ATOA CONFERENCE

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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 5th-8th, 2020 (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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Structure Dominance (16 hours)

Instructor(s): JABO

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.

Course Equipment List:

  • 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)
  • Fxed 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

*Any extra operational equipment needed *

Sniper Employment Considerations (8 hours)

Instructor(s): John Scarbrough

Course Objectives:

Who knows better how to train and employ snipers than snipers? In this one day lecture, we will review how to train off the range on everything done prior to the shot.

Topics include:

-Selection of equipment and personnel
-Initial certifications and annual training plan development
-Employment considerations
-Mission Planning
-Forward Operating Positions (rural, urban and vehicle construction)
-Observation, recording and reporting techniques.

Course Equipment List:
No equipment will be needed for this course. Snipers, Team Leaders, Supervisors and Command welcome.
* Any extra operational equipment needed *

Handgun / Carbine Standards (8 hours)

Instructor(s): Dan Calastos

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Course Equipment List: –

Tactical vest
rifle with sling
3 mags
pistol with 3 mags
tactical belt with holster.
500 rifle, 500 pistol
* Any extra operational equipment needed *

Tactical Ground Fighting (8 Hours)
Instructor(s): Ray Tremmell

Course Objectives:

To provide police officers with a general overview of ground survival hand to hand/weapon retention combative techniques as it applies to the law enforcement career field. This is not a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Mixed Martial Arts training course, and the focus is not to teach officers how to take a subject to the ground or grapple with them; the goal and overall objective is not to go to the ground, but if the confrontation ends up on the ground, the officer will learn the proper life-saving techniques to control a combative subject

OBJECTIVES

1. Define Law Enforcement Survival Tactics.
2. Explain how survival techniques apply to police officers.
3. List and explain the benefits of ground survival techniques in a real-life attack against an officer.
4. List the reasons that police officers are seriously injured during a ground attack.
5. Describe the results of attacks on police officers.
6. List and apply the survival mindset.

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Recommended Equipment: – Stay Tuned for Details

* Any extra operational equipment needed *

870 Armorers Course (16 Hours)
Instructor(s): Trition Training Group

Course Objective:

Triton Training Group’s 870 Class is presented as a 2 day 16 hour class thoroughly covering the 870 Shotgun. Class will begin with the basics of nomenclature and a field strip and advance quickly into the cycle of operations. Disassembly and reassembly of the 870 will be taken to the maximum allowed for Armorers. Classroom instruction includes detailed inspection of the components as well as diagnostics and troubleshooting. TTG will provide all tools and materials, students must bring an 870 to use for class.

Course Equipment List:

Certification through TTG is good for 3 years, certificates to be handed out at the end of class.

Suicidal Jumper Rescue (16 Hours)
Instructor(s): NTOA

Course Objective:

A two-day course on dealing with suicidal jumpers. A proven response taught by TTPOA and utilized by Dallas SWAT, Houston PD, Arlington PD, Irving PD, and many more.
Deals with the application of crisis intervention techniques and how they interact with tactical resolutions.
Geared toward patrol, CNT, SWAT and Supervisors.
Course Equipment List:
Pen and Paper

Noise Flash Diversionary Devices (8 Hours)
Instructor(s): CTS

Course Objective:

This is a train-the-trainer certification course that will familiarize attendees with Flash/Sound Diversion Devices. Instruction will focus on delivery systems and safety guidelines. The course will provide each student with the foundational knowledge to provide end-user training in a safe and proper manner.

Course Equipment List:
– Gloves (Nomex, Leather or Kevlar)
– Eye and Ear Protection
– Gas Mask
– Long Sleeves
– Pen and paper

MRAP/ Armored Vehicles (8 Hours)
Instructor(s): Kurt Delia

Course Objective:

This course focuses on the operations of armored vehicles during tactical operations. This includes fighting from the vehicle, recovery, operations, and maintenance.
Students will be able to operate armored vehicles in a tactical setting.
Students will be able to PMCS and maintain armor vehicles.
Students will be able to recover downed or disabled vehicles.
Students will learn to fight effectively around armored vehicles.

Equipment List:

*Helmet
*Eye Protection
*Gloves
*Hearing Protection
*Full Kit
*250 rifle / 100 pistol
*Hydration

Stealth Shooting Sniper (16 hours)

Instructor(s): Jason Redding

Course Objective:

Stealth Shooting will conduct a 2 day Advanced SWAT Sniper Course that combines elements of our Basic and Urban curriculum into one class. It is a fast paced course that is designed to train and prepare both novice and seasoned law enforcement snipers. The course will cover safety, equipment selection, fundamentals of marksmanship, ballistics, wind reading, range estimation, alternate positions, and target engagements out to 1000 yards. Heavy emphasis will be placed on distances inside of 400 yards. Students that complete the course will have a proficiency in advanced marksmanship fundamentals, knowledge of their personal capabilities with issued equipment, and a systematic training method for future progression.

• Safety
• Equipment selection
• Zeroing the weapon system
• Understanding Mil/MOA adjustments
• Internal and external ballistics
• Understanding of environmental effects on external ballistics
• Data gathering out to 1000 yards • Advanced wind reading in urban terrain
• Employing the Mil/MOA reticle for range estimation
• Positional shooting – prone, standing, kneeling, sitting with and without external props
• Target detection
• Range card development
• Practical stress shoot exercises

Course Equipment List: –

All Issued Sniper Equipment
275 rounds ammunition
* Any extra operational equipment needed *

Vehicle Assaults & Barricades (16 hours)

Instructor(s): Sean Silvers

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 takedowns of vehicles in transit. No live fire will be conducted.

