Conference Dates: October 15-19, 2017
Conference Location: Shelby County Expo Center

The Conference is open to all current ATOA members.

Conference registration is closed. We look forward to a great conference!

Course Offerings

Two Day Courses (16 hours):

DARC - HRW High Risk Warrant

Class is FULL.

Description:
This 16-hour course presents High Risk Warrant and Barricaded Subject tactics to include K9 integration

Gear:
Entry vest, Duty belt, Helmet, Gas Mask, Rifle w/optic, weapon light, laser if available, Pistol w/ weapon light, Simunition conversion kits rifle & pistol, Night vision. Night vision and weapon mounted vis/IR laser preferred but not necessary. NVG set-ups are not required, but if you have it bring it.

Lighthorse/Talon - Gunwork After Dark (1300-2100)

Description:
This is a 16-hour low light session utilizing handgun/carbine and force on force exercises.

Note: this course will begin at 1300 and end at 2100.

Gear:
Gas mask, groin/throat protection, and handheld flashlight. 300 rounds per weapon.

If you have access to simunition equipment and ammo, please feel free to bring it.

Randall's Adventure & Training - LE Tactical Rope Access

Description:
This two day course will focus on vertical access skills that can be utilized by Law Enforcement Officers/SWAT teams. The goal is to enable LEO’s from minimal to basic level experience, the ability to select duty grade vertical rope access hardware, set-up, and oversee basic vertical rope access operations in a dynamic law enforcement atmosphere, urban or rural, and certify attendees to the DHS/FEMA Tactical Unit/SWAT level 3 vertical rope access standard. This class is taught by law enforcement/SWAT instructors with over 20 years of experience in tactical/rescue vertical rope access skills.

Gear:
Aluminum or steel Rescue 8 descender, Level 2 rappelling/climbing harness or 15’ of 1” tubular webbing. Quality leather gloves, two screw gate locking carabiners (22 kN or higher rating), BDU type uniform with sleeves. Duty handgun, duty boots, and equipment with holster. Kevlar or sport type helmet. Rain gear, head lamp, eye and ear protection. 20 rounds of pistol and 20 rounds of rifle.

Optional: gas mask with carrier, night vision devices, hydration carrier, long gun, and department issued gear such as body armor, plates, kit, and joint protection.

Randall's Adventure & Training - LE Sniper

Class is FULL.

Description:
This course will focus on essential skills that a law enforcement sniper should have.  We will be covering advanced shooting positions and stress fire.  We will also teach urban hide techniques and specialized gear that is essential for this.  We will put emphasis on accurate shot placement under duress and rifle manipulation.    We strive to teach practical and viable skills.  This is a law enforcement sniper course, NOT a military course and all techniques shown will directly apply to you in the field.

Gear:
Sniper grade rifle and optics (.308 or .223 only), 250 rounds of precision ammunition, sidearm with holster and 50 rounds of ammunition, log book/field note taking supplies, hearing and eye protection, call-out uniform for sniper position (BDU’s, boots, boonie hat, gloves, ghillie suit, etc.), hydration source (camelback, canteens, etc.), backpack (loaded for an extended deployment), gasmask and carrier, sunscreen and insect repellant, rain gear, and cleaning gear.

Reston Group - High Risk Search Warrant

Class is FULL.

Description:
For too many years Hostage Rescue Tactics have been used to serve High Risk Search Warrants.  While generally successful, it has exposed SWAT Officers to additional, unnecessary, risk.  This 16-hour course will expose SWAT Officers to a proven, more measured approach that balances the mission to secure the location with the nationally recognized Priority of Life standards, and the principles of CQB.

Topics will include planning, individual tactics, team movement,target discrimination.

This course will be two days of necessary skills, practical exercises, and Force on Force scenarios.

Gear:
Simunition Rifle, Eye Protection, Gear that would be worn on a SWAT warrant
Sim Ammo: 150 Rounds

Sayoc Tactical - Integrated Combatives for LE Survival Situations

Description:
Officers will be trained in the Sayoc Tactical Group methodologies and curriculum. This program will focus on Officer safety and survivability when confronted with armed assailants in a close quarter combatives situation. The Officer will be trained in the seamless integration of empty hand, edged and impact weapons and firearms and the application of those skill sets depending on demands of the confrontation.

Gear:
Daily Duty Belt, street or duty apparel, training pistol, Boxing Wrist Wrap

CTS - SWAT Grenadier

Class is FULL.

Description:
This is an Operator Course designed for hands on training. Course is a blend of classroom as well as range exercises. Students will experience the use of various munitions and launching platforms for tactical operations.

Gear:
Tactical uniform & gear, eye & ear protection, gloves, Gas Launchers if available, 12ga shotgun (optional)

The Shooting Institute - Basic Combat Weapons Course

Description:
2 Day pistol/carbine class based on Close Quarters Combat. Operator standards as performed by Naval Special Warfare members. The lead instructor is a former NSW operator and deputy sheriff.

