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Tuesday May 7

Range Courses

Matthew Temkin – NYS Courts (RET) and Ulf Petersson – Skane PD, Sweden
4 Hours PBSO Range Bay 1

** This class has been filled **

Develop the ability to obtain combat effective hits with both target-focused and rapid-aimed fire. Students will be able to do so at distances from 0-20 feet and from any angle, both stationary and while moving. Point shooting is a simple, useful skill which is used as a supplement to aimed shooting methods. This class is based on both the WW2 special warfare unit approach as well as more modern threat focused techniques which are designed to blend in well with standard police firearms training methods. Student Requirements: Handgun w/magazines or speedloaders, 300 rounds handgun ammunition
John Meyer & Steve Johnson – Team One Network 4 Hours PBSO Range Range Bay 2

** This class has been filled **

This course will provide a series of dynamic training exercises that will help you improve your live fire-training program. We will be incorporating a variety of target options that provide a pathway to improve the skills of your students. In law enforcement communities around the world, we know that realistic training is the key to giving students the experience necessary to prevail in stressful situations. The course will offer some of our ideas on the use of a variety of targets in creating a building block approach to realistic training during live fire exercises.
  • Effectively use various targets; such as paper, three dimensional, steel, reactive, and moving.
  • Effectively integrate range props such as barricades while using reactive targets.
  • Create dynamic range scenarios utilizing various targets.
Student Requirements: Handgun w/magazines or speedloaders, duty belt, 250 rounds handgun ammunition, wrap around eye protection and ear protection.
Thomas Alibrando – IWI
4 Hours PBSO Range Bay 3

Students will be familiar with the overall manual of arms, marksmanship techniques and advantages of the Bullpup rifle system as it relates to law enforcement operations.

The X95 is seeing increased acceptance and use with law enforcement agencies in the US. The student will be provided an X95 Bullpup rifle system with optic and magazines for the purpose of understanding this operating system for either use in the department or in training other agencies currently using the rifle. It will identify the operating system, control lay out, basic ballistics, fundamentals and manual of arms for using the system. A brief discussion of accessories and enhancements will also be addressed. Students will shoot about 350 rounds in the 4 hour session and be extremely familiar with the platforms capabilities.

Rifles will be provided for the course and will be set up for right hand shooting, if you need alternate set up please contact us.

Student Requirements: Handgun w/magazines or speedloaders, duty belt, 250 rounds of standard rifle 5.56 ball ammunition (no green tip), 100 rounds of handgun ammunition, magazine carriers capable of holding 2 additional rifle magazines, eye and ear protection, knee pads, elbow pads, duty holster and mag carrier.

Michael Johnson – Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office 4 Hours PBSO Range Bay 4 (Rogers)

** This class has been filled **

The course will look at current trends in ammunition development for the shotgun weapon system. It will provide ideas for improving shooter operation of the weapon system. It will look at the role the police shotgun plays in the close quarter confrontation. The course will be taught on the Rogers Shooting System. At the end of the course the student will receive a diagram for setting up the course of fire using steel reactionary targets. Student Requirements: Handgun w/magazines or speedloaders, shotgun, duty belt, police shotgun-(loaner gun available), tactical sling, brimmed hat, hearing protection, wrap around eye protection, 150 rounds #8 birdshot or OO buck, handgun 100 rounds.
Brandon Wright – Smith & Wesson
4 Hours PBSO Range Bay 5

** This class has been filled **

This pistol course will cover advanced shooting skills that a police officer needs to survive an lethal force encounter. We will cover acceptable sight pictures, trigger management, hand speed, reloads, and threat assessment.

This class will provide the officer with the ability to process what is happening on the gun when speed is needed. Reading and recognizing sight pictures during a lethal encounter as well managing the trigger to keep accuracy at the highest level is the name of the game. Understanding how fast you can push yourself before you hit your breaking point will be a focus point in the class.

Student Requirements: Handgun w/magazines or speedloaders, duty belt, 400 rounds of handgun ammunition.

Peter Segreti – NYPD (RET)
8 Hours Range Classroom A, Range Bay 6

This course will run the police marksman through a series of critical skills and drills that will task the sniper to provide critical shots during a variety of circumstances.

The course will consist of classroom instruction on malfunctions, communications, anatomy and hard target interdiction. The students will transition to range training and there will be a series of live fire drills covering the topics discussed in the class room. Students will deploy at various distances utilizing hold over and dialed scope adjustments. Students carry out malfunction drills and special ammunition switch outs under a time constraint. The snipers will engage anatomical targets and properly place rounds for maximum effect. Students will perform simultaneous exercises for hostage rescue. Communication exercises will be performed during the training event. This course is intended for the operational police sniper or instructor.

