2010 Session Descriptions
California P.O.S.T. (California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training) officially certified the conference program.
Counter-Blade Concepts (CBC): The Critical Skills of Defending Against Edged-Weapon Attacks
CBC is a system of empty-hand tactics that provides practical, effective, easily learned defenses against edged-weapon attacks. In this seminar, you will understand the dynamics of real knife attacks, angles of attack and their associated body mechanics, effective defensive actions against the most common edged-weapon attacks, natural body weapons and how to apply them, high-speed control tactics, empty-hand-to-weapon transitions and extreme-close quarters shooting.
Presenter: Michael Janich, Spyderco, Inc.
Are We Teaching Our Cops to Run?
In this day and age of political correctness, litigation, and liability protection are we teaching our cops to run instead of win? Gun fights are not competitions with rules, they are life and death encounters that must be won. Whether an officer or supervisor on the street, administrator in the office, or trainer on the range we must provide our officers the tools to win lethal encounters. Lt. Bahde (ret) will provide the mindset, equipment list, and training methodology to win when doing so is the only option.
Presenter: Lt. Dave Bahde, South Salt Lake City Police Department
Weight Loss for Law Enforcement: Effective Strategies for Rapid and Permanent Weight Loss
Weight loss is only as permanent as the lifestyle changes you make. We will talk about different diets, medications and supplements and exercise as adjuncts to permanent restructuring of your body.
Presenter: David Tang, MD
Performance Nutrition for the SWAT Operator
In this block of instruction you will learn a unique and goal oriented approach for using diet and supplements to boost performance. In training and during the operation, selecting the proper fuels can give you a much needed edge.
Presenter: Dan Olesnicky, MD
Krav Maga Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement*
This dynamic hands on training seminar is designed to instruct law enforcement officers in Krav Maga defensive tactics, techniques, and principals.
Presenter: Jon Pascal, Krav Maga Worldwide™
Active Threat Response
The incidents from Fort Hood to Mumbai illustrate the evolving nature of the active threat. Lessons learned from these and other recent incidents make clear that law enforcement capabilities and tactics must evolve as well in order to save lives. The appropriate response options for the three levels of active threats will be discussed.
Presenter: Don Alwes, NTOA
Prevention and Treatment of Training Related Injuries
SWAT is an inherently dangerous assignment and training is no less-hazardous than operations with he majority of injuries to operators occurring in the training environment. This lecture is designed to familiarize the listener with typical and some non-typical injuries as well as their general management strategies.
Presenter: Michael Eby, MD
Homeland Security Grant Funding of Training Activities
Learn how to find and utilize federal grant funding to attend U.S. Department of Homeland Security approved training courses.
Presenter: California Emergency Management Agency
Patrol Tactical Rifle
With the increased threats of terrorism and heavily armed criminals, law Enforcement is adding a new weapon to its arsenal, the Patrol Rifle. The Patrol Rifle provides officers with increased range, improved terminal ballistics, and additional precision. In some departments the Patrol Rifle is replacing the traditional shotgun while others maintain both for increased response flexibility. This class will address some of the fundamental selection criteria for patrol rifles, including weapon types, ammunition, sights, and support equipment. The NTOA Patrol Rifle fundamentals will be discussed along with recommendations and training ideas.
Presenters: David Narkevicius, International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals (IACSP) and Don Alwes, NTOA
Female Suicide Bombers
In this seminar you will learn about women and their position in Islamic societies. You will gain an understanding on Sahria law and women as well as uncover the origins of suicide bombings and understand the difference from the none-Muslim and Muslim suicide bombers.
Presenter: Detective Ebrahim Ashabi, Office of Counter Terrorism, Long Beach Police Department
Understanding Human Combat Physiology
Learn how the body and organ systems function while in combat and stressful tactical situations.
Presenter: James Munis, MD, PhD
Understanding Trauma and Shock Physiology
Learn how the body and organ systems function after penetrating trauma and blood loss.
Presenter: James Munis, MD, PhD
In this seminar students will learn alternatives for the selection from the diverse types of available equipment and carry options to allow their own balance of depth of concealment, speed of access, and level of protection. Situations varying from casual off duty carry to deep cover concealment may require different equipment and being aware of options and alternatives will better prepare officers to perform their mission.
Presenters: David Narkevicius, International Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals (IACSP) and Larry Nichols, California Rangemasters Association
Tactical Truths & Tips
Developed from the shared experience and opinions of law enforcement professionals, this course is intended for both patrol cops and SWAT operators. It will focus on concepts, incidents and tactics geared towards improving officer safety, situational awareness and your ability to effectively deal with the challenge of police work in a tactical environment.
