2021 Conference Courses
2022 Courses to be Updated



Sheriff Michael Neal & Chief Jason Fitzwater

N&F Training


Engage the Shooter, inspired by the Club Pulse Incident

8-Hour Class

This course is inspired by the June 2016 incident in Orlando, Florida where 49 people were killed and 53 were injured by an active killer in a downtown nightclub. This course will consist of classroom, live fire range, live fire shoot house, and simunition force on force training. The course is designed to prepare officers responding to a critical incident and the UNKNOWN. This course will cover response, approach, communication, while dealing with an active killer incident. Students will be prepared for single man entry all the way up to a four man entry on an active killer. This course is geared to be a stimulus overload for the student to put them in the closest scenario possible to the real thing. Students will learn first hand from instructors who have been involved in active killer scenarios one of them being the Club Pulse incident. In a critical incident and officer is going to do two things. They are going to either rise to their level of training, or they are going to fall to their level of training. Our mission is to prepare them to rise to that level because in a critical incident you're going to revert back to your training. That's exactly what this class is built for. We will take the student and put them in real world scenarios where they will have to make split second decisions, under stress, with a stimulus overload, and push forward towards the threat and ENGAGE.

Equipment needed:

- Notepad and Pen - Duty belt, drop leg holster, battle belt - Handgun w/3 magazines - Rifle w/3 magazines - Vest or outer carrier - Helmet if you carry one for duty - Gloves if you carry them for duty - Training clothing and footwear - 150 rounds of frangible handgun and rifle ammunition - 150 rounds of frangible handgun and rifle ammunition. 50 rounds of simunition ammo (pistol or rifle) and simunition or other brand conversion kit for pistol or rifle - An open mind to learn something new and good attitude

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Keith Graham & Robin Brown

Threat Focused Training LLC

Threat focused pistol

8-Hour Class (COURSE FULL)

This isn't your stand on a firing line and shoot two handed tiny little groups. We'll teach you to survive gun play, not target shoot, shooting one handed from 6-15 feet, with and without movement. A majority of these skills were used by OSS agents and two US Army Ranger units.

Equipment needed:

Eye and ear protection; strong side belt holster [ no serpa holsters ], 3 mags minimum, 250 rds of 9mm

[ need to use a 9mm in this course ]. We will have 6 Glock 17's with 5 mags each for students available at no charge. First come first served on the loaners.

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David Standen

Safariland Training Academy

Use of Force Instructor Course

8-Hour Class

This  course focuses on Graham vs. Connor and utilizes additional recent court cases to gain a better understanding of what officers are allowed to do based on the actions of the subject. The instructors have designed this course to create the most comprehensive look at police use-of-force. This course will examine how the Graham vs. Connor Supreme Court decision assisted law enforcement. This course will discuss whether or not a Use of Force Model is a useful teaching tool and what trainers can do to make use of force training beneficial to officers using the proper teaching tools and tactics.

Equipment needed:

Pen and note taking material.


Jim Gilliland

Shadow Six

Advanced Sniper Course

8-Hour Class

Class will cover sniper mechanics
Shooting platforms and shooter rifle calibration

Equipment needed:

Sniper rifle, 200 rounds of ammunition, any and all sniper gear that you would bring to a call out.


CTS Instructor Cadre


Chemical Munitions Instructor & Impact Munitions Instructor

8-Hour Class - Note: These are two separate 8-hour classes (Chemical Munitions Thursday and Impact Munitions Friday)

Chemical Munitions Instructor Certification Course (CTS) This course includes classroom and range exercises. Information provided will include history of chemical agents, nomenclature of chemical agents, use of force considerations, hands on applications, training examples and legal considerations. Students will receive an instructor certificate from CTS at the completion of this course.


