ATOA CONFERENCE

atoa sniper training

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

The goal of the Arkansas Tactical Officers Association is to advance the education and professionalism of law enforcement and corrections officers involved in tactical operations, through the exchange of ideas and information relating to tactics and techniques.

Dates:   October 4th-7th, 2021 (Member Registration OPEN)
Location:  Little Rock, Arkansas
Place:  Double Tree Hotel
Address:  424 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:  501.372.4371
Cost:  ONLY $140 ($120 Conference + $20 Yearly membership Fee)

 

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Courses Available

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Basic Sniper (16 hours) 3 slots

Instructor(s): Scarbouroh @ Camp Robinson

Course Objective:

Sniper Basic will cover knowledge, skills, and abilities to operate as a police sniper.  Competencies covered: marksmanship, surveillance, and communication. Ability to apply individual tactics, techniques, and procedures to effectively operate as an individual or team in order to provide intelligence, and precision fire for the entry element and resolve high-risk situations necessary to prevent crime, protect, and preserve the force.

Course Equipment List:
– Reliable Rifle (zeroed for 100 yards) with a sling
– Notebook and pen
– 160 rounds of ammo for rifle (match ammo only)
– Bipod, tripod or sturdy shooting rest for rifle
– Rifle cleaning gear
– Eye and hearing protection
– Water bottle/container for drinking
– Clothing suitable for the range

 

Recommended Equipment:
– Spotting Scope, laser range finder or Binoculars
– Rain gear (We shoot rain or shine) 
– Insect repellent
– Hat and sun block

* Any extra operational equipment needed *

 

 

 

Close Contacts Engagements (8 hours) full slots

Instructor(s): Rogue Methods (Raul Martinez)

@ Camp Robinson

Course Objective:

In this seminar we will cover and train the evolution of a gunfight at arm’s length or clinch distance. Our focus will be on earning the draw at contact range and fighting in that available space. We will start on the range with live fire. Then transition to clinch fighting and practical drilling. The closing scenarios are optional and will include simunition pistols in live action drills

 Gear list:

Eye pro/ ear pro

Duty belt w/ pistol

3 Magazines

150 Rounds

Extra T-shirt

Mouth piece (optional)

Sweat shirt (optional)

Water

Sim gun

250 marking rounds (NO UTM)

150 handgun rounds

 

Handgun/rifle development (8 hours) 10 slots

@ Camp Robinson 

Course Objective:

THIS HANDGUN/RIFLE SKILLS & DEVELOPMENT COURSE WILL IMPROVE THE SHOOTERS ABILITY TO EMPLOY THEIR WEAPONS IN A MORE EFFICIENT & EFFECTIVE MANNER DURING HIGH THREAT INCIDENTS. ATTENDING PERSONNEL WILL HONE  IN ON THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SHOOTING WHERE THEY WILL DISSECT THE IMPORTANCE OF PRIORITIZING THEM WITH THE TASK AT HAND. STUDENTS WILL BUILD EFFICIENCY THROUGH A MORE COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO TACTICAL FIREARMS EMPLOYMENT.

TOPICS COVERED WILL INCLUDE MINDSET/ THEORY BASED TRAINING VS. EXPERIENCE BASED TRAINING/ WEAPONS HANDLING PROCEDURES & PRIORITIZATION/ SHOOTING PRINCIPLES & FUNDAMENTALS/ INDIVIDUAL MARKSMANSHIP WITH  PERFORMANCE BASED TASKS & DRILLS WHICH WILL ENHANCE THE SHOOTERS OVERALL FIRING PLATFORMS FOR REAL WORLD ENGAGEMENTS.

STUDENTS ATTENDING WILL BE CONDUCTING SEVERAL STRESS INDUCED DRILLS WHILE SHOOTING AND MOVING AND ENGAGING MULTIPLE THREATS. IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO SHARPEN YOUR TACTICAL BLADE AND TAKE YOUR INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE BEHIND THE GUN TO THE NEXT LEVEL THEN THIS IS THE COURSE YOU’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. BUILD CONFIDENCE IN YOUR ABILITIES AND HAVE A GREAT TIME WHILE DOING SO.

 350 rifle rounds

350 handgun rounds

Pen/Pad for note taking

Eye protection

Hearing protection (electronic ears are recommended)

Ball cap

Rifle with sling and optic/irons

Pistol with holster (duty holsters only)

Weapon safety flags or crime scene tape for weapon chambers

Operational Loadout

                SWAT: Full Kit

                Patrol:  Normal duty configuration

Water/hydration source

Weather appropriate clothing

critical mindset for counter ambush (8 Hours) 10 slots

Instructor(s): N&F Training Solutions @ Saline County

Course Objective:

  • The Counter Ambush Program provides the most real word, live fire exercise training provided in the country. This course is comprised of three 8-hour classes covering: Vehicle Ambush, Bailout engagements, Survival around the vehicle, Foot Pursuit Ambush, Traffic Stop Ambush, Officer Down Ambush, De-escalating the unknown. We also include other training scenarios related to countering the ambush. The student will walk away with both technical and tactical skills.

