2019 Conference Courses

16-Hour Classes (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Sheriff Michael Neal & Chief Jason Fitzwater

N&F Training


Critical Mindset for Counter Ambush on Law Enforcement

16-Hour Class

Mission Statement "To prepare you for the Unknown for when the Unthinkable Happens" Our course is real world training evolved around officers surviving Ambush scenarios. Since 2012 Ambush on Law Enforcement is up over 700%. We will overload your senses, mess with your OODA Loop, and put you in ambush situations and prepare to fight through and survive the Ambush. From Vehicle Ambush, Traffic Stop Ambush, Foot Pursuit Ambush, to Partner Down Ambush, and many more scenarios. Our class isn't for the weak minded or physically un-fit. You will constantly be moving, verbalizing, thinking, running, lifting and dragging. Our target systems move and make you think about the "Threat no Threat" situations. You won't find a better Counter Ambush training anywhere we guarantee that!!!

Equipment needed:

1.) A open mind and good attitude ready to learn.

2.) Patrol Duty Weapon and Rifle with three magazines for each

3.) 300 rounds for handgun and 100 rounds for rifle 4.) Eyes and Ears

5.) Long sleeve shirt and gloves are optional

6.) Duty Belt worn while at work and soft body armor or carrier worn while on duty

7.) A chair to sit during breaks.

Ron Holmes & Scott Puckett

Ryker USA, Inc.


Critical Thinking Critical Response Stress Training: Rifle, Pistol, Tourniquet, Sandbag

16-Hour Class

This course will serve many purposes all with the goal of making the Officers better at their profession when the training is complete. This 2 day course is designed to challenge the officers, both physically and mentally, while ensuring and reinforcing a strong fundamental marksmanship foundation and ensuring safety. We mention this because our course incorporates complex and realistic medical scenarios that will require your officers to train under simulated injury and duress. This course requires an open mind, a willingness to try something new, to be comfortable being uncomfortable, and the understanding that you are going to be pushed. Critical Thinking/Critical Response (CTCR) based scenarios will reinforce and improve upon existing employment skills designed to increase efficiency of movement for the individual officer. The CTCR scenarios will provide you with basic information. It does you no good if we tell you "how to do it". We cannot evaluate you and make you better if we don't know what you can do. This training is practical and beneficial to both uniformed and plain clothes officers. We will build you up to scenario based drills that will force you to live up to the old motto of "shoot move and communicate". This course will introduce you to the RYKER Grip and the RYKER Method of shooting, all of our rifle training requires the use of the RYKER Grip (demo grips will be provided, you will need available picitnny rail on the support side of your rifle). We will introduce you to the Brute Force Tactical Athlete Conditioning program at the beginning of each day and through out training. This course will provide TTP's for rifle to pistol transitions. We will refresh the officers with CCUF (Casualty Care Under Fire) and the proper use of a TQ's (training tourniquets will be provided). Once the TQ's are introduced they are "in play" at all times we are on the range (hint hint). Officers will be refreshed on shooting while wounded and put to the test. We will cover moving in and around vehicles. The purpose of this vehicle training is NOT TO SHOOT GLASS but focus on the threat, seeking cover and concealment, accurately returning fire and making the best critical decision. We will be shooting mostly steel for this course. The purpose is instant feedback on hits and personal round accountability. Every round you fire will end up in court, you cannot afford for any of them not to hit the desired target. We will push you physically with an elevated heart rate while engage targets accurately. This will speed you up to slow you down forcing you to focus on the fundamentals of marksmanship and returning effective accurate fire. The course is limited to 12 officers. This will allow us to maximize your time on the range. Along with provide you best instruction possible. Officers will be broken in to two teams of 6. Each team will then have an A and B element. This will work for rotations on drills but also allow us to create a friendly competition with in the course. We will have round counts load-outs for each drill. We will let you behind the curtain. We rarely will have you load your mags to capacity. This will force you to touch your equipment, run you out of ammo and push you to make critical decision faster. This course is physical and is designed to test your abilities. The sandbags you will become very familiar with will be 35 and 65 pounds. I mention this so it is not a surprise. We recommend no less than a gallon of water and bring food to snack on throughout the day. You are going to need the fuel. Each Training day will run 0830-1630. Our approach is simple—be clear, be professional, and treat the officers with respect! We will never say “our way is the only way” or “our way is the best way”. Instead, we will say “this is our way and this is why we like it”.

