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Thursday May 12

Range Courses

Instructors: Michael Lazarus – Combative System
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: LVMPD Range 1

This course of training is designed and developed to prepare the student for defensive engagements in Deadly Force Encounters, while controlling a handcuffed suspect in custody. It is a very clear and well established fact that criminals today are emboldened without reservations in inflicting serious injury, bodily harm, or death to Law Enforcement Officers, or Suspect In-Custody during the lawful execution of their duties. Law Enforcement Officers also have a responsibility to protect themselves and/or suspect in their custody during such attacks. On that premise, this course of training is uniquely developed and designed to specifically enhance the ability of the student to positively identify and engage a single or multiple attackers in such a scenario.

Student Requirements: none.

Instructor Bio:
Michael Lazarus is a veteran 25-year Police Sergeant and Primary Instructor of Trinidad and Tobago for Recruit, In-Service, Task Forces, Counter Narcotics, and Highway Patrol. He actively taught Firearms and Tactics, Urban/Rural Survival, Close Quarter Battle, Crowd Control/Riot Suppression, and Crisis management.
Graduating institutions:

  1. Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) FITP/SAPP-409
  2. Law Enforcement Officers Training School / Federal Bureau of Investigations (LEOTS/FBI).
  3. U.S. Government Joint Training Center (USGJTC).
  4. National Rifle Association (NRA).
  5. International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF-IJC-HQ/C-IED)
  6. International Criminal Investigative Training Assessment Program (ICITAP) Master Instructor.
Instructors: Paolo Grandis
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm [4 Hours]
Afternoon: 1:30 am – 5:30 pm [4 Hours]
Location: LVMPD Range 3

Traditional firearms instruction methods only get us so far. Our course reinforces those fundamentals while introducing alternative approaches to drills and skills. Instructors must operate outside of their comfort zones to find innovative approaches to their own shooting styles while constantly considering the mind-body connections and patterns inherent to shooting. The ultimate goal is to efficiently and effectively pass those robust, foundational skills on to their own students and we strive to show our instructor-students how to maximize these training advantages during time spent with students once they return to their home agencies. Every exercise in our course is law enforcement-related and based in real life, necessary skills. Students in this course will have the unique opportunity to evaluate teaching techniques of European law enforcement instructors. Students should expect to be pushed out of their comfort zones to create new was of conceptualizing their teaching techniques.

The professional student will proactively apply alternative points of view to drills they will be taught to better educate their own students.

Instructor Bio:
Former Carabinieri (military police). Weapons instructor (10+ yrs) in civilian, military, and security personnel training including NATO Corps, Carabinieri, and state and local police among other in Italy. Italian Army instructor trainer for safe action pistols and AR15 (the only non-governmental company). International references include several Serbian antiterrorism units and other European agencies, 131st Pararescue Squadron, U.S. Marshals, and several large U.S. PD’s as well as IALEFI®.

Instructor: Ted Simpson
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm [4 Hours]
Afternoon: 1:30 am – 5:30 pm [4 Hours]
Location: LVMPD Range 5

This class presents the sniper instructor with a variety of courses of fire to increase the skill level of their sniper students at the in-service level.  Students will experience courses using 3-D, steel, and paper targets to use in further development of their programs.

Instructors: Bill Campbell & Diane Campbell
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: LVMPD Range 6 Classroom 2

Micro Red Dot Sights (MRDS) are the latest evolution in police firearms training and operational use. This class is designed for the Police Firearms instructor who is new to MRDS or who has been tasked with creating a quality transition course for the local police agency. The course will consist of a classroom block which will discuss the technology as a whole, key areas of research and discuss essential areas of training that should be considered in teaching MRDS using a model Lesson Plan. The class will then transition to the range, where students will be able to be familiarized with MRDS equipped handguns and participate in a few basic familiarization drills. The Instructor will have a limited number of MRDS equipped firearms and holsters for students to use in a few practical drills. Students who have their own MRDS equipped firearms may use their own equipment as well.

This course will familiarize firearms instructors with the key issues in researching and developing a Handgun Red Dot Transition course for in-service officers. The course will have a guided classroom discussion followed by a practical familiarization with RDS equipped handguns on the range.

Instructor Bio:
Bill Campbell is the Advanced Training Sergeant for the Gilbert AZ. Police Dept. and a Staff Instructor for the NRA LE Training Division. Bill is a police veteran of over 30 years and a former director of IALEFI®. Bill has taught instructor level courses in all disciplines of police firearms training for the NRA for the past 21 years and has presented for IALEFI® at multiple ATC’s.

Instructors: Michael Hairston & Lukas Peter
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Location: LVMPD Range 7

Course Objectives:

  • Instructors will cover the range safety information and explain the use of the shooter – coach concept to be used during the moving drills. During moving drills shooters will pair up and while one person is shooting the other person will be their safety officer ensuring they are staying in line with other shooters.

  • Individual officers will be allowed to ask questions of the instructors for clarification.

  • Advance and Withdraw (all drills start with a walk through before live fire)
 Student will start from the ready gun position and on command advance toward the target firing on command of the instructor. The instructor will also give the withdraw and fire commands.

  • Right and Left Movement (all drills start with a walk through before live fire)
Student will start from the ready gun position and on command of the instructor move right or left firing on command.

  • Next all four directions will be incorporated.