     

    Required Equipment

  •  Eye and Ear Protection

  •  Duty Handgun and Rifle

  •  Gun Belt or Thigh holster

  •  Three magazine for each

  •  350 rounds of handgun

  •  250 rounds of rifle

  •  Light Body Armor/Outer Vest Carrier

  •  Long Sleeve Shirt/hat recommended

  • Chair and Hydration • Clothes that can get dirty

TO BE DETERMINED (16 Hours)

Instructor(s): To Be Determined

Course Objective:

  • To Be Determined
Negotiations (16 Hours) 10 slots

Instructor(s): Godlow @ Pulaski County

Course Objective:

  • Whatever communication equipment you have and are willing to bring.

     

     

Speed Shooting (8 Hours) 10 slots

Instructor(s): Stephen Wong @ Jacksonville

Course Objective:

Lesson Purpose: This course is designed to provide Patrol officers and Special Operation Officers with advanced training and manipulation of their duty weapons.

 

Training Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of their duty handgun in a tactical environment.

 

Instructional Method:  Lecture/Demonstration/Practical Exercises

 

Training Aids: duty handgun, ammunition, targets

  • Pistol

    3 magazines

    Ear pro

    Eye pro

    Duty belt

    Hydration

    Body Armor

     500 rounds of ammo

TO BE DETERMINED (8 Hours)

Instructor(s): To Be Determined

Course Objective:

  • To Be Determined
Defense Tactics for the SWAT Operator (16 hours) closed

 

Instructor(s): Christian Gibson

Course Objective:

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vehicle barricades & take-downs (16 hours) 1 slots

Instructor(s): Sean Silvers @ Jacksonville

Course Objective:

  • This course is designed to develop the student’s knowledge of tactical assaults involving occupied vehicles. Students will learn operational techniques and concepts for resolving vehicular barricaded suspects. Students will also be instructed on hostage rescue resolution of mobile vehicles and dynamic take-downs of vehicles in transit. No live fire will be conducted.  ALL TRAINING EVOLUTION’S WILL HAVE CLEARED WEAPONS.   

    Objectives:

    – firearms safety/load-out choices

    – operational concepts/planning

    – sniper deployment

    – use of chemical munitions/diversionary devices

    – disabling of vehicles (passenger and commercial)

    – use of available equipment i.e. robots, drones, shields

    – vehicle containment

    – assault procedures and approaches

    – armored vehicle deployment/positioning

    – discussion on ballistic data effects

    – mobile active shooters/hostage takers

    Course Equipment List:

     

    Pen/Pad for note taking

    Eye protection

    Hearing protection (electronic ears are recommended)

    Ball cap

    Rifle with sling and optic/irons

    Pistol with holster (duty holsters only)

    Weapon safety flags or crime scene tape for weapon chambers

    Operational Loadout

                    SWAT: Full Kit

                    Patrol:  Normal duty configuration

    Water/hydration source

    Weather appropriate clothing

Advanced Structure Dominance (16 hours) 4 slots

Instructor(s): Jason “Jabo” Long @ Jacksonville

Course Objective:

  • This course is designed to provide the student with concepts rather than absolutes

    regarding movement to, in, and from structures during a law enforcement action. The

    curriculum was developed to provide the individual officer with the foundation necessary

    to work both alone and as part of a tactical unit. Students will receive instruction on a

    variety of topics and will be left with a solid grasp of their application in different

    environments. They will then apply these skill sets during movements inside and outside

    structures. The training days will focus on tactics, however marksmanship and round

    accountability will be stressed throughout. The final day of training will allow participants

    to validate what they have learned through a comprehensive series of final exercises.

    This course is taught in a format that allows each student to also serve as a coach for

    other students. This encourages interaction among the class and provides an

    opportunity for the participants to not only leave with the techniques but also the ability

    to instruct them once back at their respective units. This is a mentally and physically

    intensive course.

    Objectives

    mindset

    gear selection and placement overview

    firearms safety

    ready positions

    situational awareness

    vision: focus and awareness

    physiological effects of stress overview

    mental processing exercises

    shooting during movement (range/course dependent)

    team/partner communication

    movement overview

    approaches

    perimeter operations

    low light/no light considerations

    Team SOP

    Team Leader/Assistant Team Leader/Command responsibilities

    breaching operations (range dependent)

    medical overview

    structure dominance procedures and terrain considerations

    dynamic and deliberate movements

    hostage rescue/active killer considerations

    high risk search warrants/barricade considerations

    singleton movements through structures (live-fire and/or sims, range permitting)

    team movements through structures (live-fire and/or sims, range permitting)

