2017 CATO Training Conference

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December 4 thru 7, 2017

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
500 Hotel Cir N
San Diego, CA 92108

We have assembled another great line-up of instructors for presentations and debriefs for this year’s conference in San Diego. Our presentations this year include Tactical Drone Operations, Orlando Nightclub Shooting, Hostage Recovery during Active Shoot, Aurora Movie Theater Shooting, and many more.  The Annual Awards Dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday, December 5th.  Tickets for the dinner are limited, and can be purchased along with your Meals upon registering for the conference.  Every officer who registers for CATO Conference 2017 will receive a FREE 2018 Digital Membership to CATOnews.org.  Register today to take advantage of our Early Bird Special!

Hartnell One Admission Form (for California Residents Only)

CATO Members: $140 (Early Bird Special Ends Oct. 1st)

Non-Members: $230 (Early Bird Special Ends Oct. 1st)

Meals: $95 (4 breakfasts/3 lunches)

Awards Dinner: $25

2017 CATO Conference Presenter Schedule

Monday, December 4th

0700 – 0745    Breakfast (Town & Country Room)

0800 – 0805    Come to Order – Scott Bickle (Town & Country Room)

0805 – 0810    Presentation of Colors – SDSD Honor Guard (Town & Country Room)

0810 – 0812    Pledge of Allegiance – Scott Bickle (Town & Country Room)

0812 – 0815    National Anthem – Dan Norman – Orange PD (Town & Country Room)

0815 – 0820    Invocation – Ed Pecis (Town & Country Room)

0820 – 0830    Welcome – SDSD Under Sheriff – Mike  Barnett (Town & Country Room)

0830 – 0845    President’s Message – Sid Heal (Town & Country Room)

0845 – 0930    Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker – Jason Schechterle (Town & Country Room)

0930 – 1215    Orlando Nightclub Shooting – Dep. Chief Mark Canty & Lt. Scott Smith – Orlando PD (Town & Country Room)

1215 – 1300    LUNCH – Vendor Hall (Grand Hall)   

1300 – 1400    Vendor Show (Grand Hall)               

1400 – 1600    The Murder of Two Palm Springs Police Officers – The Tactical Resolution (California Room) Sgt. Jon Cabrera (Palm Springs PD) & Sgt. Mike Walsh (Riverside CO. SO)

1400 – 1700    SWAT:  Lessons Learned from Critical Incidents (San Diego Room) Don Kester – NTOA Director of Training and Educatio

PRACTICAL APP TRACT:

1300 – 1700    Less Lethal Instructor Update – RK Miller, National Training Concepts (NTC) (Terrace Salon 3)

 SPECIAL EVENT:

1700 – 1900    Happy Hour and Raffl

Tuesday, December 5th

0800 – 1200    SWAT Response to Public Venue Attacks – Senior Corporal Mark Lang – Dallas PD  (California Room)

0800 – 1200    “10-25-13 OIS Incident” – Capt. Bergstrom and Officer Szeto – Roseville PD  (San Diego Room)

0800 – 0945    Law Enforcement and Fire Department Integration at Hostile Events Kent Davis – Consultant with Threat Suppression  (Town & Country)

0800 0945    Tactical Drone Operations – Deputy Zane Maltsberger San Diego Co. Sheriff’s Dept.  (Golden West Room)

0800 – 0945    7/20 Theater Shooting – Sergeant Mike Holm – Aurora Colorado PD  (Pacific Salon 4 & 5)

1000 – 1200    Hostage Recovery during Active Shooter – Sergeant Travis Norton – Oceanside PD  (Royal Palm 5 & 6)

1000 – 1200    Principles for Rail Tactical Operations – Walt Jordan (ret. Captain – Amtrak Special Operations Division/Counter Terrorism)  (Royal Palm 1 & 2) 

1200 – 1300    LUNCH – Vendor Hall  (Grand Hall)

1300 – 1700    “Mob Intervention and Winning!” – Sgt. Brian Muller – LA Co. Sheriff’s Dept.  (San Diego Room)

1300 – 1445    Team Leadership Principles of Elite Tactical Units – Jon Becker – CEO Aardvark Tactical  (Royal Palm 1 & 2)

1300 – 1445    Hornady 2018 Evolution of Ammunition and 4DOF – Scott Javins and Len Vinci  (Pacific Salon 4 & 5)

1300 – 1445    How the 7 Virtues of the Warrior Heart Can Help You Prepare For, Protect Against, and Prevent Violence  – Alexander Lanshe (Royal Palm 3 & 4)

1500 – 1700    Bassler Operation – Rural 30 Day Manhunt – Lt. Jason Caudillo & Sgt. Joseph Comer – Mendocino County Sheriff Department  (California Room)

