for many different types of shooting positions. This course focuses of the mechanical use of the rifle to be able to engage single or multiple targets with speed and accuracy. In the afternoon portion we will cover non-traditional “alternate” positions and how to accurately engage targets from any position while using anything for cover or concealment. Round count for this course is 200.

Student Equipment Needs: All kit that the Sniper would travel with or carry in their loadout, and 200 rounds.

Instructor: Jim Gilliand

Jim Gilliland is a 20-year Retired Army Master Sergeant, Professional Precision Match Shooter and owner of Shadow 6 Consulting. He is accredited with the longest .308 engagement in Iraq and lead the most successful sniper team there in 2005 (Joints Chief Counter IED Task force). With decades behind a precision rifle in both the Military and Competitive shooting Jim has a unique skillset that brings a very practical understanding and use to the Sniper community.

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
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: Derek Keller

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - 50 Meter

Class Description: 1 Day Dynamic Multiple Weapons Class with Trigger Time Instructor with over 32 years of training and operational experience. Topics covered includes fundamentals of marksmanship to tactical deployment of weapons. Malfunctions drills to transition and use of cover. Fast pace with a lot of Trigger Time.

Student Equipment Needs: Weapons, holster, mag pouch, eye and ear protection, 300 rounds pistol, and 300 rounds rifle. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Tom Bullins

Over 20 years of experience in the private security industry and ten plus years service with the U.S. Marine Corp, with extensive experience in security and training. Skills are continuously honed through ongoing field experience. Experience Present - 1992 • Owner / Operator of Trigger Time Valley firearms training complex. • Responsible for the development of the shooting ranges for the training complex. • Responsible for the development of the specialized weapons training curriculum. • Provides and/or supports firearms instruction for various personnel. • Participated in numerous international and domestic protection details for corporations and government agencies. Provided training for corporate and government protection details in the areas of Anti-Terrorist, firearms, medical, advance team operations, driving, surveillance and counter surveillance. • Certified Instructor Department of Justice, Department of Defense, and the National Rifle Association. • Extensive experiences in training international, regional, and state police special tactical team (SWAT). • Certified SRT Instructor and Advisor Moore County Sheriff. • Also trains Special Operation personnel from various services within the US Department of Defense. • Subjects taught in the courses: Close Quarter Battle (CQB), Hostage Rescue, Sniper Operation, Explosive Entry and Tactical shooting skills.

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: BGSU Fireland - CPC Auditorium

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 Finer Points of Concealment We will go in depth like never before into the fieldcraft of concealment, which is so much more than hiding a weapon. “Concealment” is the concealing of weapons, intentions and capabilities throughout the duration of the event. Participants will learn that concealment is an art, and can be specifically a martial art–one that criminals have developed to a very high level of effectiveness. We will cover the true meaning of “blending in” using the environment and the “energy” of those natively in the environment. Students will get the chance to both act in concealment and to observe those acting in concealment. This concealment work will continue on to cover advanced safety, moving through crowds and around innocents without adding harm, and movement for assault/defense in crowds or around obstacles. 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 yourself 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.

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Guava

Class Description: Training for the first line of defense in a critical incident, the dispatcher. The class will cover negotiation skills, recognizing and dealing with suicidal callers, PTSD, self-care and include case debriefs with actual audio. The team of instructors brings over 32 years of experience, including dispatch and SWAT negotiations. Each attendee will leave with reference handouts to take back to their dispatch center, as well as verbal tactics to handle critical calls

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Patricia Wain

Lt. 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.

Critical Mindset for Counter Ambush on Law Enforcement Officers (24 Hours) June 5 AND June 6 AND June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Critical Mindset for Counter Ambush on Law Enforcement Officers (24 Hours)
Class Date: June 5 AND June 6 AND June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 308 on Wednesday Morning then to Norfolk Southern for rest of class

Class Description: With Ambush on Law Enforcement up over 500% since 2012 we have made it our mission to prepare officers for the unknown for when the unthinkable happens. Our training has been called the most real world scenario training ever attended. You will be placed in Ambush scenarios from vehicle Ambush, Traffic Stop Ambush, Foot Pursuit Ambush, Partner Down Ambush... and other scenarios. We will over load your scenes, mess with your OODA Loop and make you think under stress!!!

Student Equipment Needs: Duty Belt, Light Body Armor, or outer carrier, we like attendees to wear what they would for duty equipment wise, handgun, rifle, eyes, ears. 300 rounds handgun 150 rounds of rifle, long sleeve and gloves optional for the vehicle part. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Michael Neal

Sheriff Michael Neal of Monroe County Arkansas was the 2011 International Law Enforcement Officer of the year. Sheriff Neal was instrumental in stopping a threat May 20, 2010 in West Memphis. A father and son had shot four cops killing two of them during an incident. Sheriff Neal has received numerous accolades for his heroism and has been in law enforcement over 20 years.

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Guava

Class Description: Training for the first line of defense in a critical incident, the dispatcher. The class will cover negotiation skills, recognizing and dealing with suicidal callers, PTSD, self-care and include case debriefs with actual audio. The team of instructors brings over 32 years of experience, including dispatch and SWAT negotiations. Each attendee will leave with reference handouts to take back to their dispatch center, as well as verbal tactics to handle critical calls.

Student Equipment Needs:Note taking materials.

Instructor: Patricia Wai

Lt. 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.

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Tamarind

Class Description: This course will prepare the Patrol Officer of Supervisor to take on a leadership role during critical incidents, prior to the arrival of specialized tactical units, promoting an organized and professional tactical patrol response.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Lt. Paul Ohl

Lt. Paul Ohl has served with the Columbus Division of Police for 30 years. He has 17 years of experience in patrol operations and has been the SWAT Team Commander for the last 7 years. He has led the response to over 800 barricaded suspect situations, high risk search warrants and several active shooter responses. He also led the restructuring of the Columbus Division of Police's Active Shooter Response protocols and the training of the instructors who delivered the training to 1800 police officers and 1500 firefighters.

Designated Marksman School For The Patrol Rifle Operator (16 Hours) June 5, AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Designated Marksman School For The Patrol Rifle Operator (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: Sandusky County Sportsman Club - 300 Meter and Cowboy Range

Class Description: This school is designed to enhance a patrol rifle operator’s ability to place accurate fire upon targets that are partially exposed or hostage takers encountered during patrol operations using magnified optics. This level of training is the next progression for law enforcement patrol rifle preparation. It enables an agency to field a group of first responders who have the training, equipment and ability to deliver more precise shot placement than an ordinary patrol rifle operator.

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

Instructor: Jeff Felts

Jeff Felts is a retired police officer who served twenty years with the Detroit suburbs of Plymouth Township and the City of Wayne Police Departments. Concurrently, he spent twelve years in a part-time capacity with the Western Wayne County Special Operations Team (SWAT) as an operator, sniper and sniper team leader. His training and tactical foundations were established through a twelve year career in the U.S. Army where he served on active duty in the Military Police Corp and in the reserves as an infantry drill sergeant. Jeff’s unique and contemporary views on training and risk mitigation are a direct result of his involvement in two officer involved shootings and as a government whistle-blower. He holds an associate degree in criminal justice, a bachelor degree in business administration and is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Jeff is the President & CEO of Center Mass, Inc., the founder of the National Patrol Rifle Conference & Championships, an Advisory Board Member of the American Sniper Association (ASA), a guest speaker at multiple law enforcement conferences, the co-author of the National Tactical Officers Association’s manual on patrol rifle training, tactics and equipment, the co-author of the ASA’s Police Sniper Training and Operations manual, and the author of multiple industry articles on SWAT, police sniping and leadership. Jeff is also a member of the NRA and the Michigan Tactical Officers Association.

Patrol Officer Close Quarter Battle Tactics (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Officer Close Quarter Battle Tactics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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. 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. Helmets and Body Armorer are MANDATORY

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)

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.

Armored Vehicle Rescue Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Armored Vehicle Rescue Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky Police Range

Class Description: This course will teach considerations, methods, tactics, techniques, and procedures 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: Kurt Delia

Mr. Delia is the President and lead instructor of Delia Tactical International. He is an active 28 year Law Enforcement officer, former S.W.A.T. team leader and master breacher. Delia was assigned to a Special Weapons and Tactics team for 18 years with 20 years of street patrol experience, as well as previous covert investigative duties, narcotics enforcement and international security assignments. Delia is a veteran of the VDF Michigan National Guard and was assigned to 5th Battalion Alpha Company as a Light Infantry SAR specialist. Mr. Delia instructs SWAT tactics, police close counter measures, lethal force combatives, weapons, armored vehicle operations and tactical breaching. He has over 25 years in mixed martial arts and weapon disciplines and has instructed police, security, and SOF military personnel for over 20 years. Delia has deployed and instructed thousands of troops as a private contractor and was the lead MRAP and Armored vehicle instructor for Kinetic Options and Crusaders Training International from 2009-2012. He has been an instructor and speaker for hundreds of units and organizations throughout the world including the United States Army 3rd/5th/19th Special Forces Group, American S.W.A.T. Teams, Mexico Federal Police Counter Narcotics Command, U.S Border Patrol, Private Security Companies and Police Departments.

Leveraging the Ballistic Corner (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Leveraging the Ballistic Corner (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - Shoothouse

Class Description: Ballistic shields and blankets can be considered dynamic, portable ballistic corners that can be placed anywhere between the threat and law enforcement personnel, thus allowing the “good guys” to safely maneuver into a position of advantage to negate the threat(s). The bunker has traditionally been taught to be deployed in a slow, thorough and methodical, defensive tempo. The ballistic blanket is primarily utilized for rescues but can be positioned to give a team a tactical advantage. This introductory course is designed to avoid a defensive mindset. It has been constructed with a primary focus on the offensive capabilities of the ballistic shield and a multitude of applications with ballistic blankets. The attendee will be exposed to the distinct advantages when deploying ballistic shields and blankets. This is by far the most cutting-edge and real- world proven instruction regarding hand-held ballistic shield deployments and ballistic blanket applications. **This is an INTRODUCTORY course that will conclude with fundamental live-fire drills. It is designed to introduce the attendee to the concepts of applying the ballistic shield properly during clearing operations.

Student Equipment Needs: REQUIRED: Notebook and pen/pencil (that can be carried at all times), Ballistic helmet, Ballistic vest (tactical or plate carrier), Duty belt or thigh rig, Department issued pistol, Department issued shoulder-mounted weapon (i.e. MP5, M4, etc.), Minimum of two (2) magazines for the shoulder-mounted weapon, Chamber safety flag for the pistol, Minimum of three (3) magazines for the pistol, Vest or belt-mounted carry system for the magazines, Two hundred and fifty (250) rounds of factory new ammunition (Hand gun) MUST BE BALL AMMO, Chamber safety flag for the shoulder-mounted weapon, Vest or belt-mounted carry system for the magazines, One hundred (100) rounds of factory new ammunition long gun (MP5, M4, etc.) MUST BE FRANGIBLE, Ballistic shield, hand-held, Level IIIA minimum*, Eye and ear protection, Any other personal gear needed.Helmets and Body Armorer are MANDATORY OPTIONAL: Weapon-mounted light for pistol, Weapon-mounted light for shoulder-mounted weapon, Ballistic blanket and stand*, Gloves, Knee pads *Note: There will be some additional simulated firearms (i.e. Blue guns), ballistic shields, and a ballistic blanket available for use by the participants, which will be provided by PDS Tactical LLC.

Instructor: Peter D. Segreti

Peter D. Segreti recently retired from the New York Police Department (NYPD) with twenty-eight (28) years of service. Peter joined the NYPD in 1985 and served just over eleven years in Patrol prior to his assignment to the famed Emergency Service Unit (ESU) in 1996. He was originally assigned to Truck Three (Bronx), conducting high-risk special operations as an entry team member, breacher, shield operator, and sniper. During his sixteen (16) year tenure with ESU, Peter was selected to become a primary instructor for the unit. He served in that position for eleven (11) years, designing and developing a myriad of training programs for ESU and other specialized units of the NYPD covering all aspects of tactical deployments and sniper applications. Peter has extensive deployment experience from conducting thousands of actual operations with ESU. His approach to ballistic shield and blanket instruction is simple, effective, and grounded in real-world applications.

Tavor X95 Familiarization Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tavor X95 Familiarization Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky County Sportsman Club - 100 Meter Range

Class Description: The X95 is becoming more prevalent in the law enforcement community. This course is designed to train the officer in the basic function, ballistics and manual of arms of the X95 Bullpup rifle as it applies to law enforcement. Some of the topics that will be covered include zero, accessory set up, sling configurations, presentations, reloads, malfunction clearance and transitions.

Student Equipment Needs: IWI will be providing the X95 Tavor Rifle. Eye and ear protection, duty belt/ tactical belt with pistol and 2 magazines, 350 rounds of rifle, 100 rounds of pistol, 3 M4 pattern magazines, mag pouches to carry spare magazines appropriate clothing for weather conditions, knee pads. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Thomas Alibrando

Prior to IWI US, Tom served as a police officer, SWAT, LE Precision rifleman, instructor in all disciplines, and special investigations officer in the Prescott area of Arizona for 11 years. He also toured Iraq and Afghanistan, serving with the Department of State/Blackwater in a protective detail, as well as serving as an intelligence specialist, assistant team leader and foreign national trainer. Tom was involved with the Anti Terrorism Assistance (ATA) Program and various Counter Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office (CNTPO) programs teaching a variety of skill sets from protective operations, close quarters battle and sniper/ counter sniper operations.

Tavor X95 Familiarization Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tavor X95 Familiarization Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky County Sportsman Club - 100 Meter Range

Class Description: The X95 is becoming more prevalent in the law enforcement community. This course is designed to train the officer in the basic function, ballistics and manual of arms of the X95 Bullpup rifle as it applies to law enforcement. Some of the topics that will be covered include zero, accessory set up, sling configurations, presentations, reloads, malfunction clearance and transitions.

Student Equipment Needs: IWI will be providing the X95 Tavor Rifle. Eye and ear protection, duty belt/ tactical belt with pistol and 2 magazines, 350 rounds of rifle, 100 rounds of pistol, 3 M4 pattern magazines, mag pouches to carry spare magazines appropriate clothing for weather conditions, knee pads. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Thomas Alibrando

Prior to IWI US, Tom served as a police officer, SWAT, LE Precision rifleman, instructor in all disciplines, and special investigations officer in the Prescott area of Arizona for 11 years. He also toured Iraq and Afghanistan, serving with the Department of State/Blackwater in a protective detail, as well as serving as an intelligence specialist, assistant team leader and foreign national trainer. Tom was involved with the Anti Terrorism Assistance (ATA) Program and various Counter Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office (CNTPO) programs teaching a variety of skill sets from protective operations, close quarters battle and sniper/ counter sniper operations.

Point Blank Advance Combat Shield Instructor Course (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Point Blank Advance Combat Shield Instructor Course (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: Izzak Walton - 20 Yard Range

Class Description: Instructors will be trained to deploy the shields in an operation with great mobility, flexibility and accuracy without risk of malfunctions to the weapon system. Operators will learn to adjust and deploy the shield in any environment and defeat threats without hesitation and with conviction. Operators will learn how to fix malfunctions with both hands and fight in an offensive mode with both weapon systems (RIFLE and SIDE ARM) incorporating Standing, Kneeling, Prone, Movement drills, Multiple Target drills, Vehicle Assault, Rescues, and Team Movement drills, Hand to Hand Shield Combat… take away techniques.

Student Equipment Needs: Pistol: Minimum of 3 Magazines, Submachine/Rifle: Minimum of 3 Magazines, Ammunition: 500 Rounds for Pistol, 500 Rounds for Submachine Gun or Rifle, Wrap-Around Eye Protection, Ear Protection, Hat, Sunscreen, Mosquito Repellant, Water, and Sack Lunch, and Appropriate Clothing for the Climate. ***All Weapons Must be CLEANED AND WELL LUBED. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Mike Ott – Point Blank

18 years of service with Lakewood CO Police Department (SWAT, Master Firearms Instructor, K-9 Handler, and Lead Physical Fitness Instructor). 7 years with First Choice Armor/Diamondback Tactical as Vice President in Training Division. Present: Point Blank Enterprise (Hard Armor Unit).

Complexities of Tactical Command 2.0 (16 Hours) June 5 and June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Complexities of Tactical Command 2.0 (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: BGSU Firelands - CPC Auditorium

Class Description: This updated course is a must for any officer regardless of rank or assignment. If you are the person that is tasked with operations planning in a patrol or tactical environment, this course is for you. Steve Mescan will break down the complexities of command from legal, moral and ethical issues provide real life examples of tactical resolutions, both good and bad. This course has been developed and updated to provide the required background and factual information needed to make those tough calls and save lives.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Steve Mescan

Pittsburgh PD SWAT, NTOA Director

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: Kalahari - Tamarind

Class Description: This course will prepare the Patrol Officer of Supervisor to take on a leadership role during critical incidents, prior to the arrival of specialized tactical units, promoting an organized and professional tactical patrol response.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Lt. Paul Ohl

Lt. Paul Ohl has served with the Columbus Division of Police for 30 years. He has 17 years of experience in patrol operations and has been the SWAT Team Commander for the last 7 years. He has led the response to over 800 barricaded suspect situations, high risk search warrants and several active shooter responses. He also led the restructuring of the Columbus Division of Police's Active Shooter Response protocols and the training of the instructors who delivered the training to 1800 police officers and 1500 firefighters.

Shootout in Steubenville: Court Officer Saves Judge from Attempted Assassination (4 Hours) June 4, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Shootout in Steubenville: Court Officer Saves Judge from Attempted Assassination (4 Hours)
Class Date: Tuesday June 4, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: Kalahari - Crown Palm

Class Description: A gripping reconstruction of the assassination attempt against Jefferson County Judge Bruzzese by a gunman in Steubenville, Ohio on August 21, 2017. This murder was foiled when a tactically minded court officer killed the would-be assassin with gunfire at close quarters just steps from the courthouse, across from City Hall. The severely wounded Judge was armed and returned fire at his assailant. Another judge who was a former registered nurse provided field treatment of the judge’s gunshot wounds on the sidewalk. All of these heroic actions combined to save the Judge’s life. This case study is presented as part of the Ohio Court Officer Safety and Survival Series of exportable training for the LE community. Discussion topics will include all of the participants’ backgrounds, assassin characteristics, crime scene layout, sequence of events, tactics, training and courthouse security issues. As a group with back and forth discussion, we will arrive at some consensus on “lessons learned” for training judicial protection officers. As of November 2018, the investigative records are still being kept secure by the prosecutor, so all reporting will be from open sources, not any participant debriefings or case files.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Mike Moran

Mike Moran is Chief Counsel and Chief Bailiff at the Franklin County Probate Court. He is also a private practicing attorney, municipal prosecutor, firearms and tactics instructor, and general counsel and staff instructor for a public shooting range and training center. He is certified as an instructor for multiple firearms disciplines through the OPOTC, the NRA Law Enforcement Training Division and also as an ASP Tactical Weapon Instructor. As Director of Training for the Ohio Bailiffs & Court Officers Association, he is the creator of the Ohio Court Officer Safety and Survival Series of training, with case studies backed up by related physical skills training based on actual critical incidents involving court officers here in Ohio. The first in the series included a case study called Officer Down: Probation Officer Prevails Against A Sovereign Citizen's Ambush Attack, and included two hands on trainings - Extreme Close Quarters Handgun Operator and Basic Pocket Stick Operator for Court Officers. He is trying to keep the art and science of impact weapons alive. Mike has over 30 years experience teaching criminal justice personnel and in the fields of law, law enforcement, security and investigations. He is a CIT-trained officer, holds a B.A. from Marietta College and a doctor of law from Capital University. He has been an Adjunct Instructor at OPOTA, the Ohio Judicial College and at Capital University Law School.

Carbine and Pistol for LE (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Carbine and Pistol for LE (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - 100-Meter Range

Class Description: The Skydas Group Carbine / Pistol class focuses on Patrol and SWAT officers who carry their patrol carbine off body (car, bag, etc.) the majority of the time. The class covers fighting to, putting into operation, and employment of a patrol carbine. Topics covered include: Pistol operation as primary weapon, Carbine employment as a capability enhancement, weapon storage and duty gear considerations / planning, advanced marksmanship techniques, weapon manipulation efficiency, and scenario based drills in which the student will be required to apply techniques in order to accomplish an overall goal. Students should be familiar with Carbine operation prior to the class.

Student Equipment Needs: Normal Duty gear with holster, Pistol, Carbine, minimum 3 magazines for each weapon, 200 rounds each weapon, eye and ear protection. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY.

Instructor: Justin Vititoe

Justin Vititoe is the Director of Training for Skydas Group International. He has over 20 years of firearms and survival experience, 17 serving as an Infantryman in the United States Army, including 4 combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also an instructor at the U.S. Army Sniper School and Long Range Marksman course. Justin is an expert in marksmanship, field craft, survival, surveillance, counter- surveillance, and almost any hand-held weapon. He has instructed military personnel and civilians all over the world, as well as operationally working in Executive Protection, Asset Recovery, and Disaster Response roles in various countries as a private contractor.

Carbine and Pistol for LE (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Carbine and Pistol for LE (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - 100-Meter Range

Class Description: The Skydas Group Carbine / Pistol class focuses on Patrol and SWAT officers who carry their patrol carbine off body (car, bag, etc.) the majority of the time. The class covers fighting to, putting into operation, and employment of a patrol carbine. Topics covered include: Pistol operation as primary weapon, Carbine employment as a capability enhancement, weapon storage and duty gear considerations / planning, advanced marksmanship techniques, weapon manipulation efficiency, and scenario based drills in which the student will be required to apply techniques in order to accomplish an overall goal. Students should be familiar with Carbine operation prior to the class.

Student Equipment Needs: Normal Duty gear with holster, Pistol, Carbine, minimum 3 magazines for each weapon, 200 rounds each weapon, eye and ear protection. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY.

Instructor: Justin Vititoe

Justin Vititoe is the Director of Training for Skydas Group International. He has over 20 years of firearms and survival experience, 17 serving as an Infantryman in the United States Army, including 4 combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also an instructor at the U.S. Army Sniper School and Long Range Marksman course. Justin is an expert in marksmanship, field craft, survival, surveillance, counter- surveillance, and almost any hand-held weapon. He has instructed military personnel and civilians all over the world, as well as operationally working in Executive Protection, Asset Recovery, and Disaster Response roles in various countries as a private contractor.

Carbine and Pistol for LE (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Carbine and Pistol for LE (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - 100-Meter Range

Class Description: The Skydas Group Carbine / Pistol class focuses on Patrol and SWAT officers who carry their patrol carbine off body (car, bag, etc.) the majority of the time. The class covers fighting to, putting into operation, and employment of a patrol carbine. Topics covered include: Pistol operation as primary weapon, Carbine employment as a capability enhancement, weapon storage and duty gear considerations / planning, advanced marksmanship techniques, weapon manipulation efficiency, and scenario based drills in which the student will be required to apply techniques in order to accomplish an overall goal. Students should be familiar with Carbine operation prior to the class.

Student Equipment Needs: Normal Duty gear with holster, Pistol, Carbine, minimum 3 magazines for each weapon, 200 rounds each weapon, eye and ear protection. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY.

Instructor: Justin Vititoe

Justin Vititoe is the Director of Training for Skydas Group International. He has over 20 years of firearms and survival experience, 17 serving as an Infantryman in the United States Army, including 4 combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He was also an instructor at the U.S. Army Sniper School and Long Range Marksman course. Justin is an expert in marksmanship, field craft, survival, surveillance, counter- surveillance, and almost any hand-held weapon. He has instructed military personnel and civilians all over the world, as well as operationally working in Executive Protection, Asset Recovery, and Disaster Response roles in various countries as a private contractor.