ALL TRAINING EVOLUTIONS WILL HAVE CLEARED WEAPONS.

Objectives:

– firearms safety/loadout 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
Handgun/ Carbine
* Any extra operational equipment needed *

Performance Pistol & Rifle (16 hours)

Instructor(s): Scott Langley, Will Rase

Course Objective:

This course focuses on building upon the foundations of marksmanship and weapons manipulations with pistol and rifle. Emphasis will be on tactics, speed and information processing through cognitive shooting drills. Students will receive practical application through foundational and dynamic skill assessments. Instructors will provide individual shooter analysis and shot placement assessments as well as video review. Each student will leave training with a higher level of capability and an understanding of self-improvement.

Topics Covered

-Safety
-Gear selection and placement
-Fundamentals
-Rifle zero theory
-Manipulations, draws, reloads, etc
-Rifle ready and carry positions and presentations
-Efficient movement techniques
-Cognitive processing and visual acuity
-Multiple targets
-Speed and precision shooting
-Rifle position stability
-Strong and support hand drills

Course Equipment List:

*Eye protection
*Hearing protection (electronic preferred)
*Duty Pistol
*Rifle (AR pattern preferred, preferably zeroed)
*Optic and iron sights
*Rifle sling and minimum of 1 rifle magazine pouch that will retain equipment when moving
*Minimum of 5 pistol magazines
*Minimum of 3 rifle magazines
*Pistol Belt
*Pistol Holster and minimum of two pistol magazine pouches that will retain equipment when moving
*Appropriate clothing for weather conditions
*Headgear recommended
*Cleaning/Maintenance kit
*Hydration source (camelback, hydro flask, etc)
*500 rounds pistol ammunition
*500 rounds rifle ammunition
* Any extra operational equipment needed *

Tactical Weapon Standards (16 Hours)
Instructor(s): Steven Wong

Course Objectives:

This will be a 16hr block of training. The course combines elements of Basic and Intermediate curriculum into one class. It is a fast-paced course that is designed to train and prepare both novice and seasoned shooters. The focus will be on developing efficient weapons handling skills and increasing speed & accuracy. Our goal is to improve shooting performance through various training methods derived from competition and combat. Students can expect to engage a variety of paper, steel, and reactive targets at various distances.

Students will gain experience, confidence, and increased proficiency with the pistol.

Course Highlights:

• Weapon and equipment enhancements
• Creating a balanced shooting stance
• Keys to maximizing your grip
• Sight focus and tracking
• Refining trigger manipulation
• Recoil management & individual rate of fire
• How to eliminate common errors
• Perfecting the reload
• Target transitions
• Efficiencies in movement
• Effective malfunction recovery
• Minimizing stress through mental focus to increase performance

EQUIPMENT LIST:

– service pistol with at least 3 magazines
– pistol belt
– retention holster
– mag pouches
– 750 rounds of ammo. Bring more if you want to shoot more.
– eye pro
– ear pro
– sunscreen
– water
– insect repellent
– notebook

Course Equipment List:

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Negotiations (8 Hours)
Instructor(s): Godlove

This course is an 8 hour course based on concepts and principles of tested negotiation tactics when dealing with suicidal subjects, hostage negotiations, barricades, and much more. This course will also deal with psychological profiling when dealing with these subjects.

Course Equipment List: – Pen and Paper

* Any extra operational equipment needed *

Chemical Munitions Instructor Course (8 Hours)
Instructor(s): CTS

Course Objective:

This is a train-the-trainer certification course that 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-user training in a safe and proper manner.

Course Equipment List:
– Gloves (Nomex, Leather or Kevlar)
– Gas Mask
– Eye Protection
– 37/40mm launcher
– Long Sleeves
– Pen and paper

Improvised Breaching (8 Hours)
Instructor(s): TEEs

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 List:

*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

Operations Planning (16 Hours)
Instructor: Austin SWAT

Course Objective:

Goal 1.0 – The student will be able to understand the importance of proper operations planning in high threat situations.

Goal 1.1 – The student will be introduced to the safety priority scale and will be able understand how to utilize the scale in high threat operations.

Goal 1.2 – The student will be able to understand the importance of intelligence gathering and the sources used to gather the information.

Goal 1.3 – The student will be able to list the desired information when planning a tactical operation.

Goal 1.4 – The student will be introduced to a process and planning sequence to aid in presenting a tactical operational brief.

Goal 1.5 – The student will have an understanding on how to conduct a tactical debrief.

Goal 2.0 – The student will be able to understand the tactics used to resolve a barricaded situation.

Goal 2.1 – The student will be able to define the term barricade situation.

Goal 2.2 – The student will be able to list the members and responsibilities of a react team.

Goal 2.3 – The student will be introduced to plans made at react positions.

Goal 2.4 – The student will understand the police sniper elements response to a barricade situation.

Goal 2.5 – The student will be introduced to a process in resolving a barricade situation.

Goal 2.6 – The student will be able to understand some contingencies associated with a barricade situation.

The student will be able to understand the importance of proper operations planning in high threat situations. The course will provide the student with a sound and efficient approach at planning a tactical operation. In addition, the course will provide the students with an understanding of a barricade situation and a systematic approach of a barricade resolution. The overall goal of the course is to provide the students with an understanding of evaluating the totality of the circumstances for each operation and choosing the safest tactical solution for the operation.
Equipment List:

*Pen and Paper

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