  • Cold bore exercise – cold bore tracking data book use
  • Know hold overs for ranges out to 300 yards
  • Understand proper shot placement on cranial vault/ body
  • Clear malfunctions in a precision rifle
  • Hard target interdiction
  • Switch from open air ammunition to special purpose ammo
  • Communicate with command or spotter
  • Simultaneous fire

Student Requirements: Flashdrive, precision rifle w/scope, 200 rounds of precision rifle ammunition,
sniper related gear used during range training or deployments (range finders, data books, optics duty gear etc.)

A limited number of Ruger Precision Rifles (.308 Caliber) will be provided by Ruger Inc., contact us to reserve a rifle.

Indoor Courses

Jacob Porter – Triton Training Group
16 Hours-Embassy Suites – Boardroom

** This class has been filled **

This is a two day course (16 hours). Do not select any classes for Wednesday instead go to Thursday. Following the class students will be able to describe the operating principles of the weapon system in detail. Additionally, students will be able to diagnose malfunctioning AR platform weapons and perform necessary repairs to get the weapon back in service. A certain emphasis of the class is inspection while performing cleaning and maintenance and conducting annual inspections as prescribed by individual agency policy. Knowing what parts interface with other parts is vital to preventing failures from occurring at all. Classroom exercises and handouts will assist armorer learning. Student Requirements: None.
Rob Wood and Kurt Hindle – Ruger
8 Hours – Bronze Room

The Ruger Precision Rifle Familiarization Armorer Course will allow the student to inspect, clean, troubleshoot and conduct basic repairs to the Ruger Precision Rifle platform. Upon completion of the course the armorer will be certified for three years and be able to provide basic maintenance to the rifles in their departments inventory.
Must be a US Citizen to attend.

Student Requirements: None.

Jonathon Bissett – Glock Inc
8 Hours – Embassy Room

** This class has been filled **

Student Requirements: None.

Gary Monreal – Team One Network
8 Hours Embassy Suites – Forum I

Upon successful completion of the course, students will attain a three (3) year armorer certificate issued by Springfield Armory and Team One Network.

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

Student Requirements: None.

Fletch Fuller – Collier County Sheriff’s Office 4 Hours PBSO Training Division, 4215 Cherry Rd, WPB, Classroom A

** afternoon class is full **

The tactical duty knife is the most untrained, misunderstood tool carried by law enforcement today. This course is designed to give the front line officer and the tactics instructor the fundamentals of selecting, carrying and maintaining a tactical duty knife as both a utility tool and a defensive edged weapon. Emphasis will be placed on the unavoidable close quarter clinch and weapon retention. This class is not about martial arts or “knife fighting.” This program incorporates intuitive gross motor skills that can be quickly absorbed and integrated into an existing system and policy. Training will be conducted with training versions of both Benchmade and Spyderco folding knives.
  • Students identify criteria for selection, methods of carry and care of the tactical folding knife for law enforcement.
  • Students will articulate the justification for the use of deadly force as it relates to the use of the edged weapon.
  • Students will demonstrate sound and appropriate tactics related to close quarter combatives and weapon retention, using the folding knife as a back-up weapon.
No live weapons and no live blades in the training area! Student Requirements: Duty belt, blue/red non-fireable handgun (if you have one)
Andrew Casavant – Walton County Sheriffs Office
4 hours PBSO Training Division, 4215 Cherry Rd, WPB, Classroom B

Sun Tzu over 2500 years ago in his “Art of War”, held that all warfare is base on deception.

Misleading your opponent was not just part of the contest, but WAS the contest. Good tactics are all about denying your opponent that which you need to succeed. This program will introduce SWAT/Tactical Operators and Negotiators to the “Indirect Attack” (SWAT) and the “Direct attack”, (Negotiators) and the integration of the Nine Principles of Conflict Management which can be used for planning, conducting, and evaluating all operations.

Tactical Negotiations will be discussed as it applies to these types of operations.

  • Students will be able to identify the “Principles of Conflict management
  • Students will be able define Sun Tzu’s principles as they apply to all tactical operations
  • Students will compare current tactical operations principles against those defined in the Art of War
  • Students will be able to define Tactical Negotiations as a tactic for successful operations
  • Tactical/Survival Trainers will be able to utilize the principles taught, back at their respective agencies

Student Requirements: None.