Presenter: Lt. R.K. Miller (Ret.), Huntington Beach Police Department
State of California Tactical Medicine Guidelines
Learn and understand what the newly implemented tactical medicine guidelines mean to you as a Tactical Medic and your agency.
Presenters: Kenneth Whitman,Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training and Dan Smiley, State of California, Emergency Medical Services Authority
TCCC Hemorrhage Control Workshop
Stay for the TCCC Hemorrhage Control (workshop) Current Military standards which are the bases for many law enforcement SOPs. Currently recommended TCCC Products Hemostatic Agents, Tourniquets and Pressure Dressings with hands on simulated injuries that Police Officers may face (GSW, and Lacerations). Several Kits with Z-Medica QuikClot® Combat Gauze, various Tourniquets and dressing will be available for hands on practice. NEW versions of Law Enforcement Kits with products and procedures, that make it more user friendly for the street level office will be available for the hands on. (time permitting several recent LE uses will be discussed)
Presenters: Lawrence Heiskell, MD, FACEP, FAAFP and Robert Huebner, EMT
California Critical Incidents, Decisions Made & Lessons Learned by First Responders, Decision Makers and Trainers
Today, law enforcement personnel are facing complicated tactical situations that unfortunately present immediate and serious threats of great bodily injury and death to the community members we protect and serve. This session will highlight the challenges faced, strategies utilized and lessons learned from recent California critical incidents. The instructors, Lieutenant Ed Deuel, retired, and Captain Rich Wemmer, retired, have interviewed thousands of peace officers who survived critical incidents and reviewed the accidental deaths and murders of over 500 California Peace Officers. By attending this session, law enforcement personnel will be better prepared to evaluate their policing agency’s readiness, response capabilities, decision making skills and most importantly improve awareness, confidence, leadership and safety.
Presenters: Lt. Ed Deuel (Ret.), Huntington Beach Police Department and Captain Rich Wemmer (Ret.), Los Angeles Police Department
Killing SWAT Officers: Tactics to Minimize and Win
Throughout 2007, 2008, and 2009, multiple law enforcement officers have been killed during high risk warrant service events and hostage rescue situations. Dynamic entry tactics are almost always the tactical procedure being used during these tragic events. The reason for the deaths of these officers is often the reality that the dynamic entry procedure was done incorrectly or another tactic would have worked better. This training session will explore the multiple variations of dynamic entry and show how risk can be reduced."
Presenter: Ron McCarthy (Ret.), LAPD/R.M. McCarthy & Associates
Criminal Gangs in the Military
Although some in the military may deny it, gang members do infiltrate the ranks. They learn tactical combat skills and weapon expertise in the military and bring these newly acquired tactical skills back to our streets. Sometimes this experience changes their lives for the better. However, sometimes they revert to their gangster lifestyle. When these gang members in uniform are deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan they have access to drug sources and military weapons. Trafficking in drugs and guns earns them respect from the gangs and lots of money.
As Military Policemen or civilian Law Enforcement Officers we must prepare for the possible confrontation with gang members with military combat skills and experience. This presentation will cover some surprising history of gang members in all branches of the military and the subsequent criminal activity that resulted. The Jesse James gang, John Dillinger, and the Hells Angels motor cycle gang can all trace their origins back to military service.
Presenter: Richard Valdemar (Ret.), LASD
Panel Session: Ambushes: Mitigating the Threat
This panel of experts will identify and discuss red flags and tactical options available to police officers as they relate to ambush attacks.
Moderator: Dean Scoville, Associate Editor, POLICE Magazine
Panelists: Tim Hunter Sergeant (Ret.), Sacramento Police Department; Ron McCarthy (Ret.) Senior Supervisor & Assistant Commander, Special Weapons & Tactics, LAPD and Owner/Partner, R.M. McCarthy & Associates; Don Alwes, Lead Instructor, National Tactical Officers Association, and Robert J. O'Brien Sergeant (Ret.), Cleveland Police SWAT Unit and Founder, R.J. O'Brien Group, Ltd.
Keynote Presentation: New Force Science Findings into the Human Dynamics of Deadly Force and Other High Stress Encounters
Through ground-breaking research into the human dynamics involved in complex, rapidly unfolding force encounters, the Force Science Institute, founded and directed by Dr. Bill Lewinski, has had a profound impact on law enforcement. During his POLICE-TREXPO presentation, Dr. Lewinski will discuss the Institute's revolutionary findings relative to human performance under extreme stress, action/reaction timing, visual and auditory anomalies that surface during life-threatening scenarios, memory and recall challenges and other issues that can have a tremendous impact on the thoroughness and accuracy of investigations into officer-involved shootings and other force encounters.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bill Lewinski, Force Science Institute