Impact Munitions Instructor Certification (Combined Tactical Systems) This course entails: •Tactical employment of munitions •Levels of Force •Physiological Effects of Specialty Munitions •Shot Placement •12 gauge, 37mm, and 40mm Specialty Munitions/Specifications •Less Lethal kinetic energy projectiles Deployment techniques

Equipment needed:


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Michael Warren

Command Presence Training

Leading Without Rank

8-Hour Class

The belief that officers must have rank to be considered leaders is a myth that has hindered our profession for too long. Traditional leadership programs have focused on those who have already been promoted, but what about those who haven’t? Some of the most effective leaders don’t have brass on their collars or stripes on their sleeves. Leading Without Rank was designed to inspire officers to seek out leadership opportunities within organizations and provide the skills and motivation to influence behaviors of those around them and influence the culture of their organization. We will focus on: The differences between authority vs. influence Inward Mindset vs. Outward Mindset Planning for personal and professional development How intentional effort leads to leadership success Leading yourself and taking ownership of your actions The art of unconditional respect

Equipment needed:

Pen and paper

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Derek Stephens

Rally Point Training Consulting

The Tactical O.O.D.A. Loop: Training & Survival

8-Hour Class

This course is an 8 hour classroom version of our hit O.O.D.A. Loop based Officer Survival seminar that has been specially crafted for the Indiana SWAT Officers Association. The Tactical O.O.D.A. Loop focuses on your most important and versatile tactical tool in your officer survival arsenal, your brain. Don't be fooled into thinking that the O.O.D.A. Loop is just a catch phrase, a proper understanding is vital for successful training and it's the foundation for officer survival. This course provides updated officer survival and mindset information associated with felonious assaults on our nation's law enforcement officers with a in depth focus on understanding and properly utilizing the O.O.D.A. Loop and long term memory encoding for proper performance and survival. Learn how to gain important physical and mental advantages over your adversary while understanding how your adversary may be trying to use your O.O.D.A. Loop against you. Learn key information on how to properly encode those hard earned life saving skills for an automatic response under stress while avoiding the pitfalls that lead to mental training scars that can easily lead to catastrophic failure. Additional information includes lessons learned from critical incidents, what it's like to be shot and more.

Equipment needed:

Pen and paper

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Jonas Polson

Tactical Options

Vehicle Threat and Maneuver Course

16-Hour Class

Tactical Options Vehicle Threat and Maneuver Course is a 16-hour training program designed to enhance a Law Enforcement Officer capability to execute when faced with an immediate threat in a vehicles confined space, exiting, to movement of alternate vehicle positions. Skillsets and motor skills are enhanced in series of progressive stages for the individual to understand necessary methods to rapidly move in, out, and around vehicles while engaging their weapon systems, effectively clear unknowns while utilizing cover to their advantage, apply split second decisions on placement of shots to either reduce / eliminate threats to determining routes of maneuvers. Officers will develop critical base line principles and procedural flows on employing individual to multi-officer maneuvers with communication skills and contingency considerations. Methods, principles, fundamentals and procedures taught have been proven worldwide in urban environments with high-risk due to the surrounding threat variable. This 2-day training program and course objectives includes: - Expeditionary Mindset and Threat Follow Through Actions - Equipment Vehicle Set Up, Mission Essential Equipment SOP Development, and Employment Techniques - Vehicle Engagement Methodologies - Weapon Transition, Magazine Changes / Tac-Mag Reloads Weapon Dynamic Safe Handling Techniques - Barricade / Vehicle Shooting Positions and Engagement Methods: Rollover Prone, Bend-Over Prone, Kneeling, Crouching, Confined Space Fundamental Application - Multiple Target Acquisition and Threat Reduction Methods - Ballistic Impacts on Glass and Vehicle Body Penetration Familiarization: Offensive vs Defensive - Engagement Methods on High Percentage vs Low Percentage Targets - Vehicular Engagement Maneuvers and Counter-Engagement Techniques - Single, Two Man, 4 Man Maneuver Drills and Procedural Flows - Weapons Malfunctions Drills, Clearance Procedures, and Threat Reduction Follow- Through - 3-Dimensional Threat Criteria and Problem Solving - Deliberate and Methodical Vehicle / Dead Space Clearance Procedures vs Hasty Maneuvers: Individual to Multi-Officer - Precision Fire and Maneuver TTPs and Communication Techniques: Individual / Collective Duties and Responsibilities - Care Under Fire and Casualty Movement (Limited) - Focal Cognitive Drills The Vehicle Threat and Maneuver Course is a intermediate to advanced course due to live fire iterations. All phases of live fires are progressive on the building blocks and each officer will be assessed on their capability to participate in each progressive block. Officers attending are expected in advance to be experienced in their weapons handling skills and weapons must be zeroed prior to arrival. There will be a short block to check zero and work weapon manipulation mechanics safely.

