DAY 3

Day 3 – Wednesday, December 4th

Morning

0700 – 0745

Attendee / Presenter Breakfast

0800 – 0945

Tactical Surveillance Teams, the Vehicle Containment Technique and the Vehicle Rescue
This 4-hour course will serve as an introduction to three tactical surveillance concepts. More specifically, the instructors will briefly discuss the personnel, equipment, and training necessary to establish a tactical surveillance element in your agency. Second, they will discuss the deployment of the Vehicle Containment Technique (VCT) using undercover surveillance vehicles including the criteria to deploy, the build-up to the actual event, as well as several variations of the VCT. Finally, the instructors will discuss the Vehicle Rescue, a Hostage Rescue Technique (HRT) on a vehicle using plain clothes operators under exigent circumstances.
Grande A
LAPD SIS – Corbin Rheault & Robb Berke – PART 1
Location: TBA
LAPD Debrief – LAPD/Culver City Rivas HRT
Grande B

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

FBI HRT Bunker Hostage Rescue – Kyle Vowinkel, FBI
A Tactical Debrief a suspect barricaded in a bunker with multiple hostages.
Harbor Island 3

1000 – 1200

Tactical Surveillance Teams, the Vehicle Containment Technique and the Vehicle Rescue
This 4-hour course will serve as an introduction to three tactical surveillance concepts. More specifically, the instructors will briefly discuss the personnel, equipment, and training necessary to establish a tactical surveillance element in your agency. Second, they will discuss the deployment of the Vehicle Containment Technique (VCT) using undercover surveillance vehicles including the criteria to deploy, the build-up to the actual event, as well as several variations of the VCT. Finally, the instructors will discuss the Vehicle Rescue, a Hostage Rescue Technique (HRT) on a vehicle using plain clothes operators under exigent circumstances.
Grande A
LAPD SIS – Corbin Rheault & Robb Berke – PART 2
Location: TBA

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.
Grande B

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.
Harbor Island 1
International Debrief #1
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

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.
Crye

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.
Tuff Products

1200 – 1300

LUNCH – Vendor Hall (Pavilion)

Other

0800-1200

Tac Med
Location: TBA
Handgun Course – 15 Students (LASD SEB)
San Diego Co. SD Range
Tactical Rope Access Course
STRAT OPS

1300-1700

Tac Med
Location: TBA
Handgun Course – 15 Students (LASD SEB)
San Diego Co. SD Range
Tactical Rope Access Course
STRAT OPS

Afternoon

1300 – 1445

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.
Grande A

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.
Grande B
LASD Debrief – San Gabriel Incident
Harbor Island 2

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.
Tuff Products

1500 – 1700

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.
Grande A
International Debrief #2
Grande B

Jack in the Box - Sniper Initiated Hostage Rescue– John Lightfoot and Mike Nichols – SAC PD
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.
Harbor Island 1

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

FBI Bunker Hostage Crisis – Kyle Vowinkel, FBI
A Tactical Debrief a suspect barricaded in a bunker with multiple hostages.
Harbor Island 3

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

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

PRACTICAL APP TRACTS

Certification Courses

0800-1700

Mission Planning – POST Approved (Matt Alexander – Fresno Co. SO)
This 8-hour course is designed for law enforcement personnel tasked with planning tactical operations (search warrants, arrest warrants, etc). Instruction consists of classroom lecture, case studies of tactical incidents, student interaction, and interactive table top exercises. Emphasis is placed on skills specific to Law Enforcement Tactical Operations Planning.
(20 Students) Bel Aire South
Preparing to Testify – Gene Ramirez, Missy O’Linn, Tony Sain, and Angela Powell
(40 Students) Nautilus 5

Shoot House Evolutions

LASD SEB “HRT with Shields”
Grande Ballroom C

0800-1000

1000-1200

1300-1500

1500 – 1700

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