2021 Conference Courses

Sheriff Michael Neal & Chief Jason Fitzwater

N&F Training


Engage the Shooter, inspired by the Club Pulse Incident

8-Hour Class

This course is inspired by the June 2016 incident in Orlando, Florida where 49 people were killed and 53 were injured by an active killer in a downtown nightclub. This course will consist of classroom, live fire range, live fire shoot house, and simunition force on force training. The course is designed to prepare officers responding to a critical incident and the UNKNOWN. This course will cover response, approach, communication, while dealing with an active killer incident. Students will be prepared for single man entry all the way up to a four man entry on an active killer. This course is geared to be a stimulus overload for the student to put them in the closest scenario possible to the real thing. Students will learn first hand from instructors who have been involved in active killer scenarios one of them being the Club Pulse incident. In a critical incident and officer is going to do two things. They are going to either rise to their level of training, or they are going to fall to their level of training. Our mission is to prepare them to rise to that level because in a critical incident you're going to revert back to your training. That's exactly what this class is built for. We will take the student and put them in real world scenarios where they will have to make split second decisions, under stress, with a stimulus overload, and push forward towards the threat and ENGAGE.

Equipment needed:

- Notepad and Pen - Duty belt, drop leg holster, battle belt - Handgun w/3 magazines - Rifle w/3 magazines - Vest or outer carrier - Helmet if you carry one for duty - Gloves if you carry them for duty - Training clothing and footwear - 150 rounds of frangible handgun and rifle ammunition - 150 rounds of regular handgun and rifle ammunition - An open mind to learn something new and good attitude

Keith Graham & Robin Brown

Threat Focused Training LLC

Threat focused pistol

8-Hour Class

This isn't your stand on a firing line and shoot two handed tiny little groups. We'll teach you to survive gun play, not target shoot, shooting one handed from 6-15 feet, with and without movement. A majority of these skills were used by OSS agents and two US Army Ranger units.

Equipment needed:

Eye and ear protection; strong side belt holster [ no serpa holsters ], 3 mags minimum, 250 rds of 9mm

[ need to use a 9mm in this course ]. We will have 6 Glock 17's with 5 mags each for students available at no charge. First come first served on the loaners.

Scott Wealing & Carlos Soto

Briggs Core Dynamics & The Impact Zone


ALECC (Advance Law Enforcement Combatives Course)

16-Hour Class

ALECC (Advance Law Enforcement Combative Course) Carlos Soto of Impact Zone Training and Scott Wealing of Briggs Core Dynamics (Both are ILEA Training Providers) have teamed up to provide top tier training to optimize the officers mindset and efficiency. Combining the Defensive Tactics and Firearms Training into one course will teach and test the officer at every level. Course Outline (Defensive Tactics): Explanation of distance, space, awareness, tells, and disengagement Stand to base concepts Stance and distance concepts Long range strikes Combat grappling Combat grappling takedowns Mount concepts Knee transition control Mount escapes Back mount/choke escapes Distance to defense to clinch to takedown to mount to reverse mount drills.


Course Outline (Firearms): Assessment Fundamentals Target discretion Recoil management Shooting rhythm Multiple targets Malfunctions Off hand draw and shoot Off hand reloading Shooting during movement Barricade shooting Patrol rifle courses of fire Scenario based training

Equipment needed:

*Officers will need work out clothes, personal hygiene kit, and range clothes to change into. **Officers will need 700 rounds for pistol and 700 rounds for their patrol rifle, duty rifle with sling, 5 rifle mags, body armor, duty belt, and 3 pistol mags

Jacob Porter

Triton Training Group


AR-15/M-4 Armorer's Course

16-Hour Class

Our AR Armorer’s School uses detailed disassembly and reassembly to emphasize operation and the actual function of a direct impingement weapon. The class is 90% hands on from start to finish, with consistent emphasis on inspection of parts and diagnostics associated with wear and failure. Ammunition, cleaning and maintenance, troubleshooting as well as basic function will be covered. TTG carbines will be utilized for this class to prevent small parts loss or damage from occurring with duty weapons. Students are welcome to bring tools to class, however tools necessary to complete class will be provided for use in class, as well as support materials.