Decision Making: Foundation of Reasonable Force (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Decision Making: Foundation of Reasonable Force (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: BGSU Firelands - CPC Auditorium

Class Description: Few topics in law enforcement cause more public scrutiny than police use of force. This evidence-based course examines the factors affecting decision making under stress and provides practical tools to make reasonable use of force decisions, while simultaneously increasing officer safety. Through guided discussion, video analysis and case studies, participants will explore: • Current Use of Force Trends • Legal Foundations of Reasonable Force • The Science of Human Performance and Decision Making • Improving Decision Making Under Stress • CYA: Can You Articulate? • Surviving the Aftermath of a Force Incident

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Dennis Valone

Dennis Valone is the Co-Owner and Vice President of Training for Command Presence Training. Dennis has spent the last 23 years working in the Public Safety arena. He began his career as an EMT in 1995 and worked his way up to Paramedic and ultimately served as a Tactical Paramedic for a large Florida Sheriff’s Office. He later became a full time Deputy Sheriff assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division. Dennis worked a variety of assignments including Canine Handler, Crimes Against Children Detective, and served on an FBI Task Force. In 2007 he moved to the Metro Atlanta area and began working with Alpharetta Police Department. He worked various assignments including Uniform Patrol Supervisor and Commander, Internal Affairs Commander, Community Relations Commander, and SWAT Team Leader. Dennis left full time law enforcement in April of 2018 as a Captain and was Commander of the Department of Public Safety Training Division. Dennis has an extensive background in law enforcement training. He has held his instructor certification since 2002 and has taught at police academies in Florida and Georgia. In 2009, he was instrumental in starting a new police academy at a local university. During his tenure at the academy he was a class coordinator and taught constitutional law, firearms, emergency driving, and defensive tactics. Dennis has taught for several nationally recognized organizations including Calibre Press, National Tactical Officers Association, Below 100, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance VALOR Officer Safety Initiative. He is the Immediate Past President of the Georgia Tactical Officers Association and is a member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association. Dennis is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science in Executive Management and Masters in Public Safety Administration.

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations Operator And Liability Reduction Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations Operator And Liability Reduction Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA - Plum Brook Station

Class Description: Armored Vehicles have become a necessity rather than a rarity within tactical units. The vast variants of the units out there created the need for this training. Many teams have armor but have rarely used it to it’s potential. This lack of training or limited operational use can create liability issues to the team and agency. This training covers the armor’s capability, limitations, and safety issues when working in and around the units. The rescue operations, elevated tactics, breaching, less lethal and communications use with a vehicle that weighs between 15 and 20 tons must be addressed long before it is used operationally. Students will run UTM/Simunitions exercises.

Student Equipment Needs: All normal Tactical gear to include eye and hearing pro, rifle and 100 rounds of Simunition/UTM for the particular weapon, Helmets are mandatory. If you are able, please bring your armored vehicle.

Instructor: Sam Todd - Black Cloud Ops

Sam Todd (Ret.) Sgt  Kent PD, OHIO   He retired from the Kent Police Dept. (Retired) Kent, OH after 22 years (1991-2012) His career required a number of assignments and collateral duty roles during that time frame.   After starting out in patrol, he moved into the drug task force after being shot during a HRW.   Sam spent 10 years within the Detective Bureau as an investigator and Sgt., while functioning as one of the SWAT Team Leaders (19yrs) and department Range Master for the balance of his career.    Sam led the Ohio Tactical Officers Association for 13 years as the President.

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations Operator And Liability Reduction Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations Operator And Liability Reduction Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: NASA - Plum Brook Station

Class Description: Armored Vehicles have become a necessity rather than a rarity within tactical units. The vast variants of the units out there created the need for this training. Many teams have armor but have rarely used it to it’s potential. This lack of training or limited operational use can create liability issues to the team and agency. This training covers the armor’s capability, limitations, and safety issues when working in and around the units. The rescue operations, elevated tactics, breaching, less lethal and communications use with a vehicle that weighs between 15 and 20 tons must be addressed long before it is used operationally. Students will run UTM/Simunitions exercises.

Student Equipment Needs: All normal Tactical gear to include eye and hearing pro, rifle and 100 rounds of Simunition/UTM for the particular weapon, Helmets are mandatory. If you are able, please bring your armored vehicle.

Instructor: Sam Todd - Black Cloud Ops

Sam Todd (Ret.) Sgt  Kent PD, OHIO   He retired from the Kent Police Dept. (Retired) Kent, OH after 22 years (1991-2012) His career required a number of assignments and collateral duty roles during that time frame.   After starting out in patrol, he moved into the drug task force after being shot during a HRW.   Sam spent 10 years within the Detective Bureau as an investigator and Sgt., while functioning as one of the SWAT Team Leaders (19yrs) and department Range Master for the balance of his career.    Sam led the Ohio Tactical Officers Association for 13 years as the President.

Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 602 and then to Izaak Walton League - 160 Meter Range

Class Description: Handgun equipped with Pistol Mounted Optics (PMO), 3 magazines at a minimum, holster, duty or Outside the Waist Band (OWB), mag pouches, eye and ear protection, brimmed hat, PMO adjustment tools, spare batteries for PMO, Knee and elbow pads, 1,000 rounds of pistol ammo. A Sig Sauer P320RX with Sig Romeo reflex sight will be provided along with holster if student does not currently have one. Students MUST be certified Firearms Instructors to attend this class.

Student Equipment Needs: Handgun equipped with PMO, 3 magazines at a minimum, holster, duty or OWB, mag pouches, eye and ear protection, brimmed hat, PMO adjustment tools, spare batteries for PMO, Knee and elbow pads, 1,000 rounds of pistol ammo. A Sig Sauer P320RX with Sig Romeo reflex sight will be provided along with holster if student does not currently have one. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff.

Instructor: Justin Christopher

SIG SAUER Academy instructors have years of experience in firearms instruction and defensive tactics gained from military, law enforcement and government agencies in addition to private research entities. That's why discriminating individuals and elite government agencies call upon the SIG SAUER Academy for their firearms, tactical, and law enforcement training. With an extensive list of expert field instructors worldwide, we are able to provide any small arms or use of force training you require. Here are some of the bare-bone facts about SIG SAUER Academy's experienced and dedicated instructors.

Strategies of Low Light Engagements (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Strategies of Low Light Engagements (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Edison Elementary School

Class Description: Most low light courses focus on shooting with a flashlight. During this 8-hour course we will focus on the more difficult aspects of using a flashlight in a hostile environment: searching for an armed person. We all recognize that using a flashlight in a tactical environment is a two-edged sword; if I don't use it I can't see my opponent but if I use it he can see me. During this training block we will provide the student with the eight lighting principals to fight with a white light tool. The how, when, where, and why to use the light and how to create the advantages needed while clearing a building for an adversary. Upon completion of this intensive 1-day course, participants will be able to effectively clear and defend a building or room using low light tactics. We teach principles and techniques for prevailing in the realm of conflict. This is not a flashlight shooting techniques course. Developed over 20-years of interaction with military units (including special forces), federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, this groundbreaking course equips operators with the foundational precepts of both day and night confrontations. We do not focus on final outcomes, but address the underlying processes that will determine the conclusion of any given conflict. We present and test: The core principles of low light CQB (close-quarter battles) and low light CQC (close-quarters combat) and conflict resolution Strategy Tactics Teamwork Individual bio-mechanics Timing Effective communication Leveraging available equipment Commonly-taught technique-based approaches are simply not sufficient. We teach operators to implement flexible, fluid, flowing and unpredictable (difficult for the adversary to read) responses in dynamic environments. This course leads the way in reduced-light environments training.

Student Equipment Needs: Choice of BDUs/Sweats/Overalls/Flight Suit • Flashlight • Eye, Ear, Groin and Neck Protection, Gloves • Chest Protection for Women • Knee-Pads • Liquids (Water, Gatorade, etc.) *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Bill Oliver

I'm currently a Master Sergeant in the Missouri State Highway Patrol. My current assignment is in the Gaming Division, assigned to the Argosy Casino in Kansas City, Missouri, as the Officer in Charge. I spent 7 years as a canine officer assigned to the Criminal Interdiction Unit. I also spent 5 years on SWAT, assigned to the entry team. I've worked for Strategos International for 13 years as an adjunct instructor in the areas of Strategies of Low Light Engagements, Active Shooter and Intruder Awareness for Schools, Churches, Workplace Violence and Hospitals. I've also been a firearms instructor for seventeen years.

Strategies of Low Light Engagements (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Strategies of Low Light Engagements (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Edison Elementary School

Class Description: Most low light courses focus on shooting with a flashlight. During this 8-hour course we will focus on the more difficult aspects of using a flashlight in a hostile environment: searching for an armed person. We all recognize that using a flashlight in a tactical environment is a two-edged sword; if I don't use it I can't see my opponent but if I use it he can see me. During this training block we will provide the student with the eight lighting principals to fight with a white light tool. The how, when, where, and why to use the light and how to create the advantages needed while clearing a building for an adversary. Upon completion of this intensive 1-day course, participants will be able to effectively clear and defend a building or room using low light tactics. We teach principles and techniques for prevailing in the realm of conflict. This is not a flashlight shooting techniques course. Developed over 20-years of interaction with military units (including special forces), federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, this groundbreaking course equips operators with the foundational precepts of both day and night confrontations. We do not focus on final outcomes, but address the underlying processes that will determine the conclusion of any given conflict. We present and test: The core principles of low light CQB (close-quarter battles) and low light CQC (close-quarters combat) and conflict resolution Strategy Tactics Teamwork Individual bio-mechanics Timing Effective communication Leveraging available equipment Commonly-taught technique-based approaches are simply not sufficient. We teach operators to implement flexible, fluid, flowing and unpredictable (difficult for the adversary to read) responses in dynamic environments. This course leads the way in reduced-light environments training.

Student Equipment Needs: Choice of BDUs/Sweats/Overalls/Flight Suit • Flashlight • Eye, Ear, Groin and Neck Protection, Gloves • Chest Protection for Women • Knee-Pads • Liquids (Water, Gatorade, etc.) *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Bill Oliver

I'm currently a Master Sergeant in the Missouri State Highway Patrol. My current assignment is in the Gaming Division, assigned to the Argosy Casino in Kansas City, Missouri, as the Officer in Charge. I spent 7 years as a canine officer assigned to the Criminal Interdiction Unit. I also spent 5 years on SWAT, assigned to the entry team. I've worked for Strategos International for 13 years as an adjunct instructor in the areas of Strategies of Low Light Engagements, Active Shooter and Intruder Awareness for Schools, Churches, Workplace Violence and Hospitals. I've also been a firearms instructor for seventeen years.

Fugitive Apprehension (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Fugitive Apprehension (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Acacia

Class Description: This is an 8 hour classroom block of instruction that will cover different topics ranging from case research, mission planning, and interview techniques to technology, tools, and tactics that can be utilized in locating and safely apprehending a wanted subject. Several debriefs and legal considerations will be discussed as well.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Mangin and Tyler Elliott

-15 years of with the Ohio State Highway Patrol -12 years with the Special Response Team (SRT) -3 years as a team leader on SRT -2 years as a full time TFO (Task Force Officer) with the United States Marshal Service Task Force SOFAST (Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team)

Fugitive Apprehension (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Fugitive Apprehension (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Acacia

Class Description: This is an 8 hour classroom block of instruction that will cover different topics ranging from case research, mission planning, and interview techniques to technology, tools, and tactics that can be utilized in locating and safely apprehending a wanted subject. Several debriefs and legal considerations will be discussed as well.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Mangin and Tyler Elliott

-15 years of with the Ohio State Highway Patrol -12 years with the Special Response Team (SRT) -3 years as a team leader on SRT -2 years as a full time TFO (Task Force Officer) with the United States Marshal Service Task Force SOFAST (Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team)

Active Killer Interdiction: Terrorism Targets Police (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Active Killer Interdiction: Terrorism Targets Police (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Guava

Class Description: This course will address the most recent paradigm shift in active officer response to active shooter/killer incidents affecting the law enforcement and civilian communities throughout the world. Recent events involving attacks by active shooters/killers as well as mass killing events nationally will also be discussed. Police Officers will take part in a classroom lecture to include case study review on current and trending motives and tactics being utilized by the active shooter/killer as well as training and tactics being utilized by responding police officers to active killer incidents.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Frankie Sepulveda

NYPD Detective, HIDTA Instructor International Police/Military Instructor, OTOA & NYTOA Instructor, 88Tactical Instructor, FLETC Instructor, and Tactical Team Leader.

Monday Conference Courses - 8 Hours

Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer (8 Hours) June 3, 2019

OTOA Conference General Session & Incident Debriefings (8 Hours) June 3, 2019

Monday AND Tuesday AND Wednesday Conference Courses - 24 Hours

OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Track (24 Hours) June 3, June 4 AND June 5, 2019

Tuesday Conference Courses - 2, 3, & 4 Hours

Basic Aid for Responding K9's (B.A.R.K.) (4 Hours) June 4, 2019

Shootout in Steubenville: Court Officer Saves Judge from Attempted Assassination (4 Hours) June 4, 2019

Tuesday Conference Courses - 8 Hours

Vendor Exhibition with over 20 Break - Out Training Courses (8 Hours) June 4, 2019

Wednesday Conference Courses - 4 Hours

Wednesday Conference Courses - 8 Hours

Active Killer Interdiction: Terrorism Targets Police (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Carbine and Pistol for LE (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

AMTEC (ALS) Noise Flash Diversionary Devices Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations Operator And Liability Reduction Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

ASP Basic Principles of Defensive Tactics (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours) June 5, 2019 CANCELLED

Combat Pistol Skills Course for K9 Handlers, Patrol Officers, SWAT Officers and Critical Incident Detectives (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours) June 5, 2019 CANCELLED

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of Co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours) June 5, 2019 (Open to Spouses)

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

CTS Flash Bang Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Decision Making: Foundation of Reasonable Force (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Defense Technology Distraction Device Munitions Instructor (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Fatal Choices: What We Know About Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

GLOCK Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response Sponsored by Vertx (8 Hours) June 5, 2019 (Updated)

Master Your Pistol and Rifle (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

MILO Range Training Systems - Basic Refresher Course (6 Hours) June 5, 2019 (New Class - FREE)

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Pepperball Instructor (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Profile of an Active Shooter (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Room Entry - Combat Clearance (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

SABRE OC Instructor Certification Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Street Combatives, Evolution of a Violent Encounter (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Subject Removal in High Liability Environments (8 Hours) June 5, 2019 (Updated)

Tactical Breaching (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 5, 2019 CANCELLED

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Tactical Yoga (1.5 Hours) June 5, 2019 CANCELLED

Tavor X95 Familiarization Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

The Basic Sniper (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Training to Her Strengths: Small Changes for Big Results in Female Officer Subject Control (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Transformational Trainer (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Triage and Treatment for the First Responder (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones in Law Enforcement and Tactical Functions (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Using IP Camera Technology in Tactical Campaigns and Large Scale Events (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Xray Alpha Advanced Rifle and Pistol (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Wednesday AND Thursday Conference Courses - 16 Hours

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations (Including MRAP) (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Asymmetrical Gunfighter Course (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Close Quarter Combat Clearance Techniques (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6 2019

Complexities of Tactical Command 2.0 (16 Hours) June 5 and June 6, 2019

Designated Marksman School For The Patrol Rifle Operator (16 Hours) June 5, AND June 6, 2019

Pistol Mounted Optics Instructor (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Point Blank Advance Combat Shield Instructor Course (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Rescue Task Force (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Simunition Instructor and Safety Course (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

SLR15 AR15/M16/M4 Armorer (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Suicidal Jumper Rescue (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019 CANCELLED

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Wednesday AND Thursday AND Friday Conference Courses - 24 Hours

Counterterrorism Targeting for Law Enforcement (24 Hours) June 5 AND June 6 AND June 7, 2019

Critical Mindset for Counter Ambush on Law Enforcement Officers (24 Hours) June 5 AND June 6 AND June 7, 2019 CANCELLED

MACTAC - Urban Tactics / Close Quarter Battle Tactical Skills Course (24 Hours) June 5 AND June 6 AND June 7, 2019

Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer (8 Hours) June 3, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Bolt Action Sniper Rifle Armorer (8 Hours)
Class Date: Monday, June 3, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: The course covers the Precision Sniper Rifle systems of the Remington 700 series, Savage 10/110 series, and Winchester/FN 70 series type rifles. All students will have the opportunity to inspect their rifles and make any corrections in class to ensure their rifle is in top working order. This is a hands on class that will cover action disassembly & repair, proper torque of the action, extraction and ejection, maintenance, truing/lapping scope rings to maximize the performance of the rifle and optic, inspection of the pillar and bedding, and more. Course Highlights: * History of the Weapon System * Cycles of Function * Armorer Disassembly & Assembly * Identification of Common Problems and Parts * Nomenclature * Identification of Group Components * Stocks, Pillars and Bedding Inspections (Traditional, Synthetic, and SOPMOD) * Cleaning and Maintenance * Barrel Inspection * Ballistic Issues * Crown Repair * Parts Interchangeability & custom fitting * Headspace * Firing Pin Protrusion * Trigger Cleaning, and Replacement * Chamber Inspection * Accessories and Customizing * Tool Options and Selection * Scope Base Mounting * Scope Ring Truing & Lapping

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 3, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

2019 OTOA Conference General Session (8 Hours)
Class Date: Monday, June 3, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: The 2019 General Session kicks off the 2019 OTOA Training Conference with a day full of guest speakers and critical incident debriefings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructors include:

COMING SOON

Basic Aid for Responder K9's (B.A.R.K.) (4 Hours) June 4, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Basic Aid for Responder K9's (B.A.R.K.) (4 Hours)
Class Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: Kalahari - Acacia

Class Description: Tri-Med Tactical and K9 Karma's B.A.R.K. program is a first aid course that is specifically designed with the emergency responder canine's health and survivability in mind. This course is designed to prepare the canine handler or medical provider with easy to follow and easy to remember set of steps to employ life saving interventions during point of wounding care. Topics such as identification and treatment of massive bleeding, airway management, torso, abdominal, and skeletal trauma will be discussed as well as other life saving interventions. Through a combination of hands-on training, lectures, and discussions, participants will gain the crucial skills needed to potentially save their canine's life.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Athena Haus

Athena is a 25 year veteran of the Fire Service and USAR system. She has been involved with FEMA USAR since 1993 serving as a Technical Search Specialist, Search Team Manager, Canine Coordinator, Instructor, Canine Evaluator, and Canine Search Specialist. Athena also serves as a tactical medic for her local SWAT team.

OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Track (24 Hours) June 3, June 4, AND June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

OTOA Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Track (24 Hours)
Class Date: Monday June 3, AND Tuesday June 4, AND Wednesday June 5, 2019
Class Time: Monday 0800-1600, Tuesday 0800-1200, and Wednesday 0800-1600

Class Location: 
Day 1 – Kalahari for the General Session
Day 2 – Kalahari – Cypress
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 Woodlands School (8 hrs).

Student Equipment Needs: Students MUST 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 and Nadi Graham

Vendor Exhibition with over 20 Break - Out Training Courses (8 Hours) June 4, 2019

Start time:09:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Vendor Exhibition with over 20 Break - Out Training Courses
Class Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Class Time: 0900-1700

Class Location: Kalahari

Class Description: An event you won't want to miss. With 200+ different vendor companies, hundreds of door prizes and over 20 Break-Out training classes, the 2019 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 2019 OTOA Training Conference and admission to each of the training sessions are limited to 40 students per session. Each training session is a maximum 60 minutes, and run several times during the day. These will be located in the Executive Center Rooms at Kalahari

No reservation needed - First Come - First Served

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Class Location: Kalahari - Ebony and NASA

Class Description: This course uses very little classroom and several field activities to emphasize the use and importance of visual tracking in law enforcement and the necessary tactical skills to enhance its effectiveness. Whether the student is assigned to a tactical team or a patrol function, this course emphasizes the “come as you are” approach to locating a suspect’s track while also demonstrating the use of tactics for officer safety during the following of the track. This course is not designed to change a department protocol or imply that visual tracking is THE way. It IS designed to provide students with another method of reading and understanding their surroundings while gathering the necessary resources needed for a successful outcome.

Student Equipment Needs: pens/paper/ and any gear that a student would like to take on a rural manhunt (such as rifles, hard body armor, binoculars, etc.)

Instructor: Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar is a 20 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.

Active Killer Interdiction: Terrorism Targets Police (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Active Killer Interdiction: Terrorism Targets Police (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Portia

Class Description: This course will address the most recent paradigm shift in active officer response to active shooter/killer incidents affecting the law enforcement and civilian communities throughout the world. Recent events involving attacks by active shooters/killers as well as mass killing events nationally will also be discussed. Police Officers will take part in a classroom lecture to include case study review on current and trending motives and tactics being utilized by the active shooter/killer as well as training and tactics being utilized by responding police officers to active killer incidents.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Frankie Sepulveda

NYPD Detective, HIDTA Instructor International Police/Military Instructor, OTOA & NYTOA Instructor, 88Tactical Instructor, FLETC Instructor, and Tactical Team Leader.

Combat Pistol Skills Course for K9 Handlers, Patrol Officers, Swat Officers and Critical Incident Detectives (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Combat Pistol Skills Course for K9 Handlers, Patrol Officers, Swat Officers and Critical Incident Detectives (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Sandusky County Sportsman Club - 50 Meter Range

Class Description: NO DOGS WILL BE WORKED This course was specifically designed for K9 Handlers, Patrol Officers, Swat Officers and Detectives who may work with their departments K9 Team in a patrol or tactical setting. Students attending this course can expect to improve their skill set for close quarters high threat situations. This course also focuses on increasing the knowledge for Detectives who investigate officer involved shootings and critical incidents. Understanding how, why and what pistol tactics change during K9 Deployments is important so as not to delay lethal force response if required. Detectives who investigate officer involved shootings need to understand how factors can change because of a K9 Deployment. Some of these include; Target Zones, Shot Placement, Lethal Response, K9 Handlers Responsibilities etc.

Student Equipment Needs: Duty Gear, Water, Standard K9 Training Equipment, Ear & Eye, 500 rounds of ammo for duty pistol, and clothing for the weather.

Instructor: Mike Pennington

I’m Mike Pennington, C.E.O. and founder of Storm Dog K9 Training L.L.C., a disabled Law Enforcement owned company located in Sunbury, Ohio. Storm Dog Tactical is a division of Storm Dog K9 Training L.L.C. specifically dedicated to Police, Military and Tactical K9 Operations. We are a full service K9 Company offering everything from Basic Single and Dual-Purpose Police Dog training to Advanced Tactical K9 Operations for Swat and Military units. Storm Dog Tactical has developed new and innovative techniques that make working a dog more efficient with low levels of conflict under stress. This increases mission safety and improves your deployment to apprehension ratio. The real-world experience of our trainers in both Law Enforcement and Military Operations is where we discovered the importance of training each K9 mentally to perform its task under stress, without conflict.

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Dan Brokos

Dan 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, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

AMTEC (ALS) Specialty Impact Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:8:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 309

Class Description: Cell phones and other devices are being considered more frequently for cases. Investigators depend on digital forensics practitioners to provided them with forensic reports for review. Reports are then reviewed by investigators with little to no training in how to interpret this evidence. If this landscape is true for you, this is your class! In this class, we will discuss everything the non-technical investigator needs to know to do his job. From understanding the different types of extractions (not all are created equal) to learning how to find evidence beyond the very basic (pictures, texts, and internet history). As well, we will discuss how to tell if you need to search the cloud for evidence before ever laying eyes on a device report.

Student Equipment Needs:
Note taking materials.

Instructor: Rich Johnson

Richard Johnson has been in law enforcement for 18 years and has been practicing digital forensics with Westlake, Ohio Police Department for the past 7 years. He's performed work on cases for over 50 police agencies in Ohio at the local, state, and federal level. Richard has testified as an expert witness in cases of all shapes and sizes, including rape, burglary, RICO, and homicide. Richard is also an adjunct-instructor with the Lorain County Community College where he teaches digital forensics to law enforcement investigators.

Arrest and Control In The Age Of The Strategic Disruptor (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Arrest and Control In The Age Of The Strategic Disruptor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Criminal Justice 504b

Class Description: This course will introduce arrest and control considerations for what we've termed the "Strategic Disruptor". Strategic Disruptor's often engage law enforcement with the intent of creating a violent interaction, one that can be filmed and then edited for deceptive purposes. This course will offer simple solutions that will mitigate risk while dominating the strategic field. (Please note: this is NOT a class on managing mass populations of protesters.)