Gear:
Standard patrol or swat loadout, Carbine, sling, 3 mags, 450 rounds, Pistol, holster, 3 mags, 450 rounds, Eye Pro, Ear Pro

Tuesday Courses (8 hours):

Conventional & Homemade Explosive Threats for the Police Officer - Tues (Add'l Slots!)

Class is FULL. New slots available!

Description:
In this course we will cover Conventional Explosive Materials, Homemade Explosive Materials, Identification through Mitigation Blast Pressure concerns, Booby trap and booby trap case studies, Active Shooter and IED concerns/mitigation

Gear:
Pen and paper for taking notes

DARC - Leadership Block - Tues

Description:
This 8-hour block covers development of the tactical team leader in the areas of mission set development, training, budgeting and justification.

Gear:
Paper and pen for notes.

HMG Fitness - Iron for the Shield: Tactical Fitness - Tues

Description:
IRON FOR THE SHIELD 3.0

This is the 3rd year we’ve been a part of ATOA. This 8- hour course has been completely updated from past years. This course is developed specifically for the SWAT Officers and the particular demands faced by the career officer. This year’s course will take place 100% in the weight room and outside in the grass. NO POWERPOINT OR CLASSROOM. Topics are covered via hands on instruction, demonstration and student participation

10 minute warm-ups for an effective training session
Bulletproofing the Shoulders and Low Back for the veteran SWAT or Patrol Officer
Kettlebell complexes for strength
Using Gymnastic Rings or commercial suspension trainers for the posterior chain
Kettlebell complexes for conditioning
Elite Conditioning strategies using sprint intervals and drive/push sleds

Students should arrive ready to move in appropriate PT gear of their choice that allows for full freedom of motion. Bring your own snacks and hydration to refuel for a physically demanding day. Students of all levels are encouraged as multiple instructors and small number cap allow for progressions at each student’s current ability level. Kettlebells will be provided for use, but students are encouraged to bring their own.

Gear:
Appropriate weather indoor/outdoor physical training attire, hydration and snacks

Shelby County TRU - Introduction to Armored Rescue Vehicles - Tues

Description:
This 8-hour class is designed to prepare Officers to safely conduct operations utilizing armored vehicles. Vehicle safety, victim rescues, team deployment, live fire, force of force exercises are included in this class. The class will be conducted by Shelby County Sheriff’s Office TRU Deputies.

Agencies with armored vehicles are welcome to bring their own vehicles. Teams that don’t have ARV’s are encouraged to attend this class. Mutual aid operations may present an requirement to be familiarized in ARV uses.

Gear:
Full call-out gear including ballistic vest, helmet, ballcap, gloves, eye and ear protection, rifle, pistol, 2 rifle mags, 2 pistol mags, and at least 250 rounds for rifle and 100 rounds pistol.

Lugus Tactical - Downed Officer Rescue/Recovery - Tues

Description:
DORR+ Is a dual training course requiring performance in both firearms and medical.  Designed for SWAT or Patrol. It is not a medic only course. Training will include Critical Lifesaving Intervention, live fire carbine, handgun and vehicle based training. The morning of the course will include instructional scenarios and shooting drills. In the Afternoon all training and courses of fire will be combined to scenarios and labs that will be conducted at several stations.

Gear:
Rifle 450, Handgun 200, Med supplies provided (bring your pouches/bags)

TEES - Leadership, Breaching & Tactics - Tues

Description:
The aim of this one day module is to introduce officers to the key principles pertaining to leadership of a Crisis Response Team as well as breaching and tactics skills considered on par with International Best Practices in combatting current criminal and terrorist activities.

Gear:
Pen and paper for taking notes.

Xtreme Concepts - K9 Aerial Interdiction - Tues

Description:
K9 aerial interdiction can put a lot of stress on the K9 and the handler.  This live flight operations course will cover helicopter safety, address specialized equipment, and how to overcome distracters.

The Tuesday class will incorporate working out of a helicopter (based on aircraft availability).

Gear:
Standard working dog/handler gear

**K9 Handlers: When making your reservation, please advise the 4-H Center that you will be bringing your K9. The 4-H Center has asked that all dogs be crated while in your room.

Shelby County TRU - Tactical and Negotiation Response to Special Populations - Tues

Description:
Taught by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office Negotiations Unit, this class is targeted at the first responder, negotiator or commander that may be faced with dealing with the mentally ill in crisis.

This 8-hour class will consist of multiple presenters with in-depth, personal knowledge of individuals with mental illness and intellectual disabilities. The class specifically focused on negotiation/tactical strategies for dealing with individuals in active crisis.

Gear:
Pen and paper for taking notes.

Havoc - Critical Handgun Manipulations - Tues

Description:
This is an 8 hour class on handgun training. This class will involve the use of two handed timed drils, close quarter drills,transitions, one handed shooting, and injured shooter drills. This is a physical class that will include a lot of getting up and down and othe movement. This class is for the shooter who is looking to take their skills with handgun and push them beyond their comfort level.