  • The student will then practice transition from the rifle to the pistol. When the student can make the transition a transition portion will be added to the moving and shooting drill.

  • Pivot and shooting (all drills start with a walk through before live fire)
 The student will start with the rifle in the low ready and safety on. Make a quarter turn, move the safety to fire, acquire the target and fire two shots. This will be done making a right and a left quarter turn. The student will next start in the low ready with safety on and have their back to the target. The student will make a half turn, move the safety to fire, acquire the target and fire two shots.

  • Barricade Shooting (all drills start with a walk through before live fire)
The student will start in the ready gun position from behind the barricade and be instructed on shooting standing, kneeling, and prone from behind cover.

  • Run and Gun Drill (all drills start with a walk through before live fire)
The student will move from barricade to barricade, at the instruction of the instructor, firing two rounds at each target. The rifle safety MUST be places on safe when moving barricades. Each barricade will have a different shooting position.

  • The student will be able to move in all directions while maintaining target acquisition and operating the patrol rifle.

  • The student will know the different barricade positions and how to use the barricade as cover.

  • The student will be able to transition from the rifle to the pistol

Instructor Bio:
Mike Hairston is a veteran of over 33 years of law enforcement. He has been a firearms instructor for the last 20 years. Mike is an instructor in the pistol, shotgun, patrol rifle and automatic weapons. He also is a tactical low light instructor. Mike is a long-time member of IALEFI® and has been a guest instructor at several Annual Training Conferences.

Indoor Courses

Instructor: TBA
Time: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm [8 Hours]
Location: Birmingham Room

Springfield Armory Armorer courses are designed for law enforcement/military personnel who are responsible for firearm preventative maintenance, checks and service (PMCS). Each course is structured to provide each student with a practical understanding of the advanced features that make Springfield Armory M1911A1 handguns unique. Students will gain armorer level, hands-on experience with the Springfield Armory M1911A1 firearms.

Springfield Armory and Team One Network have partnered to offer in-depth factory-certified armorer for law enforcement agencies.

Instructor Bio:
Gary J. Monreal has over twenty-three years of law enforcement experience in corrections, patrol, SWAT, and training. Gary is an instructor-trainer and currently teaches various firearms, defensive tactics and SWAT courses. Gary is an adjunct instructor in the technical college system for the State of Wisconsin and has given various presentations at firearms and SWAT conferences throughout the United States, Germany and China.

Instructor: Robert Cole
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm [4 Hours]
Afternoon: 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm [4 Hours]
Location: Ann Arbor Room

The purpose of this block of instruction is to update the Instructors with new technology that can be used in low light training to include use of flashlights, vehicle lighting, gun mounted lights and the change in tactics and issues relating to how we operate in low light conditions. The instructor will present multiple 10-15 min blocks of instruction that could be conducted in a roll call session.

Instructor Bio:
Robert is a United States Marine Corps Veteran with 10-years of service.  He was an infantry Sergeant and deployed to multiple countries including; Afghanistan, Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Guam, South Korea, and Australia. His personal awards include the Purple Heart, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with combat distinguishing device, and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal 2nd award.  He served as the Assistant Operations Chief for the Regimental Operations office aboard The Basic School at MCB Quantico Virginia training new Marine Corps officers.  Robert oversaw logistical support for training.  Robert is an Instructor and the Training Coordinator for Team One Network.

Instructor: John Weinstein
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm [4 Hours]
Afternoon: 1:30 am – 5:30 pm [4 Hours]
Location: Detroit Ballroom A

This course provides a systematic five-step methodology that can be used to assess the health of a firearms programs as well as identify and prioritize actions that will have the most beneficial corrective effects. As part of this class, the attendees will actually assess the health of their own firearms programs and develop recommendations for improvement. These recommendations will be supported by empirical documentation that will improve their likelihood of adoption.

Course Objectives:

  1.  Identify and prioritize their department’s firearms objectives.

  2. Understand how these objectives interact with each other.

  3. Identify all the personnel, procedures, facilities, equipment and communications assets and resources (i.e., inputs) needed to achieve the above objectives.

  4. Identify how the inputs affect specific department goals.

  5. How to assess the ability of the department to achieve its goals.

  6. How to determine which inputs are most deserving of support with scarce resources.

  7. How to prioritize corrective actions.

Instructor Bio:
Lt. John Weinstein has been a firearms instructor for 13 years. He heads his agency’s firearms program and teaches firearms and active shooter response tactics at two police academies. Weinstein holds a doctorate in International Politics and served for more than 25 years in the Pentagon doing nuclear weapons planning. Lt. Weinstein directs his department’s strategic planning. He is widely published on this topic and speaks at numerous national conferences on the subject.

Instructors: Russ Laws & Dan Emerton
Morning: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm [4 Hours]
Afternoon: 1:30 am – 5:30 pm [4 Hours]
Location: LVMPD Classroom 1

This will be an informative discussion about the use and benefits of a variable power scope on a patrol ar15. Not for SWAT applications, but for the patrol officer.

Thursday Evening

2022 ATC Awards Banquet

Detroit Ballroom

Break bread with us as we celebrate another great ATC! We’ll also be awarding prizes to the top shooters from Monday’s Memorial Match. Please indicate in your registration if you will be attending, and also if you are bringing a guest.