Equipment needed:

Notebook, Pen and Winning Attitude

Note: The instructor will be bringing class use rifles and tools, you do not need to bring anything other than what they want to look at while in class and something write with and on.

Brett Bruehler & Dan Russell

Revac USA


Tactical Rope Access and Emergent Exfil

8-Hour Class

Tactical Rope Access and Emergent Exfil. Officers will brush up on the latest safety equipment and tools of the trade, identify building insertion points and access on rope. Perform self and team rescue to get off the X as well as set a contingency plan for their team. Skills; basic knots, anchor building, proper rappelling techniques and up rope procedures. Officer and Team building extraction.

Equipment needed:

Personal PPE, Harness, Helmet, Gloves appropriate footwear and SNIV gear for the elements. Officers are encouraged to bring the teams current rope equipment used on their respective teams.

Sean McKay

Element Rescue


Hasty Manual Breaching for Dynamic Response

8-Hour Class

Traditionally breaching has been reserved for “Mongo”, the biggest guy on the team…to basically strike the door with some tool as hard as he can until it breaks… What we will find is with a little knowledge of nonlinear physics and building construction, we can simplify and drastically increase the efficacy of our one-person breaching capability. If you are on scene of a dynamic violent incident, breaching should be a skill set in your tool box. The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) Guidelines have “breaching capability” in their guidelines, yet many skip over it without second thought…don’t be this person. When looking at multiple incidents through the years to include Platte Canyon, Nickel Mines, and Virginia Tech, all had a breaching requirement...and in every incident, a decrease in the time to breach would correlate to a decrease in casualty deaths. No threat can be mitigated and no casualty can be managed until we make Access. This course will be utilizing minimal gear and improvised techniques to facilitate rapid entry.

Equipment needed:

Any organic breaching capability the end-user may utilize within their response, our course will focus mainly on utilizing a halligan for both inward and outward swinging doors and various padlock systems.

Michael Warren

Command Presence Training

Leading Without Rank

8-Hour Class

The belief that officers must have rank to be considered leaders is a myth that has hindered our profession for too long. Traditional leadership programs have focused on those who have already been promoted, but what about those who haven’t? Some of the most effective leaders don’t have brass on their collars or stripes on their sleeves. Leading Without Rank was designed to inspire officers to seek out leadership opportunities within organizations and provide the skills and motivation to influence behaviors of those around them and influence the culture of their organization. We will focus on: The differences between authority vs. influence Inward Mindset vs. Outward Mindset Planning for personal and professional development How intentional effort leads to leadership success Leading yourself and taking ownership of your actions The art of unconditional respect

Equipment needed:

Pen and paper

Derek Stephens

Rally Point Training Consulting

The Tactical O.O.D.A. Loop: Training & Survival

8-Hour Class

This course is an 8 hour classroom version of our hit O.O.D.A. Loop based Officer Survival seminar that has been specially crafted for the Indiana SWAT Officers Association. The Tactical O.O.D.A. Loop focuses on your most important and versatile tactical tool in your officer survival arsenal, your brain. Don't be fooled into thinking that the O.O.D.A. Loop is just a catch phrase, a proper understanding is vital for successful training and it's the foundation for officer survival. This course provides updated officer survival and mindset information associated with felonious assaults on our nation's law enforcement officers with a in depth focus on understanding and properly utilizing the O.O.D.A. Loop and long term memory encoding for proper performance and survival. Learn how to gain important physical and mental advantages over your adversary while understanding how your adversary may be trying to use your O.O.D.A. Loop against you. Learn key information on how to properly encode those hard earned life saving skills for an automatic response under stress while avoiding the pitfalls that lead to mental training scars that can easily lead to catastrophic failure. Additional information includes lessons learned from critical incidents, what it's like to be shot and more.