Student Equipment Needs: Please wear comfortable clothing which allows you to move freely.

Instructor: Eric Kohtz

Eric 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.

ASP Instructor Class(8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

ASP Instructor Class(8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend Community School

Class Description: ASP Discipline is to be determined.

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, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Rosewood

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

I 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 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Crown Palm

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 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Cypress

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

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.

CTS Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

CTS Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Defense Technology Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend School

Class Description: This course teaches SWAT/Patrol Officers in the tactical deployment of the Ballistic Shield in response to Active Shooter, Hostage Rescue and High Risk Warrants. The Ballistic Shield can be a very effective tool for SWAT/Patrol in rapid evolving critical incidents. Many L.E. agencies fail to understand the tactics and strategies involved in using the Ballistic Shield as an offensive tool. The myths of using a ballistic shield only for deliberate/controlled movements will be dismissed. The training scenarios will focus on actual events that could have avoided serious injury or death to SWAT/Patrol Officers if a Ballistic Shield had been deployed dynamically.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, Ballistic Shield and back-up, Sims Pistol, and Rifle (support side pistol optional). 50 pistol sims rounds and 25 sims rifle rounds. Duty belt, tactical vest with all issued gear or patrol body armor, flashlight. Participants should come prepared to train in all weather conditions and should bring a hydration system or water bottle. Wrap around eye protection, ear protection. Participants should wear clothing suitable for training, but similar to garments worn while working.*Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Anargyros Kereakes

Sgt Anargyros “AK” Kereakes began his law enforcement in 1990 with the Chicago Housing Authority Police Department and later joined the Chicago Police Department in 1994. For nine years, Sgt Anargyros “AK” Kereakes served as a full-time member of the Chicago Police Department’s SWAT Team and has held positions to include Entry, Team Leader, Training Coordinator, Paramedic and Assistant SWAT Commander. Past assignments included, working on tactical teams that focused on drugs, weapons, and gang suppression in Chicago’s public housing. Sgt Kereakes took a seven year leave of absence from CPD and worked for DynCorp International Worldwide Protection Services under programs administered by the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. He served in high threat diplomatic protection roles in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, and Israel, as well as a team leader for a war crimes investigative unit in Kosovo. Furthermore, AK has an extensive instructor background and is currently an Adjacent Training Instructor for Safariland Training Group (Sandy Wall), Evergreen Mountain (Rob Trivino) and Fulcrum Tactical Training, (Steve Claggett). AK currently serves as a Chicago Police Patrol Sergeant in the 019th District.

Fatal Choices: What we know about Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Fatal Choices: What we know about Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Wisteria

Class Description: Fatal Choices: Understanding VCAs and Victim Selection In this fast-moving and interactive lecture participants will be led through contemporary theories and current, curated data on the process by which violent criminal actors select their targets for violent aggression. Particular attention will be paid to the internal mechanisms in play within the criminal psychology, the universe of signifiers around "good guy" behavior, demeanor, and attributes which may actually make selection for attack more likely, as well as considerations for responsible armed citizens to mitigate this risk. Previous iterations of this material have been presented to law-enforcement agencies and private citizen groups across the US as well as international LE educational events. Violent Acts & Actors: A Conceptual and Practical Overview Many instructors present material on surviving physical attack, some address the aftermath of that defensive violence, however the preparation for being placed at risk or even physically attacked is given limited attention at best. This “pre-kinetic phase” is, in contrast, the entire focus of this course. In this wide-ranging and fast-moving program, attendees will be introduced to current understanding of the scope and scale of criminal violence, typologies of such violence, and an in-depth tracing of the developmental path of those who inflict such violence on others. Significant attention will be paid to translation from academic concepts and theories to actionable material with relevance at the street level. Attendees may hope to leave with a far greater understanding of the origins of and motivation for the seemingly senseless violence that wreaks havoc on so many communities, as well as greater insight into steps necessary to maximize their capacity for self-protection.

Student Equipment Note taking materials.

Instructor: William Aprill

William Aprill is a career mental health professional with over 20 years’ experience across the continuum of clinical care. He presently maintains a private practice and consultancy specializing in post-traumatic interventions and other disciplines. William is a former deputy sheriff (Orleans Parish, LA, Criminal Sheriff’s Office) and Special Deputy US Marshal (Eastern District of Louisiana). He is a decorated competitive shooter and has taught civilian, law enforcement, and military personnel in various fighting skills since 1990. He maintains an active schedule both as student and teacher, having been instructor-rated by several top-tier trainers and studying under many of the most influential members of the combative arts community. Through his company Aprill Risk Consulting, William has presented his material on violent criminals and their decision-making, defensive incident aftermath, mindset development and defensive preparedness nationally, including at the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association, the Annual Conference of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the Annual Conference of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI), Rangemaster Tactical Conference, The Field & Tactical Medicine Conference, A Girl & A Gun Annual Conference, Tactical Response Alumni Weekend, and the Louisiana Homicide Investigators Association. He is a co-founder and the Training Director of Paul-E-Palooza, the memorial conference and fundraiser for the family of the late trainer Paul Gomez. He has conducted collaborative presentations across the country with Craig Douglas/Shivworks, Modern Defensive Training Systems, Immediate Action Combatives, Point-Driven Training, Sharp Defense, Lethal Force Institute, Rangemaster, Active Response Training, Tactical Response, Safety Solutions Academy, Defense Training International, Armed Dynamics, and others.

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Indigo Bay

Class Description: Traumatic and critical incidents are a part of life, especially for tactical teams. These courses address recognizing when our personnel may be in crisis, techniques for helping them and their families. After the Call begins the conversations about the logistic and emotional after effects of the death of a co-worker. Not a policy course, but begin the discussions and have a plan in place. We lose two and a half times the number of public safety personnel to suicide that we do line of duty. This course is to help recognize when someone could be in crisis and how to reach out to offer help. It also discusses helping the survivors in the aftermath of a suicide. Family and Friends are encouraged to attend.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials

Instructor: Steven Click

Steven M. Click recently retired as a lieutenant assigned to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Office of Personnel / Ohio ASSIST program. Steve has been involved in peer support with the Patrol’s Member’s Assistance Team (MAT) since its inception in 2002. He previously served as the Operational Commander. Prior to retirement, he oversaw all aspects of the MAT including policies, activations and training. He has been active in peer support since being CISM trained in 1993. He was deployed to New York City twice after the 9/11 attacks and worked with the NYPD peer support program, POPPA. Steve is trained in both group and individual peer support by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He oversees the Post Critical Incident Seminars for Ohio. He has been utilized as a peer in South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Georgia, for their PCIS / STLS programs. He serves as the Crisis Awareness Training, and other critical incident training program instructor for Ohio ASSIST, having provided training to a number of Ohio agencies including the Highway Patrol. He currently serves as the First Responder Liaison to the Trauma Informed Care program for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He also continues to oversee the Ohio ASSIST program. Steve retired with 36 years of service with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and served in a number of assignments including Commander of Cadet Training, the Patrol’s Motorcycle Unit, the Ohio Statehouse Detail as well as several field supervisory positions. He and his wife Lori live in Grove City, Ohio.

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 2

Class Description: Agencies rarely provide any concealment work to educate on the off duty or Detective / Undercover techniques and safe techniques to present or return the handgun to the holster, not to mention fighting from concealment. This class is going to cover the dynamics of carrying and deploying a concealed handgun as a daily responsibility. This will focus on the concealment, deployment and use of a handgun as a primary weapon while conducting Police Operations in a plain clothes assignment as well as off duty carry. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster. All methods of concealment (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt, off the body carry) will be addressed.

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? • 500 rounds of factory ammunition • Cleaning kit / lubrication •** Holsters MUST be capable of holstering without use of the support hand. Old leather pancake style or inside the waistband holsters that do not retain their opening when the handgun is removed are NOT permitted. ** Shoulder rigs ARE NOT permitted ** ** SERPA holsters ARE NOT permitted** Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Matt Jacques

Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, Detective within the Special Problem Unit as an undercover Detective as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U. S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C. U.S. Marshal’s Office. Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and later was selected and served as a Sniper team member. After his retirement, Matt was hired as the Senior Manager of Assault Weapons for FNH USA. He managed the FN SPR Precision Rifle program; FN Belt fed Weapons section and the SOCOM SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and New Equipment Training (NET) for SOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons. Matt left FNH USA in 2006 and returned to training Law Enforcement, this time for the Federal Government for the US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit. Matt started Victory First in 2012, and the interest and requests for his services allowed him to leave the Federal Government after 8 years, leaving as the Chief of Operations for the Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit.

Close Quarter Combat Clearance Techniques (8 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Close Quarter Combat Clearance Techniques (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, AND Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend School

Class Description: This two day course will cover the basics of close quarter clearance. Dependent upon student participation and knowledge base, we will cover more advanced techniques as we move through the day. Whether you are a 25 year veteran, first year on the SWAT team or an officer looking to build up their personal skills this class is for you. You will be challenged with decision making and proper techniques to effectively move through halls, clear all types of rooms and move safely and efficiently. This course will also include Simunitions training. This is to test the operators skills pushing them past shoot don’t shoot targets, ultimately engaging with force on force.

Student Equipment Needs: vests/ body armor (do not need to have the plates), No weapons, they will be provided. BDU's, eye protection, gloves (if wanted), Please bring clothing that you don't mind getting shot in with Simunition marking rounds. You don't need to be wearing it. Just have it available for the class. *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Ray Debolt

Sgt. Ray DeBolt I have been with the Sheriff's Office SWAT team for 10 years. I started at the deputy level moving my way from operator, assistant team leader, team leader, and now currently the training Sgt. for the SWAT team. Our team has had the opportunity to be trained by the best in the world and we look forward to sharing that with other operators.

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones in Law Enforcement and Tactical Functions (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones in Law Enforcement and Tactical Functions (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Building H

Class Description: Instructors will cover best practices for the use of UAS (drones) for law enforcement and tactical operations. Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of using drones for operations as well as determining which type of drone best fits the type of operations they intend to use drones for. Students will also be given the opportunity to fly different drone platforms with different camera payloads. Instructors are all FAA Part 107 licensed drone pilots and active members of an LE drone team having comprehensive experiences at flying these various missions in different settings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material and flash drives.

Instructor: Samuel Byrd

Sgt. Samuel Byrd has been with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office for 23 years and was instrumental in starting Franklin County's UAS program by working with Franklin County Homeland Security in securing funding for the purchase of the first UAS to be put in service by Franklin County. Since the inception, the UAS Team has flown missions throughout Franklin County and across the state, assisted in training other LEO's for UAS operations, and assisted other agencies in starting a UAS program.

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (HTMBPR) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: BGSU Firelands - CPC Auditorium

Class Description: Students will begin with an understanding of HTMBPR. After a comprehensive understanding of human physiology and psychology as it relates to HTMBPR, the students learn about such concepts as; advanced critical thinking, the decision making algorithm and the six layers of human behavior.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Jay Seese and Lynn Westover

Jay 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.
In 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.

Using IP Camera Technology in Tactical Campaigns and Large Scale Events (4 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Using IP Camera Technology in Tactical Campaigns and Large Scale Events (4 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: EHOVE - 601

Class Description: This course will provide students an overview of available video technologies which may be utilized during extended tactical campaigns and protecting large-scale events. Students will learn about the significance of setting up local computer networks and managing cameras and video recording systems on such networks. Students will engage in lab exercises utilizing common IP network cameras, network switches, and wireless technologies to transmit, view, and record areas of concern in the tactical theater. The importance of deploying an appropriate video management system to detect motion, monitor low-light areas, and preserve video evidence will be stressed. Students should possess moderate computer knowledge to attend this course.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Jack Hall

Jack Hall is a 28 year law enforcement veteran with experience in multiple disciplines - including technology crimes and forensic technology utilization. Hall is the co-owner of LEOTTA - Law Enforcement Officer Technology Training Associates - which has trained law enforcement across the United States, Canada, and Australia in various technology applications. Hall has specialized knowledge in IP camera technologies and utilization of video management systems for prevention, detection, and retention of criminal activity.

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Sagewood

Class Description: This course is designed to help local law enforcement better understand drug trafficking organizations structure, operations, and protocols.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Dr. Patrick Linnenbank

Dr. Patrick Linnenbank is the CEO of Seraph Latin America. He is a medical doctor, certified ethical hacker, certified master in anti terrorism studies (CMAS), as well as a board member on numerous security and medical boards.

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - Range 12

Class Description: The Intro to Behavior Based Combative Handgun trains students to make intuitive, recognition-based responses and respond appropriately and effectively working with nature instead of against it. Behavior based responses are more easily learned, more easily retained, and more often resorted to in highly stressful encounters. Students will learn how to recognize threats early, control the situation and their stress level through superior tactics, and if necessary apply handgun skills within a broad spectrum of precision from point shooting to sighted fire. Students will learn: • The Sympathetic Nervous System and the Survival Behavior System (SBS) • The “Three Brains” and how we think and act under threat • Combative Marksmanship: why survival and decision come before speed and precision

Student Equipment Needs: Full duty belt / tactical load out. Semiautomatic handgun with 3 magazines, 450 rounds. Appropriate range clothing. Eyes and hearing protection. Note book and pen. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Trevor Thrasher

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.

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain Bank

Class Description: Since 1948 Israel has been forced to defend its citizens from acts of terrorism. Many hard lessons have been learned, and combat methodologies developed. These skills are now taught to American law- enforcement agencies who have to respond and address similar threats. This course curriculum includes lessons taught today to special operations units in the IDF, as well as various SWAT teams n the United States and Europe. This is a One-Day version of the complete Three day class and includes: Small team movement and tactics, Room entries and clearing, and Active killer response. The instructors are all graduates of combat units in the Israeli Defense Forces with vast operational experience.

Student Equipment Needs: Officers will need duty gear and any additional gear they would have with them while responding to an active killer situation. Additionally, officers will need to bring the appropriates sim guns (pistol and rifle if available),150 rounds of Simuniton for weapon systems and appropriate safety equipment.*Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: BK Blankchtein

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

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

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.

Pepperball Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pepperball Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Clubhouse

Class Description: PepperBall Instructor – Including new Variable Kinetic System (VKS) Launcher and new Shaped Projectiles for enhanced accuracy at greater distances (8 Hours). This is typically a TWO-DAY Class CONDENSED TO ONE DAY SPECIFICALLY FOR OTOA. PepperBall products can help reduce officer and suspect injuries, save lives, decrease the risk of litigation, and improve public perception of law enforcement agencies. The PepperBall System is an affordable, non-lethal tool designed for patrol, corrections, and tactical officers in a wide variety of situations. The PepperBall Instructor Certification course involves intensive training in the use of the nonlethal PepperBall System, including operation, safety, maintenance, and deployment. This course certifies attendees as PepperBall Instructors for their individual agency, allowing the attendee to design a course in the safe and effective use of the PepperBall System. THIS COURSE WILL INTRODUCE AND CERTIFY THE ATTENDEES ON THE NEW VARIABLE KINETIC SYSTEM (VKS) LAUNCHER AND NEW SHAPED PROJECTILES. The new system has proven to increase range, accuracy and energy at the point of impact, while allowing the operator two load two types of projectiles in to the launcher at the same time.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material (PepperBall will provide all weapons and ammo).

Instructor: Michael Forrest

Michael Forrest is a military veteran who is currently the Lieutenant for the Golf Manor Police Department where he has served for over ten years. He oversees the Operations, Investigations and Training for his department. In addition, Michael has been instructing law enforcement and military, both in the United States and internationally, for over five years. By developing curriculum based upon Reality Based Scenario Training Principles, Michael incorporates real world issues faced by today's peace keepers, with the tools and equipment available to them and focuses on tactics which stress officer safety and seek to reduce their exposure to liability and litigation. During this time, he has garnered a reputation for his tireless dedication to the training of law enforcement and military personnel and is frequently requested by name for advanced training.

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC) - Vehicle Bay

Class Description: The Presscheck Consulting No Fail Pistol course is designed to equip patrol and tactical officers with the skills to make high risk / high reward pistol shots in critical situations. This 8 hour course stresses the importance of being able to place accurate hits on small, moving, and limited exposure critical areas of the human body to instantly cease all motor function or cause rapid unconsciousness usually resulting in death. Training Objectives •General refresher on the basic fundamentals of gun handling and marksmanship (BY EXCEPTION. Come to this course knowing how to shoot. This is an intermediate to advanced level shooting course) •Zero/confirm zero on all optics and lasers (and iron sights if needed) •Provide students/officers a chance to have their shooting techniques observed by the trainer in order to provide that student/officer with individual feedback on ways to improve performance in accuracy and speed •Engagement of low percentage targets (small strike area often obscured with a hostage or other no-shoot area) •Shooting multiple targets(if class progression allows) •Shooting on the move (if class progression allows) •Competitive shooting drills around your peers to build esprit de corps and create self-induced stress to perform •The student will understand the importance of critical hits and the consequences of a miss, and will be able to diagnose if they are capable of achieving hits at any given moment based upon pre-shot diagnostics of their sights in real time. •This course will enable the student to continue to develop and maintain these skills through the use of clear, repeatable standards. •The student should leave the course with a firm understanding of their personal capability to make low percentage “No-Fail” shots.

Student Equipment Needs: Gun, 400 rounds of ammunition (minimum 50 duty loads), Holster, 2 mag pouch (2nd double pouch optional), 3 magazines (minimum 5 preferred), Hearing protection (active hearing preferred), Eye Protection- students MUST shoot with 20/20 or better corrected vision. Contacts or ballistic protective prescription glasses are mandatory, 1 Black Sharpie marker (one will be provided by exception if you don't bring one), cargo pants or dump pouch to hold spare mags and ammo. Students will be expected to load on the firing line., sun screen, hydration/cooler, snacks (there will be catered lunch for sale, but lunch breaks will be minimal due to compressed timeline of the course), rain gear(optional). Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Chuck Pressburg

SGM(R) Pressburg retired from the Army on 1 Jan 2017 after over 26 years of active service, mostly in Special Operations and Special Missions Units. After Infantry and Airborne Training in 1990, Chuck completed the Ranger Indoctrination Program and was assigned to the 1st Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment. Chuck’s various assignments included: 10 years in the 75th Ranger Regt including platoon sergeant of a 65 man strike force deployed to Afghanistan twice in 2001/2002. Platoon highly decorated during the battle of Takur Ghar (Robert’s Ridge) for recovery of 2 missing US Servicemen. 24 Months rifle and sniper squad leader 82nd Airborne Division. 2 years Asymmetric Warfare Group(AWG) (Founding member, 1st Active Army unit member deployed to combat, Selection class #1, Operational Training Course (OTC) Class #1) Spending over 20 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom, conducting Small Kill Team (SKT) operations and Direct Action raids in support of conventional and Special Operations Forces. 12 years, HQ USASOC performing various tasks as required including a two-year assignment to the G8 section where Chuck performed Science and Technology R&D.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Davis Besse - 25 Meter

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 each of 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.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye and Ear Pro, Handgun, Holster, Magazine Pouch, at least 3 magazines, 300 rounds training ammunition, Ball Cap, Bug Spray, Sun Screen, water and an open mind. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Russ Lyons

Russ Lyons is a Cleveland Police Officer with over twenty years of experience. Russ was previously assigned to the Ordnance Unit as a lead firearms trainer for ten years and 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 the basic training of over eight hundred recruits and the development of the yearly in-service firearms training curriculum for the fifteen hundred officer department. Russ is currently assigned to the Cleveland Division of Police S.W.A.T. Unit where he serves as an operator, firearms trainer and scoped rifle operator. Russ is an OPOTA certified instructor for: Semi-Auto Pistol, Shotgun, AR-15, Revolver, and Scoped Rifle. Russ is also an adjunct instructor for Center Mass Inc. and the Ohio Tactical Officer’s Association Red Team.

Profile of an Active Shooter (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Profile of an Active Shooter (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 110

Class Description: School shooters have and always will be a concern for everyone. This course implements Lt. Dan Marcou’s Five Phases of the Active Shooter and shows how the shooters of Virginia Tech and Columbine all went through each phase giving us valuable insight into the minds of these killers and what to look for in future active shooters. This course is designed to give law enforcement, prosecutors, dispatchers, school teachers and school administrators an idea of the thoughts and actions of active shooters before they commit their crimes.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: James Burke

James Burke is the Director of Advanced Training for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy ("OPOTA") which is under the purview of the Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine. As the director my responsibilities are to supervise the advanced training sections of OPOTA in both London and Richfield campuses. OPOTA develops advanced law enforcement trainings on topics relevant to Ohio law enforcement. These trainings are provided to law enforcement professionals throughout the State of Ohio both by in-person seminars and trainings as well as on-line. These trainings and curricula are designed to incorporate the most recent developments in applicable federal and state law. These trainings and curricula also are meant to be comprehensive and timely in the topics and method of instruction they present as relevant to the provision of law enforcement services in Ohio. I have served at OPOTA since May of2012. I have an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. I am also currently working on my P.H.D. in Organizational Change Management at Walden University.

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range - First Range

Class Description: This course is designed to introduce low visibility options for carrying both firearms and medical equipment that might be necessary to deploy during an active shooter event. School Resource Officers (SRO), Detectives, Narcotics Officers, Plain Clothes officers, and even the off duty officer who carries a firearm and medical equipment would benefit from this course. We will provide recommendations for consideration for both equipment and techniques to carry life saving equipment both on and off body.

Student Equipment Needs: Handgun, eyes, ears, range clothing and 300 rounds of ammunition.

Instructor: Bryan Hillis

Mr. 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, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US Government officials, foreign government officials, CEO’s, celebrities, professional athletes and Fortune 100/500 companies. Bryan was a guest speaker at the 2017 NBA Security Conference and is considered a preferred security vendor for the NBA. 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 hundreds of 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, breaching 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.

GLOCK Red Dot Pistol Fundamentals (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

GLOCK Red Dot Pistol Fundamentals (8 Hours)
Sponsored by: GLOCK
 Co-Sponsored by: Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 1

Class Description: This course is a one-of-a kind offering where the student will be provided a GLOCK 9mm pistol with a Red Dot Sight and the option of a Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland holster and the new Zero 9 triple magazine pouch to use for the class. The student will be instructed in the benefits of red dots on pistols. Red Dot optics seem clear to most however the learning curve can be steep to take full advantage of the sighting system. This 8 hour course will allow you to not only be proficient with this emerging technology but also help you learn how to get your department behind the benefits of the red dot optic on a pistol.

Attention: The OTOA in partnership with GLOCK, Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland are providing the students with the pistol, red dot optic, choice of holsters and a magazine pouch. The students must bring all other required range equipment AND 9mm ammunition.

Student Equipment Needs: Students are provided with a Glock optic equipped pistol. If a student elects to bring their own pistol, it must be a GLOCK and MUST have a red dot optic installed. No Exceptions, this is a GLOCK sponsored course. The sponsors will provide a Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment or Safariland holster. The new duty style / slim line triple magazine pouch with Tek-Lok mounting attachment method will be provided by Zero 9 Solutions, The student must bring a belt for the magazine pouches and holster, 300 rounds of 9mm ammunition and eye and ear protection. Personal body armor and a billed cap is also mandatory. Hydration and snacks, weather gear (cold/wet) are suggested.

Instructor: Scott Jedenski

Modern Samurai Project, LLC. Scott is widely regarded as an SME in the new but growing field of red dot equipped pistols. This regard has afforded him an opportunity to teach students from NYPD Instructor Cadre, Ohio Tactical Officers Association, Pentagon ERT, Oklahoma Narcotics Division, and many more departments and agencies. Accomplishments include being a Master Class USPSA shooter in Carry Optics. I am the only recipient of Ernest Langdon’s F.A.S.T. coin who did it with a red dot pistol.