    situational interpretation

    validation exercises

    Equipment

    duty rifle with at least 3 magazines

    semi-auto pistol with at least 3 magazines

    Non-lethal Training Ammunition (Sims or other brand) as much as you can bring

    Non-lethal Training Ammunition conversion kits for both weapons

    gas mask with filter

    clear eye protection

    groin protector or jock strap

    pistol belt or battle belt with duty holster and magazine pouch

    rifle sling

    plate carrier, chest rig, battle belt, or entry vest

    helmet

    NOD’s/IRAD’s (if you have them)

    body armor (soft and hard plates if possible)

    weapons cleaning kit

    cleaning rod

    acetone

    gun lube

    handheld flashlight

    green, red, and blue chemsticks (optional and amount is optional)

    spare batteries (if needed for optics or lights)

    fixed blade knife with sheath or folding knife

    eye/ear protection

    elbow/knee pads (optional)

    hydration kit

    wet/cold weather gear (range dependent)

    pen/notepad

    paint pen

    sunscreen (range dependent)

    bug dope (range dependent)

    1 10” piece of shock cord (optional)

    good attitude and sense of humor

    Admin: If you don’t have something, no worries. Bring what you have.

    If you don’t have enough ammo/sims/etc., no worries. Bring what you have.

operational planning (16 Hours) 10 slots

Instructor(s): FBI @ Little Rock

Course Objective:

  • Lesson Purpose: This course is designed to provide knowledge and leadership skills to SWAT Team Commanders.

     

    Training Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student will be able preform specific SWAT Team task while in a leadership role. They will be able to develop advanced Operation Plans, gather sensitive information, and delegate duties to subordinates.

     

    Instructional Method: Lecture/Demonstration/Power Point

     

    Training Aids:  Power point, Operational Plans, Lecture, Practical Demonstration

chemical instructor (8 Hours) 10 slots

Instructor(s): CTS @ Jacksonville

Course Objective:

  • Lesson Purpose: This is a train-the-trainer certification course which will familiarize attendees with chemical munitions including CS, CN, and OC. Instruction will focus on delivery systems and safety guidelines. The course will provide each student with the foundational knowledge to provide end under training in a safe and proper manner.

     

    Training Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use Chemical Munitions such as CS, CN, and OC.

     

    Instructional Method:  Lecture/Demonstration/Practical Exercises

     

    Training Aids: duty handgun, ammunition, targets

nfdd (8 Hours) 10 slots

Instructor(s): CTS @ Jacksonville

Course Objective:

  • Lesson Purpose: This is a train-the-trainer certification course designed to familiarize attendees with flash/sound diversion devices. Topics to be covered include instructor development techniques, history of diversion devices, definitions, nomenclature, legal aspects of diversion devices, policy issues, preparation and deployment of diversion devices and practical application.

     

    Training Objectives: At the completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use Noise Flash Diversionary Devices.

     

    Instructional Method:  Lecture/Demonstration/Practical Exercises

     

    Training Aids: duty handgun, ammunition, targets

mechanical, ballistic, & energetic breaching (10 Hours) 5 slots

ructor(s): Tees @ Little Rock

Course Objective:

  • The aim of this course is to introduce the student to operationally proven drills and procedures that pertain to the use of mechanical, ballistic, thermal, and cutting means in order to effectively breach doors, windows and soft wall targets.

     On the successful completion of this course, the student will possess the necessary skills to accurately perform a target analysis and select the most suitable tool to gain access into the stronghold.

     

    Course content includes:

         History and theory of non-explosive methods of entry

        Mechanical breaching of pull and push doors

        Mechanical breaching of windows

        Defeating barricaded doors

        Negotiating and defeating fences and obstacles

        Ballistic breaching

        Thermal breaching (BROCO and Osen Hunter torches)

        Quickie saw and chainsaw breaching

        All tactics to include approach, negotiating obstacles, and actions at the breach point

        Scenario based training

     

    Equipment Requirements:

     

        Range training uniform (long sleeve)

        Nomex gloves

        Ballistic protection – soft armor or plate carrier with plates

        Ear protection

        Eye protection: Clear lens safety wrap-around style glasses

        Helmet

        Weapon:  rifle with no ammunition – blue gun is accepted

advanced sniper (16 Hours) 5 slots

structor(s): Vapor Trail Tactical @ Camp Robinson

Course Objective:

  • Mandatory items

     Bolt action or semi-auto precision rifle with optic, sling, and bipod

    300 rounds of match ammunition for precision rifle

    Rifle magazines (if applicable)

    Rear support bags

    Tactical/ Duty uniform with gear worn on person during call outs, includes armor if you deploy in it.

    (do not need packs with sustainment gear).

    Data book or notepad with writing instrument

    Eye protection

    Hearing protection

     

    Recommended items

     Shooting mat

    Tripod with cradle

    Weather meter or ballistic phone app

    Laser range finder

    Spotting scope (only bring it if it is better than your rifle optic)

    Field cleaning gear

    Optic tools such as wrenches, lens cleaner

    Water/ snacks

    Rain/ cold weather gear

    Any other gear that you want to use on the range

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