Equipment needed:

Pen and paper

Jonas Polson

Tactical Options

Vehicle Threat and Maneuver Course

16-Hour Class

Tactical Options Vehicle Threat and Maneuver Course is a 16-hour training program designed to enhance a Law Enforcement Officer capability to execute when faced with an immediate threat in a vehicles confined space, exiting, to movement of alternate vehicle positions. Skillsets and motor skills are enhanced in series of progressive stages for the individual to understand necessary methods to rapidly move in, out, and around vehicles while engaging their weapon systems, effectively clear unknowns while utilizing cover to their advantage, apply split second decisions on placement of shots to either reduce / eliminate threats to determining routes of maneuvers. Officers will develop critical base line principles and procedural flows on employing individual to multi-officer maneuvers with communication skills and contingency considerations. Methods, principles, fundamentals and procedures taught have been proven worldwide in urban environments with high-risk due to the surrounding threat variable. This 2-day training program and course objectives includes: - Expeditionary Mindset and Threat Follow Through Actions - Equipment Vehicle Set Up, Mission Essential Equipment SOP Development, and Employment Techniques - Vehicle Engagement Methodologies - Weapon Transition, Magazine Changes / Tac-Mag Reloads Weapon Dynamic Safe Handling Techniques - Barricade / Vehicle Shooting Positions and Engagement Methods: Rollover Prone, Bend-Over Prone, Kneeling, Crouching, Confined Space Fundamental Application - Multiple Target Acquisition and Threat Reduction Methods - Ballistic Impacts on Glass and Vehicle Body Penetration Familiarization: Offensive vs Defensive - Engagement Methods on High Percentage vs Low Percentage Targets - Vehicular Engagement Maneuvers and Counter-Engagement Techniques - Single, Two Man, 4 Man Maneuver Drills and Procedural Flows - Weapons Malfunctions Drills, Clearance Procedures, and Threat Reduction Follow- Through - 3-Dimensional Threat Criteria and Problem Solving - Deliberate and Methodical Vehicle / Dead Space Clearance Procedures vs Hasty Maneuvers: Individual to Multi-Officer - Precision Fire and Maneuver TTPs and Communication Techniques: Individual / Collective Duties and Responsibilities - Care Under Fire and Casualty Movement (Limited) - Focal Cognitive Drills The Vehicle Threat and Maneuver Course is a intermediate to advanced course due to live fire iterations. All phases of live fires are progressive on the building blocks and each officer will be assessed on their capability to participate in each progressive block. Officers attending are expected in advance to be experienced in their weapons handling skills and weapons must be zeroed prior to arrival. There will be a short block to check zero and work weapon manipulation mechanics safely.

Equipment needed:

Required Equipment: - Functioning Carbine System with Sling - Functioning Pistol - Clear Ballistic Wrap Around Eye Protection (Oakley M-Frames or Similar are Most Recommended) - Body Armor with Plates, TacVest, Department Shooter's Kit - Hearing Protection (Electronic Noise Cancelling Most Recommended) - Carbine Belt and Pistol Magazine Carrier (Must Be Able to Hold Minimum of Two Pistol Magazines and One Carbine Magazine) - Carbine Magazine Chest Rig, Armor Carrier (Optional) - Pistol Holster: Drop Leg, OWB, or Chest Rig (Must have Retention System) (SERPA HOLSTERS NOT ALLOWED) - 5 Functional Carbine and 5 Functional Pistol Magazines - Spare Batteries on Mounted Optics for Either or Both Pistol and Carbine (Recommend Spare Batteries are Brought. None Will Be Provided) - Weapon Lubricant and Cleaning Kit - Folding or Camping Chair (Optional) - Water and Snacks - Weather Gear (Check weather) - Motivation and Determination


Ammunition: 600 Carbine Rounds 300 Pistol Rounds

Sam Todd

Black Cloud Operations


CTS SWAT/Tactical Grenadier

8- hour Course:

This is an Operator Course designed for hands on training. Course is a blend of classroom as well as range exercises. Students will experience the use of various munitions and launching platforms for tactical operations

Equipment needed:

Eye and ear protection, full kit, gloves. 12 gauge shotgun/ and or 37mm or 40mm launchers (if available )

Sam Todd

Black Cloud Operations


CTS Impact Munitions Instructor

8-Hour Course:

One day Impact Munitions Instructor course covering 12ga, 37mm, and 40mm Munitions  varies models and uses a for first responders, SWAT and Riot control operations.