Progressive Carbine and Handgun (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Progressive Carbine and Handgun (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club – Bay 4

Class Description: This one day course will focus on the fundamentals and then advanced shooting concepts for the most efficient and effective handling of the carbine and handgun. Initially we will cover basic skills and we will work on these until there are near minimal operator errors noticeable; training will then progress to cover advanced methods. The attendees will also be taught the following in the course: ballistics and minute of angle (MOA), zero, fundamentals of marksmanship, malfunctions, distance shooting, close and rapid target engagements, transition from target to target, basic and advanced shooting positions, barricade shooting, and shooting on the move.

Student Equipment Needs: Shoulder mounted weapon, iron sights or optic of choice, ballistic vest or plate carrier (if issued), ballistic helmet (if issued), ballistic eye protection and ear protection, four magazines for the shoulder mounted weapon and carry system, duty belt or thigh rig, handgun with holster and two mag pouches, four magazines for the handgun, gloves, knee pads, and elbow pads - recommended, long sleeve shirt - recommended, personal medical kit, weapons cleaning kit and lubrication, inclement weather gear, water and snacks, sharpie or large marker, notebook with pen/pencil, extra batteries for optics, 300 rounds 5.56/223, 300 rounds for your handgun. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Rob Trivino

Rob Trivino is retired from a long career in the United States Army. During his time on active duty he was assigned to several units; he spent the majority of his time in service assigned as an operational member of a United States Army Special Missions Unit under the United States Army Special Operations Command. Rob has extensive peacetime and wartime leadership and tactical experience, leading small teams and larger maneuver elements in combat at the ground tactical level. He has deployed on multiple combat missions to the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq and has served as a Sniper Team Leader, Operations Sergeant Major, and both Assault and Sniper Element Sergeants Major. In his final assignment, Rob served as a senior enlisted advisor for a multi-service organization supporting the special operations community. Rob's awards and decorations include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, 5 Bronze Stars (2 for Valor), and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. In January of 2012 Rob created Evergreen Mountain, LLC, offering specialized training in various aspects of conflict and leadership. He recently wrote and published A Warrior’s Path - Lessons In Leadership, a book about leadership lessons learned throughout his life and career.

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 722

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

Room Entry - Combat Clearance (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Room Entry - Combat Clearance (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - Shoothouse

Class Description: No previous knowledge on room entries is required. This course is designed to build from the ground up the basics of 2 man room entries where we will utilize the combat clearance technique. This means that the entries and clearance will be slow and deliberate. Taught by former Navy SEAL and will utilize proprietary turning target system for improve cognitive response time to threat / no threat scenarios.

Student Equipment Needs: Duty Gear, 150 live fire ammo for both pistol and rifle a well as eyes/ hearing protection. Helmets and Body Armorer are MANDATORY

Instructor: Jared Odgen

Jared Ogden attended the United States Naval Academy, graduated in 2004, and was commissioned as an Ensign. His initial orders were to a Warship in San Diego and from there, he applied for and was accepted into BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition / SEALs), the rigorous Navy SEAL selection program, and graduated BUD/S Class 265. After eight years of Active Duty and four deployments, he left the Naval Service in 2012. His military awards include the Combat Action Ribbon and Bronze Star with "V" for Valor among other numerous Joint awards. He spent the next three years contracting in the defense industry during which time he also represented the Special Operations Community as a cast member on National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Survival Alaska for two seasons. In March of 2015, Jared co-founded Triumph Systems, a company that manufactures innovative targets and target systems.

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Accelerating Handgun Skills (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 307

Class Description: This course is designed for Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 center fire Duty Pistols. Focus will be on nomenclature, field stripping 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 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Breaching (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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.*Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: John Breen

John 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 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 306 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.

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - Sniper 1

Class Description: This course is a full shooting course that will give the Officer a checklist to complete a Sniper Weapon System calibration by using a standard target layout and training system. This course forces the individual to reassess how they train and keep a record of their training. This system can help the officer show that his rifle, scope, ammo, and self are “calibrated” and verified to be in proper working order for many different types of shooting positions. This course focuses of the mechanical use of the rifle to be able to engage single or multiple targets with speed and accuracy. In the afternoon portion we will cover non-traditional “alternate” positions and how to accurately engage targets from any position while using anything for cover or concealment. Round count for this course is 200.

Student Equipment Needs: All kit that the Sniper would travel with or carry in their loadout, and 200 rounds.

Instructor: Jim Gilliand

Jim Gilliland is a 20-year Retired Army Master Sergeant, Professional Precision Match Shooter and owner of Shadow 6 Consulting. He is accredited with the longest .308 engagement in Iraq and lead the most successful sniper team there in 2005 (Joints Chief Counter IED Task force). With decades behind a precision rifle in both the Military and Competitive shooting Jim has a unique skillset that brings a very practical understanding and use to the Sniper community.

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - 50 Meter

Class Description: 1 Day Dynamic Multiple Weapons Class with Trigger Time Instructor with over 32 years of training and operational experience. Topics covered includes fundamentals of marksmanship to tactical deployment of weapons. Malfunctions drills to transition and use of cover. Fast pace with a lot of Trigger Time.

Student Equipment Needs: Weapons, holster, mag pouch, eye and ear protection, 300 rounds pistol, and 300 rounds rifle. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Tom Bullins

Over 20 years of experience in the private security industry and ten plus years service with the U.S. Marine Corp, with extensive experience in security and training. Skills are continuously honed through ongoing field experience. Experience Present - 1992 • Owner / Operator of Trigger Time Valley firearms training complex. • Responsible for the development of the shooting ranges for the training complex. • Responsible for the development of the specialized weapons training curriculum. • Provides and/or supports firearms instruction for various personnel. • Participated in numerous international and domestic protection details for corporations and government agencies. Provided training for corporate and government protection details in the areas of Anti-Terrorist, firearms, medical, advance team operations, driving, surveillance and counter surveillance. • Certified Instructor Department of Justice, Department of Defense, and the National Rifle Association. • Extensive experiences in training international, regional, and state police special tactical team (SWAT). • Certified SRT Instructor and Advisor Moore County Sheriff. • Also trains Special Operation personnel from various services within the US Department of Defense. • Subjects taught in the courses: Close Quarter Battle (CQB), Hostage Rescue, Sniper Operation, Explosive Entry and Tactical shooting skills.

Training to Her Strengths: Subject Control for the Female Officer (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Training to Her Strengths: Subject Control for the Female Officer (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Leopardwood

Class Description: This class is built around need based training. This class offers an environment to accelerate confidence in enhancing skills, capabilities and knowledge of true subject control. The class will provide instruction in executing safe tactics, allowing the officer to easily articulate the facts in an after action report. They will learn to deliver the same levels of performance as their male counterparts in realistic training utilizing methods and strategies from the Force Management System.
This class is for female officers only.

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

Instructor: Angela Ortiz

Sworn law enforcement officer for 14 years. Currently with the Lakewood Police Department assigned to the Special Operations/Training Division. Certified Force Management System Master Instructor. Instructor Certifications also held in the following : Semi Auto Pistol; Tactical Assault Rifle; HTVE; OC; Taser; ASP Handcuffing and Baton; Surviving Verbal Conflict; Below 100, ALICE, CIT certified officer, OPOTA Instructional Skills.

Street Combatives, Evolution of a Violent Encounter (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Street Combatives, Evolution of a Violent Encounter (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Rosewood

Class Description: This course is designed to teach officers how to survive a dangerous street encounter by learning both standing and ground fighting techniques. With over 20 simple to learn movements using basic body mechanics, you will learn to defend against the most common attacks on law enforcement. This course will touch on the psychology of an armed encounter and will help establish how, when, and if to introduce a weapon into a violent encounter.

Student Equipment Needs: Athletic clothes, mouth piece and athletic cup optional.

Instructor: Kevin Watson

A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt professor, and 12 year law enforcement veteran, Kevin Watson brings a unique blend of traditional martial arts to street applicability. He currently works as a road patrol officer, a S.W.A.T. team sniper. He is the co-founder of GäRD Defense Solutions.

Transformational Trainer (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Transformational Trainer (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Zebrawood

Class Description: Regardless of subject matter expertise, the role of the trainer is to enhance the performance of their officers. The Transformational Trainer is an instructor enhancement program designed to help you focus on the “how to train” not just “what to train”. This program is designed to challenge instructors to think differently about law enforcement training in an effort to improve officer performance in the field. Through guided discussions, case studies, video analysis, self-assessments and small group exercises, participants will explore: Characteristics of the Transformational Trainer. The Science of Learning: Making it “Stick”. Generational Differences and Communication Styles. Human Performance and Decision Making. The Think CLEAR Approach to Student Evaluation: A New Look at Student Feedback. Eliminating Death by PowerPoint

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: John Bostain

John Bostain is the President of Command Presence, LLC. 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 dynamics of officer/citizen encounters, use of force, human performance factors, and instructor development. He’s certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science Institute (FSI) and holds a B.S.Ed in Adult Education from Valdosta State University. John began his career with the Hampton Police Division (HPD) in Hampton, Virginia where he served as a Uniformed Patrol Officer, Narcotics Investigator, Academy Instructor, Detective, and Patrol Supervisor. He served on the departmental S.W.A.T. Team, Bike Patrol Unit, and was the Advisor for the Law Enforcement Exploring Program. He held Virginia DCJS certifications as a firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, and driving instructor, in addition to several other instructor certifications. After leaving HPD in 2001, John spent 13 years at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA serving as an Instructor and Senior Instructor for Defensive Tactics, Patrol Procedures, and Use of Force. He also held a position as a Program Specialist in the Rural Policing Institute, Training Transformation Office, and Training Management. In 2012, he became the recipient of the prestigious Trainer of the Year Award as selected by Law Officer Magazine. John is an Instructor Trainer (Core Instructor) for the Below 100 Program is a member of the instructional staff of the BJA VALOR for Blue program. John is also an Advisory Board Member of the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainer’s Association (ILEETA)

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 709

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 Finer Points of Concealment We will go in depth like never before into the fieldcraft of concealment, which is so much more than hiding a weapon. “Concealment” is the concealing of weapons, intentions and capabilities throughout the duration of the event. Participants will learn that concealment is an art, and can be specifically a martial art–one that criminals have developed to a very high level of effectiveness. We will cover the true meaning of “blending in” using the environment and the “energy” of those natively in the environment. Students will get the chance to both act in concealment and to observe those acting in concealment. This concealment work will continue on to cover advanced safety, moving through crowds and around innocents without adding harm, and movement for assault/defense in crowds or around obstacles. 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 yourself 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.

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Center

Class Description: Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment is an eight-hour module of instruction designed to familiarize the participant with how to deploy a pistol and a blade within a standing or grounded entanglement and prevent the adversary from doing the same. The participant will learn a base of Greco-Roman wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that will be applied to a basic strategy template for self defense versus sport. Handgun and blade deployment will be covered in depth as well as preventing the adversary from doing the same, and managing the problem as well as one can if they are successful in doing so. The course is somewhat anaerobic and participants may be subjected to mild and greater than mild impact.

Student Equipment Needs: Inert handgun replicating their service pistol A training blade replicating their live blade Groin protection Mouthpiece Long sleeve blouse to be used with marking cartridges (provided) Holster either concealed or duty for their inert pistol Glock 17T training weapons will be provided and, used during the final evolutions so a holster that fits a 17 will be required also.

Instructor: Craig Douglas

Craig Douglas is the founder of ShivWorks, a consortium of like-minded professionals devoted to training and product development in the emerging field of interdisciplinary problem-solving for self-defense. Craig retired from law enforcement after 21 years of service with the bulk of his career spent in narcotics and SWAT. Since 2003, Craig has been teaching globally under the ShivWorks brand and has conducted coursework on entangled shooting skills in nearly 40 states and nine foreign countries. He has taught for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and to three branches of the U.S. military.

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend School

Class Description: This course teaches SWAT/Patrol Officers in the tactical deployment of the Ballistic Shield in response to Active Shooter, Hostage Rescue and High Risk Warrants. The Ballistic Shield can be a very effective tool for SWAT/Patrol in rapid evolving critical incidents. Many L.E. agencies fail to understand the tactics and strategies involved in using the Ballistic Shield as an offensive tool. The myths of using a ballistic shield only for deliberate/controlled movements will be dismissed. The training scenarios will focus on actual events that could have avoided serious injury or death to SWAT/Patrol Officers if a Ballistic Shield had been deployed dynamically.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, Ballistic Shield and back-up, Sims Pistol, and Rifle (support side pistol optional). 50 pistol sims rounds and 25 sims rifle rounds. Duty belt, tactical vest with all issued gear or patrol body armor, flashlight. Participants should come prepared to train in all weather conditions and should bring a hydration system or water bottle. Wrap around eye protection, ear protection. Participants should wear clothing suitable for training, but similar to garments worn while working. *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Anargyros Kereakes

Sgt Anargyros “AK” Kereakes began his law enforcement in 1990 with the Chicago Housing Authority Police Department and later joined the Chicago Police Department in 1994. For nine years, Sgt Anargyros “AK” Kereakes served as a full-time member of the Chicago Police Department’s SWAT Team and has held positions to include Entry, Team Leader, Training Coordinator, Paramedic and Assistant SWAT Commander. Past assignments included, working on tactical teams that focused on drugs, weapons, and gang suppression in Chicago’s public housing. Sgt Kereakes took a seven year leave of absence from CPD and worked for DynCorp International Worldwide Protection Services under programs administered by the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. He served in high threat diplomatic protection roles in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, and Israel, as well as a team leader for a war crimes investigative unit in Kosovo. Furthermore, AK has an extensive instructor background and is currently an Adjacent Training Instructor for Safariland Training Group (Sandy Wall), Evergreen Mountain (Rob Trivino) and Fulcrum Tactical Training, (Steve Claggett). AK currently serves as a Chicago Police Patrol Sergeant in the 019th District.

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations (Including MRAP) (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations (Including MRAP) (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 606 and then to 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.

The Basic Sniper (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

The Basic Sniper (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - Range 15

Class Description: This course will cover the fundamentals of marksmanship. You will become familiar with the characteristics of your rifle, you will learn how to properly set up your rifle, how to efficiently sight in, learn the entire theory behind radian measurements and how they are applicable within your scoped rifle system. This class is ideal for all learning levels and it meant to cover the knowledge that should be taught in basic classes to help the shooter completely under stand the practical science at their fingertips.

Student Equipment Needs:
Each attendee should bring their scoped rifle system, and applicable tools and cleaning gear, rear bag/sand socks, bringing tripods are encouraged ( we will have a few available) 60 rds. of match ammunition ( other ammo that you may want to test at the class is also welcome.

Instructor: Corey Clancy and Rob Pettorsson

Both Corey and Rob individually have over 15 years of professional instruction experience in the realm of scoped rifle shooting. Corey is former Marine Scout Sniper, Gov contractor, Former Chief Instructor at GPS Defense Sniper School and Director of Training for Strategic Armory Corps. Rob also a former Marine Scout Sniper, Chief Instructor for McMillan Sniper School, and National Sales Manager for Strategic Armory Corps. Corey and Rob have a contagious sense of humor which makes the class very interesting and educational.

Asymmetrical Gunfighter Course (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Asymmetrical Gunfighter Course (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Gibsonburg PD Range - Range 2

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

Student Equipment Needs: Pistol, Rifle, At least 4 Mags for both weapon systems, Body armor, eyes and ears. Round Count Day One: Qty.780 - M4 and Round Count Day Two: Qty.210 - M4 / Qty.650 - Pistol Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Joey Goodloe

Joey Goodloe is former US Army SOF turned Tyr Tactical Sales Rep and Instructor in small arms and close quarter battle techniques.

Rescue Task Force (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Rescue Task Force (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
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 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Simunition Instructor and Safety Course (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 801

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 you have one. *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

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 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SLR15 AR15/M16/M4 Armorer (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Kalahari - Aloeswood

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 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Suicidal Jumper Rescue (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Firelands Hospital

Class Description: Suicidal jumper rescue geared to 1st responders, to include Supervisors, SWAT, negotiators and crisis intervention specialists. tactics designed to prevent the loss of officers lives while attempting a rescue.

Student Equipment Needs: A safety rated waist belt for under web gear or duty belt.

Instructor: Sr. Cpl. Christian D'Alesandro (retired)

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.

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 101

Class Description: This class is designed to help police officers be aware of how their own body language (non-verbal messages) and tone of voice (what is said, how it's said) all play a critical part in successfully de-escalating a loud, rude, obnoxious, often confrontational person.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: John Riley

John Riley spent 7 years in the Army as an infantryman and was a part of the 24th Infantry Division's drive into Iraq during Desert Storm. John then spent over 19 years with the Grand Rapids, MI, police department before retiring in 2015. As a police officer John discovered he had a knack for communicating with people and being able to de-escalate potential volatile situations. In 2016 John founded Gentle Response LLC to pass on and teach what he learned and observed first hand about conflict de-escalation. John and his team now travel around the US conducting training seminars with businesses, corporations, state agencies and law enforcement agencies.

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Vehicle Close Quarter Battle (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
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 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. 1000 rounds handgun ammunition, (a box of DUTY rounds for ballistic demonstrations) CAT or SOF T TQ on your person is mandatory an IFAK is recommended. Cleaning kit and gun lube. Eye protection and electronic ear protection. Long sleeve shirt, gloves, knee pads 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. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY.

Instructor: Bryan Veliz

Bryan Veliz began his career as a state law enforcement officer serving as an active patrol officer for several years. As a Patrol Officer, within in his first two years on the field he was assigned as a member of the agency’s Emergency Response Team where he later was responsible for instructing firearms training and qualifications as well as instruction of pistol, carbine and shotgun weapon platforms. Bryan has attended several training courses with top instructors across the nation and seminars regarding the fundamental’s, mechanics and safety standards of firearms. Bryan continues to serve in law enforcement in addition to being a cadre instructor with Centrifuge Training, LLC.

MACTAC - Urban Tactics / Close Quarter Battle Tactical Skills Course (24 Hours) June 5 AND June 6 AND June 7, 2019

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 5 AND Thursday June 6 AND Friday June 7, 2019
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.*Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Victor Garcia

Victor 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.

Counterterrorism Targeting for Law Enforcement (24 Hours) June 5 AND June 6 AND June 7, 2019

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End time:16:00:00

Counterterrorism Targeting for Law Enforcement (24 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5, AND Thursday June 6, AND Friday June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: Day 1: EHOVE - Room 701, Day 2: Sandusky County Sportsman Club - 50 Meter Range, Day 3: EHOVE - Room 701

Class Description: This course teaches one to integrate counterterrorism targeting principles into law enforcement operations and intelligence functions. It will cover the fundamentals of targeting, global and homeland counterterrorism threat trends, and how to integrate the targeting cycle into tactical operations. The 3 day course consists of a classroom day, a range day, and a field training exercise day.

Student Equipment Needs: For classroom day, pen and paper; for range day and FTX day you will need your low profile uniform or clothes to blend in on the street, and need a low profile backpack for your tactical gear, then need your callout gear, duty pistol and a long gun, and 300 rounds of ammo for each weapon, and cell phones for the FTX day.

Instructor: Sarah Adams & Dave "Boon" Benton

Sarah Adams is an award winning targeting officer and global threat advisor with extensive domestic and international experience. Previously, Ms. Adams held positions in the government and non-profit sectors, and has worked overseas on behalf of the U.S. Government’s intelligence mission in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Ms. Adams currently works in Security Intelligence in the Aviation Sector. Prior to joining the private sector, from January 2015 to January 2017, Ms. Adams served as the Senior Advisor for the U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Benghazi after being recruited as an executive appointment from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by the committee’s Chairman, Trey Gowdy. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Adams was a lead Targeting Analyst at the CIA after joining the Agency in 2006. Ms. Adams holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego and a Bachelor’s of Science in International Business from the University of Central Florida.

Master Your Pistol and Rifle (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

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Master Your Pistol and Rifle (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northen Ohio Tactical Training Center - 25 Meter

Class Description: This course is geared towards intermediate shooters who want to master their fundamental skills in pistol and rifle. Students will review concepts such as proper grip and why it makes a difference, different trigger presses, different sight alignments, sight picture, stance, transitions, and practice clearing malfunctions. Most importantly, we will answer questions that the students may have on techniques or concepts. 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 have the opportunity to apply newly taught principles in live-fire exercises.

Student Equipment Needs: Ammunition: Minimum pistol 300 rds. Minimum rifle 200 rds Duty belt Ballistic Vest Pistol with holster Rifle with sling Minimum of 3 pistol magazines for double stack Minimum of 3 AR/rifle magazines Magazine pouches Ballistic eye protection Ear protection Brimmed hat. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Sang Lee

Sang 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.

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

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End time:16:00:00

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 309

Class Description: Cell phones and other devices are being considered more frequently for cases. Investigators depend on digital forensics practitioners to provided them with forensic reports for review. Reports are then reviewed by investigators with little to no training in how to interpret this evidence. If this landscape is true for you, this is your class! In this class, we will discuss everything the non-technical investigator needs to know to do his job. From understanding the different types of extractions (not all are created equal) to learning how to find evidence beyond the very basic (pictures, texts, and internet history). As well, we will discuss how to tell if you need to search the cloud for evidence before ever laying eyes on a device report.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Rich Johnson

Richard Johnson has been in law enforcement for 18 years and has been practicing digital forensics with Westlake, Ohio Police Department for the past 7 years. He's performed work on cases for over 50 police agencies in Ohio at the local, state, and federal level. Richard has testified as an expert witness in cases of all shapes and sizes, including rape, burglary, RICO, and homicide. Richard is also an adjunct-instructor with the Lorain County Community College where he teaches digital forensics to law enforcement investigators.

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

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End time:16:00:00

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain Bank

Class Description: Since 1948 Israel has been forced to defend its citizens from acts of terrorism. Many hard lessons have been learned, and combat methodologies developed. These skills are now taught to American law- enforcement agencies who have to respond and address similar threats. This course curriculum includes lessons taught today to special operations units in the IDF, as well as various SWAT teams n the United States and Europe. This is a One-Day version of the complete Three day class and includes: Small team movement and tactics, Room entries and clearing, Active killer response. The instructors are all graduates of combat units in the Israeli Defense Forces with vast operational experience.

Student Equipment Needs: Officers will need duty gear and any additional gear they would have with them while responding to an active killer situation. Additionally, officers will need to bring the appropriates sim guns (pistol and rifle if available),150 rounds of Simuniton for weapon systems and appropriate safety equipment. *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: BK Blankchtein

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

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

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Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC) - 100 Meter Range

Class Description: 8 hour block of Instruction utilizing Carbine. Overall focus is shooting both strong and support side carbine in a variety of standard and non-standard firing positions. We dont have a weak side , only a support side, Training will focus on shooting behind positions of cover and vehicles. Positions will focus on shooting Strong and Support side. Training will cover a blocks of instruction and be supported by a Drill following the instruction. 50 percent of this class will be shot on your support side.

Student Equipment Needs: Carbine , 4 mags, 750rds, eye and ear pro, body armor, gloves, battle belt or duty belt.

Instructor: Dan Brokos

Dan Brokos is owner of Lead Faucet Tactical ( LFT ), LFT is a training and tactical product company. Dan retired last year after serving 26 years in the military, 21 of those in the Army SOF community. Dan spent his entire career as an operator, his only 2 breaks were teaching and instructing at the SF School House where he developed the POI for advanced Marksmanship, CQB and Sniper Operations. Dan has been instructing outside of the military since 2008 and decided to start LFT to give back to the LE and Military communities the knowledge he gained over the years. Dan brings relevant shooting and tactical TTPs in his method of Instruction. Last Year LFT taught 36 classes throughout the US and Overseas with other Military Units. visit www.leadfaucettactical.com

AMTEC (ALS) Noise Flash Diversionary Devices Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

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End time:16:00:00

AMTEC (ALS) Noise Flash Diversionary Devices Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5 2019
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 Instructor Class(8 Hours) June 6, 2019

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End time:16:00:00

ASP Instructor Class(8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend Community School

Class Description: ASP Discipline is to be determined.