Equipment needed:

Rifle; (Must be zeroed), Sling, the ability to mount a RYKER Grip on the side of the rifle (Demo Grips will be provided) this will require 3" of picatinny rail. 3 Rifle mags, 6 is preferred (all mags should be marked for accountability), Pistol with holster (duty or concealed) 600 rifle rounds, 3 Pistol mags, 6 is preferred (all mags should be marked for accountability), 600 pistol rounds, Duty Radio or preferred communication device Eye Pro, Ear Pro, TQ (tourniquet holder), No less than 1 Gallon of water ,Snacks (chow is continuous and you are going to be burning a lot of calories), Sunscreen, Folding Chair, A lot of motivation, Anything else the officer needs to participate in the course and allow them to do their job.

Scott Wealing

Briggs Core Dynamics


Carbine Vitals

16-Hour Class

Carbine Vitals Dynamic shooting environments require the officer to be able to shoot, move and communicate effectively and in a timely manner. This rifle course works on all of those aspects. The officer will learn the importance of splitting the active shooters fire to make it less effective and maximizing the officers impact. Safety Malfunctions Economy of motion Barricade Shooting Bounding Transitions Reload on the Move Multiple Targets Scenario Driven Courses of Fire Stress Drills

Equipment needed:

Rifle and Pistol, 800 rifle rounds, 350 pistol rounds, 5 rifle mags (3 minimum), and 3 pistol mags. *Bring a sling for your rifle, mag pouches, pistol and duty holster with mag pouches. Ear and eye protection & body armor.

Jonathan Burke and Travis Yike

Next Level Combatives


Tactical Jiu-Jitsu

Training Program™️

16-Hour Class

Next Level Combatives has a program specifically designed for law enforcement officials. Our program teaches how to more effectively and efficiently apprehend non-compliant and/or aggressive suspects. Our Tactical Jiu-JItsu™(TJJ™) program is tailored strictly for those in the Law Enforcement industries who protect and serve others by selflessly putting themselves in harms way. This includes security teams, bodyguards, executive protection teams, corrections officers, federal agents and others. 

Equipment needed:

Duty belt with red/non-gun, tactical vest and all call out gear and gun belt, workout clothing, boots, and athletic shoes.

Lindsey Faudree & Adam Voydik

Advanced Medical Concepts


Tactical Medicine for Medical and Non-Medical LEO Operators

16-Hour Class

Advanced Medical Concepts, LLC, a Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (DVOSB) that provides specialized medical training since established in 2014. AMC provides data driven, leading edge training to medical personnel, primarily focused on the pre-hospital phase of medical care in both military and civilian environments. By utilizing a mix of civilian healthcare consultants, prehospital care professionals, and special operations medics, customized training solutions are afforded to their customers. AMC is an Authorized Flight Paramedic - Certified (FP-C) Review course, and Authorized Tactical Paramedic -Certified (TP-C), as well as Critical Care Paramedic-Certified (CCP-C) Review course training site recognized by the International Board for Specialty Certifications (IBSC).

Equipment needed:

None- The Tactical Paramedic Certification Book written by Mr. Faudree will be provided at no cost to the students. While not required, we encourage students to bring their personal tactical kit.

Mike Ayala

Shooter Performance Institute


Applied Energetics

Intro to Explosive Breaching

16-Hour Class

Applied Energetics will focus on breaching theory, methodology, and efficiency/economy of motion. Key points that will be covered during the course will be explosive safety on construction, transportation, carry, employment, Net Explosive Weight, Hasty vs. Deliberate, breach report, residual overpressure interior and exterior, ballistic breaching, thermal breaching and target analysis.

Equipment needed:

Full tactical kit, vest, helmet, gloves, pistol, rifle (no ammo needed), eye and ear protection. Any tactical gear you may need for a call out.

