DAY 2

Day 2 – Tuesday, December 3rd

Morning

0700 – 0745

Attendee / Presenter Breakfast

0800 – 0945

Winning an Armed Encounter - Jared Reston
During this seminar, Jared will give a detailed debrief of the officer involved shooting that he was in where he was shot seven times and was able to return fire, killing the suspect. Jared will discuss how the warrior spirit, combat skills, and physical fitness will help you win the day.
Grande A

Pulse Nightclub Attack - 3 Years later – Jonathan Cute & Charles Holmes
The Pulse Nightclub Attack was a terror motivated shooting event that occurred at a nightclub in Orlando Florida on June 12th 2016 where 49 people were murdered. Presenters will provide a short tactical debrief outlining the SWAT response, followed by a discussion of lessons learned. Topics covered will include equipment and capability changes, along with a focus on team mental health and individual operator wellbeing in the months and years to follow.
Grande B

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

Lesson Learned from Modern Tactical Events – Travis Norton & Nick Tollefson
The CATO After Action Review Team will present the lessons learned from numerous large-scale critical incidents. The focus of the presentation will be on decision making, equipment needs, strategy and tactics and current training gaps. While SWAT related lessons learned will be covered, they are not the sole focus of the presentation
Smith Wesson

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.
Tuff Products

1000 – 1100

The Evolution of Ammunition – Hornady
Nautilus 5

1000 – 1200

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.
Grande A

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
Contemporary SWAT Liability Issues – Steve Ijames
Harbor Island 1

LAPD Debrief - LAPD/Culver City Rivas HRT
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.
Grande A

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

Seal Beach 121 Incident – Phil Gonshak and Kevin McCormick
How did the Seal Beach Police Department and West County SWAT Team respond to an unknown trouble incident on July 16, 2017, in Seal Beach, California? Like any other call for service… That is until they learned the suspect in this case was the City of Los Alamitos, California, Police Department’s Operations Captain. Expectedly, this case still shocks the conscience of most law enforcement officers and government professionals, as the victim, Amanda Jensen, the City of Westminster City Clerk, was senselessly murdered by him before turning the gun on himself. This brief is complete with the rawest tactical leadership lessons learned, both good and bad, from the West County SWAT Commanders.
Tuff Products

1200 – 1300

LUNCH – Vendor Hall (Pavilion)

SPECIAL EVENT:

1700-2000

5:11 Hospitality
Hosted at the 5:11 Store

Afternoon

1300 – 1445

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.
Grande A

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.
Tuff Products

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.
Nautilus 5

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
International Debrief #1
Grande B
LASD Debrief – San Gabriel Incident
Harbor Island 1

1500 – 1700

Winning an Armed Encounter - Jared Reston
During this seminar, Jared will give a detailed debrief of the officer involved shooting that he was in where he was shot seven times and was able to return fire, killing the suspect. Jared will discuss how the warrior spirit, combat skills, and physical fitness will help you win the day.
Grande A

Pulse Nightclub Attack - 3 Years later – Jonathan Cute & Charles Holmes
The Pulse Nightclub Attack was a terror motivated shooting event that occurred at a nightclub in Orlando Florida on June 12th 2016 where 49 people were murdered. Presenters will provide a short tactical debrief outlining the SWAT response, followed by a discussion of lessons learned. Topics covered will include equipment and capability changes, along with a focus on team mental health and individual operator wellbeing in the months and years to follow.
Harbor Island 1

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.
Harbor Island 3
Contemporary SWAT Liability Issues – Steve Ijames
Tuff Products

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.

Nautilus 5
International Debrief #2
Grande B

Lesson Learned from Modern Tactical Events – Travis Norton & Nick Tollefson
The CATO After Action Review Team will present the lessons learned from numerous large-scale critical incidents. The focus of the presentation will be on decision making, equipment needs, strategy and tactics and current training gaps. While SWAT related lessons learned will be covered, they are not the sole focus of the presentation
Smith Wesson

PRACTICAL APP TRACTS

Certification Courses

0800-1700

Critical Incident Management – POST Approved (RK Miller – NTC)
(20 Students) Bel Aire South
Tactical Lock Pick Course – Pending POST Approved (Darby Darrow and Thomas Hendricks)
(20 Students) Bel Aire North
Preparing to Testify – Gene Ramirez, Missy O’Linn, Tony Sain, and Angela Powell
(40 Students) Crye

Shoot House Evolutions

LAPD “D” Platoon – HRT Tactics
Grande Ballroom C

0800-1000

1000-1200

1300-1500

1500-1700

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