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

Instructor: Jared Williams - ASP Instructor Cadre

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

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End time:16:00:00

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Guava

Class Description: Training for the first line of defense in a critical incident, the dispatcher. The class will cover negotiation skills, recognizing and dealing with suicidal callers, PTSD, self-care and include case debriefs with actual audio. The team of instructors brings over 32 years of experience, including dispatch and SWAT negotiations. Each attendee will leave with reference handouts to take back to their dispatch center, as well as verbal tactics to handle critical calls.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Bryan Mangin

Lt. 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.

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

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End time:16:00:00

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Crown Palm

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

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

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End time:16:00:00

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Indigo Bay

Class Description: Traumatic and critical incidents are a part of life, especially for tactical teams. These courses address recognizing when our personnel may be in crisis, techniques for helping them and their families. After the Call begins the conversations about the logistic and emotional after effects of the death of a co-worker. Not a policy course, but begin the discussions and have a plan in place. We lose two and a half times the number of public safety personnel to suicide that we do line of duty. This course is to help recognize when someone could be in crisis and how to reach out to offer help. It also discusses helping the survivors in the aftermath of a suicide. Family and Friends are encouraged to attend.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Steven Click

Steven M. Click recently retired as a lieutenant assigned to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Office of Personnel / Ohio ASSIST program. Steve has been involved in peer support with the Patrol’s Member’s Assistance Team (MAT) since its inception in 2002. He previously served as the Operational Commander. Prior to retirement, he oversaw all aspects of the MAT including policies, activations and training. He has been active in peer support since being CISM trained in 1993. He was deployed to New York City twice after the 9/11 attacks and worked with the NYPD peer support program, POPPA. Steve is trained in both group and individual peer support by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He oversees the Post Critical Incident Seminars for Ohio. He has been utilized as a peer in South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Georgia, for their PCIS / STLS programs. He serves as the Crisis Awareness Training, and other critical incident training program instructor for Ohio ASSIST, having provided training to a number of Ohio agencies including the Highway Patrol. He currently serves as the First Responder Liaison to the Trauma Informed Care program for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He also continues to oversee the Ohio ASSIST program. Steve retired with 36 years of service with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and served in a number of assignments including Commander of Cadet Training, the Patrol’s Motorcycle Unit, the Ohio Statehouse Detail as well as several field supervisory positions. He and his wife Lori live in Grove City, Ohio.

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

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End time:16:00:00

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

CTS Flash Bang Instructor Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Defense Technology Distraction Device Munitions Instructor (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Tamarind

Class Description: This course will prepare the Patrol Officer of Supervisor to take on a leadership role during critical incidents, prior to the arrival of specialized tactical units, promoting an organized and professional tactical patrol response.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Lt. Paul Ohl

Lt. Paul Ohl has served with the Columbus Division of Police for 30 years. He has 17 years of experience in patrol operations and has been the SWAT Team Commander for the last 7 years. He has led the response to over 800 barricaded suspect situations, high risk search warrants and several active shooter responses. He also led the restructuring of the Columbus Division of Police's Active Shooter Response protocols and the training of the instructors who delivered the training to 1800 police officers and 1500 firefighters.

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

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Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend Community School

Class Description: This course teaches SWAT/Patrol Officers in the tactical deployment of the Ballistic Shield in response to Active Shooter, Hostage Rescue and High Risk Warrants. The Ballistic Shield can be a very effective tool for SWAT/Patrol in rapid evolving critical incidents. Many L.E. agencies fail to understand the tactics and strategies involved in using the Ballistic Shield as an offensive tool. The myths of using a ballistic shield only for deliberate/controlled movements will be dismissed. The training scenarios will focus on actual events that could have avoided serious injury or death to SWAT/Patrol Officers if a Ballistic Shield had been deployed dynamically.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, Ballistic Shield and back-up, Sims Pistol, and Rifle (support side pistol optional). 50 pistol sims rounds and 25 sims rifle rounds. Duty belt, tactical vest with all issued gear or patrol body armor, flashlight. Participants should come prepared to train in all weather conditions and should bring a hydration system or water bottle. Wrap around eye protection, ear protection. Participants should wear clothing suitable for training, but similar to garments worn while working. *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Anargyros Kereakes

Sgt Anargyros “AK” Kereakes began his law enforcement in 1990 with the Chicago Housing Authority Police Department and later joined the Chicago Police Department in 1994. For nine years, Sgt Anargyros “AK” Kereakes served as a full-time member of the Chicago Police Department’s SWAT Team and has held positions to include Entry, Team Leader, Training Coordinator, Paramedic and Assistant SWAT Commander. Past assignments included, working on tactical teams that focused on drugs, weapons, and gang suppression in Chicago’s public housing. Sgt Kereakes took a seven year leave of absence from CPD and worked for DynCorp International Worldwide Protection Services under programs administered by the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service. He served in high threat diplomatic protection roles in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Afghanistan, and Israel, as well as a team leader for a war crimes investigative unit in Kosovo. Furthermore, AK has an extensive instructor background and is currently an Adjacent Training Instructor for Safariland Training Group (Sandy Wall), Evergreen Mountain (Rob Trivino) and Fulcrum Tactical Training, (Steve Claggett). AK currently serves as a Chicago Police Patrol Sergeant in the 019th District.

Fatal Choices: What we know about Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

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End time:16:00:00

Fatal Choices: What we know about Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Wisteria

Class Description: Fatal Choices: Understanding VCAs and Victim Selection In this fast-moving and interactive lecture participants will be led through contemporary theories and current, curated data on the process by which violent criminal actors select their targets for violent aggression. Particular attention will be paid to the internal mechanisms in play within the criminal psychology, the universe of signifiers around "good guy" behavior, demeanor, and attributes which may actually make selection for attack more likely, as well as considerations for responsible armed citizens to mitigate this risk. Previous iterations of this material have been presented to law-enforcement agencies and private citizen groups across the US as well as international LE educational events. Violent Acts & Actors: A Conceptual and Practical Overview Many instructors present material on surviving physical attack, some address the aftermath of that defensive violence, however the preparation for being placed at risk or even physically attacked is given limited attention at best. This “pre-kinetic phase” is, in contrast, the entire focus of this course. In this wide-ranging and fast-moving program, attendees will be introduced to current understanding of the scope and scale of criminal violence, typologies of such violence, and an in-depth tracing of the developmental path of those who inflict such violence on others. Significant attention will be paid to translation from academic concepts and theories to actionable material with relevance at the street level. Attendees may hope to leave with a far greater understanding of the origins of and motivation for the seemingly senseless violence that wreaks havoc on so many communities, as well as greater insight into steps necessary to maximize their capacity for self-protection.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: William Aprill

William Aprill is a career mental health professional with over 20 years’ experience across the continuum of clinical care. He presently maintains a private practice and consultancy specializing in post-traumatic interventions and other disciplines. William is a former deputy sheriff (Orleans Parish, LA, Criminal Sheriff’s Office) and Special Deputy US Marshal (Eastern District of Louisiana). He is a decorated competitive shooter and has taught civilian, law enforcement, and military personnel in various fighting skills since 1990. He maintains an active schedule both as student and teacher, having been instructor-rated by several top-tier trainers and studying under many of the most influential members of the combative arts community. Through his company Aprill Risk Consulting, William has presented his material on violent criminals and their decision-making, defensive incident aftermath, mindset development and defensive preparedness nationally, including at the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association, the Annual Conference of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the Annual Conference of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI), Rangemaster Tactical Conference, The Field & Tactical Medicine Conference, A Girl & A Gun Annual Conference, Tactical Response Alumni Weekend, and the Louisiana Homicide Investigators Association. He is a co-founder and the Training Director of Paul-E-Palooza, the memorial conference and fundraiser for the family of the late trainer Paul Gomez. He has conducted collaborative presentations across the country with Craig Douglas/Shivworks, Modern Defensive Training Systems, Immediate Action Combatives, Point-Driven Training, Sharp Defense, Lethal Force Institute, Rangemaster, Active Response Training, Tactical Response, Safety Solutions Academy, Defense Training International, Armed Dynamics, and others.

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

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End time:16:00:00

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 2

Class Description: Agencies rarely provide any concealment work to educate on the off duty or Detective / Undercover techniques and safe techniques to present or return the handgun to the holster, not to mention fighting from concealment. This class is going to cover the dynamics of carrying and deploying a concealed handgun as a daily responsibility. This will focus on the concealment, deployment and use of a handgun as a primary weapon while conducting Police Operations in a plain clothes assignment as well as off duty carry. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster. All methods of concealment (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt, off the body carry) will be addressed.

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? • 500 rounds of factory ammunition • Cleaning kit / lubrication •** Holsters MUST be capable of holstering without use of the support hand. Old leather pancake style or inside the waistband holsters that do not retain their opening when the handgun is removed are NOT permitted. ** Shoulder rigs ARE NOT permitted ** ** SERPA holsters ARE NOT permitted** Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Matt Jacques

Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, Detective within the Special Problem Unit as an undercover Detective as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U. S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C. U.S. Marshal’s Office. Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and later was selected and served as a Sniper team member. After his retirement, Matt was hired as the Senior Manager of Assault Weapons for FNH USA. He managed the FN SPR Precision Rifle program; FN Belt fed Weapons section and the SOCOM SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and New Equipment Training (NET) for SOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons. Matt left FNH USA in 2006 and returned to training Law Enforcement, this time for the Federal Government for the US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit. Matt started Victory First in 2012, and the interest and requests for his services allowed him to leave the Federal Government after 8 years, leaving as the Chief of Operations for the Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit.

Opioid Training, Trends, and Practical Exercise (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Opioid Training, Trends, and Practical Exercise (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Portia

Class Description: The class will cover an in-depth analysis of the opioid epidemic and how to deal with it from a police officer/ detective perspective. The latest trends will be discussed with specific examples. Previous cases will be examined in-depth to show how to overcome certain obstacles. Students will be expected to participate in a mock opioid crime scene (fatal overdose).

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material.

Instructor: Sgt. Matthew Baeppler and Det. Scott Moran – Cleveland Police Department

Sgt. Matthew Baeppler. 25 years with the Cleveland Division of Police. 8 years in Basic Patrol. 11 years as a detective in the Narcotic Unit/ Gang Unit. Supervisor with the Gang Unit and Narcotics Unit the past 6 years.
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.

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Sagewood

Class Description: This course is designed to help local law enforcement better understand drug trafficking organizations structure, operations, and protocols.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Dr. Patrick Linnenbank

Dr. Patrick Linnenbank is the CEO of Seraph Latin America. He is a medical doctor, certified ethical hacker, certified master in anti terrorism studies (CMAS), as well as a board member on numerous security and medical boards.

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: BGSU Firelands - CPC Auditorium

Class Description: Students will begin with an understanding of HTMBPR. After a comprehensive understanding of human physiology and psychology as it relates to HTMBPR, the students learn about such concepts as; advanced critical thinking, the decision making algorithm and the six layers of human behavior.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Jay Seese and Lynn Westover

Jay 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.

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - Range 12

Class Description: The Intro to Behavior Based Combative Handgun trains students to make intuitive, recognition-based responses and respond appropriately and effectively working with nature instead of against it. Behavior based responses are more easily learned, more easily retained, and more often resorted to in highly stressful encounters. Students will learn how to recognize threats early, control the situation and their stress level through superior tactics, and if necessary apply handgun skills within a broad spectrum of precision from point shooting to sighted fire. Students will learn: • The Sympathetic Nervous System and the Survival Behavior System (SBS) • The “Three Brains” and how we think and act under threat • Combative Marksmanship: why survival and decision come before speed and precision.

Student Equipment Needs: Full duty belt / tactical load out. Semiautomatic handgun with 3 magazines, 450 rounds. Appropriate range clothing. Eyes and hearing protection. Note book and pen. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Trevor Thrasher

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.

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Center

Class Description: Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment is an eight-hour module of instruction designed to familiarize the participant with how to deploy a pistol and a blade within a standing or grounded entanglement and prevent the adversary from doing the same. The participant will learn a base of Greco-Roman wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that will be applied to a basic strategy template for self defense versus sport. Handgun and blade deployment will be covered in depth as well as preventing the adversary from doing the same, and managing the problem as well as one can if they are successful in doing so. The course is somewhat anaerobic and participants may be subjected to mild and greater than mild impact.

Student Equipment Needs: Inert handgun replicating their service pistol A training blade replicating their live blade Groin protection Mouthpiece Long sleeve blouse to be used with marking cartridges (provided) Holster either concealed or duty for their inert pistol Glock 17T training weapons will be provided and, used during the final evolutions so a holster that fits a 17 will be required also.

Instructor: Craig Douglas

Craig Douglas is the founder of ShivWorks, a consortium of like-minded professionals devoted to training and product development in the emerging field of interdisciplinary problem-solving for self-defense. Craig retired from law enforcement after 21 years of service with the bulk of his career spent in narcotics and SWAT. Since 2003, Craig has been teaching globally under the ShivWorks brand and has conducted coursework on entangled shooting skills in nearly 40 states and nine foreign countries. He has taught for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and to three branches of the U.S. military.

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Ebony and NASA

Class Description: This course uses very little classroom and several field activities to emphasize the use and importance of visual tracking in law enforcement and the necessary tactical skills to enhance its effectiveness. Whether the student is assigned to a tactical team or a patrol function, this course emphasizes the “come as you are” approach to locating a suspect’s track while also demonstrating the use of tactics for officer safety during the following of the track. This course is not designed to change a department protocol or imply that visual tracking is THE way. It IS designed to provide students with another method of reading and understanding their surroundings while gathering the necessary resources needed for a successful outcome.

Student Equipment Needs: pens/paper/ and any gear that a student would like to take on a rural manhunt (such as rifles, hard body armor, binoculars, etc.

Instructor: Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar is a 20 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.

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 101

Class Description: This class is designed to help police officers be aware of how their own body language (non-verbal messages) and tone of voice (what is said, how it's said) all play a critical part in successfully de-escalating a loud, rude, obnoxious, often confrontational person.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: John Riley

John Riley spent 7 years in the Army as an infantryman and was a part of the 24th Infantry Division's drive into Iraq during Desert Storm. John then spent over 19 years with the Grand Rapids, MI, police department before retiring in 2015. As a police officer John discovered he had a knack for communicating with people and being able to de-escalate potential volatile situations. In 2016 John founded Gentle Response LLC to pass on and teach what he learned and observed first hand about conflict de-escalation. John and his team now travel around the US conducting training seminars with businesses, corporations, state agencies and law enforcement agencies.

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range - First Range

Class Description: This course is designed to introduce low visibility options for carrying both firearms and medical equipment that might be necessary to deploy during an active shooter event. School Resource Officers (SRO), Detectives, Narcotics Officers, Plain Clothes officers, and even the off duty officer who carries a firearm and medical equipment would benefit from this course. We will provide recommendations for consideration for both equipment and techniques to carry life saving equipment both on and off body.

Student Equipment Handgun, eyes, ears, range clothing and 300 rounds of ammunition.

Instructor: Bryan Hillis

Mr. 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, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US Government officials, foreign government officials, CEO’s, celebrities, professional athletes and Fortune 100/500 companies. Bryan was a guest speaker at the 2017 NBA Security Conference and is considered a preferred security vendor for the NBA. 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 hundreds of 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, breaching 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.

Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) Review (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) Review (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Zebrawood

Class Description: The aftermath of any officer involved shootings is marked by a host of both physiological and psychological reactions that can unmistakably, impact a law enforcement career and every aspect of a police officer's day to day functioning. Left untreated, despair and host of disquieting symptoms have the potential to overtake one's career and life. All law enforcement officers deserve and should avail themselves to psychological and peer support in order to make the transition back to the job after such a life altering event.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

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

Kathy Platoni, Psy.D., DAIPM, FAIS COL (RET), US Army COL, Ohio Military Reserve/State Defense Forces Dr. Kathy Platoni has been a practicing clinical psychologist for more than 36 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: Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom (Joint Task Force-Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom. 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. he 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. 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 serves as Editor of the Combat Stress E-Magazine and publishes regularly in Google News, Apple News, and Lemonwire about subject matter pertaining to wartime service, the Fort Hood Massacre, and the moral injury of war. 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. 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 37th year, this time as Brigade Psychologist for State Defense Forces.

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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.Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

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.

Master Your Pistol and Rifle (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Master Your Pistol and Rifle (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northen Ohio Tactical Training Center - 25 Meter

Class Description: This course is geared towards intermediate shooters who want to master their fundamental skills in pistol and rifle. Students will review concepts such as proper grip and why it makes a difference, different trigger presses, different sight alignments, sight picture, stance, transitions, and practice clearing malfunctions. Most importantly, we will answer questions that the students may have on techniques or concepts. 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 have the opportunity to apply newly taught principles in live-fire exercises.

Student Equipment Needs: Ammunition: Minimum pistol 300 rds. Minimum rifle 200 rds Duty belt Ballistic Vest Pistol with holster Rifle with sling Minimum of 3 pistol magazines for double stack Minimum of 3 AR/rifle magazines Magazine pouches Ballistic eye protection Ear protection Brimmed hat. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Sang Lee

Sang 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.

Progressive Carbine and Handgun (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Progressive Carbine and Handgun (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club – Bay 4

Class Description: This one day course will focus on the fundamentals and then advanced shooting concepts for the most efficient and effective handling of the carbine and handgun. Initially we will cover basic skills and we will work on these until there are near minimal operator errors noticeable; training will then progress to cover advanced methods. The attendees will also be taught the following in the course: ballistics and minute of angle (MOA), zero, fundamentals of marksmanship, malfunctions, distance shooting, close and rapid target engagements, transition from target to target, basic and advanced shooting positions, barricade shooting, and shooting on the move.

Student Equipment Needs: Shoulder mounted weapon, iron sights or optic of choice, ballistic vest or plate carrier (if issued), ballistic helmet (if issued), ballistic eye protection and ear protection, four magazines for the shoulder mounted weapon and carry system, duty belt or thigh rig, handgun with holster and two mag pouches, four magazines for the handgun, gloves, knee pads, and elbow pads - recommended, long sleeve shirt - recommended, personal medical kit, weapons cleaning kit and lubrication, inclement weather gear, water and snacks, sharpie or large marker, notebook with pen/pencil, extra batteries for optics, 300 rounds 5.56/223, 300 rounds for your handgun. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Rob Trivino

Rob Trivino is retired from a long career in the United States Army. During his time on active duty he was assigned to several units; he spent the majority of his time in service assigned as an operational member of a United States Army Special Missions Unit under the United States Army Special Operations Command. Rob has extensive peacetime and wartime leadership and tactical experience, leading small teams and larger maneuver elements in combat at the ground tactical level. He has deployed on multiple combat missions to the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq and has served as a Sniper Team Leader, Operations Sergeant Major, and both Assault and Sniper Element Sergeants Major. In his final assignment, Rob served as a senior enlisted advisor for a multi-service organization supporting the special operations community. Rob's awards and decorations include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, 5 Bronze Stars (2 for Valor), and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. In January of 2012 Rob created Evergreen Mountain, LLC, offering specialized training in various aspects of conflict and leadership. He recently wrote and published A Warrior’s Path - Lessons In Leadership, a book about leadership lessons learned throughout his life and career.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Davis Besse - 25 Meter

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 each of 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.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye and Ear Pro, Handgun, Holster, Magazine Pouch, at least 3 magazines, 300 rounds training ammunition, Ball Cap, Bug Spray, Sun Screen, water and an open mind. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Russ Lyons

Russ Lyons is a Cleveland Police Officer with over twenty years of experience. Russ was previously assigned to the Ordnance Unit as a lead firearms trainer for ten years and 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 the basic training of over eight hundred recruits and the development of the yearly in-service firearms training curriculum for the fifteen hundred officer department. Russ is currently assigned to the Cleveland Division of Police S.W.A.T. Unit where he serves as an operator, firearms trainer and scoped rifle operator. Russ is an OPOTA certified instructor for: Semi-Auto Pistol, Shotgun, AR-15, Revolver, and Scoped Rifle. Russ is also an adjunct instructor for Center Mass Inc. and the Ohio Tactical Officer’s Association Red Team.

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC) - Vehicle Bay

Class Description: The Presscheck Consulting No Fail Pistol course is designed to equip patrol and tactical officers with the skills to make high risk / high reward pistol shots in critical situations. This 8 hour course stresses the importance of being able to place accurate hits on small, moving, and limited exposure critical areas of the human body to instantly cease all motor function or cause rapid unconsciousness usually resulting in death. Training Objectives •General refresher on the basic fundamentals of gun handling and marksmanship (BY EXCEPTION. Come to this course knowing how to shoot. This is an intermediate to advanced level shooting course) •Zero/confirm zero on all optics and lasers (and iron sights if needed) •Provide students/officers a chance to have their shooting techniques observed by the trainer in order to provide that student/officer with individual feedback on ways to improve performance in accuracy and speed •Engagement of low percentage targets (small strike area often obscured with a hostage or other no-shoot area) •Shooting multiple targets(if class progression allows) •Shooting on the move (if class progression allows) •Competitive shooting drills around your peers to build esprit de corps and create self-induced stress to perform •The student will understand the importance of critical hits and the consequences of a miss, and will be able to diagnose if they are capable of achieving hits at any given moment based upon pre-shot diagnostics of their sights in real time. •This course will enable the student to continue to develop and maintain these skills through the use of clear, repeatable standards. •The student should leave the course with a firm understanding of their personal capability to make low percentage “No-Fail” shots.

Student Equipment Needs: Gun, 400 rounds of ammunition (minimum 50 duty loads), Holster, 2 mag pouch (2nd double pouch optional), 3 magazines (minimum 5 preferred), Hearing protection (active hearing preferred), Eye Protection- students MUST shoot with 20/20 or better corrected vision. Contacts or ballistic protective prescription glasses are mandatory, 1 Black Sharpie marker (one will be provided by exception if you don't bring one), cargo pants or dump pouch to hold spare mags and ammo. Students will be expected to load on the firing line., sun screen, hydration/cooler, snacks (there will be catered lunch for sale, but lunch breaks will be minimal due to compressed timeline of the course), rain gear(optional). Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Chuck Pressburg

SGM(R) Pressburg retired from the Army on 1 Jan 2017 after over 26 years of active service, mostly in Special Operations and Special Missions Units. After Infantry and Airborne Training in 1990, Chuck completed the Ranger Indoctrination Program and was assigned to the 1st Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment. Chuck’s various assignments included: 10 years in the 75th Ranger Regt including platoon sergeant of a 65 man strike force deployed to Afghanistan twice in 2001/2002. Platoon highly decorated during the battle of Takur Ghar (Robert’s Ridge) for recovery of 2 missing US Servicemen. 24 Months rifle and sniper squad leader 82nd Airborne Division. 2 years Asymmetric Warfare Group(AWG) (Founding member, 1st Active Army unit member deployed to combat, Selection class #1, Operational Training Course (OTC) Class #1) Spending over 20 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom, conducting Small Kill Team (SKT) operations and Direct Action raids in support of conventional and Special Operations Forces. 12 years, HQ USASOC performing various tasks as required including a two-year assignment to the G8 section where Chuck performed Science and Technology R&D.

GLOCK Red Dot Pistol Fundamentals (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Red Dot Pistol Fundamentals (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 1

Class Description: This course is a one-of-a kind offering where the student will be provided a GLOCK 9mm pistol with a Red Dot Sight and the option of a Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland holster and the new Zero 9 triple magazine pouch to use for the class. The student will be instructed in the benefits of red dots on pistols. Red Dot optics seem clear to most however the learning curve can be steep to take full advantage of the sighting system. This 8 hour course will allow you to not only be proficient with this emerging technology but also help you learn how to get your department behind the benefits of the red dot optic on a pistol.

Attention: The OTOA in partnership with GLOCK, Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland are providing the students with the pistol, red dot optic, choice of holsters and a magazine pouch. The students must bring all other required range equipment AND 9mm ammunition.

Student Equipment Needs: Students are provided with a Glock optic equipped pistol. If a student elects to bring their own pistol, it must be a GLOCK and MUST have a red dot optic installed. No Exceptions, this is a GLOCK sponsored course. The sponsors will provide a Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment or Safariland holster. The new duty style / slim line triple magazine pouch with Tek-Lok mounting attachment method will be provided by Zero 9 Solutions, The student must bring a belt for the magazine pouches and holster, 300 rounds of 9mm ammunition and eye and ear protection. Personal body armor and a billed cap is also mandatory. Hydration and snacks, weather gear (cold/wet) are suggested.

