TRAINING & EVENTS

ATOA Sponsored – Vehicle Sniper Hide Course

VEHICLE SNIPER HIDE COURSE

MAY 14, 2021 0800 – 1800 HRS

HOSTED BY: TUCSON POLICE DEPARTMENT SWAT

TPD RANGE: 10001 S WILMOT RD, TUCSON AZ

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This tactics-based course will cover the fieldcraft involved with creating and deploying from a vehicle hide.

TOPICS COVERED:
Building an effective hide inside your vehicle Overwatch for undercover operations Overwatch for warrant service operations Hasty sniper deployment during fluid events Mobile sniper / observer platform
Hiding in plain sight
Shooting from inside your vehicle
Multiple target engagements
Live scenarios / practical application of tactics High instructor:student ratio

Instructors: Jeff Chang and Todd Bisacchi both bring a wealth of operational experience, having deployed in a sniper role in both military and law enforcement capacities. Todd and Jeff also instruct at various other sniper schools around the country.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:-  PRECISION RIFLE (ZEROED)

–  250 + ROUNDS OF AMMO

–  TRIPOD

–  SOFT SUPPORT (BAGS)

–  EYE / EAR PROTECTION (DOUBLE UP)

–  VEHICLE SUITABLE FOR DEPLOYMENT

–  **YOU WILL BE SHOOTING FROM YOUR OWN VEHICLE**

SUGGESTED:

– RANGE FINDER

– BINOCULARS

– SUPPLIES FOR YOUR HIDE BUILD-OUT WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING THE COURSE.

-FEEL FREE TO BRING ANY MATERIALS YOU WOULD LIKE TO USE.

PLEASE CALL CALL/TEXT/EMAIL WITH ANY EQUIPMENT ISSUE

REGISTRATION:
CONTACT DAVID NORMAN 480.322.9056 DAVIDNORMAN@TRUKINETICS.COM WWW.TRUKINETICS.COM

$350 PER SHOOTER DUE BY MAY 10, 2021 COURSE IS LIMITED TO 12 SHOOTERS

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TRAINING & EVENTS

ATOA Sponsored – Intro to the LVPO by Trukinetics

INTRO TO THE LPVO

MAY 27 – 28, 2021 0800-1800 HRS

LOCATION: CASA GRANDE PD RANGE
2766 S Isom Rd, Casa Grande, AZ

COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to Low Power Variable Optics on a semi-auto rifle platform. Any make/model of LPVO is welcome.

This course is supported by EOTECH
** EOTECH Vudu 1×6 optics and mounts are available for use in the course. Inquire soon, numbers are limited **

TOPICS COVERED: Exploring the wide range of capabilities the LPVO offers the shooter.

  • –  Engagements from 5 yards to 500 yards
  • –  Positive target ID
  • –  Target to target transitions
  • –  Reading your reticle
  • –  Mounting and Zeroing procedures
  • –  Rapid optic manipulations
  • –  Positional shooting
  • –  First focal plane vs second focal plane

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:

  • RIFLE / CARBINE
  • LOW POWER VARIABLE OPTIC, ANY MAKE/MODEL, 1-4X THROUGH 1-10X
  • EOTECH VUDU 1 X 6 OPTIC AND MOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE IF NEEDED!
  • 600 + ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION
  • 3+ MAGAZINES / POUCHES
  • EYE / EAR PROTECTION

SUGGESTED:
– GLOVES – KNEE PADS
– BACKPACK
– HAT / SUNSCREEN

REGISTRATION:

DAVID NORMAN 480.322.9056

DAVIDNORMAN@TRUKINETICS.COM

WWW.TRUKINETICS.COM $350 PER SHOOTER

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MESA SWAT HRT School 4/6-4/9/2020

This annual school has been an integral component in our training and member selection.  The school is successful because students like you have chosen to attend and give maximum effort for 4 straight days.  The training tempo is high, and instructors work hard to impart training based on our experience.

Our upcoming HRT School is scheduled for April 6 through April 9, 2020. The school will commence at 0800 hours on April 6 at our Special Operations Building.

This school is considered advanced and students should have experience on their agencies SWAT team and substantial tactical ability.  The training days, while defined and reasonable in duration, are demanding.  Substantial levels of fitness are expected. 

To attend you must be a member of your agencies’ Tactical Unit and have approval from your Tactical Commander in order to attend.  Non-tactical team officers may also attend with approval from their department’s Tactical Commander and approval from us.  Please have your Tactical Commander email me from his/her agency email account with their approval to attend.  Travis.Gribble@mesaaz.gov.   

Training topics include:

Hostage Rescue Overview

Hostage Rescue Tactics

Post Assault Procedures

Diversion Devices

Team Movement Single/Multi Room

Hallways/Stairs

Breaching

Sniper Initiated/Coordinated Entries

Live Fire House

Single/Multiple Suspects/Hostages

Hasty/Emergency Rescues

Planned Deliberate Rescues

There are several lodging accommodations in the area.  Students are encouraged to bring their lunch/food if possible, every day.  This increases our training time.

Ms. Bonnie Scaccia Special Operations/SWAT Support Specialist Bonnie.scaccia@mesaaz.gov

All questions administrative in nature including payment should be directed to our SWAT Support Specialist, Ms. Bonnie Scaccia. 

The cost to attend is $450 per person or $400 for Arizona Tactical Officers Association members.  Each attending agency is responsible for tuition, travel, lodging, per diem, and equipment expenses of its attending members associated with this training.  Please send tuition money as soon as your enrollment is confirmed.  A check payable to the Mesa Tactical Team is acceptable.  Again, all payments are handled by Ms. Scaccia. 