Gear:
Service grade caliber handgun-9mm, 40sw, 45acp only, Duty holster and magazine pouches-duty gear fine-NO NYLON OR CROSS DRAW HOLSTERS ALLOWED, Minimum of 800 rds of ammunition (MINIMUM) more is always better, Eye and ear protection, Ball cap, Range appropriate clothing-take into account current weather conditions, elbow and knee pads are recommended but not required, Hydration gear and snacks

Jedburgh Target Systems - Positive Threat Discrimination - Tues

Description:
This advanced firearms training course exposes students to randomized threats and non-threats to provide realistic live fire training. Positive threat identification and discriminatory fire are reinforced during each engagement to enhance officer survivability and minimize agency liability. Range scenarios are layered throughout the course with increasing complexity.

Gear:
Pistol with 3 magazines, Duty Holster, Magazine Pouch for 2 magazines, 500 rounds of ammunition, Ear/Eye protection, Appropriate clothing for training, Inclement weather gear, Water

Wednesday Courses (8 hours):

Conventional & Homemade Explosive Threats for the Police Officer - Wed

Additional day added!

Description:
In this course we will cover Conventional Explosive Materials, Homemade Explosive Materials, Identification through Mitigation Blast Pressure concerns, Booby trap and booby trap case studies, Active Shooter and IED concerns/mitigation

Gear:
Pen and paper for taking notes

TEES - Dignitary Protection Course - Wed (FULL)

Class is FULL.

Description:
The aim of this one day module is to introduce officers to the key principals of conducting a Dignitary / Witness / Prisoner Protection detail in a permissive environment. The module will involve some theory presentations with the majority of the day being devoted to practical exercises.

Gear:
Handgun, Hip holster that is concealable, Zip up jacket to cover hip holster

DARC - Leadership Block - Wed (FULL)

Class is FULL.

Description:
This 8-hour block covers development of the tactical team leader in the areas of mission set development, training, budgeting and justification.

Gear:
Paper and pen for notes.

Lugus Tactical - Downed Officer Rescue/Recovery - Wed

Class is Full.

Description:
DORR+ Is a dual training course requiring performance in both firearms and medical.  Designed for SWAT or Patrol. It is not a medic only course. Training will include Critical Lifesaving Intervention, live fire carbine, handgun and vehicle based training. The morning of the course will include instructional scenarios and shooting drills. In the Afternoon all training and courses of fire will be combined to scenarios and labs that will be conducted at several stations.

Gear:
Rifle 450, Handgun 200, Med supplies provided (bring your pouches/bags)

Xtreme Concepts - K9 Training - Wed

Description:
This course is for LE K9’s & their humans that are certified in Patrol Dog work.
Subjects covered:

  • Odor Imprinting
  • Open Area Search
  • Paw/Hands-on Exercises
  • K9 Aggression and Suspect Apprehension
  • Patrol Dog Exercises (Search & Apprehension)

Gear:
Standard working dog/handler gear

**K9 Handlers: When making your reservation, please advise the 4-H Center that you will be bringing your K9. The 4-H Center has asked that all dogs be crated while in your room.

Shelby County TRU - Introduction to Armored Rescue Vehicles - Wed

Description:
This 8-hour class is designed to prepare Officers to safely conduct operations utilizing armored vehicles. Vehicle safety, victim rescues, team deployment, live fire, force of force exercises are included in this class. The class will be conducted by Shelby County Sheriff’s Office TRU Deputies.

Agencies with armored vehicles are welcome to bring their own vehicles. Teams that don’t have ARV’s are encouraged to attend this class. Mutual aid operations may present an requirement to be familiarized in ARV uses.

Gear:
Full call-out gear including ballistic vest, helmet, ballcap, gloves, eye and ear protection, rifle, pistol, 2 rifle mags, 2 pistol mags, and at least 250 rounds for rifle and 100 rounds pistol.

Havoc - Critical Handgun Manipulations - Wed

Class is FULL.

Description:
This is an 8 hour class on handgun training. This class will involve the use of two handed timed drils, close quarter drills,transitions, one handed shooting, and injured shooter drills. This is a physical class that will include a lot of getting up and down and othe movement. This class is for the shooter who is looking to take their skills with handgun and push them beyond their comfort level.

Gear:
Service grade caliber handgun-9mm, 40sw, 45acp only, Duty holster and magazine pouches-duty gear fine-NO NYLON OR CROSS DRAW HOLSTERS ALLOWED, Minimum of 800 rds of ammunition (MINIMUM) more is always better, Eye and ear protection, Ball cap, Range appropriate clothing-take into account current weather conditions, elbow and knee pads are recommended but not required, Hydration gear and snacks

Jedburgh Target Systems - Positive Threat Discrimination - Wed

Class is FULL.

Description:
This advanced firearms training course exposes students to randomized threats and non-threats to provide realistic live fire training. Positive threat identification and discriminatory fire are reinforced during each engagement to enhance officer survivability and minimize agency liability. Range scenarios are layered throughout the course with increasing complexity.

Gear:
Pistol with 3 magazines, Duty Holster, Magazine Pouch for 2 magazines, 500 rounds of ammunition, Ear/Eye protection, Appropriate clothing for training, Inclement weather gear, Water