1500 – 1700    Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake Hostage Rescue Debrief – Sgt. Jason “Mud” Mudrock – Unified PD  (Royal Palm 5 & 6

1500 – 1700    Anatomy of a SWAT Call Out Police Attorney Gene Ramirez, Deputy David Page (San Bernardino SD), & Deputy Paul Casas  (Golden West Room 

PRACTICAL APP TRACT:

0800 – 1200    NFDD Instructor Update – RK Miller, National Training Concepts (NTC)  (Terrace Salon 3)

SPECIAL EVENT:

1830 – 2100    Awards Banquet – Keynote Speaker – Steven R. Chealander (Colonel USAF, ret.)  (Town & Country Room)

Wednesday, December 6th

0800 – 1200    NVG Operations for SWAT – Pat Hickcox (ret. Sgt. Maricopa Co. Sheriff’s Office)  (Royal Palm 5 & 6)

0800 – 0945    Mass Casualty Attacker (MCA) Prevention – Dr. Tau Braun VPA  (Royal Palm 1 & 2)

0800 – 0945    Tactical Lessons From the Newhall Shooting – Mike Wood (Ret. Lt Col, USAF)  (Royal Palm 3 & 4)

0800 – 0945    Chemical Agents Debriefs & Lessons Learned Deputy Will Bunk – San Diego Co. SD  (Pacific Salon 4 & 5)

1000 – 1200    Response Stopping Mass Killers, Terrorists, and Psychopaths – Dr. Tau Braun VPA  (Royal Palm 1 & 2)

1000 – 1200    Human Performance: The Effects of Fatigue on Tactical Decision-Making – Deputy Chief Doug McGeachy – Santa Ana PD  (Royal Palm 3 & 4)

1000 – 1200    Fire Department Role in Modern SWAT Operations – Inspector Jim Etzin – EMS Coordinator Farmington Hills Fire Department  (Pacific Salon 6 & 7)

1000 – 1200    Leadership: A Military Aviation Perspective – Jay A. Stout (Lt.Col. USMC Pilot)  (Pacific Salon 4 & 5)

1200 – 1300   LUNCH – Vendor Hall  (Grand Hall)

1300 – 1445    Practical Tactical Leadership – Detective Frank Rivas Mountain View PD (CW-2 in Special Forces) & Sgt. Kelly Clark El Dorado County Sheriff Department (Special Forces Sergeant First Class)  (Royal Palm 3 & 4)

1300 – 1445    Basic Crisis Negotiation for SWAT Operators – Sgt. Harry Drucker – LA Co. Sheriff’s Dept. (California Room)

1500 – 1700    Critical Decisions when It Counts – Arvinder “Vinny” Ginda – FBI SSA  (Golden West Room)

1500 – 1700    Explosive Breaching Debriefs – Deputies Tom Fletcher, David Ladieu, and Andy Gale – San Diego Co. Sheriff’s Dept. (Royal Palm 5 & 6)

1500 – 1700    “Defending Police Officers Criminally Charged in the Wake of Shootings: The Betty Jo Shelby Case” – Professor Dave Klinger and Attorney Shannon McMurray  (California Room)

1500 – 1700    IED Recognition for Operators – Sgt.  Bob Epps – Riverside Co. Haz Device Team  (Royal Palm 1 & 2)

PRACTICAL APP TRACT:

0800 – 1700    Tactical First Aid – Hemorrhage Control – South Pasadena PD  (San Diego County Sheriff Range)

0800 – 1700    Critical Incident Management Update – RK Miller, National Training Concepts (NTC)  (Terrace Salon 3)

SPECIAL EVENT:

1700 – 2100    5:11 Hospitality – Hosted at the 5:11 Store (1257 Camino Del Rio S, San Diego) 20% off for Conference Attendee & a Chance to Win Grand Prize – Raffled off Thursday

Thursday, December 7th

0800 – 0945    Practical Take Aways from a SWAT Trial Disaster – Attorneys – Richard Jolley and Brian Augenthaler  (Golden West Room)

0800 – 0945    “10 Steps to K-9 Integration – Sgt. Bill Lewis (Oxnard PD ret.)  (Royal Palm 5 & 6)

0800 – 0945    The Paladin Mindset, Mental, and Physical Preparation – Sgt. Stephan Odom – San Luis Obispo Co. Sheriff’s Office  (Royal Palm 1 & 2)

0800 – 0945    Finding the Leader in You – Lt. Jim Glennon (ret.)  (Pacific Salon 4 & 5)

1000 – 1200    Human Performance and First Response – Lt. Jim Glennon (ret.)  (Pacific Salon 4 & 5)

1000 – 1200    Tragedy on Sunnyside – Phoenix, Arizona – Detective Bill Underwood-Phoenix PD  (Pacific Salon 6 & 7)

1200    Conference Ends