All questions tactical in nature regarding the school including equipment should be directed to the MPD SWAT Officer in Charge of the HRT School.  Please contact Officer Daryl Woodward early if you have equipment needs so he can assist well before the school starts. 

Officer Daryl Woodward #15726 Daryl.Woodward@mesaaz.gov

Please refer to the following pages for equipment requirements and other important information. 

Each member attending training is required to have:

Department SWAT Duty Uniform

Body Armor and Ballistic Helmet

Nomex Gloves

Primary Weapon AR-15 style or equivalent

Secondary Weapon Semi-Auto pistol

Lights attached to both weapons

Appropriate Tactical Footwear

APR (Gas Mask)

Hat for Range Training

Eye and Ear Protection

Weapons and Ammunition

Instruction is based heavily around the AR-15 style of weapon and common US law enforcement semi-automatic handguns.

Force on Force (Simunition) scenarios are prevalent at this school.  Please bring your own force on force (Simunition) weapons.  Contact the Officer Daryl Woodward if you need to borrow these training weapons.

Below is a list of required equipment and ammunition Per Student.  Any questions contact Officer Daryl Woodward. 

  1. Primary weapon (M4 style) with Sling + 3 magazines with 1000 total rounds of ammo. 800 training rounds and 200 frangible.  Frangible must not be jacketed.
  2. Handgun with holster + 3 magazines with 1000 total rounds of ammo. 800 training rounds and 200 frangible.  Frangible must not be jacketed.
  3. Breaching shotgun (if you have one)
  4. 4 Diversionary Devices. (Per student)
  5. 12 Diversionary Device “poppers.”
  6. 300 – UTM marking rounds for your force on force weapons.  PER STUDENT PER WEAPON SYSTEM
    1. Please bring to registration

Any questions please call our Support Services Specialist or the MPD SWAT Officer in Charge of the school.

Please pay special attention to the following final page of this letter.

Thank you

SAFETY AND WEAPONS STANDARDS

We believe safety is our priority and we expect it to be the same for our students.  At the beginning of each day we will issue a safety brief and attendance is mandatory.  If a student misses this brief he may not be allowed to participate.  The safety brief will be similar to the following:

Daily Safety Brief Four Firearms Safety Rules All weapons are loaded Finger straight along the frame until on target and decided to fire Don’t point weapon at anything you don’t intend to kill or destroy Know your backdrop and beyond Applies equally to Simunition weapons Know where your team is when searching.  Don’t clear into team. See Rule #4Load and Unload all weapons safely near berm or approved backdrop. All muzzles (Simunition weapons apply) shall be pushed past fellow officers with no chance for officers in front to step into your line of fire. Everyone is responsible for safetyAll violations are grounds for removal from course Emergency Medical Plan in case of injury

Students are expected to be proficient with their primary weapon (AR-15/M4 style) and handgun before the HRT School.  Clothing shall be tactical style in nature, long pants, and appropriate shoes. No shorts are allowed.

Please remember the HRT School involves periods of high intensity work involving running, carrying extra weight and gear and long working hours. 

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CONFERENCES

11th Annual ATOA Tactical Conference & Vendor Show – October 28-29, 2021

Location

Christ Church of the Valley
CCV 7007 W. Happy Valley Rd.
Peoria, AZ 8538

Conference Registration is now OPEN!!!!!!!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-atoa-tactical-conference-and-cnt-competition-tickets-169860883475

Vendor Registration is now OPEN!!!!!!

https://shows.map-dynamics.com/aztoatraining2021/?register

See which Vendors have already registered and where they are located!!!!

https://homebase.map-dynamics.com/aztoatraining2021/floorplan

Host Hotel is the Drury Inn Happy Valley

https://www.druryhotels.com/bookandstay/newreservation/?groupno=2448344

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10th Annual Training Conference October 24-25, 2019

Location

Christ Church of the Valley
CCV 7007 W. Happy Valley Rd.
Peoria, AZ 85383

Conference Schedule

0700-0900     Registration and Vendor Show w/ Continental Breakfast

0900-0930    Opening Ceremonies, ATOA General Business Meeting and Association Updates

0930-1230      LAPD De-Briefs: Trade Joe’s HRT, Aerial Platform Shooting and SWAT Officer Down. Officer Ben Santero and Officer Rene Gonzalez – LAPD

1230-1430       Luncheon and Vendor Show

1430-1630       Las Vegas Metro SWAT De-Brief: Bus Barricade on the Strip – Officer James Rothenburg – Las Vegas Metro SWAT

FX Tactical Members Only BBQ at FX Tactical located at 8948 W Cactus Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381. The event will start at 5:30 pm with special raffle prizes and discounts offered in the store. 
 
Friday
0700-0800 Registration and Vendor Show w/ continental breakfast

0800-1100       Orange County Sheriff’s Department, CA De-Brief: Multi-faceted HRT Deployment. Sergeant Michael Perez and Deputy Shawn Riley – Orange County Sheriff’s Department SWAT.

1100-1300       Lunch on Campus with Vendor Show

1300-1500      Arizona Department of Public Safety De-Brief: ShowLow Incident. Sergeant Neil Brooks and Trooper Brandon Powell- Arizona Department of Public Safety SWAT

1500-1700 Phoenix Police Department De-Brief: TBA

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2019 NTOA CONFERENCE – CRISIS NEGOTIATIONS CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 19-22

The conference will be hosted in Scottsdale. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend numerous thought-provoking seminars taught by some of the leading crisis negotiations instructors in the country. Timely incident debriefs will be presented by those who were there. Join us at the Embassy Suites on Nov. 19-22, 2019 for a high-quality training event that will enhance your negotiations tactics, sharpen your leadership skills and promote professionalism in crisis negotiations.

Click here to register.

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