DAY 1

Day 1 – Monday, December 2nd

Morning

0700 – 0745

Attendee / Presenter Breakfast

0800 – 0900

Opening Ceremony
Grande Ballroom A&B

0900 – 0930

Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker – Alex West (USN SEAL, ret.)                
Grande Ballroom A&B

0930 – 0945

POST / SWAT Guidelines Release – POST VIPs – TBA
Grande Ballroom A&B

0945 – 1100

Awards Ceremony – Bob Benton
Grande Ballroom A&B

1100 – 1230

EXTENDED LUNCH – Vendor Hall (Pavilion)

PRACTICAL APP TRACTS

1230-1430

Interior Drones – Kris Allshouse & Tim Martin
Grande Ballroom C

1500-1700

Interior Drones – Kris Allshouse & Tim Martin
Grande Ballroom C

Afternoon

1230 – 1330

The Evolution of Ammunition – Hornady
Nautilus 5

1230 – 1430

Travel Star Inn Hostage Rescue– Robert Wolf
A Tactical Debrief regarding a hostage situation which occurred on March 12, 2018 in which the Colorado Springs Police Department Tactical Enforcement Unit attempted to arrest a violent fugitive. The event then transitioned into a hostage situation. The incident details, transition to a full tactical call out with negotiations and lessons learned will be discussed.
Harbor Island 1

Stockton Robbery/Hostage Debrief – Ivan Rose PART 1
This presentation is a tactical debrief of the July 16, 2014 incident that began as an armed robbery of the Bank of the West at 7810 Thornton Road, Stockton California. The robbery escalated into a hostage situation, vehicle pursuit and officer involved shooting. One victim/hostage and two suspects were killed during the incident. The debrief includes video recordings and radio traffic of parts of the incident. Challenges encountered and lessons learned in areas including tactics, equipment, training, deployment, command and control and post incident response will be discussed.
Harbor Island 2

Marcus Schumacher Domestic Incident – William Ahlfeldt & Matthew Christensen
A Tactical Debrief regarding the Marcus Schumacher Domestic Incident which occurred on February 10th 2016 in which Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer was killed. The incident details, tactical response and lessons learned will be discussed.
Harbor Island 3

Code Name Johnny Walker – Johnny Walker & Jason Tuchen
Hear from the Iraqi translator (and his US Navy Seal partner – Jason Tuchen) who risked his life working with American Sniper author Chris Kyle and the Navy SEALs tells his remarkable and inspiring story, offering a refreshing new perspective on the Iraq War.
Smith Wesson

SWAT Team Audits - RK Miller
A Tactical Team independent audit is defined as an examination of practices, personnel, equipment, documents and other aspects by professionals from outside the agency. This two hour course will discuss in general terms the audit concept and provide generic examples from past Tactical Team audits. Such audits are conducted with the aim of ensuring proper operation while providing specific recommendations for improvement.
Crye

Walking the Narrow Road of Leadership – Jack Enter
Today’s professional and personal responsibilities are likely some of the most demanding in history. We are working more hours, having less time with our family and friends and seem to live life at a pace that is often frantic and unfulfilling. Very few people seem to be able to make life work – and so live their life on the wide road of mediocrity.

Personnel and staff complain about most of their supervisors being ineffective and inconsistent, yet these same individuals are promoted and get accused of the same things by their subordinates. Most personnel in the law enforcement agencies seem frustrated and often finish their careers with little or no satisfaction. Most managers spend their careers showing little consistency in demonstrating leadership skills – in spite of attending more leadership training programs than their predecessors.

There is a better way – the narrow road of excellence. The focus of this program is to discuss what makes people fail to be effective, and what makes the small percentage fight this tendency towards mediocrity by making a difference in the workplace and their families. The primary focus of the program is to examine what makes some people “abnormal” in their ability to be effective in a workplace culture that seemingly is dominated by ineffectiveness.

Tuff Products
Contemporary SWAT Liability Issues – Steve Ijames
University of San Diego

1430 – 1500

Break

1500 – 1700

Travel Star Inn Hostage Rescue– Robert Wolf
A Tactical Debrief regarding a hostage situation which occurred on March 12, 2018 in which the Colorado Springs Police Department Tactical Enforcement Unit attempted to arrest a violent fugitive. The event then transitioned into a hostage situation. The incident details, transition to a full tactical call out with negotiations and lessons learned will be discussed.
Harbor Island 1

Stockton Robbery/Hostage Debrief – Ivan Rose PART 2
This presentation is a tactical debrief of the July 16, 2014 incident that began as an armed robbery of the Bank of the West at 7810 Thornton Road, Stockton California. The robbery escalated into a hostage situation, vehicle pursuit and officer involved shooting. One victim/hostage and two suspects were killed during the incident. The debrief includes video recordings and radio traffic of parts of the incident. Challenges encountered and lessons learned in areas including tactics, equipment, training, deployment, command and control and post incident response will be discussed.
Harbor Island 2

Marcus Schumacher Domestic Incident – William Ahlfeldt & Matthew Christensen
A Tactical Debrief regarding the Marcus Schumacher Domestic Incident which occurred on February 10th 2016 in which Fargo Police Officer Jason Moszer was killed. The incident details, tactical response and lessons learned will be discussed.
Harbor Island 3

10 Steps to K9 Integration - Bill Lewis
“10 Steps to K9 Integration” provides a road map to assist tactical teams currently incorporating police service dogs into their operations on a part-time basis or contemplating doing so in the near future by presenting ten steps to achieve successful program implementation. The presentation will offer recommendations to consider as a step-by-step process to assist decision making from “initial considerations to integrate” through deployment planning to include a few of these topics; Team Commitment, Admin Support, Selection Process, Equipment, Orientation, and Training. The instructor is Sergeant Bill Lewis II (Retired) who is a former K9 handler and K9 supervisor and served on SWAT for over 25 years to include 18 years as a Team Leader.
Smith Wesson

Henry Pratt Active Shooter – Rick Robertson, Aurora, Ill
On 15FEB19 at approximately 1330hrs, an employee brought a handgun to his termination meeting. After fatally shooting five co-workers and critically wounding another, he set up ambush points and waited for responding officers. The initial responding officers were fired upon by the offender, five of which were struck by gunfire. Additional responding officers made entry into the building, extracted an officer that was shot inside the building, and began to clear the 290,000 square-foot structure. Approximately 90 minutes after the beginning of the incident, the offender was located in his final ambush position and the threat was terminated during a gunfight with officers.
Crye

Leadership Lessons Learned; A Conversation with Sheriff John Turner – John Turner
Leadership Lessons Learned; A Conversation with Sheriff John Turner is simply that; an informal conversation with recently retired Sheriff John Turner and the lessons he has learned over more than three decades of observation, trials, challenges, successes, and failures. John breaks down these leadership principles into bite sized pieces that can be easily digested, discussed, and applied to be a more effective leader at any level of an organization. Ours is a noble profession. Our communities and the men and women who serve them are worthy of ethical, effective leaders. This conversation, including the use of relevant videos, strives to impart empowering leadership principles to others so they may lead effectively from where they’re at.
Tuff Products
Contemporary SWAT Liability Issues – Steve Ijames
University of San Diego

Deputy Bob French 999 Debrief – Ian Carver
The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Detail will be providing a debrief of the fatal shooting of Deputy Robert French and the ensuing tactical responses to the vehicle pursuit and the Ramada Inn. The presentation will include video footage as well as lessons learned and tactical considerations to be passed along to attending law enforcement personnel.
Nautilus 5

SPECIAL EVENT:

1730-1930

Happy Hour and Raffle
Pavilion
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