Instructor: Scott Jedenski

Modern Samurai Project, LLC. Scott is widely regarded as an SME in the new but growing field of red dot equipped pistols. This regard has afforded him an opportunity to teach students from NYPD Instructor Cadre, Ohio Tactical Officers Association, Pentagon ERT, Oklahoma Narcotics Division, and many more departments and agencies. Accomplishments include being a Master Class USPSA shooter in Carry Optics. I am the only recipient of Ernest Langdon’s F.A.S.T. coin who did it with a red dot pistol.

Peer Support for Patrol / SWAT Officers (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Peer Support for Patrol / SWAT Officers (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thurday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Rosewood

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, 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!

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Chef Jim Gilbert

Chief Jim Gilbert grew up in Cincinnati and comes from a law enforcement family. His father is a retired Cincinnati Police Specialist and his brother is a current Cincinnati Police Officer. When he was young he was an Explorer with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office as well as a Firefighter/EMT with the Miami Township Fire Dept. He graduated his first Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy in 1993. He worked as a police officer at the Miami University in Oxford, Ohio until he was hired at the Columbus Division of Police in 1996 attending their academy. He worked almost his entire career on 3rd shift assigned to the 11th Precinct. In 2006 he was elected as President of the Fraternal Order of Police-Capital City Lodge #9 a position he held for 6 years. In 2007 He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. While at CPD he received many awards & commendations; which included 2 Chief's Special Commendations, The Blue Star, The Medal of Merit, 2 separate Officer of the Year Awards, the MADD TOP COP Award, Central Ohio Crime Stoppers Officer of the Year, The Ohio Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award, and a FCSO Certificate of Merit. He served on the Honor Guard, Officer Support Team, State FOP CISM Team, FTO, CIT Member and guest academy instructor. Chief Gilbert was involved in an officer involved shooting on October 9, 2000 when he shot & killed a suspect who had disarmed an officer. Over his career he has responded to and/or assisted in a peer support capacity at over 300 critical incidents. He has extensive training in critical incident response and on numerous occasions has been a requested speaker on the topic. He retired from CPD in January 2013 to join the Command Staff at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. He is very passionate about the profession of law enforcement and his leadership style is to "lead from the front". He currently commands over 175 sworn and civilian employees in the Patrol Bureau as a Chief Deputy. Chief Gilbert understands the importance of balancing proactive policing in today's world with an understanding that the upmost professional services are required at all times. He understands that interactions with the public are of the upmost importance and has adopted the 3 P’s of Patrol. They are; Professionalism in all that you do, Pride in how you do it and Passion to care about the quality of your work in your service to the communities you serve! Chief Gilbert is still very active with the Fraternal Order of Police Capital City Lodge #9 and had served on their Executive Board for over the last 12 years. He is a member of Ohio Concerns of Police Survivors, a member of the Ohio State FOP Critical Incident Response Mid-Ohio Team, a member of the National Sheriff's Association, Buckeye State Sheriff's Association, Ohio Chiefs of Police Association, Franklin County Chiefs of Police Association, Franklin County EMA Board member, Ohio Tactical Officer’s Association, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9, American Legion Post 283 and is active in his community as a little league baseball coach. Chief Gilbert is a graduate of the Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs Public Safety Leadership Academy “Class #3”. He is married and has four children.

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 722

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 is a Dayton Police Detective, currently assigned to the Montgomery County R.A.N.G.E. Task Force. Sean is former member of the Dayton SWAT team. Ross Nagy is the sniper team leader with Dayton Police Department. He is currently assigned to a Dayton Police Department uniformed proactive squad Ross Nagy is and OTOA Region 3 Representative, Dayton SWAT Team Leader, andSniper Team Leader

Profile of an Active Shooter (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Profile of an Active Shooter (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 110

Class Description: School shooters have and always will be a concern for everyone. This course implements Lt. Dan Marcou’s Five Phases of the Active Shooter and shows how the shooters of Virginia Tech and Columbine all went through each phase giving us valuable insight into the minds of these killers and what to look for in future active shooters. This course is designed to give law enforcement, prosecutors, dispatchers, school teachers and school administrators an idea of the thoughts and actions of active shooters before they commit their crimes.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: James Burke

James Burke is the Director of Advanced Training for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy ("OPOTA") which is under the purview of the Ohio Attorney General, Mike DeWine. As the director my responsibilities are to supervise the advanced training sections of OPOTA in both London and Richfield campuses. OPOTA develops advanced law enforcement trainings on topics relevant to Ohio law enforcement. These trainings are provided to law enforcement professionals throughout the State of Ohio both by in-person seminars and trainings as well as on-line. These trainings and curricula are designed to incorporate the most recent developments in applicable federal and state law. These trainings and curricula also are meant to be comprehensive and timely in the topics and method of instruction they present as relevant to the provision of law enforcement services in Ohio. I have served at OPOTA since May of2012. I have an Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University. I am also currently working on my P.H.D. in Organizational Change Management at Walden University.

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 307

Class Description: This course is designed for Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 center fire Duty Pistols. Focus will be on nomenclature, field stripping 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 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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.

Removing K9 Competition (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Removing K9 Competition (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 601 and then NASA

Class Description: This course will teach each K9 Handler how to recognize and improve Operational Focus and Commitment by working to remove K9 Competition between handler and back up officers.

Student Equipment Needs: Duty Gear, Water, Standard K9 Training Equipment, and clothing for the weather.

Instructor: Mike Pennington

Dan Russell: I’m Mike Pennington, C.E.O. and founder of Storm Dog K9 Training L.L.C., a disabled Law Enforcement owned company located in Sunbury, Ohio. Storm Dog Tactical is a division of Storm Dog K9 Training L.L.C. specifically dedicated to Police, Military and Tactical K9 Operations. We are a full service K9 Company offering everything from Basic Single and Dual-Purpose Police Dog training to Advanced Tactical K9 Operations for Swat and Military units. Storm Dog Tactical has developed new and innovative techniques that make working a dog more efficient with low levels of conflict under stress. This increases mission safety and improves your deployment to apprehension ratio. The real-world experience of our trainers in both Law Enforcement and Military Operations is where we discovered the importance of training each K9 mentally to perform its task under stress, without conflict.

Threat Spikes (Series 3); From Takedowns to Handcuffing (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Threat Spikes (Series 3); From Takedowns to Handcuffing (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Criminal Justice 504b

Class Description: This course will address one of the most neglected yet vulnerable phases of a subject control interaction, Threat Spike 3. This phase of subject interaction begins with a takedown attempt and ends with a successful handcuffing. This training represents Series 3 of the Contact Dominance architecture, as taught in the Force Management System Instructor Certification Course.

Student Equipment Needs: Please wear comfortable clothing which allows you to move freely.

Instructor: Eric Kohtz

Eric 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.

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - Sniper 1

Class Description: This course is a full shooting course that will give the Officer a checklist to complete a Sniper Weapon System calibration by using a standard target layout and training system. This course forces the individual to reassess how they train and keep a record of their training. This system can help the officer show that his rifle, scope, ammo, and self are “calibrated” and verified to be in proper working order for many different types of shooting positions. This course focuses of the mechanical use of the rifle to be able to engage single or multiple targets with speed and accuracy. In the afternoon portion we will cover non-traditional “alternate” positions and how to accurately engage targets from any position while using anything for cover or concealment. Round count for this course is 200.

Student Equipment Needs: All kit that the Sniper would travel with or carry in their loadout, and 200 rounds.

Instructor: Jim Gilliand

Jim Gilliland is a 20-year Retired Army Master Sergeant, Professional Precision Match Shooter and owner of Shadow 6 Consulting. He is accredited with the longest .308 engagement in Iraq and lead the most successful sniper team there in 2005 (Joints Chief Counter IED Task force). With decades behind a precision rifle in both the Military and Competitive shooting Jim has a unique skillset that brings a very practical understanding and use to the Sniper community.

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 709

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 Finer Points of Concealment We will go in depth like never before into the fieldcraft of concealment, which is so much more than hiding a weapon. “Concealment” is the concealing of weapons, intentions and capabilities throughout the duration of the event. Participants will learn that concealment is an art, and can be specifically a martial art–one that criminals have developed to a very high level of effectiveness. We will cover the true meaning of “blending in” using the environment and the “energy” of those natively in the environment. Students will get the chance to both act in concealment and to observe those acting in concealment. This concealment work will continue on to cover advanced safety, moving through crowds and around innocents without adding harm, and movement for assault/defense in crowds or around obstacles. 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 yourself 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.

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC) - 50 Meter

Class Description: 1 Day Dynamic Multiple Weapons Class with Trigger Time Instructor with over 32 years of training and operational experience. Topics covered includes fundamentals of marksmanship to tactical deployment of weapons. Malfunctions drills to transition and use of cover. Fast pace with a lot of Trigger Time

Student Equipment Needs: Weapons, holster, mag pouch, eye and ear protection, 300 rounds pistol, and 300 rounds rifle. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Tom Bullins

Over 20 years of experience in the private security industry and ten plus years service with the U.S. Marine Corp, with extensive experience in security and training. Skills are continuously honed through ongoing field experience. Experience Present - 1992 • Owner / Operator of Trigger Time Valley firearms training complex. • Responsible for the development of the shooting ranges for the training complex. • Responsible for the development of the specialized weapons training curriculum. • Provides and/or supports firearms instruction for various personnel. • Participated in numerous international and domestic protection details for corporations and government agencies. Provided training for corporate and government protection details in the areas of Anti-Terrorist, firearms, medical, advance team operations, driving, surveillance and counter surveillance. • Certified Instructor Department of Justice, Department of Defense, and the National Rifle Association. • Extensive experiences in training international, regional, and state police special tactical team (SWAT). • Certified SRT Instructor and Advisor Moore County Sheriff. • Also trains Special Operation personnel from various services within the US Department of Defense. • Subjects taught in the courses: Close Quarter Battle (CQB), Hostage Rescue, Sniper Operation, Explosive Entry and Tactical shooting skills.

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 309

Class Description: Cell phones and other devices are being considered more frequently for cases. Investigators depend on digital forensics practitioners to provided them with forensic reports for review. Reports are then reviewed by investigators with little to no training in how to interpret this evidence. If this landscape is true for you, this is your class! In this class, we will discuss everything the non-technical investigator needs to know to do his job. From understanding the different types of extractions (not all are created equal) to learning how to find evidence beyond the very basic (pictures, texts, and internet history). As well, we will discuss how to tell if you need to search the cloud for evidence before ever laying eyes on a device report.

Student Equipment Needs: Rich Johnson

Instructor: Richard Johnson has been in law enforcement for 18 years and has been practicing digital forensics with Westlake, Ohio Police Department for the past 7 years. He's performed work on cases for over 50 police agencies in Ohio at the local, state, and federal level. Richard has testified as an expert witness in cases of all shapes and sizes, including rape, burglary, RICO, and homicide. Richard is also an adjunct-instructor with the Lorain County Community College where he teaches digital forensics to law enforcement investigators.

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Indigo Bay

Class Description: Traumatic and critical incidents are a part of life, especially for tactical teams. These courses address recognizing when our personnel may be in crisis, techniques for helping them and their families. After the Call begins the conversations about the logistic and emotional after effects of the death of a co-worker. Not a policy course, but begin the discussions and have a plan in place. We lose two and a half times the number of public safety personnel to suicide that we do line of duty. This course is to help recognize when someone could be in crisis and how to reach out to offer help. It also discusses helping the survivors in the aftermath of a suicide. Family and Friends are encouraged to attend.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Steven Click

Steven M. Click recently retired as a lieutenant assigned to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Office of Personnel / Ohio ASSIST program. Steve has been involved in peer support with the Patrol’s Member’s Assistance Team (MAT) since its inception in 2002. He previously served as the Operational Commander. Prior to retirement, he oversaw all aspects of the MAT including policies, activations and training. He has been active in peer support since being CISM trained in 1993. He was deployed to New York City twice after the 9/11 attacks and worked with the NYPD peer support program, POPPA. Steve is trained in both group and individual peer support by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He oversees the Post Critical Incident Seminars for Ohio. He has been utilized as a peer in South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Georgia, for their PCIS / STLS programs. He serves as the Crisis Awareness Training, and other critical incident training program instructor for Ohio ASSIST, having provided training to a number of Ohio agencies including the Highway Patrol. He currently serves as the First Responder Liaison to the Trauma Informed Care program for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He also continues to oversee the Ohio ASSIST program. Steve retired with 36 years of service with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and served in a number of assignments including Commander of Cadet Training, the Patrol’s Motorcycle Unit, the Ohio Statehouse Detail as well as several field supervisory positions. He and his wife Lori live in Grove City, Ohio.

Practical LE Sniper (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Practical LE Sniper (8 Hours
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - Range 15

Class Description: This course will cover the practical application of a scoped rifle system as it would apply to call out scenarios. Specific smaller lessons will be given within this course (shooting form supported positions, partner comms, observation technique etc) to allow all learning levels to attend this course and benefit.

Student Equipment Needs: Each attendee should bring their scoped rifle system, and applicable tools and cleaning gear, rear bag/sand socks, bringing tripods are encouraged ( we will have a few available) , any regular use duty/ call our gear 80 rds. of match ammunition ( other ammo that you may want to test at the class is also welcome.

Instructor: Corey Clancy and Rob Pettorsson

Both Corey and Rob individually have over 15 years of professional instruction experience in the realm of scoped rifle shooting. Corey is former Marine Scout Sniper, Gov contractor, Former Chief Instructor at GPS Defense Sniper School and Director of Training for Strategic Armory Corps. Rob also a former Marine Scout Sniper, Chief Instructor for McMillan Sniper School, and National Sales Manager for Strategic Armory Corps. Corey and Rob have a contagious sense of humor which makes the class very interesting and educational.

Explosive Effects, Injuries & Investigations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Explosive Effects, Injuries & Investigations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 802 then Ares Inc.

Class Description: This course will provide the officer with the knowledge to further his/her education in explosives, blast injuries and investigations. Instructors will begin with an introduction to explosive materials, precursors and IEDs. Detonation velocities, blast injuries and basic treatment strategies will provide the attendee with an understanding of various injury patterns based on the explosive materials. The Akron Fire Department's FIU will discuss protocols and procedures when a device detonates putting the crew "Right of Bang." The scientific method, evidence collection, documentation and interviewing will be delivered through cases investigated in Akron. The FBI will detonate various explosives at ARES,Inc. range with a mock investigation and a debrief to conclude.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material, eyes, and ears.

Instructor: Jarred Alden

Lt. Jarred R. Alden currently works for The Akron Fire Department in Akron Ohio. Alden is a 15 1/2 year veteran of the Fire Service. He is a firefighter/paramedic and also functions as a tactical medic for The Akron Police Dept's SWAT team. He is a former Rescue Diver for the department. Alden has been recently assigned to the Fire Investigation's Unit. The Fire Investigation's Unit investigates various fire determinations by applying the Scientific Method. This method of analysis is also used when the AFD's FIU investigates post-detonation and post-explosion IEDs and HMEs. Alden also holds a B.A. in sociology from Urbana University and an M.A. in Behavioral Sciences from Wright State University.

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC)

Class Description: 8 hour block of Instruction utilizing Carbine. Overall focus is shooting both strong and support side carbine in a variety of standard and non-standard firing positions. We dont have a weak side , only a support side, Training will focus on shooting behind positions of cover and vehicles. Positions will focus on shooting Strong and Support side. Training will cover a blocks of instruction and be supported by a Drill following the instruction. 50 percent of this class will be shot on your support side.

Student Equipment Needs: Carbine , 4 mags, 750rds, eye and ear pro, body armor, gloves, battle belt or duty belt.

Instructor: Dan Brokos

Dan Brokos is owner of Lead Faucet Tactical ( LFT ), LFT is a training and tactical product company. Dan retired last year after serving 26 years in the military, 21 of those in the Army SOF community. Dan spent his entire career as an operator, his only 2 breaks were teaching and instructing at the SF School House where he developed the POI for advanced Marksmanship, CQB and Sniper Operations. Dan has been instructing outside of the military since 2008 and decided to start LFT to give back to the LE and Military communities the knowledge he gained over the years. Dan brings relevant shooting and tactical TTPs in his method of Instruction. Last Year LFT taught 36 classes throughout the US and Overseas with other Military Units. visit www.leadfaucettactical.com

AMTEC (ALS) Chemical Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

AMTEC (ALS) Chemical Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
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 Instructor Class(8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

ASP Instructor Class(8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Townsend Community School

Class Description: ASP Discipline is to be determined.

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 Officers (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

B-Con, Triage and Treatment for Operators (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 802

Class Description: The officer will learn how to triage and treat various victims in the field. The attendee will learn how to sort patients based on injury severity. The officer will also learn how to treat bleeding injuries, airway & breathing issues and shock management.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material and older clothing.

Instructor: Frank LaRock

Frank LaRock currently works for the Akron Fire Department as a Lieutenant. He is a member of the APD SWAT/TEMS team and AFD’s Haz Mat team.

SWAT K9 Integration Puzzle (4 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SWAT K9 Integration Puzzle (4 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Crown Palm

Class Description: This course was specifically designed for Swat Administrators and K9 Handlers who want to integrate or utilize a K9 During Swat missions. Topics covered include: - Swat K9 Training Puzzle - Command, Control, Utilization and Implementation - Understanding the differences between a Swat and Patrol K9 - Why the best Patrol K9 may not make the best Swat K9 - K9 Mental Training versus Task Oriented Training - Insure Full Team Support and limit K9 Conflict with team - Understanding top 3 reasons Swat K9 Integration fails and how to prevent it through selection, assignment and training.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Mike Pennington

I’m Mike Pennington, C.E.O. and founder of Storm Dog K9 Training L.L.C., a disabled Law Enforcement owned company located in Sunbury, Ohio. Storm Dog Tactical is a division of Storm Dog K9 Training L.L.C. specifically dedicated to Police, Military and Tactical K9 Operations. We are a full service K9 Company offering everything from Basic Single and Dual-Purpose Police Dog training to Advanced Tactical K9 Operations for Swat and Military units. Storm Dog Tactical has developed new and innovative techniques that make working a dog more efficient with low levels of conflict under stress. This increases mission safety and improves your deployment to apprehension ratio. The real-world experience of our trainers in both Law Enforcement and Military Operations is where we discovered the importance of training each K9 mentally to perform its task under stress, without conflict.

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
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

I 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.

RAIDER Training (8 Hours) June 6 and 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

RAIDER Training (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday June 6 AND Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 both days

Class Location: Lorain Bank

Class Description: SOLO response to an active killer/shooter.

Student Equipment Needs: Pens, paper, long sleeves, and pants for airsoft. *Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: Chris Patte

Police officer over 21 years. SWAT team member and sniper for 14 years. Firearms instructor for over 17 years. RAIDER instructor for over 4 years.

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Cypress

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

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.

Leveraging the Ballistic Corner (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Leveraging the Ballistic Corner (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - Shoothouse

Class Description: Ballistic shields and blankets can be considered dynamic, portable ballistic corners that can be placed anywhere between the threat and law enforcement personnel, thus allowing the “good guys” to safely maneuver into a position of advantage to negate the threat(s). The bunker has traditionally been taught to be deployed in a slow, thorough and methodical, defensive tempo. The ballistic blanket is primarily utilized for rescues but can be positioned to give a team a tactical advantage. This introductory course is designed to avoid a defensive mindset. It has been constructed with a primary focus on the offensive capabilities of the ballistic shield and a multitude of applications with ballistic blankets. The attendee will be exposed to the distinct advantages when deploying ballistic shields and blankets. This is by far the most cutting-edge and real- world proven instruction regarding hand-held ballistic shield deployments and ballistic blanket applications. **This is an INTRODUCTORY course that will conclude with fundamental live-fire drills. It is designed to introduce the attendee to the concepts of applying the ballistic shield properly during clearing operations.

Student Equipment Needs: REQUIRED: Notebook and pen/pencil (that can be carried at all times), Ballistic helmet, Ballistic vest (tactical or plate carrier), Duty belt or thigh rig, Department issued pistol, Department issued shoulder-mounted weapon (i.e. MP5, M4, etc.), Minimum of two (2) magazines for the shoulder-mounted weapon, Chamber safety flag for the pistol, Minimum of three (3) magazines for the pistol, Vest or belt-mounted carry system for the magazines, Two hundred and fifty (250) rounds of factory new ammunition (Hand gun), Chamber safety flag for the shoulder-mounted weapon, Vest or belt-mounted carry system for the magazines, One hundred (100) rounds of factory new ammunition long gun (MP5, M4, etc.), Ballistic shield, hand-held, Level IIIA minimum*, Eye and ear protection, Any other personal gear needed.Helmets and Body Armorer are MANDATORY OPTIONAL: Weapon-mounted light for pistol, Weapon-mounted light for shoulder-mounted weapon, Ballistic blanket and stand*, Gloves, Knee pads *Note: There will be some additional simulated firearms (i.e. Blue guns), ballistic shields, and a ballistic blanket available for use by the participants, which will be provided by PDS Tactical LLC.

Instructor(s): Peter D. Segreti

Peter D. Segreti recently retired from the New York Police Department (NYPD) with twenty-eight (28) years of service. Peter joined the NYPD in 1985 and served just over eleven years in Patrol prior to his assignment to the famed Emergency Service Unit (ESU) in 1996. He was originally assigned to Truck Three (Bronx), conducting high-risk special operations as an entry team member, breacher, shield operator, and sniper. During his sixteen (16) year tenure with ESU, Peter was selected to become a primary instructor for the unit. He served in that position for eleven (11) years, designing and developing a myriad of training programs for ESU and other specialized units of the NYPD covering all aspects of tactical deployments and sniper applications. Peter has extensive deployment experience from conducting thousands of actual operations with ESU. His approach to ballistic shield and blanket instruction is simple, effective, and grounded in real-world applications.

CTS Grenadier Certification Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

CTS Grenadier Certification Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Clubhouse

Class Description: Instructor level lecture and practical exercise including qualification courses and contamination exercises.The course will include is but not limited to: • Hands-on Training with Tactical Deployment with 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 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Defense Technology Chemical Agent Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
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

Kevin Boucher is a retired Fitchburg (MA) Police Officer & Force Instructor. He began his Law Enforcement career with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, and shortly thereafter was hired by the Fitchburg Police Department where his assignments included Community Policing Unit, Patrol Unit, FTO, & assignment to the Training Division as necessary. He instructed force disciplines to include Defensive Tactics, OC, Baton, Taser, Firearms, & Less Lethal. After leaving full-time service Kevin soon began working part-time at a bordering agency Westminster (MA) Police Department where he maintained all of his State/Federal Instructor Certifications & continued to conduct training in all disciplines as needed from 2007-2013. Kevin has an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice, and has been with The Safariland Group since 2005. He is currently the Less Lethal Technical Specialist for Defense Technology.