Frank Eldridge and Steve Taranto – Second Amendment Training Center
4 Hours PBSO Training Division, 4215 Cherry Rd, WPB, Classroom C

** MORNING CLASS IS FULL **

The Firearms Instructor will gain knowledge of what gunshot wounds are and the treatment of them at the first responder level.

This is a course for the firearms instructor or rangemaster who may have to treat someone on the range after an unfortunate accident where a student or instructor has been wounded on the range. Officers will work with hemostatic dressings and tourniquets. The participant will be versed in what do in the event of a sucking chest wound. Entrance wounds and exit wounds need to be treated as separate wounds and not all gunshot wounds are the same.

Student Requirements: Pen and paper for notes.

Evening Classes

Doug Daniels – Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy
1900 – 2300HRS | Embassy Suites – Embassy Room

Course will show instructors how small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Drone and assist them in their courses. Showing the course at a different angle they may have never viewed before. Examples of how the sUAS/Drone has been used by OPOTA and other agencies around the State of Ohio through videos and photographs in the PowerPoint’s Equipment will be discussed and shown to the participants attending the presentation. Requirements of the Remote Pilot and the Instructor will also be discussed. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations will also be discussed and the waiver/authorization process will also be addressed. Also visual observers will be discussed and their importance in the operation. If permission is given by the host of the ATC, a live demonstration will be shown on one of the ranges, showing how to set up for fight, safety precautions, camera angles, how the training or course is documented. Depending on availability, possibly a large monitor might be available so participants can see first person view from the camera/tablet-monitor.

Course goals:

  • Show instructors how a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS)/Drone can be used as a training tool.
  • Demonstrate how instructors can view their courses and participants from a different, never seen angle before.
  • Participants will be able to see what equipment is available, how it works, what their pilot needs to know and what is required for the pilot to operate.
  • Videos and photos in the PowerPoint’s will show the instructors examples of training and how the sUAS/Drone can assist.
  • The capabilities of an sUAS/Drone will be shown with a live demonstration with an sUAS/Drone.

Student Requirements: None.

Kenneth Farren – The Evans Group
1900 – 2300HRS | PBSO Range Bay 1

** This class has been filled **

80% of all LE shooting occur in low light conditions. This low-light tactics training demo educates and trains LE firearms instructors in the methods of instruction & tactics in the use of a flashlight/weapon lights in all low light situations ranging from normal activities to lethal force engagements, and to increase the instructors’ ability to train his department officers’ chances of surviving and prevailing in lethal force encounters occurring in diminished lighting conditions.

Students will be introduced to the use of hand held lights and weapon lights for duty pistol and duty rifle in both low light and no light environments and engage targets at varying distance and configurations. Students will determine threat and no threat targets in all light conditions and use learned low light tactics with both hand held and weapon mounted lights. Students will transition from weapon light to hand held light in self induced weapon failures and be required to shoot, move, don’t shoot and communicate while determining justification for their action.

Student Requirements: Physical training attire, handgun w/magazines or speedloaders, patrol rifle w/magazines, 300 lumen duty flashlight w/extra batteries, duty belt, 150 rounds rifle ammunition, 100 pistol rounds caliber of choice.
Students will need a patrol rifle with weapon mounted light and sling. Pistol/revolver with holster is required. Weapon mounted light on sidearm is suggested but not required. A hand held flashlight of a least 300 lumens is suggested. Flashlight must be carried on duty belt or tactical rig. Knee pads and elbow pads recommended. (2) 20 rd. mags minimum or 30 rd. will do but may create issues with slings and prone. Vest with plate suggested but not required. Trauma kit suggested but not required.

Emanuel Kapelsohn – IALEFI 1st Vice President
1900 – 2100HRS | Embassy Suites – Bronze Room

This course will analyze and discuss several of the recent officer-involved shooting cases in which the instructor has served as an expert witness.  Some of these have been nationally high-profile cases.  Student discussion and questions will be welcome. Attendance will help the firearms instructor or program administrator develop a more sophisticated understanding of issues, areas of concern, and potential pitfalls in firearms and use-of-force programs, tactics taught, and departmental policies.

Student Requirements: None.

Michael Johnson, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
1900 – 2300HRS | PBSO Range Bay 2 Rogers

This course will provide students with the principles of using the flashlight as a force multiplier, increase the probability of surviving a low light deadly force confrontation, increase the ability to operate in a low light environment, and increase their ability to identify different lighting situations.

Attendees will utilize supplemental lighting systems (flash lights) to engage steel  targets in reaction time on the Roger’s target system. During the course flash light techniques will be reviewed.