8-Hour Classes (Tuesday or Wednesday)

Sam Todd & Paul Canfield

Black Cloud Operations


Armored Vehicle Operations

8-hour Class

Armored Vehicles have become a necessity rather than a rarity with Tactical units. The vast variants of the units out there created the needed for this training. Many teams have Armor but have rarely used it to it’s potential. This lack the training or limited operational use can create liability issues to the their team and agency. The training cover the Armor’s capability, limitations, and safety issues when working in and around the units. The rescue operations, elevated Tactics, Breaching, less lethal and communications use with a vehicle that weighs between 15 and 20 tons must be addressed long before it is used operationally. Students will run dry and live fire drills and exercises in the operator and safety officer during the course time frame. Practical exercise participation will be required for successfully completion of the course.

Equipment needed:

All Tactical Operations Gear, Hearing and Eye Protection, Primary and Secondary Weapons with conversions  for NLTA, and 100 rounds for each Simunition or other NLTA systems, and Ballistic Shield (if Available)

Sgt. Jacob Taylor & Det. Kenny Dutschke 

Lawman Training and Consulting


2-man Structure-Problem Solving

8-Hour Class

 This 2 man structure clearing class is geared toward the smaller law enforcement agency who don't have the manpower or funding for a full or part-time tactical team. We'll focus on basic structure clearing principles that are easily adapted to your agency. The concept that everything is a room or a hallway. 2 man structure clearing is perfect for partners or co-workers who want to improve their skills and be safer, more effective on the job. Students will get multiple hands-on reps during this 8-hour class and leave with a plan for continued training to take back to their agency. Simple, predictable, and repeatable.

Equipment needed:

Regular duty gear Simunitions/UTM conversion kit for either rifle or pistol, 100 rounds of Sims/UTM ammo for either rifle or pistol,  gear and protective wear (wrap around eye protection is a must) This is an active class that will require physical effort.

8-Hour Classes (Saturday)

6-Hour Classes (Saturday - Sunday)

Distraction Device Instructor Course

8-Hour Class (April 23)

Attendees will learn about the safe deployment of Distraction Devices and how to present that information to their students. Topics such as * Distraction Device types and nomenclature/reloadable and non-reloadable devices/Command Initiated * Decibels/candela/PSI/overpressure * Handling/storage/rendering safe * Tactical deployment/safety considerations/policy and procedures *Criminal and civil liabilities Live-firing exercises/operational scenarios Instructor development to establish in-house/in-service training and documentation skills Will be addressed. Prerequisite & Required Equipment Each attendee must be in good physical condition and able to perform the practical exercises associated with tactical applications with the use of these products. The Safariland Training Group trains only sworn law-enforcement officers, correctional personnel or active military personnel.

Equipment needed:

* Eye and ear protection * Body armor is required for LLIMs, CHEM and DD programs * Duty gear normally utilized when deploying less lethal products * Flame-resistant gloves

Less Lethal/Impact Munitions Instructor

8-Hour Class (April 24)

Less Lethal Impact Munitions Instructor Program
Less Lethal Impact Munitions Weapons and munitions: 12ga./37mm/40mm/hand delivered
Tactical consideration in the use of impact munitions in crowd-control/dynamic-entry/hostage rescue/
barricaded-subject situations, Physiological/psychological effects Liability consideration/ policy and procedures, Blunt trauma/ballistics and energy Instructor development to establish inhouse/
in-service training and documentation skills

Equipment needed:

Eye and ear protection * Body armor is required for LLIMs, CHEM and DD programs * Duty gear normally utilized when deploying less lethal products * Flame-resistant gloves

Warren Musgrave & Mark Warren

Strategos International


Light Engagements Operators Course

8-Hour Class

This is not a flashlight shooting techniques course! Far from it. Developed over a 20-year period of interaction with regular and Special Forces military units, federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, this groundbreaking course exposes the operator to the foundational precepts associated with armed and unarmed confrontations associated with day and night operations. The core principles of low light CQB and low light CQC, conflict resolution: strategy, tactics, teamwork, proper individual bio-mechanics, timing, effective communication, and leveraging available equipment are presented and tested. We teach operators to implement flexible, fluid, flowing and unpredictable responses in dynamic environments. In this course we will demonstrate the power of light and how it can be used to create advantages in any encounter. Working in a team environment requires a higher level of understanding and discipline when using a lighting tool. some of the topics covered will be: correct us of lighting tools; functioning under duress; searching techniques; and working as a team. Each student will get a copy of the book: Strategies of Low Light Engagements