Fatal Choices: What we know about Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Fatal Choices: What we know about Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain

Class Description: Fatal Choices: Understanding VCAs and Victim Selection In this fast-moving and interactive lecture participants will be led through contemporary theories and current, curated data on the process by which violent criminal actors select their targets for violent aggression. Particular attention will be paid to the internal mechanisms in play within the criminal psychology, the universe of signifiers around "good guy" behavior, demeanor, and attributes which may actually make selection for attack more likely, as well as considerations for responsible armed citizens to mitigate this risk. Previous iterations of this material have been presented to law-enforcement agencies and private citizen groups across the US as well as international LE educational events. Violent Acts & Actors: A Conceptual and Practical Overview Many instructors present material on surviving physical attack, some address the aftermath of that defensive violence, however the preparation for being placed at risk or even physically attacked is given limited attention at best. This “pre-kinetic phase” is, in contrast, the entire focus of this course. In this wide-ranging and fast-moving program, attendees will be introduced to current understanding of the scope and scale of criminal violence, typologies of such violence, and an in-depth tracing of the developmental path of those who inflict such violence on others. Significant attention will be paid to translation from academic concepts and theories to actionable material with relevance at the street level. Attendees may hope to leave with a far greater understanding of the origins of and motivation for the seemingly senseless violence that wreaks havoc on so many communities, as well as greater insight into steps necessary to maximize their capacity for self-protection.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: William Aprill

William Aprill is a career mental health professional with over 20 years’ experience across the continuum of clinical care. He presently maintains a private practice and consultancy specializing in post-traumatic interventions and other disciplines. William is a former deputy sheriff (Orleans Parish, LA, Criminal Sheriff’s Office) and Special Deputy US Marshal (Eastern District of Louisiana). He is a decorated competitive shooter and has taught civilian, law enforcement, and military personnel in various fighting skills since 1990. He maintains an active schedule both as student and teacher, having been instructor-rated by several top-tier trainers and studying under many of the most influential members of the combative arts community. Through his company Aprill Risk Consulting, William has presented his material on violent criminals and their decision-making, defensive incident aftermath, mindset development and defensive preparedness nationally, including at the Illinois Homicide Investigators Association, the Annual Conference of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the Annual Conference of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI), Rangemaster Tactical Conference, The Field & Tactical Medicine Conference, A Girl & A Gun Annual Conference, Tactical Response Alumni Weekend, and the Louisiana Homicide Investigators Association. He is a co-founder and the Training Director of Paul-E-Palooza, the memorial conference and fundraiser for the family of the late trainer Paul Gomez. He has conducted collaborative presentations across the country with Craig Douglas/Shivworks, Modern Defensive Training Systems, Immediate Action Combatives, Point-Driven Training, Sharp Defense, Lethal Force Institute, Rangemaster, Active Response Training, Tactical Response, Safety Solutions Academy, Defense Training International, Armed Dynamics, and others.

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Bay 2

Class Description: Agencies rarely provide any concealment work to educate on the off duty or Detective / Undercover techniques and safe techniques to present or return the handgun to the holster, not to mention fighting from concealment. This class is going to cover the dynamics of carrying and deploying a concealed handgun as a daily responsibility. This will focus on the concealment, deployment and use of a handgun as a primary weapon while conducting Police Operations in a plain clothes assignment as well as off duty carry. All handgun presentations will come from a concealed holster. All methods of concealment (open or closed / button down or polo/t-shirt, off the body carry) will be addressed.

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? • 500 rounds of factory ammunition • Cleaning kit / lubrication •** Holsters MUST be capable of holstering without use of the support hand. Old leather pancake style or inside the waistband holsters that do not retain their opening when the handgun is removed are NOT permitted. ** Shoulder rigs ARE NOT permitted ** ** SERPA holsters ARE NOT permitted** Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Matt Jacques

Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, Detective within the Special Problem Unit as an undercover Detective as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U. S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C. U.S. Marshal’s Office. Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and later was selected and served as a Sniper team member. After his retirement, Matt was hired as the Senior Manager of Assault Weapons for FNH USA. He managed the FN SPR Precision Rifle program; FN Belt fed Weapons section and the SOCOM SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and New Equipment Training (NET) for SOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons. Matt left FNH USA in 2006 and returned to training Law Enforcement, this time for the Federal Government for the US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit. Matt started Victory First in 2012, and the interest and requests for his services allowed him to leave the Federal Government after 8 years, leaving as the Chief of Operations for the Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit.

Hostage Rescue Overview (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Hostage Rescue Overview (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Aloeswood

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

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 (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: BGSU Firelands - CPC Auditorium

Class Description: Students will begin with an understanding of HTMBPR. After a comprehensive understanding of human physiology and psychology as it relates to HTMBPR, the students learn about such concepts as; advanced critical thinking, the decision making algorithm and the six layers of human behavior.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Jay Seese and Lynn Westover

Jay 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.

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Center

Class Description: Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment is an eight-hour module of instruction designed to familiarize the participant with how to deploy a pistol and a blade within a standing or grounded entanglement and prevent the adversary from doing the same. The participant will learn a base of Greco-Roman wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that will be applied to a basic strategy template for self defense versus sport. Handgun and blade deployment will be covered in depth as well as preventing the adversary from doing the same, and managing the problem as well as one can if they are successful in doing so. The course is somewhat anaerobic and participants may be subjected to mild and greater than mild impact.

Student Equipment Needs: Inert handgun replicating their service pistol A training blade replicating their live blade Groin protection Mouthpiece Long sleeve blouse to be used with marking cartridges (provided) Holster either concealed or duty for their inert pistol Glock 17T training weapons will be provided and, used during the final evolutions so a holster that fits a 17 will be required also.

Instructor: Craig Douglas

Craig Douglas is the founder of ShivWorks, a consortium of like-minded professionals devoted to training and product development in the emerging field of interdisciplinary problem-solving for self-defense. Craig retired from law enforcement after 21 years of service with the bulk of his career spent in narcotics and SWAT. Since 2003, Craig has been teaching globally under the ShivWorks brand and has conducted coursework on entangled shooting skills in nearly 40 states and nine foreign countries. He has taught for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and to three branches of the U.S. military.

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Sagewood

Class Description: This course is designed to help local law enforcement better understand drug trafficking organizations structure, operations, and protocols.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Dr. Patrick Linnenbank

Dr. Patrick Linnenbank is the CEO of Seraph Latin America. He is a medical doctor, certified ethical hacker, certified master in anti terrorism studies (CMAS), as well as a board member on numerous security and medical boards.

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Ebony and NASA

Class Description: This course uses very little classroom and several field activities to emphasize the use and importance of visual tracking in law enforcement and the necessary tactical skills to enhance its effectiveness. Whether the student is assigned to a tactical team or a patrol function, this course emphasizes the “come as you are” approach to locating a suspect’s track while also demonstrating the use of tactics for officer safety during the following of the track. This course is not designed to change a department protocol or imply that visual tracking is THE way. It IS designed to provide students with another method of reading and understanding their surroundings while gathering the necessary resources needed for a successful outcome.

Student Equipment Needs: pens/paper/ and any gear that a student would like to take on a rural manhunt (such as rifles, hard body armor, binoculars, etc.)

Instructor: Anthony Winegar

Anthony Winegar is a 20 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.

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Ares - Range 12

Class Description: The Intro to Behavior Based Combative Handgun trains students to make intuitive, recognition-based responses and respond appropriately and effectively working with nature instead of against it. Behavior based responses are more easily learned, more easily retained, and more often resorted to in highly stressful encounters. Students will learn how to recognize threats early, control the situation and their stress level through superior tactics, and if necessary apply handgun skills within a broad spectrum of precision from point shooting to sighted fire. Students will learn: • The Sympathetic Nervous System and the Survival Behavior System (SBS) • The “Three Brains” and how we think and act under threat • Combative Marksmanship: why survival and decision come before speed and precision

Student Equipment Needs: Full duty belt / tactical load out. Semiautomatic handgun with 3 magazines, 450 rounds. Appropriate range clothing. Eyes and hearing protection. Note book and pen.Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Trevor Thrasher

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.

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Lorain Bank

Class Description: Since 1948 Israel has been forced to defend its citizens from acts of terrorism. Many hard lessons have been learned, and combat methodologies developed. These skills are now taught to American law- enforcement agencies who have to respond and address similar threats. This course curriculum includes lessons taught today to special operations units in the IDF, as well as various SWAT teams n the United States and Europe. This is a One-Day version of the complete Three day class and includes: Small team movement and tactics, Room entries and clearing, Active killer response. The instructors are all graduates of combat units in the Israeli Defense Forces with vast operational experience.

Student Equipment Needs: Officers will need duty gear and any additional gear they would have with them while responding to an active killer situation. Additionally, officers will need to bring the appropriates sim guns (pistol and rifle if available),150 rounds of Simuniton for weapon systems and appropriate safety equipment.*Force on force safety gear is MANDATORY to include face/eye protection, long sleeve shirts, gloves and groin protection.*

Instructor: BK Blankchtein

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

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 101

Class Description: This class is designed to help police officers be aware of how their own body language (non-verbal messages) and tone of voice (what is said, how it's said) all play a critical part in successfully de-escalating a loud, rude, obnoxious, often confrontational person.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: John Riley

John Riley spent 7 years in the Army as an infantryman and was a part of the 24th Infantry Division's drive into Iraq during Desert Storm. John then spent over 19 years with the Grand Rapids, MI, police department before retiring in 2015. As a police officer John discovered he had a knack for communicating with people and being able to de-escalate potential volatile situations. In 2016 John founded Gentle Response LLC to pass on and teach what he learned and observed first hand about conflict de-escalation. John and his team now travel around the US conducting training seminars with businesses, corporations, state agencies and law enforcement agencies.

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
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.Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

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.

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Norfolk & Southern Police Range - First Range

Class Description: This course is designed to introduce low visibility options for carrying both firearms and medical equipment that might be necessary to deploy during an active shooter event. School Resource Officers (SRO), Detectives, Narcotics Officers, Plain Clothes officers, and even the off duty officer who carries a firearm and medical equipment would benefit from this course. We will provide recommendations for consideration for both equipment and techniques to carry life saving equipment both on and off body.

Student Equipment Needs: Handgun, eyes, ears, range clothing and 300 rounds of ammunition.

Instructor: Bryan Hillis

Mr. 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, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Bryan has extensive experience working directly with US Government officials, foreign government officials, CEO’s, celebrities, professional athletes and Fortune 100/500 companies. Bryan was a guest speaker at the 2017 NBA Security Conference and is considered a preferred security vendor for the NBA. 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 hundreds of 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, breaching 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.

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center (NOTTC) - Vehicle Bay

Class Description: The Presscheck Consulting No Fail Pistol course is designed to equip patrol and tactical officers with the skills to make high risk / high reward pistol shots in critical situations. This 8 hour course stresses the importance of being able to place accurate hits on small, moving, and limited exposure critical areas of the human body to instantly cease all motor function or cause rapid unconsciousness usually resulting in death. Training Objectives •General refresher on the basic fundamentals of gun handling and marksmanship (BY EXCEPTION. Come to this course knowing how to shoot. This is an intermediate to advanced level shooting course) •Zero/confirm zero on all optics and lasers (and iron sights if needed) •Provide students/officers a chance to have their shooting techniques observed by the trainer in order to provide that student/officer with individual feedback on ways to improve performance in accuracy and speed •Engagement of low percentage targets (small strike area often obscured with a hostage or other no-shoot area) •Shooting multiple targets(if class progression allows) •Shooting on the move (if class progression allows) •Competitive shooting drills around your peers to build esprit de corps and create self-induced stress to perform •The student will understand the importance of critical hits and the consequences of a miss, and will be able to diagnose if they are capable of achieving hits at any given moment based upon pre-shot diagnostics of their sights in real time. •This course will enable the student to continue to develop and maintain these skills through the use of clear, repeatable standards. •The student should leave the course with a firm understanding of their personal capability to make low percentage “No-Fail” shots.

Student Equipment Needs: Gun, 400 rounds of ammunition (minimum 50 duty loads), Holster, 2 mag pouch (2nd double pouch optional), 3 magazines (minimum 5 preferred), Hearing protection (active hearing preferred), Eye Protection- students MUST shoot with 20/20 or better corrected vision. Contacts or ballistic protective prescription glasses are mandatory, 1 Black Sharpie marker (one will be provided by exception if you don't bring one), cargo pants or dump pouch to hold spare mags and ammo. Students will be expected to load on the firing line., sun screen, hydration/cooler, snacks (there will be catered lunch for sale, but lunch breaks will be minimal due to compressed timeline of the course), rain gear(optional). Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

Instructor: Chuck Pressburg

SGM(R) Pressburg retired from the Army on 1 Jan 2017 after over 26 years of active service, mostly in Special Operations and Special Missions Units. After Infantry and Airborne Training in 1990, Chuck completed the Ranger Indoctrination Program and was assigned to the 1st Bn, 75th Ranger Regiment. Chuck’s various assignments included: 10 years in the 75th Ranger Regt including platoon sergeant of a 65 man strike force deployed to Afghanistan twice in 2001/2002. Platoon highly decorated during the battle of Takur Ghar (Robert’s Ridge) for recovery of 2 missing US Servicemen. 24 Months rifle and sniper squad leader 82nd Airborne Division. 2 years Asymmetric Warfare Group(AWG) (Founding member, 1st Active Army unit member deployed to combat, Selection class #1, Operational Training Course (OTC) Class #1) Spending over 20 months in Operation Iraqi Freedom, conducting Small Kill Team (SKT) operations and Direct Action raids in support of conventional and Special Operations Forces. 12 years, HQ USASOC performing various tasks as required including a two-year assignment to the G8 section where Chuck performed Science and Technology R&D.

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Davis Besse - 25 Meter

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 each of 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.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye and Ear Pro, Handgun, Holster, Magazine Pouch, at least 3 magazines, 300 rounds training ammunition, Ball Cap, Bug Spray, Sun Screen, water and an open mind. Body armor is recommended and highly encouraged by OTOA Staff

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.

GLOCK Red Dot Pistol Fundamentals (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Red Dot Pistol Fundamentals (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club - Range 1

Class Description: This course is a one-of-a kind offering where the student will be provided a GLOCK 9mm pistol with a Red Dot Sight and the option of a Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland holster and the new Zero 9 triple magazine pouch to use for the class. The student will be instructed in the benefits of red dots on pistols. Red Dot optics seem clear to most however the learning curve can be steep to take full advantage of the sighting system. This 8 hour course will allow you to not only be proficient with this emerging technology but also help you learn how to get your department behind the benefits of the red dot optic on a pistol.

Attention: The OTOA in partnership with GLOCK, Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment and Safariland are providing the students with the pistol, red dot optic, choice of holsters and a magazine pouch. The students must bring all other required range equipment AND 9mm ammunition.

Student Equipment Needs: Students are provided with a Glock optic equipped pistol. If a student elects to bring their own pistol, it must be a GLOCK and MUST have a red dot optic installed. No Exceptions, this is a GLOCK sponsored course. The sponsors will provide a Zero 9 Solutions, Raven Concealment or Safariland holster. The new duty style / slim line triple magazine pouch with Tek-Lok mounting attachment method will be provided by Zero 9 Solutions, The student must bring a belt for the magazine pouches and holster, 300 rounds of 9mm ammunition and eye and ear protection. Personal body armor and a billed cap is also mandatory. Hydration and snacks, weather gear (cold/wet) are suggested.

Instructor: Scott Jedenski

Modern Samurai Project, LLC. Scott is widely regarded as an SME in the new but growing field of red dot equipped pistols. This regard has afforded him an opportunity to teach students from NYPD Instructor Cadre, Ohio Tactical Officers Association, Pentagon ERT, Oklahoma Narcotics Division, and many more departments and agencies. Accomplishments include being a Master Class USPSA shooter in Carry Optics. I am the only recipient of Ernest Langdon’s F.A.S.T. coin who did it with a red dot pistol.

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones in Law Enforcement and Tactical Functions (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones in Law Enforcement and Tactical Functions (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Building H

Class Description: Instructors will cover best practices for the use of UAS (drones) for law enforcement and tactical operations. Students will learn the strengths and weaknesses of using drones for operations as well as determining which type of drone best fits the type of operations they intend to use drones for. Students will also be given the opportunity to fly different drone platforms with different camera payloads. Instructors are all FAA Part 107 licensed drone pilots and active members of an LE drone team having comprehensive experiences at flying these various missions in different settings.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking material and flash drives.

Instructor: Samuel Byrd

Sgt. Samuel Byrd has been with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office for 23 years and was instrumental in starting Franklin County's UAS program by working with Franklin County Homeland Security in securing funding for the purchase of the first UAS to be put in service by Franklin County. Since the inception, the UAS Team has flown missions throughout Franklin County and across the state, assisted in training other LEO's for UAS operations, and assisted other agencies in starting a UAS program.

SABRE OC Instructor Certification Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

SABRE OC Instructor Certification Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Empress

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.

Progressive Carbine and Handgun (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Progressive Carbine and Handgun (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Erie County Conservation Club – Bay 4

Class Description: This one day course will focus on the fundamentals and then advanced shooting concepts for the most efficient and effective handling of the carbine and handgun. Initially we will cover basic skills and we will work on these until there are near minimal operator errors noticeable; training will then progress to cover advanced methods. The attendees will also be taught the following in the course: ballistics and minute of angle (MOA), zero, fundamentals of marksmanship, malfunctions, distance shooting, close and rapid target engagements, transition from target to target, basic and advanced shooting positions, barricade shooting, and shooting on the move.

Student Equipment Needs: Shoulder mounted weapon, iron sights or optic of choice, ballistic vest or plate carrier (if issued), ballistic helmet (if issued), ballistic eye protection and ear protection, four magazines for the shoulder mounted weapon and carry system, duty belt or thigh rig, handgun with holster and two mag pouches, four magazines for the handgun, gloves, knee pads, and elbow pads - recommended, long sleeve shirt - recommended, personal medical kit, weapons cleaning kit and lubrication, inclement weather gear, water and snacks, sharpie or large marker, notebook with pen/pencil, extra batteries for optics, 300 rounds 5.56/223, 300 rounds for your handgun. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Rob Trivino

Rob Trivino is retired from a long career in the United States Army. During his time on active duty he was assigned to several units; he spent the majority of his time in service assigned as an operational member of a United States Army Special Missions Unit under the United States Army Special Operations Command. Rob has extensive peacetime and wartime leadership and tactical experience, leading small teams and larger maneuver elements in combat at the ground tactical level. He has deployed on multiple combat missions to the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq and has served as a Sniper Team Leader, Operations Sergeant Major, and both Assault and Sniper Element Sergeants Major. In his final assignment, Rob served as a senior enlisted advisor for a multi-service organization supporting the special operations community. Rob's awards and decorations include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, 5 Bronze Stars (2 for Valor), and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. In January of 2012 Rob created Evergreen Mountain, LLC, offering specialized training in various aspects of conflict and leadership. He recently wrote and published A Warrior’s Path - Lessons In Leadership, a book about leadership lessons learned throughout his life and career.

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - Sniper 1

Class Description: This course is a full shooting course that will give the Officer a checklist to complete a Sniper Weapon System calibration by using a standard target layout and training system. This course forces the individual to reassess how they train and keep a record of their training. This system can help the officer show that his rifle, scope, ammo, and self are “calibrated” and verified to be in proper working order for many different types of shooting positions. This course focuses of the mechanical use of the rifle to be able to engage single or multiple targets with speed and accuracy. In the afternoon portion we will cover non-traditional “alternate” positions and how to accurately engage targets from any position while using anything for cover or concealment. Round count for this course is 200.

Student Equipment Needs: All kit that the Sniper would travel with or carry in their loadout, and 200 rounds.

Instructor: Jim Gilliand

Jim Gilliland is a 20-year Retired Army Master Sergeant, Professional Precision Match Shooter and owner of Shadow 6 Consulting. He is accredited with the longest .308 engagement in Iraq and lead the most successful sniper team there in 2005 (Joints Chief Counter IED Task force). With decades behind a precision rifle in both the Military and Competitive shooting Jim has a unique skillset that brings a very practical understanding and use to the Sniper community.

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
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 Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - 50 Meter

Class Description: 1 Day Dynamic Multiple Weapons Class with Trigger Time Instructor with over 32 years of training and operational experience. Topics covered includes fundamentals of marksmanship to tactical deployment of weapons. Malfunctions drills to transition and use of cover. Fast pace with a lot of Trigger Time.

Student Equipment Needs: Weapons, holster, mag pouch, eye and ear protection, 300 rounds pistol, and 300 rounds rifle. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Tom Bullins

Over 20 years of experience in the private security industry and ten plus years service with the U.S. Marine Corp, with extensive experience in security and training. Skills are continuously honed through ongoing field experience. Experience Present - 1992 • Owner / Operator of Trigger Time Valley firearms training complex. • Responsible for the development of the shooting ranges for the training complex. • Responsible for the development of the specialized weapons training curriculum. • Provides and/or supports firearms instruction for various personnel. • Participated in numerous international and domestic protection details for corporations and government agencies. Provided training for corporate and government protection details in the areas of Anti-Terrorist, firearms, medical, advance team operations, driving, surveillance and counter surveillance. • Certified Instructor Department of Justice, Department of Defense, and the National Rifle Association. • Extensive experiences in training international, regional, and state police special tactical team (SWAT). • Certified SRT Instructor and Advisor Moore County Sheriff. • Also trains Special Operation personnel from various services within the US Department of Defense. • Subjects taught in the courses: Close Quarter Battle (CQB), Hostage Rescue, Sniper Operation, Explosive Entry and Tactical shooting skills.

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - 709

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 Finer Points of Concealment We will go in depth like never before into the fieldcraft of concealment, which is so much more than hiding a weapon. “Concealment” is the concealing of weapons, intentions and capabilities throughout the duration of the event. Participants will learn that concealment is an art, and can be specifically a martial art–one that criminals have developed to a very high level of effectiveness. We will cover the true meaning of “blending in” using the environment and the “energy” of those natively in the environment. Students will get the chance to both act in concealment and to observe those acting in concealment. This concealment work will continue on to cover advanced safety, moving through crowds and around innocents without adding harm, and movement for assault/defense in crowds or around obstacles. 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 yourself 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.

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Indigo Bay

Class Description: Traumatic and critical incidents are a part of life, especially for tactical teams. These courses address recognizing when our personnel may be in crisis, techniques for helping them and their families. After the Call begins the conversations about the logistic and emotional after effects of the death of a co-worker. Not a policy course, but begin the discussions and have a plan in place. We lose two and a half times the number of public safety personnel to suicide that we do line of duty. This course is to help recognize when someone could be in crisis and how to reach out to offer help. It also discusses helping the survivors in the aftermath of a suicide. Family and Friends are encouraged to attend.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Steven Click

Steven M. Click recently retired as a lieutenant assigned to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Office of Personnel / Ohio ASSIST program. Steve has been involved in peer support with the Patrol’s Member’s Assistance Team (MAT) since its inception in 2002. He previously served as the Operational Commander. Prior to retirement, he oversaw all aspects of the MAT including policies, activations and training. He has been active in peer support since being CISM trained in 1993. He was deployed to New York City twice after the 9/11 attacks and worked with the NYPD peer support program, POPPA. Steve is trained in both group and individual peer support by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. He oversees the Post Critical Incident Seminars for Ohio. He has been utilized as a peer in South Carolina, Kentucky, Texas and Georgia, for their PCIS / STLS programs. He serves as the Crisis Awareness Training, and other critical incident training program instructor for Ohio ASSIST, having provided training to a number of Ohio agencies including the Highway Patrol. He currently serves as the First Responder Liaison to the Trauma Informed Care program for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. He also continues to oversee the Ohio ASSIST program. Steve retired with 36 years of service with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and served in a number of assignments including Commander of Cadet Training, the Patrol’s Motorcycle Unit, the Ohio Statehouse Detail as well as several field supervisory positions. He and his wife Lori live in Grove City, Ohio.

Critical Mindset for Counter Ambush on Law Enforcement Officers (24 Hours) June 5 AND June 6 AND June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Critical Mindset for Counter Ambush on Law Enforcement Officers (24 Hours)
Class Date: June 5 AND June 6 AND June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: EHOVE - Room 308 on Wednesday Morning then to Norfolk Southern for rest of class

Class Description: With Ambush on Law Enforcement up over 500% since 2012 we have made it our mission to prepare officers for the unknown for when the unthinkable happens. Our training has been called the most real world scenario training ever attended. You will be placed in Ambush scenarios from vehicle Ambush, Traffic Stop Ambush, Foot Pursuit Ambush, Partner Down Ambush... and other scenarios. We will over load your scenes, mess with your OODA Loop and make you think under stress!!!

Student Equipment Needs: Duty Belt, Light Body Armor, or outer carrier, we like attendees to wear what they would for duty equipment wise, handgun, rifle, eyes, ears. 300 rounds handgun 150 rounds of rifle, long sleeve and gloves optional for the vehicle part. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Michael Neal

Sheriff Michael Neal of Monroe County Arkansas was the 2011 International Law Enforcement Officer of the year. Sheriff Neal was instrumental in stopping a threat May 20, 2010 in West Memphis. A father and son had shot four cops killing two of them during an incident. Sheriff Neal has received numerous accolades for his heroism and has been in law enforcement over 20 years.