Equipment needed:

Eye and ear protection, full kit, gloves. 12 gauge shotgun/ and or 37mm or 40mm launchers (if available )

Walter Martin

Norse Tactical


Introduction to Norse Clearing Methods, 8-Hour Course:

An introduction into the Norse Principles based Clearance System with low light considerations.

Equipment needed:

SWAT/Duty/Training uniform, Full Kit (Body Armor), Duty rig with pistol w/light, Rifle w/light.

Ben Kroll & Bruce Hudson

Skyfire Consulting


Drones in Law Enforcement Ops Basic Training , 8-Hour Course:

This 8-hour course includes an overview of FAA regulations as it relates to Part 107 (civil aircraft operations) and COA (public aircraft operations). Topics include: understanding regulatory framework for flying as a public agency, challenges unique to flying public safety missions, airspace overview, aeronautical decision making, UAS systems, weather theory and products. The last half of the course will include hands-on flight training.

Equipment needed:

Pen, paper, or other note taking instruments

John Benner and Forrest Sonewald

The Tactical Defense Institute


Law Enforcement Knife Defense Instructor , 8-Hour Course:

This course presents officers with skills they need to effectively utilize a folding or fixed blade knife as a defensive tool to repel a lethal force attack. Contrary to most knife programs, this class is designed to address the realistic situations students are likely to face. The course introduces simple, effective movements that are easy to learn, court defensible and work well under stress. Topics covered include: knife selection, carry locations, legal issues, rapid deployment techniques, responses to life threatening physical assaults, knife techniques for handgun retention and dealing with multiple attackers. The course utilizes a combination of live cutting drills and force-on-force scenarios using training knives to ensure that students gain a high level of proficiency.


Equipment needed:

Clothing Requirements: Please wear loose fitting clothing. You MUST wear pants or shorts that have BELT-LOOPS and POCKETS. This is necessary for realistic training for the equipment that you carry. I.E. You carry a folding knife on the street so you need to practice deploying it from a pocket in training.

High Threat Response Model Overview

Fishers Police Department

High Threat Response Model Overview , 8-Hour Course:

This course will include 3.5 hours of classroom instruction followed by practical exercises to reinforce the system. Participants will be provided with products to take back to their agency. The High Threat Response Model was developed after Indianapolis suburban public safety agencies realized the need to synchronize public safety efforts during large scale incidents such an Active Assailant Incident (AAI) or hostile Mass Casualty Incident (MCI). This standardized response model was developed under the belief that few municipalities in the state can contain and address a large-scale hostile event without integrating adjacent jurisdictions. Using nationally recognized best practices and available After-Action Reports of real-world incidents we continue to evolve and address the dynamic threats that continue to plague our country. The High Threat Response Model has been forged into an adaptable, modular, and scalable public safety response model that is compatible with any active shooter tactics already in place at your agency (ALERRT, ALICE, etc.) The High Threat Response model is founded in NIMS/ICS doctrine but customized to the assets and resources of any agency and their surrounding municipalities. The framework is easily adapted to any public safety agency within the state, regardless of size.

Equipment needed:

Notepad and pen/pencil

8-Hour Classes (Saturday)

6-Hour Classes (Saturday - Sunday)

BK Blankchtein & Steve Almendarez

Masada Tactical


The Israeli Approach to Close Quarters Pistol/Rifle, 8-Hour Course:

This course will teach officers to survive the initial moments of a gun battle. Using the principles of Israel Point Shoot, officers will learn to FIGHT with their firearms at close proximity. This class will include stress inoculation drills and emphasize aggressive response to violent and life treating events. This is a physically demanding class.