Equipment needed:

Training uniform (BDU's, etc) (2) High quality hand held flashlights with extra batteries Patrol/Tactical gear Duty/Tactical belt with holster (NO LIVE WEAPONS or AMMO) Rifle or Carbine with weapon light and sling (Remove the bolt prior to class) Personal safety equipment - knee pads, groin protection, gloves Note taking material

Petros Milionis

DAVAD Defense


Bilateral Pistol Shooting Techniques

8-Hour Class

This eight hour block of pistol training will focus on performing tactical speed shooting utilizing bilateral and single handed techniques. Single handed shooting is often overlooked in training and not focused upon. Strong/support side shooting and malfunction clearing will be covered in detail equally. Shooters will also learn to fire from unconventional positions utilizing various forms of cover.   Overall the course goal will be to have the student become proficient operating the pistol one handed. Class size will be limited to 12 students to maximize training.

Equipment needed:

Pistol with 500 rounds of ammunition and 5 magazines, Belt type holster with magazine pouches, No cross draw holsters. Knee/elbow pads, gloves. It is recommended to bring what would normally be worn on patrol.

High Risk Warrant Preparation

8-Hour Class

This course uses case histories and an interactive presentation to review options for serving a high risk warrant. During the presentation, experiences, regulations and tactics will be offered to support various options to consider when planning your next High Risk Warrant Service. Student will build plans for serving a warrant for numerous locations.

Equipment needed:

Pen and paper

Jim Gilliland

Shadow Six Consulting


Advanced Law Enforcement Sniper

8-Hour Class

This course will focus on varying distance multiple target engagements from alternate positions. The course of fire will simulate the necessity for rapid engagement during active threat type scenarios. The fundamentals of building a solid shooting platform will be covered and then combined with speed to get
rounds on target quickly. Most shooting will be done between 25-100 yards.

Equipment needed:

Pen/pencil & notebook * Ballistic vest * Eye
& ear protection * Hat with a brim * Gloves
* Duty Belt or thigh rig * Department issued
or personal pistol * Two (2) high-capacity or
three (3) single stack magazines for pistol
(w/ belt or vest carry system) * Department
issued or personal sniper rifle * Sling for the
sniper rifle * Two hundred (200) rounds of
deployment/match ammunition * Spotting
scope * Binoculars * All other items worn/
carried during a deployment

LT Mick Williams

Bloomington Police Department

Tactical Team Leader

8-Hour Class

This 8 hour block will give new team leaders the tools to make critical decisions in operations and proper leadership to team members outside of operations. We will discuss mental models for decision making, charactistics of good leaders, the roles of a team leader, factors that affect your decision making, and the mission based decision process.

Equipment needed:

Pen and paper.

John Benner & Forrest Sonewald

Tactical Defense Institute

Defensive Knife Instructor

8-Hour Class

This class is designed for law enforcement instructors to teach simple effective defensive techniques officers can use to protect themselves with a knife of their choice. Class includes knife types and selection Carry positions Knife deployment techniques Grips - forward vs reverse Cutting angles and targets Wound enhancement techniques Live cutting drills The knife as a weapon retention tool Deployment under stress scenarios Practical exercises Care, cleaning and sharpening

Equipment needed:

Knife or knives of choice Training knife if they have one. Trainers will be available for use on site Duty gear belt along with a red or blue gun if possible. TDI will have a variety of red and blue guns on site. Eye protection

Insp. Thomas Dirlam (ret.)

Michigan Dept of State Police, Below 100 National Instructor

Below 100, Train the Trainer

8-Hour Class

Course Goal:

Provide training for officers to deliver the Below 100 training in an attempt to reduce line of duty deaths and injuries through lecture involving the following tenets of the program:
• Wear your belt
• Wear your Vest (body armor/high visibility vest)
• Watch your speed
• WIN! – What’s Important Now?
• Remember – Complacency Kills! 

Course Objectives:

Provide train to the trainer instruction to deliver the Below 100 program in an attempt to reduce line of duty

Equipment needed:

Pen and paper.

2-Hour Classes (Saturday)

2-Hour Classes (Sunday)


P.O. Box 1146 • Vincennes, Indiana 47591