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Guava

Class Description: Training for the first line of defense in a critical incident, the dispatcher. The class will cover negotiation skills, recognizing and dealing with suicidal callers, PTSD, self-care and include case debriefs with actual audio. The team of instructors brings over 32 years of experience, including dispatch and SWAT negotiations. Each attendee will leave with reference handouts to take back to their dispatch center, as well as verbal tactics to handle critical calls.

Student Equipment Needs:Note taking materials.

Instructor: Patricia Wai

Lt. 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.

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Tamarind

Class Description: This course will prepare the Patrol Officer of Supervisor to take on a leadership role during critical incidents, prior to the arrival of specialized tactical units, promoting an organized and professional tactical patrol response.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Lt. Paul Ohl

Lt. Paul Ohl has served with the Columbus Division of Police for 30 years. He has 17 years of experience in patrol operations and has been the SWAT Team Commander for the last 7 years. He has led the response to over 800 barricaded suspect situations, high risk search warrants and several active shooter responses. He also led the restructuring of the Columbus Division of Police's Active Shooter Response protocols and the training of the instructors who delivered the training to 1800 police officers and 1500 firefighters.

Designated Marksman School For The Patrol Rifle Operator (16 Hours) June 5, AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Designated Marksman School For The Patrol Rifle Operator (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 AND Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: Davis Besse - Sniper Range

Class Description: This school is designed to enhance a patrol rifle operator’s ability to place accurate fire upon targets that are partially exposed or hostage takers encountered during patrol operations using magnified optics. This level of training is the next progression for law enforcement patrol rifle preparation. It enables an agency to field a group of first responders who have the training, equipment and ability to deliver more precise shot placement than an ordinary patrol rifle operator.

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

Instructor: Jeff Felts

Jeff Felts is a retired police officer who served twenty years with the Detroit suburbs of Plymouth Township and the City of Wayne Police Departments. Concurrently, he spent twelve years in a part-time capacity with the Western Wayne County Special Operations Team (SWAT) as an operator, sniper and sniper team leader. His training and tactical foundations were established through a twelve year career in the U.S. Army where he served on active duty in the Military Police Corp and in the reserves as an infantry drill sergeant. Jeff’s unique and contemporary views on training and risk mitigation are a direct result of his involvement in two officer involved shootings and as a government whistle-blower. He holds an associate degree in criminal justice, a bachelor degree in business administration and is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. Jeff is the President & CEO of Center Mass, Inc., the founder of the National Patrol Rifle Conference & Championships, an Advisory Board Member of the American Sniper Association (ASA), a guest speaker at multiple law enforcement conferences, the co-author of the National Tactical Officers Association’s manual on patrol rifle training, tactics and equipment, the co-author of the ASA’s Police Sniper Training and Operations manual, and the author of multiple industry articles on SWAT, police sniping and leadership. Jeff is also a member of the NRA and the Michigan Tactical Officers Association.

Patrol Officer Close Quarter Battle Tactics (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Patrol Officer Close Quarter Battle Tactics (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
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. 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. Helmets and Body Armorer are MANDATORY

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)

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.

Armored Vehicle Rescue Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Armored Vehicle Rescue Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
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: Kurt Delia

Mr. Delia is the President and lead instructor of Delia Tactical International. He is an active 28 year Law Enforcement officer, former S.W.A.T. team leader and master breacher. Delia was assigned to a Special Weapons and Tactics team for 18 years with 20 years of street patrol experience, as well as previous covert investigative duties, narcotics enforcement and international security assignments. Delia is a veteran of the VDF Michigan National Guard and was assigned to 5th Battalion Alpha Company as a Light Infantry SAR specialist. Mr. Delia instructs SWAT tactics, police close counter measures, lethal force combatives, weapons, armored vehicle operations and tactical breaching. He has over 25 years in mixed martial arts and weapon disciplines and has instructed police, security, and SOF military personnel for over 20 years. Delia has deployed and instructed thousands of troops as a private contractor and was the lead MRAP and Armored vehicle instructor for Kinetic Options and Crusaders Training International from 2009-2012. He has been an instructor and speaker for hundreds of units and organizations throughout the world including the United States Army 3rd/5th/19th Special Forces Group, American S.W.A.T. Teams, Mexico Federal Police Counter Narcotics Command, U.S Border Patrol, Private Security Companies and Police Departments.

Leveraging the Ballistic Corner (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Leveraging the Ballistic Corner (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Northern Ohio Tactical Training Center - Shoothouse

Class Description: Ballistic shields and blankets can be considered dynamic, portable ballistic corners that can be placed anywhere between the threat and law enforcement personnel, thus allowing the “good guys” to safely maneuver into a position of advantage to negate the threat(s). The bunker has traditionally been taught to be deployed in a slow, thorough and methodical, defensive tempo. The ballistic blanket is primarily utilized for rescues but can be positioned to give a team a tactical advantage. This introductory course is designed to avoid a defensive mindset. It has been constructed with a primary focus on the offensive capabilities of the ballistic shield and a multitude of applications with ballistic blankets. The attendee will be exposed to the distinct advantages when deploying ballistic shields and blankets. This is by far the most cutting-edge and real- world proven instruction regarding hand-held ballistic shield deployments and ballistic blanket applications. **This is an INTRODUCTORY course that will conclude with fundamental live-fire drills. It is designed to introduce the attendee to the concepts of applying the ballistic shield properly during clearing operations.

Student Equipment Needs: REQUIRED: Notebook and pen/pencil (that can be carried at all times), Ballistic helmet, Ballistic vest (tactical or plate carrier), Duty belt or thigh rig, Department issued pistol, Department issued shoulder-mounted weapon (i.e. MP5, M4, etc.), Minimum of two (2) magazines for the shoulder-mounted weapon, Chamber safety flag for the pistol, Minimum of three (3) magazines for the pistol, Vest or belt-mounted carry system for the magazines, Two hundred and fifty (250) rounds of factory new ammunition (Hand gun), Chamber safety flag for the shoulder-mounted weapon, Vest or belt-mounted carry system for the magazines, One hundred (100) rounds of factory new ammunition long gun (MP5, M4, etc.), Ballistic shield, hand-held, Level IIIA minimum*, Eye and ear protection, Any other personal gear needed.Helmets and Body Armorer are MANDATORY OPTIONAL: Weapon-mounted light for pistol, Weapon-mounted light for shoulder-mounted weapon, Ballistic blanket and stand*, Gloves, Knee pads *Note: There will be some additional simulated firearms (i.e. Blue guns), ballistic shields, and a ballistic blanket available for use by the participants, which will be provided by PDS Tactical LLC.

Instructor: Peter D. Segreti

Peter D. Segreti recently retired from the New York Police Department (NYPD) with twenty-eight (28) years of service. Peter joined the NYPD in 1985 and served just over eleven years in Patrol prior to his assignment to the famed Emergency Service Unit (ESU) in 1996. He was originally assigned to Truck Three (Bronx), conducting high-risk special operations as an entry team member, breacher, shield operator, and sniper. During his sixteen (16) year tenure with ESU, Peter was selected to become a primary instructor for the unit. He served in that position for eleven (11) years, designing and developing a myriad of training programs for ESU and other specialized units of the NYPD covering all aspects of tactical deployments and sniper applications. Peter has extensive deployment experience from conducting thousands of actual operations with ESU. His approach to ballistic shield and blanket instruction is simple, effective, and grounded in real-world applications.

X95 Bullpup Familiarization Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

X95 Bullpup Familiarization Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Davis Besse Range - Carbine Range

Class Description: The X95 is becoming more prevalent in the law enforcement community. This course is designed to train the officer in the basic function, ballistics and manual of arms of the X95 Bullpup rifle as it applies to law enforcement. Some of the topics that will be covered include zero, accessory set up, sling configurations, presentations, reloads, malfunction clearance and transitions.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye and ear protection, duty belt/ tactical belt with pistol and 2 magazines, 350 rounds of rifle, 100 rounds of pistol, 3 M4 pattern magazines, mag pouches to carry spare magazines appropriate clothing for weather conditions, knee pads. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Thomas Alibrando

Prior to IWI US, Tom served as a police officer, SWAT, LE Precision rifleman, instructor in all disciplines, and special investigations officer in the Prescott area of Arizona for 11 years. He also toured Iraq and Afghanistan, serving with the Department of State/Blackwater in a protective detail, as well as serving as an intelligence specialist, assistant team leader and foreign national trainer. Tom was involved with the Anti Terrorism Assistance (ATA) Program and various Counter Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office (CNTPO) programs teaching a variety of skill sets from protective operations, close quarters battle and sniper/ counter sniper operations.

X95 Bullpup Familiarization Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

X95 Bullpup Familiarization Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Davis Besse Range - Carbine Range

Class Description: The X95 is becoming more prevalent in the law enforcement community. This course is designed to train the officer in the basic function, ballistics and manual of arms of the X95 Bullpup rifle as it applies to law enforcement. Some of the topics that will be covered include zero, accessory set up, sling configurations, presentations, reloads, malfunction clearance and transitions.

Student Equipment Needs: Eye and ear protection, duty belt/ tactical belt with pistol and 2 magazines, 350 rounds of rifle, 100 rounds of pistol, 3 M4 pattern magazines, mag pouches to carry spare magazines appropriate clothing for weather conditions, knee pads. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Thomas Alibrando

Prior to IWI US, Tom served as a police officer, SWAT, LE Precision rifleman, instructor in all disciplines, and special investigations officer in the Prescott area of Arizona for 11 years. He also toured Iraq and Afghanistan, serving with the Department of State/Blackwater in a protective detail, as well as serving as an intelligence specialist, assistant team leader and foreign national trainer. Tom was involved with the Anti Terrorism Assistance (ATA) Program and various Counter Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office (CNTPO) programs teaching a variety of skill sets from protective operations, close quarters battle and sniper/ counter sniper operations.

Point Blank Advance Combat Shield Instructor Course (16 Hours) June 5 AND June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Point Blank Advance Combat Shield Instructor Course (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: Izzak Walton - 20 Yard Range

Class Description: Instructors will be trained to deploy the shields in an operation with great mobility, flexibility and accuracy without risk of malfunctions to the weapon system. Operators will learn to adjust and deploy the shield in any environment and defeat threats without hesitation and with conviction. Operators will learn how to fix malfunctions with both hands and fight in an offensive mode with both weapon systems (RIFLE and SIDE ARM) incorporating Standing, Kneeling, Prone, Movement drills, Multiple Target drills, Vehicle Assault, Rescues, and Team Movement drills, Hand to Hand Shield Combat… take away techniques.

Student Equipment Needs: Pistol: Minimum of 3 Magazines, Submachine/Rifle: Minimum of 3 Magazines, Ammunition: 500 Rounds for Pistol, 500 Rounds for Submachine Gun or Rifle, Wrap-Around Eye Protection, Ear Protection, Hat, Sunscreen, Mosquito Repellant, Water, and Sack Lunch, and Appropriate Clothing for the Climate. ***All Weapons Must be CLEANED AND WELL LUBED. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY

Instructor: Mike Ott – Point Blank

18 years of service with Lakewood CO Police Department (SWAT, Master Firearms Instructor, K-9 Handler, and Lead Physical Fitness Instructor). 7 years with First Choice Armor/Diamondback Tactical as Vice President in Training Division. Present: Point Blank Enterprise (Hard Armor Unit).

Complexities of Tactical Command 2.0 (16 Hours) June 5 and June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Complexities of Tactical Command 2.0 (16 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5 AND Thursday, June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: BGSU Firelands - CPC Auditorium

Class Description: This updated course is a must for any officer regardless of rank or assignment. If you are the person that is tasked with operations planning in a patrol or tactical environment, this course is for you. Steve Mescan will break down the complexities of command from legal, moral and ethical issues provide real life examples of tactical resolutions, both good and bad. This course has been developed and updated to provide the required background and factual information needed to make those tough calls and save lives.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Steve Mescan

Pittsburgh PD SWAT, NTOA Director

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600 each day

Class Location: Kalahari - Tamarind

Class Description: This course will prepare the Patrol Officer of Supervisor to take on a leadership role during critical incidents, prior to the arrival of specialized tactical units, promoting an organized and professional tactical patrol response.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Lt. Paul Ohl

Lt. Paul Ohl has served with the Columbus Division of Police for 30 years. He has 17 years of experience in patrol operations and has been the SWAT Team Commander for the last 7 years. He has led the response to over 800 barricaded suspect situations, high risk search warrants and several active shooter responses. He also led the restructuring of the Columbus Division of Police's Active Shooter Response protocols and the training of the instructors who delivered the training to 1800 police officers and 1500 firefighters.

Shootout in Steubenville: Court Officer Saves Judge from Attempted Assassination (4 Hours) June 4, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:12:00:00

Shootout in Steubenville: Court Officer Saves Judge from Attempted Assassination (4 Hours)
Class Date: Tuesday June 4, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1200

Class Location: Kalahari - Crown Palm

Class Description: A gripping reconstruction of the assassination attempt against Jefferson County Judge Bruzzese by a gunman in Steubenville, Ohio on August 21, 2017. This murder was foiled when a tactically minded court officer killed the would-be assassin with gunfire at close quarters just steps from the courthouse, across from City Hall. The severely wounded Judge was armed and returned fire at his assailant. Another judge who was a former registered nurse provided field treatment of the judge’s gunshot wounds on the sidewalk. All of these heroic actions combined to save the Judge’s life. This case study is presented as part of the Ohio Court Officer Safety and Survival Series of exportable training for the LE community. Discussion topics will include all of the participants’ backgrounds, assassin characteristics, crime scene layout, sequence of events, tactics, training and courthouse security issues. As a group with back and forth discussion, we will arrive at some consensus on “lessons learned” for training judicial protection officers. As of November 2018, the investigative records are still being kept secure by the prosecutor, so all reporting will be from open sources, not any participant debriefings or case files.

Student Equipment Needs: Note taking materials.

Instructor: Mike Moran

Mike Moran is Chief Counsel and Chief Bailiff at the Franklin County Probate Court. He is also a private practicing attorney, municipal prosecutor, firearms and tactics instructor, and general counsel and staff instructor for a public shooting range and training center. He is certified as an instructor for multiple firearms disciplines through the OPOTC, the NRA Law Enforcement Training Division and also as an ASP Tactical Weapon Instructor. As Director of Training for the Ohio Bailiffs & Court Officers Association, he is the creator of the Ohio Court Officer Safety and Survival Series of training, with case studies backed up by related physical skills training based on actual critical incidents involving court officers here in Ohio. The first in the series included a case study called Officer Down: Probation Officer Prevails Against A Sovereign Citizen's Ambush Attack, and included two hands on trainings - Extreme Close Quarters Handgun Operator and Basic Pocket Stick Operator for Court Officers. He is trying to keep the art and science of impact weapons alive. Mike has over 30 years experience teaching criminal justice personnel and in the fields of law, law enforcement, security and investigations. He is a CIT-trained officer, holds a B.A. from Marietta College and a doctor of law from Capital University. He has been an Adjunct Instructor at OPOTA, the Ohio Judicial College and at Capital University Law School.

Advanced Pistol Carbine Employment Course (8 Hours) June 5, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Advanced Pistol Carbine Employment Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Wednesday June 5, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - 100-Meter Range

Class Description: Training provided by highly seasoned U.S Military Special Operations Veteran/ world class competitive shooter Fundamentals of Marksmanship as they apply to advanced carbine/ pistol employment. Proper Body Position (Standing, prone, kneeling).Reload techniques (Bolt lock/slide lock, and loaded chamber). Malfunction management and clearance. Carbine ballistics and semi-precision employment from 0-100meters (Holdover/holdunder and appropriate application).Multi-round engagements. Multi-target engagements (target transitions). Moving and shooting. Fighting from barricades. Carbine to pistol transitions.

Student Equipment Needs: All standard PPE(eyes, ears, gloves, hat, etc), 1x carbine, 1x pistol, department specific assaulter kit(plate carrier, holster, sling, helmet, etc), 5x carbine mags, 3x pistol mags, 500 rds carbine ammunition, 300 rounds pistol ammunition. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY.

Instructor: Kevin Kelley

12 years United States Army Special Operations Command Experience (75th Ranger Regiment, Special Forces Crisis Response Force) Chief Combat Marksmanship Instructor responsible for instruction, development, and mentorship of 500 subordinate Green Berets Special Forces Weapons Sergeant serving as a chief weapons expert for Crisis Response Force handling and surgically employing rifles, carbines, shotguns, and pistols in direct action/hostage rescue missions. Highly successful competitive pistol shooter- finished in the top 10 in last 3 IDPA Nationals

Advanced Pistol Carbine Employment Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Advanced Pistol Carbine Employment Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Thursday June 6, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Kalahari - Crown Palm

Class Location: Camp Perry - 100-Meter Range

Class Description: Training provided by highly seasoned U.S Military Special Operations Veteran/ world class competitive shooter Fundamentals of Marksmanship as they apply to advanced carbine/ pistol employment. Proper Body Position (Standing, prone, kneeling).Reload techniques (Bolt lock/slide lock, and loaded chamber). Malfunction management and clearance. Carbine ballistics and semi-precision employment from 0-100meters (Holdover/holdunder and appropriate application).Multi-round engagements. Multi-target engagements (target transitions). Moving and shooting. Fighting from barricades. Carbine to pistol transitions.

Student Equipment Needs: All standard PPE(eyes, ears, gloves, hat, etc), 1x carbine, 1x pistol, department specific assaulter kit(plate carrier, holster, sling, helmet, etc), 5x carbine mags, 3x pistol mags, 500 rds carbine ammunition, 300 rounds pistol ammunition. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY.

Instructor: Kevin Kelley

12 years United States Army Special Operations Command Experience (75th Ranger Regiment, Special Forces Crisis Response Force) Chief Combat Marksmanship Instructor responsible for instruction, development, and mentorship of 500 subordinate Green Berets Special Forces Weapons Sergeant serving as a chief weapons expert for Crisis Response Force handling and surgically employing rifles, carbines, shotguns, and pistols in direct action/hostage rescue missions. Highly successful competitive pistol shooter- finished in the top 10 in last 3 IDPA Nationals

Advanced Pistol Carbine Employment Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Start time:08:00:00

End time:16:00:00

Advanced Pistol Carbine Employment Course (8 Hours)
Class Date: Friday June 7, 2019
Class Time: 0800-1600

Class Location: Camp Perry - 100-Meter Range

Class Description: Training provided by highly seasoned U.S Military Special Operations Veteran/ world class competitive shooter Fundamentals of Marksmanship as they apply to advanced carbine/ pistol employment. Proper Body Position (Standing, prone, kneeling).Reload techniques (Bolt lock/slide lock, and loaded chamber). Malfunction management and clearance. Carbine ballistics and semi-precision employment from 0-100meters (Holdover/holdunder and appropriate application).Multi-round engagements. Multi-target engagements (target transitions). Moving and shooting. Fighting from barricades. Carbine to pistol transitions.

Student Equipment Needs: All standard PPE(eyes, ears, gloves, hat, etc), 1x carbine, 1x pistol, department specific assaulter kit(plate carrier, holster, sling, helmet, etc), 5x carbine mags, 3x pistol mags, 500 rds carbine ammunition, 300 rounds pistol ammunition. Wearing body armor is MANDATORY.

Instructor: Kevin Kelley

12 years United States Army Special Operations Command Experience (75th Ranger Regiment, Special Forces Crisis Response Force) Chief Combat Marksmanship Instructor responsible for instruction, development, and mentorship of 500 subordinate Green Berets Special Forces Weapons Sergeant serving as a chief weapons expert for Crisis Response Force handling and surgically employing rifles, carbines, shotguns, and pistols in direct action/hostage rescue missions. Highly successful competitive pistol shooter- finished in the top 10 in last 3 IDPA Nationals

Thursday Conference Courses - 8 Hours

Active Killer Interdiction: Terrorism Targets Police (8 Hours) June 6, 2019 New Course

Carbine and Pistol for LE (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

AMTEC (ALS) Specialty Impact Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Armored Vehicle Tactical Operations Operator And Liability Reduction Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

ASP Instructor Class (8 Hours) June 6, 2019 CANCELLED

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

BELOW 100 Instructor (8 Hours) June 6, 2019 CANCELLED

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours) June 6, 2019 CANCELLED

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours) June 6, 2019 (Open to Spouses)

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

CTS Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Defense Technology Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Certification Class (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Fatal Choices: What We Know About Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Fugitive Apprehension (8 Hours) June 6, 2019 New Course

GLOCK Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Leveraging the Ballistic Corner (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response Sponsored by Vertx (8 Hours) June 6, 2019 (Updated)

Master Your Pistol and Rifle (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Officer Involved Shooting (OIS) Review (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Opioid Training, Trends, and Practical Exercise (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Patrol Officer Close Quarter Battle Tactics (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Peer Support for Patrol / SWAT Officers (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Practical LE Sniper (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Profile of an Active Shooter (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Removing K9 Competition (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Search Warrant Planning (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Smith & Wesson PISTOL Armorer Certification (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Strategies of Low Light Engagements (8 Hours) June 6, 2019 New Course

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 6, 2019 CANCELLED

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Tactical Yoga (1.5 Hours) June 6, 2019 CANCELLED

Tavor X95 Familiarization Course (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Threat Spikes (Series 3); From Takedowns to Handcuffing (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems/Drones in Law Enforcement and Tactical Functions (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Violence of Mind: Primal Violence, Criminal Mindset and Counter Ambush (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Xray Alpha Advanced Rifle and Pistol (8 Hours) June 6, 2019

Thursday AND Friday Conference Courses - 16 Hours

RAIDER Training (16 Hours) June 6 and June 7, 2019

Friday Conference Courses - 4 Hours

SWAT K9 Integration Puzzle (4 Hours) June 7, 2019

Friday Conference Courses - 8 Hours

Carbine and Pistol for LE (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Ambidextrous Carbine (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

AMTEC (ALS) Chemical Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Applying Digital Forensics to Investigations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Armored Vehicle Rescue Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

ASP Instructor Class (8 Hours) June 7, 2019 CANCELLED

Barricaded Subjects (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Basic Visual Tracking for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Communications Officer as a Crisis Negotiator (8 Hours) June 7, 2019 CANCELLED

Critical Incident Leadership for Patrol Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Covert Lock Picking (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Crisis/Addiction Awareness, After the Call (Death of co-worker) and Suicide Awareness, Assisting the Survivors (8 Hours) June 7, 2019 (Open to Spouses)

CTS Grenadier Certification Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Defense Technology Chemical Agent Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Dynamic Shield Tactics (Active Shooter/HRT/HRSW) (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Explosive Effects, Injuries & Investigations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Fatal Choices: What We Know About Violent Actors, Actions and Target Selection (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Fighting Handgun - From Concealment (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Fugitive Apprehension (8 Hours) June 7, 2019 New Course

GLOCK Red Dot Pistols for Law Enforcement (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Grappling in the Weapons Based Environment (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Hostage Rescue Overview (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Human Terrain Mapping & Behavior Pattern Recognition (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Identifying and Understanding Drug Cartels of Mexico (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Intro to Behavior Based Combative - Handgun (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Israeli Approach to Active Killer Response (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Know Your ACE for Verbal Conflict De-escalation (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Leveraging the Ballistic Corner (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Low Visibility Options for Active Shooter Response Sponsored by Vertx (8 Hours) June 7, 2019 (Updated)

No Fail Precision Pistol (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Patrol Rifle Problem Solver (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Pistol Diagnostics (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Sniper Equipment Calibration and Mindset (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Strategies of Low Light Engagements (8 Hours) June 7, 2019 New Course

Tactical Ladder Operations (8 Hours) June 7, 2019 CANCELLED

Tactical Rifle and Pistol Course (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Tactical Yoga (1.5 Hours) June 7, 2019 CANCELLED

Violence of Mind: Concealment in Violence (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

Xray Alpha Advanced Rifle and Pistol (8 Hours) June 7, 2019

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