Equipment needed:

Required Equipment: - Functioning Carbine System with Sling - Functioning Pistol - Clear Ballistic Wrap Around Eye Protection (Oakley M-Frames or Similar are Most Recommended) - Body Armor with Plates, TacVest, Department Shooter's Kit - Hearing Protection (Electronic Noise Cancelling Most Recommended) - Carbine Belt and Pistol Magazine Carrier (Must Be Able to Hold Minimum of Two Pistol Magazines and One Carbine Magazine) - Carbine Magazine Chest Rig, Armor Carrier (Optional) - Pistol Holster: Drop Leg, OWB, or Chest Rig (Must have Retention System) (SERPA HOLSTERS NOT ALLOWED) - 5 Functional Carbine and 5 Functional Pistol Magazines - Spare Batteries on Mounted Optics for Either or Both Pistol and Carbine (Recommend Spare Batteries are Brought. None Will Be Provided) - Weapon Lubricant and Cleaning Kit - Folding or Camping Chair (Optional) - Water and Snacks - Weather Gear (Check weather) - Motivation and Determination


Ammunition: 600 Carbine Rounds 300 Pistol Rounds


Sam Todd

Black Cloud Operations


Liberty Dynamic Enhanced Diversionary Device Training Class

Instructor Level  Training In a one-day (6+ hr.) training session to certify law enforcement personnel in the purchase, possession, requirements, reloading, deployment, render safer procedures, storage, liability, shipping, and maintenance of the Enhanced Diversionary Device (E.D.D.) 


Training  within the training hours of instruction, the student will demonstrate knowledge of the enhanced diversionary device purchase, possession, requirements, reloading, deployment, render safe procedures, storage, liability, shipping, and maintenance processes by scoring 80% or higher on the written exam.

0 1    History

0 2    Nomenclature

0 3    Science

0 4    BATFE Regulations

0 5    Function and Safety Procedures

0 6    Reloading Procedures

0 7    Legal Terminology

0 8    Care and Maintenance

0 9    Familiarization Training


Equipment needed:

Eye and ear protection, full kit, gloves.

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Walter Martin

Norse Tactical


Introduction to Norse Structure Clearance Methods and Close Quarters Tactics - 8 Hour Course:

An introduction into the Norse principles-based system of conducting structure clearances and close quarters tactics. This course will introduce officers to a system that provides proven and tested principles for conducting structure clearances allowing for the individual officer to work as a thinking asset to the team regardless of number of personnel. The tactics provide officers the ability to control and mitigate threats during clearance operations within environments that range from permissive to non-permissive. 

Equipment needed:

SWAT/Duty/Training uniform, Full Kit (Body Armor), Duty rig with pistol w/light, Rifle w/light.


Mike Rogers & Kyle Miller

Skyfire Consulting


Introduction to Drones as SWAT Tool , 8-Hour Course:

This 8-hour course includes an overview of how drones (UAS) can be leveraged as a tactical tool. The first portion of the day will cover topics such as: understanding regulatory framework for flying as a public agency, aerodynamics and UAS components, flight modes and lighting and basic UAS tactics. The last half of the course will include hands-on flight training including basic UAS maneuvers such as camera and stick controls, RTH parameter setting, coordinated flight. The day will conclude with an outdoor to indoor search scenario involving breach and entry methods, operating from a protected environment, locating target inside structures and battery optimization tactics. Course is best suited for beginner drone pilots.