Equipment needed:

Eye and ear protection -500 round pistol & 350 rifle ammunition -Service Pistol +three magazines -Patrol Rifle +2 Magazines -Sling and duty holster -Appropriate magazine holders -Water

Jared Wihongi & Chris Mandigma

Survival Edge Tactical Systems Inc


TRICOM: Tactical Team Combatives, 8-Hour Course:

The TRICOM Modules (Tri-Angle Combatives) were originally developed to reach realistic and mission specific training goals for law enforcement personnel. Our ultimate goals are to provide maximum FUNCTIONALITY and RETAINABILITY with the time we are given to teach and train. Rather than re-inventing wheels that have been used for centuries, we take concepts from striking, grappling and weapon based arts (hence the Tri-Angle reference) and modify the techniques, tactics and procedures to be relevant to the present day law enforcement officer. For the Tactical Team Combatives module, we focus on the extreme close-quarters environment of building and room entries. The elements of speed, surprise and violence of action must be maintained in order to maximize efficiency and minimize the possibility for casualties. Discriminate and reasonableness of force is imperative in a law enforcement environment, and the goal of the TTC program is to provide the operator with the tools necessary for safely dominating a building while at the same time dealing with subjects at various levels of the force continuum. Unique elements of this phase include the necessity of dealing with various shoot and no-shoot scenarios while in full kit while maintaining safe control and retention of all weapons.

Equipment needed:

Notebook and pen. Full kit. Training guns (SIRT, Blue Gun or similar) or equipment to render firearms inert (chamber blocking device or similar), both primary and secondary weapons. UTM or Simunition pistol or conversion kit. 50 rounds for UTM or Simunition. Appropriate force-on-force safety gear for UTM or Simunition scenarios (head/face required, neck/groin optional but recommended).

Nick Kokot

Rooster Combatives


Tactical Geometry: Angles in the Environment, 8-Hour Class:

“Position before submission”. Ever hear that phrase before? To be a great tactician, understanding positioning in the environment cannot be overstated. This course was designed from the ground up to expose the attendee to eight (8) hours of intensive force-on-force drilling to enhance his/her understanding and capabilities of angular awareness, timing, horizontal/vertical displacements and most importantly, how to “read” an environment for threat(s), both human and non-human. These four (4) aspects are the cornerstones of a solid, extremely efficient and effective tactician. This course is designed to provide the attendee with “outside eyes” to observe, diagnose and evaluate. Tactical law enforcement personnel may serve their entire tenure without evaluation or a testing of their capabilities and applications. Without an objective review of the attendee’s skills and capabilities, the limitations and shortcomings may be oblivious to the individual, thereby creating an unknown weakness, or weaknesses, in individual integrity, which ultimately affects the unit/team’s integrity. The diagnostics and evaluations provided will not be presented to dictate how the attendee’s agency may need to amend policy. Rather, the information will be presented as corrective guidance training and recommendation(s) based upon the collective viewpoint of the instructor(s) to create and maintain a safe and effective response capability for the attendee in high-risk, extreme liability situations. This course will also integrate the use of video review to exponentially increase the attendee’s capabilities within a short time frame of training.

Equipment needed:

✓ Small notebook and pen/pencil (that can be carried at all times) ✓ Duty belt or thigh rig ✓ Gloves (optional) ✓ Knee pads (optional, but highly recommended) ✓ UTM or Simunition pistol or conversion kit ✓ One hundred (100) rounds of UTM or Simunition ammunition ✓ Force-on-force safety gear • Full face mask; or • Eye protection (GOGGLES - must seal around the eyes) • Neck protector (optional, but recommended) • Groin protection (optional)

Adam Dennis

Safariland Training Group

Correctional Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Basic Instructor Course, 16-Hour Class:

Designed for operators and on-scene supervisors, this exciting program teaches
students how to operate in a high-risk correctional environment and handle unruly,
belligerent and dangerous inmates. It teaches tactics designed for a successful
outcome and prepares students to become instructors in those tactics.

Course topics include: team configuration Training and selection, Less lethal options available to CERT Teams,  Cell extractions, small and large room clearing and Hostage Rescue as well as large area disturbance control .

Equipment needed:

Ear Pro eye Pro gloves, Tactical kits worn for entry operations. Training red or blue guns (long guns and pistol).

2-Hour Classes (Saturday)

2-Hour Classes (Sunday)

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