Equipment needed:

Pen, paper, or other note taking instruments


John Benner and Forrest Sonewald

The Tactical Defense Institute


Law Enforcement Knife Defense Instructor , 8-Hour Course:

This course presents officers with skills they need to effectively utilize a folding or fixed blade knife as a defensive tool to repel a lethal force attack. Contrary to most knife programs, this class is designed to address the realistic situations students are likely to face. The course introduces simple, effective movements that are easy to learn, court defensible and work well under stress. Topics covered include: knife selection, carry locations, legal issues, rapid deployment techniques, responses to life threatening physical assaults, knife techniques for handgun retention and dealing with multiple attackers. The course utilizes a combination of live cutting drills and force-on-force scenarios using training knives to ensure that students gain a high level of proficiency.


Equipment needed:

Clothing Requirements: Please wear loose fitting clothing. You MUST wear pants or shorts that have BELT-LOOPS and POCKETS. This is necessary for realistic training for the equipment that you carry. I.E. You carry a folding knife on the street so you need to practice deploying it from a pocket in training.


High Threat Response Model Overview

Fishers Police Department

High Threat Response Model Overview , 8-Hour Course:

This course will include 3.5 hours of classroom instruction followed by practical exercises to reinforce the system. Participants will be provided with products to take back to their agency. The High Threat Response Model was developed after Indianapolis suburban public safety agencies realized the need to synchronize public safety efforts during large scale incidents such an Active Assailant Incident (AAI) or hostile Mass Casualty Incident (MCI). This standardized response model was developed under the belief that few municipalities in the state can contain and address a large-scale hostile event without integrating adjacent jurisdictions. Using nationally recognized best practices and available After-Action Reports of real-world incidents we continue to evolve and address the dynamic threats that continue to plague our country. The High Threat Response Model has been forged into an adaptable, modular, and scalable public safety response model that is compatible with any active shooter tactics already in place at your agency (ALERRT, ALICE, etc.) The High Threat Response model is founded in NIMS/ICS doctrine but customized to the assets and resources of any agency and their surrounding municipalities. The framework is easily adapted to any public safety agency within the state, regardless of size.

Equipment needed:

Notepad and pen/pencil

8-Hour Classes (Saturday)

6-Hour Classes (Saturday - Sunday)


BK Blankchtein & Steve Almendarez

Masada Tactical


The Israeli Approach to Close Quarters Pistol/Rifle, 8-Hour Course:

This course will teach officers to survive the initial moments of a gun battle. Using the principles of Israel Point Shoot, officers will learn to FIGHT with their firearms at close proximity. This class will include stress inoculation drills and emphasize aggressive response to violent and life treating events. This is a physically demanding class.

Equipment needed:

Eye and ear protection -500 round pistol & 350 rifle ammunition -Service Pistol +three magazines -Patrol Rifle +2 Magazines -Sling and duty holster -Appropriate magazine holders -Water

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Adam Dennis

Safariland Training Group

Correctional Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Basic Instructor Course, 16-Hour Class:

Designed for operators and on-scene supervisors, this exciting program teaches
students how to operate in a high-risk correctional environment and handle unruly,
belligerent and dangerous inmates. It teaches tactics designed for a successful
outcome and prepares students to become instructors in those tactics.

Course topics include: team configuration Training and selection, Less lethal options available to CERT Teams,  Cell extractions, small and large room clearing and Hostage Rescue as well as large area disturbance control .

Equipment needed:

Ear Pro eye Pro gloves, Tactical kits worn for entry operations. Training red or blue guns (long guns and pistol).

2-Hour Classes (Saturday)

2-